Tag: Health

Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Could Expand To More Countries Soon

The Apple Watch ECG feature has proven to be quite a literal lifesaver. Unfortunately, the feature is only available in the US because due to the different regulations used around the world by different governments, Apple will need to work their way through various regulatory hurdles before it finds its way to more markets, similar […]

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Pennsylvania Republicans to Revive Bill Banning Down Syndrome Abortions

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans is pursuing legislation that would make abortions to end the lives of Down syndrome babies illegal. Republican State Sen. Scott Martin of Lancaster County said as he shared a stage with his colleagues, including House Speaker Mike Turzai, that he is sponsoring the measure because “a lot of the folks […]

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GoFundMe says anti-vaccine fundraising campaigns violate terms of service, will be taken down

“We are conducting a thorough review and will remove any campaigns currently on the platform.” — GoFundMe Online fundraising service GoFundMe says any campaigns created on the platform that promote misinformation about vaccines automatically violate its terms of service, and will be removed. Anti-vax grifters have reportedly raised over $170,000 for their bogus anti-science message […]

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Democrats Introduce Equality Act to Cement Gender Ideology into Federal Law

House Democrats introduced the Equality Act last week, a measure that would ensure gender ideology — i.e., transgender bathrooms, forced preferred pronoun use, and biological men playing women’s sports, etc. — is cemented into federal law. H.R. 5, which was introduced with 239 co-sponsors, states its purpose is to “prohibit discrimination on the basis of […]

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World Health Organization joins fight against lax genetic editing standards

It’s now been several months since Chinese scientist He Jiankui revealed that he had successfully edited the genes of human embryos, which were then carried to term, resulting in the first genetically modified humans. His work was quickly shunned by all corners of the scientific community, and his fate remains unknown. Last week, a large […]

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What is irritable bowel syndrome? A gastroenterologist tells us there’s no reason to be embarrassed about IBS

IBS Symptoms, Causes And More Of Your Questions Answered – HelloGiggles What is irritable bowel syndrome? A gastroenterologist tells us there’s no reason to be embarrassed about IBS this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Health industry lobbyists are posing as “ordinary citizens who don’t want Medicare for All”

Here are some “ordinary citizens” who have recently been featured in the press as people who are completely OK with the state of American healthcare and totally opposed to Medicare for All or any other project to reform America’s worst-in-the-world health care system: “Mustafa Tameez, businessman, Texas” (Tameez is managing director at Texas-based Outreach Strategists, […]

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Scientists are trying to make the International Space Station’s bathroom a little less gross

The International Space Station is like no other place on Earth, and not just because it’s not actually on Earth at all. The orbiting laboratory is inhabited by crews of scientists that live there for months before being changed out for fresh faces, and this poses a huge challenge when it comes to cleanliness. It’s […]

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AI classifies emotions from EEG data

An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a noninvasive brain-monitoring test that involves placing electrodes along the scalp to send signals to a computer for analysis. EEGs have been widely used to study swallowing, classify mental states, and diagnose neuropsychiatric disorders such as neurogenic pain and epilepsy, but some researchers believe they have unexplored potential. In a […]

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Shrill talks about plus-size women and the morning-after pill when the medical community won’t

Shrill Talks Plus-Size Women And Morning After Pill When Doctors Won’t – HelloGiggles Shrill talks about plus-size women and the morning-after pill when the medical community won’t this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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New York judge bans dozens of unvaccinated students from attending classes

Parents of unvaccinated kids in New York were forced to rethink their decision to skirt public health practices this week when a judge banned 50 children from attending Green Meadow Waldorf School. The private school is located in Rockland County, New York, which CBS News reports has already tallied 146 confirmed cases of measles this […]

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Obama Administration Refused to Declare Public Health Emergency for Fentanyl

The Washington Post on Wednesday published a searing indictment of the Obama administration for disregarding a plea from health experts to declare a public health emergency for overdoses from fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid that was already racking up a body count in 2016 and would go on to kill thousands of people over the […]

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Joni Ernst, Mike Lee Introduce Bill to ‘Modernize’ American Paid Family Leave Policies

Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced legislation Tuesday that would expand Americans’ access to paid family leave and help families better balance work and family. Ernst and Lee, two conservative senators, introduced the CRADLE Act, which would allow parents to obtain one, two, or three months’ leave by  postponing activating their Social […]

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Finland ironically becomes latest front in global 5G health battle

Finland has played a large role in developing and deploying 5G cellular technologies. Now a small group of Finnish citizens is trying to stop the spread of 5G base stations, suggesting that their higher levels of electromagnetic radiation may threaten human health. Currently backed by over 2,300 supporters, Helena Ertz’s petition […]

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Tennessee and Georgia State Houses Pass Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bans

The state Houses in Georgia and Tennessee have passed measures that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected — usually six or seven weeks into pregnancy. In Atlanta, Georgia, the legislation passed Thursday night, 93-73, but not without significant debate and tension. Some Democrats made a point of walking out before […]

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