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In reaction to Trump, millions of Americans are joining protests and getting political

Tens of millions of Americans have joined protests and rallies in the past two years, their activism often driven by admiration or outrage toward President Trump, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll showing a new activism that could affect November elections.<p>One in five …

Rights & Freedoms

Hospitals offer big bonuses, free housing and tuition to recruit nurses

Five-figure signing bonuses, free housing, college tuition for employees <i>and</i> their children.<p>Hospitals and other medical facilities are getting so desperate to recruit and retain nurses they're offering all sorts of pricey perks and incentives.<p>"These are some of the grandiose examples we've heard …

Time Warner

It’s official: Washington governor signs landmark net neutrality bill into law

Internet providers will be required to treat all lawful content the same in Washington state under a landmark net neutrality law that just became …

Trump’s quiet campaign to bring back preexisting conditions

The administration is waging a quiet regulatory war against Obamacare.<p>The Trump administration is quietly dismantling the Affordable Care Act, taking a series of regulatory steps that will make it easier for insurance companies to sell plans that exclude patients with preexisting conditions or …

Health Care

Amazon's health care experiment shows exactly why we need Medicare for All

We have to remove profit from the health care equation, just like Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase intend to do.<p>Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced last week that they would be forming a new company aimed at reducing employee health care costs. This decision was a …

Health Care

Congress has quietly created a new health care crisis for 26 million Americans - Vox

They let funding for community health centers lapse 127 days ago.<p>Last fall, Kim Wagenaar started to plan how she would close the health clinic she runs in rural North Carolina — when Congress let funding lapse for thousands of centers like hers 127 days ago and counting.<p>The Cabarrus Rowan Community …

Health Care

Pilot project to bring health care into Toronto homeless shelters

A new pilot project will bring health-care services like wound care into five Toronto shelters instead of forcing residents to go looking for the …

‘Black Lightning’ Is the Black Superhero Television’s Been Waiting For

The new CW series will blow you away.<p>Black Lightning debuted in the pages of DC Comics in April 1977 as their first starring black superhero. He was …

Comics

Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Allow modern medicine to relieve agonizing end-of-life experiences

In early November, doctors in Europe used gene therapy to save the life of a boy who had a genetic disease that had destroyed most of his skin. …

Health Care

We're Working Nurses to Death

"Every time you're at work, it’s a bad day. There isn’t a chance of having a light day anymore.”<p>Nurses do the work that neither hospitals nor patients could live without, which comes at an ever-increasing physical and emotional cost, as they are expected to aid sicker patients for longer hours with …

Health Care

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

Psychology

37,000 Chrome users downloaded a fake Adblock Plus extension

If you use Adblock Plus with Chrome and downloaded the extension pretty recently, you may want to check what you've installed. Apparently, a fake Adblock Plus extension made it through Google's verification process and lived in the official Chrome Web Store alongside the real one. Google has taken …

This Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup Cooks While You're at Work

Using your slow cooker is a hands-off way to get dinner on the table, but if a recipe's cooking time isn't long enough to jive with your workday …

Cooking

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a master at breakfast recipes, …

Cooking

Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a …

While America Ignores A Disease Bigger Than Zika, Its Victims Remain Invisible

<i>This article is part of HuffPost’s</i> <i>Project Zero</i> <i>campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them.</i><p>LOS ANGELES ― Pancha sits in her cramped living room and scoops her two little dogs into her lap. They cry when she leaves the house, she says, even for a few hours. …

Public Health

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Science Fiction

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

Podcasting

The next Lancet retraction? [“Subcortical brain volume differences in participants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults”]

[cat picture]Someone who prefers to remain anonymous asks for my thoughts on this post by Michael Corrigan and Robert Whitaker, “Lancet Psychiatry …

Medical Journals

​16 Natural Ways To Relieve Your Anxiety

Anxiety is uncomfortable: Even if you don’t deal with full-blown panic disorder, your nerves have probably crept up on you at some point—and it’s a pain to deal with. Your palms may get sweaty, your breathing becomes shallow, and your heart starts racing.<p>If these feelings become overwhelming and …

Depression

VRPhysio enables patients to do physical therapy in virtual reality

Eran Orr needed physical therapy, but he found out the hard way that it wasn’t easy to do. Physical therapy is always a big part of rehabilitation, but no one wants to do the exercises. It’s hard to book an appointment with a good therapist. And it’s hard to know what is really working.<p>So Orr …

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The House Freedom Caucus laid out two demands on Thursday for a health care bill its members would support: ending Obamacare’s essential health benefits and its “community rating” provisions.<p>These sound wonky, but make no mistake: Axing these two provisions would decimate Obamacare and its …

Health Care

Why Dentistry Is Separate From Medicine

The divide sometimes has devastating consequences.<p>Doctors are doctors, and dentists are dentists, and never the twain shall meet. Whether you have health insurance is one thing, whether you have dental insurance is another. Your doctor doesn’t ask you if you’re flossing, and your dentist doesn’t …

Dentistry

Seriously: This Buzzy Drink Clears Acne and Flattens Your Stomach

We'd say it's a safe bet that while scrolling through Instagram, you've come across a pretty image of a yellow, frothy drink in a mug, probably in …

Velano Vascular raises $17 million for a needle-free blood draw device

Blood drawing and testing may have been tainted by the Theranos scandal last year, but that hasn’t kept investors from backing Velano Vascular. The San Francisco-based startup, which has developed a needle-free device to draw blood, today announced a new investment of $17 million. This technology …

There’s A Virus Infecting Our Medical Devices With Identity Stealing Malware

Medjack is coming for your doctor’s office.<p>We’re slowly learning that while appliances connected to the internet, aka the internet of things, might be convenient, they’re also a hacker’s paradise, because in our haste to make them easy to use, we’ve made them woefully insecure. But it’s not just …

Leaked GOP docs show governors’ health care demands

Republican governors are undecided on how far they want Congress to go in overhauling Medicaid, internal documents obtained by Vox show.<p>The governors, who gathered in Washington this weekend for the National Governors Association, will be a crucial voice in the debate over repealing and replacing …

Health Care

Kaléo’s opioid overdose drug went from $690 to $4,500—and senators want answers | Ars Technica

In a letter, senators asked about pricing structure and federal reimbursements.<p>Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and thirty of his colleagues sent a …

Bernie Sanders

Most primary care doctors who voted for Trump don’t want Obamacare repealed

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently surveyed 426 primary care physicians about whether Obamacare should be repealed.<p>The majority of the doctors who voted for Trump, somewhat surprisingly, said it shouldn’t be.<p>Generally, primary care doctors were less favorable to repeal than the …

Health Care