The Latest: California also suing over Trump health rule

NEW YORK – The Latest on states suing the Trump administration over a rule allowing medical providers to cite religious beliefs in declining to perform abortions (all times local): 4:30 p.m. California has joined nearly two dozen states and municipalities in suing the federal government to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘Too many’ young in mental health hospitals

Research shows a clear need to “focus on children’s journeys before they are admitted into inpatient care”, the report says, but often this is not happening. “Children, families and staff working in this area spoke again and again about how the failure to provide appropriate support to children when they are in school and living in the community, and particularly when they reach a crisis point, has contributed to inappropriate hospital admissions and delayed discharges,” it says. Child mental health ‘postcode lottery’ Is young people’s mental health getting worse? The review says there were 250 children identified as having a learning disability or autism in mental health hospitals in England in February 2019, compared with 110 in March 2015. According …

‘My parents might have aborted me’

“My mum had a really open conversation with me even when I was quite young, and she said they probably would of terminated the pregnancy if they’d known.” Baroness Grey-Thompson added that people were “shocked” by this but she values her parents’ honesty. But she said that operations like the one carried out to repair the spine of Sherrie Sharp’s son Jaxson might not mean everything is “done and dusted”, as people can become disabled later in life. Related Topics Youth and disability Spina bifida Disability Pregnancy Cardiff Abortion Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Washington pioneers public health care option, but controlling costs remains tricky

(CNN)Washington, DC, may be gridlocked over what to do about health care, but Washington state is blazing a trail for progressives looking to lower costs and expand coverage. In addition, the state’s efforts lay bare the challenges of getting the government more involved in health care. The Affordable Care Act bill originally contained a public option, but the contentious provision was ultimately struck before it became law amid opposition from the industry and some members of Congress. Some argued that a public option wasn’t needed to boost coverage, said Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, managing director at Manatt Health, who worked on the law’s passage and implementation for the Obama administration. “Ten years later, we may feel differently about what’s necessary,” she said. …

What’s the secret of life satisfaction?

Its analysis found that age also mattered: the young have higher life satisfaction than those in their 40s but life satisfaction rises again in later years, before falling again for those in their 80s. Higher income boost Living circumstances were also important. Those who own their homes or have mortgages rate their life satisfaction more highly than those in private and social rented housing. Households with dependent children were also more likely to be satisfied than those without, the ONS found. But while spending is more important than income, households with an income of between £24,000 and £44,000 would feel more satisfied if their income increased, the ONS found. The ONS, which is looking beyond the official GDP gauge to …

Alabama’s abortion law addresses an urgent human rights issue

(CNN)The Alabama pro-life law signed into law Wednesday addresses a human-rights issue: the right to life. The argument that only a woman’s body is at stake doesn’t work: from conception, a pregnancy involves at least distinct bodies that of the fertilized egg which contains a distinct and new blend of DNA (from mother and father), all that is needed to become a baby, and that of the mother. It is dangerous when a society ignores the rights of the young and innocent. There are various statistics about the prevalence of abortion. The Guttmacher Institute claims that nearly “one in four women in the United States … will have an abortion by age 45.” There were more than 3.78 million babies …

Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health care company, has already lost its No. 2 executive

New York (CNN Business)The No. 2 executive at Haven, the health care company backed by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway, has left nine months after joining the fledgling firm. “Jack played an important role in the early stages of Haven, but we understand his decision to leave the company for family reasons,” a spokesperson told CNN Business. “We want to thank him for all of his contributions.”

1 in 7 babies is born underweight, with dire consequences for their health, global study says

(CNN)Over 20 million babies around the world — about 1 out of every 7 — were born underweight in 2015, a slight improvement over rates in 2000 but not enough to meet goals and prevent global health consequences, according to a new study. In the United States, 8% of babies born in 2015 had low birth weight, compared with 7.5% in 2000. High-income countries as a whole showed some of the slowest progress, with a combined low birth weight rate of 7% that persisted between 2000 and 2015, according to the study. “Weight is the single most important factor about you at your birth that predicts your future health,” said Professor Joy Lawn, director of the London School of Hygiene …

Virginia VA hospital evacuated for ‘unknown chemical odor’ that turns out to be urine sample

The Hampton VA Medical Center in Hampton, Va., was evacuated on Wednesday after an “unknown chemical odor” was smelled in the facility. The facility’s air quality was being tested, and two members of hospital staff who “came into contact with the substance” were placed under medical observation, according to a Facebook post from the facility. It turns out the “unknown chemical odor” was urine. A spokesperson for the hospital told WTKR that the “pungent, overwhelming” stench was from a sample. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “We are looking into this matter, and we are concerned for our employees’ and veterans’ safety,” spokesperson John Rogers said. The building was given an all-clear around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, and the …

William reveals mental health pressures

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Duke of Cambridge says he felt “pain like no other pain” after the loss of Princess Diana The Duke of Cambridge has said he felt “pain like no other pain” after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Prince William made the disclosure in a BBC TV documentary about mental health. He said the “British stiff upper lip thing” had its place when times were hard, but people also needed “to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots”. William also spoke of how working as an air ambulance pilot left him feeling that death was “just around the door”. He said dealing …

The 2020 Democrats as ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

(CNN)(THE NIGHT IS DARK AND FULL OF SPOILERS — proceed with caution) Even with the slew of recent deaths on the show — RIP, Jorah Mormont — there are still a massive cast of characters to wrestle with as we move toward the end game. What else, you ask, has lots of characters and drama with an uncertain ending? (Amazing segue, right???) Why, the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, of course! With 21 official candidates all seeking the Iron Thro — er, Democratic nomination — it’s sometimes hard to keep track of who’s who. (Sidebar: 60% of the time my wife and I are watching “GOT” is filled with me saying, “Wait, who is that again?”) Maybe this will help …

Maisie Williams says her ‘Game of Thrones’ fame affected her mental health

(CNN)Maisie Williams says fame has had a negative affect on her mental health and self-esteem. While she has tried to move past what people have said online, Williams, 22, said she still thinks about comments that hurt her. “I still lie in bed at, like, 11 o’clock at night telling myself all the things I hate about myself,” Williams said. “It’s just really terrifying that you’re ever going to slip back into it. That’s still something that I’m really working on, because I think that’s really hard. It’s really hard to feel sad and not feel completely defeated by it.” Last month, her co-star and friend Sophie Turner, who plays her show sister Sansa Stark, said she dealt with depression …

Human trafficking victims recount tales of being forced into modern-day slavery: ‘It was a living hell’

“C” who asked that her identity be withheld, recalled in a recent interview how she was forced into sex work when she was just a young teenager from a broken home. The dark trade of human trafficking – in which people are traded or sold for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation– has been a persistent problem across major cities and idyllic rural communities in the United States for decades. Recent years have shown awareness building around the issue, but many are still unaware of the true victims of trafficking. While many perceive most trafficking victims as foreign nationals smuggled into the country, an overwhelming majority of victims are born in the U.S. “[The] average person seems to …

Report: Whitey Bulger sent letters from prison describing his failing health

(CNN)In letters to the daughter of a former prison guard, James “Whitey” Bulger lamented his failing health but said he wanted to be alive when his girlfriend got out of prison, the Boston Globe reported Tuesday. Bureau of Prison records obtained by CNN last year state that Bulger suffered from high-blood pressure, aortic stenosis and prostate and bladder problems. But prison authorities determined he had improved enough to be sent to a prison with fewer medical services, the Globe reported. Former prison officials and experts have sharply questioned the decision to move a well-known figure like Bulger into a prison with lower security, particularly given his health issues. “Don’t worry about me,” Bulger wrote in February 2018, according to the …

Joe Biden Shrugs Off Controversy In Debut Trip To New Hampshire

As he has in other states, Biden cast himself as the experienced statesman best equipped to defeat President Donald Trump, restore the country’s “basic bargain” of economic fairness and heal the country’s divisions. I feel like the country is broken right now. And we need somebody who can win and then heal it. Mindy Musumeci Friday story in Reuters in which his advisers discussed his plans to seek a “middle ground” on climate change. Biden argued, with ample evidence, that he was an early “leader” on climate change but did not specifically refute the claim that his policy plans would be tempered to win over skeptical voters in industrial states with large fossil fuel industries. “I got made fun of because …

Cleaner trapped in lift for two days

‘Stressful ordeal’ A spokesman said: “KCC and Kier have launched an immediate investigation into the events, which is currently progressing. “We are unable to comment further until the investigation is complete. “We are assured that Kier is providing support to the individual for what must have been a stressful ordeal.” The council said it would be working with Kier to ensure “any lessons are learnt from the incident”. The Health and Safety Executive has been made aware. You may also be interested in: Crane topples on to house roof Benali reaches £1m fundraising goal ‘My university doesn’t have enough money’