Health Care


Fitbit OS 3.0 Brings New Third-party Apps, Improved Dashboard Fitbit OS 3.0 Brings New Third-party Apps, Improved Dashboard
- December 18, 2018

Also , users should find it much easier to log weight measurements and water intake. The 3.0 update should be rolling out nearly immediately. The update brings four new apps and watch faces, with six more custom apps coming early next year . (more...)
Fitbit OS 3.0 makes Ionic and Versa's dashboard even more useful
- December 18, 2018

You'll also now be able tolog your water intake and weight on the watch itself, something that could previously only be done in the phone app. If you own a Fitbit smartwatch, you're in for a treat - Fitbit has announced a new software update for the Versa , Ionic, and Ionic: Adidas Edition that brings handy new workout features to the smartwatches . (more...)
Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling that undercuts Obamacare Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling that undercuts Obamacare
- December 17, 2018

Pelosi said. Now that republicans have learned that they can not repeal the bill via legislation (despite controlling the House and Senate), they are now trying to dismantle the law via the court system. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday sided with a coalition of 20 states that argued requiring people to pay for insurance coverage is illegal because a change in tax law past year eliminated a penalty for not having health insurance. (more...)
Chinese man sniffs smelly socks every day, develops lung infection Chinese man sniffs smelly socks every day, develops lung infection
- December 17, 2018

The man has a severe fungal infection that had developed in his shoes from his sweaty feet and spread into his lungs when he breathed in the spores, it is reported. This infection mostly starts in between toes. " The reason I smell my socks is to know if I can continue wearing them the next day! " one read. While foot fixations are getting to be normal and recordings are getting shared via web-based networking media every day, interest with socks are still less known about. (more...)
Obamacare In Jeopardy After Fort Worth Federal Judge Rules Act Unconstitutional Obamacare In Jeopardy After Fort Worth Federal Judge Rules Act Unconstitutional
- December 17, 2018

The 2012 case was over whether such a penalty was legal - but now that it is gone, O'Connor says the whole ACA should be stricken down because that provision is "the keystone" of the programme. The response from Democrats was immediate and forceful as well. "The exchanges are still open for business", she said on Twitter . House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi said the ruling "exposes the monstrous endgame of Republicans' all-out assault on people with pre-existing conditions and Americans' ... (more...)
Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional; Trump Responds Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional; Trump Responds
- December 16, 2018

Bush, said the state attorneys general from GOP strongholds who filed the lawsuit really weren't very considerate of their fellow Republicans . O'Connor is a conservative Republican and has previously blocked other policies implemented under President Barack Obama . (more...)
Vermont Health Connect Open Enrollment Ends December 15 Vermont Health Connect Open Enrollment Ends December 15
- December 15, 2018

The window of time to enroll for health insurance coverage for 2019 is closing this week. But the Trump administration has scaled back the sign-up period as it has tried to repeal the 2010 law creating the health care exchange. More than 80 percent of Arizona consumers qualify for federal subsidies that will reduce the cost of their insurance even further . Those cuts are believed to have impacted enrollment in more than 30 states that rely on the federal ACA exchange. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder had asbestos for decades Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder had asbestos for decades
- December 15, 2018

On Friday, as news of the investigation spread, Shares of Johnson & Johnson fell by more than six per cent, on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than a decade. Reuters states that the number includes thousands of women with ovarian cancer. One of those labs found asbestos in Shower to Shower talc from the 1990s, according to an August 11, 2017, court report. (more...)
Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional
- December 15, 2018

The decision also comes one day before the open enrollment deadline. The decision is nearly certain to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court. Federal Judge Reed Charles O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas struck down the law, in the course of a lawsuit brought by 19 states that involved the Constitutionality of the individual mandate. (more...)
CVS Health Corporation (CVS): Keep Your Eyes on Healthcare Stock CVS Health Corporation (CVS): Keep Your Eyes on Healthcare Stock
- December 14, 2018

The institutional investor acquired 257,564 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock, valued at approximately $20,276,000. RSI after the last trading period was 37.63. Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) produced diluted EPS of 1.56. (more...)
Christmas Eve sees 15 per cent more heart attacks than typical day Christmas Eve sees 15 per cent more heart attacks than typical day
- December 14, 2018

There was a higher risk on New Year's Day and the midsummer holidays, and the researchers said previous research showed some increased risks surrounding major sporting events and during Islamic holidays in certain regions. Winston Churchill is said to have suffered a heart attack on December 26 in 1941 while opening a window at the White House after a speech to Congress. (more...)
Coffee compounds can help combat Parkinson's Coffee compounds can help combat Parkinson's
- December 14, 2018

The findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . They gave laboratory mice small doses of EHT or caffeine separately. The researchers concluded that drinking coffee can protect the brain from neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies ). (more...)
Giving Birth Increases Risk For Breast Cancer For Longer Than Previously Thought Giving Birth Increases Risk For Breast Cancer For Longer Than Previously Thought
- December 13, 2018

The findings are complicated, since childbirth has been known for years to be protective against breast cancer , but not right away. Doctors say that's an important point since most breast cancers happen in women over age 60. Breast cancer survivors also had up to twice the risk of depression. The findings may appear contrary to the conventional wisdom that childbirth provides protection against breast cancer . (more...)
Having a first baby at 35 raises breast cancer risk for decades
- December 13, 2018

Moore. New guidelines from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care are empowering women to take charge of their health when it comes to breast cancer screening. "Our large worldwide study has provided further evidence that pregnancy increases women's risk of breast cancer at first - although the overall rates in the younger age groups that we looked at was still low". (more...)
NIH Study Probes Impact of Heavy Screen Time on Young Brains NIH Study Probes Impact of Heavy Screen Time on Young Brains
- December 13, 2018

Children who spend more than two hours a day behind a screen would have their memory and language skills affected, according to preliminary results from a large USA study. "So what we could expect to see later is happening a little bit earlier", said Dr. Gaya Dowling, an NIH doctor working on the project when interviewed by CBS News. (more...)
South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations
- December 13, 2018

Thursday said 35 new cases were reported in the DRC as of Tuesday, while two new cases were reported in Butembo, eight in Katwa and two in Kalunguta, both in the vicinity of the city. A World Health Organization spokesman said shipments of doses arrive nearly every week to ensure a sufficient supply for the ring vaccination. Some wary locals have resisted vaccinations or safe burials of Ebola victims as health workers battle misinformation in a region that has never encountered the virus before. (more...)
Thousands of Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Professionals Begin Strike Thousands of Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Professionals Begin Strike
- December 13, 2018

The strike affects more than 100 Kaiser Permanente clinics and medical facilities, according to the National Union of Healthcare Workers , which represents psychologists, therapists, social workers, addiction medicine specialists and other mental health clinicians. (more...)
Mental health workers start weeklong strike in California Mental health workers start weeklong strike in California
- December 13, 2018

In 2015, the same group walked picket lines in front of Kaiser's Zion Avenue hospital citing understaffing that drew a $4 million fine from the state Department of Managed Care in 2013. Kaiser noted that the union's most recent contract included three years of guaranteed wage hikes and bonuses ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, and the health system's current contract includes salary offers that "would keep our expert therapists among the best compensated in their profession". (more...)
Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl Doubled Every Year From 2013 to 2016 Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl Doubled Every Year From 2013 to 2016
- December 13, 2018

Meanwhile, deaths from heroin and methamphetamine more than tripled from 2011 to 2016. The report sheds a bright light on the changing nature of America's drug landscape - and the devastating number of overdose deaths that have occurred in the U.S.in recent years. (more...)
Playing Sudoku may not protect against mental decline Playing Sudoku may not protect against mental decline
- December 13, 2018

When it comes to keeping the brain sharp in old age, we have often heard that it all depends on "use it or lose it" formula. The researchers found that engaging in intellectually stimulating activities on a regular basis had the largest association with improving cognitive performance during the course of life. (more...)
Flesh-Eating Amoeba Kills US Woman by Devouring Her Brain Flesh-Eating Amoeba Kills US Woman by Devouring Her Brain
- December 13, 2018

The woman, from Seattle, USA, developed a rash and had red, raw skin around her nasal passages. An official urged users to fill the pots only with distilled, sterile or previously boiled water, and to rinse and dry them after each use. "Although there have been more than 200 cases of Balamuthia infection worldwide, few patients are known to have survived as a result of successful drug treatment", the CDC says on its website . (more...)
Google Fit app adds widgets, guided breathing exercises for Wear OS Google Fit app adds widgets, guided breathing exercises for Wear OS
- December 12, 2018

Google said that the update is the result of user feedback and that the update comes " just in time for the busy holiday, to make it easier to achieve your health goals ." . Also, when you open the app, Fit now features your last workout on the home screen. If you're big into Fit, and still use widgets, it's a must have. (more...)
Free flu shots at Health Unit Thursday Free flu shots at Health Unit Thursday
- December 12, 2018

The CDC estimates 675,000 people died in the United States from flu, and at least 50 million worldwide. To assist parents in obtaining this vaccination for their pre-school child, the Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled our Seasonal Flu Shot clinics to include children who are age 4 and older in addition to administering flu shots to adults. (more...)
Doctors Are Not Telling That Breastfeeding Can Lowers The Cancer Risk Doctors Are Not Telling That Breastfeeding Can Lowers The Cancer Risk
- December 12, 2018

Craig Earle, vice-president, Cancer Control at the Partnership. The study team examined data from 60 previously published studies of women who had survived breast cancer that focused on a variety of psychological issues as well as challenges with cognitive and sexual function one year or more after treatment. (more...)
CDC Warning: ‘Say No To Raw Cookie Dough’ CDC Warning: ‘Say No To Raw Cookie Dough’
- December 11, 2018

The CDC reported that in 2016, more than 60 people across the United States were sickened with E. coli from raw flour. This is why you should never taste or eat raw dough or batter-whether made from recalled flour or any other flour. "Children can get sick from handling or eating raw dough used for crafts or play clay, too", according to the CDC. Do not make milkshakes with products that contain raw flour, such as cake mix. (more...)