Health

Raw sewage contaminating water in Puerto Rico

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the issue of Hurricane Maria. People but using water rinse and rinse their garments in infested streams, and some islanders have been celebration water from cursed wells. Nearly a month after the hurricane done landfall, Puerto Rico is only commencement to come to …

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What to know about Trump’s decision to hindrance Obamacare subsidies

According to President Trump, Democrats and Republicans are already operative together on a short-term solution in response to his decision last week to cut off cost-sharing rebate (CSR) payments under Obamacare.  “They’re right now having emergency meetings to get a short-term fix of medical where premiums don’t have to double and triple every year like they’ve been doing under Obamacare. Because …

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Psychologist: #MeToo campaign is a good first step

LOS ANGELES — A Twitter campaign ordering victims of passionate misconduct has left global. Posts with the word “#MeToo” have strew much-needed light on a dim subject, as some-more and some-more women go open with personal accounts of nuisance and assault. CBS Los Angeles reports Cyndi Otteson, a internal mom, is pity her story after years of silence. Otteson says she never …

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Bipartisan understanding reached on Obamacare payments, says GOP senator

WASHINGTON — A heading Republican senator says he and a top Democrat have reached an agreement on a devise to extend sovereign payments to health insurers that President Trump has blocked.       GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee told reporters Tuesday afternoon that the next step will be for him and his negotiating partner – Democrat Patty Murray – …

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Cherokee Nation, grappling with opioid crisis, takes authorised action

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Sasha and Kane Wyatt are members of the Cherokee Nation in northeast Oklahoma. They adopted their son Luke when he was just eight days old. His birth mom was dependant to opioids — and so was he. “I remember holding him and just great — we am trying not to cry right now — it was so …

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Drug ODs killed some-more Americans last year than Vietnam War

The opioid widespread depredation the United States is holding a grave and flourishing toll. The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 64,070 people died from drug overdoses in 2016. That’s a 21 percent boost over the year before. Approximately three-fourths of all drug overdose deaths are now caused by opioids — a category of …

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Appeals justice tosses allotment in baby powder case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri appeals justice has tossed out a $72 million endowment in an Alabama woman’s lawsuit that claimed talcum powder and other Johnson Johnson products contributed to her cancer.  The Missouri Eastern District justice ruled Tuesday that Missouri was not the correct office for a lawsuit filed by 62-year-old Jacqueline Fox, of Birmingham, Alabama, who died …

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Opioid crisis: Pennsylvania’s AG on holding drug companies accountable

October 18, 2017, 8:32 AM| As partial of the ongoing series, Issues That Matter, we demeanour at the opioid crisis. Following an review by “60 Minutes” and the Washington Post, 41 attorneys ubiquitous around the country have subpoenaed drug manufacturers and distributors for information and documents. They wish to know how opioid drugs are made, marketed and distributed. Pennsylvania Attorney …

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Trump backs divided from bipartisan Obamacare subsidies plan

October 18, 2017, 7:06 AM| The success or disaster of a bipartisan fix for Obamacare insurance markets could hinge on the White House. The boss seemed to validate a proxy devise from Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray Tuesday, but he incited divided from the understanding hours later. Nancy Cordes reports.

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How hospitals beam ultra-personal cancer care

SAN DIEGO — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes’ husband a new drug they hoped would cringe his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right. Cancer patients increasingly are having their caring guided by …

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