Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

June 23, 2017

… marathon surgery to separate them last fall. A 360 look inside the operating room during the boys’ surgery See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. She’s thought of practical things too, like getting them cribs and preparing their room. “We just want to be a family,” Christian says. The date of their return home has not been set, …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

… upon his return to the US. In a news conference last week, they disputed the North Korean regime’s claims that Warmbier had contracted botulism and slipped into a vegetative state after taking a sleeping pill. Dr. Daniel Kanter, director of UC health’s Neurocritical Care Program, said Warmbier’s MRI scan showed “extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain” but no evidence of a skull fracture. “We have no certain or verifiable knowledge of …

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Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

… not statistically significant. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. But Cushman also thinks there may be room to expand the scope of questions on the annual surveys. “Very often, when we look at reports like this, we get focused on the clinical details around pregnancy prevention and STD prevention. And those are certainly important topics,” she said. “But when we work with actual teens, what they often remind us of …

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Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat

June 21, 2017

The outcome is especially painful for Democrats who viewed Ossoffs candidacy as a prime opportunity to land a blow against President . Handel, a 55-year-old former Georgia secretary of state, replaces Republican Tom Price, who left Congress to become Trumps secretary of health and human services. Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, was ultimately unable to peel away enough anti-Trump Republicans or mobilize enough new Democratic-leaning voters to …

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Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

June 21, 2017

… sign for the midterms. They were right. health care was a major issue in this election. And concluding that Handel’s narrow win is a validation of the Republican health care plan is wrong. It could have been the issue that narrowed the race. In a recent AJC poll, health care was the most important issue in the race, with 81% saying it was either extremely or very important in deciding their vote — more than any other issue. In the same poll, voters disapproved of …

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Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

… health and Human Services, and the race had become a proxy for the national political climate and a test of GOP might in the early months of the Trump presidency. Voters were inundated with phone calls and television ads like never before. Growing up in suburban Atlanta as a sports/political-news junkie, I remember “Hammerin’” Hank Aaron hitting number 715 in 1974, Newt Gingrich being sworn in as Congressman in 1979, and CNN launching the first 24-hour news channel in …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Last week, actress Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the “Star Wars” actress’ death. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing while sleeping, for 10 seconds to a minute or longer. This can happen repeatedly during the night, causing blood-oxygen levels to dip and putting a strain on the heart. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on …

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Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan In Powerful New Ad: ‘Let’s Trade Places’

June 20, 2017

Randy Bryce, a union ironworker, announced on Monday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against Ryan, and released a video emphasizing what has so far been the biggest issue of the year: health care. Theres no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of people like her who dont have what she has, Bryce said in the video. The system is extremely flawed. Lets trade places, Bryce said. Paul Ryan, you can come work the iron and Ill go to D.C. Republicans were quick to seize …

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Al Franken Warns On Impeachment: ‘Zealot’ Pence Would Be ‘Worse than Trump’

June 20, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence would move into the Oval Office, and Franken said that would lead to new set of problems. Franken said Pence, who ran the Trump transition, was responsible for some of Trumps worst Cabinet choices, including Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. If youre talking about how we handle North Korea or something like …

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5 things to watch in Georgia’s high-stakes House special election

June 20, 2017

(CNN)Democrats have been desperate to deal President Donald Trump a real setback at the ballot box for months — and all their hopes are riding on Tuesday’s House election in Georgia. A win by Democrat Jon Ossoff will give his party a crucial proof point that Trump’s unpopularity is damaging Republicans up and down the ballot — and make it much harder GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to tie their own political fortunes to Trump on health care, tax reform and more. It would …

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… Friday. Boy, 6, donates pocket money Father’s day cards among fire tributes Stars gather for charity single Details of how the government’s 5m emergency fund have been outlined, including: Funding will be made available for people staying in temporary accommodation A discretionary fund is available to help meet funeral costs There will also be funding for legal representation for residents involved in the public inquiry An extra 1.5m will pay for mental health support for the …

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GOP Senators Still Frustrated With Obamacare Repeal Bill, Still Doing Nothing About It

June 19, 2017

A bunch of Republican senators are frustrated with leadership plans to pass a sweeping health care bill with almost no public deliberation. In fact, they are so frustrated that they seem to have forgotten it would take just three of them to force a slower, more open process. The latest GOP senator to express concern is , of Florida. Toward the end of his appearance Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, his discussion with host Jake Tapper turned to health care legislation specifically, the bill …

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Why These Religious Leaders Are Standing With Planned Parenthood

June 19, 2017

… work. Planned Parenthood / YouTube As a person of faith I believe that everybody should have access to health care, Rev. Timothy McDonald, III, Senior Pastor of the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, said in the video. When people of faith speak up for reproductive justice, compassion becomes the order of the day. Together, these leaders, and the many other progressive religious voices who support Planned Parenthoods work, are proving that theres more than one way to be a …

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Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says

June 19, 2017

… was doing something with his rifle. He said he was cleaning it,” Wesson said. Suddenly, the rifle accidentally fired in the baby’s direction. “Fortunately, it was a low-power rifle. It just hit the baby in the abdomen and made a big opening in the abdomen,” he said, adding that the baby survived. Bullet-proofing kids See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. Weiser, the Stanford trauma surgeon, hopes there …

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Google Doodle honors Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American to earn a medical degree

June 19, 2017

… health, she was a leader in the temperance movement and fought tuberculosis on the reservation where she worked as a physician. She also advocated for the elimination of communal drinking cups and the installation of screen doors to keep out disease-carrying insects, Google said in their description. The Google Doodle features the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, where Picotte earned her medical degree, and the hospital she built on her hometown reservation in 1913. Happy birthday, …

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Early vote tally foretells soaring turnout in most expensive House race ever

June 18, 2017

(CNN)More than 140,000 voters had cast their ballots by the time early voting in Georgia closed Friday — another indication of sky-high turnout in the closely watched runoff for a House seat between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. The pool of early voters includes more than 36,000 who did not participate in the April primary contest for the seat, which was vacated when former Rep. Tom Price became President Donald Trump’s health and human services secretary, …

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Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

June 18, 2017

(CNN)Bill Cosby’s defense lawyer says he is concerned about the entertainer’s health following what he described as an “unfair” aggravated indecent assault trial that ended in a mistrial Saturday. After more than six days of deliberation in Norristown, Pennsylvania, jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision beyond a reasonable doubt. McMonagle said asking Cosby to surrender …

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The gift that keeps on giving: Give dad the subscription box of his dreams

June 18, 2017

… straight to your door. Get it here for $23.96 per month. health-nut dad Image: GRAZE Choose your dads preference and get a handpicked box of snacks. Give him some new treats all year round with more than 100 healthy options. Get it here for $13.99 per box. Man grooming get an upgrade Image: birchbox Keep your professional dad covered. Hell receive four top-shelf grooming samples and a surprise gadget or accessory in each box to help him look his best. Get it here for $20 per month. …

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North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

Image: mashable North Korean hackers are allegedly behind the widespread ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National health Service, affecting computers and hospitals and doctors’ offices last month, according to the BBC. The hackers belong to a group known as Lazarus, who is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 as it planned to release the movie The Interview. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers They used a ransomware program …

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Coroner Reveals Details Of Carrie Fisher’s Death

June 17, 2017

Fisher, 60, had fatty buildup in the walls of her arteries and had taken multiple drugs before her death, the statement said. Officials were unable to conclusively determine the exact cause of her death, according to The Associated Press. The manner of death would be listed as undetermined, the coroners office said. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing pauses for up to several minutes during sleep, according to the National Institutes of health. Untreated, it can increase the risk of …

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Four women face charges in Arkansas hot car death

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Four Arkansas women are facing manslaughter charges in the death of a 5-year-old boy who died after he was left inside a day care van all day, police said. The van’s driver 42-year-old Felicia Ann Phillips and three other employees, Pamela Lavette Robinson, 43, Kendra Washington, 40, and 43-year-old Wanda Taylor were fired on Wednesday and have been charged with manslaughter. Ascent Children’s health Services CEO Dan Sullivan said the staff did not follow company …

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The best and worst countries to be a kid

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Children growing up in Niger are at the highest risk of having their childhood cut short, according to a report by Save the Children. Norway and Slovenia share the top position as the best places to grow up. (The top 10 best and worst places are listed below) See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. “Given what we know about the risks to children who are not even living in a household, I think that this is very true that these …

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London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… which “met all required building regulations as well as fire regulation and health and safety standards”. The tower is managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation on behalf of the council. In its latest statement, it offered its “sincere and heartfelt condolences” to those affected and said its immediate concern and focus was working with the council to assist the residents of the tower block. Media playback is unsupported on your device …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… “They’ve sparked protests in the streets, refused to approve White House nominees, destroyed our health care system, and used the media to spew vicious rhetoric against the President.” Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi earlier pushed back hard at suggestions by some conservatives that left wing rhetoric was to blame for Wednesday’s attack. “I think that the comments made by my Republican colleagues are outrageous, beneath the dignity of the job that they …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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