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President Trump saves the elephants of Zimbabwe: Big game hunting trophy ban to remain in place
(Natural News) Believe it or not, the murder of elephants with hunting rifles is routinely called “conservation” by government regulators. (Note carefully that human depopulation is also being promoted as a way to “save the planet” these days.) After government bureaucrats at the US Fish and Wildlife department announced a recent decision to allow big... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health 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

Canadians Root For An Underdog Health Policy Idea From The U.S.
A center created by the Affordable Care Act to foster innovations in health care is at risk in Donald Trump's U.S. But some Canadian health analysts see it as a model for curbing health care's cost.(Image credit: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shefali Luthra Source Type: news

Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs
(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, such as requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

The Latest: Trump lauds passage of GOP tax overhaul
President Donald Trump calls the House passage of the $1.5 trillion tax package "a big step" toward delivering on the Republican Party's promise of tax cuts by year's end (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears Trump Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears
The Trump administration's recent endorsement of work requirements in Medicaid and increased state flexibility is part of broader strategy to shrink the fast-growing program for the poor and advance conservative ideas that Republicans failed to get through Congress.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear
Wisconsin's Ron Johnson says he opposes the bill. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump urges House GOP to OK tax bill; Senate fate less clear
Wisconsin's Ron Johnson says he opposes the bill. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

We're in a post-truth world with eroding trust and accountability. It can't end well | N. J. Enfield
In our new normal, experts are dismissed and alternative facts flagrantly offered. This suspicion of specialists is part of a bigger problemWe often defer to others ’ expertise, and for good reason. The entire edifice of modern society only exists thanks to the division of labour, from construction to machine operation to medical treatment.The system works as long as we have trust in others ’ knowledge, skills and intentions.This trust is often tested, most notably of late in relation to those who specialise in politics. People-powered movements from anarchism to populism want to see equality of participation i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: N. J. Enfield Tags: Politics Donald Trump Pauline Hanson Australia news US news World news Climate change Science Source Type: news

We're in a post-truth world with eroding trust and accountability. It can't end well | Nick Enfield
In our new normal, experts are dismissed and alternative facts flagrantly offered. This suspicion of specialists is part of a bigger problemWe often defer to others ’ expertise, and for good reason. The entire edifice of modern society only exists thanks to the division of labour, from construction to machine operation to medical treatment.The system works as long as we have trust in others ’ knowledge, skills and intentions.This trust is often tested, most notably of late in relation to those who specialise in politics. People-powered movements from anarchism to populism want to see equality of participation i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nick Enfield Tags: Politics Donald Trump Pauline Hanson Australia news US news World news Climate change Science Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump arrives at Capitol to rally for tax bill
Trump presses fellow Republicans at Capitol as House nears vote on tax overhaul (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump at Capitol for pep rally as tax bill nears House vote
Wisconsin's Ron Johnson says he opposes the bill. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

House Republicans await audience with Trump on tax overhaul
President Donald Trump plans to visit House Republicans _ in what's shaping up as a pep rally as the GOP gets set to muscle a tax overhaul through the House (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Loophole May Protect Organisations From U.S. Abortion Gag Rule
[Bhekisisa] Experts say confusion over the rights of local healthcare workers to provide the service while receiving US funds only benefits Trump administration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

A Significant International Impact Has Always Been and Remains MEDICA and COMPAMED's Trump Card - Visitors Hail from over 130 Countries
13 - 16 November 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany. "MEDICA and COMPAMED have always had a high degree of international impact, and this remains their trump card. Top decision makers from around the world come together here and see the huge breadth of what we have on offer, which is the international frontrunner and has yet to be beaten”, Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, said, summing up the four-day run of the world's biggest medical trade fair and the international leading specialist trade fair for the supplier market for the medical technology industry. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Hospital, UMMC try to focus on health care, not political 'noise'
The Affordable Care Act has been in a state of flux as the Trump administration has taken aim at key elements of the law, in the form of funding cuts and lack of enforcement, that could destabilize the system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Trump nominates Big Pharma executive to run HHS, proving government has been hopelessly corrupted by the drug industry
(Natural News) There’s a new chief in town, Alex Azar, who, should he receive confirmation from Congress, will soon take over as head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). But not everyone is happy with this decision because Azar is the former president of Lilly USA, the American arm of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Treatments Face Off in US Trial
CHICAGO (AP) — The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse. The shot requires days of detox first and that proved to be a stumbling block for many. For those who made it past that hurdle, the shot Vivitrol worked about the same as an older treatment, Suboxone. Both drugs had high relapse rates and there were overdoses, including fatal ones, in the experiment in 570 adults. The study , published Tuesday in the journal Lancet, is the first to compare the two drugs in the United States, where an opioid addiction epidemic has do...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Treatments Face Off in US Trial
CHICAGO (AP) — The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse. The shot requires days of detox first and that proved to be a stumbling block for many. For those who made it past that hurdle, the shot Vivitrol worked about the same as an older treatment, Suboxone. Both drugs had high relapse rates and there were overdoses, including fatal ones, in the experiment in 570 adults. The study , published Tuesday in the journal Lancet, is the first to compare the two drugs in the United States, where an opioid addiction epidemic has do...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Jon Ronson webchat – post your questions now!
The journalist and screenwriter has hunted UFOs with Robbie Williams, hung out with secret US army battalions and played keyboards for Frank Sidebottom. He ’ll be around to answer your questions onWednesday 15 November at 2pm.3.03pmGMTID7573131 asks:On occasions when I can ’t sleep, I listen to you, usuallyJon Ronson On. I ’m practically word-perfect. Your voice has a cosy, comforting sound, and the quality of your thinking has a way of making the world seem less unsettling in the difficult 2-4am slot. What do you do when you can’t sleep? What or who reassures you? Is there anyone whose way of think...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Books Jon Ronson Culture Journalism Stage Film Media Psychology Source Type: news

AMA: Skimpier Coverage GOP Wants Must Include'Essential Benefits '
The American Medical Association opposes any effort by Congress or the Trump administration to gut Obamacare's essential health benefits via legislation or by waiver saying it would add to costs and hurt patients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

U.S. May Still Benefit From Climate Accord
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- Despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris Accord on climate change, the United States will benefit from international efforts to slow the global environmental threat, researchers say. Improvements in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal
Republicans also said they would set all of their tax cuts for individuals to expire at the end of 2025, but deep cuts in the corporate tax rate would be permanent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN and JIM TANKERSLEY Tags: United States Politics and Government Taxation Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Federal Taxes (US) Trump, Donald J Senate House of Representatives Republican Party Source Type: news

The rhetorical signature of Donald J. Trump
(Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania) Here we argue not simply that Trump's norm-shattering rhetoric deviates from that of his predecessors but also that his discursive patterns constitute a double-edged rhetorical identity or signature. This rhetorical signature both certified Trump's authenticity as a change candidate to a constituency eager for the disruption of politics as usual and now complicates his ability to govern in a political system still accustomed to those conventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NYT calls for Facebook to censor all pro-life websites by labeling them "fake news”
(Natural News) The American communist Left has begun an all-out push in the Age of President Donald J. Trump to completely destroy our history, culture and traditions, likely because they sense that our 45th president just may be the one capable of defeating them once and for all with his “MAGA” message. They are, of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump administration seeks to delay findings on pesticides
President Donald Trump's administration is seeking a two-year delay of an upcoming deadline to determine whether a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to endangered species (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump Urges Lawmakers to End Health Mandate, Cut Top Tax Rate Trump Urges Lawmakers to End Health Mandate, Cut Top Tax Rate
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday pushed lawmakers debating tax reform proposals in the Republican-controlled Congress to end the Obamacare individual mandate and cut the top income tax rate to 35%.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Past Heads of HHS? Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Past Heads of HHS?
President Trump is nominating Alex M. Azar to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health& Human Services. How much do you know about the former heads of HHS?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Test Yourself! Surprising Facts About Past Heads of HHS Test Yourself! Surprising Facts About Past Heads of HHS
President Trump is nominating Alex M. Azar to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health& Human Services. How much do you know about the former heads of HHS?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz 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

Health Highlights: Nov. 14, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump Picks Former Drug Company Executive to Lead HHS A former drug company executive has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trump Nominates Pharma Exec to Lead HHS
President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Monday that he is nominating Alex Azar to be the secretary of the Department of Health and Human... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Former Eli Lilly Executive Is Trump ’ s Choice for Health Secretary
Alex M. Azar II, a lawyer, was also a health official in the George W. Bush administration (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL D. SHEAR Tags: Appointments and Executive Changes United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Alex Azar Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

Short Takes
The 2017 meeting of the AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations, Engaging Policymakers: Opportunities for Biological Sciences Organizations, will be held in Washington, DC, on 4 December 2017. AIBS Council Representatives may now register for the meeting. Sam Clovis has withdrawn his nomination to serve as the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist. Clovis is a former Trump campaign official who was recently questioned by the Mueller investigation about what he knew about campaign team members' contacts with Russia. One former campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, has pled guilty to lying to the FBI. Email...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Risks ahead for U.S. tax push as disputes linger, Trump returns
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans pushed ahead on Monday on a U.S. tax code overhaul as a Senate panel considered the issue, but risks lay ahead with major intraparty disputes unsettled and President Donald Trump returning soon from Asia as the debate heats up. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he is nominating former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for health secretary post
Turning to an industry he's rebuked, U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday he wants Alex Azar, a former deputy for the health department-turned-pharmaceutical executive, to be his health secretary. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference
The US administration ’s attempt to portray fossil fuels as vital to reducing poverty and saving US jobs is ridiculed in BonnThe Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN ’sclimate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels were vital to reducing poverty around the world and to saving jobs in the US.While Donald Trump ’s special adviser on energy and environment, David Banks, said cutting emissions was a US priority, “energy security, economic prosperity are higher priorities”, he said. “The president has a respon...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington in Bonn Tags: Bonn climate change conference Coal Climate change scepticism Trump administration US news Energy Environment Fossil fuels Science World news Source Type: news

Trump HHS pick: Pharma insider with history of raising drug prices
Trump has announced his pick to replace Tom Price as head of HHS and he's a pharma insider with a history of raising drug prices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's HHS pick was a pharma insider as drug prices skyrocketed
Trump has announced his pick to replace Tom Price as head of HHS and he's a pharma insider with a history of raising drug prices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump turns to drug industry for his new health secretary
President Donald Trump picks former top drug company and government executive to be his next health secretary (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump to lawmakers: cut health mandate, top tax bracket
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged lawmakers on Monday to slash the top tax rate paid by the wealthy and end the Obamacare individual healthcare mandate, even as he praised their work so far on tax reform in the Republican-controlled Congress. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump to tap ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump Picks Ex-Pharma Exec Alex Azar to Head HHS Trump Picks Ex-Pharma Exec Alex Azar to Head HHS
Azar, who served in HHS before, will be Trump ’ s point person for reducing the cost of prescription drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Trump nominates ex-Big Pharma exec as new health secretary
Tom Price resigned Sept. 29 amid investigations into his use of charter jets. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Politics Source Type: news

Trump urges lawmakers to end health mandate, cut top tax rate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday pushed lawmakers debating tax reform proposals in the Republican-controlled Congress to end the Obamacare individual mandate and cut the top income tax rate to 35 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump nominates pharma insider Azar to lead HHS
The Trump administration today nominated Alex Azar, who spent nearly 10 years at Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) after working in the second Bush administration, as secretary of the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. The former HHS head, Dr. Tom Price, resigned in September after days of fending off criticism over chartered flights he took on the public dime. Price racked up roughly $1 million in private and government air travel in just seven months, according to Politico. “It’s a great pick for where the agency is right now,” Lanhee Chen, who worked with Azar on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presiden...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) personnel-moves Source Type: news

Trump to tap ex-pharma executive Azar as health secretary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news