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Top executives fired from Molina

In a surprise shake-up, Molina Healthcare Inc.—a major player in the Obamacare health insurance markets—ousted its two top executives, both sons of the firm’s founder, on grounds of poor financial results, it was reported on Wednesday.

'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die

When the brain ages faster than normal, people are at heightened risk for brain disease and impairment, as well as early death, a new British study suggests. The study authors said the finding may introduce a way to use imaging ...

Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health

Previous research has linked type 2 diabetes and memory loss. Now, new research may be closing in on some of the reasons why. The study found that people with type 2 diabetes -- particularly those who are overweight or obese ...

Earth Day: Campaign launches to #FixThePipes in Flint

One year after Flint, Mich., dominated headlines, families still don’t have clean water; this Earth Day, Green For All launched a campaign to finally fix the pipes. It’s been three years since Flint families have had safe drinking water and ...

LA County declares May 2 as ‘Day to Change Direction’

The LA County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed May 2nd as the “Day to Change Direction” for emotional well-being and has directed Jonathan Sherin, M.D. Ph.D., Director, LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH), to oversee a countywide discussion to ...

Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?

In the battle to lose weight, many people switch to diet sodas. But while they cut calories they might also raise the risk of stroke or dementia, a new study suggests. Just one artificially sweetened drink a day seems to ...

Brain May Be Organized by Functions, Not Body Parts

Scientists have long believed that different parts of the brain control different parts of the body. But new research suggests the human mind may instead be organized by specific functions. "It's kind of mind-blowing for me to think we could ...

Syphilis rates see a drastic increase

Syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men have skyrocketed in the past two decades, U.S. health officials recently reported. In 2015, gay and bisexual men accounted for more than 60 percent of early-stage syphilis cases overall. And the national rate ...

Black Americans' Cancer Rates Differ by Birthplace

Cancer rates differ between African- and U.S.-born black Americans, a new study finds. "Typically, cancer occurrence among blacks in the United States is presented as one homogenous group, with no breakdown by country or region of birth," said study co-author ...

Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

A pair of key differences in the brain may help distinguish which seniors are at risk of falling prey to financial scams, a small new study suggests. The first-of-its-kind study found a biological basis -- rather than poor decision-making skills ...

To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat

Diets designed to boost brain health, targeted largely at older adults, are a new, noteworthy development in the field of nutrition. The latest version is the Canadian Brain Health Food Guide, created by scientists in Toronto. Another, the MIND diet, ...

Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain

Patients recovering from back surgery often struggle with pain and anxiety, but new research shows that music therapy may help ease their discomfort. Medication is commonly used to manage pain for people who've had surgery to treat a spinal problem.

U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say

U.S. blood banks are confident they have the tools to protect America's blood supply from possible new Zika virus outbreaks during the upcoming mosquito season. A transfusion of Zika-tainted blood can pass the virus to an unsuspecting recipient, according to ...

Inglewood public library hosts healthier home workshop

Is your home cold and drafty in the winter or hot and stuffy during summer? There is a way to better manage your energy usage and lower your energy and water bills, according to a free community workshop designed to ...

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause

Women who suffered trauma and stress during their teens have a greater risk of depression during the years leading into menopause, a new study suggests.