Health

  • Doctors remove a 36-year-old baby skeleton from a woman's body

    In 1978, a 24-year-old pregnant woman from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh reportedly received the terrible news that she was suffering an ectopic pregnancy, in which the fetus grows outside the womb. The pregnancy did not go to term, just as doctors predicted, and the woman was told to…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #8: Megan Johnson

    Images via Raquel Zaldivar No one struts it down a slackline like Megan Johnson, our final Hottest Trainer contestant. Not only is she the co-founder of Slacroduo, a fitness brand she created with...

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  • 9 Great Foods For Weight Loss

    SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comForget counting calories or fat grams, or filling your pantry with “diet” foods or drinks. If you want to control your weight, try eating these.Read more from Grandparents.com:8 ways to lose weight without really tryingHow to eat healthy at your favorite restaurants7…

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  • Tossing and Turning Over Your Divorce? You May Be Losing More Than ZZZ's

    By Katie Parsons for KnowMore.tv's GalTimeIf you've been tossing and turning at night from the stress of your divorce, your lack of sleep could become a real health issue. In fact, about 10 weeks of consistent sleep loss can lead to a long-term spike in blood pressure, according to a recent study…

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  • GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) Arnuity Ellipta Approved by FDA

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) received positive news when the FDA approved its asthma treatment Arnuity Ellipta.

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  • ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Donations for A.L.S. Research Top $41 Million

    Contributions to the A.L.S. Association have surged since the challenge started trending online in late July.

    The New York Times
  • Why Medical Costs Are So Unpredictable

    Patients at one California hospital can get a standard lipid panel with change leftover from their twenty, while at another state hospital they'll pay more than they ...

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  • Motivational interviewing may not curb drinking among young adults

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Young people may not see meaningful benefits from a counseling approach designed to curb their alcohol use, according to a new analysis of previous research. Teens and young adults who took part in so-called motivational interviewing targeted to their risky…

    Reuters
  • Facial Fitness PAO: Most Bizarre Fitness Product Ever?

    Everyone has at least one fitness device in their home that they don't use, like the Thigh Master and the Shake Weight. Are you ready for one more? The Facial Fitness Pao, is a new product from Japan that claims to overpower the droopy effect of aging and it might be the most ridiculous exercise…

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  • Kindred Bio Goes To The Dogs; Lead Drug Candidate Washes Out

    Kindred Biosciences (NASDAQ: KIN ) shares plunged more than 30 percent in Thursday's pre-market action after one of its three lead veterinary drug candidates washed out in a pivotal test. The treatment ...

    Benzinga
  • Ethical experts urge 'fair' sharing of Ebola test drugs

    The limited doses of Ebola trial drugs must not be reserved for the well-off or well-connected, two medical ethics experts said on Thursday as two American doctors treated with an experimental serum were pronounced cured. "Fair selection of participants is essential," Ezekiel Emanuel of the…

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  • Teens Who Skimp On Sleep May Face Later Obesity Risk

    Teens who skimp on sleep could be setting themselves up for obesity just a few years later, a new study suggests.Researchers from Columbia University and the University of North Carolina found an association between getting fewer than six hours of shut-eye a night at age 16 and having a 20 percent…

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  • FDA clears Eliquis for new use against blood clots

    Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer said Thursday that federal regulators have expanded approval of their blood thinner Eliquis to treat two types of dangerous blood clots. The Food and Drug Administration ...

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  • How Toxic Fumes on Airplanes Can Impact Your Health

    After more than 50 years of knowing that the air you breathe on an airplane can be contaminated with hazardous oil fumes, only one type of aircraft, the Boeing 787, has been designed to provide clean air to passengers and crews.  “You could be exposed to oil fumes on a flight tomorrow,” said Judith…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Fitness Month: How Probiotics Went from Unsexy Supplement to In-Demand Beauty Aid

    Illustration: Magnia/Shutterstock In the span of a few years, probiotics have gone from being marketed to your menopausal mother—remember those well-known (and widely spoofed) Activia commercials starring a smiling Jamie Lee Curtis?—to newly chic, with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow...

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  • Lack of leadership hurts Ebola fight in West Africa: MSF

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Efforts to curb the deadly Ebola epidemic that swept across four West African states are being undermined by a lack of leadership and emergency management skills, the international head of Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. In an interview,…

    Reuters
  • Auxilium drug effective against cellulite in mid-stage study

    Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc said two doses of its drug to smoothen cellulite were statistically significant in a mid-stage study, sending its shares up nearly 8 percent. There are no FDA-approved cellulite treatments and there is little scientific evidence that any current over-the-counter…

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