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Ancient Virus May Cause Crippling Disease ALS, Study Finds

A virus sleeping deep in our DNA for millions of years may be coming back to life in a form of ALS, killing nerve cells and causing their fatal symptoms, government scientists reported Thursday.<p>And the discovery just might lead to a treatment for ALS, an incurable disease that affects between …

Breast Cancer

The retailing of American medicine

American medical care may be helpful much of the time, but rarely is it timely or convenient. A 2013 Commonwealth Fund international survey found …

Health Care

Blocking Drug

BOSTON (AP) — As a gay man, the Boston attorney thought he was doing the responsible thing when he asked his doctor to prescribe Truvada, a drug …

Long-Term Care

Better Value in Health Care Requires Focusing on Outcomes

Implementing a value-based strategy is on the mind of nearly every health care organization in the U.S. It seems that every week, one or another announces a new “Center for Health Care Value” or “Center for Health Care Innovation.” These organizations are accepting the fact that the volume-driven …

‘Never events’: Report highlights mistakes hospitals must eliminate

An infant abducted from a hospital. Surgery performed on the wrong side of the body. A patient dying because no one asked about his or her allergies.<p>Those are examples of "never events" – the kinds of medical errors or in-hospital occurrences that should never occur in Canadian health-care …

Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker Recipe

"This will melt in your mouth! This pork tenderloin soaks up the yummy juices as it cooks. Make sure to serve up the au jus on the side - its …

Easiest white chicken chili (ever!)

by Lindsay Weiss posted in Life & HomeIf this isn't the easiest batch of white chili you've ever made, I'll send you homemade cookies for life. I …

Slow Cookers

10 back-to-school slow cooker recipes

Just because the kids are gone doesn't mean you have time to spend all day in the kitchen.<p>Summer is officially over: My boys went back to school …

How The Prescription Painkiller Fentanyl Became A Street Drug

If you've ever had surgery, you may have been given an analgesic named fentanyl.<p>Fentanyl is a favored painkiller because it acts fast. But it's also 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine. The powerful drug has made its way to the streets and increasingly is being used to cut heroin — resulting …

Medicine

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

Are Microbes Stealing Your Mind?

Could bacteria hold the answer to an Alzheimer’s cure? Some researchers say yes.<p><i>Time moves in one direction, memory in another. — William Gibson</i><p>One …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

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5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

6 Fitness Experts Share Their Top Tips for Flattening Post-Pregnancy Pooch

A couple have used these pointers on their own after-baby bellies.<p>After nine months of having a bundle of joy stretch out your uterus, hoo-ha, and six-pack, things are bound to look a bit…different...down there.<p>That post-pregnancy pooch is a combination of fat (hey, a woman has got to gain some …

U.S. jury clears Eli Lilly in first Cymbalta withdrawal trial | Reuters

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly on Friday was cleared of liability in the first trial involving claims that its antidepressant Cymbalta caused severe withdrawal symptoms, including suicidal thoughts and electric shock-like sensations, the company said.<p>Eli Lily has been sued by roughly 250 plaintiffs who say …

Eli Lilly

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Exercise 1 Cobra Pushup<p>Begin in a plank with your hands under your shoulders and your feet hip-distance apart. From there, take small little steps and walk your feet toward your hands, bending and raising your hips upward. When you have equal pressure on your hands and feet, stop <b>(A)</b>, then bend your …

Hospital Running Out of Resources to Aid Obese Man

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7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the <i>Women's Health Big Book of Exercises</i>. …

Workouts

Novavax hopes to crack elusive vaccine for common respiratory virus | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Maryland-based biotech company believes it can solve a riddle that has baffled Big Pharma for decades: how to protect against a virus that infects almost every American child.<p>If mid-stage trial data proves positive, Novavax Inc will be closer than any drug developer to a vaccine for …

Public Health

Sanofi teams up with Evotec, Apeiron to develop immuno-oncology pills | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi is teaming up with Germany’s Evotec and Austrian biotech firm Apeiron Biologics to develop a new type of immune system-boosting cancer medicine that could be given as tablets to fight both solid tumors and blood cancers.<p>French drugs firm Sanofi's logo is pictured inside the …

Biotechnology