Health


Iowa Is Close to Cutting Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood
- February 04, 2017

Planned Parenthood, which is the state's largest abortion provider, would lose funding if the legislation were to go into effect - even though the organization already can'tallocate federal funding to abortions. Diane Black, a nurse-turned-congresswoman from Tennessee, mentioned the Live Action videos. Many of them are our patients. "But at the end of the day, women still need healthcare". (more...)
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya Muslims
- February 03, 2017

The report said the violence against the Rohingya has been widespread and seemingly systematic, involving killings, enforced disappearances, torture, rape and other sexual violence, arbitrary detention, and deportation, "indicating the very likely commission of crimes against humanity". (more...)
Thousands Protest Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley Campus Thousands Protest Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley Campus
- February 03, 2017

His website does not now list any future book-touring or speaking appearances. Trump's chief White House strategist, Steve Bannon, previously headed Breitbart News. Berkeley students staged violent protests in anticipation of a speech by alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos , forcing the speech to be cancelled. Both Johnson and Weerasekera said while they found Yiannopoulos offensive ("vile and disgusting", Johnson said) they didn't feel he should have been barred from speaking because of ... (more...)
Iran foreign minister tweets: Iran foreign minister tweets: "unmoved by threats" from US
- February 03, 2017

It is at best a stretch to call the latest test a "violation" of this resolution, and it certainly is not a violation of the nuclear agreement or any other agreement that Iran has signed. Wallace, head of United Against a Nuclear Iran, labels the test "an unacceptable act of aggression". Missiles have always been used by Iran-bashers as a red herring. (more...)
GOP risks chaos in Obamacare repeal without replacement GOP risks chaos in Obamacare repeal without replacement
- February 03, 2017

If a bridge is broken, he says, "you send in a rescue team and you go to work to fix it so that nobody else is hurt by it and you start to build a new bridge, and only when that new bridge is complete, people can drive safely across it, do you close the old bridge". (more...)
BSE makes stellar debut at NSE BSE makes stellar debut at NSE
- February 03, 2017

The stock is now at Rs 1070, down 1.3% from the issue price of Rs 806. According to the red herring prospectus of the exchange, Singapore Exchange, which now owns 4.67% stake in BSE, has completely exited from the Indian bourse. The IPO was subscribed 51 times at a price band of Rs 805-Rs 806 per share. It is the world's 10th largest exchange by market capitalisation. Investor demand for the IPO was strong, with qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) portion getting oversubscribed 48.64 ... (more...)
Detergent pod-related injuries up among preschool-aged children Detergent pod-related injuries up among preschool-aged children
- February 03, 2017

The study found that children can injured themselves when the packets break and the liquid squirts into one or both eyes, or when the contents leak onto the children's hands and they then rub their eyes. In contrast, there were over 12,500 reports in 2015. Moorhead, the president of Good Chemistry LLC, said, "Each pod consists of a detergent mixture wrapped in a water-soluble film, made up of a proprietary polyvinyl alcohol polymer ..." The American Cleaning Institute issued a statement ... (more...)
Sen. Fischer says she'll vote for Betsy DeVos Sen. Fischer says she'll vote for Betsy DeVos
- February 03, 2017

Collins called DeVos "a product of her experience". This was unsuccessful, however, and despite the extremely narrow margin, DeVos will now face a final confirmation vote that is expected to occur on Monday. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who was seen as the final potential swing vote, said late Wednesday afternoon. So far, two Republicans on the Senate confirmation committee have said publicly that they can not endorse DeVos. (more...)
Travel ban prevents sick baby from entering U.S. Travel ban prevents sick baby from entering U.S.
- February 03, 2017

The family had an appointment in Dubai to get a tourist visa on February 5, but it was abruptly canceled after Trump announced his executive order on immigration banning travel to the U.S.by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran. (more...)
Hawaii tops list of Happiest States for the Sixth Time Hawaii tops list of Happiest States for the Sixth Time
- February 03, 2017

IN ranked 47th in goal, 49th in social and 44th in physical well-being. In the 2016 rankings, IN tied with Oklahoma and Kentucky for the next-to-bottom spot, just ahead of No. The Gallup-Healthways' annual survey of well-being for the year of 2016 placed Hawaii at the top with a score of 65.2 out of 100. "Well-being in the USA continues to exhibit regional patterns with the Northern Plains, Mountain West and some Atlantic states generally reporting higher levels, while states in the South ... (more...)
Working more than 39 hours a week 'damages your health' Working more than 39 hours a week 'damages your health'
- February 03, 2017

With gender composition of the workforce changing and more women (as well as some men) combining caregiving with paid work, the authors chose to explore the health ramifications of long work hours. "Long work hours erode a person's mental and physical health, because it leaves less time to eat well and look after themselves properly", Dr Dinh says. (more...)
WWE Rumors: WWE Officials Punishing Samoa Joe For Seth Rollins' Injury
- February 03, 2017

That's cutting it quite close, and as the Wrestling Observer notes, if there is absolutely any doubt about Rollins' ability to perform in the days before WrestleMania , he'll likely be kept out of the show. In the meantime, Joe has been Tweeting in character taking credit for the injury, which has upset some fans. Triple H for Wrestlemania 33 may have just been canceled following word that the former WWE champion has re-injured his knee. (more...)
New Zika Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection
- February 03, 2017

The previous viral vaccine contains a weakened or killed version of the virus or isolated viral proteins. It's not clear how many of them acquired the virus locally. "If a vaccine is effective after just a single immunisation, the infrastructure needed for its administration can be much simpler", Weissman said in a statement. (more...)
Back pain drugs don't work, harmful Back pain drugs don't work, harmful
- February 03, 2017

That's the view of the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI), which says the study has "no impact whatsoever" on short-term use for acute pain. "When we factor in the side-effects which are very common, it becomes clear these drugs are not the answer to providing pain relief to the many millions of suffer from this debilitating condition every year", Manuela Ferreira, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Bone and Joint Research, said in a media release. (more...)
GOP Senator Says NJ Democrats Should Focus on State, Not on Washington GOP Senator Says NJ Democrats Should Focus on State, Not on Washington
- February 03, 2017

TRENTON-Democratic lawmakers nationwide have been fixated on Donald Trump since his inauguration and have all but abandoned their responsibilities at the local level as they participate in protests and organize rallies against the President. (more...)
Cancer in women rising six times faster than men Cancer in women rising six times faster than men
- February 03, 2017

Rates will rise by around 0.5% for men and 3% for women, meaning an estimated 4.5 million women and 4.8 million men will be diagnosed with cancer by 2035. The figures were released on the same day as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) announced that it was recommending that the breast cancer drug palbociclib should not be routinely funded on the NHS in England. (more...)
Nearly half of all students dont talk about their mental health
- February 03, 2017

The CCG wants to increase participation in its therapy groups and raise awareness of mental health issues with men older than 65 and 16 and 17-year-olds who might not seek help. A cup of tea and a chat could make all the difference6. By making it easier to talk about mental health, we can all play our part in supporting each other when we need it. (more...)
ACA 'repair' more accurate than 'repeal,' GOP says
- February 03, 2017

Republicans are grappling with their party's desire - and President Donald Trump's promise - to dismantle Obamacare, as well as the political disaster that could ensue if millions of Americans lose coverage as a result of legislation. Chamber of Commerce, said "we need to repeal Obamacare immediately" and then provide a transition to a new system. "I've been saying this for a long time", Sessions said. (more...)
Can't sleep? Camping could be the cure, study suggests
- February 03, 2017

After the weekend, the researchers recorded each participant's urge to doze off by measuring their level of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness. When five colleagues aged 21 to 39 went on a six-day camping trip, they left all their gadgets behind. Unlike the winter study, while they were camping, the people were allowed to use flashlights and headlamps, but no other electronic devices. (more...)
Philip Morris International Profit Climbs 37% In Q4 Philip Morris International Profit Climbs 37% In Q4
- February 03, 2017

Adjusted earnings of $1.10 per share were up 37.5% from a year ago, but fell short of analysts' estimates of $1.12 per share. Philip Morris now carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 20th. Philip Morris International's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 99.52%. In response, Philip Morris shareholders celebrated the news, sending the stock up 2% in early trade following the announcement. (more...)

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