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  • 11-Year-Old Illinois Girl...Medical Marijuana Case

    01/22/2018 8:36:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/22/2018
    Ashley was a toddler in December 2008, when she was diagnosed with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her doctors gave the little girl several rounds of chemotherapy and spinal injections to fight the cancer. The treatment sent her cancer into remission, but one of the spinal injections triggered seizures. She’s been plagued by debilitating seizures since the age of 2, and remained on a number of medications with several serious side effects.... ... To the Surins, the patch and the oil seemed simple and straight forward. Ashley gets what looks like a small bandage on her foot twice a day. They rub...
  • Flu Season Getting Worse, As Illness Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

    01/21/2018 4:27:01 PM PST · by blam · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-21-2018 | Travis Fedschun
    The flu season that's already been the worst in nearly a decade is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, according to the latest report released Friday from the nation's health protection agency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the flu that is blanketing every state except Hawaii is growing more intense and deadly. So far this season, the flu has claimed the lives of at least 30 children, according to the latest CDC report. "The peak of flu season is in February, so we have about a month for things to get worse," Dr. Manny Alvarez,...
  • Flu May Be Spread Just By Breathing, New Study Says

    01/19/2018 6:43:31 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 1-19-2017 | Tracy Seipel
    Until now, most people thought you caught the flu after being exposed to droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes, or by touching contaminated surfaces. But a study released Thursday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that we may pass the flu to others just by breathing. The study — which included researchers who are now working at San Jose State University and UC Berkeley — offers new evidence on the importance of the flu’s airborne qualities and how it can easily be transmitted to others. Researchers found large quantities of infectious viruses in the...
  • The 80 Questions White House Reporters Asked Dr. Ronny Jackson About Donald Trump’s Health

    01/18/2018 10:03:26 AM PST · by DFG · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/17/2018 | Charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump’s military doctor Dr. Ronny Jackson conducted a physical exam of the president’s health and although the results were “excellent,” he answered questions about the president’s health at the White House press briefing on Tuesday. Dr. Jackson stood at the podium and answered questions from reporters for over 50 minutes, reassuring them that the president was healthy, he did not wear dentures, he did not have heart disease, and was mentally fit for duty. Here are the 80 questions that were asked.
  • Health sharing ministries - advice?

    01/18/2018 9:05:21 AM PST · by tbw2 · 16 replies
    me | 01/18/2018 | tbw2
    Husband just lost job. We're looking at health sharing ministries as a lower cost way of saving on premiums compared to COBRA. What has been your experience with health sharing ministries? Which one would you recommend? Which ones don't make processing medical bills/claims a hassle? What should I look out for?
  • Why Doctors Should Not Ask Their Patients About Guns

    01/09/2018 9:30:56 AM PST · by Karliner · 75 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2014 | Paul Hsieh
    Should doctors ask patients if they own guns? Currently, ObamaCare bans the federal government from using patient medical records to compile a list of gun owners. But following the Newtown, CT shootings, President Obama issued an executive order clarifying that “the Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare] does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) similarly encourages physicians to ask patients if they own firearms — in the name of protecting child safety. As a physician, I consider this advice misguided.
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants

    12/14/2017 4:04:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | December 14, 2017 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California's Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19.
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants [illegal aliens]

    12/14/2017 1:31:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | December 14, 2017 | By Jonathan J. Cooper (AP)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19. It’s part of $4.3 billion in new spending proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat who leads the budget committee. While federal funds cover at least half – and as much 95 percent –...
  • Terre Haute girl's death brings attention to SUDC

    11/28/2017 9:27:41 AM PST · by azkathy · 56 replies
    Tribune-Star ^ | 11-24-2017 | Lisa Trigg
    An unpredictable public health concern is being highlighted in Terre Haute and other Hoosier communities in honor of a local toddler who died in 2014. Allison Jean Hescher died at age 16 months in her crib at home. An autopsy and investigation revealed no known cause of death for the little girl, leading to the category of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, or SUDC. Now, her mother, Karen Hescher, is bringing the SUDC Banner Project to the area to spread awareness and share the SUDC Foundation’s support and advocacy for families who have experienced the sudden, unexpected death of their...
  • Hurricane Maria causes health scare on mainland

    11/24/2017 5:00:11 PM PST · by Carl Vehse · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2017 | Deborah Simmons
    America’s health care system is facing a potential crisis, and it has nothing to do with Obamacare, opioids or veterans’ care. The potential crisis stems from a shortage of those ubiquitous IV solution bags used in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice settings, and are ever-present in TV dramas as fictitious patients are lifted for ambulatory services. The problem has become particularly acute since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, home to Baxter International Inc., the biggest supplier of the bags and one of America’s key suppliers. The bags are used to provide intravenous fluids such as: life-saving medications, painkillers, antibiotics, chemotherapy...
  • Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot

    11/16/2017 6:11:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 126 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Shannon Antinori
    Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 Updated Nov 15, 2017 "You need to think twice before judging someone," the Plainfield mom said. " You have no idea what they've been through." By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm ET PLAINFIELD, IL — From all outward appearances, Michele Clarke, 39, looks young and healthy. But 16 years ago, the Plainfield mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then she has had to battle...
  • Having sex could slow down aging — but only if you do it a certain number of times each week

    11/13/2017 10:43:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.thisisinsider.com ^ | 11/07/2017 | Kristin Salaky
    A healthy sex life just may help make you healthier overall. Warner Brothers A small study suggests that having sex at least once per week can help people age better. Researchers claim that frequent sex can lengthen your telomeres, which promotes better agin and promotes better physical and mental health as you age. This was a small and short study, so more research is needed. It's no secret that sex comes with many benefits, but a new study suggests that having sex frequently can also keep you from aging. Well, sort of. The study, conducted by the University of California...
  • FBI seeks Senate documents, signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue

    11/13/2017 3:38:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/17 | John Solomon
    The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request. The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue. Grassley said at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence in...
  • Trump: My accountant says GOP tax bill is going to 'kill' me

    11/08/2017 2:27:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2017 | By Mike Moffitt
    President Donald Trump called from South Korea on Tuesday to share with Democrats what his accountant told him about the GOP tax measure, namely that he is "going to get killed in this bill." According to NBC News and other news outlets, the exact quote made by the president as he spoke to 12 Senate Democrats during a phone call was: "My accountant called me and said 'you're going to get killed in this bill.' The deal is so bad for rich people, I had to throw in the estate tax just to give them something."
  • Breakthrough Treatment Lets Man With Spinal Cord Injury Stand And Move Legs

    10/28/2017 2:26:58 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 27 OCT 2017 | MICHELLE STARR
    Through a combination of electrical stimulation and intense physical training, a man with a complete spinal cord injury has regained the ability to independently stand up and move his legs. Andrew Meas broke his neck in a motorcycle accident when he was just 28 years old. He was unable to walk, stand, or voluntarily move his legs, even after 21 months of rehabilitation and training following the accident. Just over four years after the accident, researchers from the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville paired his rehabilitation with something called spinal cord epidural stimulation (scES)....
  • Ultra-Light Aluminum Eyed for Applications in Electronics, Medicine, Spaceflight

    10/05/2017 7:21:36 AM PDT · by null and void · 21 replies
    Design News ^ | September 28, 2017 | Elizabeth Montalbano
    Researchers create method to develop aluminum that’s lighter than water and could have applications in electronics, medicine, and spaceflight. While people don’t think of aluminum as particularly heavy metal, it’s denser than one thinks in its conventional form—heavier even than water. Now researchers in the United States and Russia have developed a theoretical model for creating aluminum that’s even lighter than water, which could give this type of metal unprecedented applications for use in electronics, medicine, and spaceflight. A graphic shows the model for a new type of ultra-lightweight aluminum designed by researchers at the University of Utah and Southern...
  • Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

    09/15/2017 12:44:43 AM PDT · by blueplum · 29 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 14 Sep 2017 | JOSH LEDERMAN, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he'd walked through some invisible wall cutting straight through his room. ...On Tuesday, the State Department disclosed that doctors had confirmed another two cases, bringing the total American victims to 21. Some have mild traumatic brain injury, known as a concussion, and others permanent hearing loss. Even the potential motive is unclear. Investigators are at a...
  • Mice found able to ward off fungal lung infections by causing fungus to kill itself

    09/08/2017 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | by Bob Yirka
    (Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers from the U.S., Germany and Israel has found that mice are able to ward off fungal lung infections because their immune systems cause fungal spores to die. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the means by which they discovered how mice are able to ward off fungal lung infections and what their findings might mean for human patients. Fungus is all around us, so much so that most people breathe in approximately 1000 fungal spores every single day. But the means by which people ward off fungal infections in the...
  • Ethanol: A Lethal Injection For Tumors (100% success rate in hamster study)

    09/03/2017 1:09:07 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 54 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | September 3, 2017 | Alex Berezow
    In the rich world, cancer therapy is expensive. In the developing world, it may not be available at all. Not only is cutting-edge technology in short supply, but so are things like electricity and medical personnel. The lack of necessary resources for basic healthcare is made obvious by the fact that, if diagnosed with cancer, a person in the developing world is more likely to die from it than a person in the developed world. To help alleviate this problem, cheap, uncomplicated, portable, and preferably non-surgical treatments that do not require electricity are needed. Now, a team of researchers from...
  • Kentucky doctor takes break from giving birth to help deliver baby in distress

    07/28/2017 8:45:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Tweet email Oh babies! Kentucky OBGYN Amanda Hess had just put on her hospital gown and settled in at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center over the weekend when she “overheard the nurses preparing for a woman in active labor who needed to deliver immediately because the baby was in distress,” according to an account of events shared on Facebook by Dr. Hala Sabry. “My husband actually said, ‘Is that a woman screaming?” Hess told WKYT-TV. Though the OBGYN had been waiting for her own induction and delivery, she leapt into action to help the other expecting mother. Leah Halliday Johnson...