Health

  • Pregnancy condition that means Kim Kardashian may need uterus removed becoming more common in Canada: Doctors

    Instagram/kimkardashian If you take a quick peek on Kim Kardashian West’s Instragram feed, her life looks picture-perfect. The feed is an endless stream of her and her burgeoning baby bump, her adorable daughter North West and her superstar husband Kanye West. In a recent interview with C…

    Melissa Dunne
  • Scientists Use DNA 'Velcro' To Print Human Tissue In The Lab

    We need more organs. At any given moment, more than 123,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant. Each year, 6,500 of them die for want of a donor. Moreover, between 15 and 50 percent of patients lucky enough to receive a transplant from a donor -- depending on the organ -- suffer from…

    Huffington Post
  • San Diego firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.

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  • ObamaCare Enrollees Got $235 Million In Excess Subsidies

    An IRS audit released this week shows that nearly half a million ObamaCare enrollees were able to claim more than $235 million in excess subsidies that they will never have to pay back, thanks to a quirk ...

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  • South Africa's Tutu discharged from hospital after treatment

    South African anti-apartheid activist and veteran cleric, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has been discharged from hospital where he received an intravenous course of antibiotics over the past two weeks, the foundation that bears his name said on Friday. The 83-year-old, who used the pulpit to preach…

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  • Sandro Demaio: A Different Kind of Soldier

    This doctor wants YOU to join the Facebook fight against heart disease and diabetes in the developing world.

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  • Explaining Co-Pays

    A co-pay is a set dollar amount an insured patient pays when visiting a doctor, filling a prescription, having tests performed or receiving other medical treatment.

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  • 5-Year-Old Girl's Stem Cells Help Put Twin Brother's Cancer In Remission

    Sharing is caring, and no one knows that better than these young twins.When 5-year-old Bradley Godish required a stem cell transplant to help eliminate his leukemia, his twin sister, Charlotte “Charlie,” was the first to step up to the plate as the donor, WGN-TV reported. With Bradley’s cancer now…

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  • Another Argument for a Minimum Wage Hike: It Could Reduce Smoking

    Here’s an optimistic take on the power of boosted wages: A new study shows that raising pay can cut down on smoking rates. In a study published in the Annals of Epidemiology, Paul Leigh, professor of public health sciences and researcher with the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at the…

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    Possible Toxic Nightmare for Family After Their House Is Fumigated

    The McCaughey family thought they were all sick with the flu but their son, Peyton, kept getting sicker.

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  • Exoskeleton lets paralysed man walk again using his own muscles

    Paralysis is one condition modern medicine has yet to overcome, but many research projects are looking at ways of restoring mobility to accident victims. In fact, such research recently allowed one man who was completely paralyzed from the waist down to walk again with the help of specialized…

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  • What If Doctors Could Heal Broken Genes? (Op-Ed)

    Katrine Bosley is CEO, and Sandra Glucksmann COO, of Editas Medicine, a genome editing company targeting treatment of genetic diseases. The company was founded by pioneers in the field who have specific expertise in CRISPR/Cas9 and TALE technologies. World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers, class…

    LiveScience.com
  • The battle for Medicaid expansion is getting messy

    President Obama's decision to rename Denali got more attention, but this will affect more lives: Alaska on Tuesday officially expanded Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act, the 29th state to do so. It didn't get much attention in the lower 48, but I'd been watching Alaska's months-long debate…

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  • This is what market volatility does to your health

    In six of the last eight trading days, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has moved up or down more than 200 points. The broader stock market entered correction territory – down 10% - for the first time in four years. August delivered the worst monthly performance since May 2012. Yahoo Finance…

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  • How to lose the 'Dad bod'

    As many have long suspected, becoming a dad is associated with putting on pounds, according to recent research. Already a biological inevitability for most moms during pregnancy, post-baby weight gain is a struggle for dads, too, according to a widely publicized study published in the American…

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    Regeneron’s Stock Still Has Room To Run

    Regeneron Pharmaceutical shares have risen more than 2,400% over the past five years. Healthcare analyst Kristine Harjes shares why she believes a strong pipeline of drugs is just one reason the stock still has room to run.

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  • You Can Monitor Your Pets' Health With New Collars

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity.Now, two companies have the latest in wearable pet technology: collars that can check for a fever, monitor pulse and respiration, and even indicate if your pet is in…

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  • Doctor with airport office allegedly sold oxycodone scripts

    NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who has an office at New York's Kennedy Airport is accused of selling oxycodone prescriptions to his patients, prosecutors said Thursday in announcing his arrest.

    Associated Press
  • Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio's water

    Medical experts and scientists said Friday it's unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection that's resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters. Sailor Erik Heil fell ill after competing in a pre-Olympic test event held Aug. 15-22 in Rio's Guanabara…

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