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Source: Common Domain

Ruling Against Health Law Puts Political Divide in Stark Relief

Sunday 23:38 GMT

A federal judge’s decision striking down the Affordable Care Act thrust the health law onto the agenda of the next Congress, putting new pressures on Republicans divided over whether to try to gut the law and on Democrats debating whether to try to shore it up or to push for more extensive health measures.

The 2020 presidential primary is likely to expose the choice facing Democrats: whether to focus on shoring up the existing law or on pressing for a larger government role in health care in ways such as expanding access to Medicare.

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Source: The Guradian

The perfect ways to get fit – in 20 seconds, an hour or six months

Sunday 18:09 GMT

“Some people think if they can’t fit in a 60-minute gym routine, there’s no point,” says Steve Kamb, a fitness instructor and the founder of the training website NerdFitness.

Tabata workouts are made up of 20-second intervals of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times, totalling four minutes. A four-minute workout could help you to silence the voice in your head that says: “I don’t want to work out.”

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Source: Fox News

Dr. Marc Siegel: ObamaCare is here for now, but needs to become more effective to survive

Sunday 23:39 GMT

Whether or not it is ultimately deemed unconstitutional, the Affordable Care Act must evolve into something more effective and actually affordable or it will not survive.

While Saturday was the last day for signing up for ObamaCare through healthcare.gov for 2019, people can still enroll through state exchanges in Rhode Island until Dec. 23 and enrollment ends in January in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Washington, D.C.. Nearly 12 million people have signed up for ObamaCare – officially known as the Affordable Care Act – this year.

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Source: Fox News

Obama pushes for ObamaCare enrollments after Texas judge deems law unconstitutional

Sunday 23:38 GMT

California and other several other stated with opposing views on ObamaCare are likely to challenge the new ruling through an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor dealt a blow to Obama’s 2012 health care initiative on Friday after 20 states, including Texas, argued that they had been hurt by a jump in the numbers of people utilizing state-backed insurance.

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Source: Common Domain

To Expand Access to Emergency Contraception, Some Colleges Try Vending Machines

Sunday 23:39 GMT

Some universities are installing vending machines where students can purchase emergency contraception, an effort to remove barriers to and anxiety surrounding products like Plan B.. Barnard College in New York said it would soon install a vending machine, months after Columbia University did.

Yale’s undergraduate student government initially expected to stock its vending machine with emergency contraception and other health-related items but learned this month that a Connecticut law bars it from vending over-the-counter drugs.

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Source: Fox News

Google says these diets were 2018's most searched

Sunday 19:58 GMT

Nutrition science may not have as much modern influence as you think — here are some other wacky wellness fads that were inexplicably popular this year.

This diet has been called one of the best diets by modern health standards, largely due to its link to a reduced risk of dementia and other diseases. It involves eating lots of healthy fats from sources such as fish and olive oil alongside fruits, vegetables, poultry, and whole grains.

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Source: The Guradian

Fate of Obama's health law set to be decided by supreme court – again

Sunday 15:24 GMT

The future of the Affordable Care Act is once again set to be decided by the US supreme court, amid warnings from experts that healthcare access for millions of Americans hangs in the balance.

“This is insanity in print, and it will not stand up on appeal,” tweeted Nicholas Bagley, an expert in health law at the University of Michigan Law School.

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Source: Common Domain

Headspace vs. Calm: The Meditation Battle That’s Anything but Zen

Sunday 11:43 GMT

Behind the blissful marketing mantras, Headspace and Calm are locked in a head-to-head fight to dominate the booming $1.2 billion meditation market.

The two smartphone apps taking meditation mainstream exude a Zen vibe and trumpet nearly identical missions to increase health and happiness around the world. But behind the blissful marketing mantras, Headspace and Calm are locked in a head-to-head fight to dominate the booming $1.2 billion meditation market.

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Source: Fox News

U.S. Navy offers what Venezuelan regime can't: Urgent health care

Sunday 10:48 GMT

So while the Venezuelan government continues to deny and downplay the horrific humanitarian and economic crisis plaguing what was once the richest country in Latin America, a floating U.S. Navy hospital, USNS Comfort, is alleviating some of the burden on nations neighboring Venezuela. The assignment is “Enduring Promise 2018, which began when this ship departed the Navy base in Norfolk, Va., in early October. "We have treated approximately 20,000 patients,” Ensign Cody L. Keim, Public Affairs Officer, told Fox News en route to Honduras, amid the final stretch of the eleven-week mission.

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Source: Fox News

Laura Ingraham: Immigration truths the Democrats deny

Friday 06:59 GMT

Of course, if we had a media that publicized actual facts on illegal immigration and other immigration issues, rather than obsessing 24/7 about Michael Cohen or focusing on a few really sympathetic people in Tijuana, we would have a lot more Democrats feeling the pressure on this issue from the voters.

The Democrats are willing to sell out the country, law and order be damned, in order to deny Trump a victory over the wall.

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Source: BBC

Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

Sunday 05:08 GMT

A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional.

US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said: "If this awful ruling is upheld in the higher courts, itwill be a disaster for tens of millions of American families."

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Source: Global News

Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by U.S. federal judge in Texas

Sunday 02:23 GMT

Declared a federal judge in Texas, who was adjudicating a case involving states that argued they were hurt by an increase in the number of people who ended up on insurance rolls.

The case, which was rendered in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas, saw a Texas-led coalition of 19 states argue that the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) was unconstitutional following the passage of tax legislation last year.

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Source: Common Domain

Cigna’s Algorithms Aim to Predict Opioid Abuse

Friday 20:55 GMT

In addition to helping prevent opioid abuse through the use of algorithms, Cigna also requires clinicians to analyze claims data to find opioid use patterns that suggest possible misuse, and to notify the health care providers of the potential risk, according to a Cigna spokesperson.

Cigna Corp. is using artificial intelligence to predict whether patients might abuse and or overdose on prescription opioids as part of the company’s commitment to reducing the substance’s use among its consumers, said Mark Boxer, executive vice president and global chief information officer.

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Source: DW

Irish parliament passes bill to legalize abortion

Saturday 02:24 GMT

The bill will allow terminations in cases of foetal abnormality which could lead to the death of the foetus either before or within 28 days of birth.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar tweeted that the move was a "historic moment for Irish women." "Just over 200 days ago, you, the people of Ireland, voted to repeal the 8th so we could care for women with compassion," Health Minister Simon Harris said on Twitter.

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Source: The Guradian

Healthcare to get $100bn boost as India aims to cut maternal deaths

Saturday 05:09 GMT

India has pledged to spend $100bn (£79bn) more on healthcare over the next seven years in a move partly aimed at reducing maternal mortality rates.

He said that “where women are honoured, divinity blossoms there” – Modi told a meeting in New Delhi of the 2018 Partners Forum that India would achieve global targets to reduce maternal and infant deaths before the 2030 deadline.


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