Medical

Backer of GOP health care bill dodges pre-existing conditions issue

Backer of GOP health care bill dodges pre-existing conditions issue Even if very few House or Senate Republicans are excited by their bill and are fully aware of the electoral risk some of them are taking, politicians like to do what they promised, and they - as a group - promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. [Full Article...]

Former heaviest woman in world set for free treatment in Abu Dhabi

Former heaviest woman in world set for free treatment in Abu Dhabi When she arrived nearly three-months ago, Ahmed had reportedly weighed over 500 kg and was treated at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital for several health issues. On seeing her expressions, we asked her 'katti or batti?'", says Belinda Sawant, Saifee Hospital's head of nursing services, referring to the lingo used by children. [Full Article...]

How the GOP health bill would impact Americans on Medicaid

After the Republican health care bill narrowly passed the House, it now heads to the Senate, where it's expected to be fiercely debated. With 20 Republican defections, but with many Republicans in tough districts still having to cast tough "yes" votes, the House passed the American Health Care Act by the razor-thin margin of 217 to 213. [Full Article...]

20 children killed in accident at popular Ghana resort

20 children killed in accident at popular Ghana resort An eyewitness, Awudu Isahaku who spoke to Citi News said, "There was a heavy wind in the Kintampo area earlier today..." He said: "They were swimming in the river when there was a storm, a windy atmosphere that had uprooted some of the trees and they had fallen on some of them - those who were apparently swimming". [Full Article...]

First day of spring means free cones at Dairy Queen on Monday

First day of spring means free cones at Dairy Queen on Monday It's getting warm outside but Dairy Queen and Rita's are keeping you cool for free . The donations will go to help the Children's Hospital purchase toys, and other equipment needed to provide health care to children and families. [Full Article...]

Drug which cuts 'bad' cholesterol can help prevent heart attacks and strokes

A new medical technique known as RNA interference therapy is found to be capable of switching off the genes responsible for increasing blood cholesterol levels in the body. "The end result was cholesterol levels came down and down and down, and we've seen cholesterol levels lower than we have ever seen before in the practice of medicine". [Full Article...]

Reports Say 2017 Could Be a Very Bad Year For Lyme Disease

Reports Say 2017 Could Be a Very Bad Year For Lyme Disease Mice are responsible for infecting the majority of ticks carrying Lyme in the Northeast. For more on that, check out the piece in our sister blog, Goats and Soda. Research from the Office of Public Health states it can cause long-term fatigue, joint pain and neurologic deficits. In 2001, Lyme disease cases were concentrated in the Northeast and parts of Wisconsin. [Full Article...]

PD: Child drove car while mom streamed it on Facebook

PD: Child drove car while mom streamed it on Facebook Lisa Nussbaum, 38 of Monroe, was charged Friday by Monroe police with risk of injury and impairing morals of a minor. Local residents called the Monroe Police Department after seeing video on Nussbaum's Facebook page of her son driving her Jeep Grand Cherokee, according to the Connecticut Post . [Full Article...]


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