Health

  • Crucial Update: Kate Middleton's Due Date Still Allows For Plenty of Pregnancy Style

    Photo: Getty Pregnant with her second child, Kate Middleton experienced severe morning sickness, canceling engagement after engagement. The public broke out into a collective sweat, thinking of all the Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen maternity-wear hanging in the Duchess's...

    Racked
  • Family of Ebola-infected nurse Amber Vinson defends her trip to Ohio

    The family of Ebola-infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is defending her from critics who say she was careless in traveling to Ohio knowing she might have been potentially exposed to the deadly virus — and traveling back after developing symptoms.

    Yahoo News
  • Why the backlash against egg freezing perks is ridiculous

    Facebook and Apple are giving women another tool in the complex, often fraught decision of when to have children, with whom, and whether to do it alone or not.

    Fortune
  • Brian Orakpo could be out for season with torn pectoral

    Washington fears Orakpo suffered a torn pectoral for the third time in his career. Washington believes outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has suffered a torn pectoral and will miss the rest of the season, sources have told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. If Washington's fears are realized, it will the…

    SB Nation
  • A complete history of Ebola, in one graphic

    The team at Involution Studios has put together an incredible graphic explainer of Ebola. It explains how the disease works and why this particular outbreak is so bad. The whole thing is worth reading. I especially liked this first section that walks through the history of Ebola and how stunningly…

    Vox.com
  • CVS has a plan to strong-arm other pharmacies out of selling cigarettes

    Early last month, CVS became the first major pharmacy chain to halt the sales of tobacco products. At its 7,700 pharmacies across the country, cigarette sales are now a thing of the past. To understand how CVS can wield this kind of influence over other pharmacy chains, you have to understand how…

    Vox.com
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    The big trend in medical marijuana: products that don’t get you high

    With the medical marijuana industry growing (23 states and counting) the new trend in the cannabis industry is something that's largely legal -- products involving cannabinoids, a part of the plant that doesn't get you high.

    Yahoo Finance Video
  • Help Stop Ebola -- Tell Congress and the White House to Order Hospitals to Put Safety Standards First

    Now that nurses, who have been sounding the alarm about Ebola for more than two months, finally have the attention of policy makers and everyone else, let's have no more excuses and take the critical steps needed to contain and eradicate this virulent disease in the U.S. and globally. You can help…

    Huffington Post
  • [video] WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free

    The World Health Organization declared Nigeria “Ebola-free” on Monday, a sign of how easily the virus could have been contained had other West African countries acted as swiftly as Nigeria did. Photo: ...

    MarketWatch
  • EU offers benefits of "orphan" disease status to Ebola drugs

    Europe's medicines regulator said on Monday it was ready to offer Ebola treatments and vaccines the benefits of "orphan" drug status -- including extended market exclusivity -- in a bid to encourage their development. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said orphan status could be granted for…

    Reuters
  • Ebola victim's Texas fiance expresses gratitude, sorrow

    By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas earlier this month, said on Sunday she was grateful to be leaving quarantine without any signs of the disease that killed the man she was to marry, but saddened by the toll the virus has taken.…

    Reuters
  • NewLink in $1 bln deal with Roche to develop cancer drug

    NewLink Genetics Corp said it entered into an agreement with Roche Holding AG to develop NewLink's cancer immunotherapy, making the Ebola vaccine developer eligible to receive over $1 billion in milestone payments. NewLink's shares jumped nearly 30 percent before the bell on Monday. Immunotherapies…

    Reuters
  • Doctors begin to practice "web-side" manner

    As waiting rooms fill up, more physicians are seeing patients through online channels, but not every doctor is buying it

    CBS News
  • U.S. hospitals gird for Ebola panic as flu season looms

    A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had traveled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola. The woman had been to South Africa, more than 3,400 miles (5,400 km) from the three West African countries enduring the worst Ebola outbreak on…

    Reuters
  • Susan G. Komen Targets a New Generation

    Judith Salerno, CEO of Susan G. Komen, says the nonprofit has to find new ways to reignite supporters and appeal to younger people.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Daniel Kilgore carted off with leg injury, won’t return

    The 49ers weren’t deep on the offensive line to begin with. Now they’re about to get even thinner. Center Daniel Kilgore is being carted off after getting his leg rolled on, and trainers immediately brought out the air cast. That’s usually a sign of a broken leg. He was replaced by rookie Dillon…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • Spiller to have surgery Monday, season over

    A great day for the Bills comes with a couple of major pieces of bad news.  Running back Fred Jackson suffered a groin injury that will be fully diagnosed during a Monday MRI.  His replacement, C.J. Spiller, suffered a broken collarbone. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Spiller will…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS

    Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. The Charge looks to be a revision of the Fitbit Force, which was pulled off the market after it caused bad skin reactions for some customers. Charge HR will offer a bit extra with the addition of PurePulse, the company's…

    The Verge