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Mexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass
30 Mar 2015 at 7:40pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday.
Arizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate
30 Mar 2015 at 6:31pm
PHOENIX (AP) ? Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.
How to Change the Habits of 107,000 People
30 Mar 2015 at 1:58pm
It was 1995, and Pieter Ernst was battling a serious problem.Ernst was a physician with an interest in community-wide behavior change, and he was currently in Mozambique. For nearly 20 years, a brutal civil war had ravaged the population and landscape of the country.The war had ended three years earlier, but the entire health care system of the...
Why You Should Care About GNC's New Supplement Guidelines
30 Mar 2015 at 1:18pm
GNC responds to investigation revealing mislabeling of ginseng, echinacea and others.
Spanish hospital conducts complex face transplant
30 Mar 2015 at 11:26am
A Spanish hospital said Monday it has successfully carried out the world's most complex face transplant, reconstructing the lower face, neck, mouth, tongue and back of the throat of a man terribly disfigured by disease. A team of 45 physicians, nurses, anaesthesiologists and other health professionals carried out the 27-hour operation in early February at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, the hospital said in a statement. "This is the first time that a transplant of this complexity is performed in the world," the statement said. The man had been examined in several other hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School in the United States, which had considered him to be inoperable but the Barcelona hospital ruled surgery was his only treatment option.
Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola
30 Mar 2015 at 11:19am
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) ? Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said.
Sierra Leone back to work after Ebola lockdown
30 Mar 2015 at 9:53am
Sierra Leoneans breathed a sigh of relief on Monday as they emerged from a three-day nationwide lockdown imposed in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus. The country's population of more than six million had been confined to their homes starting early on Friday, for the second time in six months, on orders from President Ernest Bai Koroma. "Stepping out this morning, I took several sniffs of the fresh air and said 'thank you, Lord'," hawker Tommy Carew smiled as he returned to the streets in the capital Freetown. The lockdown was called over fears the disease that has killed almost a third of the 12,000 people infected in Sierra Leone was making a comeback around the capital and in the north.
Do You (Really) Know What's Good for You?
30 Mar 2015 at 9:52am
I don't generally watch morning television; I doubt that will much surprise anyone. But watching a bit of morning television is all but unavoidable when you are in fact on morning television. Most of the shows are running their own programming continuously on monitors in the so-called "green room."And so it is that I saw a bit of the Today show...
US Ebola patient's health improves again
30 Mar 2015 at 9:47am
An American healthcare worker who contracted the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has improved and is now listed in fair condition, hospital officials said Monday. The man, whose identity has not been revealed, "has improved from serious to fair condition," said a statement from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. In a statement released on Thursday, PIH co-founder Paul Farmer said that the man had, "in the opinion of some of the best doctors and nurses in the world, turned the corner," after his condition improved from critical to serious. The patient was evacuated from Sierra Leone on March 14 and brought to the NIH's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland just outside Washington for treatment.
Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery
30 Mar 2015 at 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators.
Child poverty impacts brain development: study
30 Mar 2015 at 8:29am
Children of richer, better-educated parents have bigger brains and more cognitive skills than their less-fortunate peers, but social help and teaching can help to overcome the differences, a study published on Monday said. The impact was "meaningful in terms of the way the brain is working in these kids", study co-author Elizabeth Sowell of the University of Southern California told AFP. "We found that the relationship between brain (structure) and family income impacted kids' cognitive functioning," Sowell said by email. "It is not too late to think about how to impact resources that enrich the developmental environment, that in turn help the brain wire itself together," Sowell said.
An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says
30 Mar 2015 at 8:19am
CHICAGO (AP) ? An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.
An Apple a Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away After All, a New Study Finds
30 Mar 2015 at 8:05am
An apple a day may not keep the doctor away but it couldn't hurt.
Being Yourself, That's the Greatest Gift and Service
30 Mar 2015 at 5:38am
Readjust your vision. Refocus on what's true for you. What's that well inside you bringing forth? Where's that inner thrust leading you? Once you make yourself the center of your world, you step into your power. You'll begin to create from the inside out, making visible what only you could see before, bringing into being what was previously...
6 Ways You're Healthier Than You Think
30 Mar 2015 at 5:22am
So you?re not "eating clean," training for a marathon or meditating before your restorative nap each day? Relax -- you still might be healthier than you think.By Carlin Flora1. You talk about whole foods more than you eat them, but you speak two languages.Lifelong bilinguals are protected against the onset of dementia, compared with...