Tag Archives: U.S.

U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions, drawing condemnation from Democratic lawmakers. The rule reverses some provisions of the Affordable Care Act passed during President Barack Obama’s administration, also known as Obamacare,… Read More »

Trump and U.S. states ramp up drive to slow spread of coronavirus

(This March 16 refile corrects to read Monday in the first paragraph) By Steve Holland and Maria Caspani WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The White House, under pressure to escalate national action to combat the coronavirus, urged Americans on Monday to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and called for closing bars, restaurants and other… Read More »

Viewpoints: Just A Few Days Into 2020 Reveal The Tragic Public Health Dangers Of Guns; Why Can’t U.S. Completely Move Away From Criminal Approach To Marijuana?

Opinion writers weigh in on these public health issues and others. The Washington Post: Gun Reality Vs. Gun Fantasy In Virginia Let’s talk reality and fantasy in Virginia. Just minutes into New Year’s Day, it rained glass inside Justin Tate’s car, as a celebratory bullet shot into the sky at midnight fell back to the… Read More »

In the U.S., an Angioplasty Costs $32,000. Elsewhere? Maybe $6,400. – The New York Times

Why does health care cost so much more in the United States than in other countries? As health economists love to say: “It’s the prices, stupid.” As politicians continue to lament the system’s expense, and more Americans struggle to pay the high and often unpredictable bills that can accompany their health problems, it’s worth looking… Read More »

Women Lead Upswing in U.S. Binge Drinking

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking is on the rise among Americans, especially among women, with rates doubling among childless females in their early 30s, a new study finds. “Mommy drinking” is also up, say researchers. “Although heavy drinking has either decreased or stabilized for most groups, binge drinking is still common… Read More »