Health

  • Novartis, Amgen partner on Alzheimer's, migraine treatment

    Swiss drug maker Novartis says it will cooperate with California-based biotech giant Amgen to develop and sell neuroscience treatments for illnesses and ailments like Alzheimer's disease and migraine headaches. ...

    Associated Press
  • Number of California inmates observed for Legionnaires' disease jumps

    The number of inmates being observed for possible infection with Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco has jumped from 71 to 85, but the number of confirmed diagnoses held steady at six, authorities said Tuesday. Prison authorities said they have begun restoring some…

    Reuters
  • Nationals activate Uggla off DL, add 2 others

    The Washington Nationals have activated second baseman Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list. The Nationals also purchased the contract of catcher Pedro Severino from Double-A Harrisburg and recalled left-hander Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse before Tuesday night's game at St. Louis. The…

    The Associated Press
  • Report: Julius Thomas to have surgery on injured finger Wednesday

    On Monday, Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said that tight end Julius Thomas was headed for a second opinion on the finger he broke in the team’s preseason opener and that surgery was a possibility depending on the evaluation. It looks like Thomas is headed for the operating room. Ian…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • The 'Nuyu' wants to be your digital workout buddy

    Health o Meter announced on Tuesday the launch of its new Nuyu line of health tracking devices and an associated mobile app. The system relies equally on the Nuyu Activity Monitor, which tracks steps, ...

    Engadget
  • Senior citizens’ use of computers and mobile phones might shave 10 years off their mental age

    Everyone fears a decline in mental ability as they age. However, if you are an avid user of technology, that decline could be delayed. A new study, published in the journal Intelligence, found that the use of computers and mobile phones could partly explain why senior citizens today appears to be…

    Quartz
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    Flu shots available, but should you get one?

    Flu virus expert say vaccines help, even with a virus mismatch

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • Recovering From PTSD After Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of New Orleans and left the greater Gulf Coast area wrecked. Nearly 2,000 people were killed as a result of the storm and thousands more were permanently displaced from their homes. With an estimated $108 billion dollars of damage, Katrina was also the also…

    The Atlantic Wire (RSS)
  • With Life Expectancy Up Globally, Octogenarians Could Be New Norm in Developed World

    The plight of Afghan women has made global headlines in recent decades—from mistreatment by the Taliban to struggling to build peace in their war-torn country. The trend for longer life expectancy is true all over the world, and outside Afghanistan lives are much longer. For the first time, women…

    TakePart.com
  • FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk.

    Associated Press
  • China adopts tougher rules to curb tobacco advertisements

    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China enforced sweeping new rules on Tuesday to restrict tobacco advertisements, in its latest step to rein in a widespread habit that has caused a massive health crisis. More than 300 million people have made cigarettes part of the social fabric in the…

    Reuters
  • Who Do You Trust?

    "I can't believe he lied to me!"Recently, even in the PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) Facts Forum, a participant remarked that one of his tricks lied to him about being on PrEP. "How can this happen?," he pondered -- it does all the time.Two years ago on the online site Manhunt, I was contacted by…

    Huffington Post
  • Development Update-o-Rama: NYU Medical Center Coming to Essex Crossing

    NYU Langone Medical Center has announced that it will establish a new facility at the huge Essex Crossing megaproject currently taking shape on the Lower East Side. The Lo-Down reports that the new facility will be the Joan H....

    Curbed New York
  • Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters

    LONDON (AP) -- Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.

    The Associated Press
  • Limiting Calories in Kids' Meals Can Have Positive Impact, Study Says

    A new kids' meal-related bill proposed by New York City Councilor Benjamin J. Kallos could potentially have a large impact on public health. According to a press release, the bill — called the "Healthy Happy Meals" Bill — would require, if passed, that all fast food meals marketed toward children…

    Eater
  • Jets place Jace Amaro on injured reserve

    The Jets had high hopes for tight end Jace Amaro as a receiver in his second NFL season, but they were put on ice Tuesday. Amaro has been placed on injured reserve and will have surgery on the shoulder injury that’s kept him out of action this summer. The move strips the Jets of a…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • All-Weather Floor Mats: Protects Your Vehicle

    Our all-weather floor mats are designed to trap water, road salt, mud and sand. Protect your Vehicle with WeatherTech®.

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  • Google, Sanofi to Jointly Improve Diabetes Management

    Given the alarming rise in the diabetic patient population every year, Google Inc.'s (GOOGL) life sciences group has partnered with the French drug maker Sanofi (SNY) to develop tools to enhance holistic diabetes management and treatment worldwide.

    Zacks
  • Valeant steps in to work on psoriasis drug with AstraZeneca

    Canadian drugmaker Valeant will work with British competitor AstraZeneca on a potential treatment for psoriasis a few months after biotech giant Amgen said it was ending research on the drug because of ...

    Associated Press