Women CEOs: Two Yahoo CEOs Faced Separate Health Issues
July 17 2012 11:15 AM EDT
After the formal announcement Monday that Marissa Mayer had been elected the new CEO of Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO), the No. 3 search engine, the new executive announced she was pregnant.
Dentist HIV Risk: Dr. Stephen Stein's Colorado Patients May Have Been Exposed, State Urges Tests
July 16 2012 3:17 PM EDT
A Colorado dentist and oral surgeon put his patients at risk for contracting HIV and hepatitis due to unsafe injection practices, and state officials are set to notify patients who saw Dr. Stephen Stein over a 12-year period to inform them of their risk.
No Butts About It: Researchers Want R Rating For All Movies With Smoking
July 12 2012 4:07 PM EDT
The researchers say they were able to show that adolescent smoking would be reduced by 18 percent if smoking in PG-13 movies were largely eliminated.
Breastfeeding Reality Show? 'Extreme Parenting' Exposes 'Kooky' Parenting Habits
July 10 2012 9:42 PM EDT
A breastfeeding reality show? Television has possibly hit a new low. The people who brought you the fantastically bad reality shows Bridezillas and Dance Moms are now planning to shock the masses with their newest installment, Extreme Parenting, according to the Daily Mail.
Real-Life Unicorn, Danny [PHOTOS]
July 06 2012 8:53 PM EDT
A horse became an unwilling unicorn after he was found with a piece of wood wedged into his skull, NBC's Today.com reported. The horse's owner, Tommasina Ashley, was in shock when she found out that her 30-year-old horse, Danny, had been impaled by a nine-inch piece of wood.
Can Easter Island Bacteria Rapamycin Cure Alzheimer's Disease?
July 03 2012 11:07 AM EDT
The iconic Easter Island statues may not be the only mysteries on Rapa Nui - bacteria found in soil on the Polynesian territory may hold the key to curing Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at the University of Texas San Antonio Health Science Center.
Global Pharma Giants Feed On Smaller Biotech Makers
July 02 2012 4:23 PM EDT
Bristol-Myers Squibbs' takeover of Amylin follows the trend of pharma companies that are acquiring biotech companies to benefit from growing medical needs, offset patent losses and boost their internal pipeline productivity.
The Great Society Lives - Supreme Court Health Care Ruling A Victory For All Americans
July 01 2012 1:51 PM EDT
One hundred years after former President Teddy Roosevelt first proposed it, the United States -- the richest nation on earth -- has finally joined the world?s other, major, industrialized economies in having a universal health insurance plan.
Weight-Loss Pill Approved By FDA, The First In Years
June 28 2012 4:31 PM EDT
The FDA has approved the first new weight-loss pill in more than a decade: Belviq, a long term anti-obesity drug produced by Arena Pharmaceuticals.
Health Care Supreme Court Decision: Chief Justice Roberts Is Person Of The Day
June 28 2012 11:49 AM EDT
While Republicans and most conservatives might well be disappointed by Thursday?s Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama?s Affordable Health Act, one of their own is the person of the day: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
Health Reform Supreme Court Decision: Technology Industry Impact
June 28 2012 10:26 AM EDT
The Supreme Court?s ruling to uphold the Affordable Health Care Act will likely benefit the technology industry, from computer services providers like Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) to medical electronics makers like Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A).
What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia? About Nora Ephron's Cause Of Death
June 26 2012 10:51 PM EDT
Complications from acute myeloid leukemia was Nora Ephron's cause of death. This article will teach you all about the serious condition.
Dole Salad Recall: Are You Affected? Find Out Here
June 26 2012 11:12 AM EDT
The Dole Food Company has issued a precautionary recall involving 1,077 packages of bagged salads that were sold in six states at Wal-Mart and Kroger under those supermarket brands over possible listeria contamination, the California-based company announced.
Lone Star Tick Bite May Trigger Allergic Reaction To Meat, Symptoms Seen After Just One Bite [PHOTO]
June 23 2012 11:59 AM EDT
The lone star tick is what insiders are saying is responsible for the wave of meat allergies spreading up the East Coast. Named for the white spot on its back, the lone star tick makes its mark by biting its victim and releasing saliva into the wound, which triggers an allergic reaction to meat.
Black Death Discovered In Oregon: Man Contracts Bubonic Plague From Cat, Hospitalized In 'Critical Condition'
June 16 2012 12:45 PM EDT
The Black Death, a strain of bubonic plague that destroyed nearly a third of Europe's entire population between 1347 and 1369, has been found in the state of Oregon. Health officials in Portland have confirmed that a man contracted the plague after getting bitten by a cat. The unidentified man, who is currently in his 50s, had tried to pry a dead mouse from a stray cat's mouth on June 2 when the cat attacked him.
'Octomom' 2.0? Woman Gets 'Pregnant In The Mouth' After Eating Squid
June 15 2012 5:01 PM EDT
A 63-year-old South Korean woman was shocked to learn she became pregnant with 12 baby squid after eating a portion of calamari. The story -- definitely giving new meaning to the term Octomom -- was detailed in a scientific paper authored by researchers at the Kwandong University College of Medicine.
Burger King Bacon Sundae Review: Sickeningly Sweet
June 15 2012 3:19 PM EDT
On Tuesday, Burger King announced its newest treat for the summer: A cup full of vanilla ice cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, and yes, that salty porky goodness known as bacon. Now that the bacon sundae is finally available, the IBTimes sent out three of its most valued reporters and asked them to taste Burger King's new sweet-and-smoky dessert.
US Cancer Survivors Will Rise To 18 Million By 2020: Report
June 14 2012 4:30 PM EDT
The number cancer survivors in America will increase to almost 18 million by 2022, a new report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute said.
Black Plague, Rare in the U.S., Hits More Affluent Areas
June 14 2012 4:18 PM EDT
The black plague may be a rare disease in the U.S associated with low-income regions, but in the last three decades it has started to surface in more affluent areas, a new study has found.
Not Just Soda: Bloomberg May Ban Large Popcorn, Milk Drinks, Too
June 13 2012 12:09 PM EDT
Some members of the New York City Board of Health are considering limiting the size of movie theater popcorn and milk beverages to help curb obesity.