Health Care


Sanders Campaign: Biden 'Flat Out Lied' About Our Health Care Plan Sanders Campaign: Biden 'Flat Out Lied' About Our Health Care Plan
- July 18, 2019

Biden's plan is notable mostly for its explicit rejection of Medicare for All, the single-payer plan proposed by Sen. But it was Sanders's staff who really shot back Biden. The comments in Tuesday's interview came in a discussion regarding potential debate strategies should Biden earn the Democratic nomination and face the President in the general election. (more...)
Dementia isn’t inevitable: Study finds which healthy habits offset risk Dementia isn’t inevitable: Study finds which healthy habits offset risk
- July 17, 2019

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person's genetic risk of dementia , according to new research. After about eight years of study , 1.8 per cent of those with high genetic risk and poor lifestyles had developed dementia versus 0.6 per cent of those with low genetic risk and healthy habits. (more...)
Ebola confirmed in DRC city of Goma, Rwanda on alert Ebola confirmed in DRC city of Goma, Rwanda on alert
- July 16, 2019

The health ministry said the pastor, who has not been identified, had preached at seven churches during his evangelical trip to Butembo, one of the towns hardest hit by Ebola in Congo . The area where the outbreak is taking place is also home to one of Congo's most protracted and violent conflicts - a patchwork of ethnic militias, vigilantes, and government-aligned forces. (more...)
Obamacare: Appeals court likely to rule the ACA is unconstitutional Obamacare: Appeals court likely to rule the ACA is unconstitutional
- July 11, 2019

In Texas, drug manufacturers will be required to disclose when a drug's wholesale acquisition cost increases 15 percent or more compared to the previous year or 40 percent or more over the past three calendar years. The ultimate outcome will affect protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Medicaid expansions covering roughly 12 million people, and subsidies that help about 10 million others afford health insurance. (more...)
Boys Will Be Offered HPV Vaccine in Effort to Cut Cancer Rates Boys Will Be Offered HPV Vaccine in Effort to Cut Cancer Rates
- July 10, 2019

RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard echoed the BMA's sentiment: 'There is very strong evidence that shows the HPV vaccine can protect people from a virus that can trigger a wide range of cancers that affect both men and women, so it is vital that as many eligible boys and girls as possible get inoculated. (more...)
Kamala Harris Spox: Biden 'Seems to Stand by His Opposition to Busing' Kamala Harris Spox: Biden 'Seems to Stand by His Opposition to Busing'
- July 06, 2019

Trump has also noted that Biden has reversed or shifted a number of his longheld stances in an attempt to garner support from Democrats as the party moves further left. Out on the stump, Biden and Sen . "I heard Biden who is a loser". Elizabeth Warren, have fully embraced Medicare for All. The former vice president expressed frustration that the debate was so focused on former policies instead of current issues. (more...)
Kamala Harris Surges to Second Spot Among Democratic Presidential Aspirants Kamala Harris Surges to Second Spot Among Democratic Presidential Aspirants
- July 05, 2019

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has the best chance of winning the general election. This is the first time that Harris has ever polled over 8 percent . Sen. Among people who didn't watch and heard little to nothing about the debates, Mr. Biden led with 25% support, followed by Mr. Sanders at 20% and Ms. (more...)
Mosquitoes in Marion County test positive for West Nile virus Mosquitoes in Marion County test positive for West Nile virus
- July 04, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that contain ingredients such as DEET , picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, PMD, and permethrin (clothing only). Many people infected with the virus idon't get sick and do not develop symptoms, but when they do, they can include flu-like illnesses or more severe symptoms such as swelling of the brain which can lead to coma, convulsions and death, the department said. (more...)
12-Year-Old Indiana Girl Contracts Deadly Flesh-Eating Disease During Florida Vacation 12-Year-Old Indiana Girl Contracts Deadly Flesh-Eating Disease During Florida Vacation
- June 30, 2019

Brown believes Kylei contracted the infection through a scrape on her toe while in the waters off Destin. Michelle Brown shared her daughter, Kylei's story on Facebook this month. At Riley, doctors administered multiple tests and had to do immediate surgery to try to save her leg, Michelle wrote. After a week of being in hospital, Kylei was finally well enough to go home. (more...)
ICE chief faults Democrats for 'unsafe' conditions at border facilities ICE chief faults Democrats for 'unsafe' conditions at border facilities
- June 26, 2019

Pelosi and House Democratic leadership, meanwhile, have been working to quell a progressive rebellion in their ranks over the bill, an unexpected wrinkle in the race to get the legislation passed and signed into law before a key agency - the Office of Refugee Resettlement - runs out of money at the end of the month. (more...)
Kenya reassures public after Ebola false alarm Kenya reassures public after Ebola false alarm
- June 18, 2019

The Tanzanian Minister of Health issued an "alert" on Sunday following the outbreak of Ebola cases this week in Uganda, a country with which Tanzania shares a long border . Speaking on Monday to journalists, the Health Cabinet Secretary urged Kenyans to remain vigilant amid reports of Ebola in neighbouring Uganda. "This patient has been placed in isolation and blood samples sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi for further analysis". (more...)
Two more Ebola cases confirmed in Uganda Two more Ebola cases confirmed in Uganda
- June 15, 2019

Uganda now has three confirmed Ebola cases. The WHO has only declared a public health emergency, known as a PHEIC, four times since the International Health Regulations, which govern global health emergency responses, were enacted in 2007. (more...)
Beyond Meat's first-quarter earnings better than expected Beyond Meat's first-quarter earnings better than expected
- June 10, 2019

Looking forward, Beyond Meat now expects full-year revenues to be in excess of $210m - ahead of the $205m priced in by analysts. Beyond Meat Inc, a maker of plant-based burgers and sausages, said it expects to more than double its revenue and report breakeven EBITDA this year, sending the its shares up over 21 percent. (more...)
Scientists produce fungus that can kill mosquitoes Scientists produce fungus that can kill mosquitoes
- June 02, 2019

The MosquitoSphere team consists of authors on the paper and local volunteers from Soumousso, Burkina Faso. The scientists used a strain of the fungus that is specific to mosquitoes and engineered it to produce a toxin that increased the virulence of the pathogen so that it could kill the insects faster than they can breed, thereby reduce mosquito populations. (more...)
New Guidelines on How to Prevent Dementia New Guidelines on How to Prevent Dementia
- May 17, 2019

Dementia is a condition characterized by difficulty with memory, thinking, and doing everyday daily activities. "The costs of caring for people with dementia are estimated to rise to two trillion USA dollars annually by 2030", the organisation said. (more...)
New Acas advice on creating a positive mental health environment at work New Acas advice on creating a positive mental health environment at work
- May 17, 2019

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week this week, MHFA and Bauer Media Group urged employers to sign up to a workplace manifesto , which asks organisations to treat mental and physical health equally; implement the six core standards for a mentally healthy workplace as set out in the government's Thriving at Work review ; and develop diverse and inclusive workplaces where staff feel comfortable to "bring their whole selves" to work. (more...)
Burger King launches 'unhappy' meals for those feeling-blue days Burger King launches 'unhappy' meals for those feeling-blue days
- May 06, 2019

Burger King in the USA has released a new range of meals to fit all of your moods! As yet, there are only a limited number of Burger King restaurants participating in this promotion, and they're all in the US. The Takeout 's Allison Shoemaker called the "Real Meal" campaign "Burger King's latest publicity gimmick". Mental Health America encourages people not to struggle alone with mental illness. (more...)
State Health Order Facilitates Adult Measles Vaccine State Health Order Facilitates Adult Measles Vaccine
- May 04, 2019

In addition, at least 24 states, including some neighboring Utah, are experiencing measles outbreaks. People born in the 1960s could be at risk, according to Martinez. "I think the most important groups to consider are school-age children, college students, health care workers and people traveling internationally", Snyder said . (more...)
Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support
- May 02, 2019

For herd immunity to kick in and protect people from measles at a population level, the number of those vaccinated needs to approach 95 %. As of Monday, the Ohio Department of Health said no cases of measles had been reported in the state. (more...)
NMDOH: 2 former spa clients confirmed to have HIV
- May 01, 2019

What should have been a relaxing day apparently turned into a nightmare for two people who officials say may have contracted HIV after receiving a treatment called a vampire facial . The spa typically provided vampire facials where the client's own blood is injected into the face to replenish the skin. Casa de Salud Family Medical Office - 1608 Isleta Blvd. (more...)
Quarantines at 2 LA Universities Amid US Measles Outbreak Quarantines at 2 LA Universities Amid US Measles Outbreak
- April 29, 2019

Those covered by the quarantine were singled out based on their possible exposure to either an infected UCLA student who had attended classes in two buildings on three days earlier this month, or a person with measles who visited a Cal State-LA library on April 11, officials said . (more...)
Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli
- April 26, 2019

The meat is in 48-pound boxes labeled "ground beef puck" for institutional use. K2D recalled the ground beef, which had been on the dates March 26, March 29, April 2, April 5, April 10 , and April 12, after some of the product tested positive for E. (more...)
Babies and toddlers should have no screen time at all, says WHO Babies and toddlers should have no screen time at all, says WHO
- April 26, 2019

Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age of 5 will result in healthier adults, said World Health Organization , adding that quality sedentary time spent in interactive non-screen-based activities with a caregiver, such as reading, storytelling, singing and puzzles, is very important for child development. (more...)
Child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi Child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi
- April 26, 2019

The pilot program for the RTS, S vaccine launched in Malawi and is available to children 2 years and under. After more than three decades in development and nearly $1bn in investment, the cutting-edge trial is being rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe and then in Kenya and Ghana next week. (more...)
Measles cases 'likely' to break yearly record in just 4 months Measles cases 'likely' to break yearly record in just 4 months
- April 25, 2019

WESTLAKE, Ohio- In just a matter of weeks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the USA will hit a new record of measles cases. "The challenge is that there's some pockets of population that are under-immunized, so when a measles case is introduced into those pockets of population, you know, it sort of lights like a wildfire", said Jayne Griffith, an epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health. (more...)
Measles emergency in NYC Measles emergency in NYC
- April 14, 2019

Advocates say no one should be forced to take the vaccine because of the side effects that could have long-lasting impacts. It is safe. It is effective. To them, fear of the unknown outweighs fear of a disease that they have never seen in their lifetime. "'If we catch people early enough, we can give them medication", Kiernan said. (more...)
Dietary Supplements Don't Help People Live Longer Dietary Supplements Don't Help People Live Longer
- April 11, 2019

The study used data from more than 27,000 USA adults ages 20 and older to evaluate the association between dietary supplement use and death from all causes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer . Mortality outcomes were obtained for each participant through linkage to the National Death Index through December 31, 2011, using a probabilistic match. (more...)
More confirmed measles cases in Auckland More confirmed measles cases in Auckland
- April 10, 2019

For global travel, infants as young as 6 months should be vaccinated against measles. State health officials are stressing that people can not contract measles from the vaccine . - A student at a middle school in Birmingham has one of the confirmed cases of the measles in metro Detroit right now. People born before January 1, 1969 are likely to be immune because measles used to be quite common and so this older age group did not need measles immunisation. (more...)
Superbug Fungus Sickens More Than 300 In New York State Superbug Fungus Sickens More Than 300 In New York State
- April 09, 2019

A drug-resistant superbug fungus has sickened almost 600 people across the United States in recent years, including more than 300 patients in New York State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The doctors prescribed antibiotics and antifungal medication, but fluconazole was discontinued after a week when the fungus was tested to be resistant to it, the report said. (more...)
Measles case confirmed in LaGrange County Measles case confirmed in LaGrange County
- April 07, 2019

Measles is highly contagious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends two doses of the vaccine. Two measles cases were reported in the South Island last week. "Thanks to the high proportion of people in Northern Ireland making the positive decision to get the MMR vaccine over the past decades, cases of these three illnesses here have fallen significantly". (more...)
Voters Don’t Trust Trump on Health Care Voters Don’t Trust Trump on Health Care
- April 05, 2019

McConnell did, however, tell Trump that the senate would do what they could to pass bills that would lower the cost of health care. The president outlined his vision Tuesday night for Republicans to campaign on his plan in the 2020 election and then vote on it right after the election, assuming Republicans hold the White House and Senate, while also regaining the House. (more...)
Donald Trump Torches Republicans for Running Away from Health Care Donald Trump Torches Republicans for Running Away from Health Care
- April 04, 2019

McConnell did, however, tell Trump that the senate would do what they could to pass bills that would lower the cost of health care. Also watch: What if we switch to a single-payer health care system? After previously asking that just Obamacare's protections for pre-existing conditions be knocked down in the case, the Trump administration is now asking for the entire law to be thrown out. (more...)
Trump’s Aides Take a Victory Lap After Mueller Summary Dud Trump’s Aides Take a Victory Lap After Mueller Summary Dud
- March 28, 2019

Leading House Democrats, backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are unveiling broad legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act . But the bigger problem for Trump is this: The report and his inclination to give Putin wet kisses, instead of condemning Moscow's intervention in the USA election, was not what lost him voters, so there's no reason to believe that a warmed-over summary memo will help win them back. (more...)
Jussie Smollett: Chicago PD Begins Internal Investigation After Leaked Information Jussie Smollett: Chicago PD Begins Internal Investigation After Leaked Information
- March 28, 2019

In the aftermath of the alleged Jussie Smollett attack, both fans and colleagues of the actor have had to choose sides in the polarizing fallout. "I would like to point out that a lot of the information out there was inaccurate and there were numerous agencies involved in this investigation", said Sergeant Rocco Alioto with the Chicago PD Office of Communications. (more...)
Opioid Makers Purdue Pharma, Sackler Family to Pay $270M in Settlement Opioid Makers Purdue Pharma, Sackler Family to Pay $270M in Settlement
- March 27, 2019

For example, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a Democrat, has gotten press for filing a suit in June 2018 alleging Purdue Pharma and Sackler family members misled doctors and patients about the risks of opioids to increase prescriptions. (more...)
Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should end Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should end
- March 27, 2019

Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Trump administration would not defend the law in court so a coalition of 21 Democratic states led by California stepped in. President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to make health care better for all Americans, especially those with pre-existing conditions. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted the move in comments on the Senate floor Tuesday morning. (more...)
Two Cans of Soda Increase Risk of Heart Disease by 31 Percent Two Cans of Soda Increase Risk of Heart Disease by 31 Percent
- March 20, 2019

Harvard University published a study that shows just one or two cans of soda, energy drinks, or juice per day is enough to raise the risk of premature death by more than a fifth. Participants were quizzed on their health and lifestyle habits at two-year intervals throughout the term of the study. Data shows respondents who drank Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) two of more times a day are 31 percent more likely to die from heart problems. (more...)
Margate FC pays tribute to former player Mike Thalassitis Margate FC pays tribute to former player Mike Thalassitis
- March 18, 2019

The star died only a number of days after his beloved grandmother passed away. Before appearing on Love Island , the semi-professional soccer player starred on another British reality show, Celebs Go Dating . A good guy, taken far, far to soon", he wrote on Twitter . His fellow islanders have been reaching out on Twitter and urging people to speak up about mental health since hearing about his death last night. (more...)
CDC: Unvaccinated boy diagnosed with tetanus, hospitalized almost 2 months CDC: Unvaccinated boy diagnosed with tetanus, hospitalized almost 2 months
- March 12, 2019

The report states the 6-year-old contracted the bacterial disease in 2017 after sustaining a forehead laceration while playing outside on a farm. He went home and had his wounds cleaned and sutured. The boy was put in an the intensive care unit in a darkened room with ear plugs - external stimulation such as light and noise seemed to intensify his spasms, doctors noticed. (more...)
Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued
- March 07, 2019

Combined with past cases (one successful and one failed), we can now say something about what needs to be done to get rid of the virus. The transplant changed the London patient's immune system, giving him the donor's mutation and HIV resistance. (more...)

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