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…

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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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…

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  • Medical Device Stocks Report

    Deerfield Beach, FL / Aug 20, 2014 / 2013 was a challenging year for the medical device industry. At the beginning of the year, the industry was levied rather controversially a 2.3% excise tax. The medical ...

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  • Liberia's Ebola clampdown turns violent as Asia fears new cases

    Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday as authorities struggled to contain the deadly disease, while new suspected cases in Asia sparked fears of it spreading from Africa. The crackdown in Liberia comes as authorities around the world are scrambling to stem the…

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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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  • 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 ...

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  • Yes, Call it a Comeback: Amicus Fabry Drug Posts Big Study Win

    Based on the positive study results, Amicus intends to seek European approval for migalastat early next year.

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  • Guru who sparked global yoga craze dies aged 95

    BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said. Iyengar started his yoga school in 1973 in the western city of Pune, developing a unique form of the practice that he…

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  • Marijuana Financier Sees Profit in Restrictions

    MJ Holdings (MJNE) is aggressively seeking to acquire real estate in Washington state for the purpose of leasing to regulated marijuana related businesses. ...

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  • Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the UK. The new findings - including that taking public transportation was just as beneficial as the…

    Reuters
  • More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The stress of caring for a family member with dementia may take a toll on health over time, but a new study suggests that even one day off can shift caregivers’ stress levels back toward normal. Based on measurements of the stress hormone cortisol,…

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  • More Hospitals Use the Healing Powers of Public Art

    With studies showing a direct link between the content of images and the brain's reaction to pain, stress, and anxiety, hospitals are giving artwork a higher priority.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Mikel Arteta subbed off with injury

    The Arsenal captain was hurt in the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League playoff. Arsenal have been dealt an early injury scare to captain Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard was subbed off in the first leg of the Gunners' UEFA Champions League qualifier on Tuesday with an apparent ankle injury.

    SB Nation
  • The Promise and Conundrum of Improved Diagnostic Tests

    Better diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's and other incurable neurological disorders are in the works.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Empathy Needs to Be Part of the Medical Treatment

    A friend of mine was recently hospitalized for complicated heart surgery. During the next few days following that surgery, there was a constant flow of hospital staff members coming to his bedside to check his vital signs, or his intravenous drip, or to adjust the window shades and refresh his…

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