Health

  • Britney Spears Flaunts Bikini Body for 'Women's Health,' Shares Workout Secrets

    Las Vegas does a body good if you're Britney Spears! The "Work Bitc*" singer flaunts her rock-hard abs on the January/February 2015 cover of Women's Health magazine, and the 33-year-old pop princess has never looked better posing in a teeny peach bikini and velvet blazer. PHOTOS: Hollywood's…

    ETonline
  • New York bans fracking because of uncertain health effects

    New York state officially banned fracking today, following a six-year-long moratorium on the practice. The ban means that New York is the largest region in the US to reject the economically advantageous practice for fear of increasing its inhabitants' exposure to various health risks.

    The Verge
  • Obesity can be deemed a disability at work: EU court

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's top court ruled on Thursday that obese people can be considered as disabled, meaning that they can be covered by an EU law barring discrimination at work. The decision followed a question from a Danish court, which was reviewing a complaint of unfair dismissal brought…

    Reuters
  • Powdered Alcohol Has Yet Another Enemy in the State of Colorado

    The state is considering a ban on powdered alcohol.

    Eater
  • 3 tips to help use remaining health account funds

    Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money. December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to ...

    Associated Press
  • Trent Cole having hand surgery, out for Saturday

    Earlier this week, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had surgery on a broken bone in his hand after suffering the injury in Sunday night’s game against the Eagles. It turned out to be a popular sequence of events. Eagles linebacker Trent Cole also broke a bone in his hand in that game and coach…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • Get Smart: Prevent or Manage Diabetes With Your Smartphone

    Ronald Tamler, M.D., Ph.D.Clinical Director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital A man with diabetes approaches the dinner table, clutching the shirt pocket over his heart. Is he reaching for a business card? Fishing for a photo of his kids to show his companions? Pulling…

    Huffington Post
  • Can People Get Hurt Playing Wii Games?

    The Nintendo Wii may be on your Christmas list, but all that arm swinging and jumping has been tied to certain injuries, including muscle injuries, and cuts and black eyes, according to a new review study.

    LiveScience.com
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    Concerns Over Flu Outbreak and Vaccine

    Increased flu reports across the US may be due to a vaccine that is not a match for some strains of the flu.

    ABC News Videos
  • Decorating is in the details.

    Join in on all the holiday fun on Old Navy’s new Tumblr.

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  • McDonald’s Japan Fried by Potato Shortage

    The fast-food chain has started limiting the serving size of french fries as potato stocks run low because of labor disruptions in the U.S. Photo: AP.

    MarketWatch
  • Pedometers, Buddies and Your Road to Better Health

    Earlier this week, I helped Jolyn Bennett start her do-over. She's overweight and has trouble controlling her food intake at happy hours -- check out DrOz.com to hear her describe these issues.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Life expectancy up in almost every region of the world

    A new study has found that since 1990, life expectancy across the world has increased by more than six years, to an average of 71.5 years.

    The Week (RSS)
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    Find Out About the Debilitating Outbreak That is Sweeping the Americas

    Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago. The mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has long been diagnosed in travelers…

    Wochit
  • Cabrera signs with White Sox

    Former drugs cheat Melky Cabrera, who was slapped with a 50-game ban in 2012 for testing positive for testosterone, officially agreed to a multi-million dollar contract with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Dominican Republic outfielder reportedly signed a three-year deal worth $42…

    AFP
  • Kate Middleton Goes Casual in a Hoodie to Hang With the Scouts, Recycles Now-Infamous Eye-Roll Face: See the Pics!

    Kate Middleton visited the Beaver Scouts in London on Dec. 16 wearing a super-casual outfit that included a hoodie! See the pictures -- including her infamous eye-roll face -- here

    Us Weekly
  • #Yoga... The Online Edition of Our Once Beloved Practice

    Yoga has long been a very powerful force in my life. It's something that swooped in and saved me from a deeply dark and deprecating time, and for that I am forever grateful. To this day I use breathing techniques and certain stretches to better my day, my attitude, and myself as a whole. Due to a…

    Huffington Post
  • Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar

    By Astrid Zweynert TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A scene unthinkable just a few years ago, it is now…

    Reuters
  • Top-searched home gym equipment

    Discover exactly what Yahoo users are looking for when they build a home gym. Explore the top-searched home fitness trends from flooring to free weights and treadmills to TVs.

    Yahoo Shopping
  • New Devices May Bring Improved Treatment To Stroke Patients

    A large new trial provides the first substantial evidence that new devices can improve the outcome of patients who have acute ischemic stroke. Earlier, less sophisticated versions of the devices had produced disappointing results in clinical trials. The previous trials may also have been hindered…

    Forbes
  • The New ADHD Debate Every Woman Should Know About

    In the past few years, the use of ADHD medication among adults has risen more than 50 percent -- and the numbers are even higher for women. Is the suspected overdiagnosis in children now happening to us?By Anna MaltbyRachel was a college freshman when she first tried the amphetamine-based…

    Huffington Post