Wristbands track students' weight, activity

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Freshmen at Lakewood High School lined up against gold and black gymnasium mats on Friday to have their height and weight measured, more…

Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MONEY.CNN) — Hospitals are increasingly asking patients to pay for procedures either upfront or before they are discharged. That's because Americans are shouldering a greater portion of their more…

Swiss nix switch to state health insurance

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) — GENEVA — Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a plan for a seismic shift from the country's all-private health insurance system to a state-run scheme. Referendum results more…

1,000 line up for free marijuana

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GAZETTE) — A free cannabis giveaway at a Colorado Springs hotel Saturday attracted about a thousand people looking for an alternative medication for their physical and mental pain. more…

West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3,000

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected and confirmed cases, the World more…

Automatically re-enrolling in Obamacare poses dangers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FoxNews) After the rocky rollout last fall of the ObamaCare website, the administration wants to re-enroll those already in the system in hopes of avoiding another technological embarrassment. more…

Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness more…