Health

  • Outrage over 10-year-old Paraguayan pregnant by stepfather

    The case of a 10-year-old girl raped and impregnated by her stepfather has triggered outrage in Paraguay, where the health minister has blocked her from having an abortion. The girl's mother has been arrested for helping her partner, Gilberto Benitez Zarate, flee from the authorities after his…

    AFP
  • Business Insider
  • What Pregnancy Really Does to Your Body

    Baby weight is just one of the ways your body changes after pregnancy.

    Yahoo Parenting
  • Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned

    A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included states that don't use the drugs in question. Lake Forest, ...

    Associated Press
  • Steps to take when an injury happens at work

    How employers respond to these accidents can make all the difference. Care for your employee first Your employees’ safety comes first and getting an injured employee treatment quickly is crucial. In non-emergency situations, transport the injured employee to a medical care facility. You can consult…

    American City Business Journals
  • Former Raiders RB Marv Hubbard loses battle to cancer at age 68

    Former Raiders standout running back Marv Hubbard has died after a long battle with prostate cancer, the Bay Area News Group has reported. He was 68.

    CBS Sports
  • The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

    As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there's one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal. One driver of tobacco and alcohol deaths is that both substances are legal and easily available.…

    Vox.com
  • Design for Her Daughter: One Mother's Journey

    On a 2012 medical mission trip to Belize City, Belize, Alden Ramsey of the eponymous Alden Skirts looked at the over 100 families crowding the city hospital and found herself wondering. Many of these families had traveled days and nights to receive treatment from doctors who volunteered with…

    Huffington Post
  • Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge undergoes hip surgery

    The Reds' striker will now begin his rehabilitation towards next season after a disappointing campaign riddled with injuries.

    NBC Sports
  • Navy SEAL Workout Anyone Can Do: How It Came to Be

    While on deployment in the 1990s, Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick ran into a problem: How do you maintain a world-class level of physical fitness without anywhere to train? He tied a knot in the belt and threw it over the top of a door and started leaning back and lifting his body weight. Then, he dug out…

    ABC News
  • Weight Watchers reports 1Q loss

    On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had a loss of 10 cents. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 9 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The ...

    Associated Press
  • UnitedHealth Widens Telehealth Coverage To Millions Of Americans

    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is offering the widest health insurance coverage yet of doctor visits via telemedicine, offering access to three different medical care provider networks that connect physicians and patients via smart phone, tablet or computer. UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest health…

    Forbes
  • Seriously, Celiac Disease

    Imagine being at the height of your professional career only to lose all control of your health. For Chad Shaffer, a healthy professional, this nightmare became a reality. In just a few short months, he went from being perfectly healthy to becoming so ill he was confined to a wheelchair. For…

    Huffington Post
  • Shift toward hospice care has increased Medicare costs

    By Gene Emery PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Reuters Health) - The popularity of hospice care grew between 2004 and 2009 but that didn't bring down Medicare costs for people dying in nursing homes, according to a new study of three quarters of a million U.S. nursing home residents. "We found that although…

    Reuters
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    Elton John appeals for congressional help to end AIDS

    Sir Elton John appears before congress to testify in support of a global-health fund that fights diseases like AIDS, saying "we cannot afford to let the window close." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

    Reuters Videos
  • Fat Ireland forecasts no surprise to obesity experts

    Ireland's growing weight problem is linked to a range of causes including generations of over-eating following historic poverty, experts said Thursday, after a study indicated it would become one of Europe's fattest nations. World Health Organization (WHO) statistics Wednesday indicated that, on…

    AFP
  • North Carolina wing Theo Pinson undergoes successful foot surgery

    Theo Pinson should be ready to play by next season.

    NBC Sports
  • The Office of Mark C. Marchbanks D.D.S. Relocates to Brand New Building on Matlock Road

    Arlington Dentist Mark C. Marchbanks D.D.S. has a New Suite in Which to Operate His Dental Practice that Will Impress New Clients and be Loved By Returning Patients ARLINGTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 5, ...

    Accesswire