Health

  • Joan Rivers Being Taken Out of Coma: Details

    Doctors began to take Joan Rivers out of her coma on Sunday, Aug. 31, sources tell Us Weekly — get new details

    Us Weekly
  • Joan Rivers Being Brought Out of Coma

    A source tells ET that doctors have started the process of bringing Joan Rivers out of a medically induced coma. A source tells ET that doctors started the process of bringing Joan Rivers out of a medically induced coma yesterday. The Fashion Police judge, 81, was placed under a medically induced…

    ET Online
  • Are Your Habits Productive or Unproductive?

    Continuing our discussion of habits and how they relate to success...Let's say you want to lose weight and get in shape. Even though you know consciously that you should drink more water and less soda if you want to lose weight and get in shape, you will continue to do the habits that are not…

    Huffington Post
  • With This Mobile Device, Your Smartphone Could Diagnose Disease in Minutes

    OK, maybe not, but this technology isn’t as far off as you think. A Philadelphia tech start-up’s newest invention, Biomeme, is a lightweight mobile system that can perform DNA diagnostics and real-time disease surveillance by leveraging the computing power of an iPhone or iPod.

    Takepart.com
  • Why anti-drug campaigns like DARE fail

    Plenty of adults remember DARE, the anti-drug education program used by schools since it launched in 1983. As the country moves toward relaxing its drug laws through marijuana legalization and other measures, education and rehabilitation programs will become the focus for public officials who want…

    Vox.com
  • Denmark's Novo Nordisk launches Ryzodeg in Mexico

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk (NOVOb.CO) has launched its type 2 diabetes treatment Ryzodeg in Mexico, a combination drug that could reap the company billions in revenues in years to come. Ryzodeg ...

    Reuters
  • Wallaby McCabe's triple neck-break sparks prevention call

    Experts have warned rugby players not to rely on neck-braces to stop spinal injuries but to focus on prevention as concerns grow over increasingly heavy collisions following the three neck fractures suffered by Australia's Pat McCabe. The Wallabies centre ended his career last week after suffering…

    AFP
  • Cyberonics device improves heart function after Boston flop

    A nerve stimulation device from Cyberonics improved cardiac function in heart failure patients in a small clinical trial, in contrast to an unsuccessful study backed by Boston Scientific. Both companies are trying to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure, in which the heart fails to pump…

    Reuters
  • Astra heart pill safe to use in ambulance but no extra benefit

    AstraZeneca's blood-thinning drug Brilinta is safe to use in the ambulance when heart attack patients are being rushed to hospital but giving it early in this way does not provide any extra benefit. Encouragingly, early use was not associated with excess bleeding, a potential problem with blood…

    Reuters
  • Aleshin upgraded to stable condition, per IndyCar

    Mikhail Aleshin still in hospital but in stable condition after accident Friday night at Auto Club Speedway.

    NBC Sports
  • Early Hint At Cardiovascular Outcomes With Sanofi's and Regeneron's Rapidly Advancing Cholesterol Drug

    Amid a slew of new data demonstrating yet again that PCSK9 inhibitors lower LDL cholesterol-- drastically and in a wide variety of different patient populations-- data from one trial offers the first suggestion that the drugs may in fact improve cardiovascular outcomes. But the analysis, the…

    Forbes
  • Children Using e-Cigarettes Are More at Risk of Trying Cigarettes

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that e-cigarette use by teens is on the rise.

    Motley Fool
  • I'll beat alcohol, says troubled Gascoigne

    Troubled former England star Paul Gascoigne has told a British newspaper he will overcome his problems with alcoholism after recently being hospitalised following a drinking binge. I am an alcoholic so I am taking one day at a time, but I will get there," Gascoigne told the Sunday Mirror. He…

    AFP
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    ON VIDEO: Young cancer patient gets good news

    7-year-old Avery was battling leukemia for the third time. After 23 days of intense chemotherapy, he got some awesome news.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.

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  • In America, Only The Poor's Eating Habits Aren't Improving

    CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, U.S. adults…

    Huffington Post
  • Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them from these harmful consequences, a new…

    Reuters
  • SIGNIFY Trial Provokes Sound And Fury Over Controversial Servier and Amgen Drug

    The controversial drug ivabradine just got a little more controversial. The drug, which is marketed by Servier under the brand names of Corlentor and Procoralan, is available in Europe and elsewhere and is used for the treatment of heart failure and stable angina. The drug is not available in the…

    Forbes