Health

  • 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 Slackroduo, a fitness brand she created with...

    Racked Miami
  • Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

    It's long been known that the older you get, the less you sleep. There are many proposed reasons for why this happens, and they include new medications, psychological distress, retirement or simply the theory that the elderly need less sleep. But a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical…

    Huffington Post
  • Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

    It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment," Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema,…

    AFP
  • Melo Follows LeBron's Lead

    Just like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony is dropping a bit of weight heading into the 2014-15 NBA season. According to the New York Post, the Knicks forward aims to get his weight

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  • How One Man Helps Others Suffering From Mental Illness

    One man's struggles with bipolar disorder inspired him to help others suffering from mental illness -- by finding a way to connect with them directly. Gary Hudspeth, a volunteer at the National Alliance of Mental Illness Helpline, joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd to discuss his role and the…

    Huffington Post
  • Alcobra Starts Patient Enrollment for Mid-Stage Study on MDX

    Alcobra (ADHD) announced that it has started patient enrolment in a phase IIb study on MDX.

    Zacks
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #15: Tolland Weems

    Welcome to Racked LA's search for our city's Hottest Trainer 2014. Over the last few days, we've been profiling our sixteen smoking locals—fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing, too. Once you've...

    Racked LA
  • Novartis to Invest $35M in Gamida Cell for 15% Equity

    Novartis (NVS) recently entered into an investment and option agreement with Israel-based Gamida Cell.

    Zacks
  • Democrat Runs on Obamacare Without Mentioning Obamacare

    A new ad from Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor boasts about his support for the law without mentioning its name

    BusinessWeek
  • Doctor Says Jim Kelly's Follow-Up Exam Shows No Sign Of Cancer

    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received encouraging news in his battle with cancer.An initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued…

    Huffington Post
  • Study: Exercise improves kids' brains

    New research has found that exercise may benefit children not only physically, but mentally as well. A study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that aerobic exercise has "a positive role in brain and cognitive health of…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Health Care Workers Need Security in Northern Nigeria

    Access is already one of Africa's biggest health care provision challenges, and the militant insurgency in the north of Nigeria is adding a layer of difficulty and hampering potential progress. In Nigeria, which is West Africa's economic powerhouse, astonishingly, only 38 percent of births are…

    Huffington Post
  • EU regulator warns on possible MS drugs side effects

    Europe's drug safety regulator said multiple sclerosis treatments known as interferon beta need stronger label warnings because some patients treated with the drugs have suffered side effects affecting the kidney and other organs. A spokeswoman for the European Medicines Agency said the label…

    Reuters
  • Ways to Spend Less on Prescription Drugs

    As health insurers shift more of the cost burden to consumers, the average U.S. Prescription drugs are a recurring expense that can really add up throughout the year. Insurers are increasing your share of the tab for certain brand-name drugs, and you'll pay even more if you don't follow strict…

    Kiplinger
  • Amicus lead drug nears approval as late-stage trial succeeds

    Amicus Therapeutics Inc is a step closer to bringing its first drug to the market after trial data paved the way for its lead drug to become the first oral treatment for patients with a disorder that causes an abnormal build-up of fat. The treatment was as effective as enzyme replacement therapies…

    Reuters
  • Lawmaker's proposals would aid aging population

    Building more affordable housing for Maine seniors and boosting Medicaid reimbursements to home care workers were among several policy ideas rolled out by House Speaker Mark Eves on Wednesday. The proposals ...

    Associated Press
  • Five fascinating charts on the plummeting teen birth rate

    The teen birth rate has fallen dramatically in the past few years. The teen birth rate has fallen 57 percent since it peaked in 1991. The past few years have been an especially fast decline, with the teen birth rate plummeting 29 percent between 2007 and 2013 alone.

    Vox.com
  • Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

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