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Author: 0 Trump administration halts billions in Obamacare payments to health insurers

The ripple comes at a pivotal time for the Affordable Care Act's marketplace. The Risk adjustment formula is a key component of Obamacare, allowing for market stabilization. "We were disappointed by the court's recent ruling", Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the program, told The Wall Street Journal in a statement.

Health Care Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey opposes Supreme Court pick before final decision
Author: 0 Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey opposes Supreme Court pick before final decision

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania arrive on Air Force One, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Washington as they return from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. "Bob Casey was for Judge Hardiman before he was against him, showing yet again that Casey will oppose anything President Trump does, even if it means contradicting himself", Barletta said in a statement .

Health Care CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays
Author: 0 CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays

Seven of these people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. The first person known to be infected became sick on May 14. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration have not provided data on the number of outbreaks associated with the 28-ounce products.

Health Care Scientists cautiously optimistic about HIV vaccine candidate
Author: 0 Scientists cautiously optimistic about HIV vaccine candidate

To date, it's only one of five experimental HIV-1 vaccine concepts to make it this far in nearly four decades of the HIV pandemic. In the 35 years of the HIV epidemic, only four HIV vaccine concepts have been tested in humans, and only one has provided evidence of protection in an efficacy trial - a canarypox vector prime, gp120 boost vaccine regimen tested in the RV144 trial in Thailand lowered the rate of human infection by 31% but the effect was considered too low to ...

Health Care Insurers predict 'market disruption' after Trump suspends Obamacare risk payments
Author: 0 Insurers predict 'market disruption' after Trump suspends Obamacare risk payments

CMS provided a timeline, noting that after the February 28 decision by the New Mexico federal court, it filed a motion for reconsideration, and on June 21 the court held a hearing on it. "As a result of this litigation, billions of dollars in risk adjustment payments and collections are now on hold", she said. "It will undermine Americans' access to affordable care , particularly for those who need medical care the most".

Health Care Rockland issues warning about the West Nile virus
Author: 0 Rockland issues warning about the West Nile virus

Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label. "With two mosquito-borne viruses now active in the Coachella Valley, it is more important than ever for people to protect themselves from mosquito bites, " district spokeswoman Jill Oviatt said.

Author: 0 Are UK gulls drunk?

Couper told the Somerset County Gazette that the RSPCA has treated a number of drunk seagulls from across the English county of Devon and some from the neighboring county of Dorset. However, the charity is urging local alcohol producers, distilleries and breweries to ensure their waste is secure and that it can not be consumed by wildlife.

Health Care 4-year-old girl warms hearts with her first steps
Author: 0 4-year-old girl warms hearts with her first steps

Louis Children's Hospital . "I want to keep working hard and trying to walk", Maya told 7News. According to ABC, Maya was born at 26 weeks, weighing only 1 pound, 10 ounces. I can't even put into words how we are feeling. Maya previously walked with support. On May 9, 2018, Maya traveled from her home in MI to St. Louis, Missouri, to have selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery.

Health Care Accidental release of tuberculosis bacteria results in evacuation at Johns Hospital
Author: 0 Accidental release of tuberculosis bacteria results in evacuation at Johns Hospital

Authorities said employees on the site do not need to do additional tests as authorities declared no incidence of health risks. The hospital released a statement at around 2 p.m. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. It can cause a hacking cough that lasts for weeks, chest pain, and a tell-tale coughing up of blood familiar to anyone who's watched Moulin Rouge .

Health Care American Patriot Breaks World Record For Hot Dog Eating
Author: 0 American Patriot Breaks World Record For Hot Dog Eating

Chestnut, who made his debut at Coney Island in 2005, has won every Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous since 2007 with the exception of 2015, when he was upset by Matt Stonie . In addition to the live event on ESPN2, an ESPN3 camera will be focused on Joey Chestnut as he attempts to break his world record of 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

Health Care Study Suggests Pap Test's Days Could Be Numbered
Author: 0 Study Suggests Pap Test's Days Could Be Numbered

Of note, the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care differs from the US task force - it recommends Pap smear screening every three years between ages 30 and 69, citing weak evidence for screening women ages 25 to 29. In most provinces, Pap tests are recommended every three years. A new study suggests that Pap smears aren't the best option for identifying HPV in many patients, and recommendations for women ages 30 to 65 may change.

Health Care Large study shows drinking coffee could extend your life
Author: 0 Large study shows drinking coffee could extend your life

The research, which was published in the JAMA medical journal, states that over the 10-year study, 14,225 participants died . There is, it seems, nothing called too much coffee. Peet's Coffee has just rolled out a trio of turmeric-spiced drinks. And she notes that it's a rare treat when there's something that feels good and actually is good for us.

Health Care 'Artificial ovary' marks big step for fertility preservation
Author: 0 'Artificial ovary' marks big step for fertility preservation

Experts say the work is "exciting" but human testing is still needed. Therefore, the option to freeze ovarian tissue is hardly offered to patients with high-risk. Normally, the procedure is safe for most women, however, when it comes to certain types of cancer, like ovarian or leukemia, the ovarian tissue can be invalidated.

Health Care Protecting your pets during Fourth of July fireworks
Author: 0 Protecting your pets during Fourth of July fireworks

Who doesn't love the fireworks on Fourth of July? Meanwhile, some communities in the American West have canceled their planned July Fourth fireworks because of high wildfire danger, and some others are doing drone light displays instead of pyrotechnics.

Health Care Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure, researchers say
Author: 0 Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure, researchers say

Earlier this year, a young woman from NY came to the dermatologists at Weill Cornell Medicine hospital because six of her toenails had begun detaching from her foot for no apparent reason six months prior. "This case highlights the importance of skin and nail problems associated with fish pedicures and the need for dermatologists to educate our patients about these adverse effects", the report concludes.

Health Care A sweltering Independence Day: Heat wave takes over US
Author: 0 A sweltering Independence Day: Heat wave takes over US

The National Weather Service said Tuesday some spots in the state will see their fifth day of temperatures around or above 90 degrees. Cooler sea breezes will develop on the shore each day with highs in the 80s. The heat wave gripping Upstate New York, and the entire Northeast, shows no signs of abating. The weather service warned people to "take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside".

Health Care Even at 'Safe' Levels, Air Pollution May Boost Diabetes Risk
Author: 0 Even at 'Safe' Levels, Air Pollution May Boost Diabetes Risk

Air pollution is responsible for almost 15,000 new cases of diabetes in the United Kingdom every year, a study has found. Dr Emily Burns, of Diabetes UK , said: "This global study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting an association between air pollution and the development of Type 2 diabetes ".

Health Care Coli in Deadly Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Finally Found
Author: 0 Coli in Deadly Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Finally Found

Of those, 27 developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. As of Tuesday, there were 53 confirmed or probable cases of Ebola and 29 people had died. They are still investigating how the bacteria got into the canal. He stresses the significance of new technology and tools that help health officials identify outbreaks and their sources.

Health Care Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile
Author: 0 Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Most people who are infected with the virus have no symptoms or experience a mild illness such as fever, headache and body aches. In 2017, California reported 553 human West Nile virus cases, including 44 fatalities. While West Nile Virus is rare, 10% of those who contract it die from it. VSU reports its findings to public works departments which determine where to spray based on the highest population centers for mosquitoes, said Anthony Musgrove, city public works operations ...

Health Care AL woman has 50-pound ovarian cyst removed
Author: 0 AL woman has 50-pound ovarian cyst removed

The surgery to remove it was successful, and Rahn is recovering well. "The technical diagnosis, it was a mucinous cystadenoma ", OB/GYN Dr. Gregory Jones said . When she visited the Jacksonville Hospital emergency room, a doctor found the source of her problems - a large, 50 pound ovarian cyst . Jones said that although he had handled ovarian cysts before, the size of the mass removed from Rahn's body was unlike anything he had seen in his career.

Health Care US charges hundreds in healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown
Author: 0 US charges hundreds in healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown

The fraud not only resulted in more than 2 billion US dollars in losses, but also was blamed in many cases for deepening the opioid crisis across the United States, said the department. Cronan of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, Deputy Director David L. Bowdich of the FBI, Assistant Administrator John Martin of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Inspector General Daniel R.

Health Care FDA approves first marijuana-based epilepsy medication
Author: 0 FDA approves first marijuana-based epilepsy medication

Marijuana and its components, including CBD , are Schedule 1 controlled substances - meaning they are banned because they are thought to have a high abuse potential, no medical value and serious safety implications. CBD is a derivative of marijuana, but the drug only contains small traces of THC, the psychoactive element of the plant, and does not induce an altered perception of being high.

Health Care First positive West Nile virus mosquito sample of 2018 detected in MA
Author: 0 First positive West Nile virus mosquito sample of 2018 detected in MA

No human cases have been identified in Benton and Franklin Counties so far this year. The reservoir (where the virus normally lives and multiples) is wild birds. Most people have very mild disease. People who are experiencing symptoms of West Nile virus are encouraged to contact their local health care provider.

Health Care Sea lice reported along Florida beaches
Author: 0 Sea lice reported along Florida beaches

The name "sea lice" is technically a misnomer as real sea lice are a parasite that only affect fish. Sea lice, sometimes also referred to as "seabather's eruption", are fairly common off the coast of Florida during the summer months. People wearing one-piece bathing suits and t-shirts in the water are at risk for a more severe reaction. The surface area of a bathing suit may also increase the area over which someone can get stung.

Health Care Free HIV testing in San Antonio for Testing Day
Author: 0 Free HIV testing in San Antonio for Testing Day

Also, HIV testing reminds individuals to take precautionary actions to prevent contracting or spreading the virus. But a recent CDC study found only little more than a third of USA adults tested for HIV between 2006 and 2016. More Iowans are getting tested and finding out about their infection and hopefully learning how to manage it and not spread it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Health Care GE to Spin Off Health-Care Business in Latest Revamp
Author: 0 GE to Spin Off Health-Care Business in Latest Revamp

It's a bit jarring that the parent company is pumping US$3 billion into GE Capital after management previously said it wouldn't need to do so. "Today's actions unlock both a pure-play healthcare company and a tier-one oil and gas servicing and equipment player", he said in a prepared statement .