Trump slashes funding that helps people sign up for Obamacare

Risk adjustment is an important part of the ACA. The program transfers funding from plans with lower-risk enrollees to higher-risk ones in an effort to even out the market and "encourage insurers to compete based on the value and efficiency of thei... More..

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Donald Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Donald Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

She described him as an independent and fair-minded judge. He said it was clear that many Democrats "didn't care who the nominee was at all ". Signaling the fight ahead on abortion rights, Dawn Laguens, ...More..

by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Out of 13 Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand

One boy reportedly emerged from the cave before 5 p.m. local time. Another was freed an hour later, and two others soon followed. Five people are still trapped inside the cave. On Sunday, Musk tweeted videos ...More..

Trump administration halts billions in Obamacare payments to health insurers
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Trump administration halts billions in Obamacare payments to health insurers

The move brought a sharp response from health insurers warning of market disruptions and higher costs. Ahead of Monday's open, this was expected to cause share price movements for the major insurers. Instead,...More..

Polar fitness app exposed location of soldiers and government agents
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Polar fitness app exposed location of soldiers and government agents

The research finds at least 6,460 users from 69 countries (including soldiers in volatile areas such as Baghdad or the Korean DMZ, NSA employees, and others) who used the service near sensitive facilities there...More..

Profiles of Possible US Supreme Court Justices
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Profiles of Possible US Supreme Court Justices

The White House said Trump has interviewed four potential picks, all of whom are federal appeals court judges. Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Roy Blunt of Missouri said Sunday that they believe any...More..

At least 212 people hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetable trays
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

At least 212 people hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetable trays

The cases were reported in Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin and IL. As of Thursday, July 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 212 cases of laboratory-confirmed cyclosporiasis in four states fr...More..

A new HIV vaccine shows positive results in human trails
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

A new HIV vaccine shows positive results in human trails

Last Saturday the research bore fruit when a team of scientists announced that a trial drug has shown immune response in humans and also protected laboratory monkeys from HIV infection . HIV at the st...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

All in all, the program was slated to shift $10.4 billion among insurers in 2017, according to the agency. The idea is to insulate insurance companies from the cost of enrolling people with pre-existing conditi...More..

Oswego County Reminds Residents to Guard against Mosquito Bites
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Oswego County Reminds Residents to Guard against Mosquito Bites

Ruppert. Most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms of illness. Buy products with Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis)-a naturally-occurring bacteria that kills mosquito larvae but is ...More..

America's first dogs vanished after Europeans arrived, study finds
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

America's first dogs vanished after Europeans arrived, study finds

The results seem to undercut the popular narrative that breeds such as chihuahuas are descended from ancient American dogs , since their mitochondrial DNA had less than two per cent in common with the ancient...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

RSPCA baffled by 'drunk' seagulls spotted staggering around smelling of booze

Seagulls have been nursed back to health after more than a dozen birds were reported to be "drunk" like. "But the birds absolutely stink of alcohol when we collect them so now our vans smell like pubs". The ...More..

'I'm walking': Heartwarming moment girl, 4, with cerebral palsy takes first steps
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

'I'm walking': Heartwarming moment girl, 4, with cerebral palsy takes first steps

Maya had to spend 26 weeks at the ICU but her fighting spirit earned her the nickname "Mighty Miss Maya" from her family members and friends. The now-viral clip shows Maya sitting on a small bench and teeteri...More..

by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Eating nuts increases the quality of sperm, Spanish study finds

This was a randomized trial where sperm parameters were measured in the study participants over a 14 week study. Although these are statistically significant results from a randomised trail with a high level ...More..

Johns Hopkins hospital buildings evacuated after possible release of tuberculosis today
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Johns Hopkins hospital buildings evacuated after possible release of tuberculosis today

The Baltimore City Fire and Rescue unit initiated hazmat protocols and, out of an abundance of caution, both research buildings were evacuated. "So far, all indications are that no other individuals have been e...More..

At The Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

At The Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

He bested last year's record of 72 hot dogs. For starters, while a hot dog and its bun have to be eaten, they don't have to be eaten together. The video is below, but be warned - it's hardly ASMR. Master of Cer...More..

Study Finds HPV Test Viable Alternative to Pap Smear
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Study Finds HPV Test Viable Alternative to Pap Smear

Generally speaking, women who had the Pap smear were more than twice as likely to have abnormal cells; HPV testing resulted in 22 cases whereas the Pap smear had 52 women with abnormal cells. The US Preventive ...More..

Artificial Ovary to Help Cancer-Stricken Women to Conceive
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Artificial Ovary to Help Cancer-Stricken Women to Conceive

Pors, on Monday, would be addressing and telling in a yearly meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology at Barcelona, about the method with which the team implanted the artificial o...More..

Extra Working Hours Can Increase Diabetes Risk In Women
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Extra Working Hours Can Increase Diabetes Risk In Women

They found that working 45 hours or more a week increased woman's risk by 63 percent while decreased a man's risk of the disease . Co-author of the study and postdoctoral fellow, Mahee Gilbert-Ouimet fro...More..

4th of July Celebration Events!
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

4th of July Celebration Events!

Myers, a retired firefighter, lost his enthusiasm for personal fireworks on the Fourth of July after losing his home in the Tubbs fire last October. Settlers brought fireworks to the new world and on July 3 ...More..

Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails: doctor
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails: doctor

She wasn't in pain, but there appeared to be breaks in her toenails , so that the bottom part of her nails separated from the top part. Lipner is unaware of any other such cases linked to fish spas , whose ...More..

Your hand washing technique probably isn't up to standard
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Your hand washing technique probably isn't up to standard

According to the CDC, such illnesses affect almost 48 million Americans on an annual basis, resulting in almost 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or col...More..

Researchers develop artificial ovary to prevent infertility among women suffering with cancer
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Researchers develop artificial ovary to prevent infertility among women suffering with cancer

For adult women, the option is to freeze their eggs before risking the destruction of their ovarian tissues through cancer treatments. When they're cancer-free, the tissue will be put right back on, the wom...More..

Another Cup? More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Another Cup? More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span

But the existing literature, including meta-analyses aggregating dozens of coffee studies involving millions of people, do show some notable associations between people who report drinking more coffee and pro...More..

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

'Extreme, dangerous' heat to continue this week, meteorologists say

Phoenix is expected to climb to 115 degrees on Thursday . Temperatures are expected to be 10 degrees above normal across New England, according to the weather service. Some rain may linger into Friday . "...More..

by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Coffee is good for you, more science shows

Dr. Robin Poole, a specialty registrar in public health at the University of Southampton who did not work on the study, told Newsweek the research is significant as it includes a very large sample of people f...More..

Air Pollution Linked To 3.2 Million New Diabetes Cases In One Year
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Air Pollution Linked To 3.2 Million New Diabetes Cases In One Year

Most of the industry lobbying groups discuss that the current levels are simply too high and is increasing every day. Pollutants that the researchers examined included particulate matter such as smoke, soot, ...More..

Bad water from canal caused E. coli outbreak, CDC says
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Bad water from canal caused E. coli outbreak, CDC says

Although the outbreak was linked to romaine lettuce grown near Yuma, Arizona, the CDC announced on Thursday that the same strain of E. Coli was found in canal water in the same region. According to the Fo...More..

West Nile virus detected in Oakland County mosquitoes
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

West Nile virus detected in Oakland County mosquitoes

CT residents are reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases. Symptoms of the virus include sudden onset fever, headaches, dizziness and muscle weakness. Health department ...More..

Woman has 50 pound ovarian cyst removed
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Woman has 50 pound ovarian cyst removed

Dr. Gregory Jones, an OB-GYN who was there during the procedure, said he was shocked by the cyst's size. Doctors at Jackson Hospital in Alabama removed a giant cyst from a woman who was not losing weight an...More..