Sunday , 19 November 2017

Health

Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his impressive reputation as a healer to trap women in long-term doctor-patient relationships marked by abuse. At least 17 women in Pennsylvania, New York and New …

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European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain’s departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies now in London — the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority — must move to a new EU city because Britain is leaving the bloc. The two prizes are being hotly …

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Higher premiums for outpatient coverage for many on Medicare

Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks. The news about “Part B” premiums was buried in the fine print of a notice issued late Friday afternoon by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “For many seniors living …

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MSF says it can't deliver live-saving aid to Yemen capital

International aid group Doctors Without Borders says it has not been able to deliver live-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to the people in dire need in the Yemeni capital because of a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, says in a statement Saturday it hasn’t received authorization from the …

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Family's hardships, triumphs with son who has rare craniofacial disorder

It was a frigid February night in New York City when Magda Newman was in labor with her first child. With her husband Russel Newman by her side, she labored for nearly 17 hours before giving birth to their son. But when she finally delivered, the couple’s moment of expected happiness quickly turned to anguish. Watch the full story on …

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Treacher Collins syndrome: What you need to know

Now a feature-length film starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, “Wonder” is based on a children’s novel by R.J. Palacio and documents the story of a young boy with a genetic disorder called Treacher Collins syndrome. It’s a movie that may have many taking the opportunity learn more about the features and complications that go along with this condition. Below …

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Medicare 'Part B' premiums to rise next year for many

Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage, an expense that will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks, the government announced late Friday afternoon. The news about “Part B” premiums was buried in the fine print of a notice issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “For many seniors …

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Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can’t breathe. It also shows the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they try to …

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Nevada wants to use untried execution drugs that pose risks

For Nevada’s first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the nation’s opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble. If the state’s highest court approves the plan and it works without complications, the system could offer …

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VA's quiet plan to widen private care with TRICARE stirs ire

As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon’s, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA spokesman Curt Cashour called the plan a potential “game-changer” that would “provide better care for veterans …

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