Health Care  (Page 3)

Britain’s NHS Proposal: Harvest Baby Organs to Meet “Dire” Shortage

NHS wants to harvest baby organs
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4:00pm 3/6/2016 at 4:00pm
NHS wants to harvest baby organs

In a move being called “ghoulish” by one critic, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has announced plans to ask pregnant women to carry to term babies that have severe birth defects so that, once delivered or still born, their babies’ organs can be harvested for transplant.

The Daily Mail reports:

Women whose babies...

Read More...
 
 
 

Zika Already Impacting Pregnancies in U.S.

LI #32 Pregnant Woman
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/28/2016 at 4:00pm
LI #32 Pregnant Woman

The number of confirmed cases of Zika among those living in the United States is steadily rising.

There have been 107 cases of Zika virus among U.S. travelers returning from Zika-infected areas, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

The CDC also reported 40 locally acquired cases of the virus...

Read More...
 
 
 

Hawaii’s Big Island Declares Dengue Fever Emergency

LI #23 Dengue Fever
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00am 2/10/2016 at 7:00am
LI #23 Dengue Fever

Aloha to an American tropical disease crisis!

Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi declared a State of Emergency in Hawai’i County Monday morning as the Big Island continues to face the dengue fever outbreak.

As...

Read More...
 
 
 

Obama: Don’t “panic” over the Zika virus

obama sunglasses
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:00am 2/9/2016 at 10:00am
obama sunglasses

Obama now says that there is no reason to panic over a virus that has been linked to an outbreaks in birth defects in South America:

President Ob...

Read More...
 
 
 

Zika Virus is the New Ebola

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Aedes_aegypti#/media/File:Aedes_aegypti_during_blood_meal.jpg
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/4/2016 at 1:00pm
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Aedes_aegypti#/media/File:Aedes_aegypti_during_blood_meal.jpg

It looks like Zika virus is truly the new Ebola.

Concerns about the Zika virus have grown to the point that Utah Congressman Chris Stewart wants to divert funding from the fight against Ebola to use against this latest epidemic.

Stewart says his bill, which would unlock more than a billion dollars for...

Read More...
 
 
 

WHO Declares Public Health Emergency over Zika Virus

zika virus who spread travel warning updates
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:00am 2/2/2016 at 10:00am
zika virus who spread travel warning updates

The World Health Organization officially declared a “public health emergency of international concern” over the wildfire spread of the Zika virus.

The agency said the emergency is warranted because of how fast the mosquito-borne virus is spreading and its suspected link to an alarming spike in babies born with abnormally small heads...

Read More...
 
 
 

Zika Virus Pushes Ebola out of the Spotlight

zika virus spread ebola virus
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 25, 2016 at 10:00am 1/25/2016 at 10:00am
zika virus spread ebola virus

Just as President Obama declared victory in the combat against the Ebola virus, fears about another one are spreading.

Zika virus, which is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects when women become infected during pregnancy, has hit South America hard and health professionals around...

Read More...
 
 
 

Bernie: No, I won’t explain how I’ll pay for everything for everyone

Bernie Sanders
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:00am 1/14/2016 at 10:00am
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’ “Democrat socialist” policies sound good and have a lot of popular support among certain demographics, but when pressed on how he would pay for all the free stuff he’s promising, he’s a bit nonplussed.  Pesky details like that just don’t interest him; it’s all about the utopian ideal in...

Read More...
 
 
 

Book Review: Lawless, by Prof. David Bernstein

David Bernstein book Lawless cover cropped
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:15pm 12/23/2015 at 7:15pm
David Bernstein book Lawless cover cropped

Professor David E. Bernstein has written a great last-minute Christmas present or belated Hanukkah gift.

Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on...

Read More...
 
 
 

FBI Arrests Pharma CEO Who Increased HIV Drug Price by 5000%

Turing Pharma CEO on price gouging
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:30pm 12/17/2015 at 6:30pm
Turing Pharma CEO on price gouging

Back in September, the New York Times reported that Turing Pharmaceuticals had increased the price of its HIV drug, Daraprim, from $13.70 per tablet to $750 per tablet.

Specialists in infectious disease are protesting a gigantic overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-old drug that is the standard of care for...

Read More...
 
 
 

Substance Abuse Enters 2016 Race as Big Issue

Drug Abuse Poll in NH
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:30am 11/6/2015 at 8:30am
Drug Abuse Poll in NH

Substance abuse and addiction have always been an issue in America but these problems have never figured as largely in a Republican primary as they do now.

According to a recent poll in New Hampshire, drug addiction was the number one concern of respondents, topping even jobs and the economy.

He...

Read More...
 
 
 

Final Exit: California Assisted Suicide Bill Becomes Law

Jerry Brown
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:30am 10/6/2015 at 8:30am
Jerry Brown

I have followed the progress of California’s “assisted suicide” legislation since it began to wind its way through the legislature. Yesterday, the bill landed on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, and he signed the controversial measure with the type of pontificating we have come to expect from our state’s chief executive:

Caught between...

Read More...
 
 
 

Largest Obamacare Healthcare Co-op to Close

Health Insurance Republic New York
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:30am 9/29/2015 at 8:30am
Health Insurance Republic New York

The financial benefits and savings touted by Obama and his allies on the road to Obamacare’s passage are still failing to live up to their promise.

In fact, the largest non-profit co-op created under the law is about to fold.

Anna Wilde Mathews of the Wall Street Journal:

Regulators to Shut Down Health Republic...

Read More...
 
 
 

Scientific study confirms The Onion theory of one continuous American meal

Obama Eating
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 10:00am 9/27/2015 at 10:00am
Obama Eating

People are always willing to tell you how and when to eat but the rules seem to change all the time. The newest target for criticism is eating throughout the day or “grazing” as some call it.

Melissa Healy of the

Read More...
 
 
 

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks Spread Across Nation

LI #04 Legionnaires' Disease
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:00am 9/9/2015 at 10:00am
LI #04 Legionnaires' Disease

California is now seeing a significant outbreak of potentially deadly Legionnaire’s Disease:

The number of inmates being observed for possible infection with Legionnaires’ disease at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco has jumped from 71 to 85, but the number of confirmed diagnoses held steady at six, authorities...

Read More...
 
 
 

One Third of Vets on Healthcare Waitlist Already Dead

VA report
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8:30am 7/15/2015 at 8:30am
VA report

According to a document leaked to the Huffington Post, over 200,000 veterans waiting for healthcare have already died:

Leaked Document: Nearly One-Third Of 847,000 Veterans In Backlog For VA Health Care Already Died

WASHINGTON — More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans in the pending backlog for health care through the Department of...

Read More...
 
 
 

Oregon Allows Government-funded Sex Change Operations for 15-year-olds

Oregon sex change for teens
Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 8:00am 7/12/2015 at 8:00am
Oregon sex change for teens

With transgender issues in the spotlight following the recent revelation by Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner, it’s unsurprising to learn that a state like Oregon would support state-subsidized sex change operations.

What is surprising to many, including to Oregon voters who did not get a chance to vote on this measure, is that...

Read More...
 
 
 
Page 3 of 3412345...102030...Last »