Health

  • EXCLUSIVE: Valerie Harper In a Coma, Source Says

    After Valerie Harper was rushed by ambulance to the hospital Wednesday night, a source close to the family tells ET that her family says she is now in a coma. The 75-year-old actress was found unconscious backstage at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, where she was performing in the musical, Nice…

    ETonline
  • A 10-year study points to something disturbing that happens to a lot of kids who are cool in high school

    Teenagers are notoriously rebellious by nature, but most of us eventually grow out of that naive...

    Business Insider
  • The case for raising the alcohol tax, in one paragraph

    America has an alcohol problem — and some public health experts say the country is very much in need of an intervention. In the US, alcohol abuse causes 88,000 deaths each year, is linked to 40 percent of violent crimes, and led to more than 4.6 million emergency room visits in 2010. A new review…

    Vox.com
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Have We Evolved to a Greater Understanding?

    In recent weeks, our nation set aside a day to help raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As such, I am of the opinion that perhaps our society has indeed evolved -- especially as it relates to the effects of PTSD, an invisible injury. Those who suffer with PTSD, understand…

    Huffington Post
  • In a Yemen hospital, malnutrition menaces young lives

    By Khaled Abdullah SANAA (Reuters) - Born just before the outbreak of Yemen's devastating war, Ali Mohammed al-Tawaari may well not survive it. Ali suffers malnourishment and complications from a botched circumcision performed by an unqualified practitioner. When the war began in March, between the…

    Reuters
  • Women Need Equal Pay ... and This

    Women get painful periods. Men don't. So why shouldn't female employees get menstrual leave?

    Ozy
  • 1 in 5 Adult Americans Report Having a Disability

    About one in eight adults say they have mobility limitations, such as difficulty walking or climbing stairs, making this the most common type of disability, according to the report. The South had the highest percentages of people with disabilities, according to the report. Although the report did…

    LiveScience.com
  • Intra-Cellular Keeps Investors in Dark About Schizophrenia Drug Study

    Investors asking Intra-Cellular for a copy of the scientific poster needed to conduct proper due diligence on ITI-007 are told they can't have it.

    TheStreet.com
  • Valerie Harper Discharged After Hospitalization 

    Valerie Harper has been discharged from the hospital.

    Access Hollywood
  • Watch out for this pricy Medicare misstep

    Smart planning before you turn 65 could help reduce Medicare out-of-pocket health-care costs.

    CNBC
  • Doctor's note shows Hillary Clinton's "fit to serve as president"

    Hillary Clinton's doctor says she's physically fit to serve as president, according to a letter released by her campaign Friday, as part of a massive set of disclosures intended to contrast favorably with the transparency efforts of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Later Friday, the campaign will release tax…

    Vox.com
  • The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 60s

    Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook community to tell us what they worried about most and then conferred with experts. Here's what we learned. (Find them all here.)We asked: What is your…

    Huffington Post
  • Anthem's good intentions get lost in aggressive telemarketing

    Joseph Goldstein received a call the other day at his West Los Angeles home from someone claiming to represent his insurer, Anthem Blue Cross.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

    LONDON/GENEVA, July 31 (Reuters) - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective. Initial results from the trial, which tested Merck and NewLink Genetics'…

    Reuters
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    Ebola virus facts (7 photos)

    Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases. The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or…

    Yahoo News
  • Heavy Rope Workout for Big Gains

    We have a wide variety of training techniques and tools at our disposal to enhance our workouts and maximize their training effects. The heavy rope is one such tool, which,

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  • The Best Protein You Can Eat

    First of all, every source of protein -- from chicken to peanuts -- contains a different array of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Of the 20 various amino acids, nine are "essential," meaning you can only get them from food. Animal-based sources (meat, eggs, dairy) pack them all in one…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Illinois college to drop health coverage over contraception mandate

    An evangelical Christian college in Illinois will stop providing health insurance to students on Friday because of its objection to the Obamacare mandate to provide contraceptive coverage, a legal group representing the school said on Thursday. The decision affects about 500 of 3,000 students at…

    Reuters
  • Romania: Diabetes doctor, ex-health minister dies

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The doctor who treated ex-Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu for diabetes, and went on to serve as health minister after the fall of communism, has died. He was 88.

    Associated Press