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Nov 24, 2014 05:40AM

NHS staff stage four-hour strike

Nurses, midwives, ambulance staff and other NHS workers have staged a four-hour strike over pay.

Nov 23, 2014 05:02PM

Suicide risk falls after talk therapy

Talk therapy sessions can help reduce the risk of suicide among high-risk groups, suggests a US study.

Nov 24, 2014 08:40AM

Bag-for-life 'bug risk' advice

The Food Standards Agency says people should ensure they use a separate bag for raw meat and fish to avoid contamination with bugs.

Nov 24, 2014 10:52AM

C. diff inquiry blames health board

Scotland's largest health board is heavily criticised by an inquiry into the country's worst Clostridium difficile (C. diff) outbreak.

Nov 23, 2014 01:53AM

Mental health nursing cuts warning

Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.

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Nov 24, 2014 07:48AM

Nov 10, 2014 01:37PM

Lifetime dieter feels 'unstoppable'

Danyeil Durrant was 10 years old when she first began dieting. She had no idea she would be wrestling with her eating habits for the next three decades.

Nov 03, 2014 04:54AM

How she lost 145 pounds

One day, Kari Ianuale had had enough. The Nazareth, Pennsylvania, resident was embarrassed to discover that her size 24 pants no longer fit.

Sep 18, 2014 01:23PM

It's time to get your flu shot!

Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.

Sep 25, 2014 07:35AM

Flu shot myths addressed

Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.

Sep 25, 2014 07:36AM

Vintage cold and flu ads

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:43:40 GMT

By CLAIRE MALDARELLI on Nov 24, 2014 01:36PM

Well: Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Pomegranate Salad

This colorful salad of red pomegranate seeds, Romaine lettuce and roasted sesame seeds, dressed with a fresh pomegranate juice and honey dressing, sets a festive tone for any holiday table.

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY on Nov 24, 2014 12:33PM

Home-Birth Film by Ricki Lake Prepares for Redelivery, Worldwide

An expanded version of ?The Business of Being Born,? a documentary by the actress Ricki Lake that some experts say plays down the risks of delivering babies at home, will debut on Netflix.

By JANE E. BRODY on Nov 24, 2014 11:10AM

Well: PCOS: An Infertility Issue That Is Little Understood

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects as many as 10 percent of women of childbearing age, but its underlying cause is not fully understood and misdiagnosis can result in ineffective treatment.

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR on Nov 24, 2014 10:39AM

Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to Higher Death Risk

A new study provides persuasive evidence that low serum vitamin D itself increases the risk of death.

By WILLIAM YARDLEY on Nov 23, 2014 11:58PM

Willy Burgdorfer, Who Found Bacteria That Cause Lyme Disease, Is Dead at 89

Dr. Burgdorfer?s familiar finding while conducting tick surgery solved the mysteries of an ailment that had affected scores of people.

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Nov 24, 2014 01:38PM

Nov 24, 2014 01:38PM

Helmets, engine size important in child deaths on ATVs

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Child deaths from crashes of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which dipped after 1985, began to climb again around 2001, and 12- to 15-year-olds accounted for more than half of all fatalities, according to a new study of Consumer Product Safety Commission data. The data include kids killed at ages six through age 18, but deaths in each age group were influenced by different risks, the authors write. ...

Nov 24, 2014 01:35PM

FBI says 27 U.S. law enforcement died during crimes in 2013; sharp drop

FBI Director James Comey takes a question from reporter during a news conference at the FBI office in BostonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI reported on Monday that 76 law enforcement officers in the United States died last year while on duty, including 27 during criminal acts, a sharp drop from 2012. The FBI said in its annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report that 49 died in accidents in 2013, while nearly 50,000 officers were assaulted while on duty. The 27 criminal deaths last year was down from 49 in 2012, 48 deaths in 2009 and 57 in 2004, according to the FBI. The deaths last year occurred in 16 states, and the average age of the officer killed was 39. ...

Nov 24, 2014 01:09PM

Exclusive: Pay per puff? Caffeine stick? E-cigarette boom sparks race for new patents

Electronic vaporizers for use with cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil are displayed during the International Cannabis Association Convention in New YorkBy Martinne Geller and Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Electronic cigarette makers are racing to design and buy variations of a technology that has lit a billion-dollar boom, created a new vocabulary, and prompted a backlash from health officials worried about the impact of the new smokeless devices. ...

Nov 24, 2014 12:49PM

College student in custody after Texas military post lockdown

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A male college student has been taken into custody for driving an unauthorized vehicle onto San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston on Sunday night, sparking a lockdown and a full security alert, officials said on Monday. The San Antonio area man, who has not been identified, was alone in his car when military police pulled him over after a brief pursuit.He had no weapons or explosives in his vehicle, said Joint Base San Antonio spokesman Alex Delgado. ...

Nov 24, 2014 12:21PM

U.N. to miss Dec 1 Ebola target due to rising Sierra Leone cases

A health worker fixes another health worker's protective suit in the Aberdeen district of FreetownBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - The U.N. Ebola Emergency Response Mission will not fully meet its Dec. 1 target for containing the virus due to escalating numbers of cases in Sierra Leone, Anthony Banbury, the head of UNMEER, said on Monday. The mission set the goal in September of having 70 percent of Ebola patients under treatment and 70 percent of victims safely buried. That target will be achieved in some areas, Banbury told Reuters, citing progress in Liberia. "We are going to exceed the Dec 1 targets in some areas. But we are almost certainly going to fall short in others. ...

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