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  • Zoe Saldana Shares Photo of Flat Post-Baby Abs—to Mixed Reviews

    There’s no denying that celebrity moms are pressured to get back to their thin frames almost immediately after they give birth. From Kim Kardashian to Kelly Clarkson, moms in the spotlight are under immense media scrutiny regarding the weight they gained while creating a human being or—gasp—the…

    TakePart.com
  • Newborn girl found alive in dumpster in Kentucky; 1 charged

    A newborn baby girl who was found alive in a dumpster in western Kentucky remained in a hospital Friday, and a teenager was charged with attempted murder, a law enforcement officer said.

    Associated Press
  • S. Africa's Tutu to remain in hospital for 'another few days'

    South African archbishop Desmond Tutu will remain in hospital in Cape Town "for another few days" despite making good progress, his foundation announced Saturday, four days after he was hospitalised with a recurring infection. The 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate underwent a "small investigative…

    AFP
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    Ebola virus facts (7 photos)

    Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases. The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or…

    Yahoo News
  • SoulCycle, gearing up for expansion, files for initial public offering

    Los Angeles may have created the indoor cycling phenomenon, but it’s a New York company that’s taken advantage of the trend’s peaking popularity and going public.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Marijuana Price Rises Another 3% to $1,791

    For the week ended Friday, July 31st, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis rose from $1,736 in the prior week to $1,791, a jump of slightly more than 3%. The futures price for December 2015 remained ...

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  • CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

    ATLANTA (AP) — Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.

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  • One Year Later, Emory's Medical Staff Looks Back On The Ebola Crisis

    When Dr. Kent Brantly contracted Ebola during a medical mission to treat others with the disease in Liberia last summer, the U.S. State Department gave Emory University Hospital 72 hours notice before transferring Brantly into their doctors' care."The first question was: Did we have the ability to…

    Huffington Post
  • Male caregivers may be less likely to ask for help

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Among unpaid, informal caregivers of older people with illness or disability, male caregivers in particular can be ambivalent about asking for help, according to a new review. Caregivers are often family or close friends. In the U.K., for example, 58% of informal…

    Reuters
  • Katie Hopkins Reveals Doctors Offered To Abort Her Autistic Daughter

    Katie Hopkins today revealed that she was offered an abortion during her eighth month of pregnancy – because of doubts surrounding her daughter’s future quality of life. The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant also admitted that she couldn’t go through with the procedure because she didn’t have…

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  • The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 60s

    Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook community to tell us what they worried about most and then conferred with experts. Here's what we learned. (Find them all here.)We asked: What is your…

    Huffington Post
  • ImmunoGen: Back to a Development-Stage Biotech

    With the biotech no longer collecting Kadcyla royalties, the pipeline becomes the focus of the release of quarterly earnings.

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  • These 2 big states saw big changes from Obamacare

    There were sharp decreases in the numbers of uninsured in Texas and California, but the rate among Hispanics continues to be relatively high.

    CNBC
  • Providence and St. Joseph hospital chains are in talks to merge

    Two major Catholic hospital systems with a big presence across the Southland — Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health — want to join forces amid an industrywide consolidation drive.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Mark Zuckerberg and pregnant wife shed light on miscarriages

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on the social media site Friday that his wife, Priscilla Chan, is pregnant with a baby girl after having three miscarriages. By publicly sharing their personal experience ...

    San Jose Mercury News
  • Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public

    Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from ...

    Associated Press
  • The Biggest LGBT Wellness Stories Of The Week

     Trans Communities Have More CancerBreaking: transphobia is making cancer worse. A new report from the World Health Organization found that cancer is higher among trans folks because stigma and discrimination stopped people from getting preventative screening.Straight Providers Favor Straight…

    Huffington Post
  • Flavoring, other additives increase cigarettes’ addictiveness

    By Lisa Rapaport and Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Ingredients that help enhance the appeal of “light” and “low-tar” cigarettes may contribute to the addictiveness of smoking, a study suggests. Researchers scoured more than 7 million tobacco industry documents to see how additives known as…

    Reuters