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Labour calls for £500m 'winter bailout fund'
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth will call on the government to provide a £500m “winter bailout fund” for health and care services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

President Trump and Republicans Are Planning Big Tax Cuts for the Rich and Corporations
(WASHINGTON) — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek. The grand plan to rewrite the nation’s tax code would be the first major overhaul in three decades, delivering on a Trump campaign pledge and providing a sorely needed legislative achievement. It also is expected to eliminate or reduce some tax breaks and deductions. The plan would likely cut the tax rate for the wealthiest Americans, now at 39.6 percent...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcy Gordon & Ken Thomas / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress onetime Source Type: news

Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition
Senator Susan Collins of Maine announced her opposition to the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving party leaders short of the votes they need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Collins, Susan M Cassidy, Bill (1957- ) Graham, Lindsey Source Type: news

Protesters Got Dragged Out of a Hearing on the Republican Health Care Repeal Bill
Protests erupted Monday in Washington as a Senate committee gathered for a hearing on the latest Republican proposal aimed at repealing former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The Senate Finance Committee was holding a hearing to address questions about the legislation, known as Graham-Cassidy for its architects, Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Just as the Senators settled in, chants of “No cuts to Medicaid, save our liberty!” echoed throughout the hearing room. Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who chairs the committee, called for a brie...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Congress Health Care onetime protests Source Type: news

Obamacare Repeal Is on Life Support. These 5 Senators Could Decide Its Fate
Once again, Congress is facing a looming vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act that will be decided by a handful of key Republicans. As the Senate decides on the Graham-Cassidy bill this week, just three Republican senators would be enough to kill the bill’s chances, and doom GOP’s best chance to overturn the bill on a simple majority vote before a Sept. 30 deadline. With several Republicans expressing concern and even opposition to the bill, its future looks uncertain. On Monday, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana put forward a revised version in an attempt to sway some ho...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Affordable Care Act Congress Health Care Obamacare onetime Source Type: news

Venezuela doctors in protest urge stronger WHO stance on health crisis
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's doctors, fed up with what they called the World Health Organization's passive attitude toward the country's deep medical crisis, protested at the agency's Caracas office on Monday to demand more pressure on the government and additional assistance. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blog: A great day for UNISON and public services
Today at Labour conference has been a great day for UNISON and a great day for public services. I was proud to move the motion at today’s conference on public sector pay. Everyone working in our public services and everyone who relies on those services has suffered thanks to the government’s painful pay cap. Today I called on the Labour Party to go further than it had gone before, not just scrapping the cap but committing to above inflation pay rises every single year under the next Labour government, until pay is back to at least pre-Tory austerity levels. That is the very least that Labour should be calling ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News labour conference pay up now Source Type: news

What to Know About the Catalan Independence Referendum
Spanish authorities are racing to block Catalonia secessionists from carrying out an independence referendum currently scheduled for Oct. 1. So far, officials have seized almost 10 million ballot papers, imposed fines on top Catalan officials, and detained numerous politicians. Catalonia’s battle with Madrid over the vote, which both the Spanish constitution court and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy deem illegal, has created the worst political crisis Spain has seen in decades. Here’s what to know: Where is Catalonia? Located in the country’s north-east corner, Catalonia has an economy larger than that of Po...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized Spain Source Type: news

How Russian Voters Fueled the Rise of Germany ’s Far-Right
While fighting for a seat in the German parliament over the last few months, Sergej Tschernow, a candidate for the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, knew that he could only rely on a few media outlets to give his party the coverage it craves: the Russian ones. “They show our points of view in full,” he told TIME on Election Day, Sunday Sept. 24, when the AfD became the first far-right movement to enter into the German legislature since the end of World War II, winning a remarkable 13% of the vote and going from zero to more than 90 seats in a chamber of 631 lawmakers. The party’s rise has been ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster / Hannover Tags: Uncategorized Alternative for Germany angela merkel Germany election Source Type: news

Labour pledges to bring PFIs back ‘in house’ and boost pay
A future Labour government would bring current NHS private finance initiatives (PFIs) back into the public sector, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has told the party ’s annual conference. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

France open to phasing out weedkiller glyphosate
PARIS (Reuters) - France is open to phasing out common weedkiller glyphosate, the government said on Monday, following complaints from farmers worried about a potential imminent ban. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Labour would bring PFI contracts 'back into the NHS'
A Labour government would “bring” private finance initiative contracts “back in house”, the shadow chancellor has announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

50 Years Ago This Week: ‘Individuals Marry, Not Races’
Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week 39: Sept. 29, 1967 Despite the best efforts of the bride and groom and their families, a wedding that all involved had tried to keep private was this week’s cover story — and it was national news for good reason. The two parties in question were Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Rusk and Guy Gibson Sm...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Civil Rights Marriage Media Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes Labour plans to tackle PFI
Commenting on the announcement from Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell that a Labour government would bring existing public finance initiative (PFI) contracts back in-house, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s good news that Labour plans to tackle the beleaguered private finance initiative. “Since PFI started, UNISON warned it would lead to long-term debt problems, a burden the country couldn’t afford to carry. “It’s like buying a house on a credit card. Sky-high interest payments mean far less money for patients and children’s education.” Media contacts: Liz Chin...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis labour conference Source Type: news

It is time for real pay rises for all public service workers, says UNISON
Opening the debate on public sector pay today (Monday) at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “They’ve suffered years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by a government that does not care what damage it causes to people’s lives. “In the first six years of Conservative rule, public sector pay rose by just 4%, while the cost of living soared by 22%. “So for every year that’s a pay cu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis health labour conference public sector pay public services Source Type: news

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Says He Will Call Snap Elections Next Month
(TOKYO) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday he will call a snap election for parliament’s more powerful lower house for next month. Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The election is to be held Oct. 22. Support ratings for Abe’s government have started to rebound after attacks on him over cronyism scandals faded during parliament’s recess. Also, opposition parties are regrouping and unprepared for an election. Opposition lawmakers have said there is no need to hold an election now. Tokyo&r...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mari Yamaguchi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Japan onetime Source Type: news

Mass Graves Containing Bodies of 28 Hindu Women and Boys Found in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police said Monday that they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindu women and boys in two mass graves in the Southeast Asian country’s conflict-torn northern Rakhine state. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. Myanmar Border Guard Police Maj. Zayar Nyein in northern Rakhine said the graves were discovered Sunday and contain bodies of 20 females and eight males, and that more bodies are believed to be buried. The government’s Information Committee said on its Facebook page that all eight were boys, including six under 10 years old. Police blame the Araka...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

Nigeria: Striking Health Workers Union Accuses Hospital Official of Slapping Member
[Premium Times] Striking health workers have accused an official of a teaching hospital of slapping one of them. They also called on the federal government for protection against further assault. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Prime Minister Aims to Reduce Hunger, Crime
[VOA] Lesotho's new prime minister, Thomas Thabane, told VOA that his government will focus on ending hunger and reducing crime, especially against women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nearly 50,000 Evacuated as Fears of Volcanic Eruption Grow in Bali
(BALI, Indonesia) — Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption as dozens of tremors rattle the surrounding region, officials said Monday. Waskita Sutadewa, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency in Bali, said people have scattered to all corners of the island and some have crossed to the neighboring island of Lombok. Indonesian authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people. Thousands of evacu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Bali indonesia Natural Disasters onetime Volcano Source Type: news

‘The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Seen.’ Time Is Running Out In the Search for Survivors of Mexico Quake
(MEXICO CITY) — Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City’s nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. The need to inspect 98% of the capital’s public and private schools nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed at least 182 people in the city and 138 in nearby states was a stark indicator of just how long the path back to normalcy will be. Federal Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno said Sunday that it could take a couple more weeks to inspect all ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

President Trump Added Three New Countries to His Travel Ban. Here ’s What to Know About Them
President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday restricting citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S., replacing the expiring ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The new travel ban, which will take effect on Oct. 18, will continue to impact citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria but will now also include travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. The new restrictions vary from country to country and ran...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

Uganda: Kayunga Hospital Renovation Delays
[Monitor] Kayunga -Anger is building up in both medical workers and patients seeking treatment at Kayunga Hospital over a delay by the government to renovate the health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Going Down In a Blaze of Glory.’ The Brief, Crusading Life of the Cambodia Daily
Phann Ana represents the best of everything the Cambodia Daily stood for. In 17 years at the newspaper — which Cambodia’s strongman prime minister cruelly snuffed out in early September — Ana championed poor villagers persecuted by the country’s acquisitive oligarchy, investigated political murders, and exposed illegal logging and grand corruption, again and again and again. He worked his keyboard with a malicious grin and his sources with an unmistakable soprano chortle. He seemed able to retrieve internal documents from government ministries as easily as if they came from his own desk drawer. &ldq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Gillison Tags: Uncategorized Cambodia onetime Source Type: news

‘Zero Communication.’ Puerto Ricans Are Hunting for Wi-Fi and Cell Signal to Contact Loved Ones
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen Sunday, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan. There, thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered for a chance at a resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria — communication. “It’s ringing, it’s ringing, it’s ringing!” Aponte, a janitor, screamed as her phone connected to free Wi-Fi and her Facetime call went through to the mainland. Her eyes filled wit...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Jared Kushner Used His Private Email to Communicate With White House Colleagues
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, occasionally used his personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday. Between January and August, Kushner sent or responded to fewer than 100 emails from White House officials from his private account, attorney Abbe Lowell said in a statement. “These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal, rather than his White House, address,” Lowell said. The attorney said Kushner, a key ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Tucker / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

PM indicates overseas trained doctors can stay in UK post Brexit
Doctors welcome plans to keep overseas doctors in UK Related items fromOnMedica Doctors call for urgent action to address Brexit workforce concerns Number of EU nurses registering drops by 96% Grant EU doctors permanent residence now, BMA urges government Brexit fears prompting EU nurses to desert UK, says RCN UK ’s vote to leave EU will impact on NHS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. Officials stressed that valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored, such as restrictions impacting Venezuela, which will only apply to certain government officials and their families Trump’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

Former EPA scientist calls on Trump to end the "fake science" bureaucracy that has taken over the federal government
(Natural News) While you’ve probably heard of the term “fake news,” which is most often used in reference to the spread of inaccurate or fabricated political rhetoric, one term that is heard less often but deserves just as much attention is “fake science.” As the name implies, fake science refers to scientific data that has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The life sciences, Brexit and the UK Government ’s Industrial Strategy
In this report, we highlighted the benefits that collaboration has delivered for European science, and ultimately how this has improved the health of patients and the public across the European Union. The study has already proven influential and was widely referenced in the Government’s recent Brexit position paper on its ambitions for UKscience and innovation published earlier this month, which included the aim of continued future collaboration with the EU. The Life Sciences Industrial Strategy In response to the Industrial Strategy, sector leaders from the life sciences, including the Association of Medical Researc...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 24, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term as German Chancellor
(BERLIN) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term in an election that will also bring a far-right party into Germany’s parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls showed. After shock election results last year, from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union to the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, many look to Merkel to rally a bruised liberal Western order, tasking her with leading a post-Brexit Europe. She must now form a coalition government – an arduous process that could take months as all potential p...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Carrel and Thomas Escritt / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized Angela Merkal Germany Germany election onetime Source Type: news

The Iraqi City Set to Implode if the Kurds Vote for Independence
For decades, even a census has been considered too risky in the hotly contested northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, claimed by Kurds, Arabs and the Turkmen ethnic group. But on Monday, the city’s residents will join people across northern Iraq in a vote on Kurdish independence. Kirkuk is the most significant of Iraq’s disputed territories under de facto Kurdish control that will vote in the controversial referendum Sept. 25. After a century of Kurds pushing for independence, Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurds’ semi-autonomous region has promised his people the chance to vote on their future. The governmen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Collard / Kirkuk, Iraq Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science
Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer ’s – and what you can do about itMatthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy. On an aeroplane, it usually means that while everyone else watches movies or reads a thriller, he will find himself running an hours-long salon for the benefit of passengers and crew alike. “I’ve begun to lie,” he says. “Seriously. I just ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Sleep Science and nature Health & wellbeing Life and style Neuroscience Books Culture Source Type: news

His Mexico City Apartment Block Was Built Only Months Ago. So Why Did It Collapse So Easily?
In April, Luis Resendiz was ecstatic to move into his brand new apartment in a sleek block with solar panels in a middle class neighborhood of Mexico City. The 35-year-old photographer had paid 2.2 million pesos ($125,000) for the property, a significant amount in a country with a daily minimum wage of $4. But through hard work and with the help of a hefty bank loan, he made what he thought was a worthwhile life investment. Then on Tuesday, he heard via Whatsapp that his home had been flattened by the factor 7.1 earthquake that killed at least 295 people on Sept. 19. His life was saved by the fact he was away working, but ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ioan Grillo / Mexico City Tags: Uncategorized Mexico Source Type: news

South Africa: KZN Govt Pays Tribute to 'Dedicated, Caring' Nurse
[News24Wire] The KwaZulu-Natal government has paid tribute to a nurse who was so dedicated to his job that he once went as far as walking to patients to deliver antiretroviral drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Russian Hackers Targeted Voter Registration Systems in 21 States Before 2016 Election
The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. In most cases, they had not known until notified Friday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security officials tell the AP that in September hackers believed to be Russian agents targeted voter registration systems in more than 20 states. The disclosure to the states comes as a special counsel probes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Mulvihill / AP Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Election onetime States Source Type: news

University ’s ‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ Charged Prices Based on Race
(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — A bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after outraged opponents disrupted it. The group, Turning Point USA, set up what it called an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on campus Thursday with a sign advertising higher prices for Asians and Caucasians and cheaper prices for African Americans and Hispanics. William Witt, a Turning Point regional director, said the bake sale was aimed at generating a conversation about affirmative action programs. “Certain groups get different opportunities than othe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW New Mexico Source Type: news

President Trump Isn ’t Supporting the Trumpier Candidate in This Key Senate Race. Here’s Why
He’s outspoken, with no experience as a lawmaker, a track record of politically incorrect comments that have pundits on the Acela corridor widening their eyes and a deep belief that America needs to be made great again. Sound familiar? This is Roy Moore, the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who was removed from this position not once but twice — first in 2003, for refusing to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments he’d had installed in the state courthouse, and again in 2016, for defying the U.S. Supreme Court over its ruling on gay marriage. Now he’s running for Senate, but he&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized alabama Congress Donald Trump GOP onetime White House Source Type: news

Towns Forced to Evacuate After Guajataca Dam Fails in Puerto Rico
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — A failing dam prompted emergency evacuations of two towns in northwest Puerto Rico on Friday as the U.S. territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria’s wake. The National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday that the northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas, home to some 70,000 people, were being evacuated with buses because the nearby Guajataca Dam was failing. Details remained sketchy about the evacuation with communications hampered after the storm. The 345-yard (316-meter) dam holds back a manmade lake cover...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Woman who waited 2 months for abortion says N.S. plan to provide free pill means shame is over
Melanie Mackenzie waited two months for an abortion four years ago and says the government's plan to remove barriers to abortion will change lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Woman who waited 2 months for abortion says plan to provide free pill means shame is over
Melanie Mackenzie waited two months for an abortion four years ago and says the government's plan to remove barriers to abortion will change lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

The Trump Administration Could Change How its Travel Ban Works
The Trump Administration is considering replacing the so-called travel ban with more narrowly tailored travel and screening restrictions for foreigners coming to the United States. The changes are expected as a review period called for in the President’s executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries comes to a close. The review period ends on Sept. 24, but officials at the Department of Homeland would not confirm whether or not a decision would come before then. The Administration also did not say whether the six countries covered under the travel ban would be affected by the changes nor did it gi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Homeland Security Immigration White House Source Type: news

Vice President Pence Cited a Fake Thomas Jefferson Quote. Here ’s How to Avoid the Same Mistake
Politicians and pundits often cite the Founding Fathers to prove that their views on the role of government are in line with the original vision for American democracy. But misquoting them has also become something of a tradition in itself. The latest such gaffe happened on Fox & Friends on Thursday. In the course of a discussion about Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy’s bill to revamp the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, Vice President Mike Pence backed up his argument with these words: “Thomas Jefferson said, ‘Government that governs least governs best.’” Except Thomas Jefferson didn&r...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized founding fathers language politics Source Type: news

McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It
Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Graham, Lindsey Cassidy, Bill (1957- ) McCain, John Source Type: news

Worried About Getting Around London if Uber ’s Gone? Here Are 3 Alternatives
The news that London’s transportation agency declined to renew Uber’s operating license set off panic Friday as commuters could face the prospect of navigating without one of the city’s accessible forms of transport. But there are a few Uber alternatives in London for people who want to get around without their own car. Unfortunately for riders, Lyft is not one of them, as it doesn’t operate in London. The Underground, the city’s subway system, is of course an option, though the London Tube does have limited service during the late-night hours. And while busses and bicycles are also an option,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized london onetime Uber Source Type: news

It ’s Been One Year Since the World Took On Superbugs. Here’s What’s Changed
This week marks one year since world leaders met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 2016 and unanimously committed to tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The risks of not doing so were clear: a recent report estimated that if AMR continued to spread at its current rate, there would be up to 10 million deaths globally by 2050. On Thursday, leaders gathered once again, in a less formal setting near the UN, to discuss what progress has been made one year later. “We are not where we should be,” said Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer of England, during her keynote sp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized AMR antibiotic resistance antibiotics rise of the superbugs UNGA United Nations United Nations General Assembly what is antibiotic resistance Source Type: news

Tory Burch: Why Equal Pay Is Good Business
When I was fundraising for my company 15 years ago, I was told to never say the words “social responsibility” and “business” in the same sentence. Thankfully, in the ensuing years, corporate foundations and social responsibility have become a given for innovative companies. But astoundingly, 54 years after the United States passed the Equal Pay Act, women still do not have pay parity with men, especially women of color. Recently, the current U.S. Administration halted the equal pay data collection rule, which aimed to help close the wage gap by having large companies report what they pay employees ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tory Burch Tags: Uncategorized feminism Money The CEO Initiative Source Type: news

Local life sciences CEO scores rare legal victory against the IRS
A federal judge rejected the government ’s demand for more than $1 million in penalties for failing to disclose a Swiss bank account. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Blumenthal 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

‘I Had a Right to Be at Central’: Remembering Little Rock’s Integration Battle
It was late September 1957, and students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas had been in class for three weeks. Everyone, that is, but 14-year-old Carlotta Walls and eight other teenagers who were to be Central High’s first black students. They had been prevented from entering the school by an angry mob of citizens, backed up by a group of Arkansas National Guardsmen. But on Sept. 25, under escort by federal troops, Carlotta and her classmates walked up the front steps of Central High and into history. They became the highest-profile black students in the United States to integrate a formerly all-white sch...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lina Mai Tags: Uncategorized Civil Rights Education segregation Source Type: news