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McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:26:23 GMT

In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Legislative budget analysts say a possibly doomed Republican health care bill would mean a first-year loss of $1.7 billion of funding for Arizona for the Medicaid eligibility expansion and the health exchange.




Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:57:02 GMT

Health scientist Professor Nuala Byrne said it combats a phenomenon known as the 'famine reaction' - which explains why most diets fail. The study published in the International Journal for Obesity investigated the body's 'famine reaction' to continued dieting and its impact on weight loss in 47 obese men.




Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:33:03 GMT

A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said.




Database to offer answers for relatives of Inuit taken south for tuberculosis treatment

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:05:00 GMT

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair chats candidate Jack Anawak, left, during a trail ride at the Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park during a campaign stop in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Sept. 29, 2015.




Paint for Pink in Shelton

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:43:11 GMT

The Valley Goes Pink is a grassroots, community-wide effort throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley to create awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, support the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital, and showcase partnering organizations.Image courtesy of Griffin Hospital.




Flu season off to early and aggressive start in Wisconsin

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:04:05 GMT

Officials say from the start of the month through the end of this work week there have been 19 confirmed cases of influenza in the state. Eight people have been hospitalized.




Skagit YMCA helps cancer patients regain strength, health

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:39:40 GMT

Recovering cancer patient Lynn Laurel does a six minute walk Thursday, Sept. 13, 2017, during her Skagit Valley YMCA LIVESTRONG at the YMCA class.




The Latest: Health care groups oppose GOP bill

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:27:30 GMT

The nation's doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans are unified in their opposition to the latest Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. In a joint statement on Saturday, major groups such as the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, America's Health Insurance Plans and the BlueCross BlueShield Association called on the Senate to reject the bill sponsored by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.




Sydney duo slapped with biggest ever fine for tobacco offences

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:10:11 GMT

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Public prefers Obamacare to Graham-Cassidy, 56-33%

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:41:19 GMT

Americans by more than a 20-point margin prefer the existing federal health care law to the latest, imperiled Republican alternative - another challenge to the GOP's long-held effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. The public supports Obamacare over the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill by 56-33 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.




GOP Gov. Baker again battles his own party on health care

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:18:22 GMT

Republican attempts to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law have become something of a recurring nightmare for the Republican Massachusetts governor, who pushed back against earlier efforts, all of which failed. Now Baker, who spent the early part of the week in meetings at a Republican Governors Association gathering in Chicago, finds himself taking again to the health policy ramparts to inveigh against the latest bid by leaders in his own party to undo the 2010 law.




McCain says he won't vote fora Read Story 12 News

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:51:38 GMT

Senator John McCain issued a statement saying he can't back GOP health care measure without knowing the proposal's impact on insurance coverage and premiums. a Sen. John McCain released a statement Friday saying he could not in "good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal."




CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:32:09 GMT

In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy.




Southern U chooses contractor to grow medical marijuana

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:13:03 GMT

The university's Board of Supervisors on Friday chose Lafayette-based Advanced Biomedics, LLC, to grow the marijuana for Southern, which will receive more than $6 million over five years. Advanced Biomedics will produce pharmaceutical grade medicines for patients with cancer, HIV/AIDS, cachexia or wasting syndrome, seizure disorders, epilepsy, spasticity, Chrohn's disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.




Woman struggling with husbanda s Parkinsona s asks premier: a Find me a doctora

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:48:42 GMT

Theresa and Walter Zukauskas are shown in Halifax on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Nova Scotia residents Theresa and Walter Zukauskas learned recently they would lose their family doctor in early November.




Experts: Pregnant women should get a flu shot, despite miscarriage study

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:15:57 GMT

Experts: Pregnant women should get a flu shot, despite miscarriage study The CDC is doing more studies on the issue, but in the meantime its recommendation has not changed. Check out this story on publicopiniononline.com: https://usat.ly/2xn4CXp Experts say pregnant women should get a flu shot, despite a study tying the flu shot in pregnant women to miscarriages.




The Latest: Analysts say Alaska gets help in health bill

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:49:39 GMT

Analysts say that the health care bill that Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week contains language helping Alaska. That's the home state of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need.