Health


US health care spending grew by 5.8 percent in 2015
- December 04, 2016

People spend thousands of dollars throughout their lives on insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses, so when given the option to privatize their insurance in a competitive market, many Americans will likely take it. 865 - the "Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2015" - just a year ago. His rhetoric on health care has been characteristically bombastic but vague. (more...)
Cuba to ban Fidel Castro-named streets and monuments
- December 04, 2016

The caravan carrying the ashes of Cuba's leader Fidel Castro drives by the Moncada Fort in Santiago, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Castro's invitation-only funeral is scheduled for Sunday, so the Santiago memorial was the last chance for the masses to show their love for Castro. (more...)
World AIDS Day recognized by world, regional, and local health officials
- December 04, 2016

Save the Children says more than 2.6 million children under the age of 15 are living with HIV/AIDS , so if you're looking for an organization that focuses on helping kids, consider this one. The new vaccine aims to provide greater and more sustained protection and has been adapted to the HIV subtype that predominates in southern Africa. (more...)
Angry Bodybuilder Slaps Judge When He Comes In Second Place Angry Bodybuilder Slaps Judge When He Comes In Second Place
- December 04, 2016

American IFBB Hall of Famer Kevin Levrone said Magos's behaviour "was a very, very embarrassing moment". Greek bodybuilder Giannis Magos is the cheerful sort - always with a smile, except when he's assaulting a competition judge and then exposing his own penis. (more...)
Nebraska proposal could shield lethal injection suppliers Nebraska proposal could shield lethal injection suppliers
- December 04, 2016

Ricketts said the proposal would count a pharmacist or a pharmaceutical chemist as a part of the execution team, and thus exempt from public disclosure. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska said the corrections department should be taking extra steps to maintain transparency and accountability given its history of high-profile missteps. (more...)
Christmas Boat Parade of Lights slated to light up the channel Christmas Boat Parade of Lights slated to light up the channel
- December 04, 2016

The event is co-sponsored by The Salvation Army. "It's all about the spirit of giving to each other and enjoying a really nice event", Gibson says. The League City children's parade which was set for 10 a.m. The 2016 theme of "a TEXAS Christmas" was created in so many different ideas and traditions for Plainview and Hale County. "Based on the weather forecast and the safety and comfort of the parade participants, we have made a decision to cancel tonight's event". (more...)
Andrew Luck cleared concussion protocol, full participant in practice
- December 04, 2016

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (concussion) told reporters in Indianapolis on Wednesday that he participated fully in the team's practice. T.Y. Hilton hurt his back against the Steelers and it's unknown if he will be available on Monday night. (more...)
Statewide recounts rarely lead to change in winners Statewide recounts rarely lead to change in winners
- December 04, 2016

The Green Party has said its requests for recounts in those states are focused on ensuring the integrity of the U.S. voting system and not on changing the result of the election. Lawyers for the Trump campaign argue that Green Party candidate Jill Stein can't seek the recount in MI because she wasn't "aggrieved" to the point where potential miscounting of votes could have cost her the election. (more...)
Texas Gives Herman 5 Years, Minimum of $25 Million Texas Gives Herman 5 Years, Minimum of $25 Million
- December 04, 2016

Herman gets a first-year salary of $5.25 million and it will grow to $6.25 million by the fifth year. Herman also will have an opportunity to make up to $725,000 a year in bonuses and could get a $1 million one-time payment if he is still with the Longhorns on December 25, 2019. (more...)
House Passes Cures Act And Obama Administration Supports It
- December 03, 2016

Money directed to the NIH will be divided between the Precision Medicine Initiative , cancer research programs, and the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. "More funding for research and reformed approval methods for new treatments could be the key to curing the thousands of diseases that afflict patients throughout the country and those right here in upstate NY". (more...)
TSX rises as oil rally boosts energy stocks TSX rises as oil rally boosts energy stocks
- December 03, 2016

The index gain came despite seven of its 10 main groups trading in negative territory. In the last few weeks, there was a growing belief that non-member Russian Federation will also agree to participate if a deal were to materialize. But as with other major global decisions this year, like the British exit from the European Union and the victory of USA president-elect Donald Trump, the markets had gotten it wrong. (more...)
Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Finale: Who Took Home The Mirrorball?
- December 03, 2016

OK, and probably a cardigan as well. Hinchcliffe paid tribute to partner Sharna Burgess , who carried on despite injury. Judges scores: Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Bruno: 10 Len: 10 Julianne: 10 Total: 40/40 - Vote for Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy #TeamValaur at 1-800-868-3407. (more...)
'Gilmore Girls' Revival: The Final Four Words Finally Revealed
- December 03, 2016

At the time she offered her take on the possibility of more Gilmore Girls , it sounds as if the episodes had yet to drop. Most of the frustrations were around plot developments, in fact; most of the pleasures came from being in the characters' company. (more...)
'It is 100 per cent preventable:' World AIDS Day gathering held Regina
- December 03, 2016

She said the government and other concerned parties were committed to eradicating AIDS by 2030 by taking various proactive measures, including drawing up the National Strategic Plan for Ending AIDS 2016-2030 as a guideline for all the relevant agencies. (more...)
New HUD Rule Bans Smoking To Prevent Secondhand Exposure
- December 03, 2016

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy proposed new energy conservation standards for household furnaces in September, but is now reopening the comment period to give the public more time to consider the changes. (more...)
World AIDS Day 2016 in Sarasota
- December 03, 2016

The event welcomed patients, employees and community members to unite in the fight against HIV by raising awareness, encouraging testing and helping to dismantle the stigmas often associated with HIV/AIDS. While Belize has an HIV prevalence rate of 2.5 percent, the highest in Central America, Usher maintains that Belize is making positive strides in controlling the epidemic. (more...)
House Passes 21st Century Cures Act for Healthcare Innovation
- December 03, 2016

Following the U.S. House of Representatives passing the 21st Century Cures Act earlier this week, the Senate is expected to vote on the legislation Monday, Dec. " Cures " will provide $1.8 billion in funding to Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative, and earmark another almost $3 billion toward the Precision Medicine and BRAIN initiatives. (more...)
House OKs 21st Century Cures bill; Senate votes next week
- December 03, 2016

Most folks close to the situation believe that the bill will pass in the Senate next week and be signed by President Obama, as President-elect Trump has yet to discuss the legislation publicly. Importantly, the bill also authorizes increased funding for the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Moonshot, advancements in precision medicine, support for hospital development, and extensive improvement of federal mental health programs. (more...)
$1000 fine for taking supplies to Dakota pipeline protesters
- December 03, 2016

However, other veterans in the state took exception to the efforts of the group organizing veterans to act as human shields for the protesters, saying the nature of the protests reflected poorly on the participants. And now, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is ordering an emergency evacuation of the area because of harsh winter weather. "We want to offer them a moment of peace and, if we can, take a little bit of pressure off", said Ashleigh Jennifer Parker, a Coast Guard veteran and ... (more...)
People warming to parts of health care law People warming to parts of health care law
- December 03, 2016

Overall, 30 percent said the new president and Congress should expand what the law does, and another 19 percent said it should be implemented as is. The poll found that of those who want the law replaced with a Republican alternative, there is twice as much support for devising a replacement plan before repealing the law as there is for getting rid of it first. (more...)

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