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How Often Pilots Commit 'Aircraft-Assisted Suicide'
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:39:09 -0400
Researchers examined 20 years of plane crash data to delve into pilot suicides.
School Tells 'Tiny' Girl Her Body Mass Index is Too High
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:18:46 -0400
Mom says her 7-year-old asked her if she was fat after seeing the BMI note from school.
CDC Does 1st Anti-Smoking Ad Citing E-Cigarettes
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:09:10 -0400
A new anti-smoking ad seems to take aim at e-cigarettes.
Blind Hawaii Woman Gets Bionic Eye to See Again
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:27:25 -0400
After going blind two years ago, this woman received a bionic eye implant.
Woman Behind Bars for Allegedly Giving Illegal Butt Injections
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:53:45 -0400
Denise "Wee Wee" Ross allegedly plugged injection holes with super glue.
Indiana Declares Health Emergency to Battle Record HIV Outbreak
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:21:33 -0400
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency for an Indiana county battling what is believed to be the worst HIV outbreak in the state's history.
Leah Still's Cancer In Remission, Dad Says
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:21:00 -0400
Four-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still is cancer-free.
Brittany Maynard's Family Releases Video Supporting Right-to-Die Law
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:08:36 -0400
The California legislature is considering a death with dignity bill.
Simple Rice Cooking Method May Drastically Cut Calorie Count
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:14:48 -0400
This simple cooking technique might one day reduce the calories in rice by up to 60 percent.
How Legendary Bodybuilder Who Died With Almost Zero Body Fat Lives On
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:50:49 -0400
Why this bodybuilder who appeared to have nearly 0 percent body fat is a legend.
What to Know About Spinach Listeria Outbreak
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:18:47 -0400
Amy's Kitchen products among those recalled due to listeria in organic spinach.
Study Reveals How Some Fetuses React to Smoking Moms
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:09:54 -0400
Smoking has long been known to cause complications in pregnancy but a new study aims to show how a fetus, of a smoking mother, reacts differently.
Women Facing Angelina Jolie's Choice Speak Out
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 03:42:54 -0400
After Angelina Jolie surgery op-ed, other women discuss life-changing decision.
What You Should Know About Angelina Jolie's Surgery
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 03:41:26 -0400
Explaining the actress' decision to have her ovaries removed preemptively.
30,000 Experience Brain Aneurysm Rupture Each Year
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:36:32 -0400
About 5 percent of the population has a brain aneurysm.
Terrifying Parasites Turn Shrimp Into Zombies That Eat Their Young
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:29:33 -0400
Shellfish to Hellfish.
How a Boy Survived 1 Hour, 41 Minutes Without a Pulse
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:43:28 -0400
A toddler's recovery shows the way hypothermia can help people survive cardiac arrest.
Couple Gets a Surprise When They Meet Their New Baby
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:16:24 -0400
Couple gets quite a big surprise when they meet their new baby.
Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:56:30 -0400
Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.
Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:22 -0400
That love scene from "The Fault in Our Stars" is so intense.
ABC Health News
Yahoo Health News
Goldilocks Wasn't a (Happy) Runner
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:59:48 -0400
Goldilocks Wasn't a (Happy) RunnerI could be wrong, but if I had to guess, I'd say Goldilocks would not have been a happy runner. Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too windy. Too tired. Too long. Too short. Too hilly.A few weekends ago I laced up for an 18-mile run. Two weeks before I had just run the Austin Marathon -- pacing my husband for the first time. I didn't have a...


How Many Steps Should You Be Taking Each Day? 10 Tips to Help You Meet the Goal
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:07:53 -0400
How Many Steps Should You Be Taking Each Day? 10 Tips to Help You Meet the GoalThere are dozens of ways to keep track of fitness and overall health, from heart rate tracking to calories burned and beyond. While some are more accurate than others, the best method is one that works for you. Bonus points if it's simple and objective.Click Here to see the Complete List of Tips to Help You Reach 10,000 Steps a DayOne such...


The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do Yoga
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:00:06 -0400
The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do YogaYoga is about drawing your focus inward, but that doesn't mean a stunning landscape can't enhance your practice.Click Here to see the Complete List of The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do YogaUltimately, it's you, the yogi, who will decide what constitutes the most beautiful place for setting up your practice. It's wherever you feel most at...


3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:31:01 -0400
A man washes his hands in at a checkpoint in Sierra Leone, as the country enters the third and final day of a three day country wide lockdown on movement of people to combat the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, March. 29, 2015. The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.(AP Photo/ Michael Duff)CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.


Do You Fear Losing Weight?
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:17:12 -0400
Do You Fear Losing Weight?I get that going for what you really want can be terrifying... (including with your weight loss).I understand that going for what you really want can be terrifying sometimes and thoughts can run through your mind, such as "What if it doesn't happen for me?" "What if I can't handle it?" "What if my dream never comes true and then I feel...


Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:09:02 -0400
LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.
A Wake-Up Call and a Scary Diagnosis
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:09:19 -0400
A Wake-Up Call and a Scary DiagnosisAs a business speaker and trainer, I shake a lot of hands. But for the past year, I have done so as quickly as possible, then tried to keep my hands out of sight. I do a lot of presentations and it's hard to be effective with your hands tucked away, but I was mortified for others to see them.My hands aren't deformed. I keep my nails nice, but I...


Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:51:19 -0400
Inhabitants pay tribute to the victims in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in the area where a Germanwings aircraft crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.


Guinea president declares 45-day Ebola 'emergency' in 5 regions
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:19:41 -0400
Guinean President Alpha Conde speaks during a press conference on the Ebola response strategy and post-Ebola economic recovery at the presidential palace in Conakry on March 17, 2015Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease. Since the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013, more than 24,000 people in nine countries have been infected with the virus, and over 10,000 of them have died. All but a handful of those deaths have occurred in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The World Health Organization declared in January that the epidemic was finally declining in west Africa after the three countries at the epicentre recorded a steady drop in cases.


Colleges getting out of health insurance business
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:58:01 -0400
In this Dec. 15, 2014 photo, Stacy Crites, right, a nurse on campus at the University of Washington's Hall Health Primary Care Center in Seattle, takes the temperature of Kandice Joyner, left, a junior studying archeology, during a routine check-up. An unintended side-effect of federal health care reform is leading colleges across the country to transition out of the health insurance business. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.


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BBC Health News
Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:29:30 GMT
All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.
Cameron promises 'seven-day NHS'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:27:36 GMT
All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.
British medic declared free of Ebola
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:20:07 GMT
A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77.
Labour to cap private profits in NHS
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:03:16 GMT
A Labour government would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband says as he launches the party's election campaign.
Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.
'Rise in child mental health issues'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:58:56 GMT
More children have mental health problems than two years ago, according to a union's survey of education staff.
Office workers 'too sedentary'
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT
Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.
Fitness linked to lower cancer risk
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:44:31 GMT
Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests.
NHS medical accidents unit 'needed'
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:47:52 GMT
A national body to investigate medical accidents in England should be established immediately, MPs say.
First Europe non-beating heart swap
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:38:39 GMT
Surgeons in Cambridgeshire perform the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.
DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:54:24 GMT
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
Indiana emergency for HIV 'epidemic'
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:41:13 GMT
The governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency and authorised a needle exchange programme, after an HIV outbreak "reached epidemic proportions" in part of the state.
NHS problems worst 'since 1990s'
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:05:56 GMT
Services in the NHS in England are deteriorating in a way not seen since the early 1990s, according to a leading health think tank.
Why nine hours' sleep may be bad for you
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:25:48 GMT
It's widely assumed that the ideal amount of sleep is eight hours each night - but some experts now say that could be too much, and may actually be unhealthy.
The hunters breaking an Ebola ban on bushmeat
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:07:08 GMT
Last year, Sierra Leone banned bushmeat in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola - but has it stopped the hunters? And will it really help? Mark Doyle joins some hunters in the Wara Wara mountains.
NHS should welcome 'citizen whistleblowers'
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 01:46:52 GMT
Why the NHS should listen to people who see something amiss
'Cancer made me want mashed potato'
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 01:31:05 GMT
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
Care in the UK: The costs you face
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:17 GMT
As we live longer and with council budgets tight, the social care system that supports us in our later years is under increasing pressure. Find out the costs you might face.
VIDEO: Vaccine to protect from meningitis B
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:31:19 GMT
An agreement has been reached to provide a meningitis B vaccine for all babies in the UK, the BBC's Sarah Campbell reports.
VIDEO: Bolivia's life-saving knitters
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:16:30 GMT
An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.
BBC Health News
USA Today Health News
Melanoma cases rising; young women at greatest risk
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:15:12 GMT
Study says that could be because they are more likely to use tanning beds than men.
      
 
 
Long use of any hormones raises women's breast cancer risk
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 17:28:19 GMT
A new study tracked about 60,000 nurses and found that use of any kind of hormones for 10 years or more slightly raised the chances.
      
 
 
Black women have trouble clearing cervical cancer virus
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:27:11 GMT
Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer.
      
 
 
FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:05:53 GMT
The FDA has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned BPA from all food and drink packaging.
      
 
 
Surgeon general urges new focus on suicide prevention
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:59:06 GMT
The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides and is beefing up the nation's crisis hotline to help.
      
 
 
My Semicolon Life: Setting new goals
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:26:22 GMT
USA TODAY music writer Brian Mansfield chronicles his life with colon cancer.
      
 
 
Company seeks more approval for clot blocker
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:27:36 GMT
Johnson & Johnson gave the FDA additional data on its new anti-clotting drug, in a second attempt to get approval for more uses.
      
 
 
Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMT
Mammograms might raise the chances of developing cancer in young women whose genes put them at higher risk, a study suggests.
      
 
 
U.N.: Chemicals damaging health and environment
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:25:52 GMT
The report by the U.N. Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals is increasing health costs.
      
 
 
Ouch! Hospital to review woman's $83,046 scorpion sting bill
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:26:33 GMT
An Arizona hospital that billed a woman $83,046 for scorpion sting treatment said it will adjust her bill and review its price.
      
 
 
Most grandparents provide care for the grandkids
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:49:57 GMT
Two new reports find lots of babysitting and financial support for their grandkids, as grandchildren try to save their children money.
     
 
 
Study: Ginkgo doesn't prevent Alzheimer's disease
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:34:37 GMT
Taking ginkgo biloba didn't prevent Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe.
     
 
 
University pulls Kinsey Institute app over privacy concerns
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:43:40 GMT
The Kinsey Institute released a new mobile app that allows users to report on sexual behavior and experiences.
     
 
 
War might be making young bodies old
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:56:51 GMT
A VA study finds that veterans in their 20s and 30s show signs of premature aging.
     
 
 
7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:11:59 GMT
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
     
 
 
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