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Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by USA federal judge in Texas Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by USA federal judge in Texas
- December 16, 2018

He said because the individual mandate was an "essential" part of Obamacare , the entire law, rather than just the individual mandate , was unconstitutional. They argued that the mandate remains constitutional and that the rest of the law, in any event, can stand without it. "If this terrible ruling is upheld in the higher courts, it will be a disaster for tens of millions of American families , especially for people with pre-existing conditions", said Minority Leader Charles E. (more...)
Trader's Roundup: Express Scripts (ESRX) Trader's Roundup: Express Scripts (ESRX)
- December 15, 2018

Its weekly volatility is hovering around 2.32% and felt 2.07% volatility in price over a month. These different strategies may be super simple or highly complex. Investors might be searching far and wide for the next set of winning stocks to add to the portfolio. Some investors may be looking for names that have the potential to see major growth in the next few years. (more...)
Health insurance sign-up deadline is today Health insurance sign-up deadline is today
- December 15, 2018

Sign-ups are lagging 10 percent behind those at the same time past year, according to the nonprofit Palmetto Project. Many people who are covered and choose to automatically re-enroll won't get counted until open enrollment closes. "Pretty much every day we have someone asking us about it". Search for health insurance agents and brokers using the Find Local Help tool. Individuals and families can still sign up for coverage that begins January 1. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos in Baby Powder for Decades — Reuters Report Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos in Baby Powder for Decades — Reuters Report
- December 15, 2018

The company's executives discussed the problem without disclosing it to regulators or the public, according to the report . "We have science that's on our side", he explained, "that is indicative that the product is safe, it's not just the scientific conclusions of Johnson & Johnson lab folks, it's the FDA, it's the National Cancer Institute". (more...)
Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act
- December 15, 2018

The decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth is nearly guaranteed to go to the Supreme Court. They claimed that when Congress repealed the tax penalty previous year, it eliminated the US Supreme Court's rationale for finding the ACA constitutional in 2012. (more...)
Fentanyl Now the Deadliest Drug in the US Fentanyl Now the Deadliest Drug in the US
- December 15, 2018

Harshal Kirane, director of addiction services at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City. Back in 2011, oxycodone was the drug most commonly linked to overdose deaths. On average, the USA death rate involving fentanyl increased about 113 percent per year from 2013 to 2016. Deaths involving heroin have also continued to rise, increasing threefold from 2011 to 2016. (more...)
Increased risk of heart attack on Christmas Eve Increased risk of heart attack on Christmas Eve
- December 15, 2018

To examine heart-attack risk on Christmas Eve, the researchers tallied the number of myocardial infarctions (the medical term for a heart attack) on every December 24 between 1998 and 2013, as well as for the two weeks before and after the holiday, to provide a baseline. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder had asbestos for decades
- December 14, 2018

This is not the first time the company, which also manufactures medical devices, has come under fire for issues related to its baby powder. Reuters reviewed documents , deposition, and trial testimony from at least 1971 to the early 2000s that they say showed powders and raw talc sometimes tested positively for small traces of asbestos. (more...)
Breast Cancer Screening Tests Market Clinical Aspects and Reviews 2018 to 2025 Breast Cancer Screening Tests Market Clinical Aspects and Reviews 2018 to 2025
- December 13, 2018

It throws light on the key factors concerned with generating and limiting Breast Cancer Screening market growth. Having a first baby in your thirties raises your risk of breast cancer for more than two decades, an overview of research has concluded. (more...)
Women could face increased breast cancer risk after childbirth
- December 13, 2018

Women in this age group face a higher risk of potential harms from false positives, overdiagnosis and overtreatment compared with other age groups, and the absolute benefit is smaller. The study presents an overview of the company with respect to the stance it presently holds in the Breast Cancer Predictive Genetic Testing market, in addition to details regarding the market share of every firm and the sales that it accounts for, in the business space. (more...)
Prolonged screen use affects brain scan patterns Prolonged screen use affects brain scan patterns
- December 13, 2018

Early results suggest that heavy screen time can have negative implications on the youth's emotional, psychological, and cognitive development. "It won't be until we follow them over time that we will see if there are outcomes that are associated with the differences that we're seeing in this single snapshot". (more...)
Brain Teasers May Not Stop Age-Related Mental Decline Brain Teasers May Not Stop Age-Related Mental Decline
- December 13, 2018

However, a new study published by the BMJ , formerly known as British Medical Journal , on Monday (Dec 10) says that might not necessarily be true. The study looked at almost 500 people born in 1936 who first took an intelligence test at age 11 and have participated in followup tests over the years, per the Aberdeen Evening Express . (more...)
Flesh-Eating Amoeba Kills US Woman by Devouring Her Brain Flesh-Eating Amoeba Kills US Woman by Devouring Her Brain
- December 13, 2018

Her case is reported this week in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases . For this poor woman, who died from the brain infection this past February, the condition had first manifested as a skin rash on her nose. The amoeba that infected her, Balamuthia was only discovered in 1986 and has struck at least 200 people worldwide and 70 in the USA since. Since 1993, the CDC says, there have been at least 70 cases in the United States. (more...)
Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and a breathing coach Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and a breathing coach
- 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 ." . Do you use it on Wear OS or on your smartphone? When manually adding a workout, you'll have the option of inputting the intensity of it to get more accurate Heart Points based on how hard you pushed yourself. (more...)
Just say ‘no’ to raw cookie dough, CDC says Just say ‘no’ to raw cookie dough, CDC says
- December 11, 2018

The CDC said that children should not be allowed to play with or eat raw dough, and that hands should be washed thoroughly after baking cookies. Additionally, raw eggs can contain Salmonella which can make you sick if eaten raw or under cooked. (more...)
Downing Street denies reported delay of crucial parliament vote on Brexit deal Downing Street denies reported delay of crucial parliament vote on Brexit deal
- December 10, 2018

Asked to give an "absolute, categorical promise" that he would not stand against the Prime Minister, Mr Johnson told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "I will give you an absolute, categorical promise that I will continue to advocate what I think is the most sensible plan". (more...)
Seattle Woman Dies After Brain-Eating Amoeba Enters Her Body Seattle Woman Dies After Brain-Eating Amoeba Enters Her Body
- December 10, 2018

After examining a CT scan taken of her brain, physicians thought she had a tumor . But when Cobbs operated to remove the mass, "it was just dead brain tissue", making it hard to determine what it actually was. Dr. Cobbs wrote about the case for a recent edition of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases . Unlike N. fowleri , however, which kills its human victims in a matter of days, the B. (more...)
Tracking Tainted Romaine: FDA Searches for E.Coli Outbreak's Source Tracking Tainted Romaine: FDA Searches for E.Coli Outbreak's Source
- December 10, 2018

Last month, the CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration updated their warning against eating or selling romaine lettuce products harvested in the California counties of Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura. (more...)
No 10 denies reports that May could postpone Tuesday's Brexit vote No 10 denies reports that May could postpone Tuesday's Brexit vote
- December 09, 2018

A summary of the report listed over a dozen problems with the deal in its current form including the backstop - the mechanism meant to ensure there is no return to a hard border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland, an element of the deal which has come in for some of the heaviest lawmaker criticism. (more...)
Vaccination is the best defense against the Vaccination is the best defense against the "Flu"
- December 08, 2018

Grant St.in Watseka, has flu vaccines available to the public on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m.to noon and 1 p.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The numbers were similar to previous flu seasons. The benefits go far beyond that, though. While vaccinations like the measles, mumps, rubella, and several others are already required, there are many optional yet highly recommended vaccines that many parents feel are unnecessary. (more...)
Oxybutynin improves quality of life for breast cancer survivors Oxybutynin improves quality of life for breast cancer survivors
- December 08, 2018

Deaths from uterine cancer were twice as high among African-American women as they were among Caucasian women , researchers wrote in their report . These possible side effects should be further researched and taken into consideration when counseling patients, Leon-Ferre said. Dr. Ann Partridge is a breast medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and wasn't involved in the new research. (more...)
Researchers Developing Pill That Could Prevent Weight Gain Researchers Developing Pill That Could Prevent Weight Gain
- December 08, 2018

The team believes a pill could knock out the gene and this would allow people to burn more calories while they are at rest and at the same time leave their appetites unaffected. "These results show we can potentially make a real difference in the fight against obesity". White fat, used to store energy, is the stuff you imagine when you hear the word fat. (more...)
Walgreens will expand delivery of prescriptions Walgreens will expand delivery of prescriptions
- December 08, 2018

Walgreens said patients can have qualifying prescriptions delivered to their doorstep as early as the next day for $4.99. The delivery service is part of Walgreens Express, which also allows customers to preview their cost and prepay for certain prescriptions. (more...)
Local blood centers looking for match for young Florida cancer patient Local blood centers looking for match for young Florida cancer patient
- December 08, 2018

After hearing the news, Zainab's parents and relatives immediately donated their blood, her dad told the organization. OneBlood is offering to coordinate compatibility testing anywhere in the world. For the majority of people, getting the blood type right is all that matters. "She's going to need to be completely supported by blood donations in order to survive the cancer treatment in order to kill this cancer", she said. (more...)
Price Target Analysis: CVS Health Corporation(NYSE:CVS), eBay Inc.(NASDAQ:EBAY)
- December 08, 2018

The firm owned 315,380 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 114,620 shares during the period. The volatility is a numerical value of the dispersion of returns for a specified security or market index. Leerink Swann set a $80.00 price target on CVS Health and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. In total 7 analysts cover CVS Health (NYSE: CVS ). (more...)
Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung
- December 08, 2018

The photo, upon first glance, is eerily engaging, resembling a red tree that may have sprouted from the imagination of Tim Burton. During the week, he had been coughing up blood and mucus, increasing the strain on his lungs. Though the clot is extremely unusual, it's not completely unheard of. Thankfully this patient, and her unborn child, survived. Wieselthaler told the Atlantic that in this case, the patient had an infection that increased levels of a protein called fibrinogen, which ... (more...)
Neti pot nightmare: BRAIN-EATING amoebas from tap water attack elderly woman
- December 08, 2018

Cobbs did say that over time , because of climate change, the amoeba could learn to survive in cooler areas like here in Washington State. As reported by the Seattle Times , a woman was admitted to a local hospital's emergency department after suffering a seizure in January. (more...)
First ever baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor First ever baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor
- December 07, 2018

A woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor has given birth to a healthy baby girl, according to a paper in the Lancet . Uterine transplantation is a multi-step process that requires coordination among numerous physicians. (more...)
K'taka villagers drain lake over HIV scare K'taka villagers drain lake over HIV scare
- December 07, 2018

However, as soon as the villagers came to know about it, they have made a decision to empty the lake fearing transmission of the HIV virus into the water. The villagers, however, remained unconvinced, leading to the lake water being drained. Pradeep Hanikere, another villager, said the daily hardship was preferable to drinking water from the lake. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers
- December 07, 2018

In government offices across the nation's capital - not to mention in plenty of private offices across the country - Ocasio-Cortez will be "considered a generous boss", noted Fox Business. "It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff just bc Republicans want to make a statement about 'fiscal responsibility, '" she added in another tweet. (more...)