Health


CBO Warns of Increases to Premiums, Uninsured If Obamacare Is Repealed CBO Warns of Increases to Premiums, Uninsured If Obamacare Is Repealed
- January 19, 2017

There has yet to be a plan revealed for this so-called replacement, and many Americans are both in the dark and in a panic as to the future of their health care plans. The House started the repeal process Friday with a 227-198 vote to adopt a filibuster-proof budget resolution that will allow the 52-48 Republican Senate majority to advance a repeal bill with a simple majority. (more...)
Yellen says Obama administration never pressured Fed on policy Yellen says Obama administration never pressured Fed on policy
- January 19, 2017

Her speech comes to markets ahead of the main highlight of this week, which is President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration and speech on Friday. The Fed raised short-term interest rates last month for only the second time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, when it slashed rates to near zero and began buying massive amounts of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities to push down long-term borrowing costs. (more...)
Community Blood Center in desperate need of donations Community Blood Center in desperate need of donations
- January 19, 2017

About one in seven people in the US entering a hospital are in need of blood and about 39,000 units of blood are needed daily for emergency treatment of cancer patients, organ transplant recipients and accident victims, as well as a variety of other patients. (more...)
Company accused of illegal drone flights settles with FAA for $200000 Company accused of illegal drone flights settles with FAA for $200000
- January 19, 2017

That fine was a settlement agreement, dropped from the $1.9 million the FAA initially levied against SkyPan, a company that primarily shoots images for real estate developers. In their own statement , SkyPan is quick to point out that the settlement includes no admission or denial of wrongdoing on their end, and no official violation in the FAA's books. (more...)
Aamir: Zaira, I want you to know that we're all with you
- January 19, 2017

You're only 16. I request all my family and friends in Kashmir and even outside to support the innocent Zaira Wasim. "The beauty is that bright, young, talented, hardworking, respectful, caring and courageous kids like you are role model for kids not only in India, but across the world". (more...)
Govt will divest 25 per cent stake in 5 insurance firms
- January 19, 2017

The five companies are New India Assurance, United India Insurance, Oriental Insurance, National Insurance, and General Insurance Corporation of India. Listing of public sector general insurance companies will likely open up a flood of issue fresh public stocks or Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) by private insurers as well. (more...)
Anti-terrorism Laws in Europe Target Muslims Anti-terrorism Laws in Europe Target Muslims
- January 18, 2017

Many countries are grappling with how to balance cherished rights with fears of new attacks by Islamic extremists. Amnesty International published a report today warning that European governments' measures against terrorism are suppressing human rights across the Continent, calling them "Orwellian". (more...)
Asia's oldest stock exchange BSE may raise $182 million in IPO
- January 18, 2017

Earlier it was estimated that the shares would be issued between Rs 800-Rs 850. BSE is the second bourse and the first stock exchange in India to go public. The exchange has been maintaining a steady bottomline over the years though it has been facing stiff competition from its larger rival NSE, which has a near monopoly in the equity derivatives segment and a dominant position in the equities space. (more...)
Obama gives final press conference of his presidency Obama gives final press conference of his presidency
- January 18, 2017

Why do they leave it so late to get the White House ready? Obama will be joined by first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia as they depart Washington. Moments later, Epstein said the Cubs had granted Obama a "midnight pardon" for all his "indiscretions as a baseball fan". At the conclusion of the ceremony, Obama was given a lifetime pass to Wrigley Field , and a Chicago Cubs jersey in a subtle bid to try and get him to change allegiances. (more...)
In opening remarks, Betsy DeVos stresses support of parental choice in schools In opening remarks, Betsy DeVos stresses support of parental choice in schools
- January 18, 2017

Al Franken blasted DeVos for seemingly being unaware of the distinctions between proficiency and growth in student performance metrics. After Murphy pushed DeVos about why she can't say definitively whether they belong, DeVos brought up a story Sen. (more...)
Senators Question Nominee to Head Commerce Department Senators Question Nominee to Head Commerce Department
- January 18, 2017

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is questioning Wilbur Ross . Trump calls Ross "a champion of American manufacturing who knows how to help companies succeed". "That will be a very, very early topic in this administration", Ross added. Trump also pledged to impose tariffs on exports from China and Mexico. (more...)
Arrest Warrant Issued For Oklahoma CB Parrish Cobb
- January 18, 2017

His attorney, John Lewis, told the Herald-Tribune that arrangements are being made for Cobb to turn himself in to McLennan County authorities sometime Wednesday. The defensive back played in just four games as a freshman and suffered a hamstring injury after starting contests against Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio State. (more...)
Why Adults Diagnosed with Asthma May Not Actually Have It
- January 18, 2017

Although the lung-function test is cheap and easy to perform, health policy makers have not seen it as essential and therefore it is often hard to access, Aaron said. Aaron and team followed up on the 203 patients for 12 months. The study also concluded that doctors often do not order the proper tests needed to confirm an asthma diagnosis, and instead base their conclusions exclusively on their own observations of a patient's symptoms. (more...)
Obamacare repeal: Trump pledges 'health insurance for all' Obamacare repeal: Trump pledges 'health insurance for all'
- January 18, 2017

So after the Republican party realized that their initial plan of repealing the Affordable Care Act and telling the country to fuck off for a while until they could figure out how to replace it got a awful response from a public that, y'know, wants healthcare, Donald Trump gave an interview that seems to paint a radical and new position for their replacement. (more...)
Risible Trump playing with fire over Taiwan: Chinese media
- January 18, 2017

Already angered by his phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen, China's Foreign Ministry firmly pushed back on Saturday against President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that the "One China" policy on Taiwan is negotiable, calling it the "political foundation" of the relationship between the U.S. (more...)
Researchers say acupuncture may relieve infantile colic Researchers say acupuncture may relieve infantile colic
- January 18, 2017

Although infantile colic is believed to be benign, its causes remain unknown. Colic is a catchall term for otherwise healthy babies who cry for more than three hours a day, three or more days a week. In the two-week study 144 babies aged two to eight weeks were randomly allocated to three groups. Those in Group A were assigned to receive minimal acupuncture at the L14 point for two to five seconds without stimulation, while those in Group B were administered tailored acupuncture at up to ... (more...)
Sibley Community Blood Bank Blood Drive Sibley Community Blood Bank Blood Drive
- January 18, 2017

The organization reported that it received roughly 37,000 fewer donations than usual in the months of November and December. Furthermore, multiple blood drives were shut down in the Midwest because of severe weather and snowstorms, so even those who had intentions of braving a storm just to give blood did not have the option to do so. (more...)
Europe should seek own best deal in Brexit negotiations Europe should seek own best deal in Brexit negotiations
- January 18, 2017

The entire speech made crystal clear that she is not going to waste her moment by hanging on to the European past or by pretending that leave means anything except leave. "Negotiations of this size and importance are bound to involve an element of bluff to ensure that the United Kingdom would get the best possible deals", Stephen Innes, a senior trader at OANDA forex firm, said in a commentary. (more...)
UC President Janet Napolitano hospitalized amid cancer treatment UC President Janet Napolitano hospitalized amid cancer treatment
- January 18, 2017

Ms. Napolitano was diagnosed with cancer in late August, the school said, and is almost done with her course of treatment. However, on January 16, she experienced unspecified side effects that required her to be hospitalized. The main office of the University of California is in Oakland, not far from the university's flagship Berkeley campus. Napolitano was named to President Barack Obama's admininistration in charge of Homeland Security in 2008. (more...)
Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of cookie sales
- January 18, 2017

Orange County's cookie season officially starts January 30. "The Girl Scout Cookie Program has always been the engine that powers Girl Scouts on every level", said Sylvia Acevedo, interim CEO of the Girl Scouts, in an Associated Press interview. (more...)

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