Health

  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires', which officials…

    Reuters
  • Zoe Saldana Shares Photo of Flat Post-Baby Abs—to Mixed Reviews

    There’s no denying that celebrity moms are pressured to get back to their thin frames almost immediately after they give birth. From Kim Kardashian to Kelly Clarkson, moms in the spotlight are under immense media scrutiny regarding the weight they gained while creating a human being or—gasp—the…

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  • Newborn girl found alive in dumpster in Kentucky; 1 charged

    A newborn baby girl who was found alive in a dumpster in western Kentucky remained in a hospital Friday, and a teenager was charged with attempted murder, a law enforcement officer said.

    Associated Press
  • SoulCycle, gearing up for expansion, files for initial public offering

    Los Angeles may have created the indoor cycling phenomenon, but it’s a New York company that’s taken advantage of the trend’s peaking popularity and going public.

    Los Angeles Times
  • New Ebola Vaccine: Will It Help to End Outbreaks?

    Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated. The study shows that the new vaccine, known as VSV-ZEBOV, "may…

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  • 10 years after Katrina, New Orleans finally opens a full-scale public hospital

    Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a full-scale public hospital again — a new Charity hospital.At 6 a.m. Saturday, the new 1.6-million-square-foot University Medical Center New Orleans, built with $1.1 billion…

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  • The Biggest LGBT Wellness Stories Of The Week

     Trans Communities Have More CancerBreaking: transphobia is making cancer worse. A new report from the World Health Organization found that cancer is higher among trans folks because stigma and discrimination stopped people from getting preventative screening.Straight Providers Favor Straight…

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  • The Blockbuster Potential of Biogen Inc's Pipeline

    Blue chip biotech stock Biogen has a strong pipeline full of drugs that could offer multi billion dollar opportunity. Lets take a closer look at the potential.

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  • Marijuana Price Rises Another 3% to $1,791

    For the week ended Friday, July 31st, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis rose from $1,736 in the prior week to $1,791, a jump of slightly more than 3%. The futures price for December 2015 remained ...

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    Miracle Baby Finally Goes Home After a Year in the Hospital

    Trevor Frolick, born 16 weeks early, was sent off with a heartfelt goodbye by adoring hospital staff after spending a full year in their care.

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  • Fetal tissue research declining, still important

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated by the release of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood officials. Newer, less-controversial technologies, including the “reprogramming” of adult skin cells…

    Reuters
  • The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 60s

    Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook community to tell us what they worried about most and then conferred with experts. Here's what we learned. (Find them all here.)We asked: What is your…

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    Ebola virus facts (7 photos)

    Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases. The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or…

    Yahoo News
  • Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public

    Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from ...

    Associated Press
  • Providence and St. Joseph hospital chains are in talks to merge

    Two major Catholic hospital systems with a big presence across the Southland — Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health — want to join forces amid an industrywide consolidation drive.

    Los Angeles Times
  • ImmunoGen: Back to a Development-Stage Biotech

    With the biotech no longer collecting Kadcyla royalties, the pipeline becomes the focus of the release of quarterly earnings.

    Motley Fool
  • These 2 big states saw big changes from Obamacare

    There were sharp decreases in the numbers of uninsured in Texas and California, but the rate among Hispanics continues to be relatively high.

    CNBC
  • The case for raising the alcohol tax, in one paragraph

    America has an alcohol problem — and some public health experts say the country is very much in need of an intervention. In the US, alcohol abuse causes 88,000 deaths each year, is linked to 40 percent of violent crimes, and led to more than 4.6 million emergency room visits in 2010. A new review…

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  • Male caregivers may be less likely to ask for help

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Among unpaid, informal caregivers of older people with illness or disability, male caregivers in particular can be ambivalent about asking for help, according to a new review. Caregivers are often family or close friends. In the U.K., for example, 58% of informal…

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