Health Care


Bill Gates' letter to Imran Khan talks about interest in IT investment Bill Gates' letter to Imran Khan talks about interest in IT investment
- January 09, 2019

He added that the WHO would provide all the necessary support to implement the Prime Minister's National Health Programme and to address the critical issue of stunting and malnutrition in Pakistan. "Every child's first 1000 days are very important and policies should focus on them", he said. The foundation will continue to invest in efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan, the letter read. (more...)
Can fluctuating personal income increase the risk of heart disease?
- January 09, 2019

It should be noted that income inequality is a rising concern in countries like the United States and this factor can be read along the lines of an increase in the number of cardiovascular patients. "While this study is observational in nature and certainly not an evaluation of such programs, our results do highlight that large negative changes in income may be detrimental to heart health and may contribute to premature death", Elfassy said. (more...)
Longford people in flu risk group are urged to get vaccinated
- January 09, 2019

Ottawa, in contrast, was seeing a lower rate of influenza overall and among children than the national rates as of the end of the year (the most recent numbers). Daniel Jernigan. As of December 29, the most recent data available from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows there were 13,796 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases across the country, with the provinces and territories reporting 1,046 hospitalizations and 24 deaths. (more...)
New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program
- January 09, 2019

There are now about 600,000 New Yorkers who were not able to be covered under Obamacare, many of them younger people who do not think they need insurance, he added . De Blasio said the plan will offer public health insurance on a sliding price scale that is based on income. New York City already has a public health care option. (more...)
De Blasio: Healthcare Plan Covers All New Yorkers, Even Undocumented
- January 08, 2019

The $100 million plan, dubbed "NYC Care", is created to provide health insurance for the 600,000 New Yorkers who have either opted out of purchasing insurance, can not afford the premiums available on the state's health-care exchange, or are ineligible for coverage because they are not citizens of the United States. (more...)
Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility
- January 08, 2019

Cesena's daughter almost drowned 14 years ago and was left with a traumatic brain injury that caused her to have hundreds of seizures a day. She was considered to need "round-the-clock care", so several people were able to go in and out of her room. (more...)
Millionaire Finds Out The Sons He'd Raised For 21 Years Aren't His Millionaire Finds Out The Sons He'd Raised For 21 Years Aren't His
- January 08, 2019

His wife initially said, "Of course the boys are yours, no matter what the science might suggest", but later confessed to the betrayal when confronted by her eldest son, revealing she'd had an on-off affair during their 20-year marriage . "You don't know what's real and what isn't - it's as if I'm living in The Matrix , ' he said". "We were confident that we would get a court order whereby the ex-wife, the mother of the children, would have to name the father". (more...)
NHS Long Term Plan to save up to 500000 lives NHS Long Term Plan to save up to 500000 lives
- January 08, 2019

The plan prioritises improved access for mental health services, expansion of personal health budgets, improvements to maternity care and support for the ageing population in England, with other parts of the United Kingdom being funded separately. (more...)
Influenza Activities in China Lower Than in Last Flu Season
- January 08, 2019

Twenty-four states and Guam were reporting widespread influenza activity - meaning the virus has spread to many parts of the state, regardless of severity - as of December 29, the latest date included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) weekly flu report . (more...)
Parents told to ‘worry less’ about children’s screen use Parents told to ‘worry less’ about children’s screen use
- January 07, 2019

While specific device use data might be rare (it's mostly based around TV viewing), there's no lack of research into the importance of quality sleep and the benefits to mental wellbeing and education - and screen time can disrupt that. The takeaway here is that screens can distract from healthy routines, like sitting down for a proper meal and that's really what these guideline point to: don't let the tech dictate your family life. (more...)
Mediterranean diet named No. 1 eating plan for 2019
- January 07, 2019

The diet could also help prevent cognitive diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well as breast cancer . Some of the trendiest diets, like ketogenic and Whole30, again fell to the bottom of the overall diet rankings. The Mediterranean diet has been linked to increased longevity and a decreased risk of chronic illnesses, the report said. Flexitarian is a marriage of the words "flexible" and "vegetarian". (more...)
Half of people who think they have a food allergy do not Half of people who think they have a food allergy do not
- January 06, 2019

Prior studies had estimated that around 9 percent of adults had food allergies . Among more than 40,000 adults surveyed, 10.8 percent reported the kinds of severe symptoms that are consistent with a food allergy , and another 8.2 percent said they believed they had food allergies, but their symptoms suggested other causes, according to the report in JAMA Network Open . (more...)
New breath test could detect cancers before symptoms pop up New breath test could detect cancers before symptoms pop up
- January 06, 2019

Researchers in the United Kingdom announced Thursday the launch of a clinical trial for a breathalyzer device that the company believes could be used for early cancer detection in patients. It's the crucial next step. The test is created to pick up early signs of the disease which enter the breath and become airborne - slashing the need for biopsies. (more...)
Study links social media use to higher risk of depression Study links social media use to higher risk of depression
- January 06, 2019

In a study analyzing data from almost 11,000 young people in Britain, researchers found that 14-year-old girls were heavier users of social media, with two-fifths of them using it for more than three hours a day, compared with a fifth of boys. (more...)
Mediterranean Diet Named Best Diet for 2019 Mediterranean Diet Named Best Diet for 2019
- January 05, 2019

In fact, the diet is safe for most people, including children and older people. "At the end of the day, it comes to down to these common sense, unsurprising nutrition rules that we know". The eating plan features a wide variety of options, including fruits and vegetables , whole grains, nuts, poultry, and fish. Red meat and sugary foods are very limited, but adding red wine is alright in moderation. (more...)
Heart and blood pressure drugs recalled because of cancer chemical contamination Heart and blood pressure drugs recalled because of cancer chemical contamination
- January 05, 2019

You can check out the full list of products along with their lot numbers on the FDA's recall page. Losartan can also be perscribed to treat hypertensive patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and for the treatment of nephropathy in Type 2 diabetic patients. (more...)
Number Of People Die After Swine Flu Outbreak Number Of People Die After Swine Flu Outbreak
- January 05, 2019

Officials said they are investigating the three cases. So far, 8 people in Pennsylvania have died from the flu this season. "Flu is now beginning to circulate, and as schools reopen and people return to work we are likely to see increased levels", said HSE's Assistant National Director for Public Health Dr Kevin Kelleher. (more...)
State AGs Appeal Ruling That Could End Obamacare State AGs Appeal Ruling That Could End Obamacare
- January 04, 2019

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling last month that Obamacare is unconstitutional threw the future of the health care law - and coverage for roughly 20 million Americans - into jeopardy. For now, the attorneys general are focused on a win in the Fifth Circuit Court. In particular, the House filing said, the House has an institutional interest in the validity of laws it passes, an interest the states do not share because they are at a different level of government. (more...)
Patient Placed in Quarantine After Suspected Ebola Case in Sweden Patient Placed in Quarantine After Suspected Ebola Case in Sweden
- January 04, 2019

The unidentified patient was transferred by ambulance from Enköping hospital to the University teaching hospital at Uppsala which has a specialist infection clinic capable of treating them in isolation. Symptoms of the highly contagious and often deadly virus can take up to three weeks to appear. Burundi itself is not a known Ebola area but is adjacent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda which have both seen Ebola outbreaks in recent years. (more...)
ME sees its first flu death of the season in Hancock County ME sees its first flu death of the season in Hancock County
- January 04, 2019

Douglas, Jr. Last season was the deadliest yearfor the flu in decades, both in ME and across the country. An older resident of Hancock County last week became the first person in Maine to die from the flu this season, according to a weekly flu surveillance report from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
Looking To Lose Weight In 2019? Here's The Best Diets Rundown
- January 03, 2019

For overall healthy eating, the best diet plan is the Mediterranean diet , according to U.S. News & World Report's annual diet review. It also won best diet for healthy eating, easiest diet to follow, best diet for diabetes, best heart-healthy diet, and best plant-based diet, so it's really an all-around victor. (more...)
Drug companies greet 2019 with U.S. price hikes Drug companies greet 2019 with U.S. price hikes
- January 03, 2019

The drugs that saw list-price increases on January 1 ranged from generics and blood-pressure drugs to brand-name prescriptions such as the dry-eye treatment Restasis. Over the last three years, net price decreases for its USA business have ranged from 2 percent to 2.6 percent, the company said. Allergan had the most increases on products, of all the companies analyzed by RX Savings Solutions. (more...)
Democrats to Seek 10 Years of Trump’s Tax Returns With New Bill Democrats to Seek 10 Years of Trump’s Tax Returns With New Bill
- January 03, 2019

Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and a top lieutenant. Khanna was the first Democrat to say Wednesday that he wouldn't vote for the bill, dubbing it "terrible economics". "PAYGO isn't only bad economics, as @ RoKhanna explains; it's also a dark political maneuver created to hamstring progress on healthcare+other leg", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. (more...)
Trump pushes for border wall money as top lawmakers receive briefing Trump pushes for border wall money as top lawmakers receive briefing
- January 03, 2019

The House is expected to hold a series of votes to open the government just hours after Democrats take control on Thursday, a Democratic aide confirmed to CNN , but Trump is unlikely to sign anything they approve at this stage. "It could be a long time ", Mr Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting, "or it could be quickly". Trump's statement on crossings contradicts the Department of Homeland Security. (more...)
New Democrat House Rules Make Passing Tax Hikes Easier New Democrat House Rules Make Passing Tax Hikes Easier
- January 03, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez agreed with fellow member of Congress Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) who tweeted against the policy Pelosi was supporting in order to rein in members of her own party. "We shouldn't hinder ourselves from the start". Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reacts after drawing a lottery number for her new office on Capitol Hill, on November 30, 2018. (more...)