How the Trump Administration Is Reversing Progress on HIV

As an HIV researcher and clinician, I have seen firsthand the virus’s disproportionate devastation of sexual minorities, the poor and many people of …

Public Health

What The GOP Bill Means For People On Medicaid

NPR's Melissa Block asks Rodney Whitlock, who worked on health policy in the Senate and is now a lobbyist, for hospitals about what the GOP plan could mean for those who rely on Medicaid.


Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost

<i>Inhaling or ingesting compost may raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease.</i><p>If you're planning to revel in some gardening this weekend, be sure to wash …


Is there a Viagra for women?

Ups and downs are normal in any relationship, but what happens when sexual desire disappears completely? Low libido can strike men and women, but it’s more common among women. One study found that 36 percent of women between the ages of 30 and 70 had low sexual desire and that 8 percent had …

Sexual Health

Even moderate drinking causes atrophy in brain area related to memory, learning

The question<p>Popular belief, backed up by various studies, holds that a moderate amount of alcohol can be good for your heart. Might it have a similar effect on your brain?<p>This study<p>The study tracked 550 adults for 30 years, starting when they were, on average, 43 years old, periodically assessing …

The Brain

Health Care Bill Could Boot People From Addiction Treatment

The health care bill released by Senate Republicans on Thursday is stoking outrage among mental health and addiction groups for its proposed steep …

Health Care

Jimmy Kimmel Lets Kids Give Their Perspective On Healthcare

In the midst of secrecy and rigorous debate over the Senate’s proposed health care bill, Jimmy Kimmel once again managed to show how the confusion …

Health Care

Portola shares soar after FDA approves clot preventing drug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new oral blood-thinner made by Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery.<p>The news sent Portola's shares up as much as 51 …


Heart disease genes also key for having kids

New findings indicate the genes that lead to heart disease are vital to life—even though they're also tied to the world's leading cause of death.


Surgery in the womb gives hope for spina bifida

For most parents-to-be, the lead up to a child's birth typically involves choosing a birth plan and getting the nursery ready for baby. They might celebrate with friends and family and anticipate getting to meet their little one.<p>But for parents of spina bifida babies, there are more weighty choices …


A Toolkit for Fighting Soreness

Yeah, you can get a lot done with a $20 foam roller. But sometimes you need to dig a little deeper. My favorite is the TriggerPoint performance …


Tip: Counterbalance Cossack Squat

Boost your lower body mobility with this weighted drill.<p>The key with the assisted Cossack squat is to spend as much time as possible being active in …


Public health experts on advantages of marijuana legalization

Medical and public health experts are endorsing 10 guidelines to help marijuana users reduce risks when it becomes legal

Public Health

We Must Identify and Treat Obese Kids

Nearly a third of children are overweight, and 17 percent are technically obese.

Harvard Medical School

Simple Ways to Lose Weight Without Doing Any Dieting

Now a day’s all the people want to be fit as well as healthy. It is very important to healthy. You can lose weight without doing any diet. This is …

Weight Loss

More consistent guidelines needed for therapy animals

(Reuters Health) - Hospitals and other healthcare facilities don’t consistently follow guidelines to ensure the safety of therapy animals and the people they aim to help, according to a survey of U.S. hospitals, eldercare facilities, and therapy animal organizations.<p>"While most facilities allowed …

Health Care

Newly-approved drug ribociclib used to treat advanced breast cancer

Two hundred and fifty thousand women will be diagnosed this year with invasive breast cancer and for women battling advanced forms of the disease, …


6 Ways Cigarette Smoking Can Lead To Fertility Problems | International Business Times

We're constantly reminded how bad smoking is for our health; the tar and chemicals stick to our clothes, skin, and the inside of our lungs. Cigarette …


What The Senate Health Bill Means For The Drug Industry

The bill would eliminate a tax on drug companies, but provisions of the bill could also hurt sales for the pharmaceutical industry.

Health Care

Health Insurers Anxious Over Uncertainty Of What Comes Next

Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act mean an uncertain future for insurance companies on the exchange. While some areas are struggling, others are seeing insurers come into their markets.


'Mommy Dead and Dearest': What is Munchausen syndrome by proxy?

The HBO documentary “Mommy Dead and Dearest” explores the chilling events that led up to the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard, mother of Gypsy Rose.<p>Blanchard was a single mother who raised and supported her daughter through a number of suspected health issues, from epilepsy to muscular dystrophy. She …

"Aim" The Autonomous Health Care Vehicle

Aim is an autonomous vehicle concept to improve health care overall. Using self-guided diagnostics, patients can access common pharmaceuticals without needing to travel to a doctor.

Health Care

An All-Out Assault on Medicaid

To listen to Episode 5 of Trumpcare Tracker, use the player below:<b>Subscribe on Apple Podcasts</b>.Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann take a close look at …

Health Care

3 lifestyle changes that may help guard against dementia

Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests.<p>Some scientific evidence indicates …


7 Health Concerns Your Period Is Trying to Tell You

Most of us think of our period as an unpredictable but inevitable part of being a woman that honestly, just gets in the way of our plans. But what if …


Freezing frenzy: Cryotherapy makes big promises despite dearth of evidence

Proponents say jumping into a -145 C chamber can fix injuries, but regulators caution against it<p>When torn knee cartilage threatened a Calgary man's …


PulsePoint at Cannes Lions Health: ‘Health data is the new oxygen’

The healthcare industry is constantly innovating with new technologies but has it kept up with the pace of digital marketing? For SVP/GM of digital …

Medical Technology

The ultimate metabolism-reviving resistance-band workout

It won't kill your pump to skip the squat rack for a day or two and get your swole on outside in the fresh air and sunshine. All you need is a set of …


5 Times Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Website Was Criticized For Wellness Tips | International Business Times

The Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow's brainchild, the lifestyle website Goop, is usually known for its controversial health advice like vaginal …

Gwyneth Paltrow

Child battling rare cancer becomes honorary cop

Officers in Evesham, New Jersey, helped make four-year-old Chase Gilchrist's dream come true.