Health

  • PHT’s top 14 of ’14: The NHL gets the mumps

    Sidney Crosby and Corey Perry are just two of the players that have been inflicted by the NHL outbreak.

    NBC Sports
  • The sky’s the limit in Vegas

    The fabulous Las Vegas Strip provides a view like no place else.

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  • Cancer Survivor, 9, Brings Toys To Sick Kids Spending Christmas At The Hospital

    While Reece Davis has a clean bill of health, he returned to the hospital for one more critical operation. The 9-year-old cancer survivor from Kansas City, Missouri, spent a lot of time at Children’s Mercy Hospital when he was battling neuroblastoma, a type of tumor, KCTV reported. Though he's…

    Huffington Post
  • ObamaCare numbers boosted by auto-enrollment -- despite Obama administration warnings

    While the 6.4 million federal ObamaCare enrollees clocked as of last week mark a significant increase from last December, about 70 percent of those customers are re-enrolling though the federal exchange — and more than 60 percent of those 4.5 million people were auto-enrolled in plans they had…

    The Week (RSS)
  • AQR Capital sold its position in AstraZeneca

    AstraZeneca is one of a few pure-play bio-pharmaceutical companies that span a medicine’s entire value chain.

    Market Realist
  • Novo Nordisk's Saxenda Gets FDA Nod, Launch in 1H15 - Analyst Blog

    Novo Nordisk's (NVO) Saxenda received FDA approval as the first once-daily human glucagon-like peptide-1 analogue for chronic weight management.

    Zacks
  • FDA denies approval for Actavis hypertension treatment

    Generic drug maker Actavis Plc said the U.S. health regulator denied an approval for its hypertension treatment, a fixed-dose combination of nebivolol and valsartan. The company said it would review the ...

    Reuters
  • The Reason Some People Crave Dirt, Lemons, And Even Toilet Paper

    We’ve all had a craving for salty, savory, or sweet (hello, chocolate!). But sometimes that urge to satisfy our taste buds can seemingly only be filled by the strangest substances. Weird cravings can include paint, lemons, dirt, ice, chalk, clay, pebbles, sand, hair, metal — and even toilet paper,…

    Yahoo Health
  • How to Set and Keep Your New Year's Resolution

    It's that time of year again. When the clock strikes midnight and the New Year begins, many of us see it as an opportunity to start fresh and create a brand new self. This is all well and good until about mid-February (or sooner), when life suddenly kicks back into gear, stress bogs us down and…

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Dealing with depression

    Yahoo Global News Anchor, Katie Couric, chats with comedian, Ruby Wax, about her personal battle with depression that she writes about in her new book "Sane New World." They also discuss how Ruby's become the "poster child" for mental illness in the United Kingdom.

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  • Ruling opens door for cruise malpractice lawsuits

    MIAMI (AP) — Pasquale Vaglio, a retired New York City policeman and Korean War veteran, was on the cruise of a lifetime with 18 family members in the summer of 2011 aboard Royal Caribbean's "Explorer of the Seas." Then, the accident happened.

    Associated Press
  • Kevin Durant dealing with 'bad ankle sprain,' unsure of return

    Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who's missing his fourth straight game Thursday, told NewsOK.com that he's dealing with a "bad ankle sprain" that prevents him from doing the basics. The injury is to the same foot he had surgery on recently, to fix a fractured bone.

    CBS Sports
  • Christmas in Sierra Leone: a Long-Overdue Ebola Care Unit for Local Health Workers

    Eight months into the outbreak, a dedicated Ebola treatment facility for Sierra Leonean health workers who contract the virus still does not exist. There is a dedicated center for foreign healthcare workers, but Sierra Leonean health workers are not admitted. Sierra Leone is experiencing roughly…

    Huffington Post
  • Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized with shortness of breath

    Former President George H.W. Bush was taken by ambulance to a Houston hospital with shortness of breath on Tuesday. Bush, 90, spent the 2012 holiday season in a hospital, undergoing seven weeks of treatment for bronchitis and other health problems. He was so ill then that he briefly was feared near…

    The Week (RSS)
  • PTC Therapeutics Starts Rolling NDA Filing for Translarna - Analyst Blog

    PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) initiated the process of a rolling submission of a new drug application to the FDA for Translarna for the treatment of nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

    Zacks
  • U.S. churches catching on to communion breads free of gluten

    By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - Rachel Rieger figured getting diagnosed with celiac disease and having to rid gluten from her diet meant she could no longer partake of the wheat-based communion bread that represents a key facet of her Catholic faith. "It was tough for me to cope with," said Rieger,…

    Reuters
  • 3 Biotech Stocks I Don't Want for Christmas

    I’d prefer coal in my stocking to these three troubled biotech stocks.

    Motley Fool
  • Employers take note: Americans with Disabilities Act payouts soaring in Texas

    Texas employers have seen a significant jump in payouts to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission due to claims of discrimination against employees based on their disabilities. Payouts from employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act almost doubled in Texas in the past five years,…

    American City Business Journals
  • 3 Ways to Get Cheaper Health Care in 2015

    Companies are offering workers more health and wellness options, which means more opportunities for you to shop around for the most affordable care.

    Money