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Prisoner Self-Injury On The Rise In Canada

Arti Patel | December 11, 2012 | Canada Living
Incidents of federal prisoners slashing, burning, banging their heads and choking themselves behind bars have more than tripled in the last five years. Figures obtained by CBC News Network's Power & Politics under Access to Information show a dramatic rise in cases of self-inflicted injuries and suicide attempts — and...

Ron Jeremy & Tera Patrick Campaign Against Measure B, Mandatory Condoms In Porn Ballot Measure (VIDEO)

Anna Almendrala | October 25, 2012 | Los Angeles
Considering that this is a PSA from porn stars, the video is a little dry. Porn performers Tera Patrick and Ron Jeremy teamed up with adult film director Axel Braun to make their case against Measure B, a ballot initiative that would require all porn performers to use condoms...

19 Exercise FAILS Guaranteed To Keep You Away From The Gym (VIDEO)

Oliver Noble | October 12, 2012 | Comedy
Generally, a workout fail is perceived as the inability to stick to one's going-to-the-gym resolution. The idea of exercising three times a week is promptly broken the moment you realize how much more enjoyable it is to stay in front of your computer with a bottle of spray cheese than...

Dogs, Owners May Swap Disease-Causing Oral Bacteria: Study

Amanda L. Chan | October 12, 2012 | Healthy Living
If you're a pet-owner who kisses your dog on the mouth, you might want to think twice. A new study in the journal Archives of Oral Biology suggests that it's possible for disease-causing oral bacteria to be exchanged between dogs and their owners. Japanese researchers examined dental...

Nick Cannon Kidney Disease: Star Opens Up On His Health And Raising Awareness (VIDEO)

Brennan Williams | October 18, 2012 | Black Voices
2012 got off to a rough start for Nick Cannon. The actor-comedian was hospitalized in January for mild kidney failure and diagnosed with lupus nephritis, followed by another medical visit weeks later due to blood clots in his lungs, forcing the 32-year-old to give up...

Man Has A Heart Attack At Emergency Physicians Convention In Denver

Ryan Grenoble | October 11, 2012 | Good News
Heart attacks are typically something to be avoided at all costs. If you're going to have one, though, you couldn't pick a better venue than a convention center full of several thousand emergency-room physicians. That's what happened earlier this week during a convention for the American College of...

Meningitis Outbreak: 170 Cases, 14 Deaths

Amanda L. Chan | December 11, 2012 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials have tracked down 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in the nation's growing meningitis outbreak, warning Thursday that patients will need to keep watch for symptoms of the deadly infection for months. "We know that we are not...

Opana: Abusing Pain Drug Can Cause Fatal Blood Disorder, FDA Warns

Reuters | December 11, 2012 | Healthy Living
Oct 11 (Reuters) - People who abuse the prescription pain drug Opana ER by injecting it into their bloodstream risk developing a serious blood disorder that could result in kidney failure or death, U.S. health regulators warned on Thursday. Opana, a powerful opioid painkiller containing oxymorphone, is produced by...

Walmart Workers To Get No-Cost Surgery At Mayo Clinic, Other Top Hospitals

Jeffrey Young | October 12, 2012 | Business
Walmart employees will now be able to get heart, spine and transplant surgeries at six of the nation's most prestigious hospitals at no cost, the world's largest retailer announced Thursday. Under what Walmart calls the "Centers of Excellence" program, employees and dependents enrolled in the company's health benefits...

Scott DesJarlais' Medical License May Be At Risk From Affair With Patient

Michael McAuliff | October 11, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Even if Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) manages to win reelection, his job as a doctor in the Volunteer State could be in jeopardy after a phone transcript has revealed him pressuring his patient and mistress to get an abortion. In the transcript, first reported Wednesday by...

New England Compounding Center Provided Tainted Meds In 2002 That Caused Man's Death, Suit Alleges

Amanda L. Chan | December 11, 2012 | Healthy Living
-- Long before the current rash of fungal meningitis, the compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man's death in 2004. Earlier this summer, a separate pharmaceutical firm with common owners was accused of failing to separate sterile...

Prescription Drugs Sales On Craigslist Lead To 21 Arrests In New York City

Inae Oh | December 11, 2012 | New York
NEW YORK — The Craigslist ad offered black-market Percocet pills for sale but warned potential customers: "No LE please." Meaning: No law enforcement. Like that made a difference.

Gene Privacy Protection Urged By Bioethics Panel

Amanda L. Chan | December 11, 2012 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON -- It sounds like a scene from a TV show: Someone sends a discarded coffee cup to a laboratory where the unwitting drinker's DNA is decoded, predicting what diseases lurk in his or her future. A presidential commission found that's legally possible in about half the states – and...

Sound Of A Knife Against A Glass Bottle Is The Worst Sound Ever, Study Finds

Amanda L. Chan | October 11, 2012 | Healthy Living
Take a listen. What you just heard is the most awful sound in the world, according to new research. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience and conducted by researchers at Newcastle University, involved exposing 13 study participants to 74 different sounds while...

Nefeterius McPherson Honors West Virginia Organ Donor By Wearing Rival Team's Shirt (PHOTOS)

Tyler Kingkade | October 11, 2012 | College
Nefeterius McPherson honored the organ donor who saved her life by "proudly" wearing a rival NCAA football team's shirt at the West Virginia v. Texas game Saturday. When McPherson was a law student at Southern Methodist University in 2005, she was diagnosed with Secondary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare...

Volumetrics: When And Why To Throw Portion Control Out The Window

Sarabeth Sanders | October 11, 2012 | Live Better America
We hear it over and over: portion control, portion control, portion control if you want to lose weight. And it's true: As a general rule, the more food on your plate, the more calories. It's a sensible guideline, and portion control is important. But recent research published in the American...

Michigan Medical Marijuana: Supreme Court To Consider Legality Of Pot Dispensaries

David Sands | October 11, 2012 | Detroit
The fate of Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries are on the line in a case that will be decided by the state's highest court. Michigan's Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday on the legality of the establishments, WWJ Newsradio reports. State-licensed marijuana patients who do not grow...

Scott Brown Campaign To Redirect Donations From Pharmacy Behind Meningitis Outbreak To Charity

Reuters | December 11, 2012 | Politics
BOSTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The campaign of U.S. Senator Scott Brown said on Wednesday it would donate to charity the campaign contributions received from the owners of a pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak. "Sen. Brown supports a full and thorough investigation to determine responsibility...

Fact Of The Day #74: The High Cost Of Dual Medicare And Medicaid Eligibility (INFOGRAPHIC)

Nick Wing | December 11, 2012 | Politics
Nine million Americans get both Medicare and Medicaid benefits simultaneously. They consume a disproportionate share of program resources. It's perfectly legal to be a so-called "dual-eligible" and pull from both programs. But in 2008, the latest data year available, these nine million Americans comprised 20 percent of Medicare clients but...

Kellogg Mini-Wheats Recall: Millions Of Boxes Possibly Contaminated With Metal Pieces

Rachel Tepper | October 12, 2012 | Food
Breakfast cereal lovers best pay attention: Kellogg's is recalling millions of boxes of Mini-Wheats cereal that may be contaminated with pieces of metal mesh. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that recalled boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite-Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereals were sold to...
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