Health

  • Val Kilmer Reportedly Hospitalized With Throat Tumor

    TMZ reports that Val Kilmer was hospitalized earlier this week after he began bleeding from his throat. Sources told the website the 55-year-old actor was rushed from his home in Malibu, California, on Jan. 26 after someone called 911. The "Batman Forever" star was taken to UCLA Medical Center in…

    Huffington Post
  • VIDEO: Patients 'at risk if training cut'

    The British Medical Association (BMA) has criticised plans drawn up by an independent review to shorten the length of medical training for doctors across the UK.

    BBC News
  • In Boston and Aurora, Jurors May Risk Mental Health for Justice

    In Massachusetts and Colorado right now, thousands of ordinary citizens are answering jury summons, undergoing screenings that will decide if they will sit on the panels that will determine the fate of two young accused killers.

    LiveScience.com
  • FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

    Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. About 2 percent of U.S. adults, or about 5 million people, ...

    Associated Press
  • Children injured in crash as mother was rushing to hospital

    Authorities say the mother was rushing her 10-year-old son to the hospital as he was having an asthma attack

    KTRK – Houston
  • Can Recognition Save Your Startup's Toxic Culture?

    Dysfunctional conduct may be curbed with some of these strategies. Consider tools to show staffers appreciation and desired behavior to turn things around.

    Entrepreneur
  • Paul George, family discuss night of leg injury, recovery (VIDEO)

    "I looked down to see my legs, and I saw my bone. The second I saw my bone, I just lost it.”

    NBC Sports
  • IRL: The Phorce Freedom is a bag that trades space for versatility

    ​At CES -- the world's largest tech show -- the intrepid reporter faces many challenges. Most of them involve sleep (lack of), nutrition (lack of), human beings (abundance of) and coffee (usually lack ...

    Engadget
  • Weekly Ebola cases below 100, WHO says endgame begins

    By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totaled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, signaling the tide might have turned against the epidemic. "The response to the EVD…

    Reuters
  • California Measles Outbreak Grows

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday.Figures released by the California Department of Public Health showed there are now 91 confirmed cases in the state, up from 79 on Wednesday. Of those, 58 infections have been linked to visits to…

    Huffington Post
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    Biggest Loser: Glory Days Names Its Winner: See the Season 16 Champ's Before-and-After Photos

    The Biggest Loser: Glory Days crowned its winner in a live finale special which aired on Thursday, Jan. 29 -- find out whether Sonya Jones, Rob Guiry, or Toma Dobrosavljevic won

    Us Weekly
  • Celldex/Bristol-Myers Initiate Phase I/II Solid Tumor Study - Analyst Blog

    Celldex Therapeutics (CLDX) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) announced the commencement of a phase I/II dose escalation and cohort expansion study to evaluate Celldex's varlilumab in combination with Bristol-Myers' Opdivo in patients with advanced refractory solid tumor.

    Zacks
  • Val Kilmer Hospitalized For Throat Tumor

    Val Kilmer was rushed to a hospital this week after he began bleeding from the throat ... and TMZ says it was due to a throat tumor. Law enforcement sources say paramedics rushed to Kilmer's Malibu home Monday night after someone called 911 and reported the bleeding. The "Top Gun" star was taken to…

    Wochit
  • Obama hails 'boundless' promise of precision medicine

    President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled plans to plow $215 million into "precision medicine" research, a field he said provided "boundless" promise for the treatment of diseases like cancer and diabetes. The bulk of the money, $200 million, would go to the National Institutes of Health and its…

    AFP
  • How One Man Helped 10,000 People With Serious Drug Problems

    Millions of people have a loved one behind bars on drug charges. By declaring a "war on drugs" we have declared a war on ourselves.

    Huffington Post
  • Smoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy.

    Associated Press
  • 10 Novel Ways To Drop The Weight Fast

    SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comEat fewer carbs. Reduce portion size. Exercise more. All are solid strategies for shedding unwanted pounds. But sometimes you need a few extra tricks and tips to get the job done. Try these 10 novel ways to drop the weight fast:1. Reward—or fine—yourselfPay yourself $1…

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  • U.S. congressman from Mississippi has inoperable brain tumor: spokesman

    (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year, has been told by doctors he has a new tumor and it is inoperable, a spokesman for the Republican congressman said on Friday. Nunnelee, who was elected to his third term in November, suffered…

    Reuters
  • 12 Simple Ways to Save Money on Health Care

    The Affordable Care Act has given more Americans access to health insurance, but many of those plans come with high deductibles -- which are also becoming more common in employer-provided plans. The average deductible for workers with employer-provided health insurance grew from $826 in 2009 to…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • 3-time Boston Marathon champ Jeptoo gets 2-year doping ban

    Rita Jeptoo, a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and two-time Chicago Marathon champion, was handed a two-year doping ban Friday in a case that has cast a shadow over Kenya's famed distance runners. Jeptoo tested positive for the blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test last…

    The Associated Press