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Thu, 05 May 2016 14:48:36 -0400 
Sign for Weight Watchers is displayed at an office in New YorkShares of the company were up 3.4 percent at $12.92 in afternoon trading but were still up more than 85 percent since Winfrey added her celebrity appeal to the diet brand by buying a 10 percent stake in October. Subscriber number rose 11.2 pct in North America in the first quarter, the first growth since the company started breaking out the figures in 2014. . . more
French multinational pharmaceutical company SANOFI logo is seen at the headquarters in ParisFrance's Sanofi said it could raise its proposed $9.3 billion deal to buy Medivation if the U.S. cancer drugmaker engaged in talks, threatening to go directly to shareholders to oust the board if not. Sanofi Chief Executive Olivier Brandicourt wrote in a letter to the board of Medivation published on Thursday that the transaction was a priority for the French drugmaker and it was committed to seeing it through. San Francisco-based Medivation said on Thursday it had received a letter from Sanofi that "simply restates an inadequate proposal that...substantially undervalues the Company, its leading oncology franchise, and innovative late-stage pipeline". . . more
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials, who on Thursday announced a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under age 18, said they will look at potential future regulations on flavors used in the products as more data becomes available. . . more
PARIS (AP) The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of its non-binding nature. . . more
Thu, 05 May 2016 14:02:58 -0400 
Exercise EmpathyWe've all heard the word "Empathy" but how many of us truly understand it? Empathy, as opposed to sympathy or compassion is the feeling of simultaneously understanding and experiencing the emotions of another person. My personal definition of empathy is an intelligent and egoless connection and understanding. I think it's important to know your... . . more
Thu, 05 May 2016 13:52:22 -0400 
Don't Like Hillary? Now That Trump's In, Vote For Bernie #TrumpTrainFor Teen Vogue, by Kirsten Thompson.Photo: Courtesy of CNP MontroseWhen you think of hygiene products for your period, your mind probably immediately jumps to pads and tampons. But if you've ever been concerned about the impact of these products on the environment, or you hate paying for them every month, or you're simply curious about other... . . more
Don't Like Hillary? Now That Trump's In, Vote For Bernie #TrumpTrainFor Teen Vogue, by Amanda Chan and Vera Papisova.Asthma attacks are no joke -- but it's hard to know what it's like to have one unless you have the condition, which occurs when the airways become inflamed and the muscles around the airways tighten, making it hard to breathe. That's why Teen Vogue editors did the #AsthmaStrawChallenge,... . . more
The White House called the Food and Drug Administration move on Thursday to ban the sale of e-cigarettes and cigars to anyone under age 18 and impose other regulations a "common sense proposal" that helps the public health and safety of Americans. "This is a common sense proposal carefully considered by the FDA," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing, saying FDA scientists took "care and caution and concern" in implementing the rule effectively and fairly. "This is something that our scientists believe would have a tangible impact on the basic public health and safety of the American people, particularly America's children," Earnest added. . . more
See the Amazing Role That Posture Plays in Pain ReliefBy: Pete EgoscueWatch episode four of the new video series "Becoming Pain Free," to follow one man's journey in eliminating chronic pain naturally with the help of the Egoscue Method.Severe or chronic pain affects nearly 50 million American adults, reports a new study prepared by National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary... . . more
Prince performs during the halftime show of the NFL's Super Bowl XLI football game in MiamiPrince also had a dangerously low red blood cell count, indicating he had been ill, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV said, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials. A spokeswoman for the local medical examiner's office that conducted a post-mortem examination of Prince declined to confirm the reports. The cause of Prince's death remained undetermined. . . more
Redstone, executive chairman of CBS Corp. and Viacom, arrives at premiere of "The Guilt Trip" starring Streisand and Rogen in Los AngelesBy Dan Levine and Lisa Richwine SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sumner Redstone's much-discussed mental status will be dissected in public during a trial set to start on Friday, as an ex-girlfriend tries to convince a Los Angeles judge that the 92-year-old media mogul is incompetent in the culmination of a salacious, months-long legal drama. If the former girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, succeeds, the outcome could set off a chain of events taking majority control of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp out of Redstone's hands, which could alter the course of the two media giants. The law requires the court to presume Redstone is competent, putting the burden of proof on Herzer, 51, to show the multi-billionaire lacked mental capacity in October when he removed her as his designated health care agent. . . more
FDA Issues New Regulations for E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco ProductsE-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including requirements that affect manufacturing, ingredient labeling and not selling the product to those under the age of 18, the agency announced today. The FDA announced a plan to regulate e-cigarettes two years ago, but these are the first concrete regulations issued. The new rules affect not only e-cigarettes but more traditional tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco. . . more
Thu, 05 May 2016 12:28:20 -0400 
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Giving birth in water is becoming more popular, particularly among women seeking an alternative to a medicated or hospital birth experience. Researchers analyzed data from 29 previously published studies and found no significant differences between water births and other delivery methods in terms of complications, infant mortality or admissions to intensive care. Most of these studies were small, however, and didnt show any advantages of water births, either. . . more
Traditional cigarette smoking has declined in recent decades, but youths are increasingly turning to e-cigarettes, which are battery powered devices that heat a nicotine liquid -- and flavored cigarsThe United States Thursday issued a sweeping ban on sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs to those under 18, marking the first time these products have been federally regulated. "As cigarette smoking among those under 18 has fallen, the use of other nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, has taken a drastic leap," said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. . . more
Customer tries different e-cigarette flavors at the Henley Vaporium in New YorkBy Caroline Humer and Clarece Polke NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday took their first steps to crack down on e-cigarettes and cigars, increasingly popular among American youth, and banned sales to anyone under age 18 in hopes of preventing a new generation from becoming hooked on nicotine. The Food and Drug Administration's action brought regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco in line with existing rules for cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco. Wall Street analysts expect the regulation to herald a new wave of consolidation led by big tobacco companies. . . more
Thu, 05 May 2016 11:25:53 -0400 
Time for a Life AuditVery rarely do we have time in daily life to be still and reflect on who we are, who we want to be, what we want, and what type of connection and relationships we want so we soldier on and carry on through the motions... this is called existing!Life is busy and sometimes we forget to look up and often we get caught up in always "doing" instead... . . more
Thu, 05 May 2016 11:24:16 -0400 
Gaining Weight? Maybe This Is WhyI have never had an issue with my weight, as I've always been active and healthy, but over the past year, the year before turning 40 my weight constantly fluctuated. Sometimes my clothes were far too tight due to weight gain and there were also times where my jeans had no intention of traveling past my thighs! Being a Wellness and Life Coach... . . more