Health

  • Otzi 'The Iceman' Had Heart Disease Genes

    Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests. The new finding may explain why the man — who lived 5,300 years ago, stayed active and certainly didn't smoke or wolf down processed food in front of the TV…

    LiveScience.com
  • Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say.

    Associated Press
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  • U.S. doctor, missionary with Ebola show improvement

    By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - Two American aid workers infected with Ebola in Africa while responding to an outbreak of the deadly virus have shown slight improvement but remain in serious condition, a relief organization said on Wednesday. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy…

    Reuters
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    Ebola Alert: 2 More Americans Fighting for Their Lives in Quarantine

    Global alert in the race to contain the largest outbreak of this deadly virus in history.

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  • The NFL's Drug Testing Policy Is Completely Ridiculous

    Cleveland Brown's wide receiver Josh Gordon...

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  • Ebola discoverer says would sit next to victim on train

    The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and…

    AFP
  • Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.

    Associated Press
  • Study Adds Weight to Screening Newborns for Immune Disorder

    Children born with severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID, can be successfully treated with stem-cell transplants within a few months of birth, according to a new study that could put pressure on states ...

    The Wall Street Journal
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  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.

    Associated Press
  • Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring doctors to patients' mobiles

    HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally?     On Wednesday, the Palo Alto-based startup, which is backed by investor Vinod Khosla, introduced a virtual-consult service…

    Reuters
  • [video] Surgeon General: Stop Tanning, Prevent Skin Cancer

    With more than five million people getting treated for skin cancer each year, acting U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak is sounding an alarm over tanning beds and safe sun practices. Dr. Lushniak ...

    MarketWatch
  • Regeneron's Eylea Gets FDA Nod for Diabetic Macular Edema

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s (REGN) eye drug Eylea received FDA approval for a third indication: the treatment of diabetic macular edema.

    Zacks
  • Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

    Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline…

    AFP
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    Visit the HealthTap website and you’ll learn the real reason why we have doctors: to make us “feel good.”

    The Daily Caller
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    Deadly Ebola Outbreak Spreads in West Africa

    Fears of Ebola spread as 1 American is dead and 2 American aid workers infected.

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  • U.S. FDA panel reviews Baxter immune therapy's long-term safety

    Advisors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet on Thursday to discuss the relative risks and benefits of Baxter International Inc's experimental treatment for certain hereditary disorders of the immune system. The FDA on Wednesday posted its preliminary assessment of the data on its…

    Reuters
  • This Dog Helped His Owner Through Testicular Cancer

    After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, one man found support in an unlikely place. Thomas Cantley joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss how his dog, Vader, helped him in the course of his illness.“He’s my emotional support,” said Cantley. “When I’m down, I have…

    Huffington Post
  • Stigmatizing and Shunning the Severely Ill

    We are civilized people in the United States. We don't set up leper colonies or concentration camps or psychiatric snake pits to banish people with severe mental illness. Instead we send them to jail or prison -- almost 400,000 of them, more than 10 times the number receiving care in hospitals. And…

    Huffington Post
  • Obamacare giveth, taketh away from hospitals

    The Obamacare program of expanding Medicaid is helping hospital bottom lines in many states-but looming cuts could snatch some of that money back.

    CNBC
  • Zeid needs surgery, out for the year

    Josh Zeid will need surgery on both feet and is out for the year. He had originally hoped to avoid surgery for what is bilateral sesamoiditis, meaning the pain is coming in both feet whenever he runs, jumps, lands on the mound, or anything to do with his feet. He'll first have surgery on his right…

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