Health Care

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.

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

Dr. Anup Patel, neurology section chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, said Monday's announcement is good news for epilepsy patients who have been waiting for relief from the state's 2016 medical marijuana law or have been experimenting with unregulated products claiming to contain CBD.

Shifting lump on woman’s face was a worm crawling under her skin

In a series of selfies , the woman tracked the mysterious lump as it moved across her face. All this while, the 32-year-old patient felt an itching and burning sensation. The 32-year-old woman recently traveled to a rural area outside of Moscow, according to her case report in the "New England Journal of Medicine ".

Jada Pinkett-Smith reveals she was addicted to giving herself orgasms

You know what I'm saying? PageSix says that recently, Jada has been more than frank, discussing personal issues like her hair loss , sex life , and marriage, and now she wants to open up about her own dark days. One night I was like, this is actually psychotic, and after that I just stopped. I think we're all still in shock that celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade took their own lives last week.

ONTARIO VOTES: Wynne Concedes Defeat, Urges Voters to Choose Liberals

Ontario voters have a hard job to elect the next premier of Ontario. "I'm the strongest local representative here", says Liberal candidate for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, Jeff Kerk. Voters have a choice between her and her two inexperienced rivals, she said. Myer Siemiatycki, a politics professor at Ryerson University, said polling suggests a shift to the NDP away from the Liberals began unusually early this campaign given the "fear factor" around the Tories, who've been criticized for ...

One million French smokers quit in a year amid anti-smoking measures

In addition, the world body said every person could play a role in promoting healthy hearts by committing not to use tobacco, helping others to quit, and protecting all people, including family members, workers and children, from tobacco smoke.

Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself Into Police After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

Several actresses and models accused him of criminal sexual assaults, but numerous encounters happened too long ago for any prosecution. "This defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually", the prosecutor, Assistant District Atty.

World Health Organization gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in DRC

In addition, an experimental ebola vaccine, which was developed during the 2014 to 2016 Ebola epidemic but was too late to make an impact, will be deployed by the World Health Organization in the DRC. Dr Tedros met with the President of DR Congo, Mr Joseph Kabila and the Minister of Health Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga to review the steps taken so far and agree the way forward.