Health

  • An exercise scientist told us the biggest mistake people make when they decide to eat healthy

    Ban gluten. Say good-bye to sugar. Give up carbs. No matter what diet you pick, the problem...

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  • Should you walk or run for exercise? Here's what the science says.

    Welcome to Dear Julia, a weekly column where readers can submit everyday health questions on anything from the science of hangovers to the mysteries of back pain. Julia Belluz will sift through the research and consult with experts in the field to figure out how science can help us live happier and…

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  • Genomic Health reports 2Q loss

    On a per-share basis, the Redwood City, California-based company said it had a loss of 29 cents. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ...

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  • Only two Ebola cases reported in past week, but risks remain - WHO

    Guinea and Sierra Leone each recorded a single cases of Ebola in the past week, putting a year-end goal of ending the deadly epidemic within reach, although risks remain, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Tight surveillance and tracing contacts of infected people remain crucial,…

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  • It’s almost impossible to stop Google and Facebook from knowing about your health-related searches

    Keeping Google and Facebook from knowing about your health-related Internet searches is not easy. SciLogs directs our attention to a new study conducted by Tim Libert at the Annenberg School for Communication that found “91% of health-related pages relay the URL to third parties, often unbeknownst…

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  • Arizona man accused of decapitating wife emits howl in court

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man who authorities say decapitated his wife and two dogs and gouged his own eye out let out a moaning howl in court after a prosecutor told a judge what the man had allegedly done, according to video released Monday.

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  • Better Health, By Design

    By Ravi Sarpatwari, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown UniversityThis post was originally published on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience.How do bottles of Coca Cola reach even the most remote regions of the world, while essential medicines for…

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  • Doping scandal comes as 'zero' surprise to NZ's Willis

    Revelations that hundreds of endurance runners returned suspect samples in anti-doping tests over an 11-year period came as "zero" surprise to Olympic 1,500 meters silver medalist Nick Willis. The New Zealander finished third at the 2008 Beijing Games but was eventually promoted to second after…

    Reuters
  • Under attack: Planned Parenthood fight hits Congress

    Reproductive health service Planned Parenthood, under attack by anti-abortionists posting hidden-camera videos online, will be the focus of a partisan showdown Monday in the U.S. Senate, with any wider influence on voters from the charge still unclear. Congressional Republicans are trying to cut…

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  • The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

    As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there's one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal. The available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows tobacco,…

    Vox.com
  • Blue Shield of California owes $82.8 million in Obamacare rebates

    Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California owes $82.8 million in rebates to consumers and small employers under requirements of the federal health law.

    Los Angeles Times
  • US regulator approves first drug made with 3-D printer

    The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 mg per tablet. It said the product is a "porous formulation" that dissolves with just a sip of liquid, making it convenient for people who have trouble swallowing pills or for getting children to take…

    AFP
  • Sangamo Biosciences Shares Tumbled 17% In July

    Sangamo Biosciences could revolutionize patient care, but its shares come with big time risk.

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    Why Walking And Weight Loss Go Hand In Hand

    Ashley has tips on the proper technique to maximize your walking workout.

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  • Reddick doubtful for Monday, but not concerned about back

    OAKLAND Josh Reddick is listed as doubtful for Mondays game, but neither he nor As manager Bob Melvin sounded overly concerned about the outfielders back injury. Reddick left Sundays game against Cleveland with tightness in his lower back stemming from a running catch he made in the top of the…

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  • Shire offers to buy Baxter drug spinoff for $30 billion

    The Irish drugmaker Shire is offering to buy Baxalta for about $30 billion in stock as it attempts to solidify its strengthening position in rare disease treatments. Shire first made its offer on July ...

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  • Cycling-American Danielson fails doping test

    American Tom Danielson has revealed he failed a doping test for synthetic testosterone but the Cannondale-Garmin rider denies taking a banned substance. "While I was eating dinner with my team the night before Tour of Utah I received a call from USADA notifying me that a out of competition test I…

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  • Picking Painkillers: Treating What Hurts Without Triggering an Addiction

    Here's one way you, or a member of your family with access to your medicine cabinet, could get high on the narcotic you were prescribed to treat pain: "You take your medication, you extract the active opioid, and you inject it," explains Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug…

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  • The alarming rate of suicide in US jails

    Why would someone in jail for a minor charge kill herself? The question has popped up in reaction to Sandra Bland's death, which authorities claim is a suicide (and family members dispute). The suicide rate in local jails is nearly 3.7 times the national rate.

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