Health

  • 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

    STACK
  • Amicus's lead drug nears approval as late-stage trial succeeds

    (Reuters) - Amicus Therapeutics Inc moved a step closer to bringing its first drug to the market after trial results 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 drug developer's stock jumped 20 percent…

    Reuters
  • Three Fitness Secrets Of Hollywood Moms

    Kim Kardashian recently went on a Twitter tear, revealing that she’s not happy with her post-baby body. “After the baby, my body's just changed,” she told us afterwards when we asked her about her Twitter rant. I appreciate Kim’s candor because it seems that most Hollywood moms get their bodies…

    Access Hollywood
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    JWoww Explains How She Lost All Her Baby Weight In Less Than Three Weeks

    Jenni "JWoww" Farley had a super speedy return to her pre-pregnancy weight. The Jersey Shore alum gave birth to daughter Meilani Alexandra Mathews back in July, and reveals to E! News' Alicia Quarles that it only took her a matter of weeks to drop the 30 pounds she gained while pregnant.



    Wochit
  • LifeApps(R) Digital Media, Inc. Announces Upcoming LifeApps Health Website, Mobilizing Healthcare Initiative and Update of MDWorkout(R)

    LifeApps(r) Digital Media, Inc. announces upcoming LifeApps Health website, Mobilizing Healthcare Initiative and update of MDWorkout(r) SAN DIEGO, CA, United States / ACCESSWIRE / Aug 20, 2014 / LifeApps ...

    Accesswire
  • Growing number of biosafety labs raises public health concern

    Construction of new biosafety labs a waste of money, possible threat to public health, say reports and experts.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Novartis hands over experimental TB drugs in antibiotic pullback

    By Caroline Copley ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has signed a licensing deal to hand over its experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs to the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, joining a growing Big Pharma retreat from antibiotics. The TB Alliance deal reflects renewed scrutiny of the Novartis…

    Reuters
  • Marijuana Financier Sees Profit in Restrictions

    MJ Holdings (MJNE) is aggressively seeking to acquire real estate in Washington state for the purpose of leasing to regulated marijuana related businesses. ...

    TheStreet.com
  • More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The stress of caring for a family member with dementia may take a toll on health over time, but a new study suggests that even one day off can shift caregivers’ stress levels back toward normal. Based on measurements of the stress hormone cortisol,…

    Reuters
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    Playground helps autistic children socialize, research says

    For the 1 in 68 kids with autism, playgrounds can cause stress. Autism can hinder a child's ability to socialize. New research is showing how we can change that.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • ProFootballTalk: LeSean McCoy suffering from turf toe

    The PFT crew discuss LeSean McCoy’s injury, which he describes as a “small version of turf toe.” Mike Ryan, former NFL athletic trainer, explains what turf toe is and says it is up to the Philadelphia training staff to limit the amount of stress put on McCoy’s big toe.

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the UK. The new findings - including that taking public transportation was just as beneficial as the…

    Reuters
  • More Hospitals Use the Healing Powers of Public Art

    With studies showing a direct link between the content of images and the brain's reaction to pain, stress, and anxiety, hospitals are giving artwork a higher priority.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • The Promise and Conundrum of Improved Diagnostic Tests

    Better diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's and other incurable neurological disorders are in the works.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Empathy Needs to Be Part of the Medical Treatment

    A friend of mine was recently hospitalized for complicated heart surgery. During the next few days following that surgery, there was a constant flow of hospital staff members coming to his bedside to check his vital signs, or his intravenous drip, or to adjust the window shades and refresh his…

    Huffington Post
  • Mikel Arteta subbed off with injury

    The Arsenal captain was hurt in the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League playoff. Arsenal have been dealt an early injury scare to captain Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard was subbed off in the first leg of the Gunners' UEFA Champions League qualifier on Tuesday with an apparent ankle injury.

    SB Nation