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Comatose woman who gave birth is a tribal member

Comatose woman who gave birth is a tribal member The source added the patient required around-the-clock care and many would have access to her room. A week after the victim gave birth , Phoenix police have still released next to nothing about the investigation. "I haven't been able to sleep good at night because of what occurred here", Angela Gomez, a Hacienda patient's mother, said. A Phoenix police spokesman said that "the matter is n... [Full Article...]

De Blasio says every resident in NYC will be guaranteed health care

De Blasio says every resident in NYC will be guaranteed health care What we're doing here in New York City? If spending an additional $100 million is all it takes to pay the health costs of a half-million people, you may wonder why New York City Health + Hospitals (HHC) is going broke spending $8 billion annually to treat 1.1 million people. [Full Article...]

Living under social media glare can depress teens, especially girls

Living under social media glare can depress teens, especially girls Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) commented: "This important new research confirms that we need to increase awareness and understanding amongst parents, schools and policy makers about the role of social media in our young people's mental health, particularly taking into account the increased risks for girls". [Full Article...]

Federal Reserve is flexible and aware of risks, says Powell

Federal Reserve is flexible and aware of risks, says Powell Powell's willingness to be flexible on interest rates was welcome news to investors, many of whom anxious that Fed chair risked cutting off the current economic expansion by continuing to raise interest rates despite signs the US economy was cooling off a little. [Full Article...]

Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded

Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded A full list of the recalled products is posted on the FDA's website . This week Aurobindo Pharma USA announced a voluntary recall of 78 lots of valsartan tablets, and Torrent Pharmaceuticals expanded its voluntary recall of losartan potassium tablets to a total of 10 lots. [Full Article...]

Best Diet of 2019? Dieticians choose Mediterranean

Best Diet of 2019? Dieticians choose Mediterranean While meat isn't seen too often in Mediterranean diet meals, fish is a staple, taking advantage of the healthy fats like omega-3's. Also recommending a diet rich in produce, whole grains, nuts, olive oil, and seafood. The DASH diet was second - that's Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. And no, unfortunately, there is still no magic fix for losing weight, but there are certain diets t... [Full Article...]

These Are the 5 Best Diets for 2019, According to Experts

It's based on lifestyles from countries along the mediterranean sea. While no single diet is best for everyone, U.S. News' expert rankings are meant to promote the eating styles most likely to improve health and steer people away from misguided diet plans - like the last-place Dukan diet , a restrictive, high-protein system. [Full Article...]

Flu Activity Begins to Climb Across the Country

Flu Activity Begins to Climb Across the Country Wisconsin health officials say while the flu season is now mild, it hasn't reached its peak yet. In February of previous year, the flu vaccine advisory group of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended changing two of the four components for the flu vaccine administered in the Northern Hemisphere. [Full Article...]

Swedish hospital isolates patient amid Ebola suspicion

Swedish hospital isolates patient amid Ebola suspicion In a statement , Swedish officials said: "The emergency room at the hospital is therefore now closed". The specialist test to determine whether the Ebola virus is present is expected to be completed by Friday evening. Dr. Ted Cieslak, who is an infectious disease specialist at the medical centers said in a statement on December 29, "the person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill... [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez breaks with Pelosi in key early vote for Democrats

Ocasio-Cortez breaks with Pelosi in key early vote for Democrats Since Republicans had the majority in 2011, they established a rule that any bill allowing increases in federal income taxes must have the support of three-fifths of the lower chamber to pass. Khanna was the first Democrat to say Wednesday that he wouldn't vote for the bill, dubbing it "terrible economics". But with high-profile politicians like Khanna and Ocasio-Cortez signaling their oppositio... [Full Article...]

Congressional Leaders Get Briefing On Border As Impacts Of Partial Shutdown Grow

Congressional Leaders Get Briefing On Border As Impacts Of Partial Shutdown Grow The partial shutdown is now in its 12th day, with 800,000 federal workers either required to work or on furlough, but none of them receiving paychecks. Additional investigations could bog down a White House already besieged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation collusion probe, draining energy from the administration's agenda and foiling Trump's message. [Full Article...]

Doctor Reportedly Exposed to Ebola in Africa Brought to U.S. Hospital

Doctor Reportedly Exposed to Ebola in Africa Brought to U.S. Hospital The 39-year-old physician was working at a missionary hospital in the Congo and treated a severely ill patient who subsequently tested positive for Ebola, Politico reported . Symptoms include fever, severe headache, diarrhea, and unexplained bleeding or bruising. The Ebola virus spreads to people through direct contact with bodily fluids of an infected person. [Full Article...]

Confirmed cases of flu rising across NY state

Confirmed cases of flu rising across NY state In recent years, about 70 to 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, according to the CDC. The dominant strain of flu circulating this year - influenza A H1N1 - is also associated with "a higher burden of disease. [Full Article...]

Thailand Gets Legalized Medical Marijuana As "New Year’s Gift"

Thailand Gets Legalized Medical Marijuana As Well, it seems that our neighbouring country Thailand has beat us to that by officially becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to approve the use of cannabis for medical and research purposes. Before this pro-pot political wave, there had been little tolerance for marijuana in Southeast Asia. The 45-year-old Pip Holmes, from Cornwall, says he asked a friend to send it to him while he was... [Full Article...]

Guatemalan boy had influenza when he died in ICE detention center

Guatemalan boy had influenza when he died in ICE detention center The officials said that medical workers had carried out new medical exams of nearly all the children in the care of the U.S. Border Patrol. On Dec. Also this week, a funeral for seven-year-old Jakelin Caal was held in a small Guatemalan village. Jakelin Caal's family disputed some of the government's claims about what happened leading up to her death, saying the girl was healthy and had no... [Full Article...]

State health commissioner declares flu prevalent in NY

State health commissioner declares flu prevalent in NY Her death is a important reminder that flu can cause serious illness or death, particularly among persons at risk for flu-related complications. Last year's flu season was the deadliest since 2009 when H1N1 broke out. The flu vaccine is inactive and can not cause the infection. And while it is true that the vaccine doesn't work 100 percent of the time, the benefit is that it lessens the sev... [Full Article...]

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) As of now, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc . has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 0.55, 14.86 and 2.75 respectively. Finally, SunTrust Banks upped their target price on Walgreens Boots Alliance to $75.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday, October 12th. [Full Article...]

U.S. surgeon general warns of teenage risks from e-cigarettes

U.S. surgeon general warns of teenage risks from e-cigarettes It comes as federal health officials try to combat the rapid rise in e-cigarette use among America's youth. Adams recommends parents, teachers, and health professionals learn about e-cigarettes, talk to children about the risks, and set an example by not using tobacco products. [Full Article...]

Dems lash out at judge for ruling Obamacare unconstitutional

Dems lash out at judge for ruling Obamacare unconstitutional For now, according to the White House, the law will remain "in place" in expectation of appeals of the ruling. The 2012 ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, held that the government cannot order people to purchase health care, but it can impose a tax on those who don't, and interpreted the mandate and penalty as the equivalent of a tax. [Full Article...]

Teen vaping soars as opioid use, drinking decline

Teen vaping soars as opioid use, drinking decline This year, 44,482 students from 392 public and private schools participated in the survey. The annual survey, which also measures use of other substances including marijuana , alcohol and opioids, questioned more than 44,000 students from eighth, 10th and 12th grades in USA public and private schools. [Full Article...]


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