Health

  • 5-Year-Old Girl Dies After Catching the Flu, Even After Getting Vaccine

    Kiera Driscoll, 5, had a slight fever on Sunday morning, but she seemed to be feeling better after taking some children's ibuprofen, said her father, Patrick Driscoll. "In fact, she was playing outside that afternoon with my wife and even made a comment that it was 'the most fun time ever,'"…

    ABC News
  • 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,…

    Vox.com
  • Can Recognition Save Your Startup's Toxic Culture?

    Dysfunctional conduct may be curbed with some of these strategies. Consider tools to show staffers appreciation and desired behavior to turn things around.

    Entrepreneur
  • Possible Ebola Patient At UC Davis Medical Center

    A patient with possible Ebola symptoms is being cared for at UC Davis Medical Center in Davis, California, according to a statement from the hospital.The patient was transferred to University of California-Davis from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento Thursday morning. While Mercy General has…

    Huffington Post
  • IRL: The Phorce Freedom is a bag that trades space for versatility

    ​At CES -- the world's largest tech show -- the intrepid reporter faces many challenges. Most of them involve sleep (lack of), nutrition (lack of), human beings (abundance of) and coffee (usually lack ...

    Engadget
  • Vince Carter Injury

    While trying to stop Wilson Chandler on the penetration drive, Vince Carter sustains an ankle injury and would leave the game.

    NBA.com
  • AstraZeneca bets on 'genetic scissors' for range of new drugs

    AstraZeneca (AZN.L) said on Thursday it had struck four research agreements in the hot area of genome editing as it bets on a new "genetic scissors" technology to deliver better and more precise drugs for a range of diseases. The academic and commercial tie-ups will allow British-based AstraZeneca…

    Reuters
  • How One Man Helped 10,000 People With Serious Drug Problems

    Millions of people have a loved one behind bars on drug charges. By declaring a "war on drugs" we have declared a war on ourselves.

    Huffington Post
  • Kobe Bryant expected to be ready for start of 2015-16 season after undergoing successful shoulder surgery

    Bryant will miss the remainder of the current season, and is expected to be sidelined for nine months.

    NBC Sports
  • Obama's 'precision medicine' initiative gets Bay Area face

    As President Barack Obama offers more details on a "precision medicine" plan outlined in last week's State of the Union speech, the Bay Area will have strong representation Friday at the White House and as a growing number of local companies seek to blend health care and Big Data. Two UCSF…

    American City Business Journals
  • Could Cash Be the Key to Getting Smokers to Kick the Habit?

    In comparison, only about 9 percent of pregnant women who were only offered smoking cessation counseling quit. The women received a voucher worth about $100 after they showed up for an initial appointment and set a quit date. At the 12-week mark, the women were given a voucher worth at least $200…

    Takepart.com
  • California's top public health official slams e-cigarettes

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's top public health official on Wednesday said electronic cigarettes are addictive, leading to nicotine poisoning among children and threatening to unravel the state's decades-long effort to reduce tobacco use. The report by California…

    Reuters
  • Family Business

    Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman." As our country celebrates his life and work this week, this quotation makes me think about health and health care through the lens of solidarity, about the ways that we…

    Huffington Post
  • NFL health and safety report says concussions, ACLs are down

    Good news everybody, football isn’t dangerous any more. The league issued its annual health and safety report Thursday, highlighting all the progress seemingly made in the prevention of injuries. Among the numbers, they cite concussions down 25 percent from 2013 to 2014, and concussions caused by…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • Trial finds GSK Ebola shot is safe and provokes immune response

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - First results from a human trial of an Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline show it is safe and generates an immune response, scientists said on Wednesday, but larger trials are needed to see if it protects and if a booster is needed. The vaccine is being developed…

    Reuters
  • Walmart Makes You Fat. No, Seriously, It's Been Proven

    Interesting research about the obesity epidemic that threatens the health of the population, well, according to some of the more excitable observers that is. Obviously, we'd rather like to know what it is that is making everyone fat. It can't be that we're all eating more because we're not. Diets

    Forbes
  • Expect measles outbreak to continue: Doctor

    Measles is not a disease you should fool with, warned Dr. William Schaffner. Before the vaccine, it killed 400-500 kids each year in the U.S.

    CNBC
  • Obama has a modest plan to tackle one of the most underrated economic problems in America

    When President Barack Obama unveils his budget on Monday, it will include a proposal for $15 million to study occupational licensing requirements in all 50 states, according to the New York Times. The money will be used to combat a growing problem: states requiring licenses to practice professions…

    Vox.com