Health

  • How to rearrange your environment to lose weight

    The design of a food label, the size of a package, the name of a restaurant item: for more than two decades, Cornell professor Brian Wansink has been studying how these little things add up to shape the decisions we make about our food — and reshape our bodies. Over the years, Wansink has become…

    Vox.com
  • 7 facts anyone taking birth control should know

    1) Birth control pills prevent pregnancy through two different mechanisms All birth control pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy. In a way, birth control mimics the body's response to pregnancy. "There is some truth to the idea that birth control pills trick your body into thinking you're…

    Vox.com
  • Hundreds of babies possibly exposed to TB at Texas Hospital

    The employee, working in a nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, interacted with patients for months before later being diagnosed with the disease, the El Paso Department of Public Health said. A total of 706 babies and 43 employees were possibly exposed to the infected worker between…

    Reuters
  • Tanaka starts Sunday, 1st game since July injury

    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Tanaka is ready to face Toronto. Tanaka was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA when he made his last start…

    Associated Press
  • Patient Access And Control: The Future Of Chronic Disease Management?

    Editor’s note: Dr. Kaveh Safavi is the global managing director of Accenture Health. Sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are among the more active practitioners of disease self-management. It involves, among other disciplines

    TechCrunch
  • Covidien Sonicision Line Expands, 3 Devices Gain FDA Nod

    Covidien plc (COV) recently announced the expansion of its Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device portfolio, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (:FDA) clearance for three additional device lengths − 13 cm, 26 cm and 48 cm. Covidien

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  • China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

    Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed the sentences for…

    Associated Press
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    Study: Obamacare ‘Family Glitch’ Could Hit Up To 2 Million People

    Close to 2 million Americans could be restricted from Obamacare’s coverage expansions due to the health-care law’s so-called “family glitch,” according to a study from the American Action Forum. Obamacare has expanded eligibility to Medicaid in 27 states and Washington, D.C., and the health-care…

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  • Start early for a lifetime of good vision and healthy eyes

    By Jessica Harlan NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If your mother told you to eat your carrots so you’d be able to see in the dark, she was right. It turns out that feeding kids carrots is just one of a number of things parents can do to promote a lifetime of healthy eyes and good vision. Other things…

    Reuters
  • Kidney patients know little about transplant benefits

    By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study, the vast majority of kidney failure patients told researchers they saw no need for a kidney transplant because they were doing fine on dialysis – but the researchers say these patients might not realize how much a transplant could help…

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  • Lab-On-A-Chip Tech is Revolutionary, Yet Universities Cling to 'Dark Ages' Animal Models (Op-Ed)

    Pascaline Clerc is senior director of Animal Research Issues at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Clerc studied mitochondria at the University of Grenoble, France, before joining the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the University of Maryland in Baltimore as a post-doctoral…

    LiveScience.com
  • Doctors wanted to extend life. Instead they extended death.

    In a powerful essay for the Atlantic, Ezekiel Emanuel, head of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Pennsylvania University, says that he hopes to die at age 75. Ezra Klein: You hold two positions here that seem to be in tension with each other. On the other hand, you are loudly…

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    4 SoCal kids infected with enterovirus D68

    The severe respiratory illness known as "enterovirus D68" has infected and hospitalized four Southern California children.

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  • Salix' s Xifaxan 550 sNDA Under Review, Response by Feb 28

    Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.’s (SLXP) supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Xifaxan 550 has been accepted for review by the FDA. The company is looking to expand the use of Xifaxan 550 for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

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  • NFL releases details of new drug policy

    DUI and PED discipline has been ramped up, and marijuana policy is more lax. The NFL and NFLPA passed a new drug policy earlier this week, but it was not until Friday afternoon, after the release of joint statement between the league and its players union, that we saw the details of the new…

    SB Nation
  • Why Ebola is very unlikely to go airborne

    Ebola is not currently an airborne disease. You can't catch Ebola simply by sitting across the room from someone who has it. The only way to get Ebola is through direct contact with bodily fluids. Everyone agrees on this. Fears that Ebola will mutate

    Vox.com
  • Take Depression Out of the Closet

    Most eras have had illnesses that it was not polite to discuss. For example, back at the turn of the last century, no one had cancer. They refused to talk about it. Now we raise funds to eradicate it. People proudly display pink bumper stickers on their

    Huffington Post
  • Eli Lilly's Trulicity Approved by FDA for Type II Diabetes

    Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) received good news when the FDA approved its new injectable diabetes treatment, Trulicity, for adults suffering from type II diabetes. Trulicity, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor, has been approved as an adjunct

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  • How to . . . cope with serious illness

    Notwithstanding medical advances, the risk of developing a debilitating or even incurable illness rises as we live longer. Most common among serious illnesses is cancer, which afflicts more than one in three over the course of their lifetime. Over 2m people in the UK are living with and beyond a…

    Financial Times
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    Demand For $84,000 Hepatitis C Drug Slows

    After recording the best launch of any drug in history, it looks like the pace is starting to slow down for Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi, the new $84,000 hepatitis C cure that's sparking a new focus on specialty drug costs. Data released by CVS Health on Tuesday show that use of Sovaldi has slowed down…

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