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Shares of health insurers, hospital operators fall as Obamacare ruled unconstitutional

Shares of health insurers, hospital operators fall as Obamacare ruled unconstitutional The case is "still moving through the courts", said the message from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A federal judge in Texas has struck down the whole of the Affordable Care Act , also known as "Obamacare", as unconstitutional . [Full Article...]

J&J Shares Drop on Report Company Knew of Asbestos in Baby Powder

J&J Shares Drop on Report Company Knew of Asbestos in Baby Powder The report by news agency Reuters sent company shares into a tailspin, suffering their worst sell-off in 16 years. A report from Reuters on December 14 accuses pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of knowing about the presence of cancer-causing asbestos in its popular baby powder-for decades. [Full Article...]

Texas judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

Texas judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional The decision is nearly certain to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court . "The remainder of the ACA is non-severable from the individual mandate, meaning that the Act must be invalidated in whole", O'Connor wrote , according to Bloomberg . [Full Article...]

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman’s neti pot

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman’s neti pot When Dr Cobbs next operated on the woman, the growth had grown to the size of a baseball, and that too much of her brain tissue had been killed for medics to save her. amoeba in our case". However, during the surgery, the doctors discovered that, in reality, that formation was not a brain tumor but a rare brain-eating amoeba. [Full Article...]

Sweden's National Health Agency warns of flu vaccine shortages

Sweden's National Health Agency warns of flu vaccine shortages Did you know that Louisiana is among the states with the highest levels of flu activity so far this season? "The flu can be a deadly disease, especially for our sickest patients", said Emily Thorp, UCHealth's infection prevention manager in northern Colorado. [Full Article...]

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot

When a 69-year old Seattle woman had a seizure earlier this year, doctors at Swedish Medical Center thought she may have had a brain tumor . But after performing brain surgery and taking a tissue sample, they realized she actually had a rare amoeba called Balamuthia mandrillaris . [Full Article...]

First baby born using uterus transplant from dead donor, doctors say

The recipient in the groundbreaking case was a 32-year-old woman born without a womb due to a rare genetic disorder . He said live uterus donors are rare and typically eligible family members or close friends of women seeking the transplant. [Full Article...]

Recall Alert on infant Ibuprofen

Recall Alert on infant Ibuprofen A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company issued a recall on Wednesday for three lots of liquid ibuprofen for infants. So far no adverse events related to the recalled ibuprofen have been reported, according to Tris Pharma's recall announcement. [Full Article...]

10 minute cancer test on the horizon

10 minute cancer test on the horizon Professor Trau said the next stage of the research was to conduct more clinical testing. Senior researcher Matt Trau said it had been hard to find a "simple marker" that would distinguish cancer cells from healthy ones. Previous research has shown that the pattern of DNA methylation in cancer cells differs from that in healthy cells. These complex structures depending upon the epigenetic pat... [Full Article...]

There is Still Time to Get a Flu Vaccine

There is Still Time to Get a Flu Vaccine IN has recorded two flu-related deaths this season. "And while healthy people may not suffer serious illness from the flu, they can pass the virus to babies too young to be vaccinated, people who have chronic illnesses, and others who may develop serious health problems like pneumonia". [Full Article...]

South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer According to the family and her doctors, the Neuroblastoma is believed to be growing in her abdomen for about 10 months now. In order to meet the said pre-requisites, the blood donation organisation has made a decision to expand its search across the globe with an aim to raise 7-10 donors to donate blood over the period of Zainab's treatment. [Full Article...]

A full schedule of George H.W. Bush’s memorial events, funeral

A full schedule of George H.W. Bush’s memorial events, funeral Bush. "Resolute through war, President Bush was magnanimous in peace", Mr. Trump said. The United State's Postal Service is suspending regular mail deliveries that day to honor President George H.W. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5 , 2018, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. And in June, when fellow former president Bill Clinton paid ... [Full Article...]

Labour MP reveals HIV diagnosis in emotional speech

Labour MP reveals HIV diagnosis in emotional speech Programme Manager National AIDS Programme Dr Baseer Khan said the World AIDS Day , 2018 theme of " Know your status " is also a reinforcement of basic human right to enable every individual to seek basic health services and also knowing his status of health. [Full Article...]

Only Romaine from Central and Northern California is unsafe, FDA says

Only Romaine from Central and Northern California is unsafe, FDA says Health officials said the romaine linked to a deadly E. coli outbreak that sparked an alert last week to avoid the lettuce entirely appears to be from California's Central Coast Region. The CDC estimates 265,000 cases a year of illness from Shiga toxins from E. coli spread by animals and people, but just 30 deaths. Only romaine lettuce from certain parts of California is unsafe to ea... [Full Article...]

CDC: Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths

CDC: Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths Suicides and drug overdoses , what have been termed deaths of despair , have been identified as the driving forces behind the continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Suicide rate has increased over time from about 10 per 100,000 in 1999 to 14 per 100,000 in 2017. Between 2016 and 2017, suicide rates increased by 3.7 percent. [Full Article...]

British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day

British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day In a function on World AIDS Day in New Delhi today, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said, the government is leaving no stone unturned to achieve the target of making India AIDS-free by 2030. I hope that more people will understand that effective treatment keeps people who are HIV positive healthy, and it protects their partners. "His dignity and hope will inspi... [Full Article...]

AWS finally wades into blockchain with two new services

AWS finally wades into blockchain with two new services Jassy explained that SageMaker can be used to get similar results, but AWS does more of the work if Personalize is used instead. Amazon SageMaker was first announced past year and has since become one of the fastest growing services in AWS' growing arsenal, according to a blog by AWS' Shaun Ray, senior manager of developer relations. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

Russian Federation risks HIV epidemic as cases rise HIV Ireland says the country is facing the prospect of new HIV diagnoses topping 500 for the second time in three years. Emphasising the role of HIV testing services towards achieving the 2030 target for AIDS free nation, the VP said "The role of HIV testing services and supporting people living with HIV to live life positively can not be over-emphasised". [Full Article...]

Genome Summit Organisers Slam Chinese Scientist's Gene-Editing Baby Claim

Genome Summit Organisers Slam Chinese Scientist's Gene-Editing Baby Claim A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers on Thursday, who labelled him as irresponsible . However there are concerns about safety and ethics. Deem said he was in China when the participants agreed to genetic editing, and said they understood the ri... [Full Article...]

Police ‘face intolerable burden amid national crisis in mental health care’

Police ‘face intolerable burden amid national crisis in mental health care’ HM Inspector of Constabulary Zoë Billingham told the BBC that police are clearly doing a good job and definitely have a role to play, but said they are "over-stretched" and "overwhelmed" and the current system is "failing people". Officers are being swamped by calls about mental illness, with the country's biggest force receiving one such call every four minutes, inspectors said. [Full Article...]


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