Medicine

Bernie Sanders' Tax Returns Show He's Now A Millionaire

Bernie Sanders' Tax Returns Show He's Now A Millionaire The Sanders campaign said in a press release that he paid 26 per cent effective tax rate in 2018 . Bernie Sanders' tax returns for the first time. According to a Harvard-Harris poll from February , three out of four voters who said they'd back a Biden run don't have a college education. He said that his view has always been that the wealthiest Americans ought to pay more taxes. [Full Article...]

With Measles Outbreaks, A Deadly But Preventable Disease Returns

With Measles Outbreaks, A Deadly But Preventable Disease Returns Last week saw a minor victory for vaccination advocates amid the United States' ongoing measles outbreak: A Kentucky judge ruled against a lawsuit filed by 18-year-old Jerome Kunkel against the Northern Kentucky Health Department, claiming the department had discriminated against Kunkel by asking schools to exclude students not vaccinated for chicken pox from school and extracurricular activit... [Full Article...]

Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts

Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts The President, they said, wants to telegraph to his political base that he is standing firm on his promise to repeal the entire law despite failing to wrangle Republicans to do just that during a drawn out legislative battle in 2017, when the party held both chambers of Congress. [Full Article...]

Katko joins failed bid to override Trump veto on border emergency

Katko joins failed bid to override Trump veto on border emergency The 248-181 vote Tuesday was short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn Trump's first veto, as most Republicans voted against the resolution despite the public unpopularity of the emergency declaration. Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., called the veto override effort "a partisan whack job" because of its certain defeat. That vote came after the House passed the same resolution in February... [Full Article...]

New Zealand Faces Measles Outbreak

New Zealand Faces Measles Outbreak The Jefferson County Health Department began investigating a case of measles on Friday. While on February 14, World Health Organization also warned that at least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program. [Full Article...]

U.S. debates exemptions for child vaccination rules

U.S. debates exemptions for child vaccination rules Measles outbreak has been declared by the Department of Health (DOH) in some regions in the country. "Today, with antibiotics and that kind of stuff, they're not dying in America", he added. "This is not the Soviet Union, you know". An outbreak of measles in the Pacific Northwest, which has lower-than-usual vaccination rate, prompted an emergency declaration in Washington state last month. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Announces Ban on Abortion Referrals From Taxpayer-Funded Clinics

Trump Administration Announces Ban on Abortion Referrals From Taxpayer-Funded Clinics In order to receive the Title X Family Planning grants, these women's health care providers must be "physically and financially" cut off from abortion services. "In many parts of the country Planned Parenthood is the only provider who participates in the program", said Dr. Leana Wen, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. [Full Article...]

Pelosi signs bill to avert government shutdown, heads to Trump for signature

Pelosi signs bill to avert government shutdown, heads to Trump for signature Despite widespread opposition in Congress to proclaiming an emergency, including by some Republicans, Trump is under pressure to act unilaterally to soothe his conservative base and avoid looking like he's lost his wall battle. Disputes over the constitutionality or legality of the exercise of emergency powers are judicially reviewable, the document prepared for Congress states. [Full Article...]

Sudden Outbreak Of Measles Virus In Washington County

Sudden Outbreak Of Measles Virus In Washington County Statewide in Washington, orders for measles vaccine jumped about 30 percent in January compared with the same month a year ago, climbing from 12,140 doses to 15,780 doses, figures showed. In NSW there have been 11 cases of Measles since Christmas. Measles, a highly contagious viral disease common among children, causes a rash and high fever. [Full Article...]

Hulu Super Bowl 2019 Ad and the Instagram Egg

Hulu Super Bowl 2019 Ad and the Instagram Egg The video post on @ world_record_egg's Instagram references the website talkingegg.info , which features links to various mental health organizations around the globe. With a pop, the egg falls apart, seemingly down to the well-documented issues that can come with social media. "Recently I've started to crack". In the past two weeks, several pictures of the egg with various cracks on i... [Full Article...]

Washington State Reports More Measles Cases

Washington State Reports More Measles Cases It starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and sore throat, and is followed by a blotchy rash. A 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that only 83 percent of OR adolescents had received their booster shots against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough. [Full Article...]

Arizona police collect DNA at nursing home where comatose woman gave birth

Arizona police collect DNA at nursing home where comatose woman gave birth The woman who gave birth at a Phoenix health care facility recently despite being in a vegetative state was identified Tuesday as a 29-year-old member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Bill Timmons's resignation was unanimously accepted by directors, the company said in a statement . At this time, the patient's pregnancy remains under investigation. [Full Article...]

NY announces US$100 million universal health care plan

NY announces US$100 million universal health care plan Instead, the city plans to expand its current MetroPlus public insurance plan while adding a new program called NYC Care . When the reporter further pressed the mayor for an answer, de Blasio said, "We're first getting people health care ". [Full Article...]

Flu cases increase in Lucas County

Flu cases increase in Lucas County Authorities have not identified the 4-year-old, who died outside of the county, according to a news release from the Riverside University Health System-Public Health. The new policy, which was announced on Monday, Jan. 7, is a response to the current flu season . Aside from immunization, basic hygiene such as frequently washing hands, getting plenty of sleep and staying away from sick people he... [Full Article...]

U.S. jobs growth exceeds expectations and eases market fears

U.S. jobs growth exceeds expectations and eases market fears Against that backdrop, Powell said most of the hard data we see coming in remains quite solid. He has blamed the Fed for stock market declines and said he is "not even a little bit happy" with Mr Powell, whom he named to lead the Fed in 2017. [Full Article...]

Flu Cases Increasing In Our Area

Flu Cases Increasing In Our Area Children younger than 5 had the highest incidence of hospitalization, with 10 per 100,000 people. "The increase in the percentage of patient visits for ILI may be influenced in part by a reduction in routine healthcare visits during the winter holidays, as has occurred during previous seasons", the CDC said. [Full Article...]

United States federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

United States federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional In his ruling Friday, O'Connor agreed with Republicans that with the tax aspect of the law scheduled for elimination starting January 2019, the 2012 ruling's defense of the law is invalidated, making the entire law unconstitutional. However if this "awful ruling is upheld in the higher courts, it will be a disaster for tens of millions of American families ", he said. While the issue mostly pla... [Full Article...]

Health Reforms in Youth Education: Combatting the Anti-Vaccination Movement

Health Reforms in Youth Education: Combatting the Anti-Vaccination Movement Vaccinations remain to be the top defense against the flu, especially during flu season. Early rates of flu-like illnesses this season appear similar to those rates from a year ago. These methods are set in place to protect the most vulnerable, who tend to be the very young, the very old and those with compromised health situations. [Full Article...]

British MP shares that he's HIV positive in powerful speech in parliament

British MP shares that he's HIV positive in powerful speech in parliament Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for improving the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS ahead of the 31st World AIDS Day that falls on December 1. This week's Knowledge Is Power report from UNAIDS shows that intensified HIV testing and treatment efforts are reaching more and more people living with HIV. [Full Article...]

According to Lancet study, 98 mn Indians may have diabetes by 2030

According to Lancet study, 98 mn Indians may have diabetes by 2030 The study found 79 million people worldwide will require insulin to treat the disease, but only 38 million will have access. "The number of adults with type 2 diabetes is expected to rise over the next 12 years due to aging, urbanization and associated changes in diet and physical activity", said Basu. [Full Article...]