Only 29 percent of Americans want Congress to "continue working on a new healthcare bill"
2017-07-30 03:41:33 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans are ready to move on from healthcare reform at this point after the U.S. Senate's effort to dismantle Obamacare failed on Friday, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Saturday.
Nearly two-thirds of the country wants to ei...
105-year-old Japanese doctor who was still working died
2017-07-18 06:18:09 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105.
Born in 1911, a year before the Titanic sank, Shigeaki Hino...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods
2017-06-16 17:34:24 UTC
By Lauren Hirsch, Anya George Tharakan and Sruthi Ramakrishnan
Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer's largest deal and biggest foray into the brick-and-mortar retail secto...
Global Warming: U.S. wants to plunder the planet
2017-05-31 18:28:52 UTC
U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, plans to make good on his campaign vow to withdraw the United States from a global pact to fight climate change, a move that promises to deepen a rift with U.S. allies, according to Reuters.
Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.
Scientists said on Monday the creature, known as Gra...
America's Bad Health Care System Is Getting Worse
2017-05-05 01:42:08 UTC
WASHINGTON — GOP House majority approved a bill to repeal Obamacare, which enabled 20 million more Americans to get health insurance.
Democrats say it would make insurance unaffordable for those who need it most and leave millions more uninsured. They accuse Republicans of seeking tax cuts fo...
Dutch researchers: Common risk factors for depression change over the years
2017-04-14 07:21:13 UTC
Different types of problems are most likely to afflict people at different times of life, so common risk factors for depression change over the years, too, Dutch researchers say.
But when a risk factor is uncommon among peers – like widowhood or poor health in youth – it can have an outsized e...
Trump signs law letting states to block family planning funds
2017-04-13 21:06:08 UTC
"Allowing states to withhold Title X funding from family planning clinics won’t make anyone safer or healthier – it will instead place essential services out of reach," said Diane Horvath-Cosper, a medical doctor and fellow at Physicians for Reproductive Health, adding that for many people the cl...
No More Than 8 Hours Of Sleep Improves Breast Cancer Survival
2017-04-09 19:23:30 UTC
HEALTH — IMPROVE BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL —
Women with breast cancer who sleep at least nine hours a night may be more likely to die from their tumors than patients who get just eight hours of rest, a recent study suggests.
Compared to women sleeping eight hours a night, women who slept at...
GOP Healthcare Plan Forcing U.S. Hospitals To Cut Costs, Stop Hiring
2017-03-23 18:00:24 UTC
By Robin Respaut and Yasmeen Abutaleb
Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these facilities and t...
Lead poisoning across California
2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell |
NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.
Joe Biden delivered an emotional speech in Austin, Texas
2017-03-13 01:19:19 UTC
By Jon Herskovitz |
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Former Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday in one of his first major speeches since leaving office this year that he would have liked to have been the U.S. president who ended cancer as we know it.
Biden, whose son Beau died from br...
Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation
2017-03-10 20:32:24 UTC
New York — Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation.
The 26-year-old, who used to date her co-star from the "Twilight" film series, Robert Pattinson, made headlines in February when she announced she was gay while hosting the U.S. late night sketch show...
States' rights? Not for retirement
2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
By Mark Miller | CHICAGO
So much for states’ rights.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - including populous California, Illinois and Maryland...
Living near heavy traffic exhaust causes higher risk of heart disease
2017-04-18 18:17:22 UTC
People who live near sources of heavy traffic exhaust may be at higher risk of heart disease because the fine particles in this type of pollution lower levels of “good” cholesterol needed for healthy blood flow, a U.S. study suggests.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol helps curb the o...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday.
Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation," McConnell said: "There ought...
Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week.
Repeal of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (AC...
Humpback whales feed in San Francisco's Bay
2016-07-18 22:43:45 UTC
San Francisco Bay — A group of kayakers captured an incredible sight in San Francisco Bay as a group of humpback whales gathered during a feeding frenzy.
Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were paddling their kayaks on the morning of July 10, when they spotted a flock...
Scientists get clearer picture of breast cancer
2016-05-05 04:27:26 UTC
<h3><i>Scientists have developed a picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The largest study of its kind is a 'milestone' in terms of its potential to unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.</h3></i>
Published in the international science magazine "Nature" the r...
San Francisco could be first U.S. city with fully paid parental leave
2016-04-05 22:46:37 UTC
San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to mandate fully paid parental leave, requiring employers to shoulder a substantial portion of the burden and far exceeding the benefits provided by California and other states and cities.
If approved, the law would provide new parents working in ...
Scientists: Treatment using immune cells to target cancer
2016-02-16 19:05:19 UTC
A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission.
White blood cells were taken from patients with leukaemia, modified in the lab and then put back.
But the data has not been pub...
Ohio House passes bill to deny funds to Planned Parenthood
2016-02-11 09:43:06 UTC
Ohio state legislators on Wednesday passed a bill blocking state and federal funds for groups that perform or promote abortions, effectively cutting $1.3 million annually used by Planned Parenthood clinics for HIV testing, pre-natal care and other programs.
Governor John Kasich, a Republican p...
“Spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to eggs
2016-01-18 22:35:23 UTC
<H3><i>A team of German researchers has invented a “spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to improve couples’ fertility, according to a study published recently in the journal Nano Letters.</i><hr></h3>
For the millions of American couples that struggle each year to conceive a child, most ...
Think your kids are kind because you’re religious? Think again..
2016-07-17 14:38:04 UTC
It’s pretty easy to think that your kids are automatically kind because you’re raising them in a religious home. After all, isn’t that partly what believing in God is all about? Being kind, being empathetic, sharing with others? Well, you might need to think again.
According to a recently pub...
Jimmy Carter: 'Cancer is gone'
2015-12-06 18:07:06 UTC
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter told a Sunday School class at his church in Georgia that his cancer was gone, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Sunday, citing a church member.
“He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” Jill Stuckey, a member of Maranatha Baptist C...