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State high court set to hear arguments on Citizens United advisory measure

4 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

California legislators decided last year to ask voters whether they supported overturning a landmark ruling that allowed unlimited corporate spending to support or denounce federal candidates. A conservative taxpayers group balked, arguing that state legislators lack the power to put advisory measures...

Super PACs stretch the rules that prohibit coordination with presidential campaigns

4 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Long before Ben Carson jumped into the presidential race, some of his biggest fans were scouring the country for supporters. They set up a super PAC and began sending out brochures, eventually attracting thousands who signed up and gave money. When Carson actually got around to running, his campaign...

Variable pricing may be a new theme at Disneyland

4 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

When Disneyland raised prices for its most expensive annual pass this past weekend to more than $1,000, hard-core parkgoers groaned. Even so, throngs are still expected to fork over cash for the passes or buy daily tickets to converge on the popular Anaheim theme park, which last Christmas had...

More Women May Have Option to Get IUD Minutes After Giving Birth

More women may have the option to get an IUD or contraceptive implant immediately after delivering a baby, thanks to expanding Medicaid coverage around the country.

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Radiation therapy no longer routinely used for ovarian cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer a few weeks ago. She had surgery and is about to begin chemotherapy, and I’ve read that sometimes chemo is more effective if it is given directly in the abdomen. Is this commonly done, and should I ask her doctor about it? Also, why […]

Alchi Circuit, Ladakh – day 3

4 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

trip report by besthike editor Rick McCharles About midnight I felt droplets of rain on my face. For the first time in Ladakh I got up and put the fly on the tent. Opening the fly next morning I was … Continue reading ?

WHO/UNAIDS launch new standards to improve adolescent care

New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by WHO and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care. Existing health services often fail the world’s adolescents (10-19-year-olds). Show More Summary

Ask Well: Reversing Diabetes

4 hours agoHealth : Well

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in some people, at least temporarily, but it may take extreme measures.

Research Shows the Microbiome Controls the Microglia: Implications for Autism?

By Teresa Conrick Ongoing research is showing that the microbiome is heavily involved in Autism, a subject that very much interests me as my daughter, Megan, like many others, had severe GI issues, chronic infections, and marked regression before being...

Safeminds: Why Aren’t I Surprised that the Media Got it Wrong AGAIN?

From our friends at Safeminds: Wednesday afternoon we got a voicemail from a reporter at Newsweek asking SafeMinds how much money we spent on a primate vaccine safety study that was just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

Seeking a competitive edge in sports via IBM Watson

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

IBM Watson, which has competed on "Jeopardy!" and created recipes for a new Chef Watson cookbook, has a new career calling: becoming a sports coach for some elite athletes. In a partnership involving the Irish biomarker analysis company Orreco and the Oregon Track Club, "Coach Watson" will help...

Medical News Today: Finches provide clues for Huntington's disease

Finches have been used to investigate how genetic mutation causes speech impairment in Huntington's disease, with possible implications for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Performance Athletic Wear

With so many fitness products out there, it can sometimes be overwhelming for the average gym-goer, road runner, or CrossFitter. You want your gear to not only look sleek, but, more importantly, you want it to be functional and maybe even give you a leg up on the competition. Here are our five picks for gear that will give you an athletic boost.

Medical News Today: 13 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

What is happening in week 13 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a peach and his or her salivary glands have started functioning.

Medical News Today: Certain antibullying laws may lower rates of bullying, cyberbullying

Students who live in US states that have implemented at least one antibullying law recommended by the Department of Education may be at a lower risk for bullying and cyberbullying.

Medical News Today: Women too afraid to visit maternity facilities during Ebola outbreak

During the recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, mothers-to-be avoided health care facilities due to fear of infection, although the usual standard of service was maintained.

Tu Youyou Becomes First Chinese Woman to Win Nobel Prize

6 hours agoHealth : Healthland

The medical scientist discovered one of the most effective anti-malaria remedies

Better-Butt Challenge Day 2: Backside-Boosting Cardio

Our Better-Butt Challenge has 21 days of workouts to help you take your butt from flat to full. In the end, you'll have a tighter, stronger backside. Day 2 is all about cardio! Be sure to check back tomorrow when we share the next workout...Show More Summary

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