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Posts Tagged ‘ Health ’

Ebola Cases Could Hit 20,000

August 28th 2014

The record number of 3,069 reported Ebola cases might get much worse, as the UN’s health agency reported Thursday that “the outbreak continues to accelerate.” The World Health Organization believes it could eventually pass 20,000 cases. So far, 1,552 people have died from the virus, but there could be more who have gone unreported....
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Audit: More than 57,000 patients awaiting initial VA visits

June 9th 2014

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An audit of 731 VA hospitals and clinics says 13 percent of VA schedulers reported supervisors telling them to falsify appointment dates to make waiting...
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CDC: Illinois man didn’t have MERS after all

May 29th 2014

Federal health officials said on Wednesday that an Illinois man believed to be infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome didn’t have signs of the disease after all. A more sensitive and “definitive” test came back negative for Middle East respiratory syndrome in the man who was originally thought to have been infected by the...
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Hummus Recalled for Listeria Risk

May 23rd 2014

Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and other dips from Hot Mama’s Foods that are sold at Trader Joe’s, Giant, and Target were recalled Friday due to worries about listeria contamination. The voluntary recall was triggered by contamination found during a test by the Texas Department of Health. Listeria usually affects young children and the...
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Another MERS infection detected in the US, CDC says

May 19th 2014

A business associate of the man who brought the first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome to the U.S. has also tested positive for the disease, though he showed no signs of illness, federal health officials said Saturday. Photo: The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus is seen in an undated transmission electron micrograph...
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Coca-Cola Removing Controversial Drinks Ingredient

May 6th 2014

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has said it will remove the controversial ingredient brominated vegetable oil from its drinks by 2015. Activists claim an element of the additive, also found in flame retardants, could damage your health. Coca-Cola stressed that the move was not an issue of safety and that drinks comply with safety regulations BBC
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Phoenix VA officials on leave over allegations of delays in care

May 2nd 2014

Three officials at the veterans hospital in Phoenix were placed on leave amid allegations that patients may have died because of delays in care. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said the officials include Phoenix Veterans Health Care Center director Sharon Helman and associate Lance Robinson. Officials are investigating allegations that up to 40...
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SARS-Like MERS Virus Spreads to New Countries

April 28th 2014

Cases of the MERS Coronavirus have significantly increased in the last few months, and in recent weeks there have been reports of the virus in new countries including Egypt, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia, leaving officials struggling to figure out why infections have increased. The MERS Coronavirus, which stands for Middle Eastern Respiratory Coronavirus,...
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US Government reveals it approved powdered alcohol “in ERROR”

April 22nd 2014

By the autumn, it will be legal to sell seven flavours of Palcohol in the US, including Cosmopolitan, Mojito, and a so-called ‘Powderita,’ which its creators say “tastes just like a Margarita”. But will they, late today we heard: The federal government admitted Monday that its recent approval of Palcohol—a powdered alcohol which turns...
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Ebola Outbrake At Least 100 Dead

April 15th 2014

More than 100 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa. With no cure or vaccine, it is one of the most deadly of viruses, killing between 60 to 90 percent of those infected. Heath officials in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, have set up isolation centers and are screening at...
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Questions raised over effectiveness of Tamiflu drug

April 10th 2014

A new study has cast doubt on the effectiveness of Tamiflu and Relenza, two popular drugs in the fight against influenza with researchers saying one of them ‘may be no better than other symptom relief medications.’
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Electrical stimulator helps paralyzed men feel their legs again

April 8th 2014

Researchers are shocked after an electrical stimulator has allowed men who were left paralyzed following spinal cord injuries to move their legs again. Photo: Kent Stephenson raises his leg after undergoing stimulation of the spinal cord surgery (Courtesy of the University of Louisville) NBC News
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Conservative guest yells at Chris Hayes over Obamacare

March 28th 2014

In a chaotic, weird and ultimately exhausting segment of “All In” on Wednesday night — a segment that was presumably supposed to be devoted to discussing Obamacare’s oft-delayed deadlines — Hayes got into a lengthy argument (“debate” would be too kind) with Jennifer Stefano, a Pennsylvania-based employee of the Koch-funded and Tea Party-aligned American...
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Air Pollution Kills 7 Million A Year The World Health Organization Estimates

March 25th 2014

Air pollution kills 7 million people a year globally, 80 percent of them from heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization said Monday.
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Poll: Majority Opposes Employers Opting Out of Contraception Mandate

March 20th 2014

Ahead of next week’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, a majority of Americans oppose allowing employers to opt out from the health-care law’s contraception requirement, according to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Fifty-three percent say employers should not be exempt from the requirement that their health plans offer birth...
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CVS Pharmacy Chain Pulls Cigarettes & Tobacco Products From Its Stores

February 5th 2014

The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost about $2 billion in annual revenue but won’t affect its 2014 earnings forecast. CVS Caremark leaders say removing tobacco will help them grow the company’s business of working with...
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Huckabee: Democrats think women can’t control their libido – Video

January 27th 2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Thursday that Republicans need to push harder to win the votes of women. In turn, he criticized Democrats, saying they tell women that they are “helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control...
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List of smoking-related illnesses grows significantly

January 17th 2014

In a report to the U.S. to be released on Friday, Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak significantly expanded the list of illnesses that smoking cigarettes has been scientifically proven to cause. The ailments — now officially linked to smoking by the federal government — include diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and...
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’16 and Pregnant’ helped reduce U.S. teen births, study says

January 14th 2014

MTV’s cautionary program, “16 and Pregnant,” and its spinoffs may have prevented more than 20,000 births to teenage mothers in 2010, according to a new economic study of Nielsen television ratings and birth records. NBC News
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Octomom Faces Welfare Fraud Charges

January 14th 2014

After a foray into pornography and a stint in rehab Octomom Nadya Suleman’s next stop may be jail. Los Angeles County prosecutors charged Suleman with welfare fraud for failing to report nearly $30,000 in income while still applying for public assistance. She faces one count of perjury and two counts of perjury by false...
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Could be ‘days’ before water in parts of W.Va. is safe to drink

January 12th 2014

Nearly 800 people in 9 counties in West Virginia reported symptoms after a chemical spill contaminated water in the area. The widespread leak triggered a tap-water ban for 300,000 residents. West Virginia American Water Co. announced Thursday its water supply was contaminated. The company’s president says it could be days before water is safe...
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West Virginia chemical spill triggers widespread tap water ban

January 10th 2014
West Virginia chemical spill triggers widespread tap water ban

President Barack Obama issued an emergency declaration for the state of West Virginia on Friday, ordering federal aid in the aftermath of a chemical spill that has left up to 300,000 people without tap water, closed schools and businesses. The spill of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol, a chemical used in the coal industry, occurred Thursday on...
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USDA Closes California Foster Farms Plant Over Roach Infestation

January 9th 2014
USDA Closes California Foster Farms Plant Over Roach Infestation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended poultry processing at the Foster Farms plant in Livingston, Calif., saying it is infested with live cockroaches. The suspension comes amid a USDA investigation of three Foster Farms plants in central California, including the one in Livingston, over a nationwide salmonella outbreak that’s sickened more than 400 people....
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“This will be the worst day of your life”: Police file on Newtown yields chilling portrait

December 28th 2013

Connecticut police released thousands of pages Friday from their investigation into the Newtown massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage and Adam Lanza’s fascination with murder, while also depicting school employees’ brave and clearheaded attempts to protect the children. Among the details: More than a dozen bodies, mostly children,...
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McDonald’s employee site bashes fast food – Avoid burgers and fries – it’s risky for your health

December 24th 2013

McDonald’s employee resources website once again is giving out worker advice that doesn’t seem to fit. This time, it’s about the industry it helped make ubiquitous — fast food. “Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically...
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[FULL SPEECH] President Obama Speaks on Economic Mobility

December 4th 2013

President Obama its schedule to speaks on the U.S. economy at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress Wednesday.
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Sebelius survives Obamacare grilling: The key takeaways

October 31st 2013
Sebelius survives Obamacare grilling: The key takeaways

Kathleen Sebelius sat in front of a House panel for three and a half hours Wednesday – facing questions from livid lawmakers, even some who’d called for her resignation before she sat down. The heated hearing covered a lot of ground – from the problems with healthcare.gov, to what the White House knew and...
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BLAME CANADA! As Obamacare tech woes mounted, CGI Canadian contractor payments soared

October 18th 2013

CGI – Experience the Commitment? To what? Ripping off the American People with your shitty Canadian Software. Obama should sue your ass today CGI CANADA you’re shit by all accounts. How’s the weather in Quebec City this time of year kickback kings? Can CGI do anything right, they were already in trouble with The...
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Approval Sought For World’s 1st Malaria Vaccine

October 8th 2013
Approval Sought For World’s 1st Malaria Vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline is seeking regulatory approval for the world’s first vaccine against malaria, after promising trial data showed that it cut cases of the often-fatal disease in African children. The company has been developing the vaccine for 3 decades and plans to submit a regulatory application to the European Medicines Agency. Malaria kills hundreds of...
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Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To 2 Americans And A German

October 7th 2013
Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To 2 Americans And A German

Scientists from Yale, Stanford and UC Berkeley have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine for research into the transport system of our cells. The recipients of the prize are Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof Photo: A screen displays photos of the winners of the 2013 Medicine...
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