Health & Fitness

Trump, Obamacare, and Why Healthcare Should Be a Right Rather Than a Privilege
Trump's failure at the second attempt to push legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare through a Republican-controlled Congress comes as further evidence that his administration is marking time towards its inevitable demise. [...]
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I’ll drink to that: Alcohol actually helps your memory, study claims
Scientists claim that consuming alcohol after studying can actually improve people’s memory. A team of researchers at the University of Exeter found that individuals who drink alcohol after studying are better at recalling information. [...]
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Put the Kettle On! Coffee Could Help You Live Longer, Especially if You’re a Man
Coffee lovers have been given a double boost by new research which suggests the drink is good for health and longevity. Two studies, both published on Tuesday (July 11), both claim coffee has beneficial effects, especially for men. [...]
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Warren Buffett wants more taxes on rich Americans, single-payer healthcare
The Republican healthcare proposal amounts to a tax cut for the rich, and the US economy would benefit far more from establishing single-payer healthcare, according to Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in America. The 86-year-old Nebraskan is the chief executive of investing house Berkshire Hathaway and has a net worth o [...]
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Trump Wants to Slash Medical Research Funding to Help Pay for Border Wall
Deep and immediate cuts to National Institutes of Health and other agencies would amount to "throwing progress out the window" Lawmakers, scientists, and advocacy groups are decrying President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), saying they represent another broken campaign promise and a " [...]
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Maine Man Loses Chance at Kidney Transplant for Smoking Medical Marijuana
Maine resident Garry Godfrey spent nine years on a transplant list, waiting for a new kidney. Then he was abruptly bumped off because of a hospital policy that forbids transplants for smokers of medical marijuana. [...]
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Resisting the Trump/Ryan Health Plan
The complex Obamacare system struggled to gain popularity, but now that Republicans are moving to replace it with a less generous program, many medical professionals are irate, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are twisting congressional arms to get enough votes t [...]
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GOP’s Planned Cuts to Medicaid Will Impoverish and Imperil Millions of Aging Baby Boomers and Seniors
One-fifth of Medicare recipients are covered through Medicaid, including nursing homes and long-term care. The House Republican leadership’s Obamacare repeal bill will not only cause upwards of 24 million people to lose their health care coverage over the next decade, as the Congressional Budget Office has said, but it will al [...]
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A Staple in Your Genes: Europeans Evolved to Eat Vegetable-Heavy Diets
A study of hundreds of human genomes has revealed humans in different regions of the world have evolved for diets with differing amounts of meat and vegetables - Europeans, particularly southerners, are optimized for a high-plant diet, while Greenland's Inuits are better able to process fatty meats. [...]
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14mn Americans to lose health coverage next year under GOP Obamacare replacement – CBO
The Congressional Budget Office has some bad news for Republicans pushing repeal of Obamacare. While health insurance premiums and the federal deficit are projected to drop by 2026, about 24 million Americans would also lose coverage in that time. [...]
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Sanders blasts GOP healthcare act’s ‘disgraceful’ tax breaks for the wealthy
The Republican plan to overhaul the US healthcare system is “far worse” than Obamacare, according to Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, and represents a disgraceful effort to “give massive tax breaks” to the wealthy. Last week, the Republican Party released new healthcare legislation aimed at dismantling the “skyroc [...]
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America is Tired
The major takeaway from the US Presidential election, and from the events which have shaped the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s Presidency - both his actions and the reactions of his opponents - is that America is tired. It is not difficult to see why since the US has for decades been behaving in a way that was guaranteed [...]
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Could Hold Secret to Longer Lifetimes
Some are mystified by the longevity of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – 34 years old and still going strong, despite continual drug addiction issues and repeated near breakups – but those wishing to maximize their own lifespans should consider upping their daily chili pepper dosage, a US scientific study suggests. [...]
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Why Most Americans Are Sitting Ducks
A new story published on Tuesday by the Daily Mail drops a bombsell on possibly 100+ million Americans but is getting very little attention from the mainstream media because of the 'very real story' that lies behind their story. According to a very disturbing new study, at least 6 million people living across America are drin [...]
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Humans are Poisoning the Ocean – and It’s Poisoning Us Back
It's no secret that we have trashed, poisoned, and warmed oceans at an unprecedented rate via human-caused climate change and pollution.It seems that oceans may be paying us back in kind, according to a new study that found levels of bacteria responsible for life-threatening illnesses spiking in the North Atlantic region. [...]
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Despite GOP Opposition, Mounting Evidence That Medicaid Improves Health
Bolstering the call for universal coverage and undercutting a key Republican talking point, a new study finds that Medicaid expansion in Arkansas and Kentucky resulted in better healthcare and improved health outcomes among low-income Americans. [...]
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Exposed: Pesticide Industry Deployed Aggressive Lobby Effort to Quash Bee Protections
Despite the abundance of scientific studies documenting the rapid and dangerous decline of pollinator populations, state and federal lawmakers have yet to pass any meaningful protections for bees.The reason, according to the findings of a new investigation, is that pesticide giants such as Bayer, Monsanto, and Syngenta have depl [...]
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