Health

  • Amgen ends work on experimental psoriasis drug

    Drugmakers Amgen and AstraZeneca said Friday that some patients who took an experimental psoriasis drug experienced suicidal thoughts or behavior, and Amgen said it is ending development of the drug. Amgen ...

    Associated Press
  • A's OF Coco Crisp (neck) may need season-ending surgery

    The neck injury to Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp could be potentially very serious. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Crisp may require season-ending neck surgery, though Crisp is getting other opinions before making a decision.

    CBS Sports
  • Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibiotic use

    By P.J. Huffstutter and Nathan Layne CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. The voluntary…

    Reuters
  • Cannabis Company Fights Silicon Valley Shade

    Cannabis companies like MassRoots fight to be taken seriously by Silicon Valley.

    Forbes
  • Refugees Are At A Higher Risk For Mental Illness

    The stress and hardship faced by immigrants setting up in a new country could be contributing to an increased risk of psychosis among certain communities. And for those coming to a new country with refugee status -- which usually means they’re also escaping adversity or trauma -- the risk of mental…

    Huffington Post
  • How to Evaluate a 50% Move in AVEO

    When investors see stocks run up 50% or more on a news release, they probably just assume the company is being acquired.

    24/7 Wall St.
  • The Gross Truth About Germs and Airplanes

    New research has uncovered some disturbing truths about air travel that may make you run as fast as you can from your next flight.

    Yahoo Travel
  • Renowned Veterinarian and Veterinary Cannabinoid Expert Joins True Leaf

    VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 21, 2015 / True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (CSE: MJ) (FSE: TLA.F). One of North America's foremost holistic veterinarians and a world expert on cannabis and its medicinal ...

    Accesswire
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    Tomatoes: 3 Reasons to Eat More of This Nutritional Superfood

    Tomatoes help to promote healthier skin, weight lose and strong bones.

    Scripps Ulive
  • Hawks' Carroll avoids serious injury, listed as questionable

    An MRI on DeMarre Carroll's left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in Friday night's Game 2 against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals, Carroll's agent said Thursday. Mark Bartelstein told The Associated Press that Carroll has only a knee sprain and ''maybe…

    The Associated Press
  • Giants' Jake Peavy: 'No reason' to rush rehab

    Giants pitcher Jake Peavy is set to begin a rehab assignment with high Class A San Jose on Friday, but with the rotation pitching better in recent weeks, he knows that he can take his time with his recovery, MLB.com reports. "There's no reason for me to rush this thing," Peavy said Thursday. Peavy…

    CBS Sports
  • CVS to expand pharmacy business with $10.1 billion Omnicare buy

    The move gives CVS, the second-largest U.S. drugstore operator, access to the older, sicker U.S. population and builds on its specialty pharmacy, which provides drugs to people with expensive chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. The pharmaceutical sector has been consolidating as…

    Reuters
  • San Jose’s Outset Medical raises $60 million to transform kidney dialysis

    A San Jose company working to transform kidney dialysis into a home treatment has raised $60 million to support research and development of its potentially breakthrough medical device. Outset Medical said ...

    San Jose Mercury News
  • Suffering and Strength

    They gave them Tang to drink. It was next to each hospital bed. The women and children were malnourished and non-communicative. They were sitting and lying on the floor, because for months-even years-they had neither beds nor mats to sleep on. Their food was nutrient-poor and insufficient. Many had…

    Huffington Post
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    US bird flu causes egg squeeze

    An avian influenza outbreak in the U.S. is set to force consumers to shell out more for eggs and other poultry products. Yiming Woo reports.

    Reuters Videos
  • No, Pharmascolds Are Not Worse Than The Pervasive Conflicts Of Interest They Criticize

    Let's start with a quick poll:  Which is worse? A. The pervasive influence of industry on medicine, which has undermined the independence and altruism of physicians. B. The critics of industry influence, who have created a paranoid culture of distrust which has undermined the partnership of…

    Forbes
  • West Africa's health systems need rebuilding post-Ebola: WHO

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Health care systems in West Africa that collapsed during the Ebola epidemic must be rebuilt urgently to provide basic services and confront other killer diseases, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. Recovery plans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra…

    Reuters
  • Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • DeMarre Carroll out after suffering knee injury

    Carroll planted his foot awkwardly and immediately appeared to be in pain, but avoided serious injury. Carroll is day-to-day, which is much better than the alternative of a torn ACL or meniscus. As Carroll drove to the hoop, he planted his left foot and his knee appeared to buckle.

    SB Nation
  • DeMarre Carroll injury may not get Hawks' Mike Scott more time

    With Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals with a sprained left knee, it's natural to assume that forward Mike Scott could be in line for more minutes. 

    CBS Sports