Health

  • Born Without Arms or Legs: The Secret Legacy of Thalidomide

    One of the horrific and still negligently under-reported legacies of the Baby Boom era was the widespread use of thalidomide by pregnant women, which led to countless, yet still vastly undocumented, cases of children born in the United States and abroad with severe deformities, including the lack…

    Huffington Post
  • 9 Great Foods For Weight Loss

    SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.comForget counting calories or fat grams, or filling your pantry with “diet” foods or drinks. If you want to control your weight, try eating these.Read more from Grandparents.com:8 ways to lose weight without really tryingHow to eat healthy at your favorite restaurants7…

    Huffington Post
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #8: Megan Johnson

    Images via Raquel Zaldivar No one struts it down a slackline like Megan Johnson, our final Hottest Trainer contestant. Not only is she the co-founder of Slackroduo, a fitness brand she created with...

    Racked Miami
  • Here's What's Going On With Obamacare Premium Increases

    Health insurance premiums are going to skyrocket under Obamacare next year, maybe even double! No, wait -- they're only increasing a little, and less than before Obamacare! No, wait -- they're … decreasing in some places?The crucial question about the second year of enrollment on the Affordable…

    Huffington Post
  • Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

    It's long been known that the older you get, the less you sleep. There are many proposed reasons for why this happens, and they include new medications, psychological distress, retirement or simply the theory that the elderly need less sleep. But a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical…

    Huffington Post
  • The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history in one chart

    Since the first known Ebola outbreak in 1976, the virus' attack on West Africa this year has been the worst ever. The current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has several pieces dedicated to Ebola, including this one in which the authors chart the outbreak's exponential growth: In the…

    Vox.com
  • Kindred Bio Goes To The Dogs; Lead Drug Candidate Washes Out

    Kindred Biosciences (NASDAQ: KIN ) shares plunged more than 30 percent in Thursday's pre-market action after one of its three lead veterinary drug candidates washed out in a pivotal test. The treatment ...

    Benzinga
  • Lilly psoriasis drug fares well in late-stage test

    Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. said its potential psoriasis treatment fared better than both a fake drug and a competitor's product during late-stage testing on patients with the most common form of the skin ...

    Associated Press
  • Your ramen habit could be hurting your heart

    Instant ramen is cheap, tasty, and filling. But it could also cause serious health problems.

    The Week (RSS)
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: Hottest Trainer Contestant #6: Liu Gross

    Welcome to Racked Chicago's search for Chicago's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile eight smoking locals and fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing, too. Once you've gotten to know...

    Racked Chicago
  • Auxilium drug found effective against cellulite in mid-stage study

    (Reuters) - Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc said two doses of its drug to smoothen cellulite were statistically significant in a mid-stage study, sending its shares up 4.7 percent in premarket trading. Auxilium said 68 percent of the patients given a mid and high dose of CCH, already marketed as…

    Reuters
  • Retire in Style at a Continuing Care Retirement Community

    Continuing care retirement communities offer a resort-like setting and care when you need it.

    Kiplinger
  • How Planet Fitness Aims to Become the McDonald's of Gym Franchises

    Affordable, streamlined and closing in on 1,000 locations – can Chris Rondeau turn Planet Fitness into a mega-chain of McGyms?

    Entrepreneur
  • How One Man Helps Others Suffering From Mental Illness

    One man's struggles with bipolar disorder inspired him to help others suffering from mental illness -- by finding a way to connect with them directly. Gary Hudspeth, a volunteer at the National Alliance of Mental Illness Helpline, joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd to discuss his role and the…

    Huffington Post
  • Play

    Ebola Patients to Return Home

    Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol will finally be released from isolation.

    ABC News Videos
  • Alcobra Starts Patient Enrollment for Mid-Stage Study on MDX

    Alcobra (ADHD) announced that it has started patient enrolment in a phase IIb study on MDX.

    Zacks
  • Novartis to Invest $35M in Gamida Cell for 15% Equity

    Novartis (NVS) recently entered into an investment and option agreement with Israel-based Gamida Cell.

    Zacks