Missouri says health director didn’t track Planned Parenthood patients’ periods. But officials did have a spreadsheet

(CNN)The Missouri state health department on Wednesday acknowledged that a spreadsheet was generated after officials looked at statewide abortion data. But officials denied that the agency’s director tracked the menstrual cycles of women who visited Planned Parenthood, as had been reported Tuesday. In a follow-up story on Wednesday, the newspaper wrote that its reporting of the spreadsheet set off a firestorm in medical and political circles. The department said it grew concerned it may not be receiving complication reports for all failed surgical abortions. State law requires physicians providing post-abortion care to submit the reports to the department. The reports contain information such as type of abortion that was performed and the complication a patient suffered, according to state code. …

Everyone’s Rooting For Cinder-Block, An Obese Cat Who Dislikes Her Workout

cat named Cinder-block has achieved online fame after a video of her voicing her displeasure at a mandated workout on a partially underwater treadmill has gone viral. But though Cinder-block may come off as a bit grumpy in the clip, veterinarian Brita Kiffney told HuffPost she’s typically a mellow sweetheart. posted the video on Oct. 19 on Facebook, where it garnered tens of thousands of reactions and comments. The cat’s name was previously just Cinder, but “we added ‘block’ because she’s fat,” said Kiffney. She clarified that the cat’s moniker is spelled with a hyphen and that she often is still simply referred to as Cinder. “I don’t want to shame the previous owner in any way,” said Kiffney, who …

NHS could face 1.8bn shortfall without reform

Analysis by Lisa Summers, BBC Scotland health correspondent It was the Scottish government that described “integration” as the most significant change to health and social care since the NHS was formed. The idea is a good one: better care in the community means fewer people end up in hospital when they don’t need to be. It is better for their wellbeing, takes the pressure off hospitals, and crucially, is cheaper. And for the health service to be financially sustainable that shift in emphasis needs to happen much faster. That means making sure there are enough specialist staff to fill gaps, working out which initiatives are successful and implementing them across the country. It also means setting out clear priorities on …

FDA Recommends Stronger Warnings For Breast Implants

breast implants, the U.S. draft guidance on Wednesday recommending stronger warnings for the devices. “black box” warnings ― the agency’s most stringent form of labeling ― to inform people of possible risks and complications from breast implants, including rare cancers and a need for additional surgeries.  “We have heard from many women that they are not fully informed of the risks when considering breast implants,” Dr. Amy Abernethy, FDA principal deputy commissioner,  and Dr. Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement. heard testimony from dozens of women who said they’d fallen ill after getting breast implants. Davis said she experienced Some 400,000 people get breast implants every year in the United States, about a …

A Pharmaceutical Industry Executive Hosted A Fundraiser For Pete Buttigieg

Three men who represent deep-pocketed corporations with interests before the government― but who are not officially federal lobbyists ― have hosted fundraisers for South Bend, Indiana, Mayor HuffPost reportedannounced impressive $19 million No matter how much you insist that donations don’t impact your views, It’s impossible that it doesn’t end up influencing your policy. Adam Jentleson, former spokesperson for Harry Reid plan to cut prescription drug prices Steve Marcus/Reuters Pete Buttigieg announced in April that he would no longer take money from federal lobbyists. Buttigieg, in recent weeks, has adopted a more confrontational tone toward the progressives in the race, especially Warren. He’s criticized her as dishonest regarding the cost of “Medicare for All” and suggested a more moderate candidate …

Migrants found ‘smuggled in cattle truck’

NCA regional head of investigation Gerry McLean said: “Those who seek to profit from facilitating illegal immigration into the United Kingdom do so for their own selfish greed and without any concern for the health and wellbeing of those who are often moved across borders in inhuman and degrading conditions. “We are determined to do all we can with our law enforcement partners to disrupt those networks and bring perpetrators to justice.” The four men arrested in the UK on suspicion of facilitating immigration have been released under investigation, while the lorry driver remains in custody.

Compulsory mental health detentions at record high

The figures revealed: Among women, the 18-24 age group was most affected, with 185 cases Young men aged 16-17 saw the greatest increase in emergency detention last year Over the past 10 years, 16 and 17 year olds of both sexes have seen the biggest increase in such detentions Related Topics Mental health NHS Scotland Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

She Was Sex Trafficked At 14 Then Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

GATESVILLE, Texas ― When Lici met Joseph at a friend’s party in Killeen, Texas, in 2015, she was a 14-year-old who’d run away from foster care. She liked him from the start. He was kind and just seemed to get her; they both had rough childhoods and he didn’t wince when he saw the self-inflicted cuts on her arms. Joseph made her feel safe addicted to drugs At first, the robberies went as planned. Then, one night, things went terribly wrong and she and Joseph ended up behind bars.  Lici, a nickname HuffPost is using to protect her privacy, didn’t see Joseph as her pimp. They were both just trying to survive — together. But under the law, Lici was …

Meghan Markle Makes First Appearance Since Powerful Interview

Meghan Markle stepped out for a solo appearance on Tuesday to attend the One Young World Summit’s opening ceremonies at Royal Albert Hall in London.  lists Meghan as a counselor at the organization’s 2014 summit in Dublin and 2016 convention in Ottawa.  candid interview with ITV for “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” which premiered on Sunday.  POOL New / Reuters Meghan is vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. In an interview that with many challenges she faces as a new mother. Meghan also thanked Bradby for his question concerning her health.  Watching the Royals newsletter for all things Windsor (and beyond). Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; …

Two suspects charged in largest seizure of turtles in recent history, FWC says

FWC Photo (Florida Fish and Wildlife) Michael Boesenberg, 39, was charged with dealing in stolen property as an organizer, 9 counts of standard caging requirements for captured wildlife, 3 counts of taking over the bag limit of turtles, being over the possession limit of turtles, sale and offering turtles taken in the wild, possession of marine turtle parts, possession of black bear parts, possession of marijuana, possession and intent to sell drugs, and possession of a controlled substance, according to the FWC. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has charged two suspects for poaching thousands of native turtles in Florida in what agency says is the largest seizure of turtles in recent history. (Florida Fish and Wildlife) The FWC says …

50,000 striking GM workers will now vote on tentative agreement

Detroit (CNN Business)The United Auto Workers’ national council voted Thursday to recommend its rank and file members ratify a tentative agreement with General Motors. In a statement, General Motors said, “We encourage the UAW to move as quickly as possible through the ratification process, so we can resume operations and get back to producing vehicles for our customers. Our goal during these negotiations was to ensure that the future of General Motors is one that works for our employees, dealers, suppliers and the communities where we operate. The agreement reflects our commitment to U.S. manufacturing through the creation of new jobs and increased investment.” Asked what the union got in the contract that made them willing to give up bringing …

Bernie Sanders Demonstrated His Health In The Ohio Debate

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who faced pressure to demonstrate his vitality to serve as president. debate’s central focus, but with an energetic performance he achieved the goal his campaign had set for him. Notwithstanding an occasional rasp in his voice, Sanders sounded as alert, impassioned and articulate as he ever has. With He set the tone early, inserting himself into an exchange about the business dealings of former Vice President Shannon Stapleton / Reuters Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered a lively performance in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate. Aides hope it reassures voters anxious about his health. Discussing the impeachment inquiry into President “What would be a disaster if the American people believe that all we were doing is taking on Trump, …

Another Democratic Debate, Another Pointless Argument About Health Care

Americans who tuned into the fourth 2020 presidential campaign on Tuesday expecting to hear more about the candidates’ views on Medicaresweeping plangovernment-financed single-payer program New York TimesElizabeth Warren Bernie Sanderssupport Medicare for AllJoe Bidendon’t messed up, unaffordable and unfaira “gotcha” question health care reform Medicare for All plan survey resultsDemocratsAffordable Care Act . The organizers of the Ohio debate must not have seen that survey.  Of course, creating a federal program that provides health coverage with no premiums, no deductibles and no out-of-pocket costs at the point of service would require tax increases. Health care that’s free when you receive it isn’t actually free. Taxpayers just pay for it in advance. Centralizing the health coverage system would surely enable more …

BA passengers: Cabin fumes affected our health

‘Throat sores’ Gayle has been referred by her doctor to a respiratory specialist, as has fellow passenger, Stephen McConnon. Mr McConnon says he has sores in his throat and is often “struggling breathing”. Before the flight, he went to the gym on a regular basis. However, he says his performance at the gym has subsequently “fallen off a cliff” and his latest prognosis was “really not good”. BA flight evacuated after smoke filled cabin Airlines face air quality lawsuits Watch: What happened on-board flight BA422 Mr McConnon’s colleague, Frank Sweeney, who was with him on the flight, and who is also suffering breathing difficulties, says he wants answers. “I want to know, first of all, what did we breathe in? …

Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68

Washington (CNN)Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office announced early Thursday morning. And it was his committee that grilled Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in a blockbuster hearing this past February. Rep. Cummings makes fiery speech in defense of democracy As he has led the investigative efforts, Cummings also clashed publicly with the President. Over the summer, Trump tweeted disparaging remarks toward Cummings and his Maryland district, which includes much of Baltimore, calling the majority black district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” Responding to some of the President’s tweets — in which Trump suggested the congressman needed to spend more time …