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Pupils join nationwide virtual flash mob to help sick little girl

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:06:32 GMT

The Dance4Daisy campaign was launched nationwide by Havant company The PE Suite, an innovative teaching resource that challenges children to a greater depth of learning. The campaign aims to raise funds for four-year-old Daisy Wigginton from Bracklesham Bay, who has cancer, and the Howard One Ward, where she is receiving treatment.

Smoking - should be banned in NHS buildings and grounds'

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:39:04 GMT

Public Health England is campaigning for a "tobacco-free NHS" with more support on quitting offered to patients, visitors and staff. We want to see a #TobaccoFreeNHS - Read our blog to see why our Chief Exec Duncan Selbie wrote to every NHS Trust Duncan Selbie, chief executive of PHE, said he wants every hospital's buildings and grounds to be completely smoke free.

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years 'raise heart disease risk'

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:35:00 GMT

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests. The study shows that drinking too much alcohol can affect the elasticity of the arterial walls and prematurely age the arteries, interfering with blood flow.

When You Love An Old Dog, Managing Care Can Be A Challenge

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:49:06 GMT

The notion of dog years stems from the common belief that one year for a dog equals seven years for a human. Although canine aging is more nuanced than a simple formula, any dog lover knows that dogs' lives pass far too quickly.

Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meeting

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:46:47 GMT

Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy. GOP governors intend to present Congress with a plan that they say would give states more flexibility to administer health coverage for poorer residents while protecting states from absorbing the costs of repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:30:47 GMT

As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The challenge of providing insurance for Americans who have no other alternative has some congressional Republicans considering whether to ask the states to reboot high-risk pools, an option with a rocky history.

Gorsuch sympathizes with workers, often sides with bosses

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:08:34 GMT

In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, right, meets with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Trending Now 14 Mins Ago Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:43:27 GMT

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Draft GOP health care bill revamps Obama's health care law

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:27:03 GMT

A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners. Instead, it would create tax credits worth up to $4,000, allow bigger contributions to personal health savings accounts and impose a new levy on health coverage some employees get at work.

I have formed a relationship with my terminal cancer, says actress Leah Bracknell

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:35:25 GMT

Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell says she has a positive outlook on life and is not fearful despite being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, and that she has formed a "relationship" with her cancer to try to understand it. She also said she does not want medical professionals to "guesstimate" her life expectancy based on the statistics surrounding the disease.

One of Obamacare's biggest programs has overwhelming support...

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:26:39 GMT

One of Obamacare's biggest programs has overwhelming support - and it's about to leave the GOP in a bind President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have put the Affordable Care Act, the law better known as Obamacare, on the verge of repeal, but one of the law's biggest programs has continued to gain overwhelming support. Kaiser Family Foundation , a nonpartisan health policy organization, found that a significant majority of Americans support the new Medicaid program expanded by the ACA.

Robot helps student with leukemia get back to school

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:03:13 GMT

His school, Scott Middle School in Denison, Texas, wanted to find a way for him to not miss any class while he was getting treatment at the Children's Medical Center in Dallas. "He's just a great kid," said Ryland Allison, his friend.

Swedish politician: officials should have sex in lunchbreak

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:21:30 GMT

A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak.

Black Men at Greater Risk for Prostate Cancer: Take Time This Black...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00:29 GMT

Prostate cancer. Most men know about it, but for black men, just knowing isn't enough.

Death of woman who was sent home from ARH emergency room prompts questions

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:11:13 GMT

Fraser Health officials are looking into another case in which an Abbotsford Regional Hospital patient died within days of being sent home from the emergency department. Mary Louis Murphy was brought to hospital the evening of Jan. 30 complaining of excruciating chest pains.

US states that take the most from your paycheck

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:59:31 GMT

It can be a shock landing that exciting first adult job, only to find out how much of your paycheck actually goes to Uncle Sam. Thanks to a litany of salary deductions like federal and state income taxes and Medicare, you always end up going home with less than your advertised salary.

Video for 'Traveling Light' reveals previously unseen Leonard Cohen footage

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:39:26 GMT

A new music video assembled by Leonard Cohen's son and another longtime collaborator is giving fans an intimate glimpse of the late singer. "Traveling Light," directed by Sammy Slabbinck, was posted online Thursday and offers an array of archival and previously unseen footage.