Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

New measles case confirmed in Los Angeles County

There have been 12 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, in addition to eight non-resident measles cases among people who traveled through the county. The most recent measles case is not related a previous exposure at the univer...

Trump drops once-touted Medicare drug rebate plan Trump drops once-touted Medicare drug rebate plan

On the other hand, the news is a positive development for PBMs. The proposed rule was also expected to raise Medicare premiums, while only saving money for some beneficiaries who spend a lot on medication. And Axios reported the decision to back ...

Small amounts of juice, cola could increase cancer risk, study says Small amounts of juice, cola could increase cancer risk, study says

Susannah Brown, from the World Cancer Research Fund, said: "This large study provides us with some very interesting data about sugary drinks and cancer, as it suggests that sugary drinks increase the risk of cancer even if you are not overweight ...

Florida: Rabies alert issued, rabid cat identified near Epcot Florida: Rabies alert issued, rabid cat identified near Epcot

For more information, visit the Florida Department of Health Website. The statement warns against contact with any animals found in the area, including feral cats, stray dogs, and wild mammals (like raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and coyotes).

Most Supplements Offer Little Protection Against Heart Disease Most Supplements Offer Little Protection Against Heart Disease

Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid correlated with a reduced risk for myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease based on low-certainty evidence (RRs, 0.92 and 0.93, respectively). Reduced salt intake seems to lower blood pressure,...

Maricopa County warns of spike in mosquitoes with West Nile Virus Maricopa County warns of spike in mosquitoes with West Nile Virus

Rebecca Sunenshine. The department says there were 24 cases in 2018. The Health District's mosquito surveillance program, which tests mosquitoes for West Nile virus, has identified infected mosquitoes in the 89005, 89032, 89101, 89110, 89123, 891...

New California law gives young illegal immigrant adults health coverage New California law gives young illegal immigrant adults health coverage

The measure signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday extends coverage to low-income, undocumented adults age 25 and younger for the state's Medicaid program. Many immigrants who are in the country illegally are already enrolled for some government-fund...

NHS waiting lists surge due to pensions row NHS waiting lists surge due to pensions row

NHS hospitals said delays are becoming increasingly routine as a result. The changes meant older members could stay in the existing pension scheme, but younger members had to transfer to a new scheme, which they felt was financially detrimental t...

Why seagulls are a threat to humans Why seagulls are a threat to humans

Silver gulls are carrying bacteria such as E. coli, which can cause urinary tract infections, sepsis and blood infections. The announcement of the study has raised an alarm among the masses. "Seagulls act as ecological sponges and we have earmarked...

Why court battle represents existential threat to Obamacare Why court battle represents existential threat to Obamacare

Whichever way it rules, the decision could prompt an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court , potentially setting up a major legal battle over healthcare for tens of millions of Americans in the midst of the 2020 U.S. But ending the ACA would also creat...

NHS health information available through Amazon's Alexa NHS health information available through Amazon's Alexa

Tech experts predict that by 2020, half of all searches for information will be via voice-assisted technology. The Department of Health in England believe the partnership could reduce demand on the NHS. And she added it was important to remember not ...

Rep. Sherrill Condemns Administration's Attack on Affordable Care Act Rep. Sherrill Condemns Administration's Attack on Affordable Care Act

Republicans have repeatedly tried to repeal Obamacare since its 2010 passage. The Justice Department would normally defend a federal law, but the Trump administration has declined to take that position against a challenge by 18 Republican-led state...

Biden apologizes for causing 'pain' with segregationist remarks Biden apologizes for causing 'pain' with segregationist remarks

In an interview with CNN that aired on Friday, he said he was not prepared for the attack from Harris, particularly on issues of race, given his record fighting for civil rights. Senator James Eastland of MS "never called me boy, he always call...

Latest 'Obamacare' court battle plays out in New Orleans Latest 'Obamacare' court battle plays out in New Orleans

The Supreme Court had previously ruled that charging a fine for anyone who is uninsured would be considered a tax, therefore making it Constitutional, but Congress repealed the fine in 2017 and a lower court ruled it invalidated the entire law.

Boys to receive HPV jab from September Boys to receive HPV jab from September

More than 3,000 women in the United Kingdom are newly diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the United Kingdom and the disease kills over 850 women annually. From September, boys aged 12 and 13 will also be given the jab at school. Paula Mc...

Quitting alcohol could boost women's mental well-being Quitting alcohol could boost women's mental well-being

In the meantime, analysis featured this month in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research means that older adults who often drink might stay longer than nondrinkers. The study wasn't a controlled experiment created to prove whether ...

Strain of common cold virus could treat cancer cells in bladder Strain of common cold virus could treat cancer cells in bladder

It can also be ineffective and toxic in a number of patients, and "there is an urgent need" for new treatments, Pandha said . Constant, costly monitoring is needed to check cancer has not returned after treatment. "The virus gets into the cancer a...

West Nile Virus detected in Elkhart West Nile Virus detected in Elkhart

However, for those who do, those symptoms include, fever, headache, body ache, and joint pain. Health officials say that most people who get West Nile don't develop symptoms. Standing water along the arroyos, ditches, wetlands and even the side of ...

Biden pledges to bring back Obamacare's individual mandate Biden pledges to bring back Obamacare's individual mandate

Indeed, the major debate in the Democratic Party is said by the media to be how "moderate" their presidential candidate should be. Biden put forth that as a way to guarantee that all Americans receive health care coverage, the federal governm...

New Jersey Confirms Its Earliest Ever West Nile Virus Case New Jersey Confirms Its Earliest Ever West Nile Virus Case

As for the West Nile virus, the mosquito that can carry this virus, the northern house mosquito, tends to breed in "catch basins, stagnant water in ditches and containers of water with high organic matter", according to the website . But the most ef...

Nerve transfer surgery helps 13 paralysed youth hold a drink Nerve transfer surgery helps 13 paralysed youth hold a drink

Surgeons in Australia have managed to restore arm function in paralysed patients, allowing them to feed themselves, use tools and handle electronic devices, according to the results of a groundbreaking study released today. Some 59 nerve transfers we...

Harris Backtracks Position Regarding Federally Mandated Busing Harris Backtracks Position Regarding Federally Mandated Busing

Biden told Cuomo "I was prepared for them to come after me, but I wasn't prepared for the person coming at me the way she came at me". "I took on successfully, and I prosecuted the big banks, when they preyed on homeowners", Harris said , touting ...

Florida grandma dies from rare flesh-eating bacteria Florida grandma dies from rare flesh-eating bacteria

The grandmother died two weeks after cutting her leg at the beach. "She fell where there was a little divot in the ocean, she hit a rock or something and cut her shin", Traci Fleming, Fleming's daughter-in-law, told the Herald-Tribune. "Off to the ...

Dog treats could make humans sick, CDC says Dog treats could make humans sick, CDC says

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been investigating possible salmonella in pig ear treats. For more information, visit the CDC and FDA websites. The affected treats were sold in bulk at a ...

1 dead, 5 infected after mold infestation at Seattle Children's Hospital

The hospital said the patients who were infected were at a higher risk because of the types of procedures they had. According to a spokesperson on Tuesday, the child died after developing a mold-related infection from the facility in 2018.

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