Health

  • Snooki Is Down to 99 Pounds Just Two Months After Giving Birth

     Just because she gave birth less than two months ago, doesn't mean Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is slacking on her workout routine. The 26-year-old Jersey Shore star is now down to a tiny 99 pounds, her trainer Anthony Michael tells E! News in a new interview. Every MOM needs a little extra help…

    ETonline
  • Oops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a discrepancy that congressional Republicans seeking to repeal the program say they uncovered.

    Associated Press
  • Two California children die in fire as mother at hospital with labor pains

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two children died and their father was badly burned on Thursday in a fire that tore through their Southern California duplex after their pregnant mother went to a hospital with labor pains, a fire official said. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze in San Bernardino at…

    Reuters
  • Oklahoma dunk causes bench fatalities

    Pretty nice finish by Oklahoma's TaShawn Thomas, EXCELLENT celebration by the hugging, convulsing, fainting Oklahoma bench:

    SB Nation
  • What Type of Child Care Can You Afford?

    If you're looking for quality child care, you know it can be a time-consuming, overwhelming process.

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards.

    Associated Press
  • Borough Beefs: At a public hearing about...

    At a public hearing about FreshDirect moving its headquarters to the Bronx, the company shipped in dozens of employees wearing green tee-shirts emblazoned with the slogan "FreshDirect loves The BRX." "The BRX" is an abbreviation for the Bronx that...

    Curbed New York
  • Jules Bianchi moved home, and now out of artificial coma

    Jules Bianchi released from hospital in Japan; now home in France and out of artificial coma, but still unconscious.

    NBC Sports
  • Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, U.S. study finds

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study released on Thursday, a finding that could have implications for reducing consumption of beer, wine and liquor. While many people think…

    Reuters
  • Workout Wednesday: Gentle Gyms, or How to Break Into the Boutique Fitness Scene

    Welcome to Workout Wednesday: every hump-day, we'll be rounding up some of the city's hottest fitness trends and studios. Work your way up to those Tone House bungee cords. Photo: Well + Good We get it—boutique fitness classes can be...

    Racked New York
  • Regeneron/Bayer's Eylea Gets Japanese Approval for DME

    Regeneron (REGN) announced that the HealthCare segment of Bayer received Japanese approval for Eylea for the treatment of diabetic macular edema.

    Zacks
  • White House wrongly counted dental plans in Obamacare enrollment numbers

    Obama administration has included enrollment in dental plans in its most recent sign-up figures, Bloomberg reported Thursday.Health and Human Services says it made a "mistake" in counting dental sign-ups, while House Republicans charge that the Obama administration was trying to hide enrollment…

    Vox.com
  • Public Health as Political Prisoner

    If a foreign government took the United States Surgeon General hostage, I'm confident we'd be pretty upset. I think we would be working on reprisals, and maybe even prepping a SEAL team. I don't know if it's better or worse that we need no help from a foreign power to take our surgeon general…

    Huffington Post
  • Ooh La La: France Negotiates a Steep Discount for Sovaldi From Gilead

    Gilead Sciences offered a big discount on its older Sovaldi hepatitis C treatment to France.

    The Wall Street Journal
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    Obamacare - Premiums Increase up to 15 Percent in Florida (6 photos)

    The average monthly premiums for mid-range health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act increased as much as 20 percent in some parts of Florida, according to an Associated Press analysis. Some rural counties, particularly in agricultural areas west of Lake Okeechobee, and counties where…

    Yahoo Finance
  • Poor sleep tied to inflammation in teens

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Teens who don’t get enough sleep may be at risk for chronic problems later in life from increased inflammation throughout the body, according to a new study. Those who didn’t get enough sleep during the week and especially those who slept longer on weekends had…

    Reuters
  • Family gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer won a $6.75 million verdict from a federal jury on Thursday.

    Associated Press57 mins ago