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In Alaska, anxiety grows as debate over health care rages

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Going without health insurance is a risk. Going without it in Alaska can be a gamble of a much higher order, for this is a …

Safety net hospitals decry Medicaid spending cuts planned for Florida

Representatives of hospitals that invest heavily in physician training and care for the indigent held a news conference Monday to protest plans in …

Health Care

Ethical and legal considerations regarding the ownership and commercial use of human biological materials and their derivatives

1. Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Human Bodies: Donation for Medicine and Research. London: Nuffield Council on Bioethics; 2011. [Accessed June 1, …

Children living in poverty suffer from multiple house moves, a shock report reveals

Children are bearing the brunt of growing up in poverty with their lives blighted by multiple house moves, a shock report reveals.<p>Heart-breaking …

Nearly half of young mums skip meals as they struggle to feed their children, survey reveals

Nearly half of young mothers regularly skip meals because they struggle to feed their children, a survey has found.<p>Polling of more than 300 mums …

Why most best-selling cookbooks might make you sick

Best-selling cookbooks may not be a good source for learning to prepare meals after all.<p>Researchers found that most cookbooks neglect to teach …

Food (UK)

Republicans are making the American Health Care Act even crueler to Medicaid recipients

The American Health Care Act — House Speaker Paul Ryan's and President Donald Trump's proposal to replace Obamacare — was in its original form a truly massive cut to Medicaid. It slashed the program by $880 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. It would eventually …

Health Care

Flint, Michigan: Did race and poverty factor into water crisis?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The contamination of drinking water in Flint, Michigan, has so outraged community advocates that they now pose a powerful question: Was the city neglected because it is mostly black and about 40% poor?<p>Several advocates say yes. They charge that Flint residents are victims of "environmental …

Doctors Consider Ethics Of Costly Heart Surgery For People Addicted To Opioids

In his late 20s, Christopher Milford of East Boston, Mass., got high on some OxyContin his friend gave him.<p>By the time he was in his early 30s, he was shooting heroin and Suboxone.<p>Milford would reuse the same needle for a week or more. Then, one day, he was so sick he couldn't get out of bed.<p>"It …

This Mom Says The Pressure To Breastfeed Led To Her Infant’s Death

Here’s what you need to know.<p>As most new moms know, the pressure to breastfeed—reinforced by endless reminders that “breast is best”—is real. It can also be extremely dangerous, as this mom’s heartbreaking story shows.<p>In a blog post on Fed Is Best, Jillian Johnson shared how five years ago she lost …

Poor Families to Get More Help With Rent From New York State

In a settlement that could help thousands of families avoid eviction, New York State will substantially increase the monthly rent subsidies it provides to low-income families with children in New York City, a move that could help reduce the number of people in homeless shelters.<p>The public …

The Hardest Job

Could you raise four children in a homeless shelter without spanking?<p>BALTIMORE—On a typical morning, the first to wake is 6-month-old Nathaniel. He doesn’t always sleep through the night, so by the time his mother, Cierra Thomas, sits up in the twin bed she shares with her husband, Tony Gardner, …

U.S. teens in poverty go hungry so siblings can eat

A survey of about 1,500 extremely disadvantaged families in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio shows teenagers go without food twice as often as their …

Siblings

North Texas Food Bank trying to raise $55 million with aim of shaking up how America feeds its hungry

The North Texas Food Bank on Friday will announce the public phase of a $55 million capital campaign that the agency's leaders say will moderinize …

Agriculture

Brazil's Expanding Yellow Fever Outbreak Started With Monkeys

The first sign of trouble was the monkeys dropping dead in the forest. Then people started getting sick and dying, too.<p>Brazil is in the midst of its worst yellow fever outbreak since the 1940s, when the country started mass vaccination and mosquito eradication campaigns to thwart the virus.<p>The …

Why ADHD Drugs Are the Hottest Study Aid on College Campuses

With midterms coming up at many college campuses, some students will be turning to a study aid that can't be checked out of the library.<p>They're called "smart drugs," prescription stimulants intended for people who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder but used by millions of young …

Poverty may up death risk more than obesity, alcohol: Study

By PTI<p>LONDON: People with low socioeconomic status may have a reduced life expectancy of 2.1 years, worse than obesity or high alcohol consumption, a …

Imperial College London

Overcrowding, poor living conditions still a problem at Cleveland homeless women's shelter

CLEVELAND - The Norma Herr homeless women's shelter in Cleveland continues to be the subject of numerous complaints from the women who stay …

Trump's Health Secretary Thinks Poor Should Pay More For Medicaid

Poor Americans insured by Medicaid will pay more out-of-pocket toward their healthcare services under proposals favored by Dr. Tom Price, Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.<p>During the first of two committee hearings he faces before the U.S. Senate votes on whether …

Health Care

Obamacare Helped The Homeless, Who Now Worry About Coverage Repeal

Everyone expects Congress to change the Affordable Care Act, but no one knows exactly how.<p>The uncertainty has one group of people, the homeless, especially concerned. Many received health coverage for the first time under Obamacare; now they're worried it will disappear.<p>Joseph Funn, homeless for …

Why So Many People Today Have Adrenal Fatigue & Don't Even Know It

<i>Terry Wahls, M.D., is a functional medicine doctor, clinical professor, and a survivor of progressive multiple sclerosis who used her own protocol to</i> …

Standing up straight could help symptoms of depression - study

People with depression could see their condition improve if they adopt an upright posture.<p>That was the conclusion of a study by researchers at the University of Auckland, due for publication in the March issue of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.<p>While previous studies …

There really was a measurable spike in IUD appointments after Trump was elected

And it appears that encouragement sprang women into action in the months that followed.<p>Between October and December 2016, <b>IUD prescriptions and insertion appointments were up 19%</b>. In 2015, no such spike was observed, according to data from AthenaHealth, a company that provides electronic health …

Affordable Care Act