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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities say a 73-year-old woman died after being infected with a bird flu strain that had not previously spread to humans.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist and Roberto Luongo made 39 saves and the Vancouver Canucks routed the Boston Bruins 6-2 on Saturday for their seventh straight victory.
OTTAWA (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Kings to their sixth straight victory, 5-2 over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida man is heading to death row for his part in the slaying of a 15-year-old boy.
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An auction company says Michael Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals have sold for more than $100,000.
In recent years, there has been a greater emphasis on preventing serious illnesses. From annual physicals to a focus on healthy diet and regular exercise, the goal is to help people live healthier and more productive lives.
(BPT) - Household chores are a never-ending reality of life. In fact, on average women spend more than two hours a day on household activities, which include housework and cooking, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Time Use Survey. Yet, keeping up with kids, pets and a hectic schedule make it seem like there's still always something to clean. Tackle your home’s dirtiest rooms with these quick tips to make chores easier and more effective so you can have a tidy, sparkling home in no time.
Seasonal jobs come in many shapes and sizes. The unemployment rate hovered at a near constant of 7.3 percent in October 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Many of those who are unemployed are seeking temporary holiday work. Large retailers comprise the bulk of the swelled workforce; however, retail sales are just part of the seasonal flux in employment.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has reported its second human case of H7N9 bird flu days after the first, raising fears that the virus is spreading beyond mainland China.
(NAPSI)—Nationwide, more than 12 million people have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and it is estimated that as many as 12 million more have the symptoms but are unaware that they have the disease. There is no cure for COPD, and if left untreated, it can affect everyday life, making it harder for people to do the things they enjoy. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, however, COPD can be managed, enabling people to stay active and feel better.
(NAPSI)—Did you know that over 200,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized each year for illnesses related to the flu, and that the virus kills about 36,000 people each year?
Parents can keep the playroom from becoming a playland for the influenza virus. (NAPS)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jazz forwards Marvin Williams and Jeremy Evans are sitting out Utah's game against the Indiana Pacers.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2013--Today Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) (STO: SOBI) announced the publication of detailed results from the pivotal Phase 3 study of ALPROLIX TM, the companies’ investigational long-lasting recombinant factor IX Fc fusion protein candidate for hemophilia B. The study appears in the Online First edition and will appear in the December 12 print issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has reported its first case of the H7N9 bird flu strain, in a possible sign the virus is spreading beyond mainland China since it first emerged there earlier this year.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials have confirmed norovirus is behind an outbreak at a youth football tournament in Las Vegas last week that sent more than two dozen people to the emergency room.
(BPT) - An ever-growing popular concept in personal healthcare is the idea of the empowered patient (also known as being an advocate for your health). This term can mean different things to different people, but the general concept is that an individual makes well-informed health decisions based on research and conversations with their physician. One person who has applied this concept to her own personal health is Florida-native, Leslie Cunningham.
(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year. It starts as a tickle in your throat, a sneeze, a cough, until soon you're mouth feels stuffed with cotton, and you're going through tissues in Costco-size quantities. Welcome to the cold and flu season -- officially December through March -- and there is still no cure.
(StatePoint) While you’re probably already accustomed with conventional ways of looking and feeling your best, this winter, consider more natural approaches to health and wellness.
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