Health

  • Britney Spears Flaunts Bikini Body for 'Women's Health,' Shares Workout Secrets

    Las Vegas does a body good if you're Britney Spears! The "Work Bitc*" singer flaunts her rock-hard abs on the January/February 2015 cover of Women's Health magazine, and the 33-year-old pop princess has never looked better posing in a teeny peach bikini and velvet blazer. PHOTOS: Hollywood's…

    ETonline
  • Kate Middleton Goes Casual in a Hoodie to Hang With the Scouts, Recycles Now-Infamous Eye-Roll Face: See the Pics!

    Kate Middleton visited the Beaver Scouts in London on Dec. 16 wearing a super-casual outfit that included a hoodie! See the pictures -- including her infamous eye-roll face -- here

    Us Weekly
  • Why Jahi McMath's Mom Is Sure Her Daughter Isn't Brain Dead

    Nailah Winkfield said she will never forget giving her teenage daughter permission to die as she lay motionless and on a ventilator.Months earlier, Jahi McMath, then 13, had been declared brain dead and become a household name as a legal battle to take her off life support was splashed across…

    ABC News
  • 3 tips to help use remaining health account funds

    Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money. December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to ...

    Associated Press
  • Get Smart: Prevent or Manage Diabetes With Your Smartphone

    Ronald Tamler, M.D., Ph.D.Clinical Director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital A man with diabetes approaches the dinner table, clutching the shirt pocket over his heart. Is he reaching for a business card? Fishing for a photo of his kids to show his companions? Pulling…

    Huffington Post
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    Find Out About the Debilitating Outbreak That is Sweeping the Americas

    Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago. The mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has long been diagnosed in travelers…

    Wochit
  • McDonald’s Japan Fried by Potato Shortage

    The fast-food chain has started limiting the serving size of french fries as potato stocks run low because of labor disruptions in the U.S. Photo: AP.

    MarketWatch
  • Pedometers, Buddies and Your Road to Better Health

    Earlier this week, I helped Jolyn Bennett start her do-over. She's overweight and has trouble controlling her food intake at happy hours -- check out DrOz.com to hear her describe these issues.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Cabrera signs with White Sox

    Former drugs cheat Melky Cabrera, who was slapped with a 50-game ban in 2012 for testing positive for testosterone, officially agreed to a multi-million dollar contract with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Dominican Republic outfielder reportedly signed a three-year deal worth $42…

    AFP
  • New York to ban fracking over potential health risks

    In a long-awaited decision, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday he would ban fracking in New York State due to concerns the controversial energy extraction practice is unsafe.Cuomo has for years avoided taking a stand on the issue, repeatedly punting the release date of a Health…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Super-bacteria' in Rio sailing waters causes concern

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Scientists at a Rio de Janeiro research institute have found what they call a new "super-bacteria" that is resistant to antibiotics in the waters where sailors will compete in the Olympic sailing events in 2016. The bacteria is normally found in hospital waste…

    Reuters
  • Doctor says Oklahoma inmate suffered in execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution told a federal judge Wednesday that he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious.

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  • #Yoga... The Online Edition of Our Once Beloved Practice

    Yoga has long been a very powerful force in my life. It's something that swooped in and saved me from a deeply dark and deprecating time, and for that I am forever grateful. To this day I use breathing techniques and certain stretches to better my day, my attitude, and myself as a whole. Due to a…

    Huffington Post
  • Is a Biosimilar (Generic) Top Cancer Drug for You?

    A biosimilar application filing from Apotex has been accepted by the Food and Drug Administration for version of Amgen's Neulasta.

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Private Insurers Net 9.3 Million From ACA's Medicaid Expansion

    New customers from the expansion of Medicaid benefits for poor Americans under the Affordable Care Act helped private managed care plans increase enrollment by 9.3 million people, according to a new report. Managed-care plans are taking on a greater role even in states that didn’t go along with the…

    Forbes
  • South Korea cancer victims bring class action against nuclear operator

    By Ju-min Park and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of South Korean thyroid cancer patients living near nuclear plants have filed the country's first class action suit against the operator, after an October court ruling in favor of a plaintiff claiming a link between radiation and the…

    Reuters
  • Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak

    Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country. DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a farm in Miyazaki after its owner reported more than 20 sudden deaths among his poultry on Sunday…

    AFP
  • FDA Warning: Stay Away From 'Keepsake' Ultrasounds

    Despite repeated warnings by the Food and Drug Administration over the years, commercial ultrasound businesses—often set up in shopping malls and run by untrained technicians—continue to offer their services to expectant parents. And consumers, despite the FDA’s pleas, continue to pay for them,…

    The Atlantic
  • Brian Vickers to miss the start of 2015 NASCAR season after heart surgery

    Surgery to repair a hole in his heart will keep Brian Vickers out of the car for an undetermined amount of time.

    SB Nation