Health

  • Joan Rivers In Medically Induced Coma (Source)

    Joan Rivers has been placed in a medically induced coma, a source told Access Hollywood on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the star was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in New York, after she stopped breathing during a routine surgery. Joan, 81, went in for throat surgery on Thursday at Yorkville…

    Access Hollywood
  • Time running out for 'kidnapped' brain tumour boy taken to France

    Interpol issued a global alert Friday for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour snatched from hospital by his family, as authorities said only hours remained to save his life. Ashya King's parents took him Thursday from hospital in the southern British city of Southampton without doctors' consent…

    AFP
  • Jake 'The Snake' Roberts hospitalized, reportedly in bad condition

    According to a report from TMZ, WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts is currently hospitalized in Las Vegas, Nevada, after passing out on a plane ride. The report states that Roberts was diagnosed with the flu a couple weeks ago and given orders to rest. He was in pain ever since, but let it…

    SB Nation
  • Germany's Bayer to launch three new Xarelto trials

    Germany's Bayer unveiled plans to launch three new studies to expand the uses of its anti-clotting drug Xarelto, one of its top five new medicines. Xarelto, which competes with the Eliquis pill developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer in stroke prevention, reached sales of $1.7 billion in the…

    Reuters
  • [video] Wal-Mart: Health care disruptor?

    Wal-Mart says it wants to be the price leader and disruptor in health care, especially in primary care. CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses their new health care strategy.

    CNBC
  • Food shake-up on the menu in NHS hospitals

    Rubbery chicken and soggy vegetables could be banished from NHS wards and canteens across England under new rules aimed at raising the standard of food and drink in hospitals. An independent report published on Friday lays out new legally binding standards covering nutrition, hydration and…

    AFP
  • When Health Care Isn't Healing

    Health care isn't healing when the interests of the patient are placed second to the interests of the doctor. This often happens in practice-centered models of care, instead of patient-centered models of care. The goal of the practice-centered model is to increase the practice size and make money,…

    Huffington Post
  • Forced switch? Drug cos. develop maneuvers to hinder generic competition

    Penetration of generic drugs on the marketplace has increased over 30 years, but drug companies have developed ways to delay generic entry

    CBS News
  • Takeda, Lilly lose bid to overturn $9 bln award for hiding cancer risk

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co lost a bid to overthrow a combined $9 billion punitive-damage award by a U.S. "Plaintiffs have pointed to sufficient evidence from which the jury could have concluded that the 'information' about bladder cancer contained in Actos labels did not adequately…

    Reuters
  • WHO says ebola outbreak may infect 20,000 before it can be stopped

    The World Health Organization says a total of more than 20,000 people may be infected with ebola in West Africa before the virus is contained. The United Nations agency released a new roadmap for dealing with the outbreak today, designed to respond to the "urgent need to dramatically scale up the…

    The Verge
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    WHO Calls For Stringent Regulations on E-cigarette (8 photos)

    The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member states at a meeting in October in Moscow,…

    Yahoo Finance
  • Kyle Van Noy injury: Lions LB undergoes surgery for 'core muscle injury'

    Detroit Lions rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy will miss an undetermined amount of time following surgery to correct a core muscle injury. The Detroit Lions may be without outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy for some time following a core muscle injury. The Lions released a statement Thursday announcing…

    SB Nation
  • The World's Hangover Cure Finally Comes to the U.S.

    Bayer is marketing Berocca as a performance drink, but Australians know what it's really for

    BusinessWeek
  • Focus On Preventive Care As The Long-Term Strategy To Improve Health

    There has been a lot of press about the rising maternal mortality rates in the United States in spite of the fact that we spend nearly $30 billion dollars a year caring for mothers and their babies. What is happening? According to the CDC, the top two causes for these devastating outcomes include…

    Huffington Post
  • Court overturns suspension of W.Va. doc's license

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge reinstated a doctor's license Thursday, a month after it was suspended when health officials accused his clinic of unsanitary conditions and reusing needles.

    Associated Press
  • Scientists Experiment With Reworking Memory in Mice

    In experiments on mice, scientists rewired the circuits of the brain and changed the animals' bad memories into good ones.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Vaccine Safety: Getting the Message to Parents in Doubt

    Measles, mumps and whooping cough have been around a long time -- along with the vaccines to prevent them. With a steady flow of misinformation online on vaccine safety, it's no wonder some parents hesitate. In response, doctors are going beyond office visits to spread the word on immunizations.…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • Quality Systems' NextGen Earns Cancer Registry Certification

    Quality Systems Inc. (QSII) aims to drive the adoption of interoperability standards needed to support new cancer registries and improve overall public health through the utilization of healthcare IT.

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