Health

  • San Francisco lawmaker says he takes anti-HIV drug, urges wider use

    An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same. Scott Wiener, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors, said in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post that he takes…

    Reuters
  • NFL Injury Report

    NFL Injury ReportNEW YORK (AP) -- INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - COLTS: DNP: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), CB Darius Butler (neck), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), LB D'Qwell Jackson (not injury related), DT Ricky Jean Francois

    The Associated Press
  • Asia's rising tobacco epidemic

    Asia's rising tobacco epidemic Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect of no-smoking policies in Asia, where both high- and low-income countries are belatedly waking up to a growing tobacco-related health epidemic. Researchers say inadequate public awareness of smoking…

    AFP
  • CVS: One In 12 Hepatitis C Patients Not Adhering To $1,000/Day Pill

    Over 8 percent of hepatitis C patients taking Sovaldi (sofosbuvir; Gilead) are failing to complete their full, 12-week course of drug therapy, a dropout rate roughly four times that observed in clinical trials. This real-world data comes from an analysis released this morning by CVS Health Research…

    Forbes
  • Bug forces Apple to delay launch of HealthKit fitness apps

    HealthKit apps are designed to allow health- and fitness-related data to be tracked and shared with consumers and doctors. The launch of several health- and fitness-related apps built on Apple's HealthKit platform has been delayed by a software bug, casting a shadow on today's release of Apple's…

    CNET
  • F.T.C. Wary of Mergers by Hospitals

    As hospitals merge and buy up physician practices, creating new behemoths, one federal agency is raising a lonely but powerful voice, suggesting that consumers may be victimized by the trend toward consolidation. Hospitals often say they acquire other hospitals and physician groups so they can…

    The New York Times
  • Life Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Vet, Cancer Survivor Who Got Home Makeover

    Life Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Vet, Cancer Survivor Who Got Home MakeoverThis army veteran and cancer survivor's life is going to get easier because of a team of Home Depot employees. Veteran Debbie Coleman of Gilbert, Arizona, is a single mom whose

    Huffington Post
  • Nebraska health insurance cost dispute unresolved

    A major Nebraska health insurer has been unable to come to terms with one of the state's biggest medical networks, so thousands of people are either facing significantly higher costs or changing doctors. No talks have been held since the contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and…

    Associated Press
  • E-Cigarettes and Maintenance Therapy: A Smart Public Health Approach

    E-Cigarettes and Maintenance Therapy: A Smart Public Health ApproachI don't smoke, but I find myself fascinated by and passionate about the debate over e-cigarettes. Why? Because e-cigarettes illustrate how harm reduction approaches to drug policy, particularly

    Huffington Post
  • Ultrasound as good as CT for initial diagnosis of kidney stones : study

    By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using the sound waves of an ultrasound to detect a painful kidney stone is just as effective as the X-rays of a CT scan, and exposes patients to much less harmful radiation, according to a new multicenter study. "It's actually quite surprising that…

    Reuters
  • Ryan Raburn to undergo knee surgery

    Just two weeks after returning from the disabled list for a wrist injury Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Raburn parlayed a very productive season in a part-time role with the Indians last year into a two-year deal, but he hit just .200…

    NBC Sports
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    Pregnant Mila Kunis Flaunts Baby Bump In Super-Short Shorts As Countdown To Due Date Continues

    Ready-to-pop Mila Kunis is trying to beat the heat! The 31-year-old mama-to-be—who is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with fiancé Ashton Kutcher—was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Tuesday, where she was snapped rocking a pair of short black biker shorts and a fitted tank as she…

    Wochit
  • Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

    A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital. Dr. Samuel Foote, a former clinic director for the VA in…

    Associated Press
  • GSK melanoma pill backed by UK cost watchdog with price cut

    Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service. GSK currently markets Tafinlar but the product will soon transfer to Novartis under a…

    Reuters
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with malignant tumor

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with liposarcoma, a type of malignant tumor of the fatty tissues, his doctor announced at a press conference on Wednesday. Doctors so far have an optimistic outlook. "We have experts sitting in house that treat, manage, and research on sarcoma," said Dr.…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Workout Wednesday: JetSet Pilates is Trailblazing Boutique Fitness in Wynwood

    Welcome to Workout Wednesday, where we shed the limelight on Miami's hottest fitness trends, studios and workouts. The only thing dangerous about the new JetSet Pilates in Wynwood, is that Zak the Baker is located next door. Since its first studio opened in South Beach back in 2011, JetSet has been…

    Racked Miami
  • Shire's Vyvanse Accepted for FDA Review for Binge Eating

    Shire plc (SHPG) recently announced that the FDA has accepted its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Vyvanse with priority review for the indication of binge eating disorder in adults. The sNDA was based on encouraging results from two identically designed, randomized, placebo-controlled…

    Zacks
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  • Mario Mandzukic breaks nose, set for surgery

    Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic is set to have surgery to repair a broken nose suffered in Tuesday evening’s 3-2 loss to Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League. The injury was sustained in the 3rd minute when Mandzukic took an elbow to the face from Pajtim Kasami. Atletico released a…

    NBC Sports