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Medical Federal Judge Rules ObamaCare Is Unconstitutional
Author: 0 Federal Judge Rules ObamaCare Is Unconstitutional

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who spearheaded the lawsuit , said the ruling "will give President Trump and Congress the opportunity to replace the failed social experiment with a plan that ensures Texans and all Americans will again have greater choice about what health coverage they need and who will be their doctor".

Medical Deadline approaches for health insurance enrollment
Author: 0 Deadline approaches for health insurance enrollment

Though there has been a surge in sign-ups over the past week as the December 15 deadline closes in, overall, enrollment is down 12 percent compared to previous year. By contrast, there were 546,000 more sign-ups at the same point in last year's open-enrollment period, when the cumulative number of plans selected reached about 4,678,000 at the end of the sixth week.

Medical A federal judge in Texas just ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional
Author: 0 A federal judge in Texas just ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

Supreme Court's rationale for finding the ACA constitutional in 2012. The district court ruling does not necessarily mean the law is officially null, however. Typically, the executive branches argues to uphold existing statutes in court cases. In a court brief and an accompanying letter to congressional leaders, the Justice Department did not go that far.

Medical Fentanyl is now America’s deadliest drug, CDC says
Author: 0 Fentanyl is now America’s deadliest drug, CDC says

While the reported numbers have skyrocketed, the drug is claiming even more victims every year due to underreporting. By 2016, fentanyl was involved in about 29% of all fatal drug overdoses and had overtaken heroin - which was the most commonly cited drug in the death certificates of people who had died from overdoses from 2012-2015 - as the substance most frequently involved in drug deaths.

Author: 0 Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos in its baby powder for decades, report

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Ernie Knewitz told Reuters that plaintiffs' attorneys are " out for personal financial gain " and are "distorting historical documents and intentionally creating confusion in the courtroom and in the media". She sued the company, they claimed it was "asbestos-free", and because the burden of proof was on her, they didn't have to turn over records or results-even after tests revealed that the mesothelioma was consistent with the fibrous asbestos often found in talc.

Medical Supreme Court Will Not Hear Planned Parenthood Defunding Appeal
Author: 0 Supreme Court Will Not Hear Planned Parenthood Defunding Appeal

Most lower federal courts have found that private parties can challenge Medicaid funding decisions in court, although the federal appeals court in St. who undertakes to provide him such services". Planned Parenthood contended in this case the states were singling them out for disfavored treatment because they separately provide constitutionally protected abortion services.

Medical CDC wants you 'Say no to raw cookie dough' this holiday season
Author: 0 CDC wants you 'Say no to raw cookie dough' this holiday season

They say this is one of the many reasons you shouldn't taste your dough before its baked. Grains are grown in fields near animals that can introduce contaminants that remain throughout the entire collection and transportation process. (However, according to the FDA, commercial cookie dough ice cream is typically safe because it is made with treated flour and pasteurized eggs.) The CDC also urges people to thoroughly wash their hands with warm, soapy water and to clean all work surfaces, ...

Medical National Influenza Vaccination Week December 2
Author: 0 National Influenza Vaccination Week December 2

And there's other people in our state and communities who have elderly grandparents or parents, or even young children. Of course, the flu shot isn't ideal - the CDC says its effectiveness varies, generally reducing your risk by 40 to 60 percent.

Author: 0 Seattle woman dies after contracting rare form of brain-eating amoeba

But the next day, they discovered that her brain was teeming with the amoeba. "There were these amoebae all over the place just eating brain cells". Over the next several days, additional scans revealed that whatever was happening in her brain was getting worse. There have been over 200 diagnoses of the disease worldwide, 70 of which were in the USA, per the CDC.

Medical Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers
Author: 0 Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened to use the powers of her elected office to retaliate against Donald Trump Jr. on Friday after the president's son posted a meme trolling her on his personal Instagram account. Ocasio-Cortez's pledge comes a day after she criticized her future colleagues in Congress , including Democrats, for not paying interns. "Members and staff are likewise prohibited from threatening punitive action on the basis of such considerations", the manual reads.

Medical Incredible Blood Clot Coughed Up Intact Stumps Doctors
Author: 0 Incredible Blood Clot Coughed Up Intact Stumps Doctors

The patient, who had a history of heart problems, had been placed on oxygen and given blood thinners to help circulate blood and prevent clogging. The Atlantic reported that a man suffering from heart failure coughed up a six-inch-wide blood clot in the exact shape of the right bronchial tree of the lung it was blocking.

Author: 0 First baby born to mom using uterus from a deceased donor

The uterus came from a 45-year-old woman who died from a brain hemorrhage. The baby was delivered via Caesarean section at 35 weeks and three days, and weighed 2 550g according to the case study reported in The Lancet . The study is also the first uterine transplantation in Latin America. The donated uterus was then removed from the patient after the birth. Women who would be candidates for a uterus transplant would have absolute uterine infertility, meaning they don't have a uterus ...

Medical New Inexpensive Test Can Detect Cancer Within 10 Minutes
Author: 0 New Inexpensive Test Can Detect Cancer Within 10 Minutes

This year, researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the United States announced they'd developed a blood test, called CancerSEEK , that screens for eight common cancer types. The Guardian reported: "The test has a sensitivity of about 90%, meaning it would detect about 90 in 100 cases of cancer". Like healthy cells, cancer cells are always in the process of dying and renewing.

Medical Infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over dosage concerns
Author: 0 Infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over dosage concerns

The company has not received any reports of problems related to the products under recall . "Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding". Tris Pharma did not immediately respond to Newsweek 's request for comment. According to the label, the ibuprofen - meant to be used as a pain reliever or fever reducer - contained 50 mg per 1.25 mL. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Tris Customer Service at 732-940-0358 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.

Medical FL toddler battling cancer in need of extremely rare blood
Author: 0 FL toddler battling cancer in need of extremely rare blood

As per the details mentioned by Zainab's family and her doctors, donors must be of Pakistani, Indian, or Iranian lineage. Narrowing the field further is the fact that donors would also need to be missing the "Indian B" antigen commonly found in blood, just like Zainab.

Medical World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor
Author: 0 World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

But a viable procedure to transplant uteri from deceased women could drastically increase the availability of the organs. But donors are hard to find and the surgical procedure to remove the womb from a living person can be unsafe. With this recent success comes not just the promise of greater access to donor organs, but vital information on what a transplanted uterus requires to successfully carry an embryo to full term.

Medical Health department reminds residents to get flu shots
Author: 0 Health department reminds residents to get flu shots

While it's best to get vaccinated against the flu in October, you can still get a flu shot. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle and body aches and fatigue. It is especially important for those who are ill to avoid coming into contact with those in hospitals and long-term care facilities, because they are more likely to have weaker immune systems.

Medical Cancer breakthrough as scientists develop 'game-changing' 10 minute test
Author: 0 Cancer breakthrough as scientists develop 'game-changing' 10 minute test

Matt Trau , one of the researchers, said that it was hard to find a "simple marker" that could differentiate between cancer cells and healthy cells. They are instructions that control the expressions of the genes. These instantly change color depending on whether the 3D nanostructures of cancer DNA are present.

Medical More E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce
Author: 0 More E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce

The investigation continues into where the recent romaine lettuce containing a strain of E. coli bacteria originated. States affected by the E.coli outbreak include California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York , Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Medical World AIDS Day 2018,
Author: 0 World AIDS Day 2018, "Know your status", celebrates 30th anniversary

Adebayo while lamenting low rate of HIV testing, disclosed that only 22 million out of over 37 million people now affected are undergoing treatment. As part of the World Aids Day celebration themed "Know your HIV status" the UN AIDS research conducted reports nine million people worldwide do not know their status.

Medical Ohio Has Second-Highest Rate Of Overdose Deaths In U.S.
Author: 0 Ohio Has Second-Highest Rate Of Overdose Deaths In U.S.

New Hamphire State Drug LaboratoryThe official numbers for opioid-related deaths in 2017, released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today, demonstrate once again the folly of trying to tackle this problem by reducing access to prescription pain pills.

Medical Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history
Author: 0 Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history

This put the total cases over the 2000 Uganda outbreak (425) to become the second largest Ebola outbreak since it was "discovered" in 1976, only behind the 2014-2016 West Africa outbreak where 28,000 people were infected and some 11,000 died.

Medical China Stops Controversial Human Gene-Editing Program
Author: 0 China Stops Controversial Human Gene-Editing Program

China's National Health Commission has ordered an investigation into He Jiankui's experiment , which was condemned by the scientific community in China and overseas. It is not clear whether the participants fully understood objective and potential risks and benefits. "Even if the modifications are verified, the procedure was irresponsible and failed to conform with worldwide norms", they said in a statement .

Medical Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease
Author: 0 Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease

The Lancet Countdown report says that 12.3 million more people experienced a heat wave in 2016 than in 2000 in America. In Africa, 38% are thought to be vulnerable, while in Asia it is 34%. India is one of the countries worst hit by heat stress and labour hours lost. The heat is often associated with air pollution in the cities. The report revealed that among the biggest threats is heat stress.

Medical Marking 15 years of US - Caribbean partnership to tackle HIV / AIDS
Author: 0 Marking 15 years of US - Caribbean partnership to tackle HIV / AIDS

Next year I will be marking an anniversary of my own - 10 years since I became HIV positive . It has been a long journey from the fear of acceptance and today hopefully advocacy, knowing that my treatment keeps me healthy and protects any partner I may have...status does not define them.

Medical Amazon (AMZN) Launches New Service To Build And Manage Blockchains
Author: 0 Amazon (AMZN) Launches New Service To Build And Manage Blockchains

AWS Managed Blockchain is a managed blockchain service which supports Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric . AWS said it will help developers get rolling with machine learning with AWS DeepRacer , a new 1/18th scale autonomous model race auto for developers, driven by reinforcement learning .

Medical Melbourne doctors swallow Lego for science - and one lost his head
Author: 0 Melbourne doctors swallow Lego for science - and one lost his head

The results were published in the December issue of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health , with the hope of reassuring parents who worry about their kids eating these small toys. While the SHAT score revealed the Lego had no effect on the consistency of stools and there was no pain experienced. "This will reassure parents, and the authors advocate that no parent should be expected to search through their child's feces to prove object retrieval", the researchers said.

Author: 0 United States life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

Robert Redfield, the CDC's director, said in a statement . In all, 2.8 million USA residents died in the country in 2017 - 69,255 more deaths than in 2016. While still relatively uncommon, suicides accounted for 14 deaths per 100,000 people in the US previous year. Meanwhile, drug overdoses surpassed 70,000 in 2017, solidifying the ongoing crisis as the deadliest such epidemic in U.S.

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