Health

  • 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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  • Patient isolated in California hospital for Ebola testing

    A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus has been put in isolation at a hospital in Sacramento, California, health group Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday. "We are working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente…

    AFP
  • Vikings WR Simpson appeals pending 3-game ban

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has appealed a pending three-game suspension for a repeat violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Simpson confirmed Tuesday that he was absent from practice Monday to attend a hearing on his case at league headquarters in New York. Simpson told…

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • LatAm losing fear of legalizing drugs: Ecuador president

    Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said Tuesday that Latin America is "losing fear" of legalizing drugs after decades of fighting traffickers with ample US prodding but limited success. The region's governments have opened talks toward developing a shared stance on legalization, and the topic is no…

    AFP
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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.



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  • FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

    The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease. Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes excess fat to build up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow. Cerdelga is…

    Associated Press
  • ResMed Introduces AirSense 10 Devices to Treat Sleep Apnea

    Resmed's (RMD) new AirSense 10 continuous positive-airway pressure (CPAP) and automatic positive-airway pressure (APAP) devices are capable of offering high-level of comfort to sleep apnea patients.

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  • 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
  • Marijuana Financier Sees Profit in Restrictions

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) MJ Holdings (MJNE) is aggressively seeking to acquire real estate in Washington state for the purpose of leasing to regulated marijuana-related businesses. "There is a demonstrated urgency in Washington for capital support for the real estate component of this industry and a…

    TheStreet.com
  • 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 considering and choosing artworks based on the evidence and giving it a higher priority than merely decoration for sterile rooms and corridors. "These are not just…

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

    Drug makers have stumbled in the search for a cure for Alzheimer's, but increasingly they are focusing on prevention instead amid the growing belief that once patients are severely affected it may be too late for any current treatments to work. As Hester Plumridge explains over on the Corporate…

    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
  • How to Deal With the Stress of Debt

    Living with mountains of debt can be stressful to say the least, but over time, having to constantly worry about money can take a real toll on your health. In a Gallup poll released last week, people with large amounts of student debt reported being in poorer health than people without such debt –…

    Yahoo Health
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #13: Ryan Allen

    Ryan Allen's background as a gymnast and a runner called him to the West Coast to develop his career in the fitness industry. If you can't get enough Ryan during workouts, you can read his articles on fitness and wellness on RealJock.

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