Health

With Coverage in Peril and Obama Gone, Health Law’s Critics Go Quiet

WASHINGTON — For seven years, few issues have animated conservative voters as much as the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But with President Barack Obama out of office, the debate over “Obamacare” is becoming less about “Obama” and more about “care” — greatly complicating the issue for …

Health Care

If you don’t vaccinate your kids, Australia won’t pay for your child care

In Australia, there used to be widespread agreement that vaccinating children against fatal diseases was a good thing. Kids got shots, and the rate of childhood diseases plummeted.<p>But then things changed. In 1994, a group calling itself the Australian Vaccination Network launched a campaign …

Public Health

Women's heart attacks harder to detect

On that November Sunday in 2015, Stephanie Thomas Nichols was 40 miles into her drive home to Townsend, Del., from her vacation cabin in Western …

Heart Disease

New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed Faces Angry Crowds, Deep In Trump Country

New York GOP Rep. Tom Reed probably knew what kind of day he was in for when he arrived at the Ashville senior center for his first town hall on Saturday. The crowd was so large the gathering had been moved outside to a slushy parking lot.<p>"First and foremost, we are going to repeal and replace the …

Health Care

Bill Gates Warns Of Epidemic That Will Kill Over 30 Million People

Bill Gates is a smart guy, who knows something about global health. So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it’s a good idea to listen. Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the man who tops the FORBES richest person in the world list and is Co-Chair of …

Public Health

New study shows more time walking means less time in hospital

If all the over-55s got walking, we could save almost $2 billion in health care costs each year. from www.shutterstock.com.auIn my practice as a GP, …

Health Care

You Too Can Create Your Own Illegal, Dangerous Preworkout Juice!

How easy is it to create your own illegal, dangerous preworkout juice? We had an anti-doping expert give us a sure-to-get-you-ripped recipe, then we …

Wellness

Why your hair might not be as healthy as you think

Recently, sulfates—the dirt-and-oil-grabbing detergents that also sadly wash your healthy shiny hair oils away with them—have become the enemy of …

Skin Care

How to Beat the Sunday Blues

It’s Sunday night. That—mixed with our current political climate, addictive technology habits, and the reality of the week’s impending workload—can make for an anxious, sleepless night. Since school days, we’ve all come to know this uneasy feeling well—and it’s not just relegated to Sundays. It can …

Wellness

Rand Paul on why he rejects other GOP plans for health care

Health Care

5 things that happen when you’re dehydrated

Nurturing your skin, organs, and mood may be just a morning glass of water away. Most people don’t drink enough water and since we are 60 percent …

Wellness

Don’t think about (contagious) elephants: Whose job is it to combat and contain tuberculosis?

While federal agencies pass the buck on tuberculosis containment, zoo animals—and people—could keep getting sick<p>As animal lovers mourn the death of iconic Oregon Zoo elephant Packy, who was euthanized because he carried drug-resistant tuberculosis, while also fighting against the Department of …

Public Health

Suffer From Migraines? Stop Eating These 3 Foods

Do you suffer from chronic migraine headaches? One solution you may not have looked into is your diet. Dietary triggers are often overlooked when it …

Wellness

Like smoking tobacco, vaping may increase risk of heart disease

<b>The question</b><p>People sometimes opt for electronic cigarettes in hopes of escaping the proven health hazards of tobacco, which include an increased risk for heart disease. Are e-cigarettes in fact harmless when it comes to the heart?<p><b>This study</b><p>The study involved 42 adults with an average age of 28. …

Public Health

Doctors condemn delay in brain-damaged man's move to care home

Case of Malcolm Steward is described as ‘shocking’ and is seen as further evidence of severe bed shortages in intensive care<p>Doctors and health experts have condemned the “shocking” delays in moving a brain-damaged man to his new care home as further evidence of serious bed shortages in intensive …

NHS

Bill Gates Urges Sharper Military Focus on Bioterror

MUNICH—Bill Gates wants the U.S. military to focus more training on preparing to fight a global pandemic or bioterror attack.<p>The Microsoft Corp. founder, who leads a foundation focused on global health, said a global pandemic—from natural causes or an engineered virus—could be more dangerous than a …

Public Health

Get Out of the Gym and Onto the Court: How Tennis Can Keep You Healthy

As it turns out, you don’t have to have a gym membership, log running mileage every week, or master a pull-up to experience the life-lengthening …

Exercise

Smokers trying to quit hit by postcode lottery as GPs ration help

Health experts warn of rising death rates and a false economy as cutbacks hit treatment<p>Smokers in England wanting to quit face a postcode lottery as cash-strapped councils and GPs restrict access to services that can help them.<p>The revelation has alarmed health experts and charities who claim that …

Health Care

Can Diabetics Eat Popcorn? | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Popcorn is one of life's little snacking pleasures -- after all, who could imagine going to see a flick without stopping by the snack counter for a small bucket? While people with diabetes should try to avoid the highly salted and buttery versions, popcorn can still be safely incorporated into the …

Eating

Drug pricing authority warns stent manufacturers against creating 'artificial' shortage

Cardiologists have reported that the NPPAs price cap on stents has not stopped cardiac procedures or adversely affected patients so far.<p>For the past …

Health Care

Morrisons recall meat packets as they may cause meningitis

Morrisons has recalled its Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices, saying they are infected with a bug which could cause meningitis.<p>The affected product …

Flu

A Mom Brought Her Baby to the Hospital for an Allergic Reaction to New Shampoo—Doctors Knew Better

Image Credit: Oakdale Police Department<p>Tenessa Price, 28, was worried about her one-year-old son.<p>According to the LA Times, on February 15, the …

Health Care

Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit.<p>For more than two years, Alvarado has led the effort to restrict smoking …

Public Health

Kasich: House GOP Medicaid plan 'very bad idea'

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Sunday criticized the House Republicans’ plan to phase out ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid.<p>“I'm in Munich, but …

Health Care

French Guru / Valerie Espinasse

There’s such an excess amount of trends surround wellness and nutrition that it’s becoming very apparent that there’s no single idea for what …

Wellness

We must quickly fix Tennessee's Obamacare emergency

There is an Obamacare emergency in Tennessee. Humana’s announcement that it is pulling out of all Obamacare exchanges could leave 40,000 residents in …

Health Care

Twin tragedies give survivor a new face

He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.<p>His father and his brother, joined by doctors and nurses at Mayo Clinic, watched him examine …

Chemotherapy

2 Deaths Daily And Over A Million Each Year. Air Pollution Is Choking India

The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new …

Environment

A handy guide to confront your lawmaker at a town hall

This weekend some GOP lawmakers, but fewer than in the past, are conducting town halls. There they face angry, energized voters who are out to defend Obamacare or implore lawmakers to investigate President Trump. Some Republicans are choosing to hide from voters while others claim these are paid …

Opinion

Establishing Health Care Programs for Aging Horses

Veterinarians should recognize and teach their clients the difference between normal aging and disease and how to identify age-related diseases early.<p>…

Health Care