Everything You Need To Know About Natural Cycles, The Birth Control App

Natural Cycles Here’s What You Need To Know About Natural Cycles, The Birth Control App Recommended by Apple By Rebecca Strong Sept 12, 2019 If you’ve visited the Reproductive Health tab in your Apple Health recently, you may have noticed that the number-one recommendation is an app called Natural Cycles. It’s not the most-downloaded ovulation tracker (that would be Flo), nor is it necessarily the highest-rated one. However, the app has a bevy of glowing reviews, and Apple is making a deliberate effort to highlight it. But here’s what you need to know about Natural Cycles: The app has been scrutinized multiple times since its release in June 2013, not only for its link to unplanned pregnancies but also for …

Democrats Spar Over Private Health Insurance At Presidential Debate

Leading presidential candidates sought to differentiate themselves on health care at a Houston debate Thursday by vying to find out what scares voters more: the potential for higher taxes or to continue to be subject to the whims of the private health insurance system. Once again, questioning from debate moderators focused heavily on the need for tax increases to finance large-scale programs like “Medicare for All,”Joe Bidenhis health care platformdisrupt the coverage Bernie SandersElizabeth Warrensingle-payer authored the legislation Democratic Party Affordable Care Act including Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.) “How are we going to pay for it? I want to hear tonight how that’s happening,” Biden said. For Sanders and Warren, the principles of guaranteeing lifelong access to stable, government-provided health …

This Advice From Gun Policy Activists At Every Level Will Give You The Confidence To Make Change

Jim Young/Getty Images News/Getty Images This Advice From Gun Policy Activists At Every Level Will Give You The Confidence To Make Change By Lilli Petersen and Madhuri Sathish Sept 11, 2019 America has a problem with gun violence. After three high-profile mass shootings in Texas and Ohio in August 2019, the nation has been grasping at anything to try to find a solution. While politicians talk about red flag laws, background checks, and mental health, Americans around the country are asking what they can do. Well, take it from the people who have done it. Elite Daily asked for advice from gun policy activists who have advocated for change at every level, from getting started with their local organization to …

The World War II Diet That Saved Britain

When the British went to war Winston Churchill could one man with a rigorous doctrine of his own have cut through all the bureaucracies, vested interests and red tape with such speed and results. When Drummond discovered that dried eggs were being produced in California and Wisconsin he had them included in the Lend-Lease program. After the war the American Public Health Association, citing Drummond for an award, said his work was one of the greatest demonstrations in public health administration that the world has ever seen. But Drummond had a conviction and personal authority that was hard to challenge. He gained recognition by advancing the knowledge of how vitamins worked, first as a pupil of a Polish biochemist, Casimir …

This is what Trump’s Cabinet looks like right now

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser, John Bolton, tendered his resignation on Tuesday, marking the latest departure from an administration fraught with turnover. Commerce: Wilbur Ross Defense: Mark Esper White House chief of staff: Mick Mulvaney (acting) State: Mike Pompeo Education: Betsy DeVos Energy: Rick Perry Central Intelligence Agency: Gina Haspel Health and Human Services: Alex Azar Homeland Security: Kevin McAleenan (acting) Housing and Urban Development: Ben Carson Agriculture: Sonny Perdue Interior: David Bernhardt Labor: Patrick Pizzella (acting) Transportation: Elaine Chao Treasury: Steven Mnuchin Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie Attorney general: William Barr Environmental Protection Agency: Andrew Wheeler Office of Management and Budget: Russell Vought (acting, though Mulvaney stills holds the title of director) US trade representative: Robert Lighthizer …

Twitter Is Horrified At This GOP Attack Ad About AOC During The Debate

Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images The Tweets About This Republican AOC Ad Ask Who Approved This By Madhuri Sathish Sept 13, 2019 The Sept. 12 Democratic debate was full of heated exchanges and unexpected moments, but perhaps the most shocking aspect of the debate was one of the commercials that aired during it. In the ad, which was created by a Republican Super PAC, a picture of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez burst into flames and then faded into images of dead bodies and human skills. The images prompted widespread horror on social media, and these tweets about a Republican’s AOC ad are wondering why it was approved. According to Vice, the ad came from the New Faces PAC, which …

Mum fed takeaways to dying obese child

‘Missed health appointments’ It found the Greater Manchester teenager, who has not been named, was not provided with a PE kit by their mother despite enjoying classes. The mother blamed the child for not losing weight, called them “lazy” and falsely claimed they could not take part because of health problems and disabilities, it said. “[The school] found it difficult to challenge [the] mother about putting obstacles in the way of [the teenager] from taking part in something they enjoyed and which was beneficial for their wellbeing,” the report added. The teenager, who asked teachers to keep their attendance at exercise classes a secret from their mother, also missed health appointments. The review also found the child weighed more than …

Scientists Taught Rats To Play Hide-And-Seek And It Literally Made Them Jump For Joy

A team of researchers and a team of rats recently got together for some laboratory-based hijinks. They spent weeks playing human-vs-rodent hide-and-seek, which was so much fun the impish little rats literally giggled and jumped for joy. The diminutive players consisted of six adolescent male rats who were trained to play hide-and-seek against neuroscientist Annika Stefanie Reinhold. The researchers filled a room with hiding places made from different boxes and allowed the rats to become accustomed to the space. The critters learned that if they began the game inside a closed box, they were the seeker, while being in an open box meant they needed to hide. The findings are reported in Science. Over time, the rats became stealthier, working …

Julin Castro Hits Hard At Biden On Health Care And Immigration During Debate

Julián Castro took full advantage of his moment on the national stage at the Democratic debate Thursday night to unload on former Vice President Barack Obama’s legacy and refusing to disown the negative parts. Health care came first, with ABC News’ panel of moderators beginning the debate in Houston with a heated and prolonged conversation about the merits and potential pitfalls of transitioning to a “Medicare for All,” single-payer health care system. Biden argued that his proposed public health insurance option that Americans can buy into would achieve the same goals as the Medicare for All system proposed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) without forcing Americans to drop their private insurance. But Castro noted that by …

Vitamin E Found In Cannabis-Containing Vape Products Linked To Deadly Lung Infections Across US

New York State health investigators announced they believe cannabis-containing e-cigarette, or vape, products may be responsible for a string of mysterious lung-related illnesses reported across the state. In all 34 cases recorded in New York, patients reported using at least one cannabis-containing vape product before becoming ill. “The cases of pulmonary illnesses associated with vaping are continuing to rise across New York State and the country,” said Health Commissioner Howard Zucker in a statement. “We urge the public to be vigilant about any vaping products that they or any family members may be using and to immediately contact their health care provider if they develop any unusual symptoms. In general, vaping of unknown substances is dangerous, and we continue to explore all …

After 25 Years of Cowering, Its Time for the Democrats to Get Tough on Guns

Its unclear how many more Americans need to die from gun violence before Donald Trump and the GOP support measures to end the carnage, but thankfully the 2020 Democrats have made championing laws to reduce gun violence a key issue. This is a far cry from past presidential campaigns, when Democrats feared that addressing guns would cost them politically. Over the weekend, Joe Biden abandoned his lets work with the GOP to find common ground approach and instead made it recently rolled out a detailed plan to reduce gun violence by 80 percent that includes not just an assault weapons ban, but raising taxes on gun manufacturers and establishing a federal licensing system for gun owners. As Warren criticized by …

What a GOP Abortion Bill Would Have Forced Me to Do

Dear Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Im sorry we have to meet like this. This is the refrain that plays over and over in my mind as I remember how doctor after doctor, nurse after nurse introduced themselves to me at the hospital bed I was still stunned to find myself in. At 22 weeks, six days pregnant, I was not supposed to be there, both as a practical and statistical matter. your advocacy of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and to defend the incredible medical professionals who support women like me and families like ours on their most difficult daysthe medical professionals who would be criminalized by the legislation you support. Today, House Republicans under your leadership are scheduled …

Health boss resigns saying ‘life too short’

Critical care was rated inadequate, while overall the trust was said to require improvement. ‘Financially unsustainable’ In her resignation email to staff, Ms McArdle said she had “remained true to my own values, vision and high levels of integrity”. “However, after much debate with my family and friends over the last 12 months, I have now decided that the personal cost of being a CEO in the NHS is just too high and life is just too short.” She warned the trust was “financially unsustainable” without a long-term recovery plan to deal with its debts. Ms McArdle took over as the trust’s full-time chief executive in 2015 and was appointed on an annual salary of £225,000, the Local Democracy Reporting …

Barcelona’s car-free ‘superblocks’ could save hundreds of lives

Report predicts radical scheme could cut air pollution by a quarter as other cities including Seattle prepare to follow suit Barcelona could save hundreds of lives and cut air pollution by a quarter if it fully implements its the new tobacco by the head of the World Health Organization. Over 90% of the worlds population suffers toxic air and research is increasingly revealing the profound impacts on the health of people, especially children. Children and babies developing bodies are most at risk from toxic air, with 300 million living in places where toxic fumes are six times above the international guidelines. A comprehensive global review found that One in 20 deaths in the UK is still attributable to small particle …

Woman Leaves Acupuncturist With Collapsed Lungs Because Needles Were Inserted Too Deeply

A 33-year-old woman visited an acupuncturist to treat an arm and wrist injury – and left with two collapsed lungs. An investigation into the incident led by New Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill found that the accident was the fault of the acupuncturist, who had stuck the needles in too deeply. To treat an injury causing shoulder pain and shortness of breath, the acupuncturist (known only from the case report as Ms B) inserted two needles in an acupressure point called Jian Jing or Gallbladder 21 (GB21) – a risky area that contributes roughly 30 percent of lung collapse cases relating to acupuncture, according to one review. The woman reported pain during the insertion but the needles were left in place for 30 minutes. …