Health

  • Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

    People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show. In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled…

    LiveScience.com
  • Mentally disabled US man to be executed Tuesday

    An intellectually disabled death row inmate in the US state of Georgia is scheduled to die Tuesday, as lawyers and advocates petition for his life to be spared. On Thursday, lawyers for Warren Hill, 54, filed an appeal with the US Supreme court to stop the execution based on his intellectual…

    AFP
  • FDA names Duke cardiologist to No. 2 leadership job

    The Food and Drug Administration has named a prominent Duke University cardiologist to its No. 2 leadership position, tasked with overseeing drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. Dr. Robert Califf ...

    Associated Press
  • Government confirms one of Dr. Oz's favored diet pills is a total hoax

    The government is forcing one of Dr. Oz's favorite supplement peddlers to pay out $9 million to consumers after making deceptive and unsubstantiated claims about weight loss products. Several years ago, you had probably never heard of the green coffee bean supplement for weight loss. Now, the…

    Vox.com
  • Fundraiser for Sebastapol police K9 with cancer surpasses goal

    Strangers have stepped up to help save the life of a K9 at the Sebastopol Police Department who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

    KGO – San Francisco
  • Celsius Partners with TriStar Motorsports for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season

    Celsius partners with TriStar Motorsports in the 2015 race season to promote Celsius and its benefits for consumers including 93% greater fat loss, burning of an additional 100 calories and more per serving, ...

    Accesswire
  • Twins' Glen Perkins says he's 100 percent

    Perkins missed the last two weeks of the regular season due to a forearm injury, but said that's no longer a problem. He took two weeks off once the season concluded, and went for a precautionary MRI just to make sure the injury wasn't serious. "I took two weeks off and started doing shoulder stuff…

    CBS Sports
  • Novartis pharma boss expects pressure on cancer drug prices

    Payers are likely to put pressure on drugmakers to lower the cost of cancer medicines, particularly when alternative treatments are available, the head of Novartis' pharma division said on Tuesday. "I think there will be increased pressure on oncology prices," David Epstein, head of Novartis'…

    Reuters
  • Mexico City swaps squats for subway rides

    There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but the overweight in Mexico City will be glad to hear there is such a thing as a free subway ride. Concerned health officials in the Mexican capital hope to get residents in shape by offering free journeys in return for them burning a few extra calories.…

    AFP Relax News
  • Medicare to transform how it pays doctors and hospitals

    The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform over the next four years the way that the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals, rewarding providers that achieve ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • With These Virtual Reality Glasses, You Can Eat All the Junk Food You Want

    If Project Nourished, an effort from Kokiri Lab, a Los Angeles–based tech company, proves successful, in the future you might be able to eat a dozen doughnuts a day and not feel guilty about putting yourself on the road to obesity. Or, at least, a virtual reality version of yourself will be eating…

    Takepart.com
  • As soon as one 'Uber for weed' startup gets cut down, another grows in its place

    It was only a matter of time before someone spun the "Uber for __" wheel and landed on WEED. Congress recently instructed the feds to back off medical marijuana. Peter Thiel's venture capital fund just bet millions that legal cannabis is gonna be huge. "Uber for weed" was so inevitable that at…

    The Verge
  • Gunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinic

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expected to survive, officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Which States Have the Most Unwanted Babies?

    The battle over abortion rights has resurfaced recently, as the new Republican-controlled Congress had to shelve a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In 28 of the 41 states for which 2006 and 2010 data were available, the rate of unintended pregnancies dropped by 5 percent of…

    The Fiscal Times
  • How To Make Flossing A Habit

    It’s the dental hygiene practice everyone loves to hate.

    Yahoo Health
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    Woman gives birth in Kroger grocery store

    Couple were on their way to the hospital when they had to pull over, Baby Cora was born just minutes later

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Plague cases rise in Madagascar, fear of more epidemics: WHO

    Plague has killed 57 people out of 213 known cases in Madagascar and more deaths are feared after recent flooding forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and set rats on the run, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The U.N. agency's first update since late November, when…

    Reuters
  • Clinton Foundation To Help Make Anti-Overdose Drug Much More Affordable

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Naloxone, a medication known as the “overdose antidote,” can reverse the effects of an overdose from opioid drugs like heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin and morphine. Although Naloxone has saved tens of thousands of lives, and has been approved for use against drug overdose by the…

    Huffington Post
  • Watch Joe Biden surprise Ellen for her birthday

    Vice President Joe Biden surprised Ellen DeGeneres on her birthday, using the opportunity on her show to ask people to sign up for Obamacare. In an episode that aired Monday, Biden asked "every mom out there to tell their adult child between the ages of 26 and 35 sign up — for no other reason than…

    Vox.com