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Medicine USA federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional
Author: 0 USA federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

The 16 Democratic state attorneys general who intervened in the case to defend the health law immediately vowed to appeal. "If this bad ruling is upheld in the higher courts, it will be a disaster for tens of millions of American families , especially for people with pre-existing conditions", Schumer said in a statement .

Medicine Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot
Author: 0 Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot

More than 900,000 were hospitalized. In Vermont, almost 40 deaths had flu as an underlying cause. Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue. As it turned out, the vaccine was 36 percent effective in adults, and almost 60 percent effective in children. Although flu vaccines are not flawless, they are the best way to prevent getting the flu.

Medicine British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day
Author: 0 British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day

From 2011 to 2015, the number of 16 to 25-years-olds diagnosed with HIV grew by 35%. "The sad truth is that many people do not get tested for HIV because of the stigma that surrounds it". Ms Laycock explained: "This increase is predominantly a result of the unbelievable treatment we now have to effectively manage HIV, which is something that seemed a distant prospect at the start of the epidemic".

Medicine 'Millions of Diabetes patients may not have access to insulin by 2030'
Author: 0 'Millions of Diabetes patients may not have access to insulin by 2030'

Untreated diabetes could lead to heart and kidney diseases, blindness, amputation, and stroke. But a study showcases that 79 million people with Type 2 will need it by 2030, and around half of them may not get access to it. "In spite of the UN's promise to treat non-communicable illness and guarantee global access to drugs for diabetes, over most part of the world insulin is rare and superfluously troublesome for patients to have an access".

Medicine European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018
Author: 0 European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

But antibiotics like any other therapeutic tool wasn't free from the potential of abuse. The most frequent antibiotics used across all countries are Amoxicillin and Augmentin. Deaths due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could surpass annual cancer fatalities, a situation which the United Nations has called a "global health emergency".

Medicine Cancer survivor shares story to encourage others
Author: 0 Cancer survivor shares story to encourage others

The burden of breast cancer may be far more severe than estimated by the government, revealed a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) report released on Thursday. Whether high risk or not, women should have a suspicious nature about breast cancer, McKinney advises. According to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, about one in 400 people in the USA has a BRCA1/2 mutation; but among Ashkenazi Jews, about one in just 40 has the gene mutation.

Author: 0 6 children dead in viral outbreak at NJ health facility

Adenovirus , according to the health department, are a family of viruses that often cause mild illness, particularly in young children. "The combination of a worse strain of adenovirus together with a fragile population has led to a more severe outbreak", it added.

Medicine Qatar Airways marks World Mental Health Day
Author: 0 Qatar Airways marks World Mental Health Day

Jacqueline said: "I think everyone has been touched by mental health problems in some kind of way - there's probably people still that don't know how to speak up about it or what is happening to them". Heather Dunn is the Coordinator of "Ending the Silence", a program sponsored by NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Illness). Half of mental health disorders arise before the age of 14, but most cases are not detected or treated until much later, according to the latest data from the ...

Medicine Rare Paralysis Cases in Children Are Investigated in Minnesota
Author: 0 Rare Paralysis Cases in Children Are Investigated in Minnesota

Cases of the "polio-like" illness acute flaccid myelitis are surfacing among more children across the US, with reports of the condition that can lead to paralysis and death coming in from several states over the last few days. Health officials said that a single cause of AFM has not been found and often no cause is found. In very rare cases, AFM can trigger other serious neurologic complications that could lead to death.

Medicine Flu season: doctors told how not to catch the flu
Author: 0 Flu season: doctors told how not to catch the flu

Manitobans are once again being asked to roll up their sleeves and get the annual flu shot. That count represents about 60 percent of children and 40 percent of adults. One of the most controversial beliefs about the flu vaccine is that the ingredients are "poisonous", and can make you sick. Five companies make flu vaccine for the USA market.

Medicine For Kavanaugh, a collegial start to Supreme Court career
Author: 0 For Kavanaugh, a collegial start to Supreme Court career

In court, Kavanaugh asked questions of both sides in arguments over increased prison sentences for repeat offenders. Kavanaugh, in contrast, is expected to be a more decidedly conservative vote, tilting the court right for decades and leaving Roberts as the justice closest to the ideological middle.

Medicine Martinsville Speedway curb painted pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Author: 0 Martinsville Speedway curb painted pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Most likely, the cancer is there but because of the dense breasts , it is missed. Bush said football coaches and players, cheer and pom will all sport pink to call attention to the threat of breast cancer . Contact Carroll at 561-852-3117 or nancyc@levisjcc.org for more information on Pink Day and other breast awareness days the JCC hosts. Research shows that the risk-reducing benefits quickly disappeared when women stopped exercising regularly which suggests that the longer it ...

Medicine Senators To Review New FBI Material On Brett Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Senators To Review New FBI Material On Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh's nomination by US President Donald Trump to the lifetime role on the highest court in the US has unleashed a confrontational and fiery debate on his qualifications and character after university professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both in high school in the early 1980s.

Medicine Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van
Author: 0 Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

The two women were described in news reports as "mental health patients" at Loris Hospital and Waccamaw Center for Mental Health in Horry County, and were on medical transport. Hershberger said that her mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia three years ago and took medication for the condition; a new therapist who Green visited on September 18, determined she needed to be committed to a mental institution.

Author: 0 Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds

The study, involving more than 19,000 people, found that the medicine was linked to a greater risk of serious... A landmark US-Australian study has found taking aspirin daily does not improve the lifespan of people over 70, with researchers warning the costs may outweigh the benefits for healthy elderly people taking the medication to stave off various conditions.

Medicine US Senator John McCain dies after brain tumour battle
Author: 0 US Senator John McCain dies after brain tumour battle

Sarah Palin , who was Mr McCain's running mate during his 2008 bid for president, said the world had lost "an American original", sharing a picture of herself with the man she called her friend. She continued: "He was a tough politician, a trusted colleague, and there will simply never be another like him". McCain said in September that his doctors had given him a "very poor prognosis".

Medicine Dwayne Johnson not in touch with Tyrese Gibson
Author: 0 Dwayne Johnson not in touch with Tyrese Gibson

Before that happens, however, I'll tell you this: " Skyscraper " isn't a good movie, but I was entertained for the most part and isn't that the point? Johnson says Hollywood has excluded characters and actors with disabilities for too long, and he calls them "an essential piece of diversity".

Medicine Amazon acquires online pharmacy PillPack, reports peg deal at almost $1B
Author: 0 Amazon acquires online pharmacy PillPack, reports peg deal at almost $1B

The company, which has its primary pharmacy in Manchester, New Hampshire, ships to all states except Hawaii. Founded out of Boston in 2013, PillPack invites customers to sign up online, and the company then dispatches "over-the-counter" and prescription medications in individual packs organized by date and time.

Medicine CDC says Salmonella in cut melons sickens 60 people
Author: 0 CDC says Salmonella in cut melons sickens 60 people

Pre-Cut Melon Salmonella Outbreak The CDC has reported that pre-cut melons are likely the source of a salmonella outbreak that has affected at least 60 people in 5 states. Last month, a salmonella outbreak in the USA caused the infection tens of people. Most people bought pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger stores in the Midwest.