Health Care

New York City launches US$100 million universal health insurance program

New York City launches US$100 million universal health insurance program MAYOR BILL De Blasio (second from right) announces a plan to offer low-cost or free health insurance to low-income New Yorkers. During a news conference at a Bronx hospital that is part of the city's network of public hospitals and clinics, de Blasio said repeatedly that he would prefer a federal or state single-payer health care system. [Full Article...]

1st flu-related child death reported in New Jersey

1st flu-related child death reported in New Jersey The symptoms are similar to seasonal flu symptoms. "CDC monitors flu viruses because changes can impact the effectiveness of flu vaccine ". Flu activity is on the rise across the US, the CDC reports, and New York City is experiencing high increases. [Full Article...]

Comatose woman who gave birth is a tribal member

Comatose woman who gave birth is a tribal member Attorney John Micheaels, who confirmed to PEOPLE he has been retained by the women's devastated relatives, revealed the family is "outraged, traumatized and in shock by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at Hacienda Healthcare". When you have a loved one committed to palliative care, when they are most vulnerable and dependent upon others, you trust their caretakers. "Trust has been sev... [Full Article...]

Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted

Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted Taken together, Mester said, those are the sorts of developments one would expect in an economy where interest rates were near a neutral level that was neither encouraging nor holding back economic activity. "Nothing's been scheduled, I would say that meetings between presidents and Fed chairs do happen", he told moderator and New York Times reporter Neil Irwin . [Full Article...]

First Iowa flu death of season reported

First Iowa flu death of season reported Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw away the tissue and wash your hands. "The timing and duration of flu seasons vary - they can occur from early fall to late spring - so you should get the vaccine as soon as it's available", said Cynthia Robotti, DNP, RN, PHCNS-C, nurse manager for the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District. [Full Article...]

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

Health Reforms in Youth Education: Combatting the Anti-Vaccination Movement The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has observed a higher number of babies and children being reported with influenza this year. More than 3.4 million extra doses were made available, allowing more than 85 per cent of people aged 65 and older to be protected. [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 Dr Stephen Baird, GP and Chair, Lincolnshire East CCG, said: "Several thousand people are still diagnosed with HIV across the United Kingdom every year". Russell-Moyle, the MP for Brighton Kemptown since the 2017 election, told the Commons he had been HIV positive for 10 years, since he was 22. Former Labour cabinet minister Chris Smith revealed his status in 2005. [Full Article...]

20% Rise in Insulin Use by 2030, Study Says

20% Rise in Insulin Use by 2030, Study Says According to World Health Organization (WHO), India had 69.2 million people living with diabetes in 2015. By the year 2030, 511 million adults around the world will have type 2 diabetes and 79 million of them will need insulin to manage their condition. [Full Article...]

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics The newer antibiotics have been found to be less effective, have more side effects, cost more, and contribute to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are a precious resource that are fundamental to the efficacy of cancer medicine, routine but life-saving operations such as caesarean sections and other modern medical procedures such as hip replacements. [Full Article...]

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...]