Health

  • LeBron James Didn't Eat Sugar, Carbs, Or Dairy For 67 Straight Days, Lost 'A Ton Of Weight'

    @kingjames The "Skinny LeBron" photo that started it all. LeBron James shared new details of the diet that saw him lose more than 10 pounds this summer, and it sounds even more extreme than we realized. James told reporters at his Nike sneaker event in Oregon that he cut out everything except meat,…

    Business Insider
  • Our Pathetic War Against Cancer - Part II

    Six years ago I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I had no symptoms at all, and no outward signs. It was found during a routine colonoscopy hiding out in my 'distal Ilium' as a small family of follicles. The diagnosis on that sunny, late-summer

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  • The Planks You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

    Now that the plank has effectively supplanted the crunch as the go-to core-strengthener, exercisers have placed a premium on their ability to hold the toning move—the longer, the better. As one-minute planks gave way to three-minute planks, and three-minute planks evolved into ten-minute planks,…

    Yahoo Health
  • Ebola Epidemic Could Reach Millions

    A new CDC report says there are likely 2.5 times as many Ebola cases as are being reported, and that the disease could reach 1.4 million people by early next year.

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  • Caring for a Child's Concussion

    Bumps and bruises are a part of every childhood, but with the large number of children participating in organized sports, traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, are on the rise. Emergency room visits for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries among young people increased…

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  • Should you hope to die at 75? Absolutely not.

    Ezekiel J. Emanuel, 57, wants to die 18 years from now. We know this because he's told us — in the title of an essay that's received an enormous amount of attention since it appeared on the website of The Atlantic last Wednesday."Why I Hope to Die at

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  • Finding Risks, Not Answers, In Gene Tests

    Jennifer was 39 and perfectly healthy, but her grandmother had died young from breast cancer, so she decided to be tested for mutations in two genes known to increase risk for the disease.When a genetic counselor offered additional tests for 20 other

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    Home-Packed Lunches Often Flunk Nutrition, Study Finds

    According to a study published last month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, it turns out that the brown-bag lunches we make may be less nutritious than we think they are. The study showed that most home-packed lunches flunked when they were graded based on the criteria set…

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  • Dartmouth's StudentLife app can tell you if your mental health is hurting your grades

    Not sure if you're depressed? Your smartphone may be able to clue you in. Researchers at Dartmouth have developed an Android app that keeps tabs on student behavior -- silently logging how long they sleep, the number of conversations they have, how.

    Engadget
  • Pacifiers May Get in the Way of Parents Bonding With Babies

    Baby pacifiers may get in the way of parents communicating with their infants, according to a study in the current issue of Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Parents may misread emotional signals from babies because their facial expressions are blocked by a pacifier. Research from 2012 found…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • CEO to step down of Livestrong group founded by cyclist Armstrong

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The CEO of the Livestrong cancer foundation started by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong announced his resignation on Tuesday after a tenure in which the organization went from a being global brand to losing millions after Armstrong's doping scandal. Doug…

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  • A Less-Invasive Procedure to Treat Fibroids

    The Ache: About 70% to 80% of women develop fibroids, or noncancerous tumors in the uterus, by age 50, according to scientific literature. Often fibroids are harmless, but they can press painfully on other organs, and cause frequent urination and excessive menstrual bleeding. Many women with…

    The Wall Street Journal
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    Why you hate Obamacare but love your own health plan

    The health care system is doing better than the controversy over the Affordable Care Act lets on.

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  • Study finds people drink more alcohol on days they hit the gym

    "Social weekend" days are throwing people quite the curveball: A new study from Northwestern Medicine found that while adults work out more Thursday through Sunday, they also increase their alcohol consumption on those days. "Perhaps people reward themselves for working out by having more to drink,…

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  • Rosemary Ginger Salmon Over Zucchini Pasta

    This is the perfect Monday night dinner for those of us that tend to carb-load on the weekends. The high fiber zucchini pasta undoubtedly makes this a guilt-free meal. We topped the vegetable pasta off with salmon to provide heart healthy omega-3's, protein

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  • Hunan Jiu Jia Shut Down for Imminent Health Hazard

    This is the second time the restaurant has been shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District this year. Hunan Jiu Jia at 3950 Schiff Drive was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District on Sept. 18 after a routine inspection uncovered an imminent health hazard.  The restaurant was shut…

    Eater Vegas
  • CVS Health's MinuteClinic Debuts in St. Louis at 5 Stores (revised)

    Healthcare service provider CVS Health Corporation (CVS) has recently inaugurated five MinuteClinic walk-in clinics within selective CVS/pharmacy stores in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Creve Coeur, Ellisville, O'Fallon, St. Peters and St. Louis

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  • Isis Pharmaceuticals Up on $4M Milestone Payment

    Shares of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ISIS) were up 4.3% immediately after the company announced that it has earned a $4 million milestone payment from Achaogen, Inc. (AKAO). The milestone payment was earned on the initiation of a phase III study on plazomicin, an aminoglycoside being developed for…

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  • Reporter quits on air...with F bomb

    A television reporter in Anchorage, Alaska , quit in grand fashion, walking off the set after finishing a package about a cannabis club. Near the end of her report Sunday night on CBS affiliate KTVA-TV, Charlo Green revealed that she owned the club, which works to pair card-carrying medical…

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  • Flying home by commercial jet may be safe after heart attack: study

    By Roxanne Nelson NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who have a heart attack while traveling abroad may be able to safely fly home on a regular commercial flight, according to a new study published in the Air Medical Journal. "There is very little useful information in the literature, to guide…

    Reuters