Health

  • Born Without Arms or Legs: The Secret Legacy of Thalidomide

    One of the horrific and still negligently under-reported legacies of the Baby Boom era was the widespread use of thalidomide by pregnant women, which led to countless, yet still vastly undocumented, cases of children born in the United States and abroad with severe deformities, including the lack…

    Huffington Post
  • 9 Great Foods For Weight Loss

    SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comForget counting calories or fat grams, or filling your pantry with “diet” foods or drinks. If you want to control your weight, try eating these.Read more from Grandparents.com:8 ways to lose weight without really tryingHow to eat healthy at your favorite restaurants7…

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  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #8: Megan Johnson

    Images via Raquel Zaldivar No one struts it down a slackline like Megan Johnson, our final Hottest Trainer contestant. Not only is she the co-founder of Slackroduo, a fitness brand she created with...

    Racked Miami
  • Here's What's Going On With Obamacare Premium Increases

    Health insurance premiums are going to skyrocket under Obamacare next year, maybe even double! No, wait -- they're only increasing a little, and less than before Obamacare! No, wait -- they're … decreasing in some places?The crucial question about the second year of enrollment on the Affordable…

    Huffington Post
  • Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

    It's long been known that the older you get, the less you sleep. There are many proposed reasons for why this happens, and they include new medications, psychological distress, retirement or simply the theory that the elderly need less sleep. But a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical…

    Huffington Post
  • The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history in one chart

    Since the first known Ebola outbreak in 1976, the virus' attack on West Africa this year has been the worst ever. The current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has several pieces dedicated to Ebola, including this one in which the authors chart the outbreak's exponential growth: In the…

    Vox.com
  • Lilly psoriasis drug fares well in late-stage test

    Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. said its potential psoriasis treatment fared better than both a fake drug and a competitor's product during late-stage testing on patients with the most common form of the skin ...

    Associated Press
  • Your ramen habit could be hurting your heart

    Instant ramen is cheap, tasty, and filling. But it could also cause serious health problems.

    The Week (RSS)
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    Chris Pratt Visits Children's Hospital Los Angeles In Costume As Star-Lord From Guardians Of The Galaxy

    Chris Pratt doesn't just play a hero—he is one! The actor worked with Marvel and Children's Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for patients, families and staff at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday. While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and…

    Wochit
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #6: Liu Gross

    Welcome to Racked Chicago's search for Chicago's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile eight smoking locals and fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing, too. Once you've gotten to know...

    Racked Chicago
  • Auxilium drug found effective against cellulite in mid-stage study

    (Reuters) - Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc said two doses of its drug to smoothen cellulite were statistically significant in a mid-stage study, sending its shares up 4.7 percent in premarket trading. Auxilium said 68 percent of the patients given a mid and high dose of CCH, already marketed as…

    Reuters
  • Retire in Style at a Continuing Care Retirement Community

    Continuing care retirement communities offer a resort-like setting and care when you need it.

    Kiplinger
  • Drug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — As the nation's drug czar continues to warn people about the potential death and destruction from substance abuse, he's also encouraging them to tell their stories about treatment and recovery. Usually he starts with himself.

    Associated Press
  • How One Man Helps Others Suffering From Mental Illness

    One man's struggles with bipolar disorder inspired him to help others suffering from mental illness -- by finding a way to connect with them directly. Gary Hudspeth, a volunteer at the National Alliance of Mental Illness Helpline, joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd to discuss his role and the…

    Huffington Post
  • Alcobra Starts Patient Enrollment for Mid-Stage Study on MDX

    Alcobra (ADHD) announced that it has started patient enrolment in a phase IIb study on MDX.

    Zacks
  • Novartis to Invest $35M in Gamida Cell for 15% Equity

    Novartis (NVS) recently entered into an investment and option agreement with Israel-based Gamida Cell.

    Zacks
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #15: Tolland Weems

    Welcome to Racked LA's search for our city's Hottest Trainer 2014. Over the last few days, we've been profiling our sixteen smoking locals—fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing, too. Once you've...

    Racked LA
  • Taking Partnerships to the Next Level

    I had my first "taste" of a successful partnership seven years ago when I cultivated a mutually beneficial partnership between an oral health nonprofit and a major medical device company. The partnership that emerged supported the nonprofit's mission to educate dental professionals, the medical…

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