Health

  • Woman gets probation in boyfriend's death by neglect

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for fatally neglecting her boyfriend, who died several months after being taken to the hospital with bedsores, mold in his catheter and bug bites.

    Associated Press
  • WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

    Three weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system compromised by leniency. The World Anti-Doping Agency responded to the ''wild allegations'' made by two European media outlets of…

    The Associated Press
  • More Americans Have A Disability Than You'd Think

    By: Laura Geggel Published: 07/31/2015 10:33 AM EDT on LiveScienceAbout one in every five Americans reports having a disability, according to results from a new nationwide survey.About one in eight adults say they have mobility limitations, such as difficulty walking or climbing stairs, making this…

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  • This Latest Study Adds 1 More Piece to the Alzheimer's Puzzle

    Alzheimer's is a terrifying, costly, and mysterious disease that attacks a patient's cognition. However, a new study sheds light on what could be one of its greatest risk factors.

    Motley Fool
  • SoulCycle, gearing up for expansion, files for initial public offering

    Los Angeles may have created the indoor cycling phenomenon, but it’s a New York company that’s taken advantage of the trend’s peaking popularity and going public.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Kenya dismisses athletics doping reports as smear campaign

    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's athletics body said on Sunday that media reports alleging doping among its runners were a smear campaign ahead of world championships in Beijing. Of the 800, 77 were Kenyan athletes according the reports. Athletics Kenya (AK) said claims of widespread…

    Reuters
  • Doctor who was father of in vitro fertilization in US dies

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, died Friday at a Virginia hospital surrounded by family.

    Associated Press
  • New Ebola Vaccine: Will It Help to End Outbreaks?

    Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated. The study shows that the new vaccine, known as VSV-ZEBOV, "may…

    LiveScience.com
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    Miracle Baby Finally Goes Home After a Year in the Hospital

    Trevor Frolick, born 16 weeks early, was sent off with a heartfelt goodbye by adoring hospital staff after spending a full year in their care.

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  • Newborn girl found alive in dumpster in Kentucky; 1 charged

    A newborn baby girl who was found alive in a dumpster in western Kentucky remained in a hospital Friday, and a teenager was charged with attempted murder, a law enforcement officer said.

    Associated Press
  • As Obamacare Takes Hold, Unpaid Hospital Bills Vanish

    As hospital operators begin to report second period earnings -- the sixth consecutive quarter of new revenue from once uninsured patients -- the number and size of unpaid medical bills continues to fall thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The health law last year began to provide subsidized private…

    Forbes
  • Zoe Saldana Shares Photo of Flat Post-Baby Abs—to Mixed Reviews

    There’s no denying that celebrity moms are pressured to get back to their thin frames almost immediately after they give birth. From Kim Kardashian to Kelly Clarkson, moms in the spotlight are under immense media scrutiny regarding the weight they gained while creating a human being or—gasp—the…

    TakePart.com
  • S. Africa's Tutu to remain in hospital for 'another few days'

    South African archbishop Desmond Tutu will remain in hospital in Cape Town "for another few days" despite making good progress, his foundation announced Saturday, four days after he was hospitalised with a recurring infection. The 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate underwent a "small investigative…

    AFP
  • Fetal tissue research declining, still important

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated by the release of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood officials. Newer, less-controversial technologies, including the “reprogramming” of adult skin cells…

    Reuters
  • The Biggest LGBT Wellness Stories Of The Week

     Trans Communities Have More CancerBreaking: transphobia is making cancer worse. A new report from the World Health Organization found that cancer is higher among trans folks because stigma and discrimination stopped people from getting preventative screening.Straight Providers Favor Straight…

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  • Excessive use of antibiotics in livestock is creating huge problems. Here’s how to fix it.

    You’ve probably heard some controversy about antibiotics being used on farm animals — what’s the deal? Since some people are allergic to antibiotics, the USDA already inspects meat to ensure it doesn’t contain any antibiotic residues, and animals have a required withdrawal period before slaughter…

    Vox.com
  • The Blockbuster Potential of Biogen Inc's Pipeline

    Blue chip biotech stock Biogen has a strong pipeline full of drugs that could offer multi billion dollar opportunity. Lets take a closer look at the potential.

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  • Marijuana Price Rises Another 3% to $1,791

    For the week ended Friday, July 31st, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis rose from $1,736 in the prior week to $1,791, a jump of slightly more than 3%. The futures price for December 2015 remained ...

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