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Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case
31 Aug 2015 at 12:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group that challenged a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
Nearly 5 percent of University of Kentucky students sexually assaulted: survey
31 Aug 2015 at 11:43am
Nearly 5 percent of students at the University of Kentucky say they were sexually assaulted in the past year, but most of the cases went unreported, according to a survey conducted by the college. The White House has declared sex crimes an ?epidemic? on U.S. college campuses, with one in five students falling victim to sexual assault during their college years. Officials across the country have placed greater focus on sexual assaults of college students, especially as a number of cases involving college athletes have been investigated or prosecuted in the last year.
Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA
31 Aug 2015 at 11:20am
Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer patients. Now breakthrough research reveals yoga and meditation can positively affect DNA.Telomeres, located at the tips of DNA chromosomes, shorten with aging and age-related diseases including...
California doctor faces murder trial in 3 men's drug deaths
31 Aug 2015 at 11:14am
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Attorneys were set to deliver opening statements Monday in the trial of a California doctor charged with murder in the deaths of three young men who overdosed on prescription pain killers.
Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone
31 Aug 2015 at 11:13am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) ? Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday.
The One Simple Move That Could Add 7 Years To Your Life
31 Aug 2015 at 10:42am
Simply incorporating a short, brisk walk into your day could add up to seven years to your life, German researchers say.A new study from Saarland University says the aging process can be slowed down and the risk of heart attack halved for people middle-aged people, if they'd only add a bit of exercise into their daily routine, The Guardian...
Fans welcome return of Blue Bell ice cream to Texas, Alabama
31 Aug 2015 at 10:28am
Fans of Blue Bell ice cream celebrated the return of the popular brand on Monday in parts of Texas and Alabama, four months after it was withdrawn from the market after being linked to cases of Listeria, three of them fatal. Blue Bell trucks delivered half-gallon tubs of four flavors: Cookies'n Cream, Dutch Chocolate, Homemade Vanilla and The Great Divide in the first phase of a gradual return to full production. "There's been a steady of flow of customers buying Blue Bell ice cream.
Religion rarely part of ICU conversation
31 Aug 2015 at 10:19am
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - In less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit do doctors and other health care providers discuss religion or spirituality a new study finds. For many patients and families, religion and spirituality are important near the end of life, and understanding these beliefs may be ?important to delivering care that is respectful of the patient as an individual,? said senior author Dr. Douglas B. White of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in email to Reuters Health. Researchers used audio recordings to analyze 249 meetings between health care professionals and an ICU patient?s surrogate decision maker at six medical centers between 2009 and 2012.
This Is What Happens When You Eat 40 Teaspoons Of Sugar A Day
31 Aug 2015 at 9:52am
By Amy Marturana for Well+GOODMaybe the biggest recent revolution in the nutrition world has been the shift from thinking of fat as public enemy number one, to recognizing that sugar is the real culprit -- implicated in everything from chronic inflammation to high cholesterol.But knowing that intellectually and really, truly understanding how...
Google, Sanofi team up to treat diabetes
31 Aug 2015 at 9:45am
Global healthcare company Sanofi and the life sciences tealm at Google announced on Monday that they are teaming up in an effort to improve care and outcomes for those with type 1 and 2 diabetes.
Asterias's stem cell therapy shows promise in study
31 Aug 2015 at 9:44am
Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc said initial data from a small study showed that its lead stem cell therapy could improve mobility in patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. Shares of BioTime Inc, a company that owns nearly 70 percent of Asterias, were little changed at $3.07. Its success is a key step toward proving that embryonic stem cell research could cure diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's and serious health conditions such immune deficiencies, stroke and spinal injuries.
More Black Patients Are Getting Kidney Transplants Thanks To Partial Matches
31 Aug 2015 at 9:36am
CHICAGO (AP) -- A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.Rates of such transplants among white patients used to far surpass those in blacks, but U.S. data on nearly 200,000 end-stage kidney disease patients shows that disparity had disappeared by 2010. Rates remained stable in 2011 and that trend likely...
Knee and hip replacements increase heart attack risk briefly
31 Aug 2015 at 9:35am
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Operations to replace a knee or a hip appear to increase heart attack risk in the short term and the risk of blood clots in the long term, according to a new study. The heart attack risk falls again over time, but blood clot risk is still elevated years later, the researchers found. The reason for the elevated risks is unclear at this point, said senior author Yuqing Zhang of Boston University School of Medicine in email to Reuters Health.
How Millennials are changing the healthcare experience
31 Aug 2015 at 9:18am
A global survey of over 3,000 people suggests healthcare could be at a turning point to cater to Millennials -- who overtook Baby Boomers this year as the largest living generation and who approach their health differently from their parents. One key finding is that 70 percent of Millennials select their doctors based on referrals from family and friends, whereas only 41 percent of those over age 65 do so. Unlikely to hear from Millennials directly, providers face a new challenge with them, for the survey also revealed this generation is likely to trust feedback from their social networks.
Where Figs Grow
31 Aug 2015 at 8:59am
Out of nothing, something emerges. Swiftly, matter fills air. That nothing, of course, is always something. And that something is never nothing. Empty space is vast & full of life. Ready to bloom. Nectar in the ether.There's sweet nothingness in your life on the verge to emerge. Right now taking shape on earth, pouring forth from the pulse...