Tuesday , 25 July 2017

Health

All but one of 111 former NFL players had brain injury in study

“Football is not a contact sport, it’s a collision sport.” These words, spoken by legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, have taken on new meaning in the last decade after several recent studies have revealed a link between the repeated collisions for which the game is known and a progressive brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Now, a new …

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Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die

Charlie Gard’s mother returned to a London court Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby’s father take their critically ill son home to die. Lawyers for the family of the 11-month-old infant and the hospital treating him appeared in Britain’s High Court, a day after Charlie’s parents said they were dropping their long legal battle to …

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Family of brain-dead California girl fights to reverse death

More than three years after a coroner declared a teenage girl dead, a Northern California judge is expected to soon decide whether to revoke her death certificate. In court documents filed last month supporting the family’s lawsuit to have the death certificate revoked, retired neurologist Dr. Alan Shewmon said videos recorded by Jahi McMath’s family from 2014 to 2016 show …

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Myanmar officials say 3 die of swine flu

Health officials in Myanmar say the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, has killed three people out of 13 confirmed cases this month. A Yangon General Hospital doctor, Khin Theingi Myint, said Tuesday that two infected patients died after being admitted to his hospital and one died earlier this month in Chin state in western Myanmar, where 11 of …

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Myanmar officials say 3 die of swine flu

Health officials in Myanmar say the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, has killed three people out of 13 confirmed cases this month. A Yangon General Hospital doctor, Khin Theingi Myint, said Tuesday that two infected patients died after being admitted to his hospital and one died earlier this month in Chin state in western Myanmar, where 11 of …

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The Latest: Trump keeps up Twitter pressure on health care

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 7:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says “we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!” on health care. Trump has been pressuring Senate Republicans to vote on a health care bill “after 7 years of talking.” …

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The Latest: Trump keeps up Twitter pressure on health care

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 7:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says “we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!” on health care. Trump has been pressuring Senate Republicans to vote on a health care bill “after 7 years of talking.” …

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GOP sets Senate health care vote buoyed by McCain return

Republican leaders are steering the Senate toward a crucial vote on their bill eviscerating much of President Barack Obama’s health care law, buoyed by the near theatrical return to the Capitol of the ailing Sen. John McCain. No stranger to heroic episodes, the Navy pilot who persevered through five years of captivity during the Vietnam War announced through his office …

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Black seniors stroll down memory lane aiming to stay sharp

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon’s African-American community. Wasn’t this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? Look, the record store is now a fancy high-rise. It’s more than a stroll down memory lane. Steen enrolled in a small but …

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Trump to rally in Ohio as residents worry about health care

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Ohio on Tuesday as the U.S. Senate will vote on whether to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Ohioans have mixed feelings about Republicans’ efforts. Some who rely on government assistance say they’re having trouble sleeping at night because they’re worried about their medical …

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