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A 5-step formula to create a training plan for any fitness goal
by Brianna Steinhilber
24 Feb 2018 at 6:17am
Whether you want to run a half marathon or learn how to golf ? this Olympic-inspired plan will set you up for success.

How to stop being so busy and get more done
by Julie Compton
24 Feb 2018 at 4:30am
To be effective, you have to do "all the right things," not "all the things."

Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price. - 23 Feb 2018 at 7:00pm - Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a ?lower-cost? alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much.

Wealth Matters: For Executives, Addiction Recovery in the Lap of Luxury - 23 Feb 2018 at 6:46pm - As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for wealthy executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment.

BPA unlikely to be harmful, FDA says
by Maggie Fox
23 Feb 2018 at 6:35pm
New National Toxicology Program data show little effect in rats

U.K. Moves Toward Making Adults Presumed Organ Donors - 23 Feb 2018 at 6:32pm - Dozens of countries have tried to address shortages for transplants with an ?opt out? system that assumes consent.

US asks judge to approve seizure of Pharma Bro's assets 23 Feb 2018 at 6:13pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli appeared in court Friday for the first time since a judge locked him up for his online antics, and the brash former pharmaceutical CEO had a new look since his bail was revoked in September: a scruffy beard that made his appearance less boyish....

CPR survival rates are lower than most people think - 23 Feb 2018 at 5:29pm - (Reuters Health) - The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study.

The flu season may have peaked, CDC says
by Maggie Fox and Lauren Dunn
23 Feb 2018 at 5:24pm
However, a second wave of influenza can hit in late winter and early spring

The Flu Outbreak May Be Easing. Here Are the Latest Numbers. - 23 Feb 2018 at 5:07pm - The infection rate has begun to decline, but there are likely to be many deaths before the flu season finally ends.

Why next year's flu vaccine will be lousy, too
by Maggie Fox
23 Feb 2018 at 4:36pm
Flu vaccines are made months in advance using old-fashioned technology

Wine tied to healthier arteries for some diabetics - 23 Feb 2018 at 4:14pm - (Reuters Health) - Some diabetics with plaque buildup in their arteries might have less debris in these blood vessels after adding wine to their diets, a recent study suggests.

CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs 23 Feb 2018 at 4:05pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs, the nation's top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one....

KemPharm's opioid painkiller gets FDA approval, shares soar - 23 Feb 2018 at 3:40pm - (Reuters) - KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain, sending the shares of the drugmaker up as much as 36 percent in late afternoon trading.

Olympic Cross-Country Skiers Eat 8,000 Calories a Day. It?s Exhausting. - 23 Feb 2018 at 3:12pm - Cross-country skiers require, on average, more daily calories than any other type of athlete. But the constant need to eat can take over their lives.

Frail elderly face increased risk of delirium after surgery - 23 Feb 2018 at 2:36pm - (Reuters Health) - Older adults who have elective surgery are more likely to experience delirium afterwards when they?re frail, a research review suggests.

Flu sending fewer to doctor's office, but season 'not over yet' - 23 Feb 2018 at 2:32pm - The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statistics released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

High school swimmer saves life of opponent who was drowning - 23 Feb 2018 at 2:28pm - Xavier Staubs, a 15-year-old Michigan teen, noticed a competitor sinking to the bottom of the pool after they each completed their race. Without hesitation, he dove right in.

Inside the Texas school district that arms its teachers - 23 Feb 2018 at 1:46pm - While the nation debates whether teachers should carry guns to protect students from armed intruders, the question's already settled in one Texas school district, where educators have had firearms on campus for years.

Trump Blames Video Games for Mass Shootings. Researchers Disagree. - 23 Feb 2018 at 1:42pm - ?I?m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people?s thoughts,? the president said on Thursday.

Harassed, hit on, fed up: Women in medicine want their #MeToo
by Elizabeth Chuck and Helen Kwong
23 Feb 2018 at 1:39pm
In a months-long investigation, NBC News spoke with nearly a dozen women and experts who described widespread misconduct in hospitals and health care.

Opening Mental Hospitals Unlikely to Prevent Mass Shootings, Experts Say - 23 Feb 2018 at 1:20pm - Spree killers may be angry and troubled, but few have shown symptoms that would have landed them in mental hospitals.

Less-invasive heart valve replacement tied to better quality of life - 23 Feb 2018 at 1:19pm - (Reuters Health) - People who get minimally-invasive surgery to replace damaged heart valves have an easier time completing daily tasks and a better quality of life after the procedure, a research review suggests.

Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers - 23 Feb 2018 at 1:05pm - Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.

Parents paint messages of joy and kindness on school bathroom stalls - 23 Feb 2018 at 12:56pm - When an elementary school in Texas picked happiness as this year's campus theme, a group of parents decided to bring the cheer straight to the students -- and to their bathrooms.

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US 23 Feb 2018 at 12:02pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down?...

School shooting survivor: 'There's so many of us now' - 23 Feb 2018 at 11:56am - Four survivors of past school shootings open up about the "new normal" they faced and the challenges that come after such a tragic event, while leaving messages of hope for the students in Parkland, Florida.

Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane - 23 Feb 2018 at 11:45am - HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.

Couple sues feds for thwarting their chance to foster refugee children - 23 Feb 2018 at 11:23am - A married lesbian couple in Texas was told they couldn't apply to foster refugee children because they don't "mirror the Holy Family." Now they're suing the government.

Indian doctors remove 4-pound brain tumor from man's head - 23 Feb 2018 at 10:56am - A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873-kilogram (4.1-pound) tumor from a 31-year-old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, India.

5 exercises that will strengthen your back
by Tiffany Ayuda / Life by Daily Burn
23 Feb 2018 at 10:53am
Our backs are made up of 140 overlapping muscles ? most of which we're under-utilizing sitting at our desks all day.

Deaf singer on 'America's Got Talent' feels the music - 23 Feb 2018 at 10:43am - Mandy Harvey takes people on a journey when she sings.

South Asian genetic research data is sparse. This program wants to collect more.
by Kristi Eaton
23 Feb 2018 at 8:39am
Map the Gap seeks to sequence 100 genomes of those from Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh and make them available for scientific research.

Northern Ireland abortion laws violate women's rights, U.N. body says - 23 Feb 2018 at 8:24am - GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Kingdom violates women's rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said on Friday.

Global Health: Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017 - 23 Feb 2018 at 8:16am - Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 children, leading some governments to crack down on vaccine compliance.

'Despair deaths' spike from suicide, drugs, alcohol
by Maggie Fox
23 Feb 2018 at 8:16am
Blacks, Latinos, Asians being increasingly hit

Neanderthals made this cave art
by Maggie Fox
23 Feb 2018 at 8:16am
Drawings and jewelry found in Spain too old to have been made by modern humans

Antibiotic can kill if you have heart disease, FDA says
by Maggie Fox
23 Feb 2018 at 8:13am
Clarithromycin can kill even years later, FDA says

EU panel recommends against nod for Puma Biotech's breast cancer drug - 23 Feb 2018 at 7:48am - (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday recommended against approving Puma Biotechnology's lead breast cancer drug, an outcome the U.S drugmaker had signaled last month.

Federal agency recalls chicken salad that has sickened 100+ people
23 Feb 2018 at 7:12am
The Iowa Department of Public Health said it linked 115 cases of salmonella-related illnesses to the chicken salad sold by Fareway Stores.