Mother of boy with rare genetic disorder tweets hospital bill

June 27, 2017

… white when they are anything but that.” “It seems like our kids are being reduced to a line in a budget,” Chandra said. “No one seems to realize there are real people behind it.” The new bill also raises some fears for Chandra and her family. “My fear is that this bill comes into play and suddenly essential health benefits are no longer covered, like hospitalization, prescription medications,” said Chandra. “He will rely on prescription medications …

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 22, 2017

… to Social Security benefits. He also went on record supporting the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, abortion rights and closing the loophole that allows guns sales without background checks if the FBI fails to complete the screening within three days. With positions like those, Parnell managed to attract the enthusiastic backing of the local Sanders supporters. I like the idea that he understands how business works, said Susan Maxson, a 54-year-old Sanders enthusiast and campaign volunteer. …

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Medicine information leaflets ‘too scary’, say experts – BBC News

June 20, 2017

They make people unduly anxious about taking medicines and could be the reason why fewer than 50% continue with drugs they have started taking. The likelihood of the side-effects occurring is also rarely explained – instead they are labelled “possible” or “serious”. And the benefits of the medicines are usually understated, taking up much less space on the leaflet than potential harms. Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption And the confusion is …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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Aspirin ‘major bleed’ warning for over-75s – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… whether the benefits still outweigh the risks in this group. Image copyright SCIENCE PICTURE CO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY I take aspirin every day – should I be worried? Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, head of the Royal College of GPs, says: “Patients who regularly take aspirin either as prescribed by their doctor or self-medicated, should not panic as a result of this research. “But if they are concerned about taking the drug regularly, over a long period of time, they should …

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EU mobile roaming fees ‘may still catch you out’ – BBC News

June 13, 2017

Exceeding agreed minutes, texts and data would still be charged in the EU as it would in the UK, with providers charging different rates, it added. Which? guide to EU roaming and international call charges “Many will reap the benefits of these changes and will no longer be put off from making calls abroad,” said Alex Neill, Which? managing director of home products and services. “However, it is important that you take a close look at what is or isn’t included in …

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This chatbot was inspired by Spock and he wants to talk about your mental health

June 9, 2017

… improving someone’s mental health. Their promise of helping people identify patterns as well as learn and practice new skills, he says, is clear. Yet the risk of overselling the benefits of a chatbot, or even doing harm to someone who’s not getting help they desperately need, remains a major concern. Darcy hopes that Woebot helps unleash more collaboration between tech and mental health experts to develop better interventions for people who struggle with experiences like depression …

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The top 5 most over-the-top employee benefits from tech companies

June 9, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Rawpixel.com Ive seen my fair share of company benefits after 10+ years recruiting for tech companies.Tech Startups in San Francisco are known for having extensive benefits from daily lunchesto paid gym memberships or free monthly massages. Before I share some of the coolest benefits Ive come across, I have a word of advice for new companies Before offering Ive learned from experience working withsmall startupsand fromfounding Bettsthat benefits can become a tricky …

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Senate Republicans Are Closer Than Ever To Repealing Obamacare

June 7, 2017

… state greatly benefits from the Medicaid expansion, and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who is up for a tough re-election contest in 2018. But if McConnell can somehow keep them in line, along with Cruz and Lee,hell likely have the votes to pass the bill. Drew Angerer/Getty Images With the prospect of that growing stronger on Tuesday, Democrats were left with their own predicament: whether to begin negotiating with GOP moderates on a separate bill in order to stave off a conservative, Republicans-only …

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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… and smarter to achieve sustained growth. “The economy has to rebalance and shift away from a reliance on public-funded major infrastructure projects. “Sector diversification is also required to help move away from an over-reliance on the oil and gas, construction and financial services sectors.” He added: “Stimulating business investment in Scotland both in terms of physical assets and skills could deliver extensive, long-term economic benefits. “This presents an …

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6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… including but not limited to coloring, pottery and knitting Being artistic calms the nervous system because when were focused on creative activities, our attention moves away from constant worrying, New York therapist Kimberly Hershensonsays. This helps the nervous system regulate, allowing our brain to clear space to process difficult issues. There are a multitude of benefits that come from practicing yoga, and a quieter mind is just one of them. Its basically active meditation, which is …

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Brexit expat retirees ‘may cost NHS millions’ – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… NHS would need around 1,600 more doctors, nurses and other workers to provide the care, it estimates. Also, hospitals could end up short-staffed if migration of workers from the EU slows or stops post-Brexit. And access to medicines could also become more difficult if the UK leaves the EU’s medicine licensing system. Possible benefits But there could be gains too post-Brexit, the Nuffield Trust says. When the UK leaves the EU it could stop paying EU membership fees. Money from this …

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Election blind dates: Georgia Toffolo and Jack Monroe – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… police and how there is a rise in that and how we all have to adjust to it and and the reasoning behind that. What did you disagree on?: I found some of her views on welfare difficult to listen to as someone who had quite a difficult time on benefits. To hear her saying, ‘Oh the Conservatives are taking money from people who don’t need it’, and you’re like, ‘No they’re not, they’re taking money from people like me’. Best thing: I thought she was …

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The best-looking fidget spinners on the internet, ranked

May 28, 2017

In this strange new world, there are those who fidget spin and there are those who wish this toy trend would run its course already, oh my god. For those in the former group, a boring fidget spinner will not do. Lucky for them, there are hundreds of options on Amazon boasting impressive spin times and various claims of health and well-being benefits. SEE ALSO: Break the mold and get a cookie fidget spinner instead But really, all that matters is the design. Here’s 35 of our favorites. …

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What you should think about while considering a career change to healthcare

May 27, 2017

… your decision to enter this field. According to Dr. Dutton, “It may take time to realize the benefits of changing careers and that time varies by specialty and your individual background. You may struggle at the beginning; this is normal.” For important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program, visit University of Phoenix’s website. WATCH: These tattoos conduct electricity to turn you into a very basic …

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