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Hip implant deaths point to poor science, warns patient's family

Medical research,Hospitals,NHS,The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice),Birmingham,Doctors,Health,Science,Government data,Society,UK news<p>Relatives of Suzanne Wolffe, 75, who died in hip cement operation, query surgical ‘default option’ that could ‘kill hundreds’<p>The family of a …

Medicine

Obama commented on this HONY post, and the whole thing is making us emotional

It’s probably safe to say that the Humans of New York Facebook posts have made the most hard-hearted of us shed a tear or two. But when we’re reading …

Pilot diverts flight to save life of a French Bulldog

Air Canada pilot lands plane in Germany after heating system in the hold breaks down<p>Simba, a seven-year-old French Bulldog, owes his life to an Air Canada pilot who diverted a Tel Aviv to Toronto flight after the heating in the hold broke down.<p>The dog was being transported in a crate while his …

Adorable Tiny Week-Old Puppy Rescued From Plastic Bag in Trash Bin in Florida

A tiny puppy -- only a week old -- was recently rescued from a trash bin by police and animal safety officers in Tampa, Florida.<p>Someone heard the …

Puppy gets caught eating paper, decides to leave no witnesses

What do you do as a puppy when those lunch hunger pangs are just too much to bare?<p>You evaluate your dining options: kibble, garbage, something you …

No One Is Safe from This Adorable Video of a Dog Begging His Man for Forgiveness

We thought we were better than this.<p>We've earned the right to be deeply cynical about viral videos. Too many times we've been left with dry tear ducts by high school acquaintances who swore we'd weep over earnest Facebook posts. Too many times our minds have not been blown by what happened next. …

What It’s Like To Fight Ebola When the World Stops Listening

My first deployment into the Ebola outbreak was in September, when I was sent to Liberia. After three months there I was eventually stationed in …

15 Things Nobody Tells You About Losing Weight

Losing weight does more than give you an excuse to buy new clothes. Dropping just 5 to 10% of your body weight can improve your overall health and …

Weight Loss

Flu Epidemic Sends Elderly to Hospitals

This year’s flu epidemic is sending thousands of elderly people into hospitals and has killed at least 26 children, federal health officials said Friday.<p>They issued a reminder to doctors to make quick use of antiviral drugs in people most at risk of serious flu complications – including the …

The Week in Pictures | January 5 – 11, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.<p>There was major news out of France, where scores of heavily armed police stormed a suburban Paris hideout of two Al Qaeda-linked suspects in the Charlie Hebdo magazine slayings and killed them as they attempted to escape in a hail of …

The Week in Pictures: January 10, 2015

Lens<p>From the aftermath of France’s week of terror to snowy winter scenes on three continents, a look at the most compelling images from the past …

5 Million Kids Aren’t In School Because of Ebola

Public schools in Guinea have been closed since March. Schools in Sierra Leone and Liberia never opened after the summer holiday. All told, the …

Disease

Doctors Without Borders: Ebola Response Still Too 'Slow and Uneven'

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the medical aid organization that originally rang the international alarm about Ebola in West …

Disease

Cambodia finds 212 with HIV where unlicensed medic operated | Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian health authorities have found 212 villagers infected with HIV in a district where an unlicensed medic has been charged with murder on suspicion of spreading the virus with contaminated equipment.<p>Prosecutors charged the medic with murder last month after the spread …

Uncommonly Calm Canines

Some dogs are born calm, but a calm dog can also be made!<p>Most dog owners are pleased when their dogs are calm - even the owners of high-energy …

Living Rooms

Puppy Coach 101 app review: helping you train your furry companion

Introduction<p>So you've added a new member to your family who just so happens to be a fluffy ball of fur and love, but often of destruction too. The …

The Journalists Who Died Doing Their Jobs in 2014

The year 2014 was one of contradictions, with stories only brought to life because of those journalists willing to go where the stories were.<p>The …

The Most Stressful Jobs of 2015

Event coordinators must ensure such gatherings as seminars, weddings and parties go smoothly. Because setting up these events means meeting strict …

The 20 Photos of the Year by The Guardian

To end 2014, The Guardian took the time to remember the different powerful events that have marked this year : attacks in Gaza or Ukraine, The World …

A Year of Looking at News Photos

It would be hard to fault even the most ardent Bag reader for missing even our best work in a given year. There is so much great content out there …

Photojournalism Daily: Jan. 5, 2015

The New York Times: How Ebola Roared BackResidents set in for the evening in the village of Meliandou, where a 1-year-ol<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Daniel …

Disease

Before-And-After Puppy Adoption Pics Show The Difference One Day Makes In A Pet’s Life

If you were looking for just about the happiest way possible to close out your Friday, look no further. After a tough week, it doesn’t get any better …

The Global Health Threat That Brought The US And Cuba Back Together

By mid-October, nearly 300 Cuban physicians and nurses were on the ground in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia; another 500 were training to join them in the next few months. It was already the largest anti-Ebola effort in the world, and more than 15,000 more had signed up to volunteer.<p>Other …

To cure Ebola, look at sepsis

Killing more people in a month than Ebola has in decades, understanding the disease is key to curbing the current outbreak.

'Nigeria Is Paving The Way For A Polio-free Africa'

“Nigeria is paving the way for a polio-free Africa,” according to John Vertefeuille, team lead for Nigeria at the Centers for Disease Control.<p>With the World Health Organization reporting no cases of polio in Nigeria since July 24, 2014 and the last in Africa reported in August, Vertefeuille’s …

Public Health

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Travel Photography

Ecuador named as the ‘best country in the world to retire to’

<b>The way things are going it looks like most of today’s youth won’t be able to retire until hover-cars are easily available.</b><p>However the few hopeful …

12 Yoga Poses To Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job

You may <i>joke</i> that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true.<p>And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it comes to health and your career ( it can have negative health effects as far ranging as increased heart attack risk, depression or premature aging), …