Prosecutor: ‘Brutal’ genital mutilation won’t be tolerated in US

April 27, 2017

… 44, and Attar, 53, also face one count of conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity — a charge that carries a potential sentence of up to life in prison. “Female Genital Mutilation has serious implications for the health and well-being of girls and women,” said Daniel Lemisch, acting US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. “This brutal practice is conducted on girls for one reason, to control them as …

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Violence injury treatment ‘falls’ in England and Wales – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… 18 to 30 continued to be at most risk from violence. Violence-related injuries sustained by children aged up to 10 showed a year-on-year rise of 10% in 2016. Cost to health service The research does not examine the reasons for the decline in violence but better detection and reporting of serious violence by emergency departments and more targeted policing were also cited in the report as possible factors. Prof Shepherd told the BBC that increased CCTV which allowed police to target incidents …

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NHS contaminated blood was ‘criminal cover-up’ – Burnham – BBC News

April 26, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBurnham: ‘I want to refocus everybody on giving victims what they’ve never had – the truth’ A “criminal cover-up on an industrial scale” took place over the use of NHS contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s, former health Secretary Andy Burnham has claimed. More than 2,000 deaths have been linked to the scandal in which haemophiliacs and others were infected with hepatitis C and HIV …

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Republicans aim to revive health care with new amendment

April 26, 2017

(CNN)House Republicans are hoping they can revive Obamacare negotiations once again. GOP lawmakers in the House have taken the crucial step of putting their latest hope for a health care compromise on paper, circulating legislative text that could launch yet another round of health care talks just in time for the last of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. A draft amendment obtained by CNN, first reported by Politico, gives renewed insight into where the GOP may be moving …

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FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

April 26, 2017

… operations officer in the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs, told CNN. “The FDA’s role is to review and evaluate products for safety and effectiveness, particularly products that are intended for the treatment of a disease like cancer. Cancer requires the supervision of a licensed health care provider.” See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. Nicole Kornspan, a consumer safety officer at the FDA, said in a written …

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Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds – BBC News

April 26, 2017

Brain boost Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including type-2 diabetes and some cancers, and it is thought to play a role in warding off the brain’s natural decline as we enter middle age. The theory is that through exercise the brain receives a greater supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients that boost its health as well as a growth hormone that helps the formation of new neurons and connections. In this analysis of previous studies, …

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India facing another summer of deadly heat

April 25, 2017

… have introduced early warning systems, public awareness campaigns and increased training for medical professionals, according to Dileep Mavalankar, an expert at the India Institute of Public health (IIPH). But he warned that the apparently lower figures for heat deaths in 2016 were likely a result of “gross under-reporting.” “There’s no systematic way of reporting a heatstroke death,” Mavalankar said. Anup Srivastava, a consultant with the Indian National …

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WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

April 24, 2017

(CNN)It’s been a busy weekend inside the West Wing of the White House, with all hands on deck planning for five highly consequential days of President Donald Trump’s administration this week. Conversations with senior administration officials and Republicans close to the White House offer CNN this lay of the land and a reality check: No House vote on health care is expected this week. Despite a flurry of activity last week, there is no expectation of a vote actually happening …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 are just like any other girls. They go on trips, draw, sing and dance and sell those famous cookies. But their connection goes beyond Tagalongs and Thin Mints. Troop 6000 is the first in New York City made up solely of homeless girls. All the members live at the Sleep Inn in Queens, where the city has transformed the 10-floor building into a homeless shelter that serves 100 homeless families. The troop was created in February by Giselle Burgess, a …

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Forget Cheetos. This campus vending machine dispenses condoms and pregnancy tests

April 24, 2017

… this month when the school installed the machine at a campus recreation center that’s open most of the day. That comes in handy when the student health center closes after business hours. Singh told the television station KCRA that he started pursuing the idea after a friend couldn’t get emergency contraception when she needed it. For $30, students can now buy it in the vending machine. He thinks that easy access will help students who might feel nervous about getting emergency …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… “look up” and staged a dining hall flash mob. The “Look Up” flash mob encourages students to unplug. Image: courtesy of sylvia frejd She has students referred to her who are on academic probation because of a social media or video game addiction. She said many can’t turn off streaming videos. She talks them through their addictions which she says usually stem from anxiety. Research shows one of the biggest mental health issues at college campuses is anxiety, …

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GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care

April 23, 2017

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) told the mother of a service industry worker who has benefitted from the Affordable Care Acts Medicaid expansion that her son should get a better job if he wants decent insurance when Obamacare is repealed. The woman, a constituent of Davidsons in former House Speaker John Boehners old district, explained to Davidson at a town hall in Enon, Ohio on Tuesday night first covered by ShareBlue that her grown son lacked health insurance for four years, because his job in …

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Frozen hash brown recall due to possible ‘extraneous golf ball materials’

April 23, 2017

(CNN)You have an early-morning golf match. You make coffee and contemplate the optimal breakfast to help you hit the ball straighter and calm those first-tee jitters. For now, skip frozen hash browns sold in nine states under the Harris Teeter and Roundy’s brands. The potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls, according to the hash brown maker. McCain Foods USA’s recall notice on the US Food & Drug Administration site says the hash browns could be “contaminated with …

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Samsung and Google team up to bring music to a ton of smartphones

April 23, 2017

… available in the U.S. Samsung, a wildly successful hardware maker has long struggled with what role it plays in the software and services world. Samsung has long been dependent on Google for software services, on and off making competing products of its own like Milk and S health, now Samsung health (which replicates much of what Google Fit does). The Bixby integration with is telling, because Samsung seems to be pinning much of its software ambitions to its new digital assistant. Tying Google …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… together. Barker says: “As a company, it isn’t’ just the advertising campaigns, it’s about being with the people and bringing them together. It’s the unconventional, yet important side of marketing and opportunity for people to be in a community.” 3. Use health and fitness as a common ground Barker says: “Working out with people is a new great way to break down boundaries, market your personality to other people, and work together.” 4. Music is one …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… even if you have a full-time job. Here and there, working some evenings or weekends can help you easily hit that extra $250 per month and maybe even more! 25. Saving solely for needs Most financial advisers suggest that you save for needs like a new car, health emergency, or college education. While thats sound advice, when you only save for your needs, you tend to get frustrated and resentful of the entire saving process.Instead, set aside some of your savings for something fun, such as a dream …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… mental health. Kai then revealed that he has been living with depression for much of his adult life. “I was in love and I took that breakup really hard. I just didn’t think that I could cope. It was at that time that the tics started,” he said. 4. You’ll see that other people get stood up too The course of true love doesn’t always run smoothly. And sometimes people don’t show up to dates. First Dates has had its fair share of no-shows over the seasons. But, …

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Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

All retailers in hospitals in England are being urged to make the changes to their stock. The plans are part of a health drive to cut obesity and tooth decay across the country. How much sugar is hiding in your food? Analysis: Can we trust the sugar industry? NHS England said progress had already been made this year to remove all price promotions on sugary drinks and junk food sold in hospitals and to make sure healthy food options were available at all times for patients and staff. Over the …

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 20, 2017

… the success it has seen in the wake of Trumps election, namely the close contests this month in Kansas and Georgia special elections. Americans, she said, are sick of what they are seeing. Allen said her platform focuses on promoting science, advocating for public education, protecting the planet and providing every American with health care. And she stressed the important role women will play in changing the collective mindset in Congress. …

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

… had given up on dating apps,” Lebbate said. “I couldn’t find anyone who also smoked weed. It’s something that’s part of me. I use medical marijuana for health ailments, and a lot of people aren’t cool with that.” Will recreational marijuana soon be legal nationwide? A large number of High There users are between the ages of 22 and 40. “We have a significant amount of members who are older, whether they are veterans (battling …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

… and social activist. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. “India is very progressive. A person can choose his or her gender, you don’t need to have a medical certificate. This speaks of our constitutional morality and recognizes gender politics,” said Akkai Padmashali, a transgender activist and founder of Ondede, a Bangalore-based NGO that works with the LGBT community. But transgender people — along with same-sex …

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How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

April 20, 2017

… from the fourth floor of an Ohio courthouse in an apparent suicide, according to police. Hernandez was reportedly placed on suicide watch in 2015 after he was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd, for which he was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But there has been no indication he was on suicide watch. An investigation into his death is ongoing. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. The recent inmate …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… people, said they had experienced housing problems within the last five years. Among this group the most common mental health problems were: stress – 64% anxiety – 60% sleep problems – 55% depression – 48% panic attacks – 30% About one in 20 had visited their GP because of their mental state and a worrying minority had contemplated suicide. Shelter says that if these figures were replicated across the whole of England’s population, one million people …

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This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

April 19, 2017

Congress in December extended health coverage for retired miners and their widows, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised the Senate would vote to permanently fund it when the next deadline came around. The Senate has enough votes for permanently fixing miner benefits, but the House is a different story. Talk of a 20-month extension instead of a permanent fix is floating around the chamber, according to multiple sources. No one in leadership would confirm it, and the …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… point”, which was his exposure to suicide – the biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK – through his work as an air ambulance pilot. Prince Harry ‘in total chaos’ over mother Diana’s death ‘Like Prince Harry, I blocked out my mum’s death’ He told Calm that while there might be a time and a place for the “stiff upper lip”, it should not be at the expense of people’s health. The duke highlighted the importance of …

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