Health Wellness

  • GOP Healthcare Plan Forcing U.S. Hospitals To Cut Costs, Stop Hiring
    Gop_healthcare_plan_forcing_us_hospitals_to_cut_costs__freeze_hiring 2017-03-23 18:00:24 UTC
    By Robin Respaut and Yasmeen Abutaleb Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, ...
  • Lead poisoning across California
    Lead_poisoning_across_california__ 2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
    By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blo...
  • Joe Biden delivered an emotional speech in Austin, Texas
    Joe_biden_delivered_an_emotional_speech_in_austin__texas 2017-03-13 01:19:19 UTC
    By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS — Former Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday in one of his first major speeches since leaving office this year that he would have liked to have been the U.S. president who ended cancer as...
  • Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation
    Kristen_stewart_hopes_to_help_others_by_going_public_about_her_sexual_orientation 2017-03-10 20:32:24 UTC
    New York — Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation. The 26-year-old, who used to date her co-star from the "Twilight" film series, Robert Pattinson, made headlines in February when she announced she was...
  • States' rights? Not for retirement
    Retirement_ 2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
    By Mark Miller | CHICAGO So much for states’ rights. The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
  • When you finally listen to what your body is saying, it's beautiful.
    When_you_finally_listen_to_what_your_body_is_saying__it's_beautiful. 2017-01-10 09:02:35 UTC
    What if the cliché “new year, new you” was less about changing your body and more about accepting it? It’s a message that Now Toronto, an alternative weekly in Toronto, Canada, has been trying to spread with its “Love Your Body” issue. The annu...
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
    47_senators 2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. Speaking on CBS...
  • Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
    Repeal_of_obama's_affordable_care_act__will_place_a_heavy_financial_toll_on_millions_of_older_americans 2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
    Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week. Repeal o...
  • Humpback whales feed in San Francisco's Bay
    Humpback_whales_feed_in_san_francisco_bay 2016-07-18 22:43:45 UTC
    San Francisco Bay — A group of kayakers captured an incredible sight in San Francisco Bay as a group of humpback whales gathered during a feeding frenzy. Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were paddling their kayaks on...
  • Scientists get clearer picture of breast cancer
    Scientists_get_clearer_picture_of_breast_cancer 2016-05-05 04:27:26 UTC
    <h3><i>Scientists have developed a picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The largest study of its kind is a 'milestone' in terms of its potential to unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.</h3></i> Published in...
  • San Francisco could be first U.S. city with fully paid parental leave
    San_francisco_could_be_first_u.s._city_with_fully_paid_parental_leave 2016-04-05 22:46:37 UTC
    San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to mandate fully paid parental leave, requiring employers to shoulder a substantial portion of the burden and far exceeding the benefits provided by California and other states and cities. If appro...
  • Scientists: Treatment using immune cells to target cancer
    Cancer 2016-02-16 19:05:19 UTC
    A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission. White blood cells were taken from patients with leukaemia, modified in the lab...
  • Ohio House passes bill to deny funds to Planned Parenthood
    Ohio_house_passes_bill_to_deny_funds_to_planned_parenthood 2016-02-11 09:43:06 UTC
    Ohio state legislators on Wednesday passed a bill blocking state and federal funds for groups that perform or promote abortions, effectively cutting $1.3 million annually used by Planned Parenthood clinics for HIV testing, pre-natal care and other...
  • “Spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to eggs
    Sperm_swim_to_egg 2016-01-18 22:35:23 UTC
    <H3><i>A team of German researchers has invented a “spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to improve couples’ fertility, according to a study published recently in the journal Nano Letters.</i><hr></h3> For the millions of American couples ...
  • Think your kids are kind because you’re religious? Think again..
    Think_your_kids_are_kind_because_you%e2%80%99re_religious__think_again 2016-07-17 14:38:04 UTC
    It’s pretty easy to think that your kids are automatically kind because you’re raising them in a religious home. After all, isn’t that partly what believing in God is all about? Being kind, being empathetic, sharing with others? Well, you might ne...
  • Jimmy Carter: 'Cancer is gone'
    Jimmy-carter 2015-12-06 18:07:06 UTC
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter told a Sunday School class at his church in Georgia that his cancer was gone, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Sunday, citing a church member. “He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was go...
  • Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says
    Processed_red_meats_cause_cancer__who_says 2015-10-26 17:18:54 UTC
    Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says. Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organization has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic ...
  • Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's
    Gerd_mueller 2015-10-07 07:16:05 UTC
    Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's. Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Nicknamed 'Der Bomber', Muller, 70 next month, scored 68 goals in 62 games for what was ...
  • What's behind women's longevity?
    Women 2015-10-04 08:18:59 UTC
    <i><h3>All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.</i></h3> <strong><i>By David Robson</i></strong> As soon as I was born, I was already destined to...
  • Salmonella outbreak: Cucumbers sold under the Andrew & Williamson, Limited Edition label kills one in the US
    Andrew___williamson_limited_edition 2015-09-05 05:58:03 UTC
    <i><h4>Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015. Those who have eaten cucumbers are urged to see a doctor if th...
  • The life-saving secrets of smelly feet
    The_life-saving_secrets_of_smelly_feet 2015-07-31 06:40:42 UTC
    Cheesy feet aren’t just an embarrassment – understanding the stench could save lives. David Robson delves into the strange ecosystems between your toes. Renate Smallegange is something of a connoisseur of smelly feet – and she goes to surprisin...
  • Americans Support Administration on Obamacare - Poll
    Supporters_of_the_affordable_care_act_celebrate 2015-07-02 03:04:19 UTC
    Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama&apos;s health care law, according to polls in recent month...
  • Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
    Channan_petrides 2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
    Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a ...
  • Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' - BBC
    Lung-cancer 2015-06-10 04:20:06 UTC
    A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a &quot;milestone&quot; trial shows. Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body&apos;s own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack. The results ...
  • 32% of Americans Believe Animals Should Have Same Rights as People
    Animals-rights 2015-06-10 04:18:18 UTC
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Almost a third of Americans, 32%, believe animals should be given the same rights as people, while 62% say they deserve some protection but can still be used for the benefit of humans. The strong animal rights view is up from 20...