FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are “illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.” “There’s a couple of issues here,” Jason Humbert, a regulatory …

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Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t regret voting for Trump despite LGBT ‘mistakes’

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Caitlyn Jenner may not like everything US President Donald Trump’s administration has done so far — especially when it comes to actions affecting transgender Americans like her. But she does not regret her decision to vote for Donald Trump, she told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday. “As far as LGBT issues, yes, he’s made some mistakes,” she said. “I don’t support him in everything that he does. But we needed to shake the system up.” …

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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Care Acts Medicaid expansion that her son should get a better job if he wants decent insurance when Obamacare is repealed.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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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

If Republicans on Tuesday manage to lose the suburban Atlanta congressional seat they have held consistently since the late 1970s, they can pin some of the blame on Sandy Rosenberg, a longtime resident of Marietta, Georgia. The House seat was recently vacated by Tom Price, who is now President Donald Trumpshealth and human services secretary. Before that, it was held by Johnny Isakson, now a senator. Before Isakson, it was the home base of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Rosenberg, a …

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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

April 16, 2017

… Tuesday, where he is up against multiple candidates from both parties. Nate Cohn, nonetheless, highlighted some early voting trends that look favorable for Ossoff. Infrequent voters, who Ossoff needs to turn out, are voting at roughly the rates they would in higher-turnout midterm elections. And former Democratic presidential candidateHillary Clinton would have received 57 percent of the districts vote if the general electorate in November had been composed of those who voted early in the …

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United Airlines just lost a lot of value

April 13, 2017

Image: BeautyLine/shutterstock Please buckle up, there’s some turbulence ahead. United Continental stock had a bumpy ride on Tuesday, at one point losing about $800 million in total value the day after a video of a man being dragged off a flight became a major news story. Shares in the company had declined about 3.8 percent in mid-morning trading, a steep drop for a major company like United. By late afternoon, United shares had recovered to be down about 1.5 percent, putting its hit …

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United finally issued an actual apology

April 12, 2017

United Airlines has, two days later, finally issued a true apology after a passenger was pulled from his seat and dragged off a plane when a flight was overbooked. SEE ALSO: United Airlines just lost $800 million in value In a short statement issued Tuesday, CEO Oscar Munoz acknowledged that the incident was “horrific” and provoked “outrage, anger, disappointment.” “Like you, I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight and I deeply apologize to …

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Male Lawmakers Suggest Women Go To The ‘Zoo’ For Abortions

April 7, 2017

… safer, state Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R) added. Lets think about this. Babies, its three days, so although there are members of this body who dont agree with that three days, babies are three days, Onder said. So, zoo animals, it couldnt be more than 24 hours, right? Abortion clinics are so heavily regulated in Missouri that only one facility in the state can perform abortions. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that a federal judge intends to block a pair of laws requiring that …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

… confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday that the company had pulled its ads: In light of the recent concerning allegations, we will not be advertising on this show and have asked for our ads to be removed. LegalZoom, a legal document services company whose ads ran on The OReilly Factor Tuesday night, told HuffPost on Wednesday that it was pulling its commercials. Ancestry.com The health products company Sanofi Consumer Healthcare told BuzzFeedon Tuesday that it had removed ads from OReillys …

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Americans Persecuted By Egypt Regime Watch As Trump Embraces It

April 6, 2017

… security forces, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Instead, Trump this week hosted el-Sissi at the White House, effectively rewarding him, American victims families and rights activists say. Im very disappointed, Soltan told the Huffington Post Tuesday, after Trump held a congenial Monday summit with el-Sissi. Honestly, el-Sissi got more PR out of this White House visit than any PR or lobbying contract he could have gotten. Americans have been jailed as part of the Egyptian presidents surge …

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What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Horrifying images and video show civilians — including children — struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday. Syria’s military has denied using chemical weapons and blamed rebels for the carnage, but activists say the regime is responsible for a chemical attack which killed at least 70 people. Russia, meanwhile, has blamed the deaths on a Syrian …

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Foul-mouthed chatbot wants to help women close the pay gap

April 5, 2017

… refreshing real talk for a subject where the advice is often earnest and practical but hardly relatable. The chatbot launched Tuesday to mark Equal Pay Day, the annual occasion where we talk about the fact that the median annual pay for women with full-time, year-round employment is significantly less than what men receive. Overall, women make .80 cents for every dollar a white man makes. Latina and black women, respectively, make .54 and .63 cents. The bot was conceived of and developed by the …

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In executive order, Trump to dramatically change US approach to climate change

March 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which looks to curb the federal government’s enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change. The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the United States plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government’s approach to rising sea …

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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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What it’s like to be singled out by President Trump

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump looked out into a crowd of many unfamiliar faces in a basement room on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning, as he delivered a vigorous sales pitch to lawmakers on the Republican health care bill. New to Washington and still learning the ins and outs of Capitol Hill, the President noticed a familiar face in the audience: fellow New Yorker, Rep. Peter King. Seemingly out of nowhere, Trump began to let out a stream of consciousness about how King was a …

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Trump warns GOP: Don’t break your health care promises

March 22, 2017

… They also voted for serious action by delivering the House, the Senate and the White House,” Trump said at a National Republican Campaign Committee dinner Tuesday. “The American people gave us clear instructions. it’s time to get busy, get to work and to get the job done.” …

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Chicago Judge Orders Access To Free Lawyers At Police Stations

March 15, 2017

… executive director of the 24-hour First Defense Legal Aid group, said majorsavings would come from eliminating unnecessary jail stays. I want to ensure that constitutional rights are protected from the earliest point of contact with the criminal justice system,Judge Evans said in a statement Tuesday. The concept of justice demands that we take this step to strengthen an individuals rights and the publics confidence in the system. Solowiejsaid talks with Evans regarding the need for …

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GOP Senators Say House Obamacare Bill Has To Change

March 15, 2017

… can do to tailor the tax credit in a way that makes it more attractive to people, and more helpful to people on the lower end, and with a phase-out that is a little less steep than what the House proposes, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) told reporters Tuesday. Senators found an array of faults with the legislation, raising a challenge for GOP leaders trying to craft a cohesive message. There are multiple different points that are brought up and I guess the difficulty is keeping everybody in the …

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Democrats urge one another not to get distracted by Trump’s taxes

March 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)Democratic operatives and lawmakers who once would have rejoiced at the release of President Donald Trump’s taxes reacted to the publication of his 2005 tax return by urging their colleagues not to get distracted from the Republican health care plan. Journalist David Cay Johnston published the return information ahead of an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday. The return, which Johnson said he found in his mailbox, found that Trump paid $38 million in income tax in 2005. It …

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Republicans Obamacare Replacement Just Got A Powerful Enemy

March 9, 2017

WASHINGTON Provisions in the House Republicans Obamacare replacement billthat would raise insurance costs for older Americans are drawing resistance from the influential seniors lobby. The measure was chief among the reasons AARP, the nations largest organization for older Americans,cited in explaining its opposition to the House bill on Tuesday evening. AARP, which has nearly 38 million members ages 50 and older, is also firmly opposed to a pair of major changes to Medicaid that the House …

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Soy nut butter recall expands after more cases of E. coli

March 8, 2017

(CNN)Four more people have become ill with E. coli linked to contaminated soy nut butter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of reported cases to 16. Eight of the ill individuals have been hospitalized. Five of those hospitalized have suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure that can be life-threatening, although most people recover within a few weeks. “Ill people range in age from 2 to 48 years, with a …

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