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Nevada agrees to pay San Francisco $400,000 over patient dumping
6 Oct 2015 at 12:20pm
Nevada has agreed to pay the city of San Francisco $400,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming that the state bused patients, many of them poor and mentally ill, from a Las Vegas hospital to the Bay Area without plans for their care, Governor Brian Sandoval's office said on Tuesday. The settlement, which must still be approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Nevada Board of Examiners, includes attorneys' fees and a plan for better management and transfer of patients. "We look forward to working with California to ensure all patient transfers to and from both states are managed using these best practices and adhering to conditions detailed in the agreement," Sandoval's office said in a statement.
Mom Says Flight Attendant Shamed Her for Using Breast Pump in Plane Bathroom
6 Oct 2015 at 11:52am
Mom says flight attendant embarrassed her on flight for pumping breast milk in plane bathroom.
FDA's new anti-smoking campaign uses hip-hop to target youth
6 Oct 2015 at 11:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Government health officials are betting they can adapt the sounds, style and swagger of hip-hop culture to discourage young African Americans, Hispanics and other minority youths from using tobacco.
More U.S. women may get IUDs right after giving birth
6 Oct 2015 at 11:17am
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - For new mothers in the U.S. who receive government-sponsored health insurance, it?s becoming easier to get intrauterine devices (IUDs) implanted immediately after giving birth, a study found. ?Immediate insertion is associated with more women who want an IUD implant actually getting it, higher use at three months postpartum, and lower rates of unplanned rapid repeat pregnancies within 12 to 24 months of delivery,? said lead study author Dr. Michelle Moniz of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, in email to Reuters Health. ?Furthermore, multiple analyses suggest that this strategy is cost-effective.? Just three years ago, no state Medicaid programs paid for these contraceptive devices to be implanted right after delivery.
Four die as Singapore hospital suffers wave of hepatitis C infections
6 Oct 2015 at 10:58am
Singapore's largest hospital apologised Tuesday after 22 kidney patients were infected with hepatitis C, with four dying in a rare outbreak at the prestigious facility. The infections at the government-run Singapore General Hospital (SGH) involved patients admitted to one ward between April and June. Hospital officials said while the four fatalities had other serious conditions, they "are not able to rule out the possibility" that hepatitis C could have been a factor in their deaths.
Mass immigration damaging Britain, says May
6 Oct 2015 at 10:58am
By William James MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Mass immigration is damaging British society, Conservative interior minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, promising a tough approach on an issue that will influence Britons' choice of whether or not to leave the European Union. "When immigration is too high, when the pace of change is too fast, it's impossible to build a cohesive society," May, seen as a possible future leader, told a party conference in the northern city of Manchester. Mass immigration strained public services like schools and hospitals, depressed wages and pushed people out of work, she said, describing the economic benefits as "close to zero".
Rihanna says thought she could be Chris Brown's 'guardian angel'
6 Oct 2015 at 10:51am
Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna said she once felt she was strong enough to take back boyfriend Chris Brown after he famously assaulted her in 2009, but finally realized she had been stupid to think that way. Explaining why she took him back after he left her bloodied on the eve of the Grammy awards, Rihanna, 27, said she thought "Maybe I?m one of those people built to handle ... this. "Maybe I?m the person who's almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they?re not strong enough" and to be able to "say the right thing." But the singer, actress and designer who has become one of the best-selling musical acts of the past decade said she "finally had to say, ?Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.? Sometimes you just have to walk away." "I don't hate him," Rihanna said, adding "I will care about him until the day I die.
Report: More US hospitals are encouraging breast-feeding
6 Oct 2015 at 10:41am
NEW YORK (AP) ? Health officials say more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breast-feed.
Flight Attendant Hassles Mom For Breast Pumping in Airplane Bathroom
6 Oct 2015 at 10:25am
American Airlines has apologized to new mom, Mariana Hannaman, after the flight attendant ordered her to open the bathroom door while breast pumping.
6 Longevity Lessons From Japan
6 Oct 2015 at 9:57am
If you had complete power to engineer a long, vigorous life, you might start by choosing to be born in Japan.
Three (and Soon to Be Four) Ways Your Dentist Can Replace Your Missing Teeth
6 Oct 2015 at 9:54am
We all know what it's like to lose a tooth. In fact, some of us have even got paid for the loss -- thanks, Tooth Fairy! While our baby teeth are supposed to fall out, our permanent teeth are supposed to be... well, permanent. But sometimes life throws us a curveball, and between cavities, periodontal disease, and trauma, we end up losing a...
Flu-associated pneumonia tied to skipped flu vaccine
6 Oct 2015 at 9:46am
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) ? - The flu vaccine may help prevent flu-related pneumonia, a study suggests. When researchers looked at patients with pneumonia, those whose pneumonia was related to the flu were more likely to have skipped the flu vaccine, compared to patients with pneumonia from other causes. Pneumonia can be a serious and common complication of catching the flu, the authors write.
Obama says he is confident Congress will approve TPP
6 Oct 2015 at 9:42am
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he is confident his administration will be able to win approval from Congress for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The United States is one of 12 Pacific Rim nations to reach a pact this week that would liberalize commerce, affecting the costs of products ranging from dairy to biotech drugs. Obama will have to overcome skepticism from Democrats in his own party as well as from some Republicans.
Planned Parenthood seeks class action status after Arkansas cuts payments
6 Oct 2015 at 9:32am
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood has sought class action status for its Medicaid patients in Arkansas after a U.S. judge ordered the state to continue payments to three women who challenged Arkansas' move to halt payments to the organization. The filing in federal court in Arkansas on Monday could reverse the state's decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood programs in the state, lawyers for the group said on Tuesday. Governor Asa Hutchinson had ordered Planned Parenthood removed from the list of Medicaid providers after videos surfaced in July that purported to show its personnel negotiating the sale of fetal body parts for profit. The state has appealed the federal court judge's injunction involving the three women and said it acted legally in cutting off funds.
Britain tops world 'Quality of Death' index
6 Oct 2015 at 8:57am
Britain topped an 80-country "quality of death" study released Tuesday, which warned that ageing and booming populations would make palliative care a growing worldwide issue.