Health

  • Germany to step up bird flu testing after new cases discovered

    HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany will on Monday announce compulsory testing of ducks and geese for bird flu before slaughtering after two more cases of the H5N8 strain of the disease were discovered, the country's agriculture ministry said. A new regulation forcing all ducks and geese to be tested for…

    Reuters
  • Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.

    Associated Press
  • Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

    The lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside -- too many patients seeking too few quality doctors. So, through a Google search, the wife of a Bangladeshi construction executive chose a Malaysian…

    AFP
  • Muhammad Ali Hospitalized

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson's disease, is being treated by…

    Huffington Post
  • 6 Reasons Why Vermont's Single-Payer Health Plan Was Doomed From The Start

    Last week, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D.) announced that he was pulling the plug on his four-year quest to impose single-payer, government-run health care on the residents of his state. “In my judgment,” said Shumlin at a press conference, “the potential economic disruption and risks would be…

    Forbes
  • Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary gear-and-pendulum pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers. Today’s devices count calories, measure sleep patterns and monitor heart rates as…

    Reuters
  • Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari will need surgery to repair meniscus tear

    The Nuggets have ruled small forward Danilo Gallinari out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his right knee. The injury will require surgery, per the Denver Post.

    CBS Sports
  • The 10-Second Trick That Can Help You Lose Weight

    There are plenty of arguments that advocate throwing away the bathroom scale, but a new study suggests daily weigh-ins may be a key component to weight loss.The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE and conducted by Elina Helander and co-authors from Tampere Univeristy of Technology…

    Huffington Post
  • S.Africa's Zuma says in "perfect" health after post-election fatigue

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said he was in "perfect" condition after recovering from a bout of fatigue that left him hospitalised in June, playing down reports of health problems. Zuma, 72, has noticeably lost weight since coming to power in 2009. He was hospitalised…

    Reuters
  • Could the Next Generation of Diabetes Treatments Be Found in This Illegal Drug?

    Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans and can lead to a number of serious complications. However, this currently illegal drug could provide a new pathway for diabetics to achieve better glycemic ...

    Motley Fool
  • Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

    CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court.

    Associated Press
  • China promises medical care for HIV-positive boy

    China's health ministry has promised to provide medical care and a living allowance for an eight-year-old HIV-positive boy targeted by villagers for expulsion, state media reported Monday, in a case that has drawn widespread condemnation. The health ministry has also pledged to conduct spot checks…

    AFP
  • The New Fast-Food Danger That Makes Obesity Look Like Child’s Play

    By now most American parents know the super-size effects of fast food on their kids’ bodies (just ask McDonald’s how its Happy Meals are doing). A new study suggests that obesity might be just one facet of unhealthy eating. Turns out, those processed meals might also be hurting children’s brains. 

    Takepart.com
  • Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

    (Reuters) - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on Saturday. Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location Saturday morning and is being treated by a team of doctors and…

    Reuters
  • Retirement: How to avoid holiday weight gain

    You'd need to play five hours of golf to burn off the calories in a typical holiday meal.

    USA TODAY
  • Have You Ever Considered Working From Home Online?

    The companies you work with are worth over 100 billion dollars and are the most used sites in the internet market place, like Amazon, Google, Walmart

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  • Bengals release final Week 16 injury report

    The Bengals unveiled their final Week 16 injury report for Monday’s game against the Broncos and listed Margus Hunt, Dre Kirkpatrick, Marshall Newhouse, Jermaine Gresham, Terence Newman, Mike Pollak, Carlos Dunlap and Brandon Tate as probable.

    CBS Sports
  • U.N.'s Ebola mission should be closed once battle won: Ban

    By Matthew Mpoke Bigg BAMAKO (Reuters) - The United Nations mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the battle is won, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday during his first tour of countries stricken with the virus. The U.N. emergency Ebola response mission, or…

    Reuters