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  • Amanda Bynes Leaves Psychiatric Treatment Facility, Is Spotted Wandering Around L.A.

    Just days after a judge ruled to extend her involuntary commitment for at least another month, the troubled 28-year-old was photographed walking around Los Angeles by herself on Thursday night.

    Yahoo Celebrity
  • One Map Shows Exactly What Obamacare Has Done To The Country

    The number of Americans without health...

    Business Insider
  • Quarantine theater

    What level of risk to Ebola infections can Americans be expected to tolerate? "Zero" is a comforting answer, especially when an exotic disease has a cinematic impact on the collective imagination. It was in pursuit of zero that Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo this week imposed a mandatory,…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Ebola 'Patient Zero': How Outbreak Started from Single Child

    When Ebola virus came for the first time to a small village in Guinea, the victim was a toddler, who later became known to the world as Patient Zero. His name was Emile Ouamouno. "Emile liked to listen to the radio, and his sister liked to carry babies on her back," Emile’s father, Etienne…

    LiveScience.com
  • Corsets Are Making a Comeback: What You Need to Know

    The method, which requires you to cinch yourself into a corset for four to six hours a day, is popular with celebrities and has been intriguing many other women seeking hourglass shapes.  Both Kim and Khole Kardashian have tried it. Kim posted a picture of herself yesterday in her mom’s foyer…

    Yahoo Style
  • Police harass Kenyan patients and clinics as abortion battle heats up

    By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police threats against patients and medics they accuse of giving "illegal abortions", coupled with reversals in Kenyan policies, are stirring fears likely to reduce access to safe abortions, campaigners said. Doctors and nurses say police…

    Reuters
  • Rihanna, Miley Cyrus Spark Celebs to Give to HIV/AIDS Fight at amfAR Inspiration Gala

    All the big stars came out to support — and surprise — during the fifth annual amfAR Inspiration Gala Wednesday at Milk Studios in West Hollywood. Even the Queen of Motown, Diana Ross, made a appearance, singing her hits “I’m Coming Out” and “I Will Survive. Diana Ross, the Queen of Motown,…

    Variety
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    3 Things Women Can Do Early On To Prevent Breast Cancer

    One expert says she has seen younger and younger breast cancer patients come into her office. She shares some tips that women can use early on to try and prevent breast cancer.

    Tribune
  • FDA panel backs Daiichi's blood thinner

    By Natalie Grover (Reuters) - A panel of advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted 9-1 in favor of approving Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo Co's blood thinner for use in some patients with atrial fibrillation. The drug, edoxaban, is a once-daily anticoagulant that inhibits Factor…

    Reuters
  • U.S. envoy to report temperature twice daily after West Africa visit

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power returned to New York on Thursday after a brief visit to Ebola-stricken West Africa and will report her temperature twice daily to the New York state health department for the next 20 days. Traveling on a U.S. government…

    Reuters
  • Does a Body Good? New Study Adds to Milk’s Growing Image Problem

    Long a staple of weekly grocery lists, the snow-white picture of purity, the unassailable go-to drink for good health, milk—yes, milk—is experiencing something of an image problem. The dairy identity crisis is no doubt thanks to a growing number of studies like the one released this week out of…

    Takepart.com
  • How Sick Chickens and Rice Led Scientists to Vitamin B1

    The discovery of vitamin B1 began with a search for microbes. In the late 1800s, microbes were the hot new idea in medical science: Louis Pasteur had recently linked disease to germs, and doctors were ...

    The Atlantic
  • Influenza, a Familiar Virus, Requires Attention, Too

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots for everyone 6 months old and older.

    The New York Times
  • In Depth : Sleep Tech Might Be Messing Up the Very Thing It's Trying to Help

    Illustration by Brian McGovern for Racked Remember when bedtime prep meant a little tooth brushing, some face washing, and then lights out? That routine has gotten more complicated in recent years. Now there's a whole lot to do before...

    Racked
  • Chip Kelly on injury silence: 'I'm not Dr. Miyagi'

    Chip Kelly has tried to explain in the past why injury information gets the Fort Knox treatment from the media. His refrains are familiar: Hes not a doctor, he doesnt seek detailed information from trainers and he cares only about those who can practice or play.

    Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
  • Cordarrelle Patterson looking healthy, but isn't a strong fantasy option

    Cordarrelle Patterson's ankle injury seems about healed. We break down the fantasy implications.

    SB Nation
  • Bianchi remains in critical but stable condition: family

    PARIS (Reuters) - Injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition, the Frenchman's family said on Thursday. "It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules’ accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi," Bianchi's family said in a…

    Reuters
  • U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

    By Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) - (This Oct. 29 story has been corrected in the tenth paragraph to show the CDC did not help train Cubans) U.S. government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation…

    Reuters