Health

  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #8: Megan Johnson

    Images via Raquel Zaldivar No one struts it down a slackline like Megan Johnson, our final Hottest Trainer contestant. Not only is she the co-founder of Slacroduo, a fitness brand she created with...

    Racked Miami
  • Unidentified fever 'kills 13' in DR Congo in 10 days

    A fever of unidentified origin has killed 13 people in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo since August 11, the health minister said. "All 13 people who have died suffered from a fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in a terminal stage, of vomiting a black matter," Dr Felix Kabange Numbi said…

    AFP
  • Manny Machado reportedly will have knee surgery, out for season

    Baltimore suffers a major blow to its World Series hopes, and Manny Machado looks like he'll miss the rest of 2014 with knee surgery. The anxiety surrounding Orioles' All-Star third baseman Manny Machado's return from a sprained right knee he suffered on Aug. 11 has turned into a terrible case of…

    SB Nation
  • 1 of 3 teens hit by lightning out of hospital

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- One of three eighth-grade football players hit by lightning during practice in a southern New Mexico town is out of the hospital.

    The Associated Press
  • Bristol-Myers/Pfizer's Eliquis Gets Yet Another FDA Nod

    Bristol-Myers (BMY) and partner Pfizer (PFE) announced that the FDA has cleared Eliquis for an additional indication.

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    Rare Disease Could Come Right from Your Medicine Cabinet

    The family of 24-year-old Cassandra Campbell says she got a rare disease from medicine she was taking for a bug bite, which spread quickly and eventually took her life.

    Tribune
  • Time to Rethink Technology at Summer Camp?

    Sitting with my wife by the lake in Northern Michigan at the beginning of the summer I listened as the director of our family camp, Camp Michigania, recited the rules for the week. "One final thing we ask everyone to abide by," he said to the assembled adults, "please keep your children from using…

    Huffington Post
  • Gov't delivers Obamacare contraception compromise

    The government issued a new rule and suggested another one Friday to address objections to the Obamacare contraception mandate.

    CNBC
  • OncoGenex's Custirsen Passes First Interim Futility Analysis

    OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OGXI) announced that the IDMC has recommended the continuation of the phase III ENSPIRIT study on custirsen for lung cancer.

    Zacks
  • If this video doesn't convince you to vaccinate your kids, nothing will

    Instead, fewer vaccinated people puts everybody at increased risk of deadly outbreaks, as Aaron Carroll explains in this excellent video (via Upworthy): What Carroll explains in this video is a concept called "herd immunity." If nobody is immunized its insanely easy for a virus to jump from one…

    Vox.com
  • Guidelines spell end of Ohio schools' pink cookie

    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A favorite — and locally famous — cafeteria treat is off the menu forever in one northeast Ohio school system because of new federal nutritional guidelines.

    Associated Press
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    Denver Homicide Suspect Who Ate Pot In Court

    A judge is weighing the evidence against a Denver man whose wife told dispatchers he ate marijuana-infused candy before he shot and killed her. Forty-eight-year-old Richard Kirk was in court for the hearing to decide whether he will stand trial in the April killing of 44-year-old Kristine Kirk.…

    Wochit
  • How to Help Aging Parents Manage Medications

    When you check her kitchen/medicine cabinet, instead of the neat row of Rx vials you've come to expect, you find chaos: half-empty vials of outdated drugs, unopened prescriptions still in the pharmacy wrapping, packs of over-the-counter remedies and supplements -- and a plastic baggie filled with…

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  • Heart Doctor Pay Drops To $558K As Interventions Scrutinized

    The nation’s cardiologists are still earning more than a half million dollars a year, but their income took a hit last year as trends in medicine and insurance payment curb the number of heart procedures needed and performed. Cardiology income dropped in 2013 for the first time in five years, with…

    Forbes
  • Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next?

    Apple's iPhone 6 is just weeks from release and will kick off Apple's new health care strategy. Google's working on its own plan to chase the health care market too. The two companies' moves have gotten plenty of buzz. (The power of the iPhone alone guarantees that Apple's strategy will be closely…

    Forbes
  • NutriFrontier Announces New Cutting Edge Product NutriO2

    True breakthroughs in health wellness may not come often, but when they do they can be absolutely life changing. NutriFrontier recently announced the release of NutriO2, a health supplement that may just ...

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  • Older people with vision trouble have an increased risk of early death

    A new study published Thursday in JAMA Ophthalmology takes a closer look at why people who start to have problems with their vision as they get older are more likely to die sooner than those who can see clearly.

    The Week (RSS)
  • Eagles' LeSean McCoy: Thumb hurts

    Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy left Thursday night's 31-21 preseason win against the Steelers in the first quarter with a right thumb injury. X-rays on McCoy's thumb were negative, but he didn't return after his 22-yard touchdown catch gave Philadelphia a 7-0 lead. Eagles coach Chip Kelly…

    ABC News
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    Breakfast May Not Be the Most Important Meal of the Day

    A 16-week study found that eating breakfast "did not have a significant effect on weight loss."

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