Health

admin November 8, 2017

Consuming alcoholic beverages, even in moderation, may increase your risk of developing certain cancers, according to a new statement released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). “People typically don’t associate drinking beer, wine, and hard liquor with increasing their risk of developing cancer in their lifetimes,” Dr. Bruce Johnson, president of the ASCO, […]

admin November 7, 2017

Residents in this rural state besieged by a heroin epidemic, mill closings and an aging population were deciding Tuesday whether to deliver a rebuke to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and join 31 other states that have expanded Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The statewide referendum marked the first time since the […]

admin November 7, 2017

Several million people unlucky enough to face big medical bills not covered by their insurance would lose a valuable and versatile deduction under the House GOP tax bill. Groups representing older people and patients are trying to save it. “Anybody who is paying for the cost of nursing home care is paying a great deal […]

admin November 6, 2017

Group of Seven health ministers have issued a joint statement that says climatic factors impact on human health. Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin told reporters on Monday that the ministers were able to work out wording acceptable to the United States during their ministerial meeting in Milan, while also recognizing the differences in opinion in […]

admin November 6, 2017

Holding manila folders filled with pages of her handwritten reports, Dr. Anna Konopka insists her system for keeping track of her patients’ medical conditions and various prescriptions works just fine. But the New Hampshire Board of Medicine disagrees. It is challenging the 84-year-old New London physician’s record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making. Konopka […]

admin November 6, 2017

Transcript for Could ammonia smelling salts be masking concussions? ??? Time for the “Weekend download.” We have a good one. Chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton is here with fascinating new information. Including studies on surgery. Let’s start with the phew report in “ESPN the magazine” that estimates as many as 80% of NFL players […]

admin November 5, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law’s requirement that people have insurance coverage or pay a penalty. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that repealing that requirement — known as the individual mandate — would save $416 billion over a decade. […]

admin November 5, 2017

Now Playing: PetSmart’s national pet-adoption weekend Now Playing: 35-pound cat named Symba has been adopted Now Playing: 80-pound dog named Strudel down to 54 pounds after rigorous weight loss journey Now Playing: How to detox from your Halloween candy binge Now Playing: FDA moves to ax claim for heart benefits from soy foods Now Playing: […]

admin November 4, 2017

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Mozambican humanitarian Graca Machel are addressing a summit on the crisis of malnutrition, which is an underlying cause for half of the child deaths worldwide. Organizers on Saturday announced $640 million in new commitments to tackle global malnutrition, bringing pledges over the next decade to $3.4 billion. That still […]

admin November 4, 2017

The Latest on the case of an 84-year-old doctor whose lack of computer skills are partly to blame for her losing her medical license (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A New Hampshire judge has heard from an 84-year-old doctor who is hoping to regain her license, which she gave up partly over her inability to […]

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