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Jul 29, 2014 11:06AM

Child malaria vaccine 'milestone'

Scientists say the world's first malaria vaccine provides children with continuing protection against the disease and may be in use by 2015.

Jul 29, 2014 09:48AM

Liberia bans football over Ebola

Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.

Jul 29, 2014 09:20AM

Hunt warned over A&E wait statistics

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is warned by the statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.

Jul 28, 2014 05:40PM

'Brain hub predicts negative events'

Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.

Jul 28, 2014 05:13PM

Pause NHS privatisation - Labour

NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale", and should be halted until the general election, says Labour's shadow health secretary.

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Jul 29, 2014 12:55PM

Jul 25, 2014 11:07AM

Drops 100 pounds 'marathon' style

When Nicole Durham finally decided it was time to lose weight, she knew she had a long way to go. See her amazing transformation:

Jul 15, 2014 04:15AM

You won't believe the 'after' pics

Robert and Jessica Foster lost 160 and 120 pounds respectively after an emotional conversation. See their amazing transformation:

Jul 11, 2014 02:31PM

Lost 153 pounds, proved doc wrong

Kerry Hoffman started working out five days a week and tracking calories to go from 343 pounds to 190. See his amazing transformation.

Jul 29, 2014 12:34PM

4 common first triathlon Qs

Tackling your first triathlon? Even the best triathletes in the world started somewhere -- and made their share of rookie mistakes.

Jul 16, 2014 08:40AM

Get off the sideline, into the race

Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:21:59 GMT

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR on Jul 29, 2014 11:38AM

Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure

Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found.

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR on Jul 29, 2014 11:38AM

Well: Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Barrett?s Esophagus

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a lower risk of Barrett?s esophagus, a precancerous condition that can sometimes lead to esophageal cancer, a new study has found.

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS on Jul 29, 2014 11:21AM

Ask Well: Exercise and Weight Loss

Is weight loss truly greater (for the same time expended) when exercising at moderate levels (say, 60 percent of maximum capacity) versus more intense levels (85 percent of maximum capacity)?

By STEPHANIE FAIRYINGTON on Jul 29, 2014 11:19AM

Well: Rustle, Tingle, Relax: The Compelling World of A.S.M.R.

Videos that evoke the tingling sensation of the ?autonomous sensory meridian response? are popular on the Web, but scientists are only beginning to understand what might be involved.

By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ on Jul 29, 2014 06:57AM

The New Health Care: A Health Trade-Off That?s Here to Stay: Lower Cost, Limited Choice

Regulators are addressing consumer complaints about too few doctors on their plans, but economic logic suggests narrow networks will endure.

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Jul 29, 2014 01:39PM

Jul 29, 2014 01:39PM

$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

This undated handout photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows the Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi. A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis-C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health. (AP Photo/Gilead Sciences)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

Jul 29, 2014 12:09PM

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

Jul 29, 2014 01:36PM

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

FILE - This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays. The action comes as the Senate is set to vote Tuesday to confirm former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new VA secretary, replacing Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson. (AP Photo)The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

Jul 29, 2014 01:42PM

Phoenix Suns player arrested for super extreme DUI in Arizona

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A Phoenix Suns basketball player has been arrested on suspicion of super extreme DUI in Arizona after attempting to drive home after a night out, authorities said on Tuesday. Forward-guard P.J. Tucker, 29, was taken to jail and released following the incident, which took place in Scottsdale on May 10 but only came to light this week, according to a police report. Police said Tucker, considered a team leader by insiders, was returning home from the W Scottsdale Hotel when he was pulled over by police after allegedly running a stop sign. Super extreme DUI is .20 or above under Arizona law.

Jul 29, 2014 01:35PM

Pfizer leaves investors guessing on intentions for Astra

A man walks past Pfizer's world headquarters in New YorkPfizer Inc , which in May abandoned its $118 billion bid for AstraZeneca Plc , on Tuesday left investors guessing whether it would renew its pursuit of its British rival, but said it was considering other deals. Under UK takeover rules, AstraZeneca can attempt to re-engage with Pfizer in August, and Pfizer can make another run at AstraZeneca in November. Pfizer officials on Tuesday gave no hints of whether they would do so, although Chief Executive Ian Read said Pfizer is not currently "doing any work on AstraZeneca" because of a six-month quiet period imposed by U.K. regulators. Pfizer officially gave up its six-month quest to buy AstraZeneca after its final bid was rejected on May 26.

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