• Should you walk or run for exercise? Here's what the science says.

    Welcome to Dear Julia, a weekly column where readers can submit everyday health questions on anything from the science of hangovers to the mysteries of back pain. Julia Belluz will sift through the research and consult with experts in the field to figure out how science can help us live happier and…
  • The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

    As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there's one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal. The available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows tobacco,…
  • Doping scandal comes as 'zero' surprise to NZ's Willis

    Revelations that hundreds of endurance runners returned suspect samples in anti-doping tests over an 11-year period came as "zero" surprise to Olympic 1,500 meters silver medalist Nick Willis. The New Zealander finished third at the 2008 Beijing Games but was eventually promoted to second after…

  • Better Health, By Design

    By Ravi Sarpatwari, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown UniversityThis post was originally published on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience.How do bottles of Coca Cola reach even the most remote regions of the world, while essential medicines for…

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  • Arizona man accused of decapitating wife emits howl in court

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man who authorities say decapitated his wife and two dogs and gouged his own eye out let out a moaning howl in court after a prosecutor told a judge what the man had allegedly done, according to video released Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Under attack: Planned Parenthood fight hits Congress

    Reproductive health service Planned Parenthood, under attack by anti-abortionists posting hidden-camera videos online, will be the focus of a partisan showdown Monday in the U.S. Senate, with any wider influence on voters from the charge still unclear. Congressional Republicans are trying to cut…

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    Why Walking And Weight Loss Go Hand In Hand

    Ashley has tips on the proper technique to maximize your walking workout.

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  • Kevin White 'making headway' but still out with injury and more from training camp

    There's still no timetable for Kevin White's return from injury, Jason Pierre-Paul won't report until he can pass a physical and more from the NFL on Monday. Head coach John Fox has offered little in the way of updates about White, who has now missed six weeks of action with the team, including the…

    SB Nation
  • New Hospital Company Poised To Tap ACA's Medicaid Expansion

    As more states opt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new investor-owned hospital company is poised to tap an emerging market of Americans in rural areas and smaller communities gaining health coverage. Community Health Systems (CYH) said Monday it will spin off to its shareholders…

  • Statistic on safety of medical scopes 'inaccurate, outdated,' researchers say

    For decades, doctors reassured patients about the safety of medical scopes with a single statistic.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Your gut is telling you what to eat — and you're not listening

    The food was usually pretty plain and healthy: lots of vegetables and fruits, grilled or sautéed meats, bean soups. "The food always makes us sick," they'd say, referring to their perception that eating out was usually followed by indigestion and discomfort. This week, I learned there's actually a…
  • Cycling-American Danielson fails doping test

    American Tom Danielson has revealed he failed a doping test for synthetic testosterone but the Cannondale-Garmin rider denies taking a banned substance. "While I was eating dinner with my team the night before Tour of Utah I received a call from USADA notifying me that a out of competition test I…

  • Reddick doubtful for Monday, but not concerned about back

    OAKLAND Josh Reddick is listed as doubtful for Mondays game, but neither he nor As manager Bob Melvin sounded overly concerned about the outfielders back injury. Reddick left Sundays game against Cleveland with tightness in his lower back stemming from a running catch he made in the top of the…

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    Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC Worries Residents

    Roughly 81 cases of the potentially deadly disease have been reported so far.

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  • BioMarin Pharmaceuticals: Lumpy Sales Strike Again

    The biotech beats on revenue, but it's where the sales came from that made for a solid-but-not-outstanding quarter.

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  • WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

    Three weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system compromised by leniency. The World Anti-Doping Agency responded to the ''wild allegations'' made by two European media outlets of…

    The Associated Press
  • Advising FAs: Explaining Long-term Care Insurance to Clients

    As our life spans are extended, our family structures change and medical care improves, the need for long-term care (LTC) will continue to increase.

  • South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has decided to replace her health minister, officials said Tuesday, in the wake of criticism over the government's handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people and infected nearly 200 others.

    Associated Press
  • FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug to treat seizures

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Government plays bigger role for health insurers

    For health insurers, government health programs have become an increasingly important part of their business, and a major source of growth.