Health Care

Trump administration slashes funding for Obamacare outreach program

Trump administration slashes funding for Obamacare outreach program The health plans are put into a pool of pay- not comprising tax dollars - and finances are given to insurers who at the end of the period incur cost on patients requiring a significant amount of spending. In President Barack Obama's a year ago in office, $63 million was spent on it. This year they helped sign up almost 520,000 people for health insurance sold through the ACA exchange in North Caro... [Full Article...]

Gaming Disorder is a real addiction insists the WHO

Gaming Disorder is a real addiction insists the WHO Especially with how some games use specific conditioning techniques in order to get players continue playing games and spending more money. " Studies suggest that gaming disorder affects only a small proportion of people who engage in digital or video-gaming activities", a briefing on the disorder said. [Full Article...]

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths are part of a growing problem in the US

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade's deaths are part of a growing problem in the US The report found that some of the leading causes of suicide included: relationship issues, substance abuse, job struggles, physical health, and past or upcoming moments of crisis. While the murder rate has fallen dramatically over the past four decades, suicide is on the rise, and the reasons are multiple. "That sort of gives one pause that we need to focus on that age range". [Full Article...]

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election Horwath said. After Thursday, I will no longer be Ontario's Premier. Still, she encouraged voters to elect as many Liberal candidates as possible to prevent Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives or Horwath's NDP from from forming majority governments. [Full Article...]

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day The reported attributed the decrease in the prevalence of smoking for both males and females to the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), which undertook intervention such as monitoring tobacco use, develop prevention policies, enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship and also raising taxes on tobacco. [Full Article...]

What John Goodman thinks about the Roseanne controversy

What John Goodman thinks about the Roseanne controversy When asked if he might get his own show, he said , "You've heard more than I have". In a since-deleted overnight tweet , Barr blamed a dose of Ambien for the incendiary tweet in which she likened Valerie Jarrett , an African American former White House aide, to an ape . [Full Article...]

World Health Organization plans to eliminate trans-fat from food by 2023

World Health Organization plans to eliminate trans-fat from food by 2023 There are two main sources for trans fats - natural sources such as dairy products and meat of ruminants such as cows and sheep; and industrially-produced sources such as partially hydrogenated oils. The Chief Population Health Dietitian at Northern Health is applauding the move to ban trans fats . The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it is mounting a campaign to have unsafe m... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization preparing for worst-case Ebola scenario

World Health Organization preparing for worst-case Ebola scenario Confirming the case in a chat with Reuters , the director of the main hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo's northwestern town of Bikoro said the health Centre received a new case. The province of Equateur has an estimated population of 2.5 million people with 284 registered health facilities. Normally a remote setting would reduce the chance of the disease spreading. [Full Article...]

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month The report said that children who'd been excluded from school , those in care, or being educated outside of mainstream schools or not in education at all were in danger of missing out on care. But the government said it "completely rejects" any suggestion that the plans lack ambition. "We also want the Government to make up the £2 billion estimated shortfall in council children's services fundi... [Full Article...]

Pelosi dismisses Democratic candidates running against her leadership: 'Just win, baby'

Pelosi dismisses Democratic candidates running against her leadership: 'Just win, baby' McCarthy cited the GOP's sweeping overhaul of the USA tax system, as well as other facets of positive economic growth as reasons why he believes the party needs to defeat Democratic opponents in the November midterm elections. Since then, she championed some of the party's greatest victories in decades, including the 2010 enactment of the Affordable Care Act, but she's come under fire more recentl... [Full Article...]