Saturday August 24-th, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already has plans to defy Pelosi

Eighteen Democrats will have to vote against the rules package in order to defeat it. First, John Boehner, R-Ohio, then Paul Ryan, R-Wis., faced steady threats from conservatives about forcing them out of office through these means. The rule has enra...

These drugmakers are hiking prices in 2019 These drugmakers are hiking prices in 2019

Only 18 percent of prescriptions filled previous year were branded drugs, but these medications accounted for 78 percent of total spending, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield. The price of Keytruda rose by about 1.5 percent, according to Reuters , ...

A deadly virus progresses: 600 inhabitants of the Congo has contracted Ebola A deadly virus progresses: 600 inhabitants of the Congo has contracted Ebola

According to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, the person, who has not been identified, was sent to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for monitoring. Immunization, contact tracing, and other respons...

Another Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Over Carcinogen Concerns Another Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Over Carcinogen Concerns

A pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary recall of a drug used for blood pressure because it may contain a cancer-causing impurity. Just since November, 6 blood pressure medications have been recalled. The list of Valsartan products under re...

Texas judge allows Obamacare to remain while his ruling is appealed Texas judge allows Obamacare to remain while his ruling is appealed

Bush, ruled that last year's tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under Obamacare by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. But California and other states defending the law had asked O'Connor to issue a new order making ...

Texas woman breaks record giving birth to almost 15-pound baby Texas woman breaks record giving birth to almost 15-pound baby

The arrival of baby Ali is a blessing for the Medlocks. A woman in Arlington, Texas who gave birth to a baby boy weighing 15 pounds earlier this month told reporters she believes her son is "meant for something big". Ali was born on December 14 and...

Cops: We're Worried About Zika in Your Meth. Let Us Test It. Cops: We're Worried About Zika in Your Meth. Let Us Test It.

All a anxious user has to do is just round up all of their supply and take it down to the police station and they'll "test it for free". They even offer to come to your home and test it here if you aren't comfortable going to them. The Advocate repor...

Doctor Reportedly Exposed to Ebola in Africa Brought to U.S. Hospital Doctor Reportedly Exposed to Ebola in Africa Brought to U.S. Hospital

An American was possibly exposed to Ebola while recently providing medical assistance in Congo, according to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after conta...

CDC: Widespread flu activity reported in Georgia CDC: Widespread flu activity reported in Georgia

Local physicians in Bowling Green say it is still not even close to the amount of flu cases seen past year in the area, but the numbers are rising. Geographically, there's widespread flu activity reported in 11 states - Arizona, California, Connect...

Potential Measles Exposure At Newark Airport, New Jersey Health Officials Warn Potential Measles Exposure At Newark Airport, New Jersey Health Officials Warn

An global traveler who arrived at Terminal B on a flight from Brussels on Monday was infected with the highly contagious disease, according to the New Jersey Department of Health . New Jersey health officials say this latest measles warning is unr...

American possibly exposed to Ebola in DRC flown to USA hospital

The physician, who has not been identified due to privacy concerns, returned to Nebraska on Saturday, but doctors say there are now no signs of the deadly virus. The virus spreads through direct contact blood or body fluids of a person who is sick wi...

Sharp rise in flu cases across state Sharp rise in flu cases across state

The season typically does not peak until February or later, but so far this season, NY has had 5,400 laboratory-confirmed cases in 58 counties; Hamilton County is one of just four counties with no confirmed cases last week. Last week, State Health Co...

US Officials Announce New Measures after Second Migrant Child Death US Officials Announce New Measures after Second Migrant Child Death

Because there are limits on how long children can legally be detained, families who cross the border illegally are often released into the US with merely a directive to show up for a later court date. CBP said the cause of Felipe's death is not yet k...

Surgery Center May Have Infected Thousands Surgery Center May Have Infected Thousands

A recent investigation carried out by New Jersey Department of Health found that employees of HealthPlus Surgery Center were not following standard sterilization process of medical instruments and patients. A directive issued by HealthPlus to its pat...

Hospital prices are going public beginning in 2019 Hospital prices are going public beginning in 2019

But some consumer advocates are skeptical of the requirement, arguing that the final bill patients receive after insurance does not match the sticker price of services rendered. Patients concerned about their potential out-of-pocket costs from a hosp...

Flu Activity Increasing Across US, CDC Reports Flu Activity Increasing Across US, CDC Reports

While influenza A in general is a more severe and serious strain of the virus, the worst actor is the H3N2 strain, which was responsible for most of illnesses and deaths past year . Anna Madison, a spokesperson for the Public Health Agency of Canada...

More than 3,000 patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis in New Jersey More than 3,000 patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis in New Jersey

CBS New York reports the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook is alerting 3,778 patients that they may have been exposed to infections. The state shut down the surgery center September 7, and allowed it to reopen September 28 after Health...

Pregnant woman given HIV positive blood in Tamil Nadu govt hospital Pregnant woman given HIV positive blood in Tamil Nadu govt hospital

The donor, whose blood was given to the woman was not aware of his HIV-positive status when he gave blood. He again turned up to donate his blood on November 30. Dr K Senthil Raj, project director of the State AIDS Control Society, said in the Expres...

More US Kids Dying From Guns, Car Accidents More US Kids Dying From Guns, Car Accidents

The second leading cause of death in the same age cohort was firearm-related deaths, which came to more than 3,100 deaths in the same year. And the rate from firearms is more than 36 times higher than the average rate across 12 other high-income coun...

Regular Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Significantly Reduce Aging Of Human Brain Regular Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Significantly Reduce Aging Of Human Brain

The findings were published in the journal Neurology . Blumenthal continued to say that their operating model showed that by improving cardiovascular disk, people are also improving the function of their neurocognitive. Before starting their assig...

FDA warns against use of teething necklaces, bracelets FDA warns against use of teething necklaces, bracelets

An 18-month-old was strangled by a teething necklace while napping. According to the FDA , any jewellery made from amber, wood, marble, or silicone that an adult can wear should not be given to a teething child, even if it is marketed to help wi...

MI child dies from flu; 1st of the season

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reports that a child in Osceola County died after being infected with influenza A/H1N1. Although Michigan has only experienced localized flu activity over the past few weeks, MDHHS strongly...

Exercise may be as effective as medication for lowering high blood pressure Exercise may be as effective as medication for lowering high blood pressure

But comparing the numbers from hundreds of blood pressure trials involving either exercise or medication suggests they have the same benefit, said the team led by Huseyin Naci, health policy researcher at the London School of Economics and Politica...

Walgreens Teams Up with Verily to Tackle Chronic Conditions Efficiently Walgreens Teams Up with Verily to Tackle Chronic Conditions Efficiently

WBA is uptrending and has moved 16.59% since December 21, 2017. The stock of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc . Evercore ISI was of a view that WBA is In-line in its latest report on July 10th, 2018. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and a...

First pediatric flu death of 2018-2019 season confirmed in MI

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reports that a child in Osceola County died after being infected with influenza A/H1N1. This is the sixth flu-related death in the state for this season. Usually the only side effect is a...

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