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Rex Nutting: Draining the swamp starts with blowing up health care.

The Senate's inability to repeal and replace Obamacare isn't a failure for Republicans — it's part of their plan, writes Rex Nutting.

- Marketwatch - US

The Conversation: Ex-health insurance CEO: 5 common but faulty beliefs about paying for health care.

Will people be better consumers of health care if it's their money, and will cross-border competition lower insurance premiums? J.B. Silvers explains why that's not so.

- Marketwatch - US

Outside the Box: This is how Congress could create a bipartisan health-care bill.

Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute and Dana P. Goldman of the Leonard D. Schaffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Southern California offer their advice for rebooting the health-care debate.

- Marketwatch - US

Hypertension: the silent killer spreading across Africa.

If not treated properly, hypertension can lead to strokes, heart attacks or kidney failure. ShutterstockHypertension is a rising global health problem. An estimated one billion people live with what is more commonly known as high blood pressure. Of these, more than nine million die from the condition each year. When ...

- The Conversation - UK

Hong Kong’s ‘King of New Territories’ Lau Wong-fat dies at age 80.

Rural Hong Kong strongman and former Heung Yee Kuk leader Lau Wong-fat has died at the age of 80. Lau retired from public life early last year due to poor health after helming the statutory body, which represents indigenous residents in the city’s New Territories, for about 35 years. His son Kenneth Lau Ip-keung ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

ICRC says 600,000 Yemenis could contract cholera in 2017.

More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Sunday as the war-torn country's healthcare system faces collapse.

- The Daily Star - LB

Donald Trump says he has 'complete power' to pardon amid Russia probes.

Donald Trump has said he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. The subject of pardons is one of many topics that appears to be occupying the president's mind. In a flurry of 10 tweets, Mr Trump commented about ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Malcolm Gladwell Challenges America to Rethink Health Care.

The great storyteller explains how the lesson of American businessman and logistics guru Malcolm McLean could offer us big solutions today.

- OZY - US

Hong Kong’s ‘King of New Territories’ Lau Wong-fat dies at age 80.

Rural Hong Kong strongman and former Heung Yee Kuk leader Lau Wong-fat has died at the age of 80, according to sources. Lau retired from public life early last year due to poor health after helming the statutory body, which represents indigenous residents in the city’s New Territories, for about 35 years. His son ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

VGH to be paid €188,000 a day to provide hospital beds for the government.

VGH will be paid €188,000 a day, or nearly €70 million a year, to provide beds to the government at the Gozo, Karin Grech and St Luke's hospitals, this newspaper can reveal. The full agreement was leaked to The Sunday Times of Malta after a heavily redacted copy was tabled in Parliament last October following intense ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Lissu healthy, tells public not to be silenced: Mnyika.

Chadema Deputy Secretary General John Mnyika visited Tanganyika Law Society President Tundu Lissu in police custody, and wrote on his Facebook account that he is healthy and his message is that the public should not be silenced.'

- TheCitizen - TZ

Healthcare To Masses: Free eye camps to help patients

Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare inaugurates free eye camp on Lajpat Road in Shahrda The post Healthcare To Masses: Free eye camps to help patients appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Trump tweetstorm comes one day after communications team shake-up

President Trump tweeted 10 times before 9 a.m., venting about topics including health care, Hillary Clinton and intelligence leaks. The tweetstorm came a day after the White House communications team went through a major overhaul. Errol Barnett reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

View from the Left: What will the GOP do in 2018 if McConnell is nothing but a snake oil salesman

The GOP effort to pass health care repeal has been on life support for weeks, but Sen. Mitch McConnell just won't pull the plug. Managing to pass something now, however—especially with news that Sen. John McCain is fighting an extremely aggressive, even brutal, type of brain cancer—would be the legislative equivalent ...

- Daily Kos - US

This week at progressive state blogs: Challenger for Paul Ryan; NC's Cooper nixes offshore drilling

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the July 15 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents. Cathy Myers on her Harley. Amy Lyn ...

- Daily Kos - US

It's slowly dawning on Republicans that Trump just might be the worst president ever

All is not well in Republicanville. No matter how slavish the Fox News segments become, it ain't working; it is slowly dawning on powerful Republicans that the president they are so dutifully protecting and sucking up to may, in fact, be an idiot. Trump's struggles go beyond health care. More than six months into Trump's ...

- Daily Kos - US

3rd US State Just Raised Smoking Age to 21

Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday that made New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, the AP reports. Hawaii and California are the only other states where the smoking age is 21. On Friday, Christie cited the strain on the health care system caused...

- Newser - US

Democratic 3rd Congressional District candidate supports taxpayer-funded health care for all

Kathie Allen, the Democratic candidate in the special 3rd Congressional District race, said she supports what most people...

- Deseret News - US

Trump turns up the heat on Senate Republicans over health care bill

President Donald Trump called out Senate Republicans on Saturday, once again calling on them to repeal and replace the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. In two…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Trump Is Showing The World What A Weak American Presidency Looks Like

More than just the health care collapse, Donald Trump has so far failed to bring the “Art of the Deal” to the White House. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

Yes, Dads Give Kids Less-Healthy Food: Here's Why

Now, a small new study shows that dads really do make less-healthy choices when feeding the family — and this can take a toll on moms. Study author Priya Fielding-Singh, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Stanford University in California, said she was not surprised that the fathers in the study did less housework, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Did Trump's bizarre idea that health insurance costs $12 a year come from this Fox News commercial?

President Donald Trump baffled many reporters this week when he told the New York Times that it was possible to buy health insurance for only $12 a year. “You are basically saying from the moment the insurance, you're 21 years old, you start working and you're paying $12 a year for insurance, ...

- The Raw Story - US

Ill-equipped hospital blamed for teen's agonising death

The tragic case of a teenage boy who died from a rare stomach condition due to inadequate hospital care has highlighted severe problems with the health system, the boy's distraught mother says.

- BangkokPost - TH

What President Trump could learn from last holdout on Clinton's 1993 agenda

As Trump struggles mightily to find the 50th vote for health-care legislation, a former senator's experience provides guidance.

- Washington Post - US

Trump vents on Russia probe, tweets president has 'complete power to pardon'

President Donald Trump woke up Saturday with a lot on his mind. He was thinking about the Russia investigation, Hillary Clinton, son Don Jr., health care, the commissioning of the USS Gerald Ford, an Islamic State terrorist who may be dead, his attorney general and his new White House communications...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Ukraine's chief border guard in intensive care after he fainted at Poroshenko-Lukashenko meeting

Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Viktor Nazarenko is undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit, however, doctors claim his health condition is satisfactory, agency’s press secretary Oleh Slobodyan told 112 Ukraine TV channel.

- UNIAN - UA

Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail , maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has...

- Deseret News - US

GOP encounters new parliamentary hurdles on healthcare bill

The Republican healthcare bill hit a roadblock when the Senate parliamentarian said several key provisions would require 60 votes to pass, rather than 51.

- UPI - US

Jimmy Kimmel tweets update on 3-month-old son, calls for action on healthcare

Months after revealing his newborn son's diagnosis with a serious heart condition, Jimmy Kimmel says that little Billy is "doing great." The Jimmy Kimmel Live host shared an extremely cute photo of the 3-month-old baby on Friday. He also encouraged fans to call their representatives and senators , a particularly urgent ...

- Mashable! - US

Boots apologises over morning-after pill campaign response

High street chemist Boots has said it is "truly sorry" for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and announced it is looking for cheaper alternatives. The chain faced criticism after refusing to reduce the cost of the morning-after pill over fears it could incentivise ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

South Sudan to launch cholera vaccination campaign next Friday

July 21, 2017 , The UN World Health Organisation and the South Sudanese ministry of health will launch a cholera vaccination campaign next Friday, after a rise in cholera cases. According to the UN body, 17 785 cholera cases including 320 deaths have been reported from 24 counties in South Sudan since the outbreak in June ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

`Huge opportunities in healthcare sector in next 25 years'

Aster DM Healthcare plans large IPO issue later this year to scale up Indian operations We will treat you well' is the tagline promise of Aster DM Healthcare, which runs scores of hospitals, clinics ...

- The Hindu - IN

Trump fires off volley of angry tweets on Russia probe

His 10 tweets, all sent within two hours starting before 6:30 a.m., ranged from the Russia investigation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Hillary Clinton, the health care effort and his newly appointed White House communications director.

- Times Of India - IN

This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries

Imagine a lamp. Any lamp. Now imagine having to water it. Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lighst run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil. Here's how it works: during the ...

- The Next Web - US

Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

WASHINGTON — Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care.

- Billings Gazette - US

Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill

Republicans in the U.S. Senate were dealt another blow in their effort to repeal Obamacare on Friday when the keeper of the Senate's rules said certain provisions in their healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included. The Senate parliamentarian determined some provisions in the Better Care ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Key Trumpcare provisions found to violate Senate rules, throwing Republicans' plan in jeopardy

If the bill isn't fixed, controversial parts will require 60 votes to pass.CREDIT: AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinAccording to a new determination by the Senate parliamentarian, some of the most controversial parts of Senate Republicans' bill to repeal and replace Obamacare violate Senate rules and will thus require 60 votes to ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Bipartisanship? It's a thing of the past

A Republican attempt to dismantle America's existing healthcare system, popularly known as Obamacare, came to naught this week after four party Senators refused to support it. Republican Senate leader...

- The Hindu - IN

Week In Politics: Spicer Resigns, Trump Looks At Pardons, Health Care

It was another busy week in politics, with Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and reports that the president consulted with legal advisers about his power to pardon his staff.

- NPR - US

Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

GOP efforts to repeal the ACA are still in flux, and there's more talk now of trying to work out bipartisan fixes for Obamacare. But most suggested remedies won't fix the problems in remote regions.

- NPR - US

U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face

    The Kentucky Health Justice Network, where she volunteers, is one of dozens of non-profit U.S. abortion funds providing money for procedures or covering travel costs to help women obtain abortions, particularly in states where Republican-backed laws have narrowed options.     For years, such organizations kept a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

What kind of health care bill could the Senate vote on next week?

The White House changes come as Republicans try to iron out a possible repeal bill to the Affordable Care Act. But that continues to be mired in delays. CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss what kind of bill the Senate could be voting on next week, why Republicans have ...

- CBS NEWS - US

IABC launches India national chapter

New Delhi, July 22 The Indian American Business Council on Saturday launched its India-based "national chapter" to provide a platform for micro, small, and medium sized enterprises to expand their businesses. According to IABC, under its aegis three investment deals -- MoUs -- totalling over $35 million are currently ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Who Spun It Best: President Trump on health care

President Trump found a scapegoat. And then he found a new one.

- Washington Post - US

Health Insurance CEO On Expanding Coverage

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Neidorff, CEO of the health insurance company Centene Corporation, which has expanded coverage on the insurance marketplace even as other insurers have withdrawn.

- NPR - US

Fewer than 10 doctors answer appeal for help from Hong Kong public hospitals struggling against flu surge

Fewer than 10 doctors from Hong Kong’s Department of Health have volunteered to work at overcrowded public hospitals on their days off to help battle a surge in summer flu patients, the city’s health minister said, three days after the government appealed for assistance. Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Take nutrition advice to parents

Although Bhutan has done well compared with the countries in the region in terms of childcare and development, the issue of child growth, diet and food security, and care during pregnancy remains a public health challenge.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face

By Chris Kenning LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Patricia Canon drives poor rural Kentucky women to distant abortion clinics each week, part of a national army of volunteers who are growing bolder even as abortion foes ratchet up opposition to the activists they have branded as "accomplices to murder."     The Kentucky Health ...

- Yahoo! News - US

More Hurdles to Passing Senate Republican Health Care Bill

The Republican push to craft a health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, hit another stumbling block Friday. The Senate parliamentarian is reported to have decided Republicans would need 60 votes to keep anti-abortion provisions in the bill. Republicans have a 52-48 Senate majority. It is ...

- Voice of America - US

Bad Medicine! Pfizer, Cipla, DRL, other 63 drug firms fail quality test

According to the notification, 25 samples by Pfizer, nine each by Dr Reddy's and Alembic, seven by Cipla and six by Zydus Healthcare were found to be not of standard quality.

- Times Of India - IN

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