Health

  • The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

    As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there's one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal. The available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows tobacco,…

    Vox.com
  • Your gut is telling you what to eat — and you're not listening

    The food was usually pretty plain and healthy: lots of vegetables and fruits, grilled or sautéed meats, bean soups. "The food always makes us sick," they'd say, referring to their perception that eating out was usually followed by indigestion and discomfort. This week, I learned there's actually a…

    Vox.com
  • Better Health, By Design

    By Ravi Sarpatwari, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown UniversityThis post was originally published on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience.How do bottles of Coca Cola reach even the most remote regions of the world, while essential medicines for…

    Huffington Post
  • Cycling-American Danielson fails doping test

    American Tom Danielson has revealed he failed a doping test for synthetic testosterone but the Cannondale-Garmin rider denies taking a banned substance. "While I was eating dinner with my team the night before Tour of Utah I received a call from USADA notifying me that a out of competition test I…

    Reuters
  • Chinese Liquor Suppliers Accused Of Putting Viagra In Booze

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating if two distillers in the southwestern region of Guangxi added impotence treatment drug Viagra to their liquor in the latest food-safety scare in China.The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration said that it found the Guikun Alcohol Plant and the…

    Huffington Post
  • FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the FDA approved its ...

    Associated Press
  • Reddick doubtful for Monday, but not concerned about back

    OAKLAND Josh Reddick is listed as doubtful for Mondays game, but neither he nor As manager Bob Melvin sounded overly concerned about the outfielders back injury. Reddick left Sundays game against Cleveland with tightness in his lower back stemming from a running catch he made in the top of the…

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  • Government plays bigger role for health insurers

    For health insurers, government health programs have become an increasingly important part of their business, and a major source of growth.

    CNBC
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    Why Walking And Weight Loss Go Hand In Hand

    Ashley has tips on the proper technique to maximize your walking workout.

    Scripps Ulive
  • Better Than a Crystal Ball? Health Inspectors Finding Filthy Restaurants Using Analytics

    City officials say it's a way to reduce the safety risk to the public. City officials are being lauded for using stats to predict which restaurants to send health inspectors to in a quest to improve efficiency and make the most of their time in the field. This data from Chicago's restaurants helps…

    Eater Chicago
  • WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

    Three weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system compromised by leniency. The World Anti-Doping Agency responded to the ''wild allegations'' made by two European media outlets of…

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    Suspect dead, officer injured in early morning shootout in Oakland

    One person is dead and an Oakland police officer is in the hospital after an early morning shootout near MacArthur BART station in Oakland. The suspect may have been involved in a sexual assault. The officer is stable condition following surgery.

    KGO – San Francisco
  • Advising FAs: Explaining Disability Insurance to a Client

    Disability is a very critical type of insurance that most individuals should consider carrying. When it comes to your personal finances, long-term disability can have a devastating effect if you are not ...

    Investopedia
  • Would defunding Planned Parenthood increase abortions?

    It is true that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country: in 2009, the organization performed just over 330,000 abortions, about 40 percent of all abortions that year. It is also true that Planned Parenthood prevents many more abortions, as one of the largest providers of…

    Vox.com
  • Regeneron Still Has Legs: Leerink Targets $630 a Share

    Leerink analysts Jason Schwartz and Mayank Mamtani have joined the other biotech industry pundits proclaiming that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ (REGN) run isn’t over. The pair raised their price target on the high-flying biotech stock to $630 from $559, partly to reflect last week’s FDA approval of…

    Barrons.com
  • Positive Developments Around Ebola

    Ebola fears have subsided and the development of a vaccine or related drugs has been put on the back burner for most, but one biotech made waves in the market Monday morning.

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Shire buying Foresight for $300 million

    Shire PLC is buying privately-held Foresight Biotherapeutics Inc. for $300 million, gaining a developing treatment for conjunctivitis, or pinkeye. The drug candidate, called FST-100, is in late-stage development. ...

    Associated Press
  • Brain training app could help people with schizophrenia

    A "brain training" iPad game developed in Britain may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at home and at work, researchers said on Monday. Scientists at Cambridge University said tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks…

    Reuters
  • Redskins players take different approaches to battling injury bug

    RICHMONDThe Redskins injury list is starting to grow. Fortunately, during the first four days of training camp there has been only one major injury, Bashaud Breelands sprained MCL. Also missing were CB Tevin Michel (shoulder) and OT Willie Smith (Achilles).

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