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Trump Open to Dropping Healthcare Provision in Senate Tax Bill Trump Open to Dropping Healthcare Provision in Senate Tax Bill
U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

President Trump Says Ban on Elephant Remains Will Stay For Now
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elements shot for sport. The agency said encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs. Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision. On Friday, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

Michelle Obama Just Gave The Best Life Advice For The Trump Era
A mental health expert breaks down how effective her tips are. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs
In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Obama, Barack Trump, Donald J Charlottesville (Va) Source Type: news

Obama health mandate now target of GOP in big tax bill
The Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers, as they look to end the individual mandate to help pay for tax cuts. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Grass Is Green for Medtech on the Emerald Isle
You don’t have to be a medtech veteran to have heard of Ireland’s ties to the industry. Still, even those who have spent years working in medical devices and diagnostics may be surprised to learn that 14 of the top 15 global medtech companies—including Boston Scientific, DePuy Synthes, Medtronic, Teleflex, and many more—have facilities in Ireland. Why Ireland? Just what is drawing medtech to Ireland? The country has gained recognition as a frequent target for corporate inversion deals that enable companies to fall under more favorable corporate tax rates, but a 12.5% tax rate is just part of what br...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Sessions open to idea of Clinton Foundation special counsel
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and a uranium deal during the Obama administration (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Politics Source Type: news

Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs
The Obama administration sped up programs aiming to pay doctors based on quality instead of quantity. The Trump administration is slowing them down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATE ZERNIKE Tags: United States Politics and Government Medicare Doctors Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

Eurek-baa: Scientists Say Sheep Can Recognize Celebrity Faces
The sheep were able to recognize Emma Watson, Barack Obama and Jake Gyllenhaal. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is it ... Baa-rack Obama? Sheep able to recognise celebrities, say neuroscientists
Sheep able to distinguish pictures of celebrities from unfamiliar faces with near-human accuracy, with implications for research into Huntington ’s diseaseIt has all the makings of a pub quiz teaser: what do Barack Obama, Emma Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal and the British TV presenter Fiona Bruce have in common? The answer, courtesy of neuroscientists in Cambridge, is that all have been recognised by sheep.The unlikely connection emerges from work on the face recognition skills of a Welsh Mountain breed that belongs to a university flock. Having trained the animals on mugshots of the four, scientists found the sheep could ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Science Genetics Neuroscience Biology Source Type: news

Trump administration moves ahead with Obama menu-label law
The Trump administration is moving ahead with a law from the Obama years that will require calorie counts to appear on menus at restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mainers set to vote on whether to expand Medicaid
Voters in Maine are headed to the polls Tuesday to decide if they want to join 31 other states and expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

People use conspiracy theories as 'emotional remedies'
Conspiracy theories tend to be believed by those who have lost influence. When President Obama was elected, a conspiracy surrounding his birth place arose and some demanded to see his birth certificate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ryan says health insurance mandate part of GOP tax talks
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law's requirement that people have insurance coverage or pay a penalty. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health care enrollment counselors facing stiff challenges
Nonprofits and health care groups around the country are feeling the pressure in what is shaping up as the most challenging enrollment season for former President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UCLA scientists contribute to plan for how U.S. can deliver on 2016 cancer ‘moonshot’ initiative
In 2016, the Obama administration announced it intended to fund a new research initiative aimed at curing cancer. The cancer “moonshot,” as it was called, generated much fanfare and inspired new hope for research breakthroughs to come. But for the U.S. to deliver on that goal, a fundamental shift in how research is conducted and care is provided would be required, according to a report published today in the Lancet Oncology.Two UCLA cancer research pioneers, Dr. Patricia Ganz and Dr. Roshan Bastani, are among the 54 scientists who make up the Lancet Oncology Commission, which authored the report. The ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Maine Medicaid expansion vote seen as 'Obamacare' referendum
A pillar of former President Barack Obama's health care law faces a test in Maine, where voters will decide whether to expand Medicaid (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Maine Medicaid expansion vote seen as Obamacare referendum
A pillar of former President Barack Obama's health care law faces a test in Maine, where voters will decide whether to expand Medicaid (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Here is American University President Sylvia Burwell's advice for the next HHS secretary
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the new president of American University, has some advice for the next chief of U.S. Health and Human Services Department, an agency she had led before taking the university's reins. Get out of the office. "As much as you can, get out," said Burwell, who was Health secretary in the Obama administration, at a health reform conference held Friday at the university's law school. "It's hard. It's a large department you're managing. But the more you can talk to — whether it's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

NIH awards grants for brain cell atlas
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the University of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH awards this year's BRAIN grants NIH releases 1st round of BRAIN research money President Obama launches brain research initiative (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Judge: Trump doesn't have to resume health care subsidies
U.S. judge will not force Trump administration to immediately resume paying health care subsidies under Obama's health law . (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judiciary Chair Claims Internal Docs Reveal Obama DOJ'Slush Fund '
Internal U.S. Department of Justice documents confirm the existence of a department “slush fund” under the Obama Administration and that DOJ officials “went out of their way” to exclude conservative groups, the head of the House Judiciary Committee told fellow lawmakers Tuesday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Congressional investigations closing in on the MASSIVE Obama-Clinton corruption behind Trump dossier, Uranium One deal
(Natural News) It may be too much to hope for, but it appears that we may actually be getting closer to the day when some of the most corrupt politicians in recent memory — Bill and Hillary Clinton, along with President Obama and several of his Cabinet officials — will finally be held legally responsible... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Congressional Watchdog Is Warning Washington to Prepare for Costly Climate Change
The U.S. federal government should adopt a strategy to manage climate change risks, as their cost to the government may rise as much as $35 billion per year by mid-century, a congressional watchdog office report released on Monday said. The report from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office comes as Congress weighs aid packages for U.S. victims of deadly hurricanes and wildfires that struck in 2017, with losses already estimated at more than $300 billion. President Donald Trump, a climate change doubter, rolled back Obama administration directives requiring federal agencies to prepare plans to address climate ri...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Valerie Volcovici / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized climate change Disaster Environment onetime overnight Source Type: news

Iowa pulls request to opt out of Obamacare requirements
(Reuters) - Iowa on Monday withdrew a request to waive some Obamacare rules to help shore up its struggling healthcare insurance market, marking a setback in efforts by Republican-governed states to sidestep requirements of the Obama-era law. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Keller @ Large: Rep. Stephen Lynch ‘ Stunned ’ By Opioid Maneuvering In Congress
BOSTON (CBS) – Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-8th District) says he was “stunned” by the March 2016 maneuvering by GOP leaders in Congress to pass a bill curbing federal power to crackdown on suspected opioid distribution scofflaw. “It never came up for a roll call vote,” Lynch said. Instead, as a 60 Minutes/Washington Post expose has documented, the bill breezed through both branches by unanimous consent – no debate or vote – before being signed into law by then-President Obama. “This was treated like the naming of a post office or something like that,” says Lynch in a WBZ-TV i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Politics Syndicated Local Jon Keller Keller @ Large opioid crisis Rep Stephen Lynch Source Type: news

Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Communist infiltration of the U.S. Congress exposed in mind-blowing interview with documentary filmmaker
(Natural News) There are few people in this world who are more passionate and more dedicated to exposing the centralization of power within the United States federal government than conservative author and filmmaker Trevor Loudon. Mr. Loudon has had dozens of accomplishments in just the past ten years, including discovering the relationship between Barack Obama... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for October 17, 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. Less than half of healthcare professionals think medtech brands meet needs Roughly two-fifths of healthcare professionals say medical device brands aren’t meeting expectations, and failure to offer flexible contract optio...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

VA head Shulkin under consideration for HHS head
Current US Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is slated for an interview as a candidate to lead the Dept. of Health and Human Services, replacing recently resigned HHS Secretary Tom Price, according to a Wall Street Journal report. VA Secretary Shulkin, a holdover from the Obama administration, is being considered among several candidates to replace Price who resigned late last month, according to the report. The HHS is currently being led by deputy secretary Eric Hargan, a former Greenberg Traurig attorney out of the Chicago office who was assigned to the role last week. Price resigned last month amid a...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Wall Street Beat Capitol Hill U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Source Type: news

Absolute must-watch: 60 Minutes on how pharmaceutical distributors fueled the opioid crisis
In a blockbuster investigation carried out along with the Washington Post, 60 Minutes’ Bill Whitaker looks into allegations that powerful pharmaceutical distributors helped advance the current opioid crisis by fulfilling patently suspicious orders for prescription opioids. The piece cites one example where a pharmacy in a West Virginia town with a population of several hundred ordered and received millions of opioid pills. The main source for the piece is Joe Rannazzisi, former head of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Office of Diversion Control. Rannazzisi charges that as his office was planning to prosecute some...
Source: The Poison Review - October 16, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical 60 minutes DEA drug enforcement agency opioid crisis washington post Source Type: news

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories
William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law of parsimony,” better known today as “Occam’s razor.” According to the razor principle, the simplest explanation for an event is almost always the best; shave away any extraneous assumptions, and what you’ve got left is usually the truth. That’s not exactly the way conspiracy theorists think. Either Barack Obama was actually born in Hawaii, or an international plot unfolded over multiple decades to conceal his Kenyan birthplace and in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior beliefs climate change Conspiracy Theories healthytime JFK moon landings Science the brain vaccines Source Type: news

The Latest: Physician groups condemn Trump insurer decision
Six physician groups are condemning a Trump administration decision to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump calls subsidies near 'payoff' to insurers
President Donald Trump is defending his decision to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump to Issue Stop-payment Order on Health Care Subsidies
In a move likely to roil America's insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Democrat says party won't cave on 'Obamacare'
Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer says "threats and bullying" from President Donald Trump are not going to force Democrats to repeal the Obama health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: AG defends Trump halt to payments to insurers
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending the Trump administration decision to stop making payments to insurers under the Obama health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies
President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy
President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that he has been trying to unravel for months (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare
President Trump is expected to issue an order on Thursday to allow the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some Affordable Care Act rules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Small Business Executive Orders and Memorandums Trump, Donald J Obama, Barack Source Type: news

Mom remembers days when her kids couldn't breathe
The Trump administration's plan to repeal Obama's Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce power plant emissions, could have serious health consequences, warn advocates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday his agency's plans to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, the sweeping Obama-era rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health impact of Trump environmental repeal
The Trump administration's plan to repeal Obama's Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce power plant emissions, could have serious health consequences, warn advocates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One year later: Abbey D ’Agostino reflects on her Olympic moment
It’s August during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Abbey D’Agostino is a runner in the 5,000-meter preliminary heat. She smiles and waves at the camera as it pans in front of the participants at their starting blocks — a positive, self-assured smile that stands out amongst the competitive grimaces around her. In this moment, she is where all track and field athletes aspire to be — at the pinnacle of their sport in an Olympic stadium. From injured to inspired With about a mile to go in the event, Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand is running in front of D’Agostino when she stumbl...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories ACL injury ACL injury prevention ACL surgery Dr. Mininder Kocher Sports Medicine Division Source Type: news

Health Groups Slam EPA Plan to Repeal Power Plant Emissions Rule
(MedPage Today) -- Obama plan would have drastically reduced coal pollution (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

EPA Chief Announces Reversal Of Obama-Era Curbs On Coal Plants
In a speech in Kentucky on Monday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said the old rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide were tantamount to declaring war on the coal industry.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law
President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health law. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Obama admin deliberately put firearms into the hands of drug dealers who killed more people than died in Las Vegas
(Natural News) Left-wing Democrats and their hypocrite allies in Hollywood and the media have blamed Republicans, conservatives, the NRA, and the Trump administration for what happened in Las Vegas last weekend, with many actually blaming the noted and respected gun rights organization for putting the guns Stephen Paddock used to kill 58 people and wound... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Rolls Back Birth Control Mandate
New rules vastly expand religious exemptions from an Obama-era requirement for employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Birth Control and Family Planning United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Sessions, Jefferson B III Freedom of Religion Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Trump rolls back access to free birth control
The new rule could strip birth control coverage from millions of women, demolishing an Obama provision. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news