Health

  • Correction: Death-Pot Candy story

    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — In a story March 26 about authorities investigating the possible role of marijuana candy in the apparent suicide of an Oklahoma man, The Associated Press reported erroneously the gender of Summit Coroner Regan Goodman. She is a woman, not a man.

    Associated Press
  • The White House announces a five-year plan to fight drug-resistant superbugs

    The Obama administration unveiled a plan today to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." The goal is to prevent the proliferation of aggressive bacteria responsible for 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses every year, the Associated Press reports. The five-year plan is a response to…

    The Verge
  • Analyst Calls OvaScience Study 'Promising,' But Shares Sink

    OvaScience Inc (NASDAQ: OVAS ) shares were off nearly 6 percent Friday following a company conference call with analysts concerning its fertility treatment. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company changed ...

    Benzinga
  • U.S. Senate Resolution Commemorates the Discovery of the Polio Vaccine

    Sixty years ago, Jonas Salk's inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) gave new hope to parents in the U.S. that they could protect their children from what was, at the time, one of the most terrifying diseases facing Americans. Today, the world is nearly polio free, with a reduction in polio cases by over…

    Huffington Post
  • Germanwings pilot had sicknote for day of crash, prosecutors say

    Germany's airlines agree to introduce the "rule of two" as evidence emerges that pilot Andreas Lubitz may have been mentally unstable.

    Fortune
  • In swansong, FDA chief defends drug approval process

    By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In her final speech after six years as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Margaret Hamburg defended the agency's drug approval standards against critics seeking weaker regulatory standards. "The great leaps forward in evidence-based…

    Reuters
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    No Murder Charge for Woman Who Cut Baby From Womb

    The Boulder County district attorney announced that a murder charge would not be filed against Dynel Lane because the coroner determined the baby was not alive outside the womb.

    ABC News Videos
  • Why Exact Sciences Corporation Is Dropping Today

    Exact Sciences shares were cut to neutral today by Goldman Sachs.

    Motley Fool
  • Can Long Term Care Insurance be Affordable?

    The cost of managed care and insurance covering it will only become more expensive. Here's how to help your clients formulate a plan. If your clients lack coverage now is the time to begin formulating ...

    Investopedia
  • Exclusive: Modi govt puts brakes on India's universal health plan

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto. The health ministry developed a draft policy on universal…

    Reuters
  • 5 Human Body Questions the 1-Year Space Station Mission May Answer

    NASA has a lot of questions about what happens to people who live in space for long periods of time, and it's almost time to get some answers. When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russia's Mikhail Kornienko fly up to the International Space Station Friday (March 27) for a yearlong stay on the…

    SPACE.com
  • Employers Boost Wellness Spending 17% From Yoga To Risk Assessments

    The nation’s employers, trying to boost participation in corporate wellness programs to improve the health of their workers, this year have increased spending by 17 percent on everything from biometric screening and yoga classes to incentives to walk more. The National Business Group on Health, a…

    Forbes
  • Britain's 'unhealthiest' high streets revealed

    Fast food outlets, betting shops and payday lenders on the high street are threatening public health, experts warned on Thursday as they named the unhealthiest towns and cities in Britain. Preston, Middlesbrough and Coventry emerged as the top three offenders in a Royal Society for Public Health…

    AFP
  • Arizona Senate Approves Reversible Abortion Bill

    Arizona doctors may soon be required to tell women that it’s possible to reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion. A bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday would also prevent women from purchasing insurance from the federal health exchange that includes abortion coverage, Reuters…

    Takepart.com
  • Indiana Suddenly Needs A Needle Exchange Program

    Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana declared a public health emergency Thursday over an outbreak of H.I.V. in the southeastern part of the state. He also did something fairly surprising for a traditionally tough-on-drugs Republican, authorizing a 30-day program that allows drug users to trade in used…

    FiveThirtyEight
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    Fit It In: Never Skip This 2-Minute Warm-Up

    Adam Rosante, author of "The 30-Second Body," shows you a dynamic warm-up to do before a workout that will wake up your muscles and help prevent injuries.

    Yahoo Health
  • Novo Nordisk surges on plan to resubmit rejected insulin in U.S.

    Denmark's Novo Nordisk is to resubmit its new insulin Tresiba to U.S. regulators based on interim analysis data from a clinical trial, bringing its biggest new drug hope closer to the world's top market. Shares in the company leapt 13 percent to an all-time high in early trade in Copenhagen on…

    Reuters
  • Mum's the word on 'special' Obamacare sign-ups

    Officials have yet to keep their promise to disclose how many people are signing up during a special Obamacare enrollment season.

    CNBC