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Care stocks plunge after federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

Care stocks plunge after federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional Since that change in position, Trump and other Republicans have sent mixed signals on the ACA - asking the judge to end protections for people with pre-existing conditions but insisting during the midterm elections that they would preserve those protections, and accusing Democrats of undermining them. [Full Article...]

Judge's Healthcare Ruling Was 'Great for Our Country' -Trump Says

Judge's Healthcare Ruling Was 'Great for Our Country' -Trump Says Healthcare stocks were under pressure Monday morning after a federal judge ruled that Obamacare was unconstitutional . "Lots of Republicans were running ads during the midterms saying they were the ones who were going to protect people's health care, and specifically protect people with pre-existing conditions", Kodjak says . [Full Article...]

Federal Judge In Texas Declares Obamacare Law Unconstitutional

Federal Judge In Texas Declares Obamacare Law Unconstitutional Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans. Legal scholars say that if the lawsuit is taken by the Supreme Court, it'll be in 2020 at the earliest that the justices hear the case. In a 2012 case known as NFIB v. Sebelius, the Supreme Court upheld the all-encompassing, 2,000-page act as constitutional, on the theory that the individual mandate-which forced Americans to buy health insur... [Full Article...]

Obamacare spiked by federal judge in Texas

Obamacare spiked by federal judge in Texas President Trump immediately tweeted following the ruling, urging Congress to pass a "strong" health care bill that would cover pre-existing conditions - a component that Democrats have long criticized Republicans for ignoring. His decision is nearly certain to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court. Congress, however, eliminated the tax penalty last December as part of President Tru... [Full Article...]

Deadline Approaching For ACA Enrollment

Deadline Approaching For ACA Enrollment A federal judge has said the Affordable Care Act is "invalid". From Nov. 1 to December 8, roughly 32,275 Mainers either signed up for individual ACA insurance or actively renewed their policies - down 21 percent from 40,600 Mainers the previous year. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act

Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act O'Connor noted that the Supreme Court had ruled the law was constitutional only as an exercise of Congress' power to tax, but last year's bill eliminated that tax. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court". Politifact notes that 20 million people gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act. [Full Article...]

Kansas can't block funds to Medicaid after Supreme Court won't hear appeal

Kansas can't block funds to Medicaid after Supreme Court won't hear appeal Justices Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito dissented with Thomas' claim that the Supreme Court created the confusion and therefore, should be responsible for clearing it up. 60 percent of Planned Parenthood patients rely on either Medicaid or Title IX grants to cover their cost, and 54 percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are in "health professional shortage areas, rural or medica... [Full Article...]

Google Fit updated with breathing exercises and home screen widgets

Google Fit updated with breathing exercises and home screen widgets The new Google Fit features should roll out this week. Moving inside the Google Fit app, you'll now get to see information about your most recent workout on the top along with a map of your activity if you were outdoors. So using visual cues and the vibration motor packed into your smartwatch to take you breathing exercises and possibly measuring heart rate if your Wear watch has an HR mon... [Full Article...]

CDC Warning: ‘Say No To Raw Cookie Dough’

CDC Warning: ‘Say No To Raw Cookie Dough’ If yes, you may want to think twice about it. That's because the uncooked eggs in cookie dough could be contaminated with salmonella . Raw eggs can contain salmonella, which can make you sick . "Children can get sick from handling or eating raw dough used for crafts or play clay, too", according to the CDC. But just how risky is eating raw cookie dough? The CDC said the danger lies in both t... [Full Article...]

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot She developed a fast-growing brain tumor . Rather than filling her neti pot with saline or sterile water, she used tap water filtered through a store-bought water filter. Doctors believe an amoeba entered in through her upper nasal cavity and got into her bloodstream, eventually reaching her brain. "I suspect it was in her nasal passages and skin in the nose, and, after a while, enough of it ... [Full Article...]

Oklahomans have died as flu season continues across the country

Oklahomans have died as flu season continues across the country Many institutions have policies mandating the flu vaccine, and those who choose not to get the flu vaccine must wear a mask throughout the flu season. Flu vaccines keep detrimental symptoms at bay and emergency rooms less crowded. Patients without access to a military treatment facility can get the influenza vaccine from a participating retail network pharmacy or their health care provider. [Full Article...]

Australian scientists develop '10-minute' cancer test

Australian scientists develop '10-minute' cancer test However, the genome of a cancer cell is essentially barren except for intense clusters of methyl groups at very specific locations. According to the research published in " Nature Communications ", the test relies on a discovery made by the Queensland team that molecules in cancer DNA called methylgroups appear different compared to those in normal DNA. [Full Article...]

Doctors say amoebas in tap water turned woman's brain into 'bloody mush'

Dr Cobbs told the Seattle Times: 'There were these amoebas all over the place just eating brain cells. "We didn't have any clue what was going on, but when we got the actual tissue we could see it was the amoeba", Cobbs added. Her doctor told her it was rosacea and prescribed an ointment, according to the report . "There's been about 200 cases world-wide", Dr. Cobb said. [Full Article...]

Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung

Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung The right bronchial tree consists of three segmental branches in the upper lobe (blue arrows), two segmental branches in the middle lobe (white arrows), and five segmental branches in the lower lobe (black arrows). He had chronic heart failure, which means the heart muscle can't pump enough blood to meet the body's normal demands. Fox 10 in Phoenix noted that he'd previously been fitted with a p... [Full Article...]

Trump Jr. tries to attack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with dog-eating meme

Trump Jr. tries to attack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with dog-eating meme In a follow-up tweet, the newly-elected Democratic Socialist from NY argued that it was unfair for Congress to "rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff". A few days ago Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) said she believes it's time for her colleagues to pay interns. Areport in 2017 from non-profit group Pay Our Interns found that in the House, just 8% of Republicans... [Full Article...]

World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

Six weeks after the uterine transplant, which was performed in 2016, the Brazilian woman started having periods again. The mother is the first in the world to give birth after such a transplant, a feat doctors were not sure would ever be possible. [Full Article...]

Worldwide Hunt Underway To Find Rare Blood For Girl With Cancer

Worldwide Hunt Underway To Find Rare Blood For Girl With Cancer OneBlood is working with other groups, as well as the American Rare Donor Program , an organization that searches worldwide for rare blood donors, to find matches for Zainab, as she will need blood transfusions for the foreseeable future. [Full Article...]

First baby born after uterus transplanted from deceased donor

First baby born after uterus transplanted from deceased donor Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb, but those were from a living donor. The authors of The Lancet paper note that uterus transplants involve major surgery and high doses of immunosuppression drugs, and recipients need to be healthy to avoid complications during or after the procedure. [Full Article...]

71 per cent fall in number of flu cases

71 per cent fall in number of flu cases Flu activity is usually highest between December and February, although activity can last as late as May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year. It also spreads when people touch certain surfaces or objects contaminated with the droplets. One vaccine has three strains of the virus, the trivalent vaccine - two ... [Full Article...]

FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions

FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions BU spokesperson Colin Riley said BU Dining Services removed all romaine lettuce from campus dining halls when the CDC released their initial report . Residents in impacted provinces are also advised to discard any romaine lettuce in their home, and to properly wash and sanitize any containers or bins that have come in contact with romaine lettuce. [Full Article...]


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