Health

  • Arab female bodybuilder looks abroad for recognition

    Flexing her muscles in defiance of the Gulf's conservative cultural stereotypes, bodybuilder Haifa Musawi has lost all hope of pumping iron for Bahrain so now is looking elsewhere for recognition. The 32-year-old began working out a decade ago after finding a personal trainer to help her overcome…

    AFP
  • South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • Stephen Strasburg is ready for a rehab assignment

    Strasburg is coming back from a strained oblique muscle.

    NBC Sports
  • Rackedhampton: Move from the Barre to the Beach with Elements Fitness

    Elements Fitness We caught up with the founder of Elements Fitness Studio at 66 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger, and discovered that she has moved from the barre to beach. While vacationing in Hawaii, this fitness...

    Curbed Hamptons
  • Lexaria's ViPova Isn't Your Average CBD Product

    SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / July 27, 2015 / The cannabis industry could be worth $35 billion by 2020, according to GreenWave Advisors , and the majority of the revenue is likely coming from early adopters. ...

    Accesswire
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    How Pregnancy Shapes The 'Dad Bod' - DNews

    When a woman gets pregnant, the father often displays similar symptoms. What's up with sympathetic pregnancy?

    DNews
  • This academic debate about worms has an important lesson for the future of global poverty

    This past week, the international development and global health community has been torn apart by a debate about parasitic worms that has grown so fierce it's been dubbed the "worm wars." The dispute became so heated that it achieved escape velocity and jumped from the academic Twittersphere to the…

    Vox.com
  • Increasing Medicare's Impact as it Turns 50

    On July 30, 1965 -- 50 years ago -- Medicare became law. With the stroke of a pen, President Lyndon B. Johnson transformed the lives of millions of Americans. Today, more than 43 million seniors have health insurance through Medicare and, as a result, are in better health and living longer than…

    Huffington Post
  • Tech’s Next Frontier: Removing Barriers for Disabled People

    The Americans With Disabilities Act transformed the physical world for people with disabilities. Now it's time to transform the digital world, as well.

    Wired
  • Manchester hospital's A&E briefly closed over suspected MERS cases

    A British hospital's accident and emergency wing was temporarily shut down on Monday while it investigated two cases of suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Both patients at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in northern England have been isolated for treatment, the local public health…

    AFP52 mins ago
  • South Korea declares country effectively out of MERS danger

    South Korea declared on Tuesday it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people. It was traced to a man who returned from a business trip to the Middle…

    Reuters
  • 3-year study fails to link rugby to long-term health impact

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Researchers say they have been unable to find any definitive links between rugby and long-term physical and psychological health problems in former players.

    Associated Press
  • Can Nymox Sustain This Massive Rally?

    Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp. (NASDAQ: NYMX) was one of the best performers on Monday despite a down day in the market. And Nymox is absolutely dominating in 2015 in terms of its performance, as of Friday’s ...

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  • Gilead Sciences: Sure, It's Hep-C But It's Not Just Hep-C

    In less than 24 hours, Gilead Sciences (GILD) will be reporting its second-quarter financial results. Evercore ISI's Mark Schoenebaum tells investors what to expect: IMS scripts for Gilead's HepC Harvoni/Sovaldi started relatively slow decline after peaking at the end of the 1 quarter but still are…

    Barrons.com
  • Dengue vaccine protects people nine years or older — but harms younger kids

    A vaccine for dengue, a leading cause of illness and death among children in some Latin American and Asian countries, protects people nine years old and older from the infection, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. There’s a catch, though: children vaccinated before age…

    The Verge
  • Obamacare rates to rise 4% in California for 2016

    California's Obamacare exchange negotiated a 4% average rate increase for the second year in a row, defying dire predictions about health insurance sticker shock across the country.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Stop Working Out and Do This Instead

    In college I used to drag myself across campus at 5:30 p.m. in the cold wearing my sweat pants, boots, and a giant coat to the women's gym to burn off the calories I had consumed during the day. The women's gym was a poorly-lit, badly-ventilated hallway inside the recreation center where six…

    Huffington Post
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    Kruisin' for Kristin honors cancer fighter in Wake County

    Drivers and riders had an overwhelming show of support Saturday afternoon in Wake County for a woman who fought a brave battle with cancer.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine

    A dengue vaccine candidate by French drugmaker Sanofi protects more than three quarters of participants, an analysis found Monday. The experimental drug allowed 80.8 percent of children aged nine and older to avoid hospitalization, according to three trials analyzed by the New England Journal of…

    AFP
  • How anti-vaxxers have scared reporters away from covering vaccine side effects

    "It was the most startling side effect I've ever come across." That's how Elizabeth Miller, head of the immunization department at Public Health England, described some recent vaccine research you've probably never heard about: Pandemrix, a shot designed to stave off swine flu, also appears to be…

    Vox.com