• Study supports watch-and-wait approach for many prostate cancers

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - In a long-term study of older men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer and followed with active surveillance, less than a third of cases eventually needed treatment, according to a new study. About one half of one percent of the men died of their cancer during…

  • Reaching the First Birthday: September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month

    September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month in the U.S with the goal of bringing attention to our relatively high Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), representing the estimated number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. According to the Center for Disease Control, "the IMR is often used as an…

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  • British doctor in northern Yemen unfazed by 'crazy warfare'

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Windows shattered next to Natalie Roberts as air strikes rained down around a hospital in northwest Yemen, but the British doctor focused only on keeping her war-wounded patients alive while the warplanes circled overhead. "You feel totally…

  • Nationals activate Uggla off DL, add 2 others

    The Washington Nationals have activated second baseman Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list. The Nationals also purchased the contract of catcher Pedro Severino from Double-A Harrisburg and recalled left-hander Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse before Tuesday night's game at St. Louis. The…

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  • Report: Julius Thomas to have surgery on injured finger Wednesday

    On Monday, Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said that tight end Julius Thomas was headed for a second opinion on the finger he broke in the team’s preseason opener and that surgery was a possibility depending on the evaluation. It looks like Thomas is headed for the operating room. Ian…

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  • Bristol-Myers to Pay up to $1.25B for Right to Buy Promedior

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Promedior, Inc., gaining an exclusive right to acquire the latter.

  • The 'Nuyu' wants to be your digital workout buddy

    Health o Meter announced on Tuesday the launch of its new Nuyu line of health tracking devices and an associated mobile app. The system relies equally on the Nuyu Activity Monitor, which tracks steps, ...

  • Senior citizens’ use of computers and mobile phones might shave 10 years off their mental age

    Everyone fears a decline in mental ability as they age. However, if you are an avid user of technology, that decline could be delayed. A new study, published in the journal Intelligence, found that the use of computers and mobile phones could partly explain why senior citizens today appears to be…

  • My Brother's Keeper

    I’ve seen my younger brother Zach in person a handful of times in the past eight years. He’s spent a little over two of those years incarcerated — not counting time in county jail awaiting trial or the times he broke parole and fell off the grid. He’s been convicted of larceny, breaking and…

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  • Millennials: Get the Most From Your Health Care

    For Anthony Levy, a 21-year-old student at University of Colorado--Boulder, convenience and cost drive his health care choices. If an injury or persistent illness forces him to seek treatment, he turns to urgent care. Levy rejects the notion that he must have a regular primary care provider.

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  • This Morning from CBS News, Sept. 1, 2015

    With race for White House as scrambled as ever, we look at where GOP candidates stand on a hot topic, and why so many Americans are struggling to get by

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  • Number of California inmates observed for Legionnaires' disease jumps

    The number of inmates being observed for possible infection with Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco has jumped from 71 to 85, but the number of confirmed diagnoses held steady at six, authorities said Tuesday. Prison authorities said they have begun restoring some…

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    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Novartis, Amgen partner on Alzheimer's, migraine treatment

    Swiss drug maker Novartis says it will cooperate with California-based biotech giant Amgen to develop and sell neuroscience treatments for illnesses and ailments like Alzheimer's disease and migraine headaches. ...

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  • Jets place Jace Amaro on injured reserve

    The Jets had high hopes for tight end Jace Amaro as a receiver in his second NFL season, but they were put on ice Tuesday. Amaro has been placed on injured reserve and will have surgery on the shoulder injury that’s kept him out of action this summer. The move strips the Jets of a…

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  • Recovering From PTSD After Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of New Orleans and left the greater Gulf Coast area wrecked. Nearly 2,000 people were killed as a result of the storm and thousands more were permanently displaced from their homes. With an estimated $108 billion dollars of damage, Katrina was also the also…

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  • With Life Expectancy Up Globally, Octogenarians Could Be New Norm in Developed World

    The plight of Afghan women has made global headlines in recent decades—from mistreatment by the Taliban to struggling to build peace in their war-torn country. The trend for longer life expectancy is true all over the world, and outside Afghanistan lives are much longer. For the first time, women…
  • China adopts tougher rules to curb tobacco advertisements

    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China enforced sweeping new rules on Tuesday to restrict tobacco advertisements, in its latest step to rein in a widespread habit that has caused a massive health crisis. More than 300 million people have made cigarettes part of the social fabric in the…

  • How Bathroom Trips Save Lives

    As we return from summer getaways and increased active time outdoors under the sun ("active" does not mean actively sipping your Mai Tai at the beach!), with likely increased time indoors back at school, work and home, chances are you will become more sedentary and sit more. Actually, the reason…

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