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Office of Health Transformation Director Greg Moody says Congress has not re-authorized money for CHIP, the children's health insurance program that provides health care for 220,000 OH kids. "However, the expiration of CHIP or prolonged funding delays would have a more material effect on hospital margins, depending on how quickly a state depletes CHIP funding and its response".
  • Salmonella outbreak blamed on Jimmy John's sprouts

    Salmonella outbreak blamed on Jimmy John's sprouts

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    Jimmy John's confirmed the investigation includes seven cases in IL and Wisconsin. Two cases involve IL residents. Jimmy John's announced Friday it has directed all its franchisees to stop serving sprouts as a precautionary measure after seven customer complaints during one week in December in IL and Wisconsin.
  • New study shows flu can be spread just by breathing

    New study shows flu can be spread just by breathing

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    However, researchers at the University of Maryland say that may not be enough. "People with flu generate infectious aerosols (tiny droplets that stay suspended in the air for a long time) even when they are not coughing, and especially during the first days of illness".
  • California man finds 5-foot tapeworm in body, likely from sushi

    California man finds 5-foot tapeworm in body, likely from sushi

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    Attempting to understand where he contracted the worm, the doctors asked him if he had been out of the country. And this report from California will probably not do anything to change your mind: A Fresno man so obsessed with raw salmon that he ate it "almost every day" says he has now sworn off sushi for good after suffering an experience that you might call, at the very least, traumatizing.
  • 'Hot yoga' doesn't need to be hot to achieve vascular benefits

    'Hot yoga' doesn't need to be hot to achieve vascular benefits

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    While the yoga practice-founded and popularised in the 70s by Bikram Choudhry-has always been a favourite of people seeking to add an extra level of difficulty to their practice, there's new evidence to suggest the addition of 40°c heat does nothing to make it more beneficial than other forms of yoga.
  • Healthcast : A Report on the Legal Blood Alcohol Limit for Driving

    Healthcast : A Report on the Legal Blood Alcohol Limit for Driving

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    A Harvard study on opioid misuse found the duration of a prescription may be linked to addiction more so than the dosage amount. Researchers in Denmark said the findings suggest that increasing physical activity can reduce abdominal fat. Additional taxes, reduced hours of operation and limits on advertising would have little or no impact on traffic safety, the council contends. Get the latest breaking headlines sent straight to your inbox.
  • Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumours

    Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumours

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    The researchers calculated that the blood test's accuracy had a "specificity value" of more than 97 percent - meaning that any result indicating the presence of cancer or pre-cancer lesions should be considered very reliable. "There's probably also some younger people that for various reasons, [such as] family history, might have a very risk of cancer and might want to start a little bit earlier".
  • Centre must reconsider scrapping Haj subsidy: TN

    Centre must reconsider scrapping Haj subsidy: TN

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    Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had on January 16 announced the scrapping of the subsidy for Haj from this year, four years ahead of a deadline suggested by the Supreme Court in a 2012 order. K.T. Jaleel. "It remains to be seen what the BJP-led Centre does with this", he said and added that Haj subsidy was more beneficial to airlines companies than it benefitted Islamic Haj pilgrims.
  • Court Upholds Order Banning IPOB

    Court Upholds Order Banning IPOB

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    The judge noted that an organisation registered overseas could be likened to a foreigner who could be arrested in another country where he was found to have committed a crime. More so, Justice Kafarati awarded N500,000 as fine against IPOB. In opposition, Solicitor General of the Federation, Dayo Apata, who represented the Federal Government, said the ex parte order was secured "in the interest of justice, public peace, constitutional order, territorial integrity, and national security".
  • Dealing on DACA, a shutdown showdown

    Dealing on DACA, a shutdown showdown

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    The debate over spending caps is unlikely to be resolved by Friday and will most likely result in Republican congressional leaders proposing a short-term spending bill rather than a comprehensive budget package. He also said in the Thursday meeting he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. The tenuous immigration status of the Dreamers received a reprieve January 13 when a federal court order ensured that "the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before ...
  • How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

    How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

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    Overall, Jackson described a president in excellent health for a 71-year-old man, except for his elevated cholesterol level and his weight, 239 pounds, which qualifies him as borderline obese for a man of his height, 6-foot-3. The physical also revealed the president has high LDL cholesterol, and he will continue to take medication for that. "He said, 'I want you to get out there and I want you to talk to them and I want you to answer every single question they have, ' " Jackson said.
  • New blood test can detect eight common cancers

    New blood test can detect eight common cancers

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    As with other prospective cancer blood tests, questions still remain over how specific these biomarkers are to the cancers they are created to identify and whether other non-cancerous factors can affect the levels of the proteins examined. "We know from the data that when you find cancer early, it is easier to kill it by surgery or chemotherapy". The Johns Hopkins team thinks Cancer-SEEK is ready for testing as a screening tool.
  • 15 hurt after car slams into crowd at Brazil's Copacabana Beach

    15 hurt after car slams into crowd at Brazil's Copacabana Beach

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    The G1 news website reported that the driver, who fled the scene but was quickly arrested by police, said he had an epileptic fit. Two children are believed to have suffered fractures. When the auto came to a halt, pedestrians swarmed the vehicle in an apparent attempt to lynch the driver. The driver is said to have tried to leave the scene, but was ultimately detained, according to officials on the scene.
  • Boston U: Repeated impacts, not concussion, cause CTE

    Boston U: Repeated impacts, not concussion, cause CTE

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    A 2017 study from JAMA found 110 of 111 deceased National Football League athletes had CTE. A study by researchers at Boston University , published on Thursday, is leading to greater concerns about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, and what causes it.
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime available exclusively on Amazon India

    Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime available exclusively on Amazon India

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    Boasting a full metal unibody, the Galaxy On7 Prime features a 5.5inch display and is 8mm thin. The processor is Exynos 7870 octa-core clocking at 1.6GHz. The device has been launched with a starting price of Rs. 12,999. However, the leaked dates could be for the US and South Korea while the new phones could take a few more days to reach other markets, the report added.
  • Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

    Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

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    At the White House press conference, Jackson said he made a decision to run what's called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , known as MoCA. It takes around 10 minutes to complete and any score above 26 is considered "normal". The test is known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and is created to highlight cognitive issues such as Alzheimer's disease. He also points out that it can be tricked by someone with a very high level of education.
  • Hospitals decide to start their own drug company

    Hospitals decide to start their own drug company

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    The company will also seek to stabilize the supply of essential generic medications administered in hospitals, many of which have fallen into chronic shortage. Harrison said the group will focus on distributing drugs to hospitals at first, but it will consider expanding its efforts later. In an interview with The New York Times , Intermountain Healthcare's CEO, Dr.