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Posts Tagged ‘ Health ’

Report: Spies Keeping Info From Trump


U.S. intelligence officials have withheld some sensitive intelligence from President Trump because of concerns about the information being leaked or compromised, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This purported move underscores distrust between the intelligence community and the new administration as a result of reports that Trump’s campaign team had contacts...
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Senate Confirms Tom Price As HHS Secretary


On Monday the Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to lead the Health and Human Services Department. The party-line vote was the fourth contested Cabinet vote in a row. Democrats argued before the vote that Price, a seven-term congressman and former orthopedic surgeon, had failed to come clean about...
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George H.W. Bush Leaving ICU, Barbara Leaving Hospital


Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush will soon be moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia. Dr. Amy Mynderse says the 92-year-old Bush will be moved from the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday. Bush was struggling to breathe when he...
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Senate Begins Formally Repealing ObamaCare


Early Thursday, after voting down dozens of amendments proposed by Democrats over seven hours, Senate Republicans approved a budget resolution measure officially beginning the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with no replacement yet proposed. The resolution, which passed on a partisan 51-48 vote — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined all Democrats present...
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Trump Refuses CNN Question: ‘You’re Fake News!’ [VIDEO]


President-elect Donald Trump’s Wednesday press conference devolved into a shouting match between himself and CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Trump yelled, “You are fake news!” as Acosta tried to press him to answer a question. The exchange was prompted by Trump calling BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage.” He said, “I think they’re...
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Trump On ‘Golden Showers’ Report: ‘I’m a Germaphobe’ [VIDEO]


In his first press conference as president-elect on Wednesday, Donald Trump addressed the unverified documents published the prior evening alleging that Russia had blackmail materials about his financial and sexual life. The reports alleged Trump paid prostitutes to perform “golden showers” in a hotel room during one of his visits. The president-elect denied that...
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Donald Trump Scheduled To Hold First Press Conference In 6 Months Today


The last time Donald Trump held a press conference, in July, he suggested that Russia should hack the emails of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Click here to WATCH Live Donald Trump Press Conference after #GoldeShoweGate leaks Now president-elect, Trump is scheduled to face the press at 11 a.m. ET, and he will undoubtedly get...
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Trump: Intel Leaks Are Like ‘Nazi Germany’


President-elect Donald Trump twitted this morning about the #goldenshowersgate calling it“fake news” the new leaks to the media of alleged sex blackmail obtained by Russia. “One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?” Trump said, declaring that he has “nothing” to do with Russia. “NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” On...
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Obama, Pence Visit Capitol Hill For Obamacare Fight


President Barack Obama arrived to the Capitol to give congressional Democrats advice on how to combat the Republican drive to dismantle his health care overhaul. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss the best way to send Obama’s cherished law to its graveyard and replace it with — well, something....
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EpiPen Maker Offers Discount After Outrage [VIDEO]


Following extremely critical news coverage and condemnation from politicians including Hillary Clinton, pharmaceutical maker Mylan has agreed to offer a discount to the patient cost of the EpiPen, the emergency epinephrine shot that stops anaphylaxis. The cost of the severe-allergy treatment had increased by more than 400 percent in the past 10 years. Mylan...
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Zika Virus Confirmed Among Four Canadian travellers


Zika virus infections have recently been confirmed among four Canadians who have travelled to areas most affected by the virus, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. Two cases in British Columbia, one in Alberta and one in Quebec all resulted from travel to areas where the virus is actively circulating, such as South...
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Michigan Environmental Protection Agency Leader Quits


Susan Hedman, the EPA director overseeing an area in Michigan that includes Flint, stepped down on Thursday as the water crisis in the city has continued unabated. The EPA also announced an emergency order on Thursday requiring the state and city to take “immediate steps to address the drinking water contamination in Flint.”
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Officials Dismissed Flint Water Fears In Emails [VIDEO]


Data unveiled in 274 pages of emails released by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder paint a picture of dismissive state leaders who deflected responsibility and ignored scientific evidence regarding the lead-poisoned drinking water in Flint. Top aides reportedly scoffed at people voicing questions about the water quality “anti-everything,” and findings reported by a concerned paediatrician...
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Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested [VIDEO]


The pharma CEO reviled for raising the price of life-saving drugs for personal gain has been arrested for securities fraud. Martin Shkreli, 32, is accused of taking stocks from Retrophin Inc. to pay off unrelated debts. He started the biotech firm in 2011. Prosecutors say he made secret payoffs and set up fake deals.
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Stewart Is Back To Shame Congress Over #WorstResponders [VIDEO]


Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show for the first time since passing the torch to new host Trevor Noah in August to provide an update on a cause he has been supporting for years: Funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. Stewart popped up in the second half of the show (“Are you lost?”...
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Trevor Noah Recalls Emergency Appendectomy Trip [VIDEO]


Trevor Noah is back to “The Daily Show” after experience first hand Health Care in America over an emergency appendectomy, he was taken to the emergency room Tuesday with abdominal pain. “Although I don’t know if ’emergency room’ is the right term, because they make you wait,” he said. “I feel like there should...
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Trevor Noah: Syria ‘Kind Of’ Gets Boots On The Ground [VIDEO]


Trevor Noah reminded us of that time President Obama promise not to send troops into Syria to fight ISIS but despite this the President makes dubious changes to U.S. military strategy in the Middle East. “But here you are with your boots on the ground,boots on the ground, boots on the ground, looking like...
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California Approves Assisted Suicide [VIDEO]


Gov. Jerry Brown approved an end-of-life measure Monday that allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to quicken the deaths of terminally ill patients. Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, said he had difficulty in approving the assisted-suicide law and had to “reflect on what I would want in the face of my...
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Anthem Buys Rival Cigna For $54.2Bn to Create Health Insurance Giant [VIDEO]


Anthem Health said on Friday it would buy Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer. Cigna shareholders will get $103.40 per share in cash and 0.5152 Anthem shares. The deal comes three weeks after Aetna struck a deal to buy Humana for $37 billion and is part...
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F.D.A. Panel Approves Female Viagra [VIDEO]


A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday recommended the approval of a controversial pill, flibanserin, that would boost women’s libido, The pill has been rejected twice already by the F.D.A., which said the drug’s benefits don’t outweigh its risks.
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Mexico investigating vaccinations after 2 children die, 29 sickened


Mexico has stopped administering certain vaccines and launched an investigation into why two children died and 29 fell ill this weekend after receiving inoculations in Chiapas, officials said. 
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Blue Bell Pulls All Food Over Listeria [VIDEO]


Ice cream giant Blue Bell Creameries expanded a recall to include all of its products Monday in the wake of potential contamination concerns, according to a statement on its website. The Texas-based company pulled all of its products over a threat of of Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious or fatal infections in children,...
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Obamacare Faces The Supreme Court, Again [VIDEO]


The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The case being argued Wednesday is just the latest challenge to the law that was Obama’s attempt to bring universal health care to the United States. In King v....
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Coffee May Prevent Heart Attacks [VIDEO]


Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may be more helpful than harmful, according to a study published in the journal Heart on Monday. A team of researchers in South Korea found that people who drank moderate amounts of coffee, which is three to five cups daily, were less likely to develop...
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John Oliver Goes After Big Pharma [VIDEO]


Goes After Big Pharma’s Relationship With Doctors Check what he said on his show last nights show: Here’s how it works. Money combines with the cash receptors in your doctor’s wallet to create fast-acting financial relief, so your doctor can rest easy and enjoy life. Common side effects of doctors taking money may include...
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[VIDEO] Senator Tillis: Employees shouldn’t be forced to Wash Hands


On the Jon Stewart Show, Jon made me spit my coffee when I saw this bit. LOL Thanks Jon! Senator Thom Tillis (R) Free-market principles employees shouldn’t be forced to wash hands
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Scientists Allegedly Exposed To Ebola In Atlanta Lab [VIDEO]


As many as a dozen scientists were potentially exposed to the Ebola virus in an Atlanta CDC lab on Monday. The technician who specifically handled the misplaced virus material currently has no symptoms and is being monitored for 21 days. Others who entered the same lab have been contacted and will be assessed. CDC...
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10 dead after doctor uses infected tools on women in India


An Indian surgeon used infected instruments to sterilize 83 women in about six hours, according to a local medical official, leaving 10 of them dead and another 69 hospitalized in the central state of Chhattisgarh. The doctor breached guidelines that limit surgeons from performing more than 30 sterilizations a day, said the official, who...
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Scientists Decode Spontaneous HIV Cure


Two HIV-infected men appear to have experienced a “spontaneous cure” to HIV, which may hold the secret to combatting the virus. French scientists studied the two men who contracted HIV but never developed AIDS symptoms. They came from a group known as “elite controllers,” the fewer than 1 percent of people who contract HIV...
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Brittany Maynard Commits Suicide [VIDEO]


Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who gained fame over the last few weeks with her public decision to end her life, died Saturday at home in Portland, Oregon. “Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love,” she wrote on Facebook. “Today is the day I have chosen to pass away...
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