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  • Eating up fad diets puts your health at risk

    Eating up fad diets puts your health at risk
    Drinking carrot juice, sticking with a low-calorie diet and avoiding egg yolks all seem superhealthy. Not so fast. Nutritionists are warning people that these seemingly healthy eating fads aren't as good as they sound, and they want people to stop...
  • Shire confirms in talks with AbbVie on takeover bid

    (Reuters) - Shire Plc on Friday confirmed it has held a meeting with U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc to discuss AbbVie's takeover bid for the Dublin-based maker of drugs for rare diseases. Shire, in a release, said it would provide a further update "when...
  • Nationwide rookie Reed winning battle against diabetes

    The Sports Xchange Nationwide rookie Reed winning battle against diabetes By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. -- Ordinarily, this might be a feel-good story about Ryan Reed, a 20-year-old NASCAR...
  • Surviving another kind of war: flesh-killing necrotizing fasciitis

    It started suddenly, with a pain in Erik Jones' upper left leg as he was helping a friend move lumber in May 2012. Then came fever, chills and vomiting. He went home and got into bed, pulling the covers up to his chin. The young man thought he could just...
  • Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus

    Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus
    A girl who was seemingly cured of HIV following aggressive drug therapy just hours after her birth was recently discovered to be infected with the virus that causes AIDS after all, doctors announced Thursday. The so-called Mississippi baby, now nearly 4...
  • Sanofi dengue vaccine promising but questions remain

    PARIS (Reuters) - The first vaccine against dengue fever, from France's Sanofi, provided moderate protection in a large clinical study, but questions remain as to how well it can help fight the world's fastest-growing tropical disease. The late-stage...
  • Extreme fat photos may undermine message on overweight risk

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Photos of morbidly obese people alongside a news story about the health threat from being overweight may cause moderately heavy people to think they're not at risk, a new study suggests. "I don't know if we can...
  • Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...
  • Back to school means ... shots! Where to get yours

    Back to school means ... shots!  Where to get yours
    On the to-do list for families with kids heading back to school this fall is be sure vaccines are up to date. Families who have a regular doctor or a medical home, and private insurance should get their children’s vaccines at those offices, said...
  • 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related

    1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related
    Excessive drinking accounts for 10 percent of deaths among working-age adults, making it the leading cause of preventable death of Americans, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The alcohol use killed...
  • Severe childhood obesity shows a decline in New York City

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Appearing to buck national trends, the prevalence of severe obesity among school children in New York City was down by almost 10 percent in the 2010-11 school year from 2006-07, researchers reported on Thursday. Earlier research...