17 states, D.C. appeal Texas judge's ruling declaring ACA unconstitutional

The notice of appeal marks the next stage of what is expected to be a long-running litigation process that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court . The filing moves the legal defense of the ACA to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, where the AG's ... More..

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Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case

Staff who have been in contact with the patient - whose recent travel has not been revealed - at both hospitals are also being looked after, the regional authority said. Other patients in need of emergency care...More..

Maine's first flu death of the season reported
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Maine's first flu death of the season reported

Public health advocates recommend flu shots, although they are not 100 percent effective against all strains of influenza. Maine's first flu death of the season has been reported. By comparison, this time pre...More..

by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Democrats retake House of Representatives in US Congress

Progressive incoming House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to lay down an early marker with party leaders on Congress's first day by voting against a package of legislative rules because it contains a...More..

Donald Trump says government shutdown could last 'a long time'
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

Donald Trump says government shutdown could last 'a long time'

Democrats take charge of the House of Representatives from Mr Trump's fellow Republicans when the new 2019-2020 Congress convenes this week. A partial government shutdown showed no signs of ending Wednes...More..

American flown to Nebraska after possible Ebola exposure
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

American flown to Nebraska after possible Ebola exposure

The person, who was transported to the U.S.by private plane and transported by auto, will be monitored by federal, state and county public health officials, according to the statement . Symptoms may appear any...More..

Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI

Of the 10 regions the U.S. Health and Human Services has divided the country into, nine are reporting cases of flu-like symptoms at or above their region-specific baseline. The proportion of deaths attributed...More..

by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Doctor monitored in Nebraska for possible Ebola exposure

The individual was transported by private plane and auto, they said. The physician, who is not identified for privacy reasons, was privately flown to Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday afternoon and transported to ...More..

Confirmed cases of flu rising across NY state
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Confirmed cases of flu rising across NY state

As of the week ending December 22, nine states are experiencing high flu activity - Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico and SC - as well as New York City. There hav...More..

Prices for hospital services to be made public starting in 2019
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Prices for hospital services to be made public starting in 2019

Patients will soon be able to compare prices before seeking treatment beginning January 1, 2019. Currently, under the affordable care act, hospitals must release public price lists. Hospitals are already requ...More..

by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Number Of Flu Cases May Peak Soon In Colorado

You can read that report at this link . Flu season generally runs from October until April. That's almost five times the number of states that reported the same a week earlier. Flu complications, such as pne...More..

Boy who died in Border Patrol custody had flu, autopsy shows
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Boy who died in Border Patrol custody had flu, autopsy shows

The Trump administration has denied responsibility for the migrant deaths and is urging parents not to bring children with them on the long journeys to the border from Central America. Felipe and his father...More..

More than 3,000 patients in NJ possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

More than 3,000 patients in NJ possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

Spokeswoman for New Jersey Dept. of Health Janelle Fleming stated that though infection risk is low both the clinic and DoH want to exercise utmost caution so has advised all patients to take tests for hepatit...More..

A seventh child has died from the flu in U.S.
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

A seventh child has died from the flu in U.S.

Last flu season was the county's worst in almost 20 years of collecting data, with 342 residents succumbing to flu complications. People with chronic health conditions and people who are under 5 years of ...More..

New Jersey urges patients at facility to check for HIV infections
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

New Jersey urges patients at facility to check for HIV infections

The Department of Health closed the center from September 7 through September 28. Surgery center administrator Betty McCabe says the exposure was due to "deficiencies in infection control" involving the clean...More..

Pregnant woman contracts HIV after blood transfusion in Tamil Nadu
by | Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Pregnant woman contracts HIV after blood transfusion in Tamil Nadu

A pregnant woman in India turned out to be HIV positive after hospital staff administered a noxious blood transfusion on her, Times of India reported on Wednesday. "We want to ensure this doesn't happen again...More..

Drew Barrymore Shares Honest Message About Life With Emotional Photo
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Drew Barrymore Shares Honest Message About Life With Emotional Photo

Two healthy girls. Will and I continue to marvel at what we made, and we try to be the best co-parents that we can be. "Sure, I can be this with two hours of hair and makeup and unbelievable photography and...More..

First flu death confirmed in MI is a child
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

First flu death confirmed in MI is a child

When you get a flu shot you're not only protecting yourself, but also everybody you come into contact with, Redfield said. MI health officials say a child from Osceola County is the first in the state to die ...More..

Walgreens Boots Alliance's Quarterly Profit Rises 36.8%
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Walgreens Boots Alliance's Quarterly Profit Rises 36.8%

The weighting puts higher emphasis on more recent activity providing a more relevant measure for short-term technical analysts to use. There are several key principles used in interpreting volume. Beta/Volatili...More..

Josh Gordon announced leave of absence from Patriots
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Josh Gordon announced leave of absence from Patriots

Josh Gordon announced Thursday morning that he "is stepping away from the football field for a bit" as he continues to work on his mental health. "I have recently felt like I could have a better grasp of thing...More..

GSK plans consumer health spinoff to strengthen focus on pharmaceuticals, vaccines
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

GSK plans consumer health spinoff to strengthen focus on pharmaceuticals, vaccines

The companies said they expected the deal to close in the second half of next year, and that plans call for the new business to be spun off within five years via a listing on the British stock markets. First ...More..

From No Cure To No Trace, Texas Girl's Inoperable Brain Tumor Disappears
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

From No Cure To No Trace, Texas Girl's Inoperable Brain Tumor Disappears

They were told that the tumor - which was diagnosed by doctors at multiple institutions, including Johns Hopkins, as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma ( DIPG ) - had no cure. Harrod said she was surprise...More..

Use of e-cigarettes rising among US teens, says top doctor
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Use of e-cigarettes rising among US teens, says top doctor

To curb the rising use of e-cigarettes among children, U.S. Surgeon General Vice Adm. The National Institute on Drug Abuse on Monday released data showing that the number of high school seniors who say they u...More..

Sen. Collins: I Believe The ACA's 'Unconstitutional' Ruling Will Be Overturned
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Sen. Collins: I Believe The ACA's 'Unconstitutional' Ruling Will Be Overturned

Trump wrote on Twitter. In a ruling, that is likely to be challenged and was immediately opposed by the Democrats, District Court Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that the individual mandate of Affordable Care Act ...More..

Johnson & Johnson Knew About Carcinogens in its Baby PowderSince 1970s
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Johnson & Johnson Knew About Carcinogens in its Baby PowderSince 1970s

A damning investigative report by Reuters reveals that Johnson & Johnson knew full well about carcinogens in its baby powder but kept this frightening truth from the U.S. "And that's demonstrated in thousands...More..

Man Develops Lung Infection After Sniffing His Own Smelly Socks Every Day
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Man Develops Lung Infection After Sniffing His Own Smelly Socks Every Day

As a result he caught an infection from a fungus that had developed in his footwear because of his sweaty feet. The infection spread to his lungs when he breathed in the spores, according to reports. This infec...More..

E-cigarette usage almost doubles in USA high-schools
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

E-cigarette usage almost doubles in USA high-schools

Use among middle schoolers also increased almost 50 percent. "We are very concerned about the increase in vaping". In all that time, the researchers who conduct the survey have never seen a drug's popularity ...More..

Glaxo and Pfizer to combine consumer health businesses
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Glaxo and Pfizer to combine consumer health businesses

Glaxosmithkline and America's Pfizer are creating a giant consumer healthcare joint venture in a deal that will lead to the break-up of the British pharmaceutical company. Shares in GSK rose 5% in early trading...More..

Christmas Eve is greatest risk for heart attack, study claims
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas Eve is greatest risk for heart attack, study claims

The researchers believe and speculate that holidays are times when people experience high levels of emotional stress which likely affects heart health. The study also showed that there was a higher risk on Ch...More..

Fitbit Makes Versa, Ionic Smartwatches Smarter With More Apps
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Fitbit Makes Versa, Ionic Smartwatches Smarter With More Apps

You can also quickly log your weight or water intake right from your smartwatch. Fitbit Versa vs Ionic: Which is the best Fitbit smartwatch? You can probably answer that question yourself if you've got a ...More..