Medicine

Democrats ‘Didn’t Want to Hear’ Border Security Briefing, Says Rep. McCarthy

Democrats ‘Didn’t Want to Hear’ Border Security Briefing, Says Rep. McCarthy President Donald Trump slammed Democrats at the White House on Wednesday for calling the border wall "immoral", noting that other countries and the Vatican have walls that all work. Democrat leaders have called the wall project ineffective and expensive. "It is not helping the president it's not helping the Republicans to be the owners of this shutdown", Schumer said. [Full Article...]

American Flown To Nebraska After Possible Ebola Exposure

American Flown To Nebraska After Possible Ebola Exposure Health care workers from around the world have descended on northeastern Congo to help thwart the expansion of the outbreak. The individual was transported by private plane and vehicle, they said. If the exposed person develops symptoms, Cieslak said, the Nebraska team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them because of the medical center's previous experience caring for Ebola pa... [Full Article...]

Flu activity continues to increase

Flu activity continues to increase Local physicians in Bowling Green say it is still not even close to the amount of flu cases seen a year ago in the area, but the numbers are rising. As of this point of time, only a couple of states in the country are in the red, which include Colorado along with Georgia. [Full Article...]

Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI

Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI Following a slow start to the flu season , the USA has seen 3 weeks of influenza-like illness activity levels at above the national baseline of 2.2%, flu activity reported as regional or widespread in 24 states and Guam, and an increase in respiratory specimens testing positive for flu at clinical laboratories across the country. [Full Article...]

Rise in flu cases reported in New York State

Rise in flu cases reported in New York State The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Influenza Vaccines Consumption manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry. It will boost knowledge of the overall outlook of the entire Flu Vaccine (Influenza Vaccine) Sales market as well. The report evaluated key market features, including revenue, price... [Full Article...]

THAILAND: Parliament approves medicinal cannabis

THAILAND: Parliament approves medicinal cannabis These changes will legalise the production, import, export, possession and use of cannabis and kratom products for medical purposes. The change is the first "baby step" to shifting rather archaic laws concerning weed in Southeast Asia, which now sees the death penalty attached to trafficking in some neighboring countries. [Full Article...]

Drew Barrymore Gets Candid About Her Divorce From Will Kopelman

Drew Barrymore Gets Candid About Her Divorce From Will Kopelman I remember reading an article that said I had gotten my happy ending after all . We're used to seeing our Hollywood stars looking picture ideal. Drew Barrymore is opening up about her weight loss and showing off before and after photos. [Full Article...]

MI child dies from flu; 1st of the season

MI child dies from flu; 1st of the season Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses . The CDC said there's still time for all unvaccinated persons over the age of 6 months to get the seasonal flu vaccine. People under the age of 45 were the least likely to report being vaccinated. Last season, 39.5 percent of MI residents received the vaccine. It's not now clear where in the state the child was from or... [Full Article...]

GSK plans demerger after unveiling new consumer joint venture with Pfizer

GSK plans demerger after unveiling new consumer joint venture with Pfizer On top of the merger with Pfizer, GSK plans to invest Dollars 300 Million in consumer genetics company 23andMe. The merger is set to deliver cost savings. The ultimate goal is to create two UK-based, exceptional global firms with appropriate capital structures which would be able to deliver significant benefits to patients and consumers and enhancing returns to stakeholders, Walmsley further a... [Full Article...]

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Releases FY 2019 Earnings Guidance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Releases FY 2019 Earnings Guidance The F-Score was developed to help find company stocks that have solid fundamentals, and to separate out weaker companies. WBA has visible measure of stock vacillating. Investors of record on Monday, November 12th were paid a $0.44 dividend. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.55%. [Full Article...]

Mills decries federal judge's ruling against Affordable Care Act

Mills decries federal judge's ruling against Affordable Care Act Trump tweeted Friday night that "Congress must pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions". FILE - This Oct. On top of that, they said if the mandate is struck down, the entire law should be nullified because the provision is so vital. "As the individual mandate was an essential element of the ACA, the whole of Obamacare was therefore unconstitutiona... [Full Article...]

Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An 'Epidemic'

Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An 'Epidemic' Health professionals should ask about e-cigarettes when screening patients for tobacco use, the advisory said. "We need to protect our kids from all tobacco products, including all shapes and sizes of e-cigarettes", Adams said in a news release . [Full Article...]

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer agree £10bn healthcare merger

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer agree £10bn healthcare merger USA -based Pfizer will own the remaining 32 percent stake. Its consumer products business will be a joint venture with Pfizer, which was trying to get rid of its consumer business to focus on prescription drugs for about a year, reported the Wall Street Journal . [Full Article...]

Vaping Boom Among Teens, While Drug Use Is Down

Vaping Boom Among Teens, While Drug Use Is Down It seems e-cigs may have distracted teens from tobacco products, at least for now, with just 3.6 percent of high school seniors smoking every day, down from 22.4 percent two decades ago. The steady decline in teens' use of other drugs makes the growth in vaping all the more concerning, Compton said. The store does not sell Juul pods. [Full Article...]

A Texas Federal Judge Ruled That The Affordable Care Act is Unconstitutional

A Texas Federal Judge Ruled That The Affordable Care Act is Unconstitutional Officials with MNsure, the state of Minnesota's health insurance exchange, issued a statement Saturday that the court ruling "will not affect MNsure's open enrollment period, (Minnesotans') current coverage or their coverage in 2019". AHIP's opposition to the ruling , however, has little to do with this potential suffering and everything to do with the threat to the insurers' bottom line. [Full Article...]

Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling

Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling Klobuchar says the ruling Friday by the Texas judge contradicts the 2012 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act . The Affordable Care Act runs for more than 1,000 pages and includes many provisions - the exchanges for individuals that are frequently political footballs - and a long list of other measures and protections created to expand ... [Full Article...]

US federal judge rules Obamacare is 'unconstitutional'

US federal judge rules Obamacare is 'unconstitutional' A federal judge in the U.S. state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. The decision is nearly certain to be challenged in the US Supreme Court . Politifact notes that 20 million people gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act. [Full Article...]

Open enrollment for health insurance through healthcare.gov ends Saturday

Open enrollment for health insurance through healthcare.gov ends Saturday Sean Sheehan, the deputy director of the Department of Vermont Health Access, said long wait times on the phone are likely ahead of the December 15 deadline, so he encourages residents to sign up on the Vermont Health Connect website. More than 80 percent of Arizona consumers qualify for federal subsidies that will reduce the cost of their insurance even further . The state ACA marketplace, Acce... [Full Article...]

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional The conservative judge had previously ruled against other Obama-era policies. President Trump responded to the ruling on Twitter with glee. California and other states ruled against by the judge will challenge the decision by appealing in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. [Full Article...]

CDC calls fentanyl deadliest drug in America

CDC calls fentanyl deadliest drug in America Researchers looked at death certificate data from 2011 to 2016. While the reported numbers have skyrocketed, the drug is claiming even more victims every year due to underreporting. "It's not really what's happening", said Dr. Holly Hedegaard, lead author of the report and injury epidemiologist at the National Center for Health Statistics. [Full Article...]


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