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These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

New Hampshire

The Hug, A Water Bottle Sensor And App, Helps You Stay Hydrated

Everyone knows they should be drinking more water to stay healthy and hydrated, but actually remembering to do so can be a challenge. In fact, 43% of Americans drink four cups or fewer per day, according a 2012 study from the Center for Disease Control. That’s where The Hug, now on Kickstarter, …

A New Study Has Some Bad News About The Big Slowdown In Healthcare Spending

The study, published in Health Affairs this week, suggests that as the economy continues to pick up steam, healthcare costs will also likely grow at higher rates than they have been for the past few years.<p>The primary driver of future debt and deficits in recent projections has been the growth of …

Health Care

Can Health Care Price Transparency Save $100 Billion?

According to recent analysis from the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center, providing more information on health care prices could reduce U.S …

Health Care

Today's Hidden Health Hazard: Caregiving

Jess finished cleaning the patient's feeding tube. Then she recorded his blood pressure on his chart, checked his blood glucose, and measured out his medication. Seeing his discomfort she assessed his breakthrough pain level at seven and gave him a rescue shot of pain medication. That done, she …

Health Care

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Better Public Health Outcomes, and Zombies

In conclusion, zombies are awesome, and can be used as a thought experiment to probe the ethical dimensions of public health responses to disease outbreaks.<p>Perhaps the public's obsession with zombies can be refracted from horror movies and towards health issues, suggests a new paper in the journal</i> …

How 5 Minutes a Day Can Improve Your Health and Increase Your Lifespan

A new study published Monday in the <i>Journal of American College of Cardiology</i> demonstrates that running five minutes a day increases health and lifespan almost as much as running 150 minutes a week. The benefits from exercising intensely for five minutes a day are significant, reducing the risk of …

Weight Loss

Seven Reasons Why the Mental Health Stigma Is a Killer

Photo: Steven Depolo/Flickr<p>One in four people - so on average, someone in the typical two parent, two children family - will suffer from a mental …

Mental Health

The latest iOS 8 beta update gets serious about health

Apple’s getting serious about health, and the latest update to iOS 8’s developer beta is beefing up its health-related capabilities.<p>Apple released iOS 8 beta 5 today, and among the many updates, it slipped in support for spirometry data, which is a test that helps with the diagnosis of certain lung …

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

People often talk about how their friends feel like family. Well, there's some new research out that suggests there's more to that than just a feeling. People appear to be more like their friends genetically than they are to strangers, the research found.<p>"The striking thing here is that friends are …

There's More Than One Way To Cure Diseases With Genes

A recent roundup in The Economist looks at a few new ideas for gene therapy.<p>Many people have inherited genes that are making them sick, or will, one day. Troublesome genes are part and parcel of being human. In the future, however, doctors may have some fixes, ranging from giving their patients …

Genetics