• Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by USA federal judge in Texas
Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by USA federal judge in Texas

They claimed that when Congress repealed the tax penalty past year, it eliminated the U.S. Supreme Court's rationale for finding the ACA constitutional in 2012. On Sept. 5 , the case went before Reed, spurring local protests at Burnett Park to demonstrate against Paxton's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Supreme Court declines to hear state defenses of defunding Planned Parenthood
Supreme Court declines to hear state defenses of defunding Planned Parenthood

Only three did: Justices Clarence Thomas , Samuel Alito , and Neil Gorsuch . Nevertheless, Murray says, it is unusual that three justices wrote a dissent to the court's decision not to hear a case. Now, this is not for abortion-related services. The videos prompted a number of Republican-led congressional investigations into Planned Parenth...

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  • Say no to raw cookie dough — CDC issues warning
Say no to raw cookie dough — CDC issues warning

The CDC also asks people to check for recalled flour products because it can sit on the shelf for a while before it's used. "Even a small amount of contamination can make someone very sick", says Medus. The CDC also warned folks to not bake recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes, or eat the cake or batter made with them. Follow the recipe or package ...

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  • Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department
Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

Visitors with flu symptoms and visitors younger than 12 years of age are prohibited from visiting these high-risk areas: all intensive care units, oncology inpatient floors and pediatric units. Today, the flu vaccine is in plentiful supply in America, with millions of doses produced each year. Vaccinations remain to be the top defense against the...

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  • Seattle woman dies from brain-eating amoebas in neti pot
Seattle woman dies from brain-eating amoebas in neti pot

The 69-year-old Seattle resident died in February after undergoing brain surgery at Swedish Medical Center. Some tap water contains low levels of organisms - such as bacteria and protozoa, including amoebas - that may be safe to swallow because stomach acid kills them.

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  • Man Dies After Coughing Up Lung's Bronchial Tree
Man Dies After Coughing Up Lung's Bronchial Tree

The 36-year-old man was admitted to the intensive care unit at University of California, San Francisco with symptoms of chronic heart failure, and during the next week, had coughed up small amounts of blood and had breathing problems. It was originally folded in on itself, and the treating doctor, Georg Wieselthaler and his team carefully unfol...

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  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers
Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers

In a fiery series of tweets, Ocasio-Cortez shamed lawmakers for not doing enough to ensure interns are paid a workable wage across the board. The House interns fare much worse with only 8 per cent of Republican interns who are paid and an abysmal 3.6 per cent of Democrats interns are.

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  • First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor
First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

The deceased uterus donor was a 45-year old woman who died from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. In this case, a cesarean section was performed for birth at 35 weeks gestation, and along with the delivery of an nearly 6 pound healthy baby girl, the uterus was also removed.

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  • Baby ibuprofen sold at Walmart and CVS recalled by manufacturer
Baby ibuprofen sold at Walmart and CVS recalled by manufacturer

The maker of the store brands of infant ibuprofen from Wal-Mart, CVS and Family Dollar is voluntarily recalling three lots of the meds. The release added there is a slight possibility that a higher potency could cause infants to develop permanent renal or kidney injuries.

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  • First baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor
First baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

Five months after the transplant her body showed no signs of rejecting the uterus and her fertilised eggs were implanted two months later. In this study, recently deceased women who had given consent for organ transplant were screened based on previous ability to give birth, blood type, and a lack of any history of sexual disease.

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  • Indiana Department of Health urging everyone to get their flu shots
Indiana Department of Health urging everyone to get their flu shots

Today, December 4, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported its first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2018-2019 flu season. People can also get the flu by touching something, like a door handle, that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, eyes, or nose. But if you have heart disease, it's especially im...

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  • New Blood Test Can Spot Cancer in 10 Minutes
New Blood Test Can Spot Cancer in 10 Minutes

The DNA can be found in blood and tissue taken from biopsies, according to the study, published in the journal Nature Communications . "Even for breast cancer , there are a dozen types, so we thought there would be different tests for different types of cancer".

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  • Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor
Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor

Additional donors are still needed, OneBlood says , as Zainab will need blood transfusions for the foreseeable future. Donors must have an A or O blood type, be of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, and have the same missing antigen - or Zainab's body will reject the blood.

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  • Coli Outbreak, CDC Warns The United States
Coli Outbreak, CDC Warns The United States

As of November 26, 2018, this outbreak has resulted in 43 people becoming ill in 12 states, with the last reported illness onset date being October 31, 2018. The CFIA is also implementing additional control measures to ensure products from California's Central Coast region are not being admitted to Canada , including greater scrutiny of product de...

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  • NACA urges Nigerians to ascertain HIV status
NACA urges Nigerians to ascertain HIV status

She stated that one out of four persons infected with HIV might not know for about two - four years. "That is why World Health Organization, partners and Member States in the sub-region are working together to accelerate the expansion of HIV testing programmes in order to reach people living with HIV who do not know their status and ensure that...

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  • US life expectancy drops for third year in a row
US life expectancy drops for third year in a row

Life expectancy in the us continued to decline a year ago even though the 10 leading causes of death remained unchanged, three separate reports released on Thursday showed. From 1999 to 2017, suicide rates have increased for both males and females, with the greatest yearly increases occurring since 2006. Monaco and Japan now have the longest l...

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  • Ebola outbreak in Congo now 2nd largest in history
Ebola outbreak in Congo now 2nd largest in history

DRC officials say the Ebola outbreak is the worst in country's recorded history. Day by day, reports by health organisations note one new difficulty after another in this latest outbreak, even as their work sets milestones that have given new hope in the fight against one of the world's most notorious diseases.

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  • Shock greets claim of CRISPR-edited babies
Shock greets claim of CRISPR-edited babies

This kind of work is now banned in many countries as the DNA changes can pass to future generations and possibly risks harming other genes . In a statement on Monday, American biochemist Jennifer Doudna, another co-inventor of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology, called on the scientists responsible for the work to explain "their break from the global ...

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  • Heatwaves pose increasing global health risk, say scientists
Heatwaves pose increasing global health risk, say scientists

A report by the medical journal The Lancet focusing on the impact of climate change on human health across the world has said that India is one of the worst affected countries. Rising temperatures and unseasonable warmth is responsible for cholera and dengue fever spreading, with vectorial capacity for their transmission increasing across many en...

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  • British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive
British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive

The Brighton Kemptown MP revealed his medical status on Thursday in a bid to break the stigma surrounding HIV and Aids. "If treated, someone who is HIV positive , like myself, can expect to live a long and full life with little to no side-effects from the drugs regime".

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