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The Senate Finance Committee advancement of Azar to HHS is a public health crisis

Nurses are responsible for the safety and well-being of the patients in our care. If we know something might harm our patients, we speak up to keep them safe. So nurses across the country are speaking up about a threat to the safety and well-being of our patients and our communities: Trump's nominat

THE HILL - 2018-01-18 21:20:06

Medicaid 'work requirements' won't improve health outcomes

Last week, the Trump administration made good on its promise to reverse longstanding Medicaid policy by permitting states to exclude from Medicaid coverage beneficiaries who do not work or participate in work-related activities. Then-Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Ed

THE HILL - 2018-01-18 19:00:06

Lawsuit: Bad mental health care led to 4 prison stranglings

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Counselors at a South Carolina prison wing where four inmates were strangled to death in a cell last year routinely announced a prisoner's mental health diagnosis out loud to embarrass him, according to a lawsuit filed by the families of two of the slain inmates. The lawsuits s

TOWNHALL - 2018-01-18 19:51:45

Health and care in Wales must take advantage of tech, says parliamentary report

The Welsh government must do more to gain the benefits of technology and innovation to deliver better and more effective care, according to a parliamentary review of the country's health and care system An independent review of health and care services in Wales has found that the country is in dire

COMPUTER WEEKLY - 2018-01-18 20:58:00

Single Blood Test Screens For Eight Cancer Types

BALTIMORE, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer. The test, called CancerSEEK, is a unique noninvasive, multianalyte test that simultaneously

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-18 20:48:00

Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion Get New Protections

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it was taking new steps to protect doctors, nurses and other health workers who have religious or moral objections to performing abortions or sex-change operations, or providing other medical services. The move, one day before the annu

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 16:45:18

Trump children's health insurance tweet contradicts, confounds

"CHIP should be part of a long-term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension," Trump tweeted That is the opposite to what his administration said on Wednesday

CNN - 2018-01-18 14:31:24

Washington Post 'thanks' Trump for 3 million more uninsured under his watch

Greg Nash The Washington Post's editorial board ripped into President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seatSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrantsGOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE on Thursday, blaming him for three million mo

THE HILL - 2018-01-18 14:25:00

Fed up with drug companies, hospitals decide to start their own

For years, hospital executives have expressed frustration when essential drugs like heart medicines have become scarce, or when prices have skyrocketed because investors manipulated the market. Now, some of the country's largest hospital systems are taking an aggressive step to combat the problem: T

CNBC - 2018-01-18 15:23:20

Jimmy Kimmel spars with Ryan aide: 'Using kids' lives' as bargaining chips is 'disgusting'

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel slammed a top aide for Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdownLawmakers see shutdown's odds risingFix what we've got and make Medicare right this yearMORE (R-Wis.) on Wednesday for the Republican effort to tie

THE HILL - 2018-01-18 14:52:22

Soon your doctor might be able to refuse care for "moral" reasons

A proposedrule under review at the White House would create a new division of conscience and religious freedom division inside the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) that would allow healthcare providers to opt out of treating patients or offering services that go against their moral and rel

FAST COMPANY - 2018-01-18 18:25:37

Hospital office workers are working on wards to relieve pressure during the winter 'crisis'

Hospital office workers who have no clinical expertise are being drafted in to work on wards to relieve pressure on doctors and nurses. During the height of the winter demand at Swansea's Morriston Hospital, personal assistants, IT staff and managers were called upon to chase up scan results and eve

WALESONLINE - 2018-01-18 16:27:48

Trump Backs Health-Care Workers Who Object to Providing Abortions

The Department of Health and Human Services announced a new office dedicated to investigating conscience objections and religious-freedom concerns in health care on Thursday. The initiative doesn't change the law. Rather, it strongly signals the focus of the department's Office of Civil Rights, whic

THE ATLANTIC - 2018-01-18 17:34:10

The long A&E waits that highlight the pressure the NHS is under this winter

A&E staff and ambulance crews have just experienced their busiest December on record, new figures have revealed. Welsh Government data has shown the average number of accident and emergency attendances per day last month was 2,656. That was a 5.4% increase on December 2016 and was the highest numbe

WALESONLINE - 2018-01-18 15:24:55

Brexiteers can get rid of foreigners or save the NHS - but not both

Ewa, my Polish friend, is a highly skilled geriatric nurse, who has worked for the NHS for 6 years. We met in a cafe, shared a table, started talking, discovered that we were both going, by coincidence, to see the Eagles playing live. We go to shops and have coffee from time to time. Ewa, who is onl

IBTIMES.CO.UK - 2018-01-18 14:56:14

A major cancer drugmaker may need to buy its way out of a looming disaster

Source: Juno Therapeutics A buyout of Juno Therapeutics could help Celgene diversify its drug portfolio as its No. 1 cancer treatment, which accounts for the bulk of its sales, approaches patent expiration, analysts say. Celgene loses patent protection by 2022 for Revlimid, its top-selling multiple

CNBC - 2018-01-18 18:24:33

Kentucky's Medicaid Work Requirement Is an About-Face

Photographer: Luke Sharrett for Bloomberg Businessweek Kentucky is about to become the first state to impose a work rule for Medicaid. Ben Abell and Bree Pearsall worry about what it will mean for their business. The married couple raise lamb and grow 40 crops on a farm outside Louisville that Abell

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 15:31:13

Ambulance crisis 'led to 20 deaths in east England over Christmas'

Lewis used a point of order to highlight what he said was an 'exceptionally serious issue' with the East of England ambulance service Photograph: Geoffrey Robinson/Rex Twenty people died while waiting too long for ambulances in the east of England after the ambulance service there failed to seek o

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 15:38:58

Time to stop using 9 million children as a bargaining CHIP

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet attention has almost exclusively focused on the Affordable Care Act and congressional Republicans' slew of attempts to repeal and replace it. These efforts, combined with a variety of other ste

THE CONVERSATION - 2018-01-18 17:57:20

Microsoft to drop its HealthVault Insights apps

While Microsoft is continuing to focus on the intersection of health technology and artificial intelligence, it is discontinuing one of its projects in this space. Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is removing its HealthVault Insights application from the iOS, Android and Windows stores before the end of

ZDNET - 2018-01-18 15:20:24