• Bodyshamed Mother Inspires Other Women To Proudly Share Pics Of Their Mum Bods

    New mum Mel Rymill was told she must “obviously” want to lose her baby weight by her personal trainer. A mum who was told she must “obviously” want to lose her baby weight, has kick-started a trend of women baring their mum bods on social media. Mel Rymill, from Australia, garnered support after…

  • Dad Speaks Out After 'Skittles Party' Leads to Son's Death

    “Skittles parties” may sound innocent, but they are far from it: They’re an alarming trend in which teens raid their parents’ medicine cabinets and dump the prescription and over-the-counter drugs they’ve gathered into a communal bowl. The teens then take handfuls of a random assortment of pills,…

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  • The "Hug Lady" Who Embraced Half-Million Troops Receives Continuous Get-Well Hugs in Return

    Sometimes what you put out, you really do get back. (All photos courtesty WFAA) For the last 12 years, Elizabeth Laird has been a constant at the airport in Fort Hood, TX with the sole purpose of hugging our troops. The 83-year-old, who is affectionately referred to as the “Hug Lady,” made it her…

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  • Russia bans weightlifters, cyclists and dancer for doping

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian weightlifters, two professional cyclists and a sport dancer have been banned for doping, the country's anti-doping agency said Thursday.

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  • Healthy diets may not be one-size-fits-all

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - When two people follow the same weight-loss diet to the letter, but one fails to lose weight, the problem might be their bodies’ different responses to the same foods, a recent Israeli study suggests. Over time, elevated blood sugar can lead to health problems…

  • How States Are Using Medicaid Funds to Help the Homeless

    One of the most important developments in Medicaid’s 50-year history has been the Obamacare provision that allows states, if they choose, to greatly expand their health insurance coverage to virtually all low-income families and individuals below retirement age. With strong backing from the federal…

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  • Company at center of drug pricing storm cuts cost of medicine

    (Reuters) - Turing Pharmaceuticals, the company that became a lightning rod for criticism over excessive price increases for older medicines, on Tuesday said it would cut the cost of its anti-infection drug to hospitals. Privately-held Turing and its Chief Executive Martin Shkreli sparked outrage…

  • The Single Best Tip for 9 Classic Exercises

    These coaching cues will help you nail every rep and build your best body (Image by Thinkstock)

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    Boosie BadAzz Reveals He Has Cancer, Quickly Deletes Post

    Boosie BadAzz took to Instagram this morning to share news that he has been diagnosed with kidney cancer and then deleted the post immediately after posting.

  • 9 Things That Are Surprisingly Good for Your Health

    "Family." "Friends." "Good health." "Warm food." "A steady income." And so goes the obligatory Thanksgiving roundtable of what each guest is grateful for. You may be surprised to learn what's good for your health. Family tensions, strained budgets and not enough time can all make the holiday season…

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  • ICYMI: Genetically-based cancer meds, taste's base and more

    Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists managed to turn taste on and off in mice by activating and silencing brain cells, putting to bed the notion that taste is determined by the tongue. University ...

  • Why you should avoid hospitals on weekends and holidays

    The anecdote highlighted an uncomfortable truth about hospitals. "All else held equal, it’s better to avoid the hospital on weekends or holidays," said Jha, an expert on health care quality. The effect that weekends and holidays can have on patient care remains contentious, despite extensive…
  • Mirko Cro Cop Suspended for Two Years for Doping Violation

    Although he retired in the days leading up to the public revelation that he had failed a UFC drug test, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic on Wednesday became the first UFC fighter officially sanctioned under the promotion's drug testing program administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Cro Cop…

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  • Eli Lilly's Portrazza Gets FDA Nod, Carries Boxed Warning

    Eli Lilly (LLY) gained FDA approval for Portrazza for the first-line treatment of metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

  • 23andMe: DIY DNA testing

    With a few drops of saliva, an Internet connection and $199 — anybody can order up a personalized DNA analysis to find out about their family tree and the risk of passing down diseases to their children. The DIY genetic testing company 23andMe is back. It’s been two years since the FDA issued a…

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    Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

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  • Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

    Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday. Craig Wilson, Costco vice president of food safety and…

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  • Russia accepts IAAF ban

    By Mitch Phillips MONACO (Reuters) - The Russian athletics federation has accepted its ban from the sport in the wake of widespread doping revelations, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Thursday. The IAAF Council is meeting in Monaco on Thursday, with the crisis…

  • Kids With Dogs Are Less Likely To Suffer From Anxiety

    Here's one more talking point for your kids as they try to convince you to get them a four-legged friend: A new study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease found that having a pet dog at home is associated with a decreased likelihood of developing childhood anxiety.Over 18 months,…

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