Health Care

Obamacare subsidy cut-off would raise insurance prices

Obamacare subsidy cut-off would raise insurance prices President Trump has threatened to end the payments, which would throw insurers and the exchanges into chaos for the year. The payments became the subject of a lawsuit between the Obama administration and the Republican-controlled House in 2015. [Full Article...]

This common weight loss tool may have just killed 5 people

This common weight loss tool may have just killed 5 people The Orbera balloon , approved in August 2015, is filled with saline and inserted in an obese patient's stomach to help them with portion control. The balloon is created to stay in place for several months to help the patient lose weight. One case involves ReShape Medical Inc's ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System . However, the FDA says it hasn't determined if the deaths were, in fact, cause... [Full Article...]

9/11 victim's remains identified 16 years after attack

9/11 victim's remains identified 16 years after attack It is the first identification made since March 2015 . The medical examiner's office has been retesting human remains recovered during the original recovery at ground zero, collected before May 2002. In some cases, scientists have re-examined the same bone fragment 10 or more times - hopeful that advancements in technology will provide answers. [Full Article...]

First 2017 case of sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Central Florida

First 2017 case of sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Central Florida Officials said both patients tested positive for Zika . "If the department identifies an area where ongoing transmission of Zika is taking place, we will notify the public immediately". In the new study, researchers infected monkeys with the strain of Zika virus that has been circulating in North and South America in recent years, and collected saliva from the infected ones. [Full Article...]

Drinking Wine Is Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes

Drinking Wine Is Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes The beneficial effect is believed to be linked to the presence of polyphenols in wine , which are molecules that help the human body better manage blood sugars levels. But while wine seemed to have a positive impact, women who drink spirits - including gin - frequently were found to have an increased risk of contracting diabetes . [Full Article...]

Scientists edit human embryos for first time in US

Scientists edit human embryos for first time in US The experiment was just an exercise in science - the embryos were not allowed to develop for more than a few days and were never meant to be implanted into a womb, according to MIT Technology Review , which first reported the news. Last year, Britain said some of its scientists could edit embryo genes to better understand human development. In December 2015, ethicists and scientists con... [Full Article...]

At least 20 civilians killed in Yemen airstrike

At least 20 civilians killed in Yemen airstrike Yemen's government, allied with a Saudi-led Arab military coalition, has for years been battling Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels for control of the impoverished country. Separately, UN officials said the coalition barred one of its flights to Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital, Sana'a. A total of 1,802 people have been killed by a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen since late April, the World H... [Full Article...]

Study links artificial sweeteners and weight gain

Study links artificial sweeteners and weight gain If we consider the research , outside of the 1 in 10,000 of us who suffer from the rare condition Phenylketonuria (who can not process the breakdown of Aspartame, ) use of diet drinks and sweetener-based products should not be considered a risk to our health, and we should be able able to enjoy them as part of our daily diets. [Full Article...]

#Fontgate as Pakistan PM's daughter 'caught out' in corruption probe

#Fontgate as Pakistan PM's daughter 'caught out' in corruption probe The investigators said Nawaz's claims are completely false and that it can prove she owned properties managed by Minerva Services for which she is the ultimate benefactor. If the SC decides to implement the report, perhaps by next week, Sharif might either be removed or, at the very least, be rendered completely ineffectual. [Full Article...]

Appeals Court Overturns Sheldon Silver Conviction

Appeals Court Overturns Sheldon Silver Conviction On May 3, 2016, federal judge Valerie E. Caproni of the United States District Court for the Southern District of NY sentenced Silver to 12 years in jail, and ordered him to pay $5.3 million in ill-gotten gains and $1.75 million in additional fines. [Full Article...]

Conor McGregor Dumps A Tidal Wave Of Trash Talk On Mayweather

Conor McGregor Dumps A Tidal Wave Of Trash Talk On Mayweather The PPV will cost $89.95 to purchase in standard definition. Tickets for the fight will be available through the T-Moblie Arena website . The venue holds 18,000 fans, though a limited number of seats will be sold. "I'm not sure how much is a put on. I'm going to knock him out inside four rounds mark my words", as per Indian Express report. Yes, he had one more f-word in him. [Full Article...]

China says USA has apologized for mistakenly labeling Xi president of Taiwan

China says USA has apologized for mistakenly labeling Xi president of Taiwan The mistake came in a rushed transcript of Trump's remarks following the meeting with Xi who is President of the People's Republic of China , as the country is officially known. The issue of Taiwan is very sensitive to China because the mainland considers it as its breakaway province. And another White House statement called the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, " President Abe of Japan ". [Full Article...]

Charlie Gard: Treatment can prolong life, Dr. Marc Siegel says

Charlie Gard: Treatment can prolong life, Dr. Marc Siegel says Judge Nicholas Francis said that "there is not a person alive who would not want to save Charlie", in comments reported by NBC News UK affiliate, ITV News. The hospital requested a review of the justice after the publication of a letter from the Bambino Gesu Hospital in the Vatican, which presented its research and recommended that the Great Ormond Street Hospital "reconsider" its position. [Full Article...]

New York City Commuters Brace For 'Summer Of Hell'

New York City Commuters Brace For 'Summer Of Hell' The construction is due to stretch until early September and some New Jersey commuters are facing the decision of how they will face their new routes. Service has been stepped up by trains, buses and ferries in anticipation of the busier commute. "Even though the No. 7 is more convenient, the squeeze is going to be not good", Ralph said. [Full Article...]

Pakistan court resumes Sharif 'corruption' hearings

Pakistan court resumes Sharif 'corruption' hearings Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday evening, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal said the report is a compilation of allegations hurled by political opponents of the PML-N. The report added there was a "significant gap/disparity" between the declared sources of income and wealth accumulated by Sharif, his sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz and his daughter Maryam Nawaz . [Full Article...]

Pacers trade Miles to Raptors, receive Cory Joseph

Pacers trade Miles to Raptors, receive Cory Joseph What really stood out about DeMarre, though, was his relentless hustle, incomparable grit and grind, and his overall ability to make winning plays. Masai Ujiri elected to re-sign his best player in point guard Kyle Lowry and, despite the loss of Patrick Patterson and P.J. [Full Article...]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui learns some swanky moves from Tiger Shroff in Swag!

Nawazuddin Siddiqui learns some swanky moves from Tiger Shroff in Swag! And, we must say the duo sets the stage on fire. Taking to his official Twitter handle, Tiger Shroff shared the latest song with a caption that read, "More Look who's setting the dance floor on fire!" Since the time the makers revealed the plot, the audience was waiting to see how Nawazuddin performs as a dancer and how he managed to match steps with Tiger. [Full Article...]

Vatican hospital offers to take in baby Charlie Gard

Vatican hospital offers to take in baby Charlie Gard Connie Yates and her husband Chris Gard filed a case in the European Court of Human Rights that ruled June 27 the boy could not be taken to the USA and should be removed from life support . Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice, also wrote: "There is another round of appeals available for #CharlieGard before the European Court of Human Rights". [Full Article...]

Pepe signs for Besiktas on free transfer

Pepe signs for Besiktas on free transfer Pepe could not agree a new deal with Madrid after a decade at the club, in which he won La Liga and the UEFA Champions League three times each. Though Pepe made only 18 appearances for Real Madrid last season due to injuries, he was a key member of the Portuguese national team that won the European Championship title previous year. [Full Article...]

Fifth acid attack on Indian woman

Fifth acid attack on Indian woman In a press statement, the Lucknow SSP office said King George's Medical University doctors today conducted a forensic examination of the burn injuries the 45-year-old woman had received on her face and neck. "Be it the hostel warden or the girls, no one saw the attacker or anyone fleeing from there". Alleging that the activists were planning to march later towards UP Chief Minister Yogi Aditya... [Full Article...]


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