Health Care

Affordable Care Act Marketplace open enrollment begins

Affordable Care Act Marketplace open enrollment begins The period lasts 45 days, ending December 15 - in most states - and the coverage will take effect January 1, 2019 . Those improvements will mostly be concentrated in urban areas of the state. Census report showed Texas still has the largest percentage of uninsured residents in the country at 17.3 percent, almost twice the national rate. This year, those incomes range from about $16,000 to $448,... [Full Article...]

Mapfre Group sponsors breast cancer screening for employees

Mapfre Group sponsors breast cancer screening for employees It also decreases over diagnosis of breast cancer . "For me, I felt empowered knowing", Prestay said. University of Queensland researchers said on Thursday that they have developed new breast cancer pathology guidelines that will give patients a better chance of fighting the major disease. [Full Article...]

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas Laura Popper said . "There is a lot we don't know about AFM , and I am frustrated that despite all of our efforts, we haven't been able to identify the cause of this mystery illness", Ms Messonnier said, according to the LA Times . Acute flaccid myelitis(AFM) affects the gray matterin the spinal cord, causing sudden muscle weakness and a loss of reflexes. Some patients have recovered and othe... [Full Article...]

10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health

10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health They can include things like suffering from emotional, physical or sexual abuse, parental separation, domestic violence, parents who have mental illness, problems wth alcohol abuse, or drug use, or are in prison. Lisa Hamill, UK people director at global facilities management company Atalian Servest, also added: "With depression now thought to be the number one illness around the world accordi... [Full Article...]

Fight flu - get your flu shot

Fight flu - get your flu shot Influenza ("flu") is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. Last month, a Wake County school board member died after being diagnosed with influenza. "I would rather help keep them healthy than risk making them seriously unwell". Receiving those vaccinations, health care officials say, is very important when fighting the flu. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh takes seat on Supreme Court as protesters outside shout ’SHAME’

Kavanaugh takes seat on Supreme Court as protesters outside shout ’SHAME’ Trump sees his success in getting Kavanaugh onto the court - tilting the crucial body to the right for potentially years to come - as one of the major successes of his turbulent two-year administration. Trump has a busy campaign schedule to spread the word that the allegations against Kavanaugh were a "hoax that was set up by the Democrats" at what he's called a unsafe time for men who can be fals... [Full Article...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Arts And Entertainment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Arts And Entertainment They had breast cancer . She said in-line with Kinabalu Pink Ribbon (KPR)'s objective in creating awareness and educating the public pertaining to the importance of early detection of breast cancer , the centre provides counselling as well as treatment for patients. [Full Article...]

Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy

Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy After his bachelor's in microbiology and his doctorate in biological sciences from the University of Texas, Allison went to Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation near San Diego, for his postdoctoral fellowship. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held in Stockholm on December 10, and a total of 9 million Swedish kronur, or approximately 115 million yen, in prize money will be presented to H... [Full Article...]

Some GOP governors call for delay on Kavanaugh vote

Judge has submitted two written statements denying Ford's account of the assault, saying he did not recall the events she described and never saw that behavior from Kavanaugh. Ford testifies about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a 10 a.m. Thursday hearing. He accused Democrats of an "unethical sham" and warning Republicans that if they vote n... [Full Article...]

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters The pair of Horry County Sheriff's deputies who were in the van tried to extricate the patients, but, due to rapidly rising floodwaters, were unable to open the van's doors to reach the shackled women, according to a statement from County Sheriff Phillip Thompson. [Full Article...]

This Is How John McCain Said He Wants to Be Remembered

This Is How John McCain Said He Wants to Be Remembered In July previous year, just after his diagnosis, he took part in a late-night Senate session and gave the deciding vote - with a thumbs-down gesture - against partially repealing the contentious Obamacare healthcare law. Former US presidents will likely be at McCain's funeral - but Trump probably won't. 'I will be grateful for that lesson every day of my life'. 'You have my respect and adm... [Full Article...]

Clark County's air quality to shift between moderate and unhealthy

Clark County's air quality to shift between moderate and unhealthy The main concern today is areas of widespread smoke continuing to affect air quality and the visibility across the state. Thick smoke blanketing British Columbia communities far from any flames - including Vancouver where the haze Monday obscured the city's mountain views - could be particularly harmful for children and seniors but anyone with poor health should take precautions, says a seni... [Full Article...]

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states Last year, there were 118 measles cases in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The last outbreak happened in 2015 when 188 people were infected. The total number of cases that year is the highest number since measles elimination was declared in the USA in 2000. [Full Article...]

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity This recent study drew from data from the UK Biobank study, an in-depth research initiative collecting data and following 500,000 people for three decades. The latest study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine , reveals that people who drink more coffee have a lower risk of death even if they drink eight or more cups per day , and even if their genetics make them slow to proces... [Full Article...]

FDA approves first marijuana-based drug

FDA approves first marijuana-based drug Epidiolex , which is produced by the United Kingdom-based company GW Pharmaceuticals , is meant to treat two forms of rare childhood epilepsy , Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome . Outside the USA, this medicine is now under review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet Syndrome and LGS. [Full Article...]

Unusual lump on woman's face turns out to be a live worm

Unusual lump on woman's face turns out to be a live worm Over five days, a 32-year-old woman in Russian Federation took selfies to document a odd lump on her face that moved from under her left eye to above it and then later to her lip. Dirofilaria are usually found in dogs or other carnivores, according to the CDC , but have been known to infect humans, too, especially in Europe and with certain species - D. [Full Article...]

Are herpes and Alzheimer's linked?

Are herpes and Alzheimer's linked? Since the 1980s, hundreds of reports have associated Alzheimer's with bacteria and viruses. Alzheimer's disease has been linked with the presence of high levels of herpes viruses in the brain. In March 2016 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease , 33 global scientists penned an editorial urging the research community to seriously consider the idea that pathogens could be involved. [Full Article...]