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Medicine Affordable Care Act Marketplace open enrollment begins
Author: 0 Affordable Care Act Marketplace open enrollment begins

There have been changes. "The Navigator program has been a critical resource in this effort to educate and empower consumers", said Erin Hemlin, Young Invincibles' director of training and consumer education. Health insurance is a way to reduce the financial impact of injury and sickness. "This is not the death blow for the market that was thought", said Chris Sloan of the consulting firm Avalere Health.

Medicine Chancellor hits tech giants in the pocket
Author: 0 Chancellor hits tech giants in the pocket

However, the industry warns that digital tax services could discourage tech investment. "It's not tax rises and it's not the NHS that Mr. Hammond is willing to gamble on, it's the public finances". "Mr Hammond said it would put "£130 in the pocket of a typical basic rate taxpayer". Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond called out on tech companies in his annual budget speech, saying that it is not "sustainable" or "fair" for digital platform businesses to generate income in the ...

Medicine Widow fights to raise awareness about male breast cancer
Author: 0 Widow fights to raise awareness about male breast cancer

However, the earlier diagnosis does not change the overall course of the disease and the lead-time bias makes survival time after screen detection an inherently inaccurate measures as to whether or not screening actually saves lives. "It reappeared and metastasized, and at that point, once it comes back and metastasizes, it's Stage 4", she said. When I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in June, I wasn't necessarily afraid in that gut-punching moment.

Medicine 9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak
Author: 0 9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

The latest death occurred Friday when a child succumbed to adenovirus, according to officials. Teams will also be sent to the Voorhees Pediatric Facility in the state, and the Children's Specialised Hospital with locations in Toms River and Mountainside.

Medicine Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 'Know your body'
Author: 0 Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 'Know your body'

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. "I had a strong group of people who were with me, and that's what made the difference", she said. "It just feels like we're all coming together for a common cause you know", said Lopeztome, "in fighting so that no one has to hear those words again".

Medicine Polio- Like Disease Affecting Children In U.S
Author: 0 Polio- Like Disease Affecting Children In U.S

Since the condition was first recognized by CDC in 2014, the agency has confirmed 386 cases nationally through October 16, mostly in children. On Tuesday, the CDC released an official count of confirmed cases of the disease for 2018: 62 cases in 22 states.

Author: 0 127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

Federal health officials released the updated numbers on Tuesday, and said they still had no idea what was causing the spike in AFM cases or why kids were getting it in the first place. " Most AFM cases occur in the late summer and fall", which she referred to as "seasonal clustering". "It's rare, but certainly when you hear about it it's very scary for parents", CBS News medical contributor Dr.

Medicine Children’s Mercy Hospital treating patients with rare polio-like illness
Author: 0 Children’s Mercy Hospital treating patients with rare polio-like illness

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) specifically affects the spinal cord, causing the muscles and reflexes in the body to work abnormally. It causes symptoms ranging from muscle weakness to complete paralysis. "We will continue to work with our partners at the CDC and local health departments to make sure that all NY families have the information they need to prevent their children and others from getting the virus".

Medicine Selena Gomez admitted in hospital after emotional breakdown
Author: 0 Selena Gomez admitted in hospital after emotional breakdown

Our thoughts go out to Gomez and we wish her a speedy and healthy recovery! " Depression has been my life for five years in a row - she said", - I think before I turned 26, my life was such a odd time when I lived on autopilot. Last month, the singer spoke to her 144 million followers about her anxiety and depression in an Instagram LIVE chat session. In an interview with GQ, the singer said, "First off, this is something that everyone always wants to fixate on".

Medicine Event highlights mental health issues
Author: 0 Event highlights mental health issues

She says one in five children will develop a mental illness. Over the past few years, we've seen an influx in people speaking, writing, and educating others about their own mental health issues. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), half of all mental illnesses began by age 14 and worldwide 10-20 per cent of children and adolescents suffered from mental disorders.

Medicine Midterm elections in wake of Kavanaugh confirmation
Author: 0 Midterm elections in wake of Kavanaugh confirmation

And Perry notes that voters ahead of the 2016 election said the Supreme Court was one of the major reasons they were voting for the presidential candidate of their choice. Media captionDonald Trump's nominee has been embroiled in a bitter battle over sexual assault allegations. Democrats say Trump's rhetoric since launching his 2016 campaign has been provocative, pugnacious and at times racist.

Author: 0 Suspected Acute flaccid myelitis case at Oishei Children's Hospital

Dr. Fernando Acosta Jr., a neurologist at Cook Children's, said there is no cure or treatment at this time. The six Minnesota children are all 10 and younger and are in the Twin Cities, central and northeastern Minnesota. Until then, doctors are treating the cases as if they are AFM. "We'll continue to investigate and share information when we have it". The cause of any individual case of AFM can be hard to determine, and often, no cause is found.

Medicine Concerns growing over rare polio-like condition in children
Author: 0 Concerns growing over rare polio-like condition in children

The reported IL cases are preliminary diagnoses and only the U.S. Centers for Disease Control can confirm the diagnosis, according to Arnold. "Isolation protocols and infection control procedures are in place and we're working with the CDC and the Allegheny County Health Department to further monitor and evaluate the patient conditions".

Medicine OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots
Author: 0 OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots

Each year, millions of people are sickened, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu. Those antibodies help protect us from influenza viruses if we come in contact with them later. Other health departments in the district are also offering flu shots by appointment. That preservation process makes the virus serve as the antigen, or substance which causes the human body to create antibodies and fight the flu.

Medicine 10 things to know about Aussies and mental health
Author: 0 10 things to know about Aussies and mental health

It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. Guterres said poor mental health during adolescence has an impact on educational achievement and increases the risk of alcohol and substance use and violent behaviour.

Medicine In the Pink offers items for women living with cancer
Author: 0 In the Pink offers items for women living with cancer

Breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, aside from lung cancer. That risk doubles if there is a family history. "I just kept on going because as a survivor of now going on 24 years, it was good for some of the newbies to see someone that has survived".

Medicine GE Chief Out After Barely A Year On The Job
Author: 0 GE Chief Out After Barely A Year On The Job

Larry Culp, a GE board member who ran United States manufacturer Danaher for more than a decade, is to replace GE veteran John Flannery, effective immediately. The stock jumped 14% as Wall Street cheered the leadership change. Additionally, the GE board appointed Thomas W. Horton as lead director . Culp, 55, is credited with leading a turnaround at Danaher, which makes everything from dental tools to consumer packaging.

Medicine Japanese, American scientists win Nobel Prize for breakthrough cancer treatment
Author: 0 Japanese, American scientists win Nobel Prize for breakthrough cancer treatment

Honjo's impactful research", said Janet Rossant, president and scientific director of the Toronto-based Gairdner Foundation. One of Carter's treatments was a drug that blocked the immune-cell "brake" studied by Honjo. The discoveries led to the creation of a multibillion-dollar market for new cancer medicines. The discovery led to effective treatments, specifically some called immune checkpoint blockade therapies .

Medicine Man dies of brain-eating amoeba after visiting water park
Author: 0 Man dies of brain-eating amoeba after visiting water park

An obituary in The Press of Atlantic City describes Stabile as an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, surfing and snowboarding. Frabrizio Stabile, of Ventor, New Jersey, died on September 21, days after visiting BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort in Waco, Texas .

Medicine Flu season starting to impact parts of Florida
Author: 0 Flu season starting to impact parts of Florida

Annually, the vaccine "prevents millions of flu illnesses and related doctors' visits and tens of thousands of hospitalizations", said the CDC in a statement . Some seasons are mild. Without insurance, the cost for self-paying individuals is $25. The makeup of the vaccine has been changed this year to try to better protect against expected strains.

Medicine President Trump calls Kavanaugh testimony 'riveting'
Author: 0 President Trump calls Kavanaugh testimony 'riveting'

Christine Blasey Ford tells the U.S. Senate judiciary committee how the alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh unfolded one night in 1982. Asked by if he is confident that Kavanaugh can advance out of the committee, he said, "I am optimistic, yes". They come against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement and the hearing included sharp exchanges between Republicans and Democrats mirroring the atmosphere of bitter political partisanship in Washington .

Medicine Free flu shots set to begin at Solano County libraries
Author: 0 Free flu shots set to begin at Solano County libraries

Influenza activity starts to increase in October and November. Flu vaccines have been updated to better match now circulating viruses. This year's trivalent vaccines will protect against the A/Michigan strain, a H1N1-like virus; A/Singapore, a H3N2-like virus; and B/Colorado (Victoria lineage), while the quadrivalent vaccine will also protect against the B/Phuket strain (Yamagata lineage).

Medicine 3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood
Author: 0 3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs dead in Florence flood

Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson identified the two deputies involved in the incident as Stephen Flood and Joshua Bishop. As the van traveled down United States 76 - about a half-mile from the Little Pee Dee River, which separates Mullins from the town of Nichols - high water swept away the vehicle.

Medicine Apple unveils new iPhones, Apple Watch
Author: 0 Apple unveils new iPhones, Apple Watch

Apple doesn't release sales figures, but estimates from two analysts suggest the company shipped roughly 18 million watches in 2017. New iPhones unveiled Wednesday offer Apple a chance for fresh momentum in a sputtering smartphone market as the California tech giant moves into new products and services to diversify.

Medicine Apple introduces iPhones with dual SIM trays only in China
Author: 0 Apple introduces iPhones with dual SIM trays only in China

Inside it even shares the same brand new A12 Bionic processor found in the new XS and XS Max , and features IP67 waterproofing up to one meter for 20 minutes. The premium iPhone XS is made with stainless surgical grade steel with a new glass formulation and has edge-to-edge screen, Apple said in a statement.

Medicine WHO warns of high health risk from insufficient physical activity
Author: 0 WHO warns of high health risk from insufficient physical activity

It was deduced that mostly in high-income countries like the United Kingdom and U.S., the percentage of inactive people has increased from 32 to 37 from 2001 to 2016. One in three women and one in four men do not take enough exercise or move about enough, too often sitting at desks all day at work, in front of the TV in the evening and travelling by auto.

Medicine Theranos is about to shut down for good
Author: 0 Theranos is about to shut down for good

Investors poured almost $1 billion into Theranos and three former USA cabinet secretaries, two former United States senators, a retired admiral and a retired Marine Corps general joined its board. Holmes a billionaire and media celebrity. Behind the scenes, it performed the vast majority of the tests with commercial analyzers purchased from other companies.

Medicine 'Cluster' of Legionnaires' disease cases reported in B.C.: health authorities
Author: 0 'Cluster' of Legionnaires' disease cases reported in B.C.: health authorities

Along with the 12 incidents of Legionnaires' disease at Hampton Beach, including at least one which resulted in death, August saw two confirmed cases of this bacterial pneumonia in Nashua. The investigation will continue throughout the Labor Day weekend, including additional environmental testing and conducting interviews and re-interviews with the individuals who contracted the disease.

Medicine CDC sees sharp increase in 3 STDs reported in 2017
Author: 0 CDC sees sharp increase in 3 STDs reported in 2017

The National Coalition of STD Directors is asking the government to authorize emergency access to public health funding so they can combat the crisis. Diagnoses of gonorrhea rose by 67 percent overall from 333,004 in 2013 to 555,608 cases, according to preliminary data for 2017. CDC funding for prevention efforts has hovered around $157 million for the past 18 years, Harvey said.

Medicine GOP Candidate Criticized After Saying Black Opponent Would 'Monkey This Up'
Author: 0 GOP Candidate Criticized After Saying Black Opponent Would 'Monkey This Up'

More than 3.5 million people voted out of 13 million registered voters in the state for a turnout rate of 27 per cent, the highest for a non-presidential Florida primary since 2002. He will take on Rep. Ron DeSantis , who prides himself on his closeness with President Trump , who enthusiastically backed him. "That is not going to work".

Medicine Hundreds honor John McCain at public viewing
Author: 0 Hundreds honor John McCain at public viewing

You can also see the decorated veteran's funeral, which will take place on Saturday, September 1. I thought of his call and our many ensuing conversations when I learned of his death this past weekend, a few days shy of his 82nd birthday.

Medicine West Nile Virus Found In Washington County
Author: 0 West Nile Virus Found In Washington County

Louisiana and MS are leading the nation in the number of people who have become the most seriously ill from West Nile virus this year. MS has reported 25 total cases. Signs of the virus include flu-like symptoms, where the horse seems mildly anorexic and depressed. In rare cases West Nile may cause encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain.

Medicine Air quality issues ongoing; MPCA says it will exit tomorrow
Author: 0 Air quality issues ongoing; MPCA says it will exit tomorrow

Smoke from Canadian wildfires are drifting towards the Inland Northwest. That's Dr. Coralynn Sack, a pulmonologist and specialist in environmental health at the University of Washington, who notes that with an air quality index above 100 - it's mostly sensitive populations at risk.

Medicine Google's Revamped Fitness App Turns Activity Tracking Into A Game
Author: 0 Google's Revamped Fitness App Turns Activity Tracking Into A Game

Google today announced a major redesign of its Google Fit health-tracking app and service. I'm curious to see the changes as the current app is pretty basic. Google Fit , the tech giant's health and fitness tracking app, has been simplified and streamlined in consultation with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization.

Medicine This top 10 U.S. medical school offering free tuition
Author: 0 This top 10 U.S. medical school offering free tuition

NYU said it is the only top 10-ranked medical school in the U.S. to offer such an initiative. Now thousands of medical students and the general public, who are in need of a balanced and affordable medical array of services, will be able to take that commitment right to the bank.

Medicine Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'
Author: 0 Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

The research which is still in its infancy was published online in the journal Thorax . Professor John Britton, director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at the University of Nottingham, said this is a particularly poignant finding for those who plan on using e-cigarettes long term, rather than as a transitional stage to quit entirely.

Medicine Measles sickens over 100 people in 21 states, including CT
Author: 0 Measles sickens over 100 people in 21 states, including CT

Two of the cases were reported in children under the age of one in New Haven county. But the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports in mid spring, the state had 22 cases from an outbreak that started after a traveler brought the virus back from Asia.

Medicine CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota
Author: 0 CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota

Weekly mosquito testing for West Nile virus began statewide in June. Residents are encouraged to remove any items that can hold water, which can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Change the water in bird baths and pet dishes at least every three days. Last year, there were 30 reported cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota.

Medicine West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says
Author: 0 West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wn-no/index-eng.php or call the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519.355.1071. It's now been detected in Ada County. Take extra protection measures at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Test results are reported once a week by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Medicine Child becomes first Manitoban infected with West Nile Virus in 2018
Author: 0 Child becomes first Manitoban infected with West Nile Virus in 2018

The resident started to feel ill on July 27 and was hospitalized the next day, the release said. Tests confirmed that the person had the neuro-invasive form of the virus. Eight out of 10 people will never experience any symptoms. Carroll and Helwig recommend people eliminate any artificial containers with standing water on their property, such as buckets, wheelbarrows or toys.

Medicine NYCHA developments set to become smoke-free Monday
Author: 0 NYCHA developments set to become smoke-free Monday

All lit tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, and pipes in all public housing living units, common areas, and offices are banned under the rule. "They have more things to fix than telling somebody they can't smoke", Robinson said. NYCHA's goal is to not terminate tenancy but to provide information and expand access to resources should residents want to quit smoking .

Medicine An infection from a dog lick cost a man his limbs
Author: 0 An infection from a dog lick cost a man his limbs

His wife, Dawn Manteufel spoke with Fox 6 about his symptoms, stating that the disease hit him with vengeance, bruising him all over. "It looked like someone beat him up with a baseball bat", she said. A bacteria called Capnocytophaga canimorsus attacked Greg Manteufel quickly and aggressively. "Within days of being admitted to the hospital while still fighting for his life, Greg first lost both feet, after a second surgery to remove more damage on legs, they amputated thru both Knee ...