Health Care

Utah health officials encourage vaccination, say measles on the way

This illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, measles virus particle that is studded with glycoprotein tubercles. In fact, the mumps outbreak signals that many Utahns may be susceptible to measles, since immunity is provided by the same MMR - measles, mumps.

Democrats mock Trump over healthcare delay, prepare for 2020 battle

He didn't want to cede the issue again in the 2020 campaign, according to a person familiar with the conversations who was not authorized to speak publicly. U.S. President Donald Trump has been exploring the art of the climb-down. He said a Republican plan would mean most Americans pay lower premiums and deductibles for their healthcare than they now pay under Obamacare, revisiting a promise he made during the 2016 campaign.

Graham: 'Obamacare Cannot Be Fixed; It Must Be Replaced'

Trump made the surprise decision to talk up health legislation last week immediately after the release of a summary of Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, and is encouraging his party to make it a signature issue going into the 2020 elections.

Chicago Police open internal investigation into alleged leaks in Jussie Smollett case

The influx of information that leaked to the media relating to Jussie Smollett's case has prompted officials to look into where their "vulnerabilities" lie. Smollett, who is accused of filing a false police report, was charged last month with felony disorderly conduct. He said the attack "was staged, the brothers had on gloves during the (air quotes) "staged attack" where they punched him a little, but as far as we can tell, the scratching and bruising that you saw on [Smollett's] ...

Robert Francis "Beto" says he was ‘Born’ for 2020

I've never seen so much hand movement. "I think the fastest way to get there is to ensure that people who have insurance that they like through their employer are able to keep it and we compliment that with those who can purchase Medicare".

Washington State Measles Outbreak Hits 62 Cases

In rare cases, it can lead to pneumonia, brain damage, blindness, deafness, and even death. Because measles is so contagious - the virus can live in the air where an infected person has coughed or sneezed for up to two hours - controlling outbreaks can be extremely hard.

Washington declares public health emergency after measles outbreak of mostly unvaccinated children

A measles outbreak has prompted a state of emergency in the state of Washington, an area that is considered a hot spot for the anti-vaccination movement. Her reaction is said to have sprung from an experience with her middle child, who purportedly had severe reactions to vaccination. He also said the disease still poses a serious threat many appear to have forgotten about.

Alleged Kamala Harris affair sheds light on cronyism in Calif. government

She wants to "eliminate " private health insurance in America, replacing it with " Medicare for All " single-payer health insurance. Applause rang out as she added, "There is no reason why we can not have reasonable gun safety laws in this country".

Sleep deprivation worsens brain damage from Alzheimer's disease

Now, a privately sponsored study has confirmed that the bacteria that cause gum disease are present in the brains of people with Alzheimer's , not just in their mouths. For the study, chemists developed a drug to help control these modifications, and injected lab mice with the compound three times over three days. In those with the faulty gene variant, protein levels were higher at baseline and rose over time.

This season's flu shot far more effective than last year's, researchers find

A medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle on January 11, 2018. "It's pretty unusual to see young, otherwise healthy people die of the flu in non-pandemic years, but it does happen". A year ago in January, the practice tested 268 patients and saw 107 positive results with Influenza B being the most common. Coughing, sneezing, and body aches are all signs of the flu.

Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling that undercuts Obamacare

So Obamacare is dead, right? In that form, he decided only that particular lawsuit . Presumably, Schumer will resurface a bill from earlier in the summer, which, if passed, would allow Senate Democrats to file their own motions in the ongoing federal litigation over ACA, "instructing" the court in how certain Democrats viewed the litigation when they were voting on it back during the Obama Administration - but it's a long shot.

Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports possible 2nd pregnancy

A Chinese scientist who stoked criticism over his claim that he had created the world's first genetically-edited babies faced mounting pressure Thursday as China ordered a halt to his scientific activities and warned he may have broken the law.

US Democrats win House, Republicans keep Senate

Democratic upsets mostly didn't materialise, and a number of races turned out to be much less close than expected. In a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called Acosta's behavior "absolutely unacceptable" and said his White House press pass would be suspended "until further notice".

Health officials: Oklahoma child diagnosed with rare polio-like illness

This year, more than half of all USA states have had confirmed or possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis , the polio-like illness that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children, according to an exclusive CNN analysis. CNN reached out to several health departments across the country, including IL, which reported 10 cases of AFM. Because the disorder is rare - afflicting less than one in a million people - doctors weren't considering it initially, Hill said.

These eight celebrities have fought breast cancer and come out victorious

It is important that MBC patients receive information relevant to them and that they are empowered to take an active role in their treatment in order to receive the best possible care. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Who would be a good candidate for supplemental MRI screening? And that starts with a yearly screening.

DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court

He said the high court "is not a partisan or political institution" and assured he took the job with "no bitterness". During the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland by Obama in 2016, Republicans argued that the next president should be the one to choose who the next nominee would be for the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van

A sixth tornado hit Mecklenburg County, near the North Carolina border, the same day. Fox says that the van was driving down Highway 76 in Marion county, about a half-mile from the Little Pee Dee river, when the van was overtaken by water.

NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students

Tuition is a key contributor here - 77 percent and 57 percent of African-American and Hispanic medical students respectively report educational debt in excess of $150,000, and African-American students are 2.7 times more likely than others to accumulate that much debt.

Rule takes effect banning smoking in public housing

This new policy will protect residents and staff of public housing units, many of whom are senior citizens, children, and people with disabilities, from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Edwards said the consequences of not following this new rule will be determined by each individual housing authority whether to evict, or not. The Housing Authority says since this is an unfunded rule, they don't have the money to set up designated smoke areas, and the best solution for the wide variety of ...

Brian Cashman signs letter endorsing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

As a judge of the US Court of Appeals in Washington for the past 11 years, Kavanaugh has ruled and written on some of the nation's most sensitive cases , including when he opposed the Affordable Care Act, the signature health reform of Trump's Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.