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Trump administration's latest attack on Obamacare would gut protections for the sick

If a federal judge in Texas agrees with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) move to not defend the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ), millions of Americans could lose their healthcare coverage or face higher premiums for having pre...

How to have tough conversations about mental health

More than half did not have a known mental health diagnosis. Clinical Psychologist Paula Bloom talked with 11Alive to help viewers gain a better understanding of mental health issues. When people take their own lives, the question of "why they d...

Buffett, Dimon and Bezos have a CEO for their health care venture

Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals. More than 100 million Americans invest in public companies directly or through ...

What to do if you suspect someone is suicidal

Every state but Nevada saw an increase in suicide rates during that time, the CDC reported . Suicide is "a tragedy for families and communities across the country", Dr. The Oregon Health Authority has placed a particularly high priority on p...

Signed bill improves veterans' care

The VA Mission Act also gets rid of restriction limiting private and community care to veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or have to wait more than 30 days for an appointment. In pressing for the reform, Trump said veterans sho...

Syphilis and gonorrhoea on the rise

Landers said that Marion County is overrepresented in regard to STIs due to three reasons: the high number of correctional institutions in Marion County, the association between substance use and STIs and Marion County's relatively young population...

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio Report Salmonella Cases Linked to Cantaloupe

The departments are urging anyone who purchased pre-cut melon at either Walmart or Kroger to throw it away. If you have eaten pre-cut melon and have diarrhea, fever, and cramps, contact your health care provider. Therefore, it is recommended that peo...

Social Security trust fund reserves on track to be depleted by 2034

The trust fund for Medicare is set to become insolvent in 2026 - three years earlier than last year's official projection. The trustees forecast that 100% of benefits will be covered through 2034, after which the trust funds for Social Security, wh...

Women with early-stage breast cancer may not benefit from chemo

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified significant differences in the immune microenvironment of breast cancer tumors between African-American and white women, shedding light on the ways in which race can influence c...

Abiraterone May Be More Effective in Black Men With Prostate Cancer

An worldwide trial led by The Institute of Cancer Research , London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has shown that immunotherapy can benefit men with prostate cancer. Earlier trials on using immunotherapy in prostate cancer have been u...

Wynne continues to campaign hard despite predicting loss in Ontario election

True progressives must unite around the New Democrats this Thursday and I am disappointed that Wynne is trying to set herself up as the power behind the throne in a minority government. This is a man who has defended candidates who speak ill of other...

JP Nadda reviews public health measures for Nipah Virus disease

Kolkata : The fluid samples of a soldier, who died in Kolkata , days after returning from his hometown in Kerala , have tested "negative" for Nipah virus infection, a defence official said today. Union health ministry has issued a health adviso...

Virginia General Assembly votes to expand Medicaid

The vote comes one day after a heated session that included a committee killing expansion. The House had previously endorsed expansion, while the Senate had held out in opposition until Wednesday. Republicans had previously been near unified in b...

Four more die in E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

Health officials said there are now 197 cases across 35 states. At least 89 were hospitalized. The five dead were reportedly from Arkansas, New York, California and, with two cases, Minnesota. While almost 90 percent of those who fell ill reported ea...

Tobacco use a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases in Jamaica

Tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure are major causes of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and stroke, contributing to approximately 3 million deaths per year. "Nicotine, a chemical that is found naturally in tobacco, is as addic...

Newcastle University Researchers Successfully 3D Print Human Corneas from Stem Cell Bioink

The university said that this procedure could tackle a significant shortage of corneas available to transplant and may benefit millions of people worldwide requiring corneal surgery to prevent blindness. This incredible feat of engineering was achiev...

New vitamin supplement study finds they may do more harm than good

By looking through the available data, the researchers found that the four most common supplements - multivitamins , vitamin D , calcium and vitamin C - showed no consistent benefit for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, myocardial infar...

‘Roseanne’ Cancelled: President Donald Trump Weighs In On ABC’s Decision

Jarrett revealed that Bob Iger, the head of ABC parent company Disney, telephoned her personally to tell her the network was canceling the show. There has been a ton of reactions to United States network ABC's decision to cancel its popular s...

Sleeping In On Weekends Might Prevent Early Death

Good news if you were able to slip in some extra Zs this Memorial Day Weekend: A new, 13-year study of sleep habits finds that sleeping in on the weekend can add years to your life. The lead study author was keen to explain that getting seven hour...

United States opioid crisis: Mussels off Seattle found with oxycodone in their system

Rice said that after two to three months at the transplant site, data showed that oxycodone present in the marine creatures 'were thousands of times lower than a therapeutic dose for humans'. Scientists then collect the mussels, grind them up, and an...

How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death

Sleep expert Michael Grandner explains it this way: Most people who are considered "short sleepers" are probably just shy of getting seven hours . However, these previous studies focused on weekday sleep, and Åkerstedt said the team "suspected t...

Nipah virus: Samples of fruit-eating bats to be sent for testing

So we are not sure whether many deaths due to encephalitis in the past were due to Nipah virus . The area inspector has been designated as the health inspector. However, the incubation period is between 4 and 14 days from contracting the disease t...

Case of Nipah Virus suspected after sudden death of bats

The Bihar government issued Nipah virus alert on Saturday, asking people to take precautions. The Kozhikode Medical College has 136 patients while nearby Malappuram district has 24 who are under observation. Some 50 people died in the fir...

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

Until officials can properly trace the people that the deceased victims came into contact with, they are focusing their efforts on the relatives who cared for them. Health officials administered an experimental vaccine on Monday to 33 medical workers...

FDA: Some teething remedies can cause possibly fatal side effects in babies

Benzocaine is found in gels, sprays and lozenges for teething, canker sores , sore throats and toothaches, for both adults and children. The FDA said it will take legal action against other companies that don't voluntarily comply as soon as possi...

Sleeping In On Weekends May Help You Live Longer

A survey of their sleep habits over that time found that people under 65 who slept less than five hours every night had a mortality rate 65 percent higher than people sleeping at least six hours a night. "The amount of sleep you need depends on your ...

Rose McGowan on Harvey Weinstein: It's a win for all of us

He kept his gaze lowered while shuffled past a barrage of shouted questions. The allegations, first reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker past year, gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accu...

Polish writer makes Booker Prize history

The Man Booker International Prize , a parallel to the traditional Man Booker Prize, started in 2005 as an award for the combined works of foreign-language authors. From the present the quest of a Polish woman who emigrated to New Zealand as a teena...

Donald Trump banned from blocking Twitter users from his official account

Constitution, which guarantees free speech. By blocking users, Trump prevented them from speaking to others on the reply thread, not just to him, the judge said. The judge made a distinction between muting and blocking on Twitter . Genevie...

Gov. Abbott Convenes First Roundtable On School Safety After Santa Fe Shooting

Attendees of Tuesday's discussion included leaders from the Texas House and Senate and the heads of the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Public Safety. One of the proposals they'd like to address is what's commonly known as a "red f...

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Trump administration freezes Obamacare funds

The move sent shock waves through the insurance industry, which claimed that such market disruption could have near-immediate consequences for insured populations. Over the weeke...

What they're saying in Maryland about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh was the frontrunner among four finalists who also included judges Thomas Hardiman , Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge . Sen. In a primetime announcement a...

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "sticks to the law", former clerk says

Foster Professor of Law. "I am proud that a majority of my law clerks have been women", Kavanaugh added. Other Republicans said they hoped to confirm Kavanaugh before the cour...

CDC Reports 212 Confirmed Cases of Cyclospora in Midwest

Businesses that reportedly sold the tainted veggies include Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, Food Max Supermarket and Peapod. Del Monte has...

New HIV vaccine tested on humans

Meant to provide broad protection from the many strains of HIV that are prevalent worldwide, the " mosaic " vaccine contains a patchwork of genetic sequences found among vario...

Sen Claims Dems Would Block George Washington for Supreme Court

Check back in with Mediaite for coverage of Trump's decision tonight. While the president has been pondering his pick, aides have been preparing for a tough confirmation fight. B...

Johns Hopkins Evacuates Two Lab Buildings After Release Of Tuberculosis Research Sample

The release triggered a heavy emergency response outside the complex of Johns Hopkins hospital buildings, including the shutdown of the two used for cancer research. " Tuberculos...

Nuts like almonds increases sperm count, claims study

Albert Salas-Huetos from the Human Nutrition Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgil in Reus, Spain said , "based exclusively on the results of this study". At the molecular le...

Joey Chestnut consumed more than 20,000 calories to win hot dog contest

The 2018 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is nearly here and that means thousands will gather at Nathan's Famous hot dog restaurant in Coney Island to witness one of the mos...

Coli outbreak is over as new evidence points to tainted water

Although the government did not issue a recall, health officials were advising people to avoid eating romaine lettuce. Dirty canal water appears to be the source of a national ...

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West Nile found in Oakland County mosquito pools

West Nile found in Oakland County mosquito pools

Last summer, mosquitoes in Owensboro tested positive, too, but according to the Centers for Disease Control website , the only West Nile virus cases in western Kentucky in 2017 we...

Jeff Sessions announces largest healthcare fraud takedown in United States history

Jeff Sessions announces largest healthcare fraud takedown in United States history

Wilkison said . One set of charges in Florida details what prosecutors described as $106 million in fraudulent claims for substance abuse treatment in a scheme that involved "wi...

Amazon acquires pharmacy startup PillPack; purchase price thought to be near $1b

Amazon acquires pharmacy startup PillPack; purchase price thought to be near $1b

The service is available in 49 states, with its main pharmacy located in Manchester, New Hampshire. It expects to complete the deal in the second half of the year. Amazon decline...

Why you should never go down a slide with your child

Why you should never go down a slide with your child

Clare chose to take the kids down the slide on her lap. The mother of three has posted a photo of the alarming moment on Facebook to alert parents to the potential danger of...

Cancer Risk Rises for Flight Attendants, Especially Among Women

Cancer Risk Rises for Flight Attendants, Especially Among Women

Chan School of Public Health in Boston. The association also noted that the United States federal government now does not require airlines to educate cabin crews about onboard ...

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates

Get the latest health and science news, plus: burning questions and expert tips. But no link was identified between job tenure and thyroid cancer or melanoma - the deadliest sk...

FDA Approves First Marijuana Based Drug

FDA Approves First Marijuana Based Drug

The active ingredient in Epidiolex , an epilepsy medication, is cannabidiol (CBD ), one of the two main chemical compounds found in marijuana. But it's not quite medical marijua...

FDA approves first ever drug derived from marijuana

FDA approves first ever drug derived from marijuana

Now that Epidiolex is approved by the FDA , cannabidiol will probably be reclassified by the Drug Enforcement Administration within 90 days. The component in this newly approv...

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Selfies show worm slithered through woman’s face for 2 weeks ars_ab.settitle(1335881)

The lump would cause a little itching and burning in the spot it nestled, but she had no other symptoms. "A physical examination showed a superficial moving oblong nodule at ...