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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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Yoga acts as a bridge between India and China: Bambawale

The prime minister also took to social media to share the intricacies of various yoga asanas . India celebrated the International Day of Yoga on Thursday, officials said. UNESCO...

Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day

Yoga can also be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life. Well, the celebrations were not restrained to India only, Eastern naval...

Cigarette smoking reaches new low in the US

Michael Cummings, a tobacco researcher at Medical University of SC , according to the Associated Press. Today's results show the lowest level of smokers in the US ever, down fro...

Deported parents could face barriers when reuniting with their children

While the US President was vague in his pledge to "sign something ", various US media reported an executive order had been drafted by Justice and Homeland Security to temp...

USA doctor fired after video of her allegedly berating patient goes viral

When Bardwell tried to explain why he didn't have his Klonopin, Keegstra told him he was fine. "Please be assured that this recent interaction is not reflective of the care and ser...

The plant which can cause severe burns and blindness

Giant hogweed is a long-lived perennial plant that produces a clear, watery sap, which when it comes into contact with human skin can cause blisters and serious skin inflammation. ...

World Health Organization drops transgender from its mental disorders list

On Monday , June 18th, the World Health Organization officially added " Gaming Disorder" to their 11th " Classification of Diseases " listing, and ignited a vast debate among co...

Theresa May Promises £20 Billion Annual Boost To NHS

A so-called " Brexit Dividend" will see extra cash flow to the NHS from the more than £9 billion a year the United Kingdom now sends to the European Union , according to Mrs M...

Gaming is now officially an addiction

It defined gaming disorder as a pattern of persistent gaming behaviour where an individual has impaired control over the onset, frequency or duration of play. Having the conditio...

Illinois salmonella case among 30-plus linked to Honey Smacks cereal

If you have any of the cereal, even if some has been eaten without illness, throw the rest of it away and return it for a refund. The company advised customers they should make con...

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West Nile virus confirmed in LA County

West Nile virus confirmed in LA County

Most people with the virus have no clinical symptoms of illness, but some may become ill three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. In many cases in North America, We...

UK To Relax Immigration Rules For Foreign Doctors And Nurses

UK To Relax Immigration Rules For Foreign Doctors And Nurses

That is why I have reviewed our skilled worker visa route. "The PM will, in due course, be setting out our long-term plan for the National Health Service". The move is expected t...

Religious people often out live says study

Religious people often out live says study

Religious people may live on average four years longer compared to their atheist peers, a study of obituaries in the U.S. has found. A broader sample of 1,096 obituaries from ...

How to make mental health more than just a trending hashtag

How to make mental health more than just a trending hashtag

Men die by suicide at more than three times the rate of women and men are not as good as women at seeking help. "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this"....

Relay for Life Volunteers Sponsoring Different Events

Relay for Life Volunteers Sponsoring Different Events

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. "We've got 17 teams registered and we've got at least 15 set up here tonight. Everybody's family has s...

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

Results were presented at the American Society for Nutrition's annual meeting in Boston. More than 20 percent of Americans get food from work at least once a week and much of i...

Sweet young years: toddlers are getting too much added sugars, CDC reports

Sweet young years: toddlers are getting too much added sugars, CDC reports

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . In order to evaluate added sugar consumption, the researchers included any calorie-containing sugars such as high-fructose corn syr...

Red Cross launches Missing Types campaign

Red Cross launches Missing Types campaign

The campaign is calling for new blood donors and those who haven't given in a while to help fill the gaps and ensure lifesaving blood remains available for patients. The SANBS hope...

5-year-old OR girl was paralyzed by a tick bite

5-year-old OR girl was paralyzed by a tick bite

A MS mother panicked when her 5-year-old daughter woke up unable to walk, and could barely speak. After tons of blood work and a CT of the head UMMC has ruled it as tick paraly...