Health, Fitness & Food

As Medicare open enrollment gets underway this week for 2020, insurers are putting on the hard press to attract new Baby Boomers aging into the program with hundreds of new plans and service options tailored to their individual medical needs. Guy Penney is turning 65 in November, and the Sacramento hairstylist says he’s been deluged
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A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California. Mike Blake | Reuters Johnson & Johnson reported third-quarter earnings and revenue Tuesday that beat Wall Street’s expectations, boosted by higher sales of cancer and other prescription drugs. Here’s what the company reported compared with Wall Street estimates, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:
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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC he isn’t convinced that vaping nicotine is carcinogenic, calling out a study that pointed toward the opposite conclusion. “I’m skeptical that nicotine causes cancer,” Gottlieb, a former physician, said Monday on “Squawk Box.” “It might be a tumor promoter, [researchers] have said that there’s a potential that nicotine
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US Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democrat of Illinois, looks as Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire arrives to testify before a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on September 26, 2019, in Washington, DC. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images A House panel is requesting a slew of documents from Reynolds
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Ted Spiegel | Corbis Documentary | Getty The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the scientists John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for “the development of lithium-ion batteries.” Used in everything from laptops and smartphones to Elon Musk’s Tesla vehicles, lithium-ion batteries, which are rechargeable, play an incredibly important role
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Monika Skolimowska | picture alliance | Getty Images In the latest sign that digital innovations are changing the way we learn, anatomy students at a university in Australia are using augmented and virtual reality. The pilot of the technology is being used to help boost spatial awareness, accessibility and explorative learning, La Trobe University said
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Abortion-rights activists gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against abortion laws passed across the country. Aurora Samerio | NurPhoto | Getty Images The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear arguments over the legality of a contentious Louisiana abortion regulation in its term beginning next week, setting the stage for a fight over
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Gorodenkoff | iStock | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Tuesday about potentially serious cybersecurity flaws in some medical devices that could allow hackers take control of them remotely. Medical devices that use third-party, decades-old software called IPnet are at risk, the FDA said. The regulator said it’s not sure
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James Monsees, co-founder and chief product officer at JUUL Labs Inc., appears before the House Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee which is examining JUUL’s role in the youth nicotine epidemic, on July 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images News | Getty Images Over the summer, e-cigarette maker Juul Labs started recruiting
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Digital pharmacy GoodRx is now helping patients do more than just price shop for prescription drugs, co-founder and co-CEO Doug Hirsch told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday. It’s going directly into the world of medical services by launching GoodRx Care, which allows people to see a board-certified physician for a number of conditions, starting at
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Peloton Interactive CEO and co-founder John Foley told CNBC that he sees his at-home fitness company as more than a maker of high-end stationary bikes and treadmills. Foley brought “Squawk Box” co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin into Peloton’s live streaming classes control room at Tread Studio in New York City as the company prepares to make its stock market debut on
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PillPack has an “empathy training” as part of its new hire orientation Christina Farr, CNBC “So the cat is dead,” said Rachel Sandler, a new hire at Amazon-owned PillPack, as a pill-shaped candy rolled onto the floor. Sandler was in the midst of the company’s new hire orientation at its Somerville, Mass., offices in early
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