Health

  • EXCLUSIVE: Valerie Harper In a Coma, Source Says

    After Valerie Harper was rushed by ambulance to the hospital Wednesday night, a source close to the family tells ET that her family says she is now in a coma. The 75-year-old actress was found unconscious backstage at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, where she was performing in the musical, Nice…

    ETonline
  • A 10-year study points to something disturbing that happens to a lot of kids who are cool in high school

    Teenagers are notoriously rebellious by nature, but most of us eventually grow out of that naive...

    Business Insider
  • Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

    LONDON/GENEVA, July 31 (Reuters) - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective. Initial results from the trial, which tested Merck and NewLink Genetics'…

    Reuters
  • Anthem's good intentions get lost in aggressive telemarketing

    Joseph Goldstein received a call the other day at his West Los Angeles home from someone claiming to represent his insurer, Anthem Blue Cross.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Another 50 Years: Protecting Medicaid and Medicare

    Fifty years ago, the idea of creating a social health care safety net was far from a sure thing. When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicaid and Medicare into law on July 30, 1965, it was amidst much controversy regarding whether the government should involve itself in health insurance.…

    Huffington Post
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    Ebola virus facts (7 photos)

    Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases. The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or…

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  • Food4Patriots Warns Picnic and Cookout Hosts to Keep Food Safe

    One in six Americans becomes ill from foodborne diseases annually. Food4Patriots encourages Americans to stock up on nutritious and affordable food for an emergency NASHVILLE, TN / ACCESSWIRE / July 30, ...

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  • 70,000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis: UNICEF

    More than 70,000 Liberian babies were born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, UNICEF said Friday. With maternity wards across the country forced to close last year as…

    AFP
  • Valerie Harper Discharged After Hospitalization 

    Valerie Harper has been discharged from the hospital.

    Access Hollywood
  • Illinois college to drop health coverage over contraception mandate

    An evangelical Christian college in Illinois will stop providing health insurance to students on Friday because of its objection to the Obamacare mandate to provide contraceptive coverage, a legal group representing the school said on Thursday. The decision affects about 500 of 3,000 students at…

    Reuters
  • AstraZeneca (AZN) Earnings Report: Q2 2015 Conference Call Transcript

    The following AstraZeneca (AZN) conference call took place on July 30, 2015, 07:00 AM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call:

    TheStreet.com
  • Defense, DA argue reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie…

    Associated Press
  • Should You Take a Multivitamin?

    Part 1 of 2Up to two-thirds of adults use supplements on a regular basis despite the fact that many authorities say they should not:"Vitamins are correlated with an increased risk of diseases such as cancer... stop taking vitamins." Dr. David Agus does a good job summing up the conventional stance…

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    Tim Tebow's Strange, But Impressive Workout

    Tim Tebow patiently waited for anther shot at an NFL career. Thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles, Timmy is getting his second chance and it's obvious the quarterback is putting in some serious work as he tries to make the team's roster. During a recent workout at an Arizona gym called Performance…

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  • SNHD Shuts Down D’aure Tacos El with Two Imminent Health Hazards

    The food truck got a B grade in April. D’aure Tacos El, the food truck, was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District with two imminent health hazards after a re-inspection on Saturday, July 25. The food truck’s initial inspection in April resulted in a 19-demerit B grade.

    Eater Vegas
  • 5 things to know about filthy water awaiting Rio Olympians

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Associated Press commissioned a study of the virus and bacteria levels in the waters where Olympic athletes will compete next year in Rio de Janeiro. The testing found dangerously high levels of pathogens from human sewage waste.

    The Associated Press
  • Health fallout from Fukushima mainly mental: studies

    The most lasting health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will likely be psychological not physical, according to a trio of studies published Friday in The Lancet. The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in March 2011, provoked by a massive earthquake and tsunami, is one of only five…

    AFP
  • The Sugar Industry Is Pissed About the FDA's Proposed Labeling

    The FDA is proposing changes to nutrition labels that would emphasize the crazy amounts of sugar many processed foods contain — and according to a report by Fortune, the sugar industry is none too happy. The proposed changes would mean nutritional labels must "not just state how much sugar is in a…

    Eater