• New York City mayor announces $100 million health care program
New York City mayor announces $100 million health care program

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan that would guarantee healthcare for 600,000 low-income New Yorkers, with Bronx residents expected to get priority. Workers would have the right to use this time for any reason they choose, though the Mayor will allow businesses to require up to two weeks of notice, and have "reasonable exceptions for granting...

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  • First pediatric flu death reported to NJ Department of Health
First pediatric flu death reported to NJ Department of Health

The child, who has not been identified for privacy reasons, lived in the "central region of the state" and died in late December, the New Jersey Department of Health said in a news release . Many medical clinics and pharmacies offer flu shots. Each year there is a different vaccine , and the vaccinations protect people from several strains ...

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  • Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted
Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted

Employment data showed the United States added 312,000 jobs in December, much above analyst expectations, strengthening the case of those who have argued that markets have overreacted to signs that U.S. That flexibility, he added, applied as well to the monthly reductions to the Fed's balance sheet . This response no doubt helped the market to rec...

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  • What will this flu season be like?
What will this flu season be like?

One man is dead from the flu and contributing issues, marking Iowa's first flu-related death of the 2018-2019 influenza season. The Center of Disease Control said knowing the difference can help a person to a faster and easier recovery. Get the flu vaccine, as well as the pneumococcal vaccine (a secondary illness), if you are able. During the 201...

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  • Judge Declares ObamaCare Unconstitutional, Trump Celebrates on Twitter
Judge Declares ObamaCare Unconstitutional, Trump Celebrates on Twitter

He ruled that the individual mandate was now unconstitutional. At issue was the individual mandate , the provision in Obamacare that requires everyone to have health insurance or face a penalty in the form of a tax. The decision Friday finding the ACA unconstitutional comes just before the end of a six-week open enrollment period for the p...

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  • George HW Bush Saluted as a 'Great Man'
George HW Bush Saluted as a 'Great Man'

Controversial as a politician, the 41st president has been feted in death as the embodiment of a public servant - with some of the commemorations pointedly contrasting him with the current White House occupant. As official Washington paid its respects inside the Capitol, Americans queued up outside the Capitol Visitor Center for their chance. Bus...

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  • Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials
Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong . During the presentation on Wednesday, He, said , "For this specific case, I feel proud". At 3-5 days a few cells were removed from the embryos to check for editing. Lovell-Badge said Thursday that the organizers had felt it was "...

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  • Statement from HHS Secretary Alex Azar ahead of World AIDS Day
Statement from HHS Secretary Alex Azar ahead of World AIDS Day

Today, we have greater means than ever before at our disposal to prevent HIV infection, through traditional prevention methods, antiretroviral medicines for prophylactic treatment, interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission and treatments to suppress the virus in people living with HIV, which can drastically reduce the likelihood of onwa...

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  • China orders halt to gene editing after outcry over babies
China orders halt to gene editing after outcry over babies

A prominent American scientist is warning against a backlash to the claim that a Chinese scientist has helped make the world's first gene-edited babies. He explained that eight couples - comprised of HIV-positive fathers and HIV-negative mothers - had signed up voluntarily for the experiment; one couple later dropped out.

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  • 40 million with diabetes could be without insulin by 2030
40 million with diabetes could be without insulin by 2030

The estimates suggest that making insulin widely accessible in Asia could more than double numbers of insulin users from 21 million to 48 million people. The limited production of insulin affects Africa and Asia, in spite of UN's high commitment to treat this non-communicable disease. The researchers conclude in the journal The Lancet that of a...

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  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Norfolk construction staff switched their normal hats a high visibility jackets for pink ones to do their bit for Breast Cancer Now. To get screened for breast cancer, you can make an appointment at the Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center, located at 1135 Professional Drive.

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  • Selena Gomez is getting 'stronger every day'
Selena Gomez is getting 'stronger every day'

She was said to be down and emotional over a low white blood cell count after her kidney transplant . The news outlet says the "downward emotional spiral" Gomez experienced now has led her to receive dialectical behavior therapy . The 26-year-old has been vocal about her struggles with mental health and lupus . Gomez has been focused on ...

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  • Women more prone to mental disorders: Doctors
Women more prone to mental disorders: Doctors

Peng had worked as a Chinese teacher for more than 10 years before devoting herself to mental health advocate and educator, providing information to reduce prejudice against mental health and reduce stigma among caregivers. The commission estimates that 13.5 million deaths every year could be averted if the underlying mental ill-health proble...

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  • More cases of rare 'polio-like' illness pop up around the US
More cases of rare 'polio-like' illness pop up around the US

Up through September of this year, 38 cases of AFM have been confirmed in 16 states , according to the CDC , and 362 people have contracted AFM since August 2014. From August 2014 through August 2018, the CDC has been notified of 362 cases of the illness, mostly in children. Kris Ehresmann with the state Health Department advises parents, "...

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  • Mental health awareness programme kicks-off Wednesday
Mental health awareness programme kicks-off Wednesday

Mental Health has always been a topic of low discussion. But that's a fallacy. The new Wellbeing Leave entitlement can cover mental or physical health, medical procedures, when a partner or dependant requires care, or purely timeout for an employee's personal wellbeing.

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  • Supreme Court nominee in unusual plea as US Senate nears vote
Supreme Court nominee in unusual plea as US Senate nears vote

A friend of Christine Blasey Ford told FBI investigators that she felt pressured to clarify her original statement regarding an alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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  • US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy
US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Allison spent 17 years convincing others that this approach could work, leading to approval in 2011 of the drug Yervoy, which showed near-miraculous results for a fraction of patients with a lethal form of skin cancer. Allison, who is the chair of Immunology and executive director of the Immunotherapy Platform , is the first MD Anderson scientis...

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  • Christine Blasey Ford remembers
Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers

Finally, Flake answered, "I need to go to the hearing". She accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school. It was not clear, however, if the drama changed the views of any senators. Dr. Ford opened with an emotional, tearful recount of the alleged sexual attack by Kavanaugh. Democrats lauded Ford's testimony as credible, courageous and...

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  • Family Outraged After Women Die Trapped in Flooded Van Driven by Deputies
Family Outraged After Women Die Trapped in Flooded Van Driven by Deputies

The sheriff's office didn't immediately confirm that was the case for that van. The vehicle, staffed by two Horry County Sheriff's Office deputies , was transporting two detainees from Conway to Darlington. "Last year we transported over 1,200 mental patients, this past year and drove about 40,000 miles transporting and never had an incident lik...

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  • Think Twice Before Starting to Take Daily Aspirin
Think Twice Before Starting to Take Daily Aspirin

The study involved over 19,000 people, of which 9,525 received aspirin and 9,589 recruited in placebo group. No detectable benefit seen from regular use of low-dose aspirin for people 70 and older who don't have heart disease, researchers say.For decades, a daily dose of aspirin has been widely considered a way to protect healthy people from c...

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