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  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #8: Megan Johnson

    Images via Raquel Zaldivar No one struts it down a slackline like Megan Johnson, our final Hottest Trainer contestant. Not only is she the co-founder of Slackroduo, a fitness brand she created with...

    Racked Miami
  • Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

    It's long been known that the older you get, the less you sleep. There are many proposed reasons for why this happens, and they include new medications, psychological distress, retirement or simply the theory that the elderly need less sleep. But a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical…

    Huffington Post
  • Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

    It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment," Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema,…

    AFP
  • Melo Follows LeBron's Lead

    Just like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony is dropping a bit of weight heading into the 2014-15 NBA season. According to the New York Post, the Knicks forward aims to get his weight

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    Study: Ramen Noodles Can Be Bad For Your Heart

    This may be the worst news for college students since the invention of Sally Mae. A new study found that instant noodles are bad for your heart. Diets that revolve around Ramen noodles could lead tometabolic syndrome, which includes symptoms like heart disease, diabetes and abdominal obesity.

    Tribune
  • Vietnam releases two Nigerians isolated for Ebola tests

    Vietnam has released two Nigerians isolated after arriving from west Africa with fevers, saying they show no symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus. Airline passengers sitting next to the pair -- who travelled to Vietnam on Monday from Nigeria via Qatar -- have also been advised to monitor their health…

    AFP
  • 'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland doubled

    A total of 172 "suicide tourists" travelled to Switzerland in 2012, double the 2009 number, to die with medical assistance -- a practice prohibited in many countries, a study said Thursday. German and UK citizens were the bulk of visitors, and the reasons most often cited were neurological…

    AFP
  • How One Man Helps Others Suffering From Mental Illness

    One man's struggles with bipolar disorder inspired him to help others suffering from mental illness -- by finding a way to connect with them directly. Gary Hudspeth, a volunteer at the National Alliance of Mental Illness Helpline, joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd to discuss his role and the…

    Huffington Post
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #16: Megan Lynn Strand

    Welcome to Racked LA's search for our city's Hottest Trainer 2014. Over the last few days, we've been profiling our sixteen smoking locals—fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing, too. Once you've...

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  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #15: Tolland Weems

    Welcome to Racked LA's search for our city's Hottest Trainer 2014. Over the last few days, we've been profiling our sixteen smoking locals—fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing, too. Once you've...

    Racked LA
  • Alcobra Starts Patient Enrollment for Mid-Stage Study on MDX

    Alcobra (ADHD) announced that it has started patient enrolment in a phase IIb study on MDX.

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  • Democrat Runs on Obamacare Without Mentioning Obamacare

    A new ad from Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor boasts about his support for the law without mentioning its name

    BusinessWeek
  • Sanofi's (SNY) Cerdelga FDA Approved for Gaucher Disease

    Sanofi (SNY) announced that the FDA has approved Cerdelga for the treatment of Gaucher disease type 1.

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  • Novartis to Invest $35M in Gamida Cell for 15% Equity

    Novartis (NVS) recently entered into an investment and option agreement with Israel-based Gamida Cell.

    Zacks
  • Medicare 3-Day Hospital Stay To Qualify for SNF Rehab Waived In Pioneer Program

    The requirement by Medicare that beneficiaries must be hospitalized as inpatients for at least three days before it will pay for rehabilitation at a skilled nursing ...

    TheStreet.com
  • Doctor Says Jim Kelly's Follow-Up Exam Shows No Sign Of Cancer

    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received encouraging news in his battle with cancer.An initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued…

    Huffington Post
  • Study: Exercise improves kids' brains

    New research has found that exercise may benefit children not only physically, but mentally as well. A study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that aerobic exercise has "a positive role in brain and cognitive health of…

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  • Lawmaker's proposals would aid aging population

    Building more affordable housing for Maine seniors and boosting Medicaid reimbursements to home care workers were among several policy ideas rolled out by House Speaker Mark Eves on Wednesday. The proposals ...

    Associated Press