Health

  • Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West…

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  • Goodbye to glasses: TV, computer displays could adjust to meet vision needs

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are making vision correction the job of your device's display technology, eliminating the need for corrective lenses. In the technology, a given optical prescription is processed by means of algorithms and a light filter in front of the…

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  • New Site UnMasks Anyone's Past Online!

    A new website makes it easy for anyone to search through anyone's records online. It's as simple as typing in a name and picking a state.

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  • 'American Ninja Warrior' princess packs mental and physical punch

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - When gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to reach the finals of the “American Ninja Warrior” fitness TV competition show, faces an unfamiliar challenge she closes her eyes and pictures herself conquering it. The 5-foot (1.5-meter), 100-pound (45-kg)…

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    Two American Health Workers Contract Ebola Virus

    Dr. Kant Bradley and Nancy Writebol are now isolated and receiving treatment for this deadly outbreak.

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  • Ditch the handshake: the 'fist bump' is healthier

    The "fist bump" could be more hygienic than the formal and business-like handshake, according to university scientists.

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  • AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests

    AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs. Currently testing patients to see if their tumours contain genetic mutations that make them suitable for drug…

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  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. The ...

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  • South Korea detects second foot-and-mouth case

    South Korea on Monday reported its second case of foot-and-mouth disease in less than a week, triggering fearful memories of a devastating 2011 outbreak that forced the culling of millions of livestock. A senior Agriculture Ministry official confirmed the second case in a pig farm in the southeast…

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  • Rockies' Tulowitzki to have hip procedure Monday

    Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will undergo a dry needling procedure on his left hip Monday in Philadelphia in an effort to recover from a left hip Before the Rockies 7-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado head trainer Keith Dugger said the procedure would be done in Philadelphia by Dr. William…

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  • Salmonella outbreak trial to begin this week in Georgia

    Shirley Almer was able to beat lung cancer and a brain tumor, but ended up dying in 2008 from salmonella poisoning after eating tainted peanut butter while in the hospital.

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  • Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

    BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.

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  • Commonwealth Games stresses quality doping tests

    The head of the Commonwealth Games said Sunday the event is using a ''quality over quantity'' drug-testing approach targeting specific sports based largely on intelligence received from anti-doping agencies. Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper told The Associated Press that a…

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  • Astros call up Paul Clemens

    With Josh Zeid going on the DL with a foot injury, the Astros have recalled Paul Clemens from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The pitcher has had multiple stints with the Astros this year, with an 0-1 record and 6.08 ERA in 12 appearances, all in relief. With the RedHawks, Clemens has pitched in 11 games,…

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  • Insights into the FDA Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps

    The widespread adoption and use of mobile technologies is opening new and innovative ways to improve health and health care delivery. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for protecting public health by assuring the…

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  • Warren Buffett Reveals How $40 Becomes Millions

    Discover the dead-simple Warren Buffett strategy that could lead to life changing investing profits.

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  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

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    Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating

    Classes are being offered nationwide to encourage African Americans to learn about cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. The program is trying to combat obesity, heart disease and other ailments often linked to diet. (July 28)

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  • Baalke: Lattimore is close to being cleared to practice

    Running back Marcus Lattimore, who remains on the 49ers non-football injury list, is close to getting on the practice field for the first time in training camp, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday. Hes close, Baalke said. Lattimore spent his entire rookie season rehabbing a severe knee…

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  • Health products like wristband monitors prompt privacy worries

    For the last year, Charlie Wynkoop has been tracking his exercise with a digital fitness device he wears on his wrist and syncs with his smartphone.

    Los Angeles Times
  • This Week in Biotech: Puma Sprints, Gilead Sweeps, and Inovio Hits the Mark

    Puma Biotechnology shares more than triple, Gilead delivers a trio of incredible news events, and Inovio continues to dazzle with its cancer immunotherapy platform.

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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