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  • Senate GOP bill would gut critical public health funding this fall

    June 22, 2017 8:07 PM 24

    The health-care bill that Senate Republicans released Thursday would eliminate critical funds for core public health programs that make up about 12 percent of the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The money supports programs to prevent bioterrorism and disease outbreaks, as well as to provide immunizations and screenings for cancer

  • South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Mpumalanga: OIE

    June 22, 2017 3:36 PM 21

    PARIS South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga province, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from the South African farm ministry. Some 5,000 birds died of the highly contagious disease and the remainder at the 24,000-birds farm was in the process

  • Hummus recalled from Walmart, others for risk of Listeria

    June 22, 2017 5:00 AM 41

    FDA reports supplier Hudson Valley Farms has ceased operations until the issue is resolved Three brands of hummus with pine nut topping — including Walmart’s Marketside brand — are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes because the pine nuts were supplied by Hudson Valley Farms Inc., which found

  • Reminder: A Win For A Woman Doesn't Always Mean A Win For Women

    June 21, 2017 6:39 PM 19

    Having more women in Congress is great, but Karen Handel isn't pro-women. clear is that Trump Jr. is frustrated that Handel is not being celebrated as a feminist glass-ceiling breaker simply for being a woman. “Now, in general, if the woman you dislike is not actively making your life worse, it’s probably best to reserve judgment,” Wright wrote. “But if women

  • Jamie Lynn Spears Thanked Her Daughter's First Responders In The Sweetest Way

    June 21, 2017 5:05 PM 28

    Maddie was seriously hurt in an ATV accident. Thankfully, the little girl recovered and left Children’s Hospital in New Orleans with a big smile on her face. Now her family is paying tribute to the people who helped save her life. On Monday, Spears posted a photo of Maddie at her 9th birthday party with some special guests ― two first responders who aided

  • Ending Medicaid expansion will leave people struggling with addiction without care

    June 20, 2017 5:39 PM 52

    Some Republican Senators recognize the potentially disastrous consequences for mental health and substance use disorder care contained in the American Health Care Act (AHCA). They appear to be attempting to address this concern by proposing billions in new funds. Several Republican Senators seek to add $45 billion over 10 years to compensate for the lost support

  • Tarrant County Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus of the Year

    June 19, 2017 8:18 PM 57

    Tarrant County health officials have confirmed the season's fist human case of West Nile virus Monday. The affected person has West Nile fever, rather than the more serious neuroinvasive disease, officials said. Further information about the case has not been released in order to protect the person's identity. Tarrant County had 44 human cases of West Nile virus

  • California To Give Health Clinics $20 Million To Counter Possible Trump Cuts

    June 19, 2017 6:53 PM 24

    The grants will help clinics, including Planned Parenthood, to stay open. California on Monday will announce plans to award $20 million in emergency grants to local health and Planned Parenthood clinics in anticipation of possible U.S. healthcare funding cuts, according to State Treasurer John Chiang’s office. California and more than a dozen other Democratic-leaning

  • China bans more deadly synthetic opioids, including U-47700

    June 19, 2017 4:36 AM 26

    China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent derivatives like carfentanil. Its usage has been growing among U.S. opioid addicts. Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration listed U-47700 in the category

  • Legionnaires' outbreak hits NYC

    June 16, 2017 10:15 PM 77

    Legionnaires’ disease in New York City has left one person dead and six others sickened in the past week, according to health officials. The New York City Health Department announced Friday that seven cases of the disease were discovered on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Two people sickened by the disease have been discharged from the hospital, but four people