‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing the centers. …


Cosby, Castile, Carter: Three trials that gripped the nation

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A mistrial, an acquittal, a conviction. Three major trials that gripped the nation came to markedly different conclusions last week. All three ended as the week came to a close, each with its own result and its own reaction. Cosby attorney: I was concerned for his health Castile’s mom: Our civilization is devolving Did teen’s texts lead to her boyfriend’s suicide? …


Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue

June 11, 2017

A beached juvenile humpback whale has been euthanized in Australia despite a heroic effort by scores of volunteers to save it. Even as experts were deciding whether to euthanize the animal, the whale was blinking, watching the humans around it and feebly moving its flippers. Officials told The Guardian they have no idea why the whale beached at Sawtell Beach on Australias northeast coast but said inexperience could have been a factor. This may have been the yearlings first migration on its …


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 …


Actress backs out of job due to freak fidget spinner accident

June 2, 2017

It’s all fun and games until someone is injured and out of work. SEE ALSO: experts poke holes in claims that fidget spinners can treat ADHD If you haven’t heard of the fidget spinner, you’ve been living under a rock. It’s the latest craze among the youths. An Irish actress named Ayoola Smart took to her Instagram to share a picture of herself laid up in bed along with a message about her freak fidget spinner injury. A post shared by Ayoola Smart (@ayoolasmart) on …


Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

… use of settlements with polluters. The budget will also provide the agency with an opportunity to identify what barriers have been preventing sites from returning to communities and design solutions to overcome those barriers, the White House wrote in its justification for slashing Superfund. Pruitt celebrated the budget proposal, saying in a statement that it and supports EPAs highest priorities. But Superfund experts say Pruitt doesnt seem to understand the basics of the program, which is …


Kit Harington Rips Into Donald Trump & Sean Penn!

May 25, 2017

The Game Of Thrones actor recently spoke to Esquire about the orange villain, expressing his view that the man is basically nothing but a big old phony! He said: “I believe in experts. Mr. Donald TrumpI wouldn’t call him President, I’ll call him Mister. I think this man at the head of your country is a con artist.” It was a sentiment echoed by GoT author George R.R. Martin, who said: “I think Joffrey is now the king in America. And he’s grown up just as …


It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

May 24, 2017

… best, Corker said. There are no experts. Theres no actuarials. Typically, in a hearing, youd have people coming in, and youd also have the media opining about if a hearing took place and X came in and made comments. Later Corker called the entire saga very difficult at best, adding that theres been a lot of progress in understanding the problems senators have with the House bill, and between each other, but theres no bill written. But leadership hasnt indicated a desire to move negotiations …


Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 21, 2017

… provided by young people. Among the five, only YouTube was found to have a positive impact. Snapchat was ranked the second most harmful platform, followed by Facebook. The survey asked young people to score each of the social media platforms the used based on 14 health and wellbeing-related issues, which were identified by experts as the most significant. According to the research, young people say four of the give most-used platforms Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram make their …