Health Care

U.S. healthcare spending to rise 5.3% in 2018

U.S. healthcare spending to rise 5.3% in 2018 The nation's health care tab - estimated to reach almost $3.7 trillion this year - would rise to almost $5.7 trillion in 2026. Spending for hospital care is projected to increase from $970 billion in 2018 to $1.8 trillion in 2026, while spending for physician and clinical services is expected to climb from $734 billion to $1.1 trillion over the same eight years. [Full Article...]

Ultra-processed foods increase the risk of cancer, research finds

Ultra-processed foods increase the risk of cancer, research finds Their responses were compared against the incidence of cancer diagnosed within the group. Marjorie Lynn McCullough, strategic director of nutritional epidemiology at the American Cancer Society , isn't surprised by the new findings. The team of researchers, mostly from the Paris 13 University, analyzed the data from 104,980 participants of 18 years of age or older who had enrolled in an onlin... [Full Article...]

FDA approves first blood test to help diagnose concussions

FDA approves first blood test to help diagnose concussions However, the FDA has approved a new blood test that will make it much easier to diagnose concussions and act accordingly. Results, available within four hours, can help doctors decide whether to perform a CT scan. But one of the fundamental problems has been that diagnosis is hard and largely depends on CT scans and guesswork . Blood test detects concussions related brain damage more quic... [Full Article...]

17 more flu deaths reported in NC bringing season's total to 165

17 more flu deaths reported in NC bringing season's total to 165 Although the number of hospitalizations decreased from the week before, the total number of hospitalizations for the season rose to 4,271-breaking the previous record of 4,138 set in 2014-2015. Three more children have died in Minnesota from influenza, according to the latest figures provided by the state Department of Health. Of the 32 who died, 25 of them were over the age of 6 months, and eligi... [Full Article...]

McDonald's pulls cheeseburgers, chocolate milk from Happy Meals

McDonald's pulls cheeseburgers, chocolate milk from Happy Meals McDonald's Corp is removing cheeseburgers from its fabled Happy Meal menus as the fast food giant seeks to shed its junk food image amid a clamor for healthier living. Restaurant offerings and advertising practices play a significant role in driving consumer demand for healthy menu items. "I just feel like if you are coming to McDonalds , you're not necessarily looking for the healthiest opt... [Full Article...]

Flu vaccine only 36 percent effective; season intense so far

Flu vaccine only 36 percent effective; season intense so far Lopez said the strain H3N2 of the flu has fatalities on the rise among children and the elderly. But the viruses can mutate in the eggs, and researchers are finding vaccine from the egg-grown viruses is not a good match to the H3N2 flu bugs in people. [Full Article...]

FBI Says They Were Warned About Alleged Shooter Nearly 5 Months Ago

FBI Says They Were Warned About Alleged Shooter Nearly 5 Months Ago The FBI was alerted to an alarming comment on YouTube from a user named Nikolas Cruz , who posted months ago that he planned to become a "professional school shooter", according to a MS man. "But this comment said, " I'm going to be a professional school shooter " and I knew I couldn't just ignore that". "The FBI conducted database reviews, checks, but was unable to further identify the perso... [Full Article...]

Olympic Figure Skating 2018: USA Dates, Times, Remaining Event Schedule

Olympic Figure Skating 2018: USA Dates, Times, Remaining Event Schedule There was that. But there was also the fact that they competed on Wednesday, which is Valentine's Day in Gangneung, South Korea , and Chris, 30, came prepared. The pair was mediocre, but Chris stole a kiss at the end of the performance that made it that much better. The two take part in a group prayer before competitions and meet regularly with other Christian athletes in Colorado, where they n... [Full Article...]

Researchers use nanorobots to kill tumors in mice

Researchers use nanorobots to kill tumors in mice Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply. [Full Article...]

Almost 1000 flu cases confirmed in DE in single week

Almost 1000 flu cases confirmed in DE in single week Majority had underlying conditions such as heart, lung or immune system problems. The highly contagious nature of the flu is not a new fact, but people are still baffled by how rapidly the illness is spreading, even with vaccination. A new analysis of seasonal flu deaths in USA children in the six seasons that followed the 2009 H1N1 pandemic reveals that children ages 2 and younger are most ... [Full Article...]

Fatal vehicle crashes rise on 4/20, but we can't say why

Fatal vehicle crashes rise on 4/20, but we can't say why The study compared the number of driver deaths April 20, with the number of driver deaths on April 13 and April 27, during the study period. The researchers found that, in total, there were 1,369 drivers involved in fatal vehicle crashes after 4:20 p.m. [Full Article...]

New antibiotics discovered in soil offer hope in the fight against superbugs

New antibiotics discovered in soil offer hope in the fight against superbugs Then they insert these genes into easily cultured bacteria to see if they can get those molecules to grow and test their hypotheses. Newly dominant antibiotic fighting against bacterial strains detected in soil has dubbed by scientists as malacidin, which they observed in rats attacking and breaking down the Staphylococcus aureus cell walls that resist methicillin and also clearing the MRSA sk... [Full Article...]

Mother suffering from rare disease wakes up with British accent

Mother suffering from rare disease wakes up with British accent It is usually linked to a stroke or neurological trauma or impairment. Myers, who said she also suffers from Ehlers-Danlos, a condition that makes skin elastic and joints flexible to the point of dislocation, is now seeking treatment for her rare condition, with the hope of being cured. [Full Article...]

Can eating slowly actually help you lose weight?

Can eating slowly actually help you lose weight? Specifically, eating more slowly, avoiding snacks after dinner, and not eating within two hours before going to bed were all linked to weight loss . So, the conclusion of the study is that we need to keep in mind to eat slower and not to eat just before bedtime. The participants had regular check-ups from 2008 to 2013. [Full Article...]

Second Federal Justice Obstructs Trump Revoking DACA

Second Federal Justice Obstructs Trump Revoking DACA Garaufis did not dispute that the Trump administration has the authority to end DACA. Debate is expected to end this week with a vote on President Donald Trump's own proposal. Created by the Obama administration through executive action in 2012, DACA now protects almost 700,000 Dreamers from deportation. Trump gave lawmakers a March 5 deadline to pass legislation that would end the progra... [Full Article...]

14 worms pulled from OR woman's eye

14 worms pulled from OR woman's eye Looking at what she first thought was an eyelash, she quickly realized that it was moving. The Portland Tribune reports in the span of a few weeks, Beckley pulled 14 of the tiny worms from her left eye. "I was just pulling these worms out of my eye and there was 14 of them", said Beckley. Beckley was also afraid that the worms might affect her brain or eyesight in some way. [Full Article...]

Manchester United fans troll Arsenal after Henrikh Mkhitaryan 'shambles' v Spurs

Manchester United fans troll Arsenal after Henrikh Mkhitaryan 'shambles' v Spurs Aubameyang made his debut on Saturday against Everton and capped it with a goal - a lovely one at that - in a thumping 5-1 win at the Emirates. Tottenham comes into this game one place and four points better off than their London rivals, in fifth on the Premier League standings. [Full Article...]

Huddersfield wallop Bournemouth for vital victory in Premier League

Huddersfield wallop Bournemouth for vital victory in Premier League It is now seven EPL matches without a win at Newcastle's ground for Mourinho, who lost three and drew three there across two stints in charge of Chelsea. "We needed a few minutes at the start where Bournemouth were strong but after that we played superb football". "We have to see what he looks like in the upcoming days - how long he will be sidelined". [Full Article...]

Canada Clinches Gold In Figure Skating Team Event At PyeongChang Olympics

Canada Clinches Gold In Figure Skating Team Event At PyeongChang Olympics An adjustment has been made to the routine in an attempt to make it more family-friendly - a change the pair were expecting heading to Pyeongchang. "Also, to be on Olympic ice, the energy in this building, being part of team Canada, what an experience for us". [Full Article...]

Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive

The Turkish military said one of its helicopters crashed at 1300 (1000 GMT) killing two military personnel but did not give a reason for the incident, only saying that an investigation had been launched. "We might lose a helicopter, but they'll pay the price for this". In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had destroyed 19 YPG targets and "neutralized" 86 more militant... [Full Article...]


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