Contraception failing one in four women, say experts – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Long-acting methods of contraception, like injections, are growing in popularity Every year, nine in every 100 women using the pill, six in every 100 using the injection and one in every 100 using the IUD become pregnant. Abortions are only allowed in Northern Ireland if a woman’s life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her physical or mental…

July 7, 2017
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Opioid Opana ER to be pulled by pharmaceutical company

(CNN)One month after the FDA asked it to remove an opioid from the market, pharmaceutical maker Endo has announced it will pull the drug. The FDA said the request was the first time it had asked that an opioid pain medication be pulled because of “the public health consequences of abuse.” See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Endo sold $35.7 million…

July 7, 2017
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Rep. Steve Scalise back in intensive care unit

(CNN)Rep. Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the intensive care unit “due to new concerns for infection,” a statement from his office said. Scalise, the Republican House majority whip who represents Louisiana, was critically injured when a man shot him during the GOP baseball team’s practice for a charity game June 14.

July 6, 2017
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Mom’s sweet tooth may be linked to child’s allergies, study says

(CNN)Women who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children’s risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London used data gathered from nearly 9,000 mother-child pairs in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, an ongoing research project that tracks the health of families with…

July 6, 2017
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Google NHS deal rebuked again by DeepMind panel – BBC News

The panel also acknowledged that this first contract had differed from the standard ones the NHS signed with third-parties despite the fact that DeepMind had said its deal was “no different” from the multitude of other data-sharing deals done within the NHS. Although most of the ICO’s criticism was of the Royal Free, which controlled patient data, the panel had the following advice for DeepMind. “It would be well-advised to…

July 5, 2017
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Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEche explains how he was Tasered when sectioned under the Mental Health Act Black people are being failed by the UK’s mental health services because of “institutional racism”, it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it? When Eche Ogbuono, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been taken to a safe…

July 5, 2017
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These ridiculous remixes of major brand logos are oddly entertaining

Image: Joe raedle/Getty Images A ridiculous new aesthetic of corporate mockery is taking hold online. A strain of dedicated Photoshop artists have inexplicably committed themselves to jumbling major brand logos into nonsense words and their work is oddly amusing. SEE ALSO: Tech dominates ranking of the world’s most valuable brands “Subway, Eat Fresh,” for instance, is remixed into “Sbubby, eef freef.” Burger King is “Bubker Kirg, Have It In a…

July 4, 2017
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Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor: Theres no shame in a $100M startup Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and its possible tooverdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is how do I get a VC to back my startup? These founders…

July 4, 2017
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Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGove’s quick-fire answers on the Andrew Marr show – Brexit and his return to the cabinet The government should listen to review bodies’ recommendations for public sector pay, Michael Gove has said. His comments come as the prime minister and chancellor face increasing pressure from ministers and backbenchers to end the 1% public sector pay cap. The environment secretary did not call…

July 3, 2017
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Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials

Dr. Karim Galil was tired. He was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of trying to stay on top of the avalanche of clinical trials touting one solution or another. Losing both patience and too many patients, Galil decided to create an organized and artificially intelligent system to match those under his care with thebest diagnostic and treatment methods…

July 2, 2017
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Pressure grows on No 10 to scrap public sector pay cap – BBC News

“When they made recommendations on school teachers’ pay, I think I always accepted them. “My colleagues who deal with these pay review bodies would want to respect the integrity of that process.” Cabinet split Pay rises for five million public sector workers are set by independent pay review bodies, but have effectively been capped at 1% since 2013, before which there was a two-year freeze on pay for all but…

July 2, 2017
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Baton Rouge cop killer left note, fired at least 43 rounds

(CNN)The Louisiana law officers who killed Gavin Long after he shot dead three of their colleagues in a targeted attack on police in Baton Rouge last summer were justified “and certainly saved other lives,” a prosecutor said Friday. Long, a 29-year-old black Missouri resident and discharged Marine, arrived in Baton Rouge five days earlier and was determined to kill police officers, “black or white … as long as they had…

July 1, 2017
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Living to 125 and beyond: Scientists dispute there’s a limit to our lifespans

(CNN)Don’t mess with our collective dreams of immortality. A flurry of new research vigorously opposes a study from last year that dared to suggest there might be a ceiling to the human lifespan. The debate over his original paper, published last October in Nature and widely reported by CNN and other media outlets, took Jan Vijg, senior author, by surprise. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN…

July 1, 2017
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Opioid addiction rates continue to skyrocket

(CNN)A new study finds that the number of Americans being diagnosed with opioid addiction continues to skyrocket, but still very few receive any treatment. This is in line with the rising trend documented in previous reports. MAT: “gold standard”of treatment See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. And while the commission has no law making abilities, during the commission’s first meeting in…

June 30, 2017
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Activists protest GOP health care bill on Capitol Hill

(CNN)Over a thousand chanting activists walked a lap around the Capitol building Wednesday evening to protest the American Health Care Act. The march was part of a three-day “People’s Filibuster,” co-organized by more than 19 groups, including the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and American Federation of Labor. Philadelphia resident Signe Espinoza, 24, kicked off the post-march rally by sharing her personal health care experience on stage.

June 29, 2017
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National Guard Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the National Guard, a reserve military force and the oldest component of the US armed forces. Other reserve groups have no affiliation with the National Guard. (Ex. Army Reserve) Each US state, territory and Washington DC has its own National Guard. The National Guard takes an oath to perform state or federal missions and can be deployed for either. A governor can call up troops to…

June 29, 2017
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You can now get a gender neutral driver’s license in D.C.

(CNN)Nic Sakurai was among the first people outside the Benning Road Department of Motor Vehicle office in Washington on Tuesday morning at 7:15. The X signifies gender neutral, the preferred designation for people like Sakurai who don’t identify as male or female. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The transgender equality center and Washington-based health center Whitman-Walker Health assisted the DMV…

June 28, 2017
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Ivanka Trump spotlights global human trafficking

Washington (CNN)Ivanka Trump, who serves as a top adviser to President Donald Trump, used her platform Tuesday to shine a light on human trafficking, which she called an “ugly stain on civilization.” Ending human trafficking “is a major foreign policy priority for the Trump administration,” she said. Ivanka Trump: I try to stay out of politics Activists investigating Ivanka supplier missing Trump vows to fight human trafficking

June 28, 2017
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Hack that plants ISIS message hits another state government website

(CNN)A government website in the state of Washington is the latest victim of a hacking attack that plants what appears to be pro-ISIS propaganda. A screen shot provided by the spokesman shows the same Arabic logo and claim that the hack was carried out by “Team System DZ,” the same language that appeared on hacked sites in Ohio, Maryland and New York.

June 27, 2017
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McConnell’s test: Can he do more than obstruct?

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing a major test this week. Since revealing the details of the Republican health care plan, McConnell has watched as a number of important senators in his own party announced their concerns or opposition. Some, such as Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, have urged him to postpone the vote based on the assumption that, at this moment, it would not pass the upper chamber where…

June 27, 2017
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Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know

(CNN)More than one billion Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, as the month-long Ramadan fast ends and the festivities begin. What is Eid al-Fitr? More From this publisher : HERE

June 26, 2017
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President Stephen Colbert in 2020?

(CNN)“Ladies and gentleman, please welcome the 46th President of the United States: Stephen T. Colbert.” Colbert’s remarks came Friday during an appearance on the Russian late night TV show, “Evening Urgant.” While being interviewed by the show’s host, Ivan Urgant, Colbert revealed that he had a big announcement. Then, with a straight face, Colbert declared, “I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020.”…

June 26, 2017
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Man Cited For Driving Motorcycle Through Crowd Of Trumpcare Protestors

Around 20 protestors, including seniors and people with disabilities, were staging a die-in by lying on the street outside of the San Francisco Federal Building on Wednesday afternoon, CBS San Francisco reported. The man rode his motorcycle down the wrong way on Seventh Street, through the crowd, then turned and drove through the crowd again, activist Emily Lee told KRON4. San Francisco police surrounded Dillon with their guns drawn, according…

June 25, 2017
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Nebraska Democrat fired for saying he was ‘glad’ Rep. Scalise was shot

Washington (CNN)A member of the Nebraska Democratic Party was fired Thursday morning after an audio recording of him surfaced on YouTube saying he was “glad” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball game practice and wished the Louisiana Republican was dead. “This motherf***er, like, his whole job is like to get people [to] convince Republicans to f***ing kick people off f***ing health care,” Montag can be…

June 25, 2017
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