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Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge in Texas

Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge in Texas The Post reports that in a court brief, Justice Department officials "contended that, once the insurance mandate's penalty is gone next month, that will invalidate the ACA's consumer protections, such as its ban on charging more or refusing to cover people with preexisting medical conditions". [Full Article...]

Carper releases statement on passing of George HW Bush

Carper releases statement on passing of George HW Bush Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stood side-by-side as a wreath was placed alongside the casket. As official Washington paid its respects inside the Capitol, Americans queued up outside the Capitol Visitor Center for their chance. [Full Article...]

Empowered women and girls will stop HIV/AIDS epidemic

Empowered women and girls will stop HIV/AIDS epidemic The World Health Organization says HIV-positive mothers could pass the virus to their children during breastfeeding. This year, UNAIDS Executive Director who is in South Africa for the event stressed the need for people to know their statuses in his message. [Full Article...]

World AIDS Day to be marked with vigils and rallies

World AIDS Day to be marked with vigils and rallies CTV spoke with Dr. Johnmark Opondo, medical health officer for the Saskatchewan Health Authority, about the importance of knowing your status and getting tested. If people don't know their HIV status, they can't protect themselves, their families, their partners. Subsidized HIV testing kits available in campus vending machines cost less than five dollars. [Full Article...]

Congo’s Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

Congo’s Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says In the Journal of the American Medical Association, one group stated, as quoted in the report, that the US government weeks ago ordered all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention personnel, considered "some of the world's most experienced outbreak experts", from Congo's outbreak zone because of security concerns. [Full Article...]

Europe's highest rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections recorded in Russian Federation

Europe's highest rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections recorded in Russian Federation The report said: "This decline is due to a sharp decrease in diagnoses among gay and bisexual men, and a more gradual decline in diagnoses in heterosexual men and women". "The increasing trend in new HIV diagnoses continued for the Region overall, despite decreasing rates of new diagnoses in the EU/EEA", the executive summary posted on the ECPCD website reads. [Full Article...]

Farmer says he knows how to grow safe to eat lettuce

Farmer says he knows how to grow safe to eat lettuce Possibly contaminated corn is behind a slew of recalls involving prepared salads sold by major retailers including Walmart, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. That means romaine heads, hearts of romaine, baby romaine, chopped romaine, and any salad blend or mix that may contain romaine. There are no deaths reported in connection to this outbreak, but one person has developed hemolytic uremic syndro... [Full Article...]

Hammond: No-deal Brexit could scupper the end of austerity

Hammond: No-deal Brexit could scupper the end of austerity Also speaking in the House on Thursday, McGovern accused the Tories of copying the tactics of the Republican Party in the USA, saying they were hiding huge tax cuts for the wealthy by "dressing it up as money for the middle class". The companies targetted by the tax have yet to issue a formal response to the tax initiative, although shares in Amazon , Google and Netflix all traded lower on US... [Full Article...]

No awareness puts 90% Jaipur women in breast cancer zone

No awareness puts 90% Jaipur women in breast cancer zone By year's end, about 2,550 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer . "It's rare that a person living with metastatic breast cancer would have only one side effect to manage". Bryan made an appointment with his dermatologist, and a biopsy revealed it was actually breast cancer . Study of raw materials, downstream demand and present Breast Cancer Screening market dynamics are also in... [Full Article...]

Two Mass. children contracted rare muscle-weakness syndrome this year, officials say

The suspected case in Douglas County is still under investigation and confirmation of the diagnosis could take up the three weeks. Here is what is known about the disease that has had 127 confirmed or suspected cases in 22 states as of Tuesday, including Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

US Midterms 2018 - Donald Trump | A Divided America

US Midterms 2018 - Donald Trump | A Divided America An effort clearly to try and intimidate us. Henderson said in a press release earlier this month that the misconduct claims were filed after Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, which began on September 4. "It's turned our base on fire", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. The takeaway - for Trump anyway - is that mocking someone who shared her experience of being sexually assaulted i... [Full Article...]

Minnesota health officials on the lookout for rare nervous system disorder

Minnesota health officials on the lookout for rare nervous system disorder Quinton Hill, 7, spent two weeks in a hospital undergoing a range of tests, according to his parents, before he was finally diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis , also known as AFM, a rare and serious condition that typically strikes children and affects the nervous system resulting in muscle and nerve weakness. [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in medicine for Cancer Research brings forth a Breakthrough

Nobel Prize in medicine for Cancer Research brings forth a Breakthrough The duo will share the Nobel prize sum of nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million or 870,000 euros). Other cancer treatments have previously been awarded Nobel prizes, including methods for hormone treatment for prostate cancer in 1966, chemotherapy in 1988 and bone marrow transplantation for leukaemia in 1990. [Full Article...]

Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death

Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death Only a handful of people are known to have survived after contracting the brain-eating amoeba and one of those cases happened in Broward County. Stabile, known as "Fab", was a keen outdoors lover who had a passion for fishing, surfing and snowboarding, his obituary in the Press of Atlantic City said. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh gets combative with Democratic senator over questions about drinking

Kavanaugh gets combative with Democratic senator over questions about drinking The Minnesota Democrat addressed her father's own struggle with alcoholism during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, including the fact that her father still attends Alcoholics Anonymous as age 90 to combat his struggle. In the exchange, Klobuchar asked the Supreme Court nominee if he ever had so much to drink he blacked out. Was there ever a time when you drank so much you couldn't remember ... [Full Article...]

Parkland survivor David Hogg: Gillum’s message connected to 'young people' in Florida

Parkland survivor David Hogg: Gillum’s message connected to 'young people' in Florida Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum wins Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary. Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo took to Twitter to condemn DeSantis' comment. " To characterize it as anything else is absurd ". Republicans also came to DeSantis' defence, contending that the media and Democrats were mischaracterizing what DeSantis said. [Full Article...]

John McCain's Final Words and Parting Shot at Trump

John McCain's Final Words and Parting Shot at Trump Trump, who had traded bitter criticism with McCain since before the election, declared his order "a mark of respect". The White House lowered its USA flag to half-staff , raised it back up and on Monday lowered it again after the death of Senator John McCain , in an unusual and confusing break with protocol on the passing of a national leader. [Full Article...]

Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76

No deaths have been reported, and officials said most patients have been discharged from hospitals. Authorities believe the drug that caused the overdoses is K-2, a synthetic marijuana. Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an emergency physician at Yale New Haven Hospital , told the New Haven Register on Wednesday that the Drug Enforcement Administration had "confirmed the presence of fentanyl in some of the ov... [Full Article...]

The Remarkable Saga of a Young Woman's Face Transplant

The Remarkable Saga of a Young Woman's Face Transplant She lost her nose and parts of her mouth and forehead, but she survived. "We think her story is one of the most important stories that we will do this year", the editor said. Five weeks after the incident, Stubblefield was brought to Cleveland Clinic . She hopes to speak to teenagers about suicide prevention, echoing what she told CNN: "Life is precious, and life is lovely". [Full Article...]

Positive Sample of West Nile Virus Discovered in Atlantic County

Positive Sample of West Nile Virus Discovered in Atlantic County Symptoms of these diseases might include headache, rash, high fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, tremors, convulsions, coma, and paralysis. Collibbe says it's possible the health issues were caused by West Nile virus . Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Earlier this month, DNREC's Mosquito Control Section found Delaware's first EEE-positive senti... [Full Article...]


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