Health

  • Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

    It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment," Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema,…

    AFP
  • Melo Follows LeBron's Lead

    Just like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony is dropping a bit of weight heading into the 2014-15 NBA season. According to the New York Post, the Knicks forward aims to get his weight

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  • Patient isolated in California hospital for Ebola testing

    A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus has been put in isolation at a hospital in Sacramento, California, health group Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday. "We are working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente…

    AFP
  • Growing number of biosafety labs raises public health concern

    Construction of new biosafety labs a waste of money, possible threat to public health, say reports and experts.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer.

    Associated Press
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    JWoww Explains How She Lost All Her Baby Weight In Less Than Three Weeks

    Jenni "JWoww" Farley had a super speedy return to her pre-pregnancy weight. The Jersey Shore alum gave birth to daughter Meilani Alexandra Mathews back in July, and reveals to E! News' Alicia Quarles that it only took her a matter of weeks to drop the 30 pounds she gained while pregnant.



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  • Guru who sparked global yoga craze dies aged 95

    BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said. Iyengar started his yoga school in 1973 in the western city of Pune, developing a unique form of the practice that he…

    AFP
  • Vikings WR Simpson appeals pending 3-game ban

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has appealed a pending three-game suspension for a repeat violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Simpson confirmed Tuesday that he was absent from practice Monday to attend a hearing on his case at league headquarters in New York. Simpson told…

    The Associated Press
  • FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease.

    Associated Press
  • Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the UK. The new findings - including that taking public transportation was just as beneficial as the…

    Reuters
  • ResMed Introduces AirSense 10 Devices to Treat Sleep Apnea

    Resmed's (RMD) new AirSense 10 continuous positive-airway pressure (CPAP) and automatic positive-airway pressure (APAP) devices are capable of offering high-level of comfort to sleep apnea patients.

    Zacks
  • More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The stress of caring for a family member with dementia may take a toll on health over time, but a new study suggests that even one day off can shift caregivers’ stress levels back toward normal. Based on measurements of the stress hormone cortisol,…

    Reuters
  • Adventure Vacation Packages to Costa Rica

    Eco-Adventures vacation packages. View itinerary and photos online. Save now on vacation tours to Costa Rica.

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  • Marijuana Financier Sees Profit in Restrictions

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) MJ Holdings (MJNE) is aggressively seeking to acquire real estate in Washington state for the purpose of leasing to regulated marijuana-related businesses. "There is a demonstrated urgency in Washington for capital support for the real estate component of this industry and a…

    TheStreet.com
  • More Hospitals Use the Healing Powers of Public Art

    With studies showing a direct link between the content of images and the brain's reaction to pain, stress, and anxiety, hospitals are considering and choosing artworks based on the evidence and giving it a higher priority than merely decoration for sterile rooms and corridors. "These are not just…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Mikel Arteta subbed off with injury

    The Arsenal captain was hurt in the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League playoff. Arsenal have been dealt an early injury scare to captain Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard was subbed off in the first leg of the Gunners' UEFA Champions League qualifier on Tuesday with an apparent ankle injury.

    SB Nation
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #7: Almas Meirmanov

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

    Racked Vegas
  • The Promise and Conundrum of Improved Diagnostic Tests

    Drug makers have stumbled in the search for a cure for Alzheimer's, but increasingly they are focusing on prevention instead amid the growing belief that once patients are severely affected it may be too late for any current treatments to work. As Hester Plumridge explains over on the Corporate…

    The Wall Street Journal
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    Doctors, pharmacies offering flu shots earlier this season

    This year's flu vaccine is the same as last year, but you still need to get one every year because your immunity lessens over time.

    WABC – NY