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
  • Heavy pot use in teen years may predict later-life disability

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A long-term study of Swedish men finds that those who smoked marijuana at age 18, especially the heaviest users, were more likely to end up on the nation’s disability rolls by age 59. “There is reason to believe that the associations found in our study…

    Reuters
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
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    Girl, 3, 'unable To Walk' From Neglect, Report Finds

    A report says, a 3-year-old girl could not walk and had severe nappy rash requiring hospital treatment as agencies underestimated neglect. Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board's serious case review follows her parents being jailed for neglect. The report focuses on the couple's four youngest…

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  • Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing officials considering how to…

    Reuters
  • LeSean McCoy is healthy, so don't worry, fantasy owners

    Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has been dealing with a painful case of turf toe, but it sounds like he's moved past the minor injury. On Tuesday, head coach Chip Kelly joked with reporters, saying that he doesn't think McCoy will "ever play again," per CSN Philly. Kelly went on to…

    SB Nation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6 Tactics For Powering Through A Workday On No Sleep

    Let's get this out of the way first: not...

    Business Insider
  • 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
  • [video] What Parents Should Know Before Flying With a Baby

    There are increased health risks for infants on planes, especially if they are sitting in laps. WSJ's Scott McCartney talks with Tanya Rivero on Lunch Break about what parents should know before flying ...

    MarketWatch
  • Biotechnology Stocks to Keep an Eye On

    Deerfield Beach, FL / Aug 20, 2014 / It has been a disappointing year for biotechnology stocks so far after last year’s surge. The correction was expected after last year’s surge; however, the losses were ...

    Accesswire
  • Novartis licences drugs to non-profit TB group

    Swiss-based pharmaceuticals giant Novartis said Wednesday that it had signed a licensing deal with an international organisation that fights tuberculosis. In a statement, the group said that the exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development covered…

    AFP
  • County in Liberia runs out of body bags for Ebola victims

    In areas of Liberia and Sierra Leone, there aren't enough body bags for victims of Ebola or protective clothing for the health workers trying to fight the virus. There are "absolutely no body bags" in the northern Liberian county of Lofa, the country's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare said in…

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