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  • Trump Is Quietly Destroying Obamacare While Helping Millions of Americans—Here’s How

    08/12/2018 10:58:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Despite numerous promises from congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama when they passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care law has created far more problems than it has solved. Premiums, deductibles, and health care choices have all worsened since Obamacare went into effect, and there’s no sign America’s health insurance system will improve anytime in the near future.President Trump inherited a health insurance crisis when he took office in January 2017, so he and congressional Republican leaders immediately began to work to implement their plan to replace Obamacare with a more market-centered approach to improving the...
  • Improve Your Digestive Health By Eating Crickets Every Day, Study Says

    08/08/2018 8:40:48 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 69 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 8/8/18 | Anonymous
    Looking for a more natural digestive system cleanse? You may be able to find the ingredients right in your own backyard. A new study finds that adding crickets to your daily diet regimen may be good for your gut and offers several health benefits. Valerie Stull, lead author of the study and recent doctoral graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Environmental Studies, started eating insects herself at age 12 during a family vacation to Central America. She recalls being “grossed out” when she found herself having to eat a plate of fried ants, but took a surprising liking...
  • New Trump administration rule will require hospitals post prices online

    08/07/2018 2:21:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/18 | Jessie Hellman
    Hospitals will be required to post online a list of their standard charges under a rule finalized Thursday by the Trump administration. While hospitals are already required to make this information public on request, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said the new rule would require the info be posted online to "encourage price transparency" and improve "public accessibility." Starting Jan. 1, hospitals will be required to update the information annually. The CMS said it is also considering how to "allow consumers to more easily access relevant healthcare data and compare providers." Increasing price transparency has been a...
  • 'Medicare for all' could save businesses trillions of dollars [Fake News Goes Full Retard]

    08/06/2018 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    finance yahoo ^ | 8/6/18 | Rick "John McCain wrote the foreward for my first book" Newman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan has gained traction among some mainstream Democrats, including possible presidential contenders... New analysis...found that single-payer health care for all Americans would cost at least $32.6 trillion during the first decade...but it’s worth keeping in mind that a Sanders-style single-payer system would transfer all health care spending to the federal government. “I’m scoring the federal cost here, and it’s enormous,” Blahous told Yahoo Finance. “The other side of the coin is businesses, individuals, states and others are not going to be paying these costs. They’re going to be given to the federal government.” ...total...
  • CRISPR creates new species with single giant chromosome

    08/01/2018 5:09:32 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 08/01/2018 | Antonio Regalado
    For at least the last 10 million years every yeast cell of the sort used to make beer or bread has had 16 chromosomes. But now—thanks to CRISPR technology and some DNA tinkerers in China—there are living yeast with just one. Genome organizer: We humans have our genes arranged on 46 chromosomes, yeast use 16, and there’s even a fern plant with 1260 of them. That’s just the way it is. And no one is quite sure why. The big one: Do we really need so many chromosomes? That’s what Zhogjun Qin and colleagues at the Key Laboratory of Synthetic...
  • What countries have the longest life expectancies?

    07/28/2018 9:38:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | July 27, 2018 | Marina Pitofsky
    What countries have the longest life expectancies? Author: Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY Updated: 3:21 PM EDT July 27, 2018 Okinawa, Japan is often known as "the land of immortals," with hundreds of residents over 100 years old. Last year, the number of people 90 years old and above in Japan hit the two million mark. So when Chiyo Miyako died Sunday as the oldest person in the world at 117 years old, she was certainly not alone at her age in Japan. The new oldest person in the world is Kane Tanaka, a 115-year-old woman living in Fukuoka, Japan, according...
  • Veterans react to President Trump's speech in KC

    07/24/2018 6:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KSHB-TV ^ | July 24, 2018 | Tom Dempsey
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump's speech in Kansas City on Tuesday brought praise from many veterans who spoke to 41 Action News following the event. The president spoke in front of around 4,000 people during a speech inside Municipal Auditorium at the 119th VFW National Convention. President Trump touted his administration's plans to improve the VA health system and invest in military equipment. "We have secured $700 billion for defense this year and $716 billion next year approved," he told the crowd. "My administration is committed to ensuring that our warfighters have the tools, the resources, the firepower...
  • Research Check: Does drinking coffee help you live longer?

    07/23/2018 9:34:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Rappler ^ | 07/21/2018 | Ian Musgrave, University of Adelaide
    Research Check: Does drinking coffee help you live longer? Like many previous studies, the JAMA Internal Medicine paper found people who drank coffee had a lower risk of dying of any cause – and specifically, of dying from heart disease and cancer – over the course of the study GOOD NEWS. The study contains some good news for people who drink a lot of coffee. StudioByTheSea/Shutterstock There’s only one thing better than a hot cup of coffee in the morning: a new research paper telling you your daily habit is good for your health. Headlines this week presented the good...
  • FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk

    07/18/2018 9:09:27 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/16/2018 | Jen Christensen
    The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide...
  • Kellogg making folks sick

    07/13/2018 5:51:42 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 17 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 7/13/2018 | Tonya Garcia
    CDC links outbreak of salmonella in 33 states to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal (headline)
  • Great News For A Change (Farmer Dean)

    07/11/2018 7:40:12 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 22 replies
    Dp0622 | July10, 2018 | dp0622
    FarmerDean, who has no physical right to be alive according to natural law, will be going home under GOD’S law in a few weeks. After over a YEAR fighting for his life from a botched cancer surgery of his intestines and MANY MANY nights where I thought he was going to God, the farmer/man/beast is going home and will once again one day heap 50 pound bails on a truck for hours at 66!! I just got a hernia thinking about it!!! :) God doesn’t always give us what we ask for and we can’t and aren’t supposed to understand...
  • Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids

    07/04/2018 10:55:03 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 77 replies
    The Lancet Medical Journal ^ | July 2018 | Gabrielle Campbell, PhD and 14 other PHDS
    Summary Background Interest in the use of cannabis and cannabinoids to treat chronic non-cancer pain is increasing, because of their potential to reduce opioid dose requirements. We aimed to investigate cannabis use in people living with chronic non-cancer pain who had been prescribed opioids, including their reasons for use and perceived effectiveness of cannabis; associations between amount of cannabis use and pain, mental health, and opioid use; the effect of cannabis use on pain severity and interference over time; and potential opioid-sparing effects of cannabis. -SNIP- Interpretation Cannabis use was common in people with chronic non-cancer pain who had been...
  • 19 hospitalized after eating feces-contaminated food at party: report

    07/03/2018 5:41:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 72 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/2/2018 | Kim Chatelain
    At least 19 people were hospitalized as of Monday (July 2) after eating food that had been contaminated by exposure to feces at a neighborhood potluck birthday party in Charlotte N.C., the Charlotte Observer reported. More than 40 people were sickened and more could become ill with a "highly contagious" disease called shigella, which causes diarrhea. Someone who prepared food for Saturday's party, which was attended by about 100 people, did not wash their hands well enough...
  • Why soda taxes don't work

    06/24/2018 12:33:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2018 | Adam Brandon
    Time and again we hear politicians from different parts of the country profess the virtues of a soda tax. Their reasoning ranges from wanting to improve the public health, by cutting back consumption of unhealthy drinks, to talking about how much revenue it will bring in. This proclivity of nanny statists to push policies to change people’s behavior hues quite closely to Einstein’s definition of insanity: Trying the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Policy makers of all stripes need to abandon their affinity for soda taxes. Put simply, soda taxes just don’t work. Take Berkeley, California, as...
  • Simple molecule could prevent, alleviate pre-diabetes

    06/24/2018 6:59:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 26 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | February 7, 2018 | University of Sydney
    Levels of CoQ and the presence of insulin resistance were analysed in a range of experimental laboratory settings, mouse models and samples from humans, as part of an ambitious research collaboration conducted with the University of Sydney, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Genentech Inc. and the University of New South Wales. Concentrations of CoQ were found to be lower in insulin resistant body fat and muscle tissue. When the researchers replenished CoQ, insulin resistance or pre-diabetes was reversed. "CoQ is found in mitochondria, the power plants in the cells of...
  • How might baking soda boost cancer therapy?

    06/23/2018 8:15:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 77 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 1, 2018 | Source: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered an entirely novel mechanism by which cells enter a state of dormancy as tissues starved of oxygen become increasingly acidic. The study, led by Chi Van Dang, scientific director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, has potentially significant implications for cancer therapy: Large swaths of solid tumors are often deprived of oxygen, and cells in such patches are thought to be a major source of drug resistance and disease relapses. Baking soda had previously been reported to enhance cancer immunotherapy by one of the co-authors of the new study, though the mechanism...
  • Researchers Say Drinking 4 Cups Of Strong Coffee A Day Is Heart Healthy

    06/22/2018 8:23:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 61 replies
    CBS PHILLY 3 ^ | 22 JUNE 2018 | CBS PHILLY 3
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — How many cups of coffee do you drink each day? If it’s more than one, you may become a healthier you. German researchers say four cups of strong coffee a day could trigger a process that helps prevent heart attacks.
  • Simple £10 saliva test to identify the men with 50% chance of developing prostate cancer

    06/12/2018 8:25:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated15:35, 12 JUN 2018 | ByMartin BagotHealth and Science Correspondent
    A simple saliva test can identify the one in 100 men with a 50% chance of getting the disease and could be offered on the NHS to all men over 40 in a few years The simple £10 saliva test could save thousands of lives. It can identify the one in 100 men with a 50% chance of getting the disease, and the one in 10 with a 25% risk. The DNA discovery could mean most men not having to undergo invasive prostate examinations. Professor Ros Eeles, of the Institute of Cancer Research, which led the research, said “it could...
  • Marc Thiessen: Thank Republicans for your Right to Try

    05/30/2018 9:29:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    WASHINGTON -- Imagine the horror of learning you have a terminal illness for which science has not yet come up with a treatment. Now imagine receiving the same diagnosis, and then learning a promising new treatment exists that could save your life -- but you can't get access to it thanks to governmental obstacles. That is the nightmare that befell Andrea Sloan, an Austin lobbyist who gave up her job at a high-priced law firm to advocate for victims of domestic violence. In 2007, Sloan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and for more than six years tried every Food and...
  • Climate change could be driving antibiotic resistance across the US

    05/23/2018 11:32:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 23, 2018 | By Mollie Cahillane
    Climate change is wreaking havoc across the globe - melting ice caps, causing dangerous weather and decimating animal populations. New research has found that it could also be increasing antibiotic resistance in bacteria. A team of epidemiologists from Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Toronto have found that higher local temperatures and population densities correspond with a higher degree of antibiotic resistance in common bacterial strains. Previously, increase in resistance to common bacteria was thought to come from over-prescribing antibiotics. 'The effects of climate are increasingly being recognized in a variety of infectious diseases, but so...