Health

  • Joan Rivers In Medically Induced Coma (Source)

    Joan Rivers has been placed in a medically induced coma, a source told Access Hollywood on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the star was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in New York, after she stopped breathing during a routine surgery. Joan, 81, went in for throat surgery on Thursday at Yorkville…

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  • AARP Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford

    Over 50? Your driving experience could save you $404* on Auto Insurance.

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  • Jake 'The Snake' Roberts hospitalized, reportedly in bad condition

    According to a report from TMZ, WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts is currently hospitalized in Las Vegas, Nevada, after passing out on a plane ride. The report states that Roberts was diagnosed with the flu a couple weeks ago and given orders to rest. He was in pain ever since, but let it…

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  • Food shake-up on the menu in NHS hospitals

    Rubbery chicken and soggy vegetables could be banished from NHS wards and canteens across England under new rules aimed at raising the standard of food and drink in hospitals. An independent report published on Friday lays out new legally binding standards covering nutrition, hydration and…

    AFP
  • More than 20 companies bid to supply legal pot in Uruguay

    A total of 22 companies have submitted bids to supply marijuana under a law making Uruguay the first country to legalize production, sale and distribution of the drug, the government said Thursday. The law's mastermind, former leftist guerrilla President Jose Mujica, says it is a way to circumvent…

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  • Takeda, Lilly lose bid to overturn $9 bln award for hiding cancer risk

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co lost a bid to overthrow a combined $9 billion punitive-damage award by a U.S. "Plaintiffs have pointed to sufficient evidence from which the jury could have concluded that the 'information' about bladder cancer contained in Actos labels did not adequately…

    Reuters
  • WHO says ebola outbreak may infect 20,000 before it can be stopped

    The World Health Organization says a total of more than 20,000 people may be infected with ebola in West Africa before the virus is contained. The United Nations agency released a new roadmap for dealing with the outbreak today, designed to respond to the "urgent need to dramatically scale up the…

    The Verge
  • Judge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreement

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open — at least for a while — after the law takes effect Sept. 1.

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  • Kyle Van Noy injury: Lions LB undergoes surgery for 'core muscle injury'

    Detroit Lions rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy will miss an undetermined amount of time following surgery to correct a core muscle injury. The Detroit Lions may be without outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy for some time following a core muscle injury. The Lions released a statement Thursday announcing…

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  • Focus On Preventive Care As The Long-Term Strategy To Improve Health

    There has been a lot of press about the rising maternal mortality rates in the United States in spite of the fact that we spend nearly $30 billion dollars a year caring for mothers and their babies. What is happening? According to the CDC, the top two causes for these devastating outcomes include…

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  • Humana Rises on ACO Deal Announcement with 2 Entities

    Shares of Humana Inc. (HUM) rose 1.8% within a single trading session to close at $127.32, after the company announced an Accountable Care alliance with the Nebraska Health Network.

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  • Court overturns suspension of W.Va. doc's license

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge reinstated a doctor's license Thursday, a month after it was suspended when health officials accused his clinic of unsanitary conditions and reusing needles.

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  • When a Customer Has Two Reasons to Say Ouch

    A reader seeks the Haggler’s help in getting a refund on a $3,000 hair-removal treatment plan.

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    Nigeria Ebola Patient Hid From Government

    Nigerian health authorities announced Thursday, a man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria after coming into contact with a traveler from Liberia evaded surveillance and infected a doctor in southern Nigeria who later died. The death was the first in Nigeria outside Lagos, the commercial capital. Health…

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  • Vaccine Safety: Getting the Message to Parents in Doubt

    Measles, mumps and whooping cough have been around a long time -- along with the vaccines to prevent them. With a steady flow of misinformation online on vaccine safety, it's no wonder some parents hesitate. In response, doctors are going beyond office visits to spread the word on immunizations.…

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  • RedHill Expands ERADICATE Study on RHB-105 for H. pylori

    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (RDHL) recently provided an update on the ongoing phase III study ERADICATE Hp, on pipeline candidate RHB-105 for Helicobacter pylori infection (H. pylori).

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  • Quality Systems' NextGen Earns Cancer Registry Certification

    Quality Systems Inc. (QSII) aims to drive the adoption of interoperability standards needed to support new cancer registries and improve overall public health through the utilization of healthcare IT.

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  • Aging Baby Boomers: Get Hip to Medicare Part D

    Many aging Baby Boomers seem dazed and confused about Medicare. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) surveyed 377 citizens born between 1946 and 1964 across the country to find less than half knew Medicare eligibility begins at 65 years for those who are not disabled. More…

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  • Hand sanitizer may spare travelers illness abroad: survey

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a French survey of travelers to countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the people who used hand sanitizer while abroad were half as likely to have their trips spoiled by a bout with Montezuma’s revenge. “Use of hand sanitizer is highly…

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  • U.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking

    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For a growing U.S. Food and Drug Administration for mobile applications that monitor patients from home, a step forward for a nascent digital health industry that has pressed for more clarity from the agency on regulations. AliveCor said it received the…

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