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More signs that US births may have stopped falling
5 Dec 2013 at 9:19pm
ATLANTA (AP) ? There's more evidence that U.S. births may be leveling off after years of decline.
Face transplants thriving 2 years after operations
4 Dec 2013 at 12:19pm
CHICAGO (AP) ? The nation's first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances ? literally.
Fertility drugs lead to more big multiple births
4 Dec 2013 at 2:18pm
Triplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs ? not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.
5 Ways to Beat Holiday Stress
6 Dec 2013 at 12:05pm
Having a season of comfort and joy starts with taking care of ourselves. If we make self-care -- inside and out -- part of our daily practice, we will have much more to give to those we love.
HIV Returns In Men Who Showed Signs Of 'Cure'
6 Dec 2013 at 12:04pm
Disappointing news: HIV has returned in the two men who were able to go off antiretroviral medication because of undetectable virus levels after receiving bone marrow transplants for cancer, according to news reports. The Boston Globe first reported the news, which was presented at an AIDS research conference in Florida. The results are preliminary, but researchers noted that they wanted the findings to be released as soon as possible because other scientists were basing studies off of their initial results, according to the Boston Globe. ...
Republican links Mandela apartheid fight to Obamacare
6 Dec 2013 at 11:57am
Rick Santorum, a former and possibly future Republican presidential candidate, offered a tribute to Nelson Mandela that linked the late South African leader's fight against apartheid to the U.S. battle over Obamacare. Both struggles - one involving racial segregation and the other expansion of government as seen in President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law - were against "great injustices," Santorum said on Fox News after Mandela's death Thursday night. "Nelson Mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that, and that's the reason he is mourned today, because of that struggle that he performed," the former Pennsylvania senator said on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor." "And I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people's lives, and Obamacare is front and center in that." Santorum, a champion of the Christian right and family values, presented himself as a conservative alternative to Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries.
Insurance website HealthCare.gov error rate is 10 percent: official
6 Dec 2013 at 11:52am
(Reuters) - The federal health insurance website HealthCare.gov is experiencing errors about once out of every 10 transactions, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Friday. In addition, this online insurance marketplace for individuals in 36 states could have as many as 1 in 4 transactions with errors, CMS spokeswoman Julie Bataille said during a news briefing. (Reporting by Caroline Humer; Editing by Eric Beech)
This Saturday, Take A #SerenitySelfie (PHOTOS)
6 Dec 2013 at 11:49am
For many of us, weekdays mean being stressed, overworked and constantly connected, with little time for pause or reflection. When the weekend comes around, it can be difficult to de-stress, slow down and unplug. What we need is an oasis of well-being, wisdom and wonder. Enter Serenity Saturdays, an extension of our Third Metric initiative to redefine success beyond money and power. ...
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year -- Or Is it?
6 Dec 2013 at 11:35am
Most of us are guilty of some overindulgence during this happiest of seasons. We may eat more than usual, drink more than usual or spend to excess. And while sometimes we can reign in our overindulgences, it doesn't mean we aren't affected by our friends, family and colleagues who don't.
12 Pilates Moves That Will Redefine Fitness for You This Year
6 Dec 2013 at 11:29am
by guest blogger Brooke Siler, celebrity Pilates instructor, owner of re:AB Pilates Studio and author of the recently launched The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates What does being fit look and feel like to your innermost informant? Is it limited to shape, tone, and size, or is it based on quality of movement? Is it a product of jogging, spinning, yoga, and weight lifting, or does everyday living play a role? So much of what we think about fitness has been formed by images alone. We look at bodies and create an idea of it in our heads
Rappelling Elves Delight Patients in Indiana Hospital
6 Dec 2013 at 11:25am
Patients got a surprise visit from Santa and his elves at an Indiana hospital.
Train Crash Sheds Light on Shift Work Disorder
6 Dec 2013 at 11:21am
The diagnosis is made when an individual works a nontraditional shift, feels sleepiness as a result, and this sleepiness impacts the work life or home life in some negative way. The commuter train crash reads like a primer illustrating the finer points of shift work disorder.
Auxilium drug to treat bent penis condition gets FDA nod
6 Dec 2013 at 11:16am
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Friday approved Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc's Xiaflex injections to treat a condition that causes a painful curvature of the penis called Peyronie's disease. It marks the second U.S. approval for Xiaflex, which in 2010 received a Food and Drug Administration nod to treat Dupuytren's contracture - a condition in which hardening of the connective tissue collagen in the hands bends fingers toward the palm, leaving a patient unable to straighten their hand or use their fingers properly. Xiaflex is now the first FDA-approved non-surgical treatment option for men with Peyronie's disease who have a plaque buildup in the penis that results in a curvature deformity of at least 30 degrees upon erection, the agency said. Cowen and Co is forecasting that Peyronie's approval will add $100 million to annual Xiaflex sales by 2018.
The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
6 Dec 2013 at 11:10am
As a society we've come to vehement consensus that drunk driving is unacceptable behavior. Yet we continue to tolerate sleepy driving. Many people who wouldn't dream of driving after one drink too many may very well get behind the wheel when feeling drowsy.
Many techniques may slightly reduce sitting time at work
6 Dec 2013 at 11:08am
"We were surprised by how difficult it was to reduce sedentary time and that no one approach seemed better than the other approaches," Leon Straker said. Tremblay is the director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa.