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The Latest: Sen. Cruz says he's against GOP health bill
Sen. Ted Cruz says he's against the Republican bill that would erase much of President Barack Obama's health law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Difference Between President Trump and President Obama ’s Reactions to the NFL Kneeling Movement
Almost a year after Colin Kaepernick first knelt as the U.S. national anthem played ahead of a game, his silent protest has once again become the subject of national attention — this time, because President Trump has launched a days-long tirade at players who have joined the movement. But while a year ago, it was the act of kneeling in protest police treatment of African Americans that captured the most attention, in 2017, it appears to be Trump’s unconventional response to the act. Since Friday, the Commander in Chief has called for NFL fans to walk out of games if they saw a player kneel, and added on Twitter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

GOP Health Care Bill in Limbo After Another Republican Senator ’s Support Waivers
(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party’s drive to uproot President Barack Obama’s health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread. Already two GOP senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona, have said they would vote against the legislation, and if Collins, a Maine moderate, were to join them, the bill would die. All Democratic senators oppose the measure, so “no” votes from three of the 52 GOP senators would kill the plan. “It’s very difficult for me to e...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Congress onetime White House Source Type: news

Melania Trump Will Meet With Justin Trudeau and Prince Harry in First Solo Trip Abroad
(WASHINGTON) — Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady. She’s leading the U.S. delegation to an international sporting event for wounded service members, her first solo trip outside the United States to represent her adopted country. On the agenda for daylong stop Saturday in Toronto: a first-time meeting with Britain’s Prince Harry, who founded the Invictus Games in 2014; a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; remarks a reception for the nearly 100 American athletes participating in the weeklong Olympic-style competition; and attending the opening ceremony. Her dec...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized Melania Trump onetime World Source Type: news

Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation
President Donald Trump has returned to Twitter to take on Republican senators who aren't backing the latest GOP effort to repeal and repeal the Obama-era health law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Country Is Torn Over Betsy DeVos ’ New Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines
The U.S. Education Department rolled back Obama-era Title IX guidelines on investigating cases of sexual assault on campus Friday, prompting criticism from victims’ rights groups and cheers from organizations representing people accused of assault. “Today, Betsy DeVos and the Trump Administration chose to tip the scales in favor of rapists and perpetrators,” the group End Rape on Campus said in a statement. “Rolling back this guidance is an affront to the students, survivors, and allies who have fought to bring the sexual assault epidemic out of the shadows.” One key change in the new interim ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized Betsy DeVos Education onetime 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

Jay Z Says President Donald Trump ‘Is a Joke’
While Jay Z has always taken an interest in politics — both he and wife Beyoncé campaigned for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in past elections — he’s been particularly outspoken recently about causes he feels passionately about, whether it’s the war on drugs or jail system. It appears that the Brooklyn rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is now taking the same vocal approach when it comes to President Donald Trump and his administration. In an interview with BBC Radio 1 on Friday, he shared that he found the Trump presidency to be “a joke,” but that he remains hopeful...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Donald Trump Jay-z Newsfeed politics viral Source Type: news

‘Homosexual Conduct Should Be Illegal,’ and 5 Other Things GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Has Said
Republicans in Alabama will go to the polls Tuesday to choose their party’s candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became President Donald Trump’s Attorney General. The incumbent candidate is Luther Strange, the former state Attorney General who has been holding Sessions’ seat on an interim basis — and who has Trump’s endorsement. But the frontrunner is Roy Moore, a 70-year-old former Chief Justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court. He was suspended from his post last year, after bucking the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. On his campaign webs...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized alabama Campaigns Congress GOP onetime Roy Moore Senate Source Type: news

Rand Paul: GOP ’s ‘Fake Repeal’ Health Bill Is Setting Up a ‘Perpetual Food Fight’
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP’s last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law. Paul fired back, calling the Senate bill “fake repeal” and saying the White House just wants a victory without caring about the legislation’s details. “Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as “the Republican who saved ObamaCare,” Trump tweeted. It was Trump’s second attack in three days on Paul, R-Ky., for so far being the only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Fram / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress Health Care onetime Source Type: news

Betsy DeVos Rescinds Obama-Era Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines
(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault. In a statement Friday, DeVos says, “Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head-on.” But she adds, “The process also must be fair and impartial, giving everyone more confidence in its outcomes.” The temporary guidance will be in place while the Education Department gathers com...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Betsy DeVos Donald Trump onetime White House Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel: If Trump Is Qualified to Talk Health Care, So Am I
The most unlikely crusader against Senate Republicans’ latest push to repeal Obamacare has been late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who kept up the charge for a third night on Thursday. Kimmel’s latest pushback came after President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday night on Twitter that he would not sign the new Senate bill, known as Graham-Cassidy, “if it did not include coverage of pre-existing conditions. It does!” Kimmel objected to this — just as many health care experts have. “For Donald Trump, this isn’t about the Graham-Cassidy bill,” Kimmel said. “It’s a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Healthcare Jimmy Kimmel Obamacare onetime Television Source Type: news

A Brief History of North Korea ’s Insults Toward World Leaders
The war of words continues to escalate between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who on Thursday referred to the head of state as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” This most recent barb followed Trump’s remarks at his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York, where he warned that the U.S. would “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies. It is rare to hear such language from an American leader, but not so from Pyongyang. State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has been the vessel for many an insult over the years, directe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Kim ’s Threat to Detonate a Bomb in the Pacific Should Make Us All Very Afraid
We are a long way from hamburgers. In a bout of blistering invective rare even for cantankerous North Korea, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has taken personal aim at Donald Trump, vowing to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” in response to the U.S. President’s threat during his inaugural speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to “totally destroy” the Hermit Kingdom if it did not halt its weapons program. (A “dotard” is a mentally frail old person.) Kim’s tirade came just as Trump signed a new executive order ramping up sanctions agai...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Hydrogen Bomb insults Kim Jong Un North Korea Pacific United Nations Source Type: news

She ’s Planning for College. But She’ll Miss President Trump’s Deadline to Avoid Deportation
Like many high school seniors, Indira Marquez Robles thinks a lot about her future. She knows what college she wants to go to (Bryn Mawr) and what she wants to be when she grows up (an immigration attorney) but she also doesn’t know if she’ll be at risk for deportation in the next six months. Marquez Robles is a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, an Obama-era program that has shielded over 700,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, allowed them to get work permits and Social Security numbers, travel abroad and obtain a driver’s license. But on Sept. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Congress DACA Donald Trump dreamers Immigration White House 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

Alabama Senate Runoff Is a Big Test of President Trump ’s Political Muscle
(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — It’s Trump versus Trumpland. President Donald Trump’s political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He’s campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most ardent supporters, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon. Motivated by personal loyalty and a sense that the race is newly competitive, Trump heads to Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange, appointed in February to temporarily fill the seat that opened up when Jeff Session...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Catherine Lucey and Kim Chandler Tags: Uncategorized Congress Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

U.S. Considers Limiting Military Ties to Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis
The Trump Administration is considering limiting U.S. ties with Myanmar’s military in response to its recent violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, a White House official tells TIME. In the past three weeks, more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority group, have fled their homes in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in what the United Nations human rights chief has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” “Until Burma’s security forces act in accordance with the rule of law and stop the violence and displacement, moving forward with such engagement will be diffic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Dias Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Military myanmar Pentagon Source Type: news

President Trump ’s Iran Deal Decision
President Donald Trump is keeping even fellow world leaders in the dark on his plans for the Iran nuclear deal. “Prime Minister May [of the U.K.] asked him if he would share it with her and he said no,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday. Trump is said to be exploring ways to not fully end the deal, but rather to try to toughen its conditions or shift the burden to Congress on whether to impose additional sanctions. TIME’s Philip Elliott explores the tortured state of the Democratic Party in this week’s cover story. Robert Mueller’s investigation is squeezing Paul M...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms
Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, the eight-term Congressman sounds almost as frustrated with his own party. Popping fistfuls of almonds in the backseat, Ryan gripes about its fixation on divisive issues and its “demonization” of business owners. Ryan, 44, was briefly considered for the role of Hillary Clinton’s running mate last year. Now he sounds ready to brawl with his political kin. “We’re going to have a fight,” Ryan says. “There’s no question about it.&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Youngstown, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized democratic party Source Type: news

Trump Tells African Leaders His Friends Go There to ‘Get Rich.’ Awkward Silence Follows
U.S. President Donald Trump was met with silence from African leaders Wednesday when he tried to congratulate them for the economic progress the continent has made. “Africa has tremendous business potential. I’ve so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich,” Trump told them at a luncheon Wednesday in New York, according to CNBC. “I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money,” he said. Trump reportedly paused for laughter or applause, but none ensued. The suggestion that wealthy Americans might be trying to enrich themselves in Africa would have been a sensitive one...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Africa Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

Republicans plan healthcare vote; Obama and TV host denounce bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obama defends health care law amid last-ditch effort to repeal and replace
The Graham-Cassidy health care bill would keep Obamacare's taxes in place, but turn most of the revenues over to the states to come up with their own health care systems. Former President Obama argued Wednesday that some states might allow insurers to once again charge more for pre-existing conditions. Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republicans plan healthcare vote, Obama and TV host denounce bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive
A brew of political pressures has pumped fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Read Barack Obama ’s Speech Bashing the GOP’s ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
In conclusion, each of us can make a difference, and I know I’m preaching to the choir here because otherwise you wouldn’t be a goalkeeper. But many of you are young and maybe have only seen forward momentum and may not have seen backward momentum yet. Many of you may confront hurdles and roadblocks and disappointments in the future. And when that happens, that’s the test. The test is not how you feel when things are going good or when you are at a cool conference in New York with Bill and Melinda Gates, and Will I Am. The test is when you’re in the field and you’re on the ground and you are d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama onetime Source Type: news

Republicans set healthcare vote, Obama and TV host denounce plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Barack Obama Criticizes ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Barack Obama waded into the debate on healthcare Tuesday, sharply criticizing Republicans’ last-ditch attempts to repeal his signature legislative achievement. “When I see those people trying to undo that hard-won progress, for the 50th or 60th time, with a bill that will raise costs, reduce coverage, and roll back protections for older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions … it’s aggravating,” Obama said Wednesday during a keynote speech at Goalkeepers, an event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He noted that there is no “demonstrable economic, actuarial, or ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama Bill Gates climate change Congress DACA Donald Trump dreamers Health Care Immigration Obamacare onetime Paris Climate Deal White House Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson, Senators Back Near Health Law Repeal Effort
Arkansas' Republican governor said Tuesday he backs a revived effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, and the state's two GOP senators said they also support the legislation. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How President Trump ’s Iran Criticism Affects North Korea
President Trump teased Wednesday that he has reached a conclusion on whether to re-certify the Iran nuclear accord, which he has been blasting since his time as a candidate. Trump faces an October deadline to affirm Iran’s compliance with the letter of the agreement, and he told reporters that he has made a decision about what to do. The stakes are high not just for the immediate region, but for the world. The nuclear agreement, which Trump and GOP critics have called a bad deal, allowed Iran to continue its destabilizing activities in the region, but the Obama-reached accord is also viewed as a model for a potential...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal
President Trump is pushing GOP senators to get behind the latest effort to pass a new health care overall to replace the Obama-era law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump Called a U.S.-Australia Refugee Swap ‘Dumb.’ But the First Refugees Will Soon Arrive in the U.S.
A refugee deal between Australia and the U.S., which President Donald Trump described earlier this year as “dumb,” will proceed in the coming weeks. The first group of refugees, currently held in Australian detention facilities in Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, are expected to soon depart, according to a statement released Wednesday by Australia’s immigration ministry. About 50 refugees have been accepted by the U.S., Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in an interview with Australian media. “I just want to thank again, President Trump for continuing with that arrangement,” he...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Australia Foreign Policy migration onetime 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

Cuba Denies Role in ‘Sonic Attacks’ That Left U.S. Diplomats With Brain Damage
(NEW YORK) — The Cuban government on Tuesday again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana. Cuba also strongly objected to President Donald Trump’s critical comments about the island in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. At a meeting on law enforcement cooperation in Washington on Tuesday, Cuba’s top diplomat for the Americas, Josefina Vidal, said Cuba has never and would never commit or allow what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has described as “health attacks” on any foreign diplomat on its ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba onetime Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Backs Renewed Health Law Repeal Effort
Arkansas' Republican governor is backing a revived effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, saying the latest measure addresses his concerns that past proposals would have shifted too much in cost to the states. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

France ’s Macron Says the Paris Climate Deal Is Not Up for Debate
French President Emmanuel Macron threw down the gauntlet to President Trump on the Paris climate agreement on Tuesday, saying the environmental accord will not be renegotiated to favor the U.S. During his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Macron said “[the deal] can be improved, we can have new contributions, but we will not backtrack.” Of the accord, he said, “it binds us. It brings together us.” His speech comes after reports suggest that Trump’s administration will following through on the President’s promise to withdraw from the accord, unless a more favora...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized France politics United Nations Source Type: news

The Latest: Pence says White House 'all in' on repeal
Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is "all in" on a last-ditch effort by Republicans to undermine former President Barack Obama's health care law. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

President Trump ’s Pick for Russian Ambassador: ‘No Question’ Moscow Interfered in Election
(WASHINGTON) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes. Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Huntsman struck a tough tone amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The relationship has been marred in recent months by a series of expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic missions. “There is no question that the Russian government interfered in the U.S....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Lardner / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress diplomacy onetime russia Source Type: news

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain
Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

The Latest: Ryan rooting for Senate GOP health care overhaul
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is encouraging every Republican senator to vote for the latest, last-ditch effort in the Senate to dismantle 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

These 10 Photos Show Off the National Monuments Trump May Target
In late August, Interior Dept. Secretary Ryan Zinke sent President Donald Trump the results of an unprecedented review. Trump had tasked him with deciding whether 27 national monuments — protected areas that presidents can designate using the Antiquities Act — should remain as they are or be modified. The question divided communities from coast to coast, with supporters arguing that monuments are important to preserve landmarks and animal habitats, while opponents argued that the designations are examples of government overreach and disrupt economic activity like fishing and logging. Millions of public comments...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized National Monuments 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

Sean Spicer ‘Absolutely’ Regrets Attacking Reporters Over President Trump’s Inauguration Crowd Size
Following his surprise appearance at the 2017 Emmys, Sean Spicer says he regrets making false claims to the press during his first briefing under President Trump. “Of course I do, absolutely,” Spicer told the New York Times of regretting his infamous claim about the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration. The former White House Press Secretary got off on the wrong foot with the media almost immediately following Trump’s swearing-in to office in January by doubling down on incorrect assertions that Trump’s inauguration drew the “largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.”...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime sean spicer Television White House Source Type: news

Improve Radiology Departments by Adopting EMRs
In his 2004 State of the Union address, then-President George W. Bush advocated for electronic medical records (EMRs), proclaiming, “By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care.” The Bush Administration pushed EMRs to the tune of billions of dollars in grants and other incentives. The trend was continued throughout the Obama Administration as well. Now, after more than a decade with EMRs as a public policy priority, EMRs have been adopted by many hospitals as primary methods of managing patient information. Almost every department shares patient infor...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Zach Parker Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Sean Spicer ’s Emmys Appearance Rewarded His Lies With Fame
“This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmys, period — both in person and around the world.” So declared Sean Spicer, the supposed-to-be disgraced former press secretary, during a surprise guest at the Emmys last night. If Hollywood is a hotbed of anti-Trump sentiment, you wouldn’t have known it last night. After his brief appearance making fun of the most famous time he lied to the American people, the supposedly-disgraced press secretary posed backstage for pictures with celebs. Gross. I’m all in support of well-placed humor, especially for politicians. (I just wrote a book on ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Litt Tags: Uncategorized 2017 emmys Television 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

Here Are All the Times Donald Trump Bashed the United Nations Before Speaking There
President Trump will make his first appearance at the United Nations this week, delivering a speech and meeting with members of a body that he criticized during his campaign. As a proponent of an “America First” approach to international relations, Trump will be closely watched by U.S. allies and adversaries during his address before the General Assembly on Tuesday, and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said last week that people should expect tough talk. “I personally think he slaps the right people, he hugs the right people, and he comes out with [the] U.S. being very strong, in the end,” she said. Ahe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy onetime United Nations White House Source Type: news

Interior Secretary Recommends Shrinking 6 National Monuments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed. A leaked memo from Zinke to President Donald Trump recommends that two Utah monuments – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante — be reduced, along with Nevada’s Gold Butte and Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou. Two marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean also would be reduced under Zinke’s memo, which has not been officially released. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the memo, which was first...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized National Parks onetime Source Type: news