Health

Meet The Republican Governors Who Don't Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

As Congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation's governors want to make sure that their state budgets don't take a hit during the dismantling process.<p>They're most concerned about Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor that's run jointly …

Health Care

Is It Bad to Cross Your Legs When You Sit?

Crossing your legs is an extremely common habit; most people don’t even notice that they’re doing it when they sit down. While you may find it …

Back Pain

Republicans perform amazing disappearing act when it comes to Obamacare

After a handful of high-profile and very embarrassing confrontations between angry constituents and Republican lawmakers over Obamacare repeal, many …

Cervical cancer: Mortality rates underestimated, especially among black women

Taking into account hysterectomies in the analysis of cancer mortality has led to these rates being underestimated.<p>Cervical cancer mortality rates …

Cancer

Can acupuncture relieve your baby’s colic?

A new study suggests so – but don’t start sticking needles into your child. A detailed look at the results shows things aren’t so clear cut<p>Your baby is crying inconsolably, suffering from colic. Do you: a) cuddle it, b) give Infacol drops or c) stick needles into it? According to a paper in the …

Babies

4 Critical Things To Do Before Becoming A Caregiver

As our population grows older, so does the demand for family caregivers. Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that over 34 million people have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months. As more people become caregivers, one of the biggest challenges being faced is where …

Retirement

Maintaining Good Oral Health In Retirement Can Save Your Life And Your Money

Over 10,000 people retire in the United States every day, and with the loss of employment, often comes the loss of dental benefits. But dentists say maintaining good oral health in retirement can be every bit as critical as taking care of any other part of the body. And it doesn’t have to be …

Business (UK)

Q and A: Why is stomach flu so bad in winter?

<b>Q: Why is stomach flu more common in the winter?</b><p><b>A:</b> Norovirus and the related rotavirus are two of the most common causes of the “stomach flu,” also …

Wellness

California Nail Salons Start To Invest In Worker Safety

A California project is trying to improve safety for nail salon workers who are exposed to chemicals. A statewide collaborative of salons now has 120 members.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>There's been little regulation of the chemicals used in nail salons, even though many have been linked to serious …

Public Health

Estonia and Finland enter patient data sharing agreement

Data sharing in healthcare is a topic I've touched on a number of times recently, with a recent paper from the European Commission highlighting some of the benefits, and challenges, of doing so, with a number of fascinating case studies from across Europe.<p>Estonia have been at the vanguard of the …

Informatics

Researchers Find Japanese Tapeworm in Alaskan Salmon

If you have a penchant for consuming raw salmon, it might be time to take a break. A new study has found wild salmon caught in Alaska to be infected …

Fish

New medical implant will repel blood, and it makes total sense why

Why it matters to you<p>Researchers are finding new ways to make sure your body doesn't reject implants, and a material that repels blood may be one …

Biomedical Engineering

Life Before Obamacare: Pregnant Couple Could Get Insurance — If They Got An Abortion

The private insurance market denied coverage to couples who were pregnant or planning to get pregnant.<p>In mid 2010, Colin Wambsgans needed to find new health insurance. The small software company he worked for was sold to a larger company, and because he was a part-time employee, he didn’t qualify …

Health Care

A drug company just got caught jacking up the price of a baby medicine by 85,000%

This week, drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals settled a lawsuit with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for US$100 million, for engaging in illegal anti-competitive behaviour to ensure its continued monopoly over a life-saving medication for infants with epilepsy.<p>More than a decade …

Health Care

Almost 1 in 2 US Men Could Have a Genital HPV Infection, Study Finds

Have you been vaccinated?<p>If you haven’t been vaccinated for genital HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, you might want to make an appointment with …

Public Health

Cervical cancer death rates are much higher than thought, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The risk of dying from cervical cancer might be much higher than experts previously thought, and women are encouraged to continue recommended cancer screenings.<p>Black women are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77% higher than previously thought and white women are dying at a rate 47% …

Public Health

Trump’s Health Czar Tom Price Was a Pal to Big Pharma

Cabinet nominee Tom Price routinely sided with special medical interests, including drug firms and device manufacturers, during his time in Congress.<p><i>By Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor</i><p>As Cabinet nominee Tom Price faces Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, a newly released trove of documents …

Health Care

Obamacare repeal would also affect your employer health insurance

Stephanie Blythe isn’t due to give birth until April, but she already ordered a breast pump through her insurance company because she’s worried about the future of the Affordable Care Act.<p>“Once I have it, they can’t take it away from me,” said Blythe, 31.<p>Approximately 4.6 million Californians …

Health Care

What's happening in our bodies as we age?

There are many processes that occur as a result of 'wear and tear' in the body. from www.shutterstock.com.au<i>This article is part of our series on</i> …

Wellness

An Obamacare Repeal Would Hit Middle America Hardest

The health of rural America is failing, and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without adequate replacement could prove disastrous. A December …

Health Care

Preparing for Obamacare repeal, New York makes its own birth control mandate

New York state issued new regulations Saturday that require insurers to provide contraceptives without any cost sharing to patients. The state is preparing to preserve one of the more popular elements of the Affordable Care Act, should the law be repealed.<p>“An insurer shall cover at least one form …

Health Care

Exclusive: Canada seeks warnings on prescription painkillers amid rising deaths

(Reuters) - As deaths from powerful painkillers continue to rise, Canada is pursuing unprecedented measures to curb their use, including requiring cigarette-style warning stickers on every prescription, Health Minister Jane Philpott told Reuters.<p>Next month Health Canada plans to publish a detailed …

Public Health

Small drug companies grow as big pharma outsources

The UK’s small, privately-owned pharmaceutical companies often go under the radar, but they’re playing an increasingly important role in Britain’s healthcare sector and posting impressive growth rates, according to a report from consultants Catalyst Corporate Finance.<p>As big players such as …

Health Care

Cracking the code of influenza

January’s cold, dry weather in many areas of the United States seems to usher in the perfect conditions for seasonal influenza — in humans. But for birds in Europe and Asia, flu season is already in full swing: An epidemic of the H5N8 flu has broken out among European poultry. In Asia, the H5N6 …

Flu

Why are Republicans so happy to take away healthcare?

<b>To the editor:</b> President Trump and his fellow Republicans seem to be having such a good time seeing who can be the first and best to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. I wonder how they would feel with no health insurance. (“The hidden costs of …

Health Care

Bad fad – Ruby Tandoh on how clean eating turned toxic

The backlash against a ‘wellness’ diet is in full swing – and leading chefs and writers associated with it are doing their best to ditch the term. It’s time we called it what it is<p>‘I think we have an obsession with diets. With fad diets.” This was Ella Mills, the food writer behind Deliciously Ella …

Wellness

NHS boards paid £1,500 for agency nurse's shift

<b>Two health boards paid more than £1,500 for an agency nurse to cover a single hospital shift, new figures reveal.</b><p>NHS Lanarkshire spent £1,565 on a single shift in 2015-16, while the largest amount paid by NHS Lothian in the past three years was £1,528.<p>The figures were obtained under Freedom of …

NHS

Drinking Coffee Has a Surprising Health Benefit

The jury is forever going back and forth on whether or not coffee is good for you, but in case you're still looking for an excuse to drink an extra …

Wellness

5 Doctors Most Likely to Stick You With Surprise Medical Bills

Insurance often won't cover the expenses, but there are ways to avoid paying excessive charges.<p>It seems so unfair. You’re most likely to get hit with …

Health Care

Researchers Have High Hopes For New HIV Vaccine Trial In South Africa

Doctors in South Africa are launching the world's first HIV vaccine trial in seven years. Medical experts here have labeled the trial landmark because of the scale and complexity of the project.

Public Health