Health Care

New York City mayor announces $100 million health care program

New York City mayor announces $100 million health care program The program is available to anyone who does not have an affordable insurance option, de Blasio said . "It is not only the morally right choice, but it will save taxpayers in the end". "You have a lot of savings over time by not having people get health care the wrong way". "One of the labor movement's most important struggles historically has been for workers to have time for themselves and... [Full Article...]

Is it too late to get a flu shot?

Is it too late to get a flu shot? In general, the flu is worse than the common cold , and symptoms are more widespread and intense. The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). [Full Article...]

NHS 10-year plan launched in bid to save 500000 lives

NHS 10-year plan launched in bid to save 500000 lives As part of the long-term plan , the Government confirmed a £4.5 billion new service model for the 21st century across England, where health bodies come together to provide better, joined up care in partnership with local government. Edwards said the biggest obstacle was a lack of staff, which has been estimated at a 250,000 shortfall by 2030, and the impact Brexit would have on this. [Full Article...]

Still time to get flu shots: Sherlock

Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health for New Brunswick. No visitors with flu symptoms. This statement indicates there is a limited supply of influenza vaccines available for free in San Antonio, Texas, which has a population over 1.5 million people . [Full Article...]

Here's what you need to know about flu season

Ottawa Public Health officials warn that flu has not yet peaked and the level of influenza being seen in other parts of Canada could be coming to Ottawa. Severe complications of influenza infection include pneumonia which can lead to hospitalization and death. Marion County Public Health Department is requesting that hospitals in Marion County begin temporary restrictions for visitors. [Full Article...]

Healthcare Facility Chief Quits After Woman in Coma Gives Birth

Healthcare Facility Chief Quits After Woman in Coma Gives Birth A Phoenix police spokesman told The Washington Post an investigation has been opened into the case. "Hacienda stands committed to doing everything in our power to bring this police investigation to a quick conclusion", the spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

De Blasio announces health care coverage for all New Yorkers

De Blasio announces health care coverage for all New Yorkers NYC Care will be launched in the Bronx later this year and expand to all New Yorkers in 2021. The new plan provides insurance for visits to doctors outside of hospitals. When asked why New Yorkers should pay for the health care of undocumented immigrants or young invincibles, De Blasio said they already pay plenty when the community isn't healthy. [Full Article...]

Social media is more detrimental to girls’ mental health than for boys’

Social media is more detrimental to girls’ mental health than for boys’ The team interviewed around 11,000 14 year olds who were part of the Millennium Cohort Study. This is mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, according to new University College London research . [Full Article...]

US stocks closer higher amid Fed's signals of gentler monetary policy

US stocks closer higher amid Fed's signals of gentler monetary policy Powell's Fed hiked rates four times previous year and projections from its December 19 meeting show officials expect two more hikes in 2019. Speaking after months of volatility in world financial markets, and just hours after a monthly jobs report suggested the US economy remained robust, Powell's soothing comments initially pushed stock indexes higher. [Full Article...]

Indian pharma company recalls blood pressure, heart drugs in the US

Indian pharma company recalls blood pressure, heart drugs in the US This week Aurobindo Pharma USA announced a voluntary recall of 78 lots of valsartan tablets, and Torrent Pharmaceuticals expanded its voluntary recall of losartan potassium tablets to a total of 10 lots. The drug is sold by several manufacturers, and in July of 2018 nearly a half-dozen companies were forced to recall their products due to the discovery of human carcinogens in the tablets. [Full Article...]

Mediterranean Diet Named Best Diet for 2019

Mediterranean Diet Named Best Diet for 2019 To that end, she said the top three diets are all similar in their food content, and all can be healthy eating regimens. The diet emphasizes healthy food sources, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, skinless poultry and fish, and nuts and legumes. [Full Article...]

What's the Best Diet for 2019? Experts Weigh In

What's the Best Diet for 2019? Experts Weigh In The concept of the Mediterranean diet comes from the countries that border the Mediterranean sea, where people historically ate mainly produce, nuts, and healthy fats. To that end, she said the top three diets are all similar in their food content, and all can be healthy eating regimens. The NHLBI publishes free guides on the plan so you can see if it is right for you. [Full Article...]

First Iowa flu death of the season reported by IDPH

First Iowa flu death of the season reported by IDPH Officials said that as the "season" continues to ramp up, it is important to take preventive steps to keep yourself healthy. An estimated five to 12 percent of Pennsylvanians get the flu each season. "Last year was a record bad year", Brammer said. Still, most Albertans don't get vaccinated. If you haven't yet, the good news is they say it's not too late. [Full Article...]

Suspected Ebola patient isolated at Swedish hospital

Suspected Ebola patient isolated at Swedish hospital Sweden has one specialized isolation unit able to treat patients with highly infectious diseases such as Ebola , located at Linkoping University Hospital some 200 kilometers southwest of Stockholm. Health care workers who are unprotected are susceptible to infection because of how close they work with patients during treatment. Patients who meant to go to the A&E at Enköping hospital were told ... [Full Article...]

Pelosi: We're Giving 'Nothing for the Wall'

Pelosi: We're Giving 'Nothing for the Wall' Democrats will once again be the majority in the House of Representatives on Thursday when the new batch of Congresspeople are sworn in following the midterm elections in November. The House's National Capital Region Delegation - made up of Reps. The Democrats have taken over the House today , as the 116Congress officially convenes. [Full Article...]

American expected to be monitored at Medical Center after possible Ebola exposure

American expected to be monitored at Medical Center after possible Ebola exposure Taylor Wilson, a spokesman for the University of Nebraska Medical Center , said the potential exposure took place about a week ago. If indications of Ebola are seen, the individual will be admitted and the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit will be activated. [Full Article...]

Tips to Help Businesses Beat the Flu Season

Tips to Help Businesses Beat the Flu Season State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, "We strongly encourage anyone who has not yet gotten the flu vaccine to get one immediately to combat this significant threat to public health". However, children and older adults are often times hit much harder and become critically ill. People might also get flu by touching a contaminated surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touchi... [Full Article...]

Thailand approves medical cannabis as 'New Years gift'

Thailand approves medical cannabis as 'New Years gift' There were no votes objecting the motion, while 13 members abstained. Thailand is first Southeast Asias country to legalize medical marijuana . The decision to legalize these two products is under consideration in a neighboring country Malaysia, whereas New Zealand's government had passed a law earlier this month to liberalize the medicinal use of cannabis, which was restricted before. [Full Article...]

DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death

DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child's death CBP said that the child vomited and lost consciousness on the way. As of Tuesday, Border Patrol agents have started conducting secondary medical checks on all children in CBP custody , including unaccompanied minors and those part of family units traveling with other family members or legal guardians. [Full Article...]

Oklahomans have died from the flu this season, health department says

Oklahomans have died from the flu this season, health department says Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses . Zucker is encouraging all New Yorkers 6 months and older to get a flu shot as soon as possible. There's nearly no reason why someone shouldn't get a flu shot, she added, and it's not just about keeping you healthy, but preventing the spread of influenza to other New Yorkers. [Full Article...]


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