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
  • 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
  • Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Brazilian ticks that carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever passed the disease to animal hosts in as little as 10 minutes if they had recently fed on another animal, a new study found. “The current literature, including medical textbooks and guidelines for…

    Reuters
  • Men, substance users less likely to have weight-loss surgery

    By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A one-size-fits-all approach to weight-loss surgery may be keeping obese men, substance users and older people out of the operating room, a new study suggests. The study analyzed data from a Canadian program intended to encourage obese people to undergo…

    Reuters
  • 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.

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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
  • 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…

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  • Novus Aims to Make Medical Cannabis Affordable

    Whitefish, MT / Aug 22, 2014 / The legalization of medical cannabis has picked up steam over the past couple years, with 23 states and Washington D.C legalizing the drug in some form. While legalization ...

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  • 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
  • Doctors remove a 36-year-old baby skeleton from a woman's body

    In 1978, a 24-year-old pregnant woman from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh reportedly received the terrible news that she was suffering an ectopic pregnancy, in which the fetus grows outside the womb. The pregnancy did not go to term, just as doctors predicted, and the woman was told to…

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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
  • 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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    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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  • 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.

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  • 5 Reasons the Ice Bucket Challenge Will Find a Cure

    5. We are having our Magic Johnson moment. When the basketball legend announced that he was HIV positive in 1991, he instantly brought the disease into every home in America. Overnight, everyone knew someone with HIV. The ice bucket challenge does not have one principle figure though, which truly…

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  • What Is Needed To Combat The 'Biggest Ebola Outbreak That We Have Ever Seen'

    The two American aid workers who were the first patients to be successfully treated for Ebola in the United States were released Thursday, but the virus continues to spread along the West African coast. According to World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Gregory Hartl, bringing more personnel…

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  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #6: Liu Gross

    Welcome to Racked Chicago's search for Chicago's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile eight smoking locals and fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing, too. Once you've gotten to know...

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  • Tossing the First Lady's Lunch

    Affluent school districts shun federal funds so they can stop serving food kids won't eat

    BusinessWeek
  • No Choice: injury to keep Clemson from redshirting 4-star RB

    The ripple effects from Zac Brooks‘ injury has commenced in earnest. Wednesday, Clemson announced that Brooks would miss the entire 2014 season due to a foot injury.  That left the Tigers with just three healthy running backs… and Dabo Swinney with no other choice. In a move not entirely…

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