Republicans aim to revive health care with new amendment

April 26, 2017

… next. The amendment would allow states to seek waivers to weaken several key Obamacare insurance reforms that protect those with pre-existing Conditions, including the benefits insurers must cover in their policies and the ban on allowing carriers to charge more based on a person’s health background. …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… would have sought medical intervention because of mental health issues brought on by poor housing or worries about eviction or affording rent or mortgage payments over the past five years. Additionally, one in six said housing worries had also affected their physical health, causing symptoms like hair loss, nausea, exhaustion, dizzy spells and headaches, while damp or mouldy homes can exacerbate respiratory Conditions like asthma, says the charity. Telephone interviews with 20 inner-city GPs …

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HMP Garth: Increase in violence at ‘unsafe’ jail, report says – BBC News

April 19, 2017

However, inspectors raised the following concerns: Levels of violence had increased “substantially”, with many incidents linked to drugs, gangs and debt Assaults on staff had increased and much of the violence was “serious” Living Conditions were “very poor” in the segregation unit and staff were “overwhelmed” 85 prisoners (in addition to sex offenders) were held separately because of fears for their safety The prison had a drug problem, even …

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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

Image caption Henry lived in a top-floor flat in Leith They went to the door of his top-floor flat on Easter Road and knocked but got no answer. Image caption Police beat down the door to gain entry to Henry’s flat A few years before that a woman had been found dead in Edinburgh, undiscovered for five years. The media were full of recrimination and finger pointing. I used to work with old people and had seen this before. It’s easy to de-personalise older people. We …

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Patients with learning disabilities missing out on health checks – BBC News

April 8, 2017

This meant they were not accessing support including checks for epilepsy and chronic Conditions such as asthma. The NHS recommends that people with learning disabilities and other complex health needs receive a general physical examination and review of any medicines they have been prescribed every year. The NHS Digital report looked at patients with and without learning disabilities from more than half of GP practices in England. This covered about 60% of all patients registered with a …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… health care bill before the Easter break, said Republicans were still on schedule. But all the flexibility on timing wont account for the inflexibility of Ryans conference. Conservatives insist the GOP health care bill eliminate regulations that protect people with pre-existing Conditions from being charged more for insurance. Moderates have said they cant go along with that. And Republicans appear to have no way to break those disagreements. And theyre supposed to pass a massive …

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How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

(CNN)From food-fueled itineraries to quiet cultural corners, Hanoi is a photographer’s dream destination. With a penchant for side streets and quiet lakes, these Instagram stars explore the city’s rooftops, coffee shops and the French colonial Old Quarter. The night owl #MyHanoi: Photojournalist Linh Pham “In Vietnam, life happens on the streets — just walking around provides you with glimpses about how people are and have always been …

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NHS funding review for gluten-free food – BBC News

March 28, 2017

… relatively low cost, often for self-limiting or minor Conditions underlines the need for all healthcare professionals to work even closer with patients to ensure the best possible value from NHS resources.” The news comes ahead of a major announcement by NHS England later this week on the future of the health service. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsViddyoze 2.0 Template Club The Viddyoze Template Club 2.0 keeps your account up to date with the latest premium and …

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Bowel cancer tool to boost diagnosis in under-50s – BBC News

March 28, 2017

… those between 1% and 3% will be recommended for a faecal calprotectin test, to help diagnose Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Anyone found to be 1% risk or less will require no further tests. The assessment tool was made available to GPs on the British Journal of General Practice website on Tuesday. Bowel Cancer UK says it now hopes to integrate it into GP practices. Experts say the new tool is the first of its kind for younger people. ‘I’ve planned my funeral’ …

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Two new prisons planned in south Wales and Yorkshire – BBC News

March 22, 2017

… a number of disturbances at jails in recent months and last year, thousands of staff walked out in protest over health and safety concerns. What is going wrong with our prisons? See our special report on prisons under pressure Justice Secretary Liz Truss has vowed to overhaul the system, improve the estate and recruit more officers. She said: “Outdated prisons, with dark corridors and cramped Conditions, will not help offenders turn their back on crime – nor do they provide our …

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Republicans Are Crying About Obamacare Problems They Helped Create

March 18, 2017

better shape Defunding Risk Corridors When Democrats wrote the Affordable Care Act, they understood that insurers might initially have a hard time figuring out where to set prices. Because insurers hadnt sold these kinds of policies (with comprehensive benefits) under these Conditions (without exclusions for pre-existing Conditions), they didnt have actuarial data on which to base pricing decisions. In order to reassure insurers that might hesitate to enter the markets amid such unknowns, …

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Four-hour accident and emergency waits rise 300% at some hospitals – BBC News

March 16, 2017

… the year and we know demand on our services further increases over winter. “Like most trusts across the country, we are finding this a challenge due to the flow of patients in and out of hospitals and the large numbers of admissions of patients, particularly those who are elderly and with complex and chronic health Conditions. “We are sorry that some patients have to wait longer than we would like to be seen by a doctor and also those who are waiting to be admitted and taken to the …

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World wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee targets fake news – BBC News

March 12, 2017

‘Surprise or shock’ Users are often unable to tell outlets what data they would not like shared, Sir Tim said. Terms and Conditions were “all or nothing”. Sir Tim said he wants to work with companies to put “a fair level of data control back in the hands of people”. He also expressed concerns that government surveillance is going too far and stopping the web from being used to explore topics such as sensitive health issues, sexuality or religion. Social …

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Your Employer-Provided Health Care Could End With The GOP’s Plan

March 11, 2017

… expects larger companies to follow suit as health care costs continue rising. He said he envisions a future where employers might provide a fixed amount of tax-free reimbursement for health insurance, and let employees find a plan that best suits them. As long as there are safeguards, like no exclusions for pre-existing Conditions or age, workers may end up liking such a system better than what exists now, Lindquist said. Some employees would rather have their compensation be more flexible, …

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Paul Ryan Calls Obamacare Repeal Plan An ‘Act Of Mercy’

March 8, 2017

… plausible. Republicans would weaken or eliminate the Affordable Care Acts new regulations on insurance like the requirement to cover all people regardless of pre-existing Conditions, or the minimum standard for generosity of coverage. When these regulations took effect, insurers raised premiums; if the regulations become weaker or go away, it stands to reason, insurers will reduce premiums. But premiums would be falling because insurance would be covering less, so that medical care was …

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3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debate

March 8, 2017

… gender identity to avoid gender dysphoria or other Conditions that may hinder mental or social developmental. Groups including Family Research Council, considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, cite the American College of Pediatrics in arguments against supporting transgender children. The American College of Pediatrics is estimated to have only a few hundred members compared to the 64,000 members belonging to the well-established American Academy of Pediatrics, which …

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