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  • Why vitamin D pills are probably worthless for most people

    At some point in the last decade, screening blood for vitamin D levels became a routine part of medical care. Take a vitamin D test. What's more, there is no good evidence that treatment for insufficiency (again, in otherwise healthy adults) leads to clinically important health benefits.

    Vox.com
  • Feds Warn Against Surgery Device That Can Actually Spread Cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients. The Food and Drug Administration is updating its April safety warning, now…

    Huffington Post
  • Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Scott Disick Checks into Rehab on Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons

    Scott Disick was shown deciding to enter rehab on the new episode of Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons on Sunday, Nov. 23, after repeated troubles with substance abuse -- get all the details

    Us Weekly
  • For rural veterans with PTSD, telemedicine may help

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – For the many veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who don’t have access to a trained mental health care team, connecting with such a team remotely by phone and video chats may help, a new study suggests. At least 500,000 veterans in the Veterans…

    Reuters
  • Helmets, engine size important in child deaths on ATVs

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Child deaths from crashes of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which dipped after 1985, began to climb again around 2001, and 12- to 15-year-olds accounted for more than half of all fatalities, according to a new study of Consumer Product Safety Commission data. The…

    Reuters
  • HHS chief wants more Obamacare transparency

    The head of the Health and Human Services Department wants senior staff to meet about and suggest ways to increase "transparency" at that department.

    CNBC
  • Humana (HUM) Rises on ACO with Summit Medical Group

    With the announcement of yet another Accountable Care agreement, this time with Summit Medical Group, health and wellbeing company Humana Inc.'s (HUM) shares gained 0.2% to close at $136.42 in the last ...

    Zacks
  • A Father-To-Be Taste-Tests Baby Food

    By: Andy KryzaI firmly believe that in order to be a proper caregiver, it's important to fully understand what your dependents are eating. When I got a puppy, I felt it was my duty to taste the snacks my best friend most enjoyed. Now, with my lovely wife expecting our firstborn, it became my…

    Huffington Post
  • Boutique fitness studios harden bodies with personalized approach

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boutique studios that offer a more personal approach to fitness and a softer ambience than big box gyms are a growing part of the $22.4 billion U.S. industry. IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association that is the trade association…

    Reuters
  • Novartis' Psoriasis Drug Cosentyx Backed for EU Approval

    Novartis' (NVS) Cosentyx is a step closer to EU approval with the CHMP giving a favorable opinion for the first-line treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients.

    Zacks
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    Sebelius Swears ‘We Were Very Forthright’ About Obamacare

    Former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who infamously presided over HealthCare.gov’s flop, swore Monday that her administration was “forthright with the American public” about Obamacare. Sebelius said on CNN’s “New Day,” “We were very forthright with the American public — I…

    Wochit
  • Can the Radio Save Lives?

    In rural Burkina Faso, a few hours north of the country’s capital, local radio station Voice of the Farmer broadcasts a two-hour nightly program to nearby towns and surrounding villages. It’s here that host DJ Yampa welcomes listeners to Between Us, a soap opera–style drama featuring four actors…

    Takepart.com
  • Customer Service Trumps Health at a Top-Rated Hospital

    I normally discuss women's issues here, but I have a different concern this time. My failure to adequately manage my health, while putting in long hours to get my startup off the ground, landed me in the hospital three weeks ago. I'm fine now, I'm back to work, and I'm grateful for the doctors'…

    Huffington Post
  • 5 quick things you can do today to boost your creativity

    1. Want to be more creative? Get happy.

    The Week (RSS)
  • Merck, Iowa firm sign Ebola vaccine licensing deal

    Merck & Co., a top creator and seller of vaccines, has joined the fight against Ebola, the often-fatal hemorrhagic virus that's been ravaging parts of West Africa for months. Merck, based in Whitehouse ...

    Associated Press
  • Avivagen Announces Results from Efficacy Studies of Natural Alternative to Antibiotic Use in Swine and Poultry

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO / ACCESSWIRE / November 24, 2014 / Avivagen Inc. (TSXV: VIV, OTC Pink: CHEXF) announces preliminary results of independently conducted studies of the livestock utility of OxC-beta, a fundamentally ...

    Accesswire
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    Pot Does This To Your Brain - DNews

    Have you ever wondered what exactly marijuana does to your brain? Crystal breaks down what happens.

    DNews