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Puerto Rico Governor: There'll 'Be Hell To Pay' If Hurricane Stats Were Withheld

Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, said there would be “hell to pay” if it turned out that officials from his government withheld mortality statistics for Hurricane Maria. On Thursday, Rosselló talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about what his government is doing to count up the deaths resulting from the September 2017 hurricane and responded to the new […]

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Educate children to tackle ethnic minority donor crisis, MPs say

School pupils should learn about organ and blood donation to help tackle of the “silent crisis” of a lack of ethnic minority donors in England, a group of Labour MPs has said. Demand for blood, stem cells and organs in these groups is particularly high and supply very low, their review says. Lack of awareness […]

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Rise in 'preventable' emergency readmissions to hospital

Increasing numbers of people are being readmitted to hospital in England with preventable conditions such as pneumonia and pressure sores, according to Nuffield Trust research. Better care in hospital and at home afterwards could have made a difference, it said. Emergency readmissions, within 30 days of discharge, have risen by a fifth over the past […]

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28 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of A Panic Attack

28 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re Having a Panic Attack was published on The Mighty by Haley Quinn. Unless you’ve experienced a panic attack, you might assume it just looks like someone visibly “freaking out” — but not everyone who experiences panic attacks show noticeable symptoms. Some people have panic attacks that […]

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Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

Water-resistant sunscreen products work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, a consumer group has warned ahead of the summer holiday season. Which? tested two products claiming to be water resistant and found the sun protection factor (SPF) dropped by up to 59% after 40 minutes in salt water. Cancer Research […]

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Tax rises needed 'to prevent NHS misery'

Taxes are going to have to rise to pay for the NHS if the UK is to avoid “a decade of misery” in which the old, sick and vulnerable are let down, say economists. The Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health Foundation said the NHS would need an extra 4% a year for the next […]

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7-Eleven To Start Selling Cannabis Plant Products In More Welcoming States

7-Eleven plans to start selling cannabidiol ― also known as CBD ― products at more than 4,000 of its locations by the end of 2018. The decision from the major convenience store chain was announced Tuesday, in partnership with Denver-based Phoenix Tears, which produces hemp-based CBD oils. CBD is one of the non-psychoactive ingredients found […]

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Anti-Abortion Policies Attack The Financially Vulnerable

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that the U.S. birth rate has hit a 30-year low. That same day, news broke that the Trump administration planned to announce the revival of a Reagan-era “gag rule” that prevents medical facilities that receive funding under Title X ― a federal family-planning grant program ― from even […]

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Campaigners in court over NHS policy

A judicial review by a group of campaigners challenging government health policy in England gets under way at the High Court later. The group, which was backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death, are fighting the creation of accountable care organisations (ACOs). These are to act as partnership bodies incorporating hospitals, community services and […]

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Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move

Neurosurgeons have described in detail how Michael Jackson achieved biomechanically impossible dance moves in his music video Smooth Criminal. In the 1987 routine, Michael leans from the ankle at a 45 degree angle, while keeping his body straight as a rod. The illusion, which many have tried to copy, was thanks to specially designed shoes […]

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Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate has not been cut despite a government crackdown on sweet treats. Public Health England has set a target of reducing the sugar intake from a host of popular foods by a fifth by 2020. Its first year update shows progress in yoghurts and breakfast cereals, but not […]

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U.S. Announces Additional $7 Million Donation In Fight Against Ebola In Congo

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is set to announce today that the U.S. is contributing $ 7 million more to fight the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the U.S. Agency for International Development’s $ 1 million donation announcement on Friday. The World Health Organization estimates it will take at […]