Health

  • Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

    People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show. In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled…

    LiveScience.com
  • Abiomed raises revenue outlook, wins US approval for heart pump

    (Reuters) - Medical device maker Abiomed Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast and said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its heart pump, sending its stock up about 30 percent in extended trading. Abiomed's heart pump, Impella RP, helps blood circulation for up to 14 days in…

    Reuters
  • Joan Rivers' Daughter Files Lawsuit Against Clinic, Doctors Allegedly Involved in Her Mother's Surgery

    Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa has filed a lawsuit against the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic and doctors who were allegedly involved with her mother's surgery last August, ET has learned. NEWS: Joan Rivers Dead at 81 The legendary comedienne underwent a routine endoscopy last summer reportedly to…

    ETonline
  • FDA names Duke cardiologist to No. 2 leadership job

    The Food and Drug Administration has named a prominent Duke University cardiologist to its No. 2 leadership position, tasked with overseeing drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. Dr. Robert Califf ...

    Associated Press
  • TUF 18 Winner Julianna Pena Set to Return from Injury at UFC Fight Night 63

    Julianna Pena is returning to the Octagon to face Milana Dudieva in a 135-pound women’s bout at UFC Fight Night 63. UFC officials on Tuesday confirmed the fight first reported by ESPN.com. Seemingly ready to rocket up the divisional ranks, Pena was set to fight Jessica Andrade at UFC 171. UFC Fight…

    MMA Weekly
  • Celsius Partners with TriStar Motorsports for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season

    Celsius partners with TriStar Motorsports in the 2015 race season to promote Celsius and its benefits for consumers including 93% greater fat loss, burning of an additional 100 calories and more per serving, ...

    Accesswire
  • Government confirms one of Dr. Oz's favored diet pills is a total hoax

    The government is forcing one of Dr. Oz's favorite supplement peddlers to pay out $9 million to consumers after making deceptive and unsubstantiated claims about weight loss products. Several years ago, you had probably never heard of the green coffee bean supplement for weight loss. Now, the…

    Vox.com
  • How Your Drug-Laced Music Festival Could Be Hurting Fish

    When more than half a million people attend a music festival, some drug use is to be expected. While police were busy searching the masses for consciousness-raising contraband, scientists in one study took a different tactic, testing the rivers near a popular music festival in Kenting, Taiwan, to…

    Takepart.com
  • Abiomed raises revenue outlook, wins U.S. approval for heart pump

    (Reuters) - Medical device maker Abiomed Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast and said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its heart pump, sending its stock nearly 32 percent in extended trading. Abiomed's heart pump, Impella RP, helps blood circulation for up to 14 days in…

    Reuters
  • Amgen fourth-quarter earnings, revenue beat estimates

    Amgen Inc., the Thousand Oaks biopharmaceutical giant, said its fourth-quarter earnings jumped 27%, beating analysts' estimates, on strong sales of its arthritis drug Enbrel.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Obamacare sign-ups hit 9.5M with deadline looming

    Sign-ups for Obamacare plans are well on track to beat official estimates for the end of the year, with more than two weeks of enrollment left.

    CNBC
  • Obama to seek more funds for antibiotic-resistant bacteria fight

    President Barack Obama will request a doubling of funds for fighting and preventing antibiotic-resistant bacteria in his 2016 budget, the White House said Tuesday. The budget blueprint to be unveiled in February will request $1.2 billion, twice the amount granted by Congress in 2015. The US Centers…

    AFP
  • How to Move On When You Can't Ask 'Why Did This Happen?'

    As many journalists and bloggers have already noted, a Johns Hopkin's Medicine research study recently concluded that many causes of cancer are unknown, unpredictable genetic mutations, a circumstance they are also calling 'bad luck'. Unfortunately for the patients, not knowing the cancer's cause…

    Huffington Post
  • How To Make Flossing A Habit

    It’s the dental hygiene practice everyone loves to hate.

    Yahoo Health
  • 2 Fresno County Residents Die from the Flu

    The Valley flu season has taken a tragic turn. The Fresno County Health Department confirmed two people have died from complications of influenza infection.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Read this before you ever believe another guest on the Dr. Oz Show

    A federal agency that protects consumers has gone after a guest on the Dr. Oz Show for false and misleading marketing practices, leading to a $9-million settlement yesterday. Documents filed by Federal Trade Commission lawyers reveal an elaborate scam by Lindsey Duncan — a Dr. Oz guest and supposed…

    Vox.com
  • School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk

    (This version of the Jan. 23rd story corrects name of the University of South Florida in paragraph 16) By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – After a school-based prevention program, European teenagers were about half as likely to attempt suicide or to feel suicidal, a new study shows. Danuta…

    Reuters