Trump allies racked up $2.25 million in taxpayer-funded grift from federal health contract

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:34

alternet.org - It’s grift all the way down in the Trump administration, and federal health dollars are no exception. Funds that should be going to things like promoting the Affordable Care Act open…

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Childhood pneumonia cases up 50% in 10 years, NHS data shows

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 06:24

theguardian.com - Emergency hospital admissions for children with pneumonia have risen by more than 50% in England over the past decade, figures suggest, with admission rates highest in more deprived…

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Google gathering and using health data of millions of patients: Report

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 01:14

foxbusiness.com - Fitbit stock prices rise as Reuters reports Alphabet’s bid to buy the company and Apple unveils the new AirPods pro. FOX Business’ Connell McShane with more. Unbeknownst to millions…

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Bernie Sanders vows to strengthen services for U.S. veterans if elected president - Reuters

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 21:30

reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders promised on Monday to boost healthcare services for military veterans if he is elected, putting a priority…

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Two cannabis medicines approved for NHS

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 21:08

bbc.co.uk - Two cannabis-based medicines, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, have been approved for use by the NHS in England. It follows new guidelines from the drugs advisory body NICE…

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Telling the story of hundreds of Inuit, sick with TB, who were shipped to Hamilton | CBC News

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:07

cbc.ca - Hamilton's Sanatorium on the Mountain was once home to the largest year-round community of Inuit anywhere in the country. It's a story many Hamiltonians know loosely, but North End resident…

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Veterans Affairs reform is now reality under President Trump

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 18:59

thehill.com - The latest reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Trump administration give me a lot of hope on this Veterans Day. As a veteran myself, I recognize that we must do more…

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A Young Blood Transfusion Company Resumes Services Despite FDA Warning

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 18:09

theepochtimes.com - Despite a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning that giving young blood to older people might have adverse effects, blood infusion startup Ambrosia has reopened for business…

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Ebola vaccine approved in Europe, in landmark moment for global health

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 17:39

statnews.com - After more than two decades of research, the world finally has an approved Ebola vaccine. The European Commission granted marketing authorization to Merck’s vaccine, known as Ervebo,…

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Dodgy treatment: it's not us, it's the other lot, say the experts. So who do we believe?

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:29

theconversation.com - Patients might not be getting the best advice about which treatments do or don’t work, according to our study published today. We found professional societies are more likely to…

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