• British Ebola survivor nurse treated for 'unusual' complication

    A British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was flown to a specialist London hospital unit on Friday, nearly nine months after she was discharged, due to an "unusual late complication". Nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who voluntarily went to the west African country to treat Ebola patients, was…

  • Can the Global Public Health System Learn From Its Ebola Mistakes?

    With the crisis gone, the time for soul-searching has begun. But real reforms are what’s needed.

    Foreign Policy Magazine
  • Ten quarantined in Nigeria over Ebola scare

    A patient came to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital on Wednesday with symptoms consistent with the viral hemorrhagic fever, staff there said. "We have sent blood samples for testing and quarantined identified contacts," the hospital's chief medical director, Queeneth Kalu, said. Nigeria's…

  • Exact Sciences: Make It Stop!

    If it wasn't bad enough that Exact Sciences (EXAS) lost half it's value on Tuesday after an unfavorable designation for its colon-cancer test, its shares have lost almost a quarter more today.  It sure ...
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    New Treatment for Millions of People Suffering From Hair Loss

    PRP, platelet-rich plasma, promises to regrow hair without the use of surgery or drugs, though it's not approved by the FDA.

    ABC News Videos
  • California agency ranks Kaiser as best HMO, Anthem and Cigna as best PPOs

    Kaiser Permanente was the highest-rated HMO and Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna the top-rated PPOs in a new state report.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Matt Bai: Guns, Congress and Murphy’s Law

    You probably hadn’t heard of Tim Murphy before last week, even if you follow politics pretty closely. Suddenly, though, Murphy, a Republican congressman from the Pittsburgh area, is on virtually every network all because he has devoted the past few years of his life to writing an arcane, 153-page…

    Yahoo News Digest
  • Medtronic (MDT) Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft Results Impress

    Medtronic's (MDT) Valiant Thoracic Stent Grafting System allows physicians to offer innovative and minimally invasive treatment to thoracic aortic aneurysm patients.

  • 9 Million US Kids at Risk for Measles

    About 9 million U.S. children are susceptible to measles, either because they haven't received the vaccine against the viral disease or because they aren't up to date with their shots, a new study shows. The findings suggest that although enough people are vaccinated to prevent measles from…
  • Uruguay plan to sell pot at pharmacies slammed

    Uruguayan chemists on Thursday criticized the government's plan to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use in the country's pharmacies. In an announcement last week, the government said cannabis will go on sale in pharmacies within eight months, following the granting of licenses to two…

  • Why Merrill Lynch Now Favors Large Cap Leaders in Biotech

    These four top large cap biotechs are very good bets for investors looking to add high-quality companies with less volatility and binary clinical data risk.

    24/7 Wall St.
  • J&J starts clinical trial of Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone

    (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson has begun a clinical trial of a two-shot Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone, underlining its determination to push ahead with development, even as the epidemic fades out West Africa. The new study will investigate the experimental product's safety and its ability to provoke…

  • Gay, bisexual men report more indoor tanning, skin cancer

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - - Sexual orientation may be a factor in a person's risks of skin cancer and of using indoor tanning devices, suggests a new study. Gay and bisexual men were up to six times more likely than straight men to use indoor tanning devices and to experience skin…

  • Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed — even marine algae — with an eye to…

    Associated Press
  • Cost of a mammogram in L.A.? Anywhere from $86 to $954

    The price of routine medical procedures can vary wildly from state to state, and even within metropolitan areas, according to a new study.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Whole Foods Recalls Cheeses Over Health Risk

    Whole Foods announced Wednesday that it is recalling all ?cut, wrapped and weighed? Papillon Organic Roquefort Cheeses over concerns that it could be contaminated with Listeria.

    Fox Business
  • The Depressed Cake Shop Will Pop Up in Capitol Hill This Weekend

    It's to raise awareness of mental health issues. Word comes from The Stranger that The Depressed Cake Shop is back this Saturday, serving up treats donated by local bakers that are gray on the outside and colorful on the inside. As always, the pop-up—which also happens in New York, San Francisco,…

    Eater Seattle
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    Do This, Not That: Buy Medical Marijuana Stocks, Rather Than Pink Sheet Marijuana Stocks

    Marijuana legalization is sending the marijuana market soaring, but some marijuana stocks are riskier than others.

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  • China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study

    Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers Friday who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous nation. On current trends, one in three young Chinese men will be killed by tobacco, the team wrote in The…

  • Federal authorities raid rash of illegal Colorado pot grows

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's high-country chill makes it a tough place to grow marijuana outside. But federal authorities say legalization has emboldened pot growers into planting weed on the state's sparsely populated federal lands, often for shipment to other states.

    Associated Press