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New HPV Vaccine Is Even More Effective Against Cancer

AP | Anna Almendrala | December 11, 2014 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON (AP) — The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. The Food and Drug Administration approved the company's Gardasil 9, which protects against...

Trials Suspended After Exciting Ebola Vaccine Candidate Causes Unexpected Side Effects

AP | Anna Almendrala | December 11, 2014 | Healthy Living
LONDON (AP) -- Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve said the trial had been suspended "as a precautionary measure." The study involving 59 people...

Scientists Create A New Ingredient That Makes Foods More Filling

Reuters | Reuters | December 11, 2014 | Healthy Living
LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have developed an ingredient that makes foods more filling, and say initial tests in overweight people showed that it helped prevent them gaining more weight. The ingredient, developed by researchers at London's Imperial College and at the University of Glasgow, contains propionate, a natural substance...

What Your Semen Reveals About Your Overall Health

Reuters | Reuters | December 11, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - A man's overall health may be reflected in the quality of the semen he produces, according to a new study. Men with low quality semen were more likely to have other health problems - especially hormone, circulatory and skin conditions, researchers found. "We...

Should Ebola Vaccines Be One Shot Or Two? The Answer Could Determine Success Of Mass Immunization

Reuters | Reuters | December 11, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Ben Hirschler and Kate Kelland LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Scientists racing to develop vaccines against Ebola are trying to determine whether they can best fight the disease with a single injection or with two, a calculation that could determine how quickly and effectively a program can be rolled...

Dr. Oz Confronts A Patient Who Continued Smoking After Heart Surgery (VIDEO)

Lynn Okura | December 11, 2014 | OWN
Six weeks ago, Vietnam veteran Ken Poccia received a quadruple bypass operation from heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. A recovering drug addict, Poccia abused cocaine and heroine for years as an attempt to self-medicate his post-traumatic stress disorder. Though he kicked one dangerous habit, he picked up another:...

7 Big Benefits Of Exercising Outside This Winter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | December 11, 2014 | Healthy Living
Let's face it -- it's tough to find the motivation to exercise outside these days. During the work week, sometimes both legs of our daily commutes are completed in utter darkness. And while weekend sunshine is appreciated, it doesn't do much to warm up our wintry surroundings. But before you...

The Best Way To Stay Motivated To Work Out During The Week

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | December 10, 2014 | Healthy Living
Want to stay motivated and active during the week? Grab a buddy. Fitness expert Nicole Glor shared some wisdom with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on staying committed to fitness. "I heard a quote once that said, 'You’re the average of the five people you hang out...

The Truth About All-Natural Teeth Whiteners

Pam Masin | December 10, 2014 | OWN
Worried about stains? Some things you should try -- and some you definitely shouldn't, no matter what you've heard. By Corrie Pikul @media only screen and (min-width : 500px) {.ethanmobile { display: none; } } Like...

Child With Cancer Has Just One Wish -- To See Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | December 10, 2014 | Religion
Little Grace has just one wish -- to see Pope Francis. Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical problems, that dream may become a reality. Grace is scheduled to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican later this month,

'Bionic Bra' Automatically Shape-Shifts When You Need It To

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | December 10, 2014 | Science
Scientists at Australia's University of Wollongong are hoping to boost women's workouts, but not with training tips or special sports drinks. They're working on a bionic bra. Or, more specifically, on a sports bra that would automatically adjust in response to a woman's breast movements--providing extra support when it's needed...

Simple Tricks To Make You A Better Runner That Have Nothing To Do With Running

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | December 10, 2014 | Healthy Living
Running is a mental sport. At times, negative thoughts can get in the way of a potentially great day on the trails and make it a mediocre one. You think, "I'm never going to get faster," "I'm a horrible runner" or "I'm way too tired for this," and...

Try To Avoid These Foods At Holidays Parties, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)

Danielle Page | December 10, 2014 | MarloThomas
If you're going to eat healthy during the holiday season, Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, and author of The Beauty Diet warns that certain staple holiday dishes are very caloric. For example, pecan pie is extremely high in calories, around 400-500 per slice. Alcoholic drinks like egg...

5 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | December 9, 2014 | Healthy Living
There's little more inspiring than a dramatic health transformation. But in our typical narratives surrounding weight loss, we tend to focus on the obvious: the health benefits, the boost to self-esteem, the improved sleep. And while it's true that losing a few extra pounds has a whole host...

Why This Company Pays Employees To Work Out At The Office

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | December 9, 2014 | Healthy Living
As much as we might like to squeeze a workout into each day, demanding schedules often get the best of us -- even when we plan to wake up before the crack of dawn or reserve energy for a fitness class after work. That's why MaidPro CEO Mark...

Surgeon General Nominee's Fate Rests With Red State Democrats

Sabrina Siddiqui | December 8, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- With the Senate likely to vote this week on surgeon general nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy, a handful of red state Senate Democrats will determine whether President Barack Obama's pick for the nation's top public health post is confirmed. Democratic Sens. Mark Begich (Alaska), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), John Walsh...

Eat These Foods To Stay Focused On A Busy Day

Pam Masin | December 8, 2014 | OWN
How does Sanjay Gupta, MD, a neurosurgeon and CNN correspondent, stay sharp when his schedule gets crazy? It's all about what he eats and drinks. By Sanjay Gupta, MD @media only...

A Fitness Gift Guide For Elites And Amateurs

Reuters | December 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - From jogging strollers to smart bathroom scales and waterproof watches, fitness experts say holiday gifts cater to all types of exercisers, from the new mom shedding baby weight to the seasoned triathlete chasing a performance boost. Technology remains in the forefront,...

This Is The Most Persuasive Word, According To Science

Meredith Melnick | December 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Getting people to carry out your bidding might be as simple as providing with them a reason, even if that reason is kind of dumb. That's according to the new...

After Shedding 210 Pounds, Jamie Morgan Participated In A Figure Competition

Sarah Klein | December 8, 2014 | Healthy Living
Name: Jamie Morgan Age: 38 Height: 5'8" Before Weight: 368 pounds (I was heavier, but only began tracking in January 2010.) How I Gained It: The drive-thru speaker crackles: "Welcome to McDonald's, can I take your order?" Me: "Um, I'm ordering for my family, so I'll take...
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