Health

  • Amanda Bynes Leaves Psychiatric Treatment Facility, Is Spotted Wandering Around L.A.

    Just days after a judge ruled to extend her involuntary commitment for at least another month, the troubled 28-year-old was photographed walking around Los Angeles by herself on Thursday night.

    Yahoo Celebrity
  • Oregon woman visits Grand Canyon ahead of planned assisted suicide

    (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Oregon woman with terminal brain cancer has ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video released this week that she might end her life through assisted suicide in a couple of days. Brittany Maynard was diagnosed in January with a glioblastoma brain…

    Reuters
  • Don’t Want All That Halloween Candy? Your Dentist Will Take It

    Good news for parents, sad for kids: Dentists will gladly buy all that extra Halloween candy for $1 a pound.

    Takepart.com
  • Google updates flu trends to better predict spread of illness

    Google is updating the software model it uses to estimate the spread of the flu to improve its accuracy, so that public health officials can quickly respond to outbreaks.

    San Jose Mercury News
  • The US Health Department is using iBeacons to make its employees walk more

    The US Department of Health and Human Services has installed several iBeacons and other wireless transmitters throughout its headquarters building in Washington, D.C. that send employees alerts encouraging them to "take the long way back to their desks," and hydrate more, as Bloomberg reports. The…

    The Verge
  • 4 Health-Related Reasons to Make Salmon for Dinner

    Salmon fillets are good for your... ears? Yep, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, found in favor of consuming any type of fish—from salmon to tuna—to keep your ears sharp. Here are three more reasons to pick…

    Yahoo Food
  • Could breathing differently change how people climb mountains?

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A brief new report claims that using a breathing technique based on Tibetan Buddhist tradition, 26 inexperienced mountain climbers made it up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa in 48 hours while avoiding acute mountain sickness. They were trained to take quick…

    Reuters
  • Care for Health Care?: A new initiative is on the...

    A new initiative is on the move to make D.C. a global medical tourist destination. By next month, efforts will be made to negotiate with a potential contractor on the best ways to market health offerings like specialized cancer treatments...

    Curbed DC
  • Self-Care in the Time of Chaos

    Work, clean, workout, kids, career, groceries, spouses, bills, friends, commitments, and repeat.Whether you're married or single, there doesn't seem to be much time for self-care anymore.Those tiny quiet moments we used to enjoy at stop lights, commuting on trains, and waiting for appointments are…

    Huffington Post
  • The mysterious science of hiccups: Why we get them and how to stop them

    Pretty much everyone has had a case of the hiccups at one point or another. "We still don't know what hiccups do, and our cure for them hasn't improved since Plato," says Robert Provine. One problem, Provine notes, is that hiccups have been difficult to study: "You can't just go into the lab and…

    Vox.com
  • Researchers in Oregon identify autism-risk genes

    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Researchers in Oregon say they have identified 27 genes that may cause autism, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature. The research at Oregon Health and Science University has the potential to create a screening tool for parents…

    Reuters
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    'DWTS' Derek Hough surprises sick kids for Halloween

    'Dancing With The Stars' coach Derek Hough visits sick patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to give them a Halloween treat.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • Quarantine theater

    What level of risk to Ebola infections can Americans be expected to tolerate? "Zero" is a comforting answer, especially when an exotic disease has a cinematic impact on the collective imagination. It was in pursuit of zero that Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo this week imposed a mandatory,…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Americans Still Struggling with Unhealthy Debt of Medical Bills

    Although the government has tried to make health care more affordable for many, a good number of household in this country still are grappling with stifling medical debt.

    TheStreet.com
  • $3 billion deal lifts Aviv REIT shares

    The two companies own hundreds of nursing facilities with tens of thousands of beds.

    USA TODAY
  • Police harass Kenyan patients and clinics as abortion battle heats up

    By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police threats against patients and medics they accuse of giving "illegal abortions", coupled with reversals in Kenyan policies, are stirring fears likely to reduce access to safe abortions, campaigners said. Doctors and nurses say police…

    Reuters
  • After the Wearing of the Pink, the Journey Continues

    In my last post, "Finding the Way Back to Normal After Breast Cancer: A Lesson in Invisible Fences," I promised to continue where I left off and talk about the process of healing and of re-establishing physical, mental and emotional norms after treatment. Here, on the last day of Pink-tober, it…

    Huffington Post