Trumps plan to lower drug costs is a bait-and-switch that leaves seniors paying more.

Images Money / Flickr On Thursday, January 31, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) led by Secretary Alex Azar, announced a proposal that will have the biggest impact on the American healthcare system since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. The Trump Administration aims to lower drug prices for recipients of Medicare and other government programs by banning drug makers from paying rebates to pharmacy benefits middlemen known as PBMs. Ironically, Azar is the former president of Lilly USA, a pharmaceutical company that has been criticized for raising its prices. During his decade with Lilly, the company notoriously tripled the price of insulin. via Brookings Institution / Flickr Unfortunately for seniors, the new policy is a huge …

Sarah Silverman slams doctor for giving her a creepily inappropriate mammogram.

Getting an annual mammogram is one of the most important things a woman can do for her health. Finding breast cancer early reduces the risk of dying from the disease by 25-30% or more. Women should begin having mammograms yearly at age 40, or earlier if they’re at high risk. Actress-comedian Sarah Silverman’s recent experience getting her annual mammogram was a wake up call for her that has a lot of women nodding in agreement. However, the light-bulb moment wasn’t about her health, but a realization about the importance of confronting men in positions of power. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sarah Silverman (@sarahkatesilverman) on Feb 6, 2019 at 3:53pm PST Here’s her full post: I …

General Motors About To Begin Laying Off 4,200 Salaried Workers

General Motors will begin GM announced in November that it was cutting a total of with more than 6,000 hourly workers.  Donald Trump’s trade war has cost the company $1 billion in extra tariffs on imported aluminum and steel. The company hopes the workforce cuts will save it $6 billion a year by the end of 2020. specific timing for when those reductions will occur,” the statement added. massive corporate tax cut from 35 percent to 21 percent implemented in 2017 by the Trump administration. The president pitched his tax plan as an incentive for corporations to expand their business and thereby share their tax-savings windfalls with workers. But a study released last month found that the huge cuts had …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Landmark Green New Deal Resolution

Green New Deal is finally taking form. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Just three months after calls for a Green New Deal electrified a long-stagnant debate on climate policy, the Democratic lawmakers released the six-page document outlining plans to cut global emissions 40 to 60 percent below 2010 levels by 2030 and neutralize human-caused greenhouse gases entirely by 2050. It’s an ambitious, if measured, clarion call for action that, if accomplished, would transform the United States into the leader in decarbonizing and clear a path forward for the world to avert catastrophic warming.  10 percent today to as close to 100 percent as possible over the next decade. The plan reframes tired talk of repairing the nation’s crumbling bridges, highways …

Duck Dynasty Star Makes Bonkers Claim: You Dont Need Health Care, Just Jesus

Instead of medicine, he said, people just need more Jesus: Robertson took exception to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) backing a “Medicare for all” plan to create a single-payer system for health care.  It’s given to me by God. Eternal health care,” he said.  “But people get sick on Earth in human form,” he said. “The temporary reprieve is not worth it. I’m telling her, I have eternal health care and it’s free. Doctors can give you a little temporary reprieve, but they cannot save you from physical death. The doctors who treat you, they die, too.” “But you’re not dismissing that we need, people need health care, right?” Cavuto asked.  Robertson is 72; he did not address the other 22 …

Tortoise-Inspired Capsules Deliver Insulin To The Stomach Without Injections

A particularly unpleasant side effect of diabetes, especially if you’re squeamish, is having to inject yourself with insulin on a daily basis. Being able to administer insulin in an easier way, like swallowing a pill, would greatly ease the burden of patients with the condition. Now, researchers at MIT have developed just that – so far, it’s only been trialed in animals, but it’s certainly an exciting start. They’ve created a small pill about the size of a blueberry that can be swallowed. It contains a tiny needle made of freeze-dried compressed insulin, which is released and injected into the stomach’s lining. If that sounds a bit painful, worry not – your stomach wall has no pain receptors. A problem …

Researchers May Have Found A Link Between Depression And Gut Bacteria

Depression and quality of life appear to be associated with certain species of bacteria found in the human gut, according to a new study by Belgian researchers. The authors found that two groups of bacteria, Coprococcus and Dialister, were depleted in people suffering from depression. The findings are reported in Nature Microbiology. The research team found this correlation by combining the fecal microbiome data of 1,054 individuals enrolled in the Flemish Gut Flora Project with their mental health diagnoses. They then validated the finding by studying an independent group of 1,063 people from the Dutch LifeLinesDEEP cohort and a group of clinically depressed patients at the University Hospitals Leuven. “The relationship between gut microbial metabolism and mental health is a controversial topic in microbiome …

I asked God to end the suffering in my life What happened next stunned me

I know a number of single people who long to be married. They’ve checked all the right boxes – they’re financially stable, physically fit and godly – but nobody seems to notice them. SOMEBODY LEFT AN ANONYMOUS GIFT FOR ME – I HOPE I NEVER FIND OUT WHO DID IT I was working out the other day and I got frustrated as I came to God with one of my own requests for Him to end suffering in my life. Finally, I tried to make myself feel better by saying, “I guess this is my story.” What I meant was that “this is my cross to bear and I need to live my story without complaining.” But I started sensing that “this is …

Puma Rescued From A Contact-Type Zoo Cant Be Released Into The Wild, Lives As A Spoiled House Cat

l_am_puma Messi was one of three cubs born at the zoo. The other two, Suarez and Neymar, were also named after famous players to celebrate the Russian city hosting four matches of the World Cup. The cub was sold to the Saransk Zoo when he was three months old and suffered from health problems. Enamored with the sickly animal the Dmitriev’s appealed to the zoo and asked if they could buy him. l_am_puma l_am_puma According to his wife Mariya, Aleksandr, 38, had always dreamed of owning a big cat, “He always thought about having a lynx – never a puma. It’s hard to explain but we believe that having this puma is part of our destiny.” l_am_puma “We had three …

Denver Is Pushing To Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms

Denver is taking steps towards the decriminalization of magic mushrooms. A petition by the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative has reached the required number of signatures to mandate a city-wide vote. As a result, citizens of the Colorado capital will be able to vote on the question of psilocybin decriminalization on the May 7, 2019 Municipal Election ballot.  The Denver proposal will not directly make magic mushrooms legal, like a cup of coffee or a beer, per se. Instead, it seeks to make the drug a “lowest law-enforcement priority” by prohibiting the city from imposing criminal penalties on people over 21 for the use and personal possession of psilocybin mushrooms. “An estimated 1 in 6 Americans are taking psychiatric medication, and …

Computer Engineer Created An AI Shelter That Takes Care Of 174 Cats, And Even Has A Facial Recognition System

One Chinese man, who was concerned for the well-being of stray cats in his native city Beijing, recently built the world’s first AI-powered cat shelter. Wan Xi is a computer engineer who was always a devoted animal lover. He’d feed the stray cats and provide them with fresh water. During this icy cold winter, he took it one step further and now the stray kittens of Beijing can have a safe, warm and incredibly cool-looking refuge. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Elin Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Scots’ life expectancy rise grinds to halt

What is the life expectancy of people in Scotland? Scotland has the worst life expectancy for all UK countries. Life expectancy is an estimate of the average number of years a new born baby would live based on that area’s age specific mortality rates. How long are you going to live? Girls born in Scotland between 2015 and 2017 can expect to live until they are 81.1, according to the National Records for Scotland (NRR). Life expectancy for boys born in the same period is 77 years. But the NRR revealed last year that Scots’ life expectancy had fallen for first time in 35 years. What do the new reports say? The reports, both published by NHS Health Scotland, paint …

Long-Lasting Contraception Use In American Women Increased Significantly Following The 2016 Election

Following the 2016 presidential election, the number of American women opting for long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods, such as intrauterine devices (IUD) or implanted devices, increased by more than 20 percent, according to a new Harvard study. Writing in JAMA Internal Medicine, the researchers cite the reason being fears over changes regarding contraceptive access should the Trump Administration repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). “Our findings could reflect a response to fears of losing contraceptive coverage because of President Trump’s opposition to the ACA or an association of the 2016 election with reproductive intentions or LARC awareness,” wrote the authors, adding that concerns about future potential reductions in access might affect women’s contraceptive choices. In order to control for …

Vaccinations at workplaces in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana linked to ‘multiple infections,’ officials say

Kentucky health officials believe the side effects from the vaccines are due to “improper storage and handling of the vaccine.” (iStock) Health officials said that although the company has stopped administering immunizations, it is still possible for people previously vaccinated to develop an infection. Symptoms may start from a few days to more than 12 weeks after vaccination. “Medical care is advised since infections will likely not get better on their own,” the agency said. NEW YORK WOMAN SUFFERS ‘SILENT’ HEART ATTACK, DETAILS EXPERIENCE TO WARN OTHERS Most of the vaccinations were administered at businesses in central Kentucky, but officials said that Location Vaccination provided services in Indiana and Ohio. ADVERTISEMENT

‘Smurf’ cats feline blue after ink fire

Image copyright Terry Oliver Image caption “This doesn’t seem to be doing the trick” The fire broke out in a boat and shed on Coronation Road in Clacton shortly before 21:00 GMT. Image copyright Terry Oliver Image caption This dog used to be black and white, but now it’s feeling blue all over Builder Terry Oliver, who lives close to the site told the BBC he first realised all was not quite right when he saw the first blue animal. “It’s not often you see a blue cat sitting on your driveway,” he said. “My little girl thought they looked like Smurf cats.” He added: “It’s quite blue around here and a bit strange.” A number of cats, dogs and …