Health

  • If I Knew My Daughter Had Down Syndrome, I Would Have Aborted Her – All Women Should Have That Right

    STORY: Mom’s Emotional Facebook Post About Baby With Down Syndrome Goes Viral Studies vary, but anywhere from 67 percent to 85 percent of women who learn their baby has Down Syndrome terminate their pregnancies, according to a 2012 University of South Carolina review published in the medical…

    Yahoo Canada Style
  • 'Can't Buy Me Love' Star Amanda Peterson Died of Accidental Drug Overdose

    Amanda Peterson, who starred alongside Patrick Dempsey in the 1987 romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love, died of an accidental drug overdose, according to pathology reports obtained by ET. The actress, who was 43 at the time of her death, had marijuana in her system, as well as prescription drugs,…

    ETonline
  • Laboring to Shatter Entitlement Mindset

    freedesign.comIt's flu season and the lack of available vaccines is raising concerns, especially among the elderly and those people in the category of "high risk." Influenza is not joke, but there is another bug flitting around that is just as insidious to our well being.Affluenza -- the term grabs…

    Huffington Post
  • Health care costs in Massachusetts surged 4.8 percent in '14

    The cost of health care soared nearly 5 percent in Massachusetts last year despite efforts to hold down expenditures, according to a state report released Wednesday. The Center for Health Information and ...

    Associated Press
  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Hits Back At ‘Skinny’ Critics: Body Shaming Should Be Made Illegal

    When Cheryl Fernandez-Versini first stepped onto the red carpet at X Factor auditions back in July words like ‘skeletal’, ‘skinny’ and shockingly, even suggestions of an eating disorder were banded around by the papers.

    Amy Nickell
  • British doctor in northern Yemen unfazed by 'crazy warfare'

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Windows shattered next to Natalie Roberts as air strikes rained down around a hospital in northwest Yemen, but the British doctor focused only on keeping her war-wounded patients alive while the warplanes circled overhead. "You feel totally…

    Reuters
  • Nationals activate Uggla off DL, add 2 others

    The Washington Nationals have activated second baseman Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list. The Nationals also purchased the contract of catcher Pedro Severino from Double-A Harrisburg and recalled left-hander Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse before Tuesday night's game at St. Louis. The…

    The Associated Press
  • Report: Julius Thomas to have surgery on injured finger Wednesday

    On Monday, Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said that tight end Julius Thomas was headed for a second opinion on the finger he broke in the team’s preseason opener and that surgery was a possibility depending on the evaluation. It looks like Thomas is headed for the operating room. Ian…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • Liberia declared free of Ebola, again: WHO

    The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test. "WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population," the UN health agency said in a…

    AFP
  • Giants' Tim Lincecum flies to see noted hip doctor; surgery possible

    Giants great Tim Lincecum will travel to visit noted hip doctor Marc Philippon Wednesday in Vail, Colo., where a final determination will be made as to whether Lincecum needs hip surgery, people familiar with the situation say. Lincecum has already seen multiple doctors regarding his hip issue, and…

    CBS Sports
  • Bristol-Myers to Pay up to $1.25B for Right to Buy Promedior

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Promedior, Inc., gaining an exclusive right to acquire the latter.

    Zacks
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    Double dose of chemo effective for some ovarian cancer patients

    A new study shows the treatment increased the survival rate for ovarian cancer patients

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • President Obama's "Health Care W-2"

    In 1943, the government began requiring that employers track and report on employee compensation. The resulting W-2 is now part of an annual ritual. Each January, employers pull together an array of information to generate a W-2 for each employee who worked for them at any point during the year…

    Huffington Post
  • Recovering From PTSD After Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of New Orleans and left the greater Gulf Coast area wrecked. Nearly 2,000 people were killed as a result of the storm and thousands more were permanently displaced from their homes. With an estimated $108 billion dollars of damage, Katrina was also the also…

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  • The 'Nuyu' wants to be your digital workout buddy

    Health o Meter announced on Tuesday the launch of its new Nuyu line of health tracking devices and an associated mobile app. The system relies equally on the Nuyu Activity Monitor, which tracks steps, ...

    Engadget
  • Senior citizens’ use of computers and mobile phones might shave 10 years off their mental age

    Everyone fears a decline in mental ability as they age. However, if you are an avid user of technology, that decline could be delayed. A new study, published in the journal Intelligence, found that the use of computers and mobile phones could partly explain why senior citizens today appears to be…

    Quartz
  • Number of California inmates observed for Legionnaires' disease jumps

    The number of inmates being observed for possible infection with Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco has jumped from 71 to 85, but the number of confirmed diagnoses held steady at six, authorities said Tuesday. Prison authorities said they have begun restoring some…

    Reuters
  • Walk, Don't Ride: How Many Calories Can You Burn Between NYC Subway Stops?

    New Yorkers are far from the most sedentary of city dwellers, given all of the schlepping that comes along with taking public transit as opposed to hoping into a car, but a website wants to promote paring down subway...

    Curbed New York
  • Jets place Jace Amaro on injured reserve

    The Jets had high hopes for tight end Jace Amaro as a receiver in his second NFL season, but they were put on ice Tuesday. Amaro has been placed on injured reserve and will have surgery on the shoulder injury that’s kept him out of action this summer. The move strips the Jets of a…

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