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Questions remain around doctors for incapacitated woman

PHOENIX (AP) — It’s unclear if two doctors who cared for an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault could face any criminal fallout. Phoenix police spokesman Tommy Thompson said Tuesday that he had no details about the doctors and would not say if they were being investigated as […]
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Daylight Saving Time: ‘Even the cows don’t like it,’ says state senator trying to eliminate it

Washington state lawmakers are once again considering a bill to exempt Washington state from Daylight Saving Time. Here's why one sponsor thinks it will succeed this time.
Tags: Health, Wellness, Weather, News, Washington, Life, Lifestyle, Agriculture, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


UN: 2 polio cases in Mozambique caused by virus from vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Global health officials say they have identified two cases of polio in Mozambique caused by a mutated virus in the vaccine, marking another setback for attempts to eradicate the crippling disease. In a report this week, the World Health Organization and partners said they had confirmed two polio cases in a 6-year-old […]
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2 doctors for incapacitated patient who gave birth leave

PHOENIX (AP) — Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care center in Phoenix. Hacienda HealthCare says Sunday that one has resigned. The other has been suspended. The victim in her 20s had been in […]
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Pakistan kicks off year’s first polio campaign in 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its first nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the year in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of 2019. Pakistan is one of three countries in the world where polio is still endemic. The other two are Afghanistan and Nigeria. […]
Tags: Health, News, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Nation, Pakistan, Islamabad


Forget to take your medication? A new digital pill will alert you — and your doctor.

Ingestible technology has raised a variety of concerns among experts and ethicists since the Food and Drug Administration approved digital pills in 2017, from how physicians will use the wave of new data created by the technology to whether that data may be vulnerable to hackers.
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Tiny microbots fold like origami to travel through the human body

Tiny robots modeled after bacteria could be used to deliver drugs to hard to reach areas of the human body. Scientists have developed elastic microbots that can change their shape depending on their environment. The post Tiny microbots fold like origami to travel through the human body appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Health, News, Trends, Robotics, Emerging Tech, Nanobots, Embodied Intelligence, Targeted Drug Delivery


Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility said she is not in a coma as previously reported. The Arizona Republic reported Friday that attorney John Micheaels said the 29-year-old woman has “significant intellectual disabilities” and does not speak but has some […]
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Alphabet’s health watch monitors your heart health, is approved by the FDA

A health monitoring watch being developed by Alphabet, Google's parent company, has received clearance from the FDA as a medical device. This means that the device has been found to be safe and can legally be sold in the U.S. The post Alphabet’s health watch monitors your heart health, is approved by the FDA appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Health, Wearables, News, Trends, Fda, Alphabet, Verily, Alphabet Google, Heart Monitoring


Ohio Health Department investigates doctor for deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health is investigating a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl for 27 gravely ill patients who died at an Ohio hospital system. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Health Department is investigating Dr. William Husel, a former Columbus-based Mount Carmel Health […]
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Fentanyl may be involved in spike in North Seattle overdoses, health officials say

Public-health officials believe fentanyl may have played a role in the high number of recent reported overdoses in North Seattle. Resources If you suspect an overdose: 911 Washington 24-Hour Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511 Where to get naloxone in Washington Providers of methadone, buprenorphine, same day buprenorphine and naltrexone in Washington Seven people reportedly overdosed on Thursday alone, according to Public […]
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Premera Blue Cross to outsource some call center work to Virginia

The outsourcing comes at a difficult time for the state's individual health care market, as insurers drop out of some counties and premiums increase.
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Scientists successfully grow human blood vessels in a Petri dish

Researchers have managed to grow human blood vessels in a Petri dish for the first time, and even to successfully implant them into live mice. The results could be a game-changer for diabetes. The post Scientists successfully grow human blood vessels in a Petri dish appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Diabetes, Emerging Tech, Organoids


Your Sweat Will See You Now

A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat on your skin.
Tags: News, Sensors, Diabetes, Exercise, Cystic Fibrosis, Skin, Sweating, Wearable Computing, Data-Mining and Database Marketing


Facility where comatose woman had baby faces new abuse claim

PHOENIX (AP) — A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth last month is looking into another abuse allegation. Hacienda HealthCare officials said Friday that a female patient accused a registered nurse and a certified caregiver, both women, of abuse. She says they yelled at her […]
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3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate “without fear or favor” the scandal over Flint’s lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. Instead, seven of 15 defendants have pleaded no […]
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The Insulin Wars

How insurance companies farm out their dirty work to doctors and patients.
Tags: News, Diabetes, Insulin, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals


New Yorker article about marijuana strikes nerve with pot researchers

In the article, Malcolm Gladwell drew connections between Washington's legal marijuana and rates of violent crime in the state. Gladwell was also criticized for implying pot use could cause schizophrenia, a conclusion counter to the research he cited. The debate raises broader questions about cannabis research.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington, Marijuana, Nation, Local News, Malcolm Gladwell, Gladwell


UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are ‘positive’

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as “a positive thing.” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Friday the agency has been investigating misbehavior for “years and decades,” following the publication of an Associated Press story Thursday […]
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Trump administration proposes higher ‘Obamacare’ premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced proposed rule changes that would lead to a modest premium increase next year under the Affordable Care Act, potentially handing Democrats a new presidential-year health care issue. The roughly 1 percent increase could feed into the Democratic argument that the Trump administration is trying to “sabotage” […]
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Dispute over rules riles California’s legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has finalized its rules governing the nation’s largest legal marijuana market, a milestone coming more than a year after the state broadly legalized cannabis sales for adults. But a dispute over home deliveries into communities that ban pot sales could end up in court. And the hundreds of pages of […]
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Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family’s ties to OxyContin and the painkiller’s role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted kind of attention and […]
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Turns out that injecting semen into your arm doesn't cure back pain after all

A man in Ireland repeatedly injected semen into his arm in the hopes that it would cure his back pain. He instead got a subcutaneous abcess and had to get professional help. [via Gizmodo] Drs. Dunne, Murphy and Rutledge report: A 33 year old male was seen complaining of severe, sudden onset lower back pain. He reported lifting a heavy steel object 3 days prior and his symptoms had progressed ever since. This gentleman had a history of chronic low back pain without neurology. Thorough physical ex...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Medicine, Ireland, Mistakes, Gizmodo, Rutledge, Body Horror, Jizz Abcess, Dunne Murphy


AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year. Three emails addressed to WHO directors — and obtained by […]
Tags: Health, London, News, Ap, Nation, Who, World Health Organization, Un


The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine. E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, […]
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Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence, saying his lawyer was ineffective in representing him. David Kwiatkowski, 39, was a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals […]
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Concord, David Kwiatkowski


Michigan State president faces ouster amid Nassar fallout

By COREY WILLIAMS and DAVID EGGERT DETROIT — Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he does not resign amid criticism of comments he made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, trustees said Wednesday. Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press that “the votes are there” to force Engler out at a special board meeting scheduled Thursday at the school in East Lansing. Chairwoman Dianne Byrum stopped short of confirming tha...
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2nd suit filed over pain meds given to near-death patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney says a second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering that near-death hospital patients get potentially fatal doses of pain medicine. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System announced this week it has fired the doctor, notified authorities and removed 20 employees from patient […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Ohio, Columbus, COLUMBUS Ohio, Mount Carmel Health System


Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Both sides in the nation's abortion debate are fired up and pursuing state-level legislation this year. Here are the states and the status of efforts.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Nation & World Politics


Washington state lawmakers attempt again to raise the minimum legal age for tobacco sales

HB 1074 would raise the minimum legal age of sale of tobacco and vapor products, including electronic cigarettes such as Juul, from 18 to 21.
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Juul



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