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Sec. Albright, Sen. Coons: Donald Trump Must Realize Diplomacy Protects America
Now that Congress has reconvened to continue work on urgent foreign policy challenges — from the North Korean nuclear threat to our continued role in Afghanistan to the challenge of a rising China — we hope Republicans and Democrats will support funding for diplomacy and development as vital tools of national security. More than 70 years ago, in the wake of the horrors of World War II, President Harry Truman addressed a United Nations Conference in San Francisco. He challenged Americans and our international partners “to rise above personal interests, and adhere to those lofty principles, which benefit al...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Albright, Chris Coons Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Donald Trump International Affairs politics World Source Type: news

Britain ’s Theresa May Says Brexit Shouldn’t Take Effect Until 2021
British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union for an extra two years for the U.K. to complete its withdrawal from the bloc, in a bid to thaw chilled relations between negotiators. In a speech in the Italian city of Florence, May confirmed her government would pursue an implementation period of “around two years” after the formal point of departure scheduled for March 2019. “A period of implementation would be in our mutual interest,” she added. Under the deal, relations between Britain and the E.U. would remain much the same as before. Britain would continue contributing to the E.U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized United Kingdom Source Type: news

The Republican Health Bill Is Targeting Votes From These Two States
(WASHINGTON) — Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who’ve studied the legislation. The 140-page measure, which top Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week, is stuffed with language making some states winners and others losers. Aides say the legislation is still changing as leaders hunt the 50 GOP “yes” votes they’ll need to turn this summer’s jarring Senate rejection o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Fram / AP Tags: Uncategorized Graham-Cassidy Health Care onetime Source Type: news

Republicans Have a Bill to Repeal Obamacare. They Don ’t Know Exactly What It Will Do
Senate Republicans have just days to pass a bill that would repeal major chunks of the Affordable Care Act, scale back federal spending on health care and dramatically change health insurance in the United States. But they don’t know exactly how it will work. Named for cosponsors Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, the Graham-Cassidy bill will not be scored by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office before the Senate faces an end-of-month deadline to pass it by a simple majority. While the broad outlines of the bill are known, that means senators will have to make a decision to vote for or against the bill wit...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Bill Cassidy Congress Congressional Budget Office Healthcare Lindsey Graham Obamacare Source Type: news

The Mexico City Earthquake Is a Warning for Americans
We are only beginning to understand the full damage of the earthquake in Mexico City: at least 230 dead, including at least 21 schoolchildren; nearly 50 buildings flattened; entire communities without power or cell phone coverage. It’s a grim reminder of just how devastating a seismic event can be. But what is particularly chilling is that this quake could have been much worse. Monday’s earthquake was an M 7.1. That M stands for “magnitude,” or the amount of energy released in a quake. Magnitude is measured exponentially: in other words, the 1906 quake that leveled San Francisco, an estimated M 7.8,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathryn Miles Tags: Uncategorized Disasters Mexico Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

When media sceptics misrepresent our climate research we must speak out
Our climate paper underlined that strong action towards the 1.5C Paris goal is perhaps more valid than ever, but reading some of the media coverage you might think the opposite was trueOn Monday, we published a paper in thescientific journal Nature Geoscience thatre-evaluated how much carbon dioxide we can still afford, collectively, to emit into the atmosphere and still retain some hope of achieving the ambitious goals of the Paris climate agreement to “pursue efforts” to keep global temperatures to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. The carbon budget we found, to yield a two-in-three chance of meeting this goa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Myles Allen and Richard Millar Tags: Paris climate agreement Climate change Climate change scepticism Greenhouse gas emissions Environment Science Breitbart Media Source Type: news

How to Take the Perfect Vacation, According to Science
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Weller / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

In the Age of Trump, the World Needs the United Nations More Than Ever
Beyond poetic appeals for universal justice, global support for the United Nations is built atop the assumption that every nation can be more secure and prosperous only in a more peaceful world. The U.N. has a poor track record of preventing individual crises, but its investments in health and education promote international development in measurable ways, and its agencies continue to limit the human cost of conflict. President Donald Trump sees things a little differently. He may have paid tribute to the “beautiful vision” of the U.N. in his first address to the General Assembly on Tuesday, but there’s l...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized António Guterres Donald Trump General Assembly onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Read Jimmy Kimmel ’s Moving Healthcare Monologue That Everyone’s Talking About
On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel took to his late night show once more to talk healthcare — a subject near and dear to him personally, after his infant son dealt with heart surgery in the days after his birth last May. He delivered a heartfelt monologue then about the importance of adequate health coverage for all Americans, and in the wake of new healthcare legislation from Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham, he returned to the subject with an emotional plea. I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe, but a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Jimmy Kimmel Late Night Television Source Type: news

Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It
The federal government has sharply cut funding to groups that help people enroll in health plans. But the groups say federal officials don't understand how much help and follow-up some people need.(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

Medicare Clinical Laboratory Price Cuts and Cost-cutting Predicted to be 2018 ’s Two Biggest Trends for Medical Laboratories in the United States
To offset the loss of revenue from the price cuts to Medicare Part B clinical laboratory tests, labs will need to aggressively—but wisely—slash costs to balance their budgets Any day now, Medicare officials will announce the Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) for 2018. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 20, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections dark daily home page darkdaily.com Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations News Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 2017 (IPS)After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed the world as she refuses to acknowledge the plight of her country’s Rohingya community. Aung San Suu KyiIn a 30-minute televised address, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that her government does not fear “international scrutiny” over its management of the crisis in Rakhine.Suu Kyi, who decided not to attend the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York, said she ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Budget crunch hits Brazilian physics
Scientists protest devastating spending cuts (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 20, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Henrique Kugler Source Type: news

Republicans Eye Last-Ditch Attempt to Repeal Obamacare, Again
Just two weeks ago, the forecast for Republicans was bleak: the GOP had dramatically failed to repeal Obamacare earlier in the summer, and reports of tension on Capitol Hill made it seem unlikely they would pull it together. But in a startling reversal of fortune over the last week, Republicans lawmakers have resuscitated a new effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The bill in question, Graham-Cassidy, named for its co-sponsors Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Bill Cassidy, has earned the White House’s backing, and received tacit support on Tuesday from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “It is better ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Affordable Care Act Congress Donald Trump Health Care Healthcare Lindsey Graham Mitch McConnell Obamacare Source Type: news

Infant mortality falls in EU nations as cigarette prices rise
Legislators should act on tobacco tax and price control to eliminate budget cigarettes Related items fromOnMedica Smoking cessation Smoking quit attempt numbers fall again E-cigarettes may encourage UK teenagers to try real smoking Smoking bans are having positive impact on child health Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Story Behind the Truman Quote in President Trump ’s U.N. Speech
In his first speech as President at the U.N. General Assembly, Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed support for the organization by quoting one of his predecessors who was among the institution’s earliest supporters: President Harry S. Truman, who was a signer of the charter that established the U.N. In discussing how the U.S. helped restore post-World War II Europe by providing support through the Marshall Plan, President Trump called on member states to “embrace their sovereignty” in the interest of the group. “Our support of European recovery is in full accord with our support of the United Nations,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Foreign Relations Source Type: news

The U.N. Speech Showed President Trump ’s Zero-Sum Views
Discussions remain fluid; Republicans would likely need to make some of the tax cuts expire after 10 years [Wall Street Journal] Sound Off “We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” — President Trump telling the United Nations General Assembly that the U.S. will act if it or its allies are threatened “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” — Trump at the United Nations Bits and Bites Michael Cohen’s statement to the Senate intelligence committee [CNN] Donald Trump Jr. Gives U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Working with IMARC: Your compliance partner
Our latest guide is an in-depth look at how IMARC can work with you to ensure compliance throughout the Clinical Trial Lifecycle, including case studies within the following areas of service: Monitoring, Auditing, Project Management, Safety Management, Training and Consulting. Here is a short preview of what’s in the guide: Tips for a successful compliance partnership A sponsor’s job is much easier when they have a strong partnership with a compliance-minded CRO. Sites are engaged in the study and hit their milestones for start-up, enrollment and completion. Study data is entered, monitored, cleaned and locked ...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

CBO aims to provide preliminary assessment of Graham-Cassidy bill by early next week
CBO is aiming to provide a preliminary assessment of the Graham-Cassidy bill by early next week. That assessment, which is being prepared with the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, will include whether the legislation would reduce on-budget deficits by at least as much as was estimated for H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act, as passed by the House on May 4, 2017; whether Titles I and II in the legislation would each save at least $1 billion; and whether the bill would increase on-budget deficits in the long term. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

President Trump Calls U.N.-Backed Iran Nuclear Deal ‘An Embarrassment’
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction'” of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea, told the murmuring crowd at the U.N. on Tuesday that “it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront” Kim Jong Un and said that Kim’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons” poses a threat to “the entire world with an unthinkable loss of human life. “Rocket ma...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Sueprville / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Here ’s How the Latest Attempt to Repeal Obamacare Would Work
The latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is getting a second wind as it approaches its final deadline. With less than two weeks before a budgetary deadline that would allow the bill to pass with a simple majority, the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill is within a handful of votes from passing. Named for its sponsors: Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, the bill would devolve the current system and let red and blue states go their own way on health care, while cutting federal support over time. It’s a sweeping proposal. Right now, the federal government pays about $110 bil...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Congress Healthcare John McCain Lindsey Graham Obamacare Source Type: news

Insurers Launch New Obamacare Ads After Trump Roils Sign-Up Effort
Health insurance companies led by Oscar Health are launching new Obamacare advertisements several weeks earlier than past years to counter cuts by the Trump administration in the marketing budget under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

President Trump Calls on the U.N. to Focus ‘More on People and Less on Bureaucracy’
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past. “In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement,” Trump said. “We are not seeing the results in line with this investment.” The president urged the U.N. to focus “more on people and less on bureaucracy” and to...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Senate Advances Biomedical Spending Bill
The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed legislation that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $2 billion. If approved, the budget for NIH would be on a path to have its budget increase by 20 percent from 2016 through 2018. The legislation also includes a provision that would prevent the administration from reducing the reimbursement rate for indirect costs for universities and other research grantees. Indirect costs are not directly identifiable with a specific research project, but are required for an organization to do the research. Examples of indirect costs include laboratory oc...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short Takes
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking feedback regarding 132 candidates who have applied to serve on its Science Advisory Board. Public feedback must be received by 28 September. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt makes the final decisions about the appointments. The U.S. Senate voted to reauthorize the National Sea Grant College Program on 14 September 2017. S. 129 passed by voice vote. President Trump had proposed to cut the program's budget in half in fiscal year 2018, but the Senate bill would thwart that plan. Sea Grant provides extension, education, and research resources to coastal states. With the ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

The Latest: Budget office needs more time on health bill
The Congressional Budget Office says it needs more time to analyze the newest Republican bill aimed at scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

3M, Patterson Dental Open Doors to Digital Dentistry
ST. PAUL ‚ Minn. – (Sept. 14, 2017) – 3M Oral Care and Patterson Dental have signed a distribution agreement for 3M’s True Definition Scanner. The agreement brings Patterson’s customers the opportunity to explore digital dentistry via an open platform and a trusted partner. With the 3MTM True Defin ition Scanner, oral care professionals are choosing a digital hub that gives them an unrestricted entry point into traditional crown& bridge work with any lab, advanced implant solutions, clear aligners, in-office milling and more.“Distributors have enjoyed putting the True Definition Scan...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Senate Republicans Are Trying to Repeal Obamacare Again
(WASHINGTON) — Senate Republicans are revving up a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law. Though the effort faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to prevail, Democrats backed by doctors, hospitals, and patients’ groups are mustering an all-out effort to smother the GOP drive once and for all. The latest attempt is being led by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy. Their 141-page bill would replace much of Obama’s statute with block grants to states and would give them wide leeway to decide how to spend the money. It wou...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Fram / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress onetime republicans Source Type: news

Democrats push for full analysis of latest Republican healthcare bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in Congress on Monday called for the Congressional Budget Office to conduct a full analysis of Republicans' latest healthcare bill aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare, not just a slimmer budgetary analysis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

President Trump Arrives for His U.N. Debut, With Baggage
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump on Monday was addressing a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply criticized. As a candidate for president, Trump labeled the U.N. as weak and incompetent, and not a friend of either the United States or Israel. But he has softened his tone since taking office, telling ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries at a White House meeting this year that the U.N. has “tremend...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Foreign Policy onetime trump United Nations Source Type: news

PART I: Premium Tax Credits
September 19, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. As part of the Health Reform: Beyond the Basics project, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is presenting a four-part webinar series on key topics that assisters need to know to help enroll people in health coverage. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump Speed Bumps to Limit ACA Enrollment in 2018, CBO Says Trump Speed Bumps to Limit ACA Enrollment in 2018, CBO Says
Enrollment will increase next year, but budget cuts for ACA advertising, a shorter sign-up period, and uncertainty about cost-sharing subsidies will keep it from being higher, the agency predicts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 15, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. FDA cuts could threaten medtech innovation: Here’s why The Trump administration’s proposed federal budget could hurt the speed and quality of FDA review times, says a top expert at Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulator...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Paris Will Host the 2024 Olympics. Now, France Has to Ensure They ’re Safe
The timing in Paris early Friday morning could hardly have been more ominous. As the Mayor of Paris and top French officials were on a flight from Lima, Peru, where the International Olympic Committee had awarded them the right to host the Summer Games in 2024, events were unfolding on the ground. As the airplane approached Paris, a man wielding a knife lunged at a soldier in the heart of the city, in the heavily used Chatelet Metro station, while expressing support for ISIS, according to police. The timing was almost certainly unintended, and the attacker arrested before he inflicted any injuries. And yet, the assault se...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt / Paris Tags: Uncategorized France Source Type: news

The people of Lancashire deserve more
The impact of austerity is widespread. Spending cuts are painful and cause long-term damage to public services, those who rely on them and those who work in them. That’s not something that will be news to UNISON members or those who rely on their work. Yet after nearly a decade of austerity, there are those who will go through all manner of attempts to deny the impact of pernicious government cuts – even when the realities are staring them in the face. What is currently happening in Lancashire County Council is a classic example. This is the fourth largest county council in the country, yet it’s had to de...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog Lancashire local government Source Type: news

Blog: The people of Lancashire deserve more
The impact of austerity is widespread. Spending cuts are painful and cause long-term damage to public services, those who rely on them and those who work in them. That’s not something that will be news to UNISON members or those who rely on their work. Yet after nearly a decade of austerity, there are those who will go through all manner of attempts to deny the impact of pernicious government cuts – even when the realities are staring them in the face. What is currently happening in Lancashire County Council is a classic example. This is the fourth largest county council in the country, yet it’s had to de...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog Lancashire local government Source Type: news

UNISON calls on government to fund a proper NHS pay rise
UNISON is breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. Working with the other NHS trade unions, UNISON has written to the Chancellor Philip Hammond, urging  him to earmark funds in the November Budget for a pay rise in line with inflation. The claim also calls for an additional £800 payment per individual, to restore some of the pay lost over the past seven years. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Health workers have gone without a proper pay rise for far too long. Their wages continue to fall behind in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News health pay NHS nhs pay pay up now Source Type: news

All NHS staff need a pay rise that ’s above inflation, say health unions
NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Unite and the GMB, are asking Philip Hammond to earmark funds in the November Budget for a pay rise in line with inflation (Retail Price Index). The claim also calls for an additional £800 to restore some of the pay lost over the past seven years. Cleaners, nurses, radiographers, pha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health inflation NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Analysts see Trump threats to insurers boosting premiums
Budget analysts expect average premiums for individual health insurance to grow 15 percent next year, largely because it's unclear if President Donald Trump will block subsidies to insurers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Farewell to the Cassini Probe, America ’s Emissary to Saturn
NASA flight planners have a long history of murdering their favorite space probes. They plan the ships, they build the ships — and at some point they wind up killing the ships. The Ranger probes — the first NASA spacecraft to touch the moon—were crash-landers. They were designed for one job: to fly straight toward the lunar face, switch on their cameras in the final 14 minutes of their journey, when they were just 1,500 miles from the surface, and then capture as many pictures as they could before vaporizing themselves in a violent, fireless crash on the moon’s airless surface. The Messenger probe, ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized cassini messenger NASA Ranger saturn space space 2017 Source Type: news

Obamacare enrollment to fall in 2018 and beyond after cuts: CBO
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enrollment on the Obamacare health insurance exchanges in 2018 and later years is expected to be less than previously forecast, dampened by the Trump administration's decision to pull back enrollment efforts, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA cuts could threaten medtech innovation: Here ’s why
The Trump administration’s proposed federal budget could hurt the speed and quality of FDA review times, says a top expert at Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers (MCRA). Glenn Stiegman, MCRA Innovation is a vital element of success for medical device companies. More than 6,500 U.S. companies are developing technologies that improve patient outcomes. This represents a potential market value of $544 billion by 2020 based on current growth rates among an ever-aging population. However, the government’s plans for the FDA could endanger this growth story. The advance in device technology is exerting tr...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: news

Progress on Global Poverty and Disease at Risk, Gates Says Progress on Global Poverty and Disease at Risk, Gates Says
Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

How Oregon is offsetting Trump cuts to Obamacare enrollment efforts
The administration slashed advertising and outreach budgets, and shortened the open enrollment period. But those actions won't have as big of an impact in Oregon as elsewhere (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Tanzania: Safe Motherhood Now Gets Sh32bn
[Citizen] Dodoma -Members of Parliament on Wednesday showed their joy as the government announced doubling the budget for safe motherhood to Sh32 billion in the current financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Progress On Global Poverty And Disease At Risk, Gates Says
Proposed United States budget cuts could lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions Could Die If Foreign Aid Is Cut, Gates Foundation Warns
The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation issued a stark warning this morning: if governments, particularly the U.S., were to cut their foreign aid budgets, millions of people would die from HIV, childhood illnesses, childbirth, and malaria. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

In the Philippines, Human Rights Have a Precise Value: $20
Philippine lawmakers have voted to reduce the annual budget of the Commission on Human Rights — the body tasked with investigating the country’s brutal war on drugs — to about $20. The move to defund the commission, which was easily passed by Representatives and now awaits approval by the Senate, coincides with another proposal to cut spending on drug rehabilitation programs by about 75%, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The measures are reportedly backed by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose party controls a majority in both chambers. The rights commission — which was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized onetime Philippines Source Type: news

Progress on global poverty and disease at risk, Gates says
LONDON, (Reuters) - Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines Seeks Big Cut in Drug Rehab Budget Philippines Seeks Big Cut in Drug Rehab Budget
The Philippines plans a cut of 75 percent in spending next year on drug rehabilitation facilities, while at the same time seeking a massive hike in funding for a war on drugs that has killed thousands, fuelling concerns among lawmakers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news