Health Care


Health Insurer Drops OxyContin Coverage To Fight Opioid Crisis Health Insurer Drops OxyContin Coverage To Fight Opioid Crisis
- October 07, 2017

In fact, in May 2016, Cigna said it was aiming to cut its customers' use of addictive opioids by 25% within three years. "The insights we obtain from the metrics in the new value-based contract will help us continue to evolve our opioid management strategies to assist our customers and their doctors", said Maesner. (more...)
Flu Season Is Here, Broome County Health Officials Urge Residents to Vaccinate Flu Season Is Here, Broome County Health Officials Urge Residents to Vaccinate
- October 07, 2017

Elizabeth Meade said. Public health officials are urging everyone, but especially those at elevated risk of flu complications, to roll up their sleeves and get flu shots. Also the CDC had a compelling study with last year's flu shot showing that when elderly people got influenza vaccinations they reduced their hospitalization by half. (more...)
Woman takes selfies with catcallers, turns them into viral Instagram account Woman takes selfies with catcallers, turns them into viral Instagram account
- October 07, 2017

It's smart, but scary - it takes a lot of courage to get close enough to take a selfie with a stranger who just yelled sexually objectifying and demeaning comments about your body. Her first posts explained the goal of the account. While talking to a daily, Noa Jansma said that after being constantly harassed on street she came up with this idea. (more...)
Mother Jailed After Refusing To Have Son Vaccinated Mother Jailed After Refusing To Have Son Vaccinated
- October 06, 2017

Her ex-husband wanted their son vaccinated, but Bredow is the primary caregiver. Both parents had reportedly agreed to allow time between the various recommended shots. According to the BBC , parents in MI are legally allowed to skip or delay their kids' vaccinations due to personal beliefs. A U.S. woman was on Wednesday sentenced to seven days in jail for refusing to bring her child's vaccinations up to date, a media report said. (more...)
What President Buhari, Bayelsa govt must do over monkey pox - Atiku Abubakar What President Buhari, Bayelsa govt must do over monkey pox - Atiku Abubakar
- October 06, 2017

The World Health Organisation says it is a rare zoonotic disease that is transmitted to humans originally from monkeys and now from a range of other animals including certain species of dogs, mice and rats. "If you maintain simple hygiene of washing your hands when you touch animals, whether dead or alive, when you go to the toilet and such places, will help prevent the transmission of the disease", Etebu advised. (more...)
More than half of European cancer drugs are ineffective
- October 06, 2017

Furthermore, for those drugs that did show improvement in overall survival (24 out of 68, 35%), the benefits turned out to be limited, with a median of 2.7 months of life prolongation and a maximum of 5.8 months. 41% cancer cases were preventable. The approval of drugs without evidence of their clinical benefit is undermining the need for drug companies to provide rigorous proof that their drugs work. (more...)
Police probing credibility of 'disturbing' Snapchat threat to Summerville High School Police probing credibility of 'disturbing' Snapchat threat to Summerville High School
- October 06, 2017

Police do not believe there is any evidence Strickland meant to act on her threats. "This is not the time to neither joke nor make reference to such heinous acts". A school shooting threat directed toward Summerville High School is circulating on social media and has some parents concerned. "School officials coordinated with law enforcement to investigate and conclude that there was no credible threat", the letter read. (more...)
Chicago man honors Las Vegas victims with crosses Chicago man honors Las Vegas victims with crosses
- October 06, 2017

An Illinois man has installed 58 white crosses on the Las Vegas Strip to honor the victims of Sunday's mass shooting. "That just changed my life."My first cross was for somebody that I loved". The Associated Press news agency said that Mr Zanis has made an estimated 20,000 crosses - for both victims of crime and accidents - over the years, the first of which was for his own father-in-law. (more...)
Panic in Madagascar as bubonic, pneumonic plague death toll rises Panic in Madagascar as bubonic, pneumonic plague death toll rises
- October 06, 2017

At least 114 people have been infected with plague and the disease is affecting large urban areas unlike past outbreaks, increasing the risk of transmission, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). A woman wearing a face mask works in Antananrivo, Madagascar as plague spreads rapidly in cities across the country. Both bubonic-rat spread-and pneumonic-person-to-person spread-plagues are now on the loose. (more...)
NNPC saga: Senator Maeba 'attacks' Kachikwu over Baru NNPC saga: Senator Maeba 'attacks' Kachikwu over Baru
- October 06, 2017

The statement also referred to allegations that Duke Oil had received favourable treatment that gave it an advantage over competitors. The lawmaker accused the NNPC GMD of large-scale corruption in his dealings with Duke Oil. And I suggest we include comprehensive investigation of NNPC", he said. In his ruling, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, constituted an ad hoc committee to investigate the matter and report back to the senate as soon as possible. (more...)
Chippewa Falls Chippewa Falls "Paints the Town Pink" for breast cancer awareness
- October 06, 2017

GRANIT XHAKA posted a touching tribute on Instagram to families affected by breast cancer alongside a picture of the specially made pink boots he will be wearing to raise awareness for the disease. At the end of the month, Parsippany PBA Local 131 will be donating all proceeds from pin sales, along with a personal donation from the PBA itself to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help support research to find a cure. (more...)
Slides: What to Watch For: Patriots vs Buccaneers Slides: What to Watch For: Patriots vs Buccaneers
- October 06, 2017

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Patriots off to 2-2 for second time in four seasons. Tom Brady is playing like Tom Brady . "It definitely makes you think about how hard you worked to get to this point". The Patriots enter the game searching for those answers defensively. And big plays have been a huge problem: Through four games, New England has allowed 17 plays of 25 yards or more , plus a 34-yard pass interference penalty. (more...)
Local blood bank stocks up to replenish supply for Las Vegas Local blood bank stocks up to replenish supply for Las Vegas
- October 06, 2017

Typically fall and winter are the hardest times to get donors and red blood cells are only good for 42 days and platelets are good for five. We recognize the need for blood donation feels urgent for many people right now hoping to help after such a devastating tragedy, but it is our goal to be the very best stewards of the gifts our community is giving. (more...)
Washington second half sub in Germany defeat Washington second half sub in Germany defeat
- October 06, 2017

Needing just a point in Belfast to top Group C, Joachim Low's side overcame a number of key absences, as well as a spirited home side, to make it nine wins from nine in qualifying. O'Neill recognised he needed to do something to stop Kimmich's influence on the game and he introduced Stuart Dallas at the start of the second period for Hodson, also switching to a back four. (more...)
12 civilians killed in Saudi-led bombing in Yemen 12 civilians killed in Saudi-led bombing in Yemen
- October 05, 2017

The Saudi-led coalition aircraft targeted a family home in the Baqem directorate, killing 12 civilians including women and children. Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon a year ago was forced into an embarrassing climbdown when he removed the coalition from the list after Saudi Arabia threatened to cut off funding to UN humanitarian programmes. (more...)
Drinking Black Tea May Help You Lose Weight Drinking Black Tea May Help You Lose Weight
- October 05, 2017

The results show that green and black tea are prebiotics , substances that promote the growth of microorganisms that contribute to a person's well-being, researchers said. The research concluded that tea reduced the level of intestinal bacteria connected with obesity and raised the portion of intestinal bacteria associated with slim body mass in animals. (more...)
Why Lionel Messi could miss the World Cup finals in Russian Federation Why Lionel Messi could miss the World Cup finals in Russian Federation
- October 05, 2017

Jorge Sampaoli boasts a squad replete with attacking talent, yet they have been unable to fire in qualifying. Jorge Sampaoli will be without star striker Sergio Aguero after the Manchester City man suffered a broken rib in a vehicle crash in Amsterdam last week. (more...)
US Trade Deficit Narrows More Than Expected In August US Trade Deficit Narrows More Than Expected In August
- October 05, 2017

Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected a trade deficit of $42.7 billion. Exports came in at $195.3 billion, up from $194.5 billion in July and most since December 2014, on higher shipments of cars, telecommunications equipment and pharmaceuticals. (more...)
Google's DeepMind Launches Ethics Group To Steer AI Google's DeepMind Launches Ethics Group To Steer AI
- October 05, 2017

However, the company expects to see the number grow to 25 over next year. "Its impact on society is not something that should be left to chance", said DeepMind. This is all very nice, of course, and even well-intentioned, but what matters now is what happens next. DMES stands separate from the organization's existing ethics group, which has been criticized for its secrecy as DeepMind has weathered ethical inquiries on data use. (more...)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- October 05, 2017

The detailed images may pave the way for developing new medicines, vaccines and industrial chemicals, but experts said such payoffs are largely in the future. Speaking to reporters in Cambridge, England, Henderson also said he felt "the three of us have been awarded the prize acting on behalf of the entire field". (more...)
Mikel assures of victory over Zambia Mikel assures of victory over Zambia
- October 05, 2017

Nigeria will face former African champions Zambia in Uyo on Saturday, October 7, and a victory for the Super Eagles will give them the ticket to represent Africa at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Table-toppers Nigeria will qualify for a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance with the minimum victory on Saturday. Zambia, who lost at home to Nigeria on Matchday 1 last year, last tasted victory against Nigeria in a competitive football match at senior level 32 years ago. (more...)
Year-old girl raped in toilet of Delhi school, housekeeping staff arrested Year-old girl raped in toilet of Delhi school, housekeeping staff arrested
- October 05, 2017

The parents then reached the school and informed the principal, after which police were called. According to the victim's mother, her daughter was supposed to be assisted by a female keeper to the washroom who was missing at the time the incident occurred. (more...)
Here's how to help Las Vegas shooting victims Here's how to help Las Vegas shooting victims
- October 05, 2017

Residents in Santa Clarita can also donate blood through the organizations to help free up the overall blood supply and to assist Las Vegas hospital in the event of a blood shortage. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo issued a public appeal for blood donors saying the mass casualty had led to a "need for blood" to keep wounded patients alive. (more...)
Man found dead in vehicle in northwest Oklahoma City Man found dead in vehicle in northwest Oklahoma City
- October 05, 2017

However, an SAPD spokesman said Robinson travels between Oklahoma and San Antonio , and made the threats in Oklahoma. Other posts made by Robinson indicated he was talking about the latter street, which hosts such bars as Heat and Pegasus. (more...)
After London Game, Fox Sports Will Not Air National Anthem After London Game, Fox Sports Will Not Air National Anthem
- October 05, 2017

The protests continued October 1 as Cam Newton, quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, raised his fist during the anthem and most of the San Francisco 49ers kneeled. So to save everyone the trouble, I simply call for there to be no mention of the flag or the playing of the bad "Star Spangled Banner" before sporting events again. (more...)