Health


American Flown to Nebraska Hospital After Possible Ebola Exposure in the Congo American Flown to Nebraska Hospital After Possible Ebola Exposure in the Congo
- January 01, 2019

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare, deadly disease that can be transmitted through direct contact with an infected animal or a sick or dead person infected with the disease, according to the U.S. The Ebola virus can not spread to others when a person shows no signs or symptoms of the disease. An American who may have been exposed to Ebola while working in the Democratic Republic of Congo has returned to the United States for monitoring. (more...)
Hospitals Now Required To List Prices Of Standard Services Online Hospitals Now Required To List Prices Of Standard Services Online
- December 30, 2018

According to Newsweek , a new federal rule will require hospitals across the country to list their prices online beginning on January 1, 2019. Encourage further transparency from providers, including providing tools for comparing prices and making public which institutions are out of compliance with transparency measures. (more...)
Health officials report 10 flu deaths in North Carolina Health officials report 10 flu deaths in North Carolina
- December 30, 2018

Total lab-confirmed cases for the week ending December 22 rose to 2,117, up from 1,230 the week before, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo , who issued a prepared statement urging flu vaccinations for everyone older than 6 months as soon as possible. (more...)
Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about US border agency Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about US border agency
- December 28, 2018

He died there early on Tuesday, CBP said, adding that the official cause of death was not known. "They were built 30 to 40 years ago for single adult males, and we need a different approach. At 9 a.m. local time on December 24, the father and child were transported to the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico, for "possible influenza symptoms", after an agent noticed the boy had a cough and "glossy eyes". (more...)
Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI
- December 28, 2018

So far, the MDHHS says MI has only experienced localized flu activity but still advises anyone older than six months get a flu vaccine. The more people who get vaccinated , the more hard it is for influenza to spread through communities. (more...)
Drew Barrymore opens up about divorce from ex Drew Barrymore opens up about divorce from ex
- December 25, 2018

The Santa Clarita Diet star posted a picture of herself looking stunning, with perfectly blow-dried hair and red lips, followed by a picture of herself make-up free and crying. 'Sure, I can be this with two hours of hair and makeup and unbelievable photography and lighting. "I showed up at my kids" school a little bit late this morning in some sweatpants and I feel like I didn't look like a proper mom and I started beating up on myself. (more...)
Arkansas reports first pediatric flu death of season, health department says Arkansas reports first pediatric flu death of season, health department says
- December 23, 2018

Although some recipients may experience muscle soreness at the spot the shot was administered, no version of the vaccine contains live flu virus cells. To find pharmacies in your area that may have flu and pneumococcal vaccine, visit the HealthMap Vaccine Finder or call the CDC INFO immunization hotline toll-free at 1.800.232.4636. (more...)
Walgreens Teams Up with Verily to Tackle Chronic Conditions Efficiently Walgreens Teams Up with Verily to Tackle Chronic Conditions Efficiently
- December 22, 2018

Particularly for day traders, high volume is crucial, as the higher the volume the more liquid the stock is. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: " Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ( WBA ) Holdings Cut by Sentinel Trust Co". Its distance from 20-days simple moving average is -10.21%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -7.74% while it has a distance of 5.04% from the 200 days simple moving average. (more...)
Klobuchar criticizes court decision on Affordable Care Act Klobuchar criticizes court decision on Affordable Care Act
- December 21, 2018

This Oct. 23, 2018 file photo shows the HealthCare.gov website on a computer screen in NY. Opposing the Republican lawsuit were 17 Democratic attorneys general led by Xavier Becerra of California. Last year, Republicans - while attempting to repeal ObamaCare - ended up getting rid of the penalty. But Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to become House speaker in January, vowed to fight what she called an "absurd ruling". (more...)
Surgeon general issues warning about e-cigarette 'epidemic' Surgeon general issues warning about e-cigarette 'epidemic'
- December 21, 2018

Mr Adams singled out Juul , a Silicon Valley company, which has come to dominate the e-cigarette market with devices featuring flavours like mango and cucumber. A Juul pod, which sells for about $4, is roughly equivalent to a pack of cigarettes, which can cost as much as $10.45, depending on the state. Last month, San Francisco-based Juul shut down its Facebook and Instagram accounts and halted in-store sales of its flavored pods. (more...)
Glaxo and Pfizer to combine consumer health businesses Glaxo and Pfizer to combine consumer health businesses
- December 20, 2018

It will lead to the creation of a consumer health giant with a market share of 7.3 per cent, well ahead of its nearest rivals Johnson & Johnson, Bayer and Sanofi, all on around 4 per cent. GSK plans divestments of some 1 billion pounds. Up to 25pc of the cost savings are meant to be reinvested in the business to support innovation and other growth opportunities. (more...)
Vaping among teens spikes, luring new generation of kids into tobacco use Vaping among teens spikes, luring new generation of kids into tobacco use
- December 19, 2018

The survey of 44,482 students from 392 public and private schools was funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and conducted by researchers at the University of MI. That is double the amount of new e-cig users compared to a year ago. The steady decline in teens' use of other drugs makes the growth in vaping all the more concerning, Compton said. (more...)
Texas Judge Strikes Down 2010 Health Law Texas Judge Strikes Down 2010 Health Law
- December 16, 2018

A government spokesperson with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told Fox News the law would continue to operate as normal during the appeal process, decrying O'Connor's decision as not the "final word". Polls consistently show strong public support for the ACA guarantee of coverage regardless of pre-existing health conditions - an issue Democrats used with great success in last month's midterm elections as they won control of the House of Representatives. (more...)
Open enrollment for health insurance through healthcare.gov ends Saturday Open enrollment for health insurance through healthcare.gov ends Saturday
- December 15, 2018

Since Nov. 1, when open enrollment began, 4.1 million people have chosen health plans on the exchange. Pacific time in states served by the HealthCare.gov website. Customer representatives are available every day, except certain holidays. O'Brien said 10 million more people have full-time jobs, which means they have or can get health insurance through their employer. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos in its baby powder, report says Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos in its baby powder, report says
- December 15, 2018

So far, the company has suffered several multimillion-dollar losses in cases alleging the product causes cancer. Reuters-along with attorneys for more than 11,000 plaintiffs now suing Johnson & Johnson, claiming the company's products caused their cancer-examined memos, internal reports, and other confidential documents as well as deposition and trial testimony. (more...)
Federal judge in Texas rules ObamaCare is unconstitutional Federal judge in Texas rules ObamaCare is unconstitutional
- December 15, 2018

It is, in many respects, the conservative equivalent of so-called #Resistance judicial opinions that have embraced questionable legal arguments deployed to subvert objecitonable Trump Administration policies. "While the district court's absurd ruling will be immediately appealed, Republicans are fully responsible for this cruel decision and for the fear they have struck into millions of families across America who are now in danger of losing their health coverage", House Minority Leader Nancy ... (more...)
CDC: This is the deadliest drug in America CDC: This is the deadliest drug in America
- December 15, 2018

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While that may be the national trend, Jeff Reynolds, of Family and Children's Association, says opioid deaths are down locally. As an example, roughly 40 per cent of people listed as dying of a cocaine overdose also had fentanyl in their system. After declines earlier in the decade, the report said that overdose deaths from both cocaine and methamphetamine were starting to rise again. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson shares plunge after report on asbestos in baby powder
- December 15, 2018

J&J vice president Ernie Knewitz told Reuters that plaintiffs' attorneys are " out for personal financial gain " and are " distorting historical documents and intentionally creating confusion in the courtroom and in the media ". But a 2017 verdict in California, as well as other verdicts in Missouri, have been overturned on appeal, while challenges to another five verdicts are pending. (more...)
Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects
- December 14, 2018

Newer screening, diagnosis and treatment options have transformed breast cancer from a fatal illness into a chronic illness for many women, leaving survivors to contend with a wide range of physical and mental health issues that may result from the tumors or from treatments to destroy the tumors. (more...)
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Planned Parenthood Case Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Planned Parenthood Case
- December 11, 2018

Thomas further argued that the case in question had nothing to do with abortion rights and everything to do with private rights under the Medicaid Act. A lower court ruled that this policy violated federal law, and the states were attempting to appeal this decision. He noted that the cases weren't directly related to abortion . (more...)

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