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Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers ACA programs, said on Saturday that months-old conflicting court rulings related to the risk adjustment formula prevent them from making payments. "This action will significantly increase 2019 premiums for millions of individuals and small business owners and could result in far fewer health plan choices", Serota said in a statement.


Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases

Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases

The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration have not provided data on the number of outbreaks associated with the 28-ounce products. The CDC first reported the outbreak in mid-June with the cases in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and MI. The FDA has not yet identified ingredients linked to the outbreak, saying only that each component is under investigation. 'Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the above products affected by this recall should dispose of the ...


Novel HIV vaccine candidate induces immune responses in humans, monkeys

Novel HIV vaccine candidate induces immune responses in humans, monkeys

Researchers, including those from Harvard Medical School in the USA, found that the " mosaic " vaccine , created by combining pieces of different HIV viruses, is well-tolerated and generated comparable and robust immune responses against HIV in healthy adults and rhesus monkeys.


Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee

Kethledge, 51, is a judge for the Cincinnati, Ohio-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, while Hardiman, 52, serves on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Before retiring in 2013, Kyl was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will be the first to consider the nomination. McConnell's office has stressed that it took about two months each to get Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Gorsuch through, and they warn Kavanaugh's background and work in Washington could slow confirmation.


Hospital buildings evacuated after possible release of tuberculosis

Hospital buildings evacuated after possible release of tuberculosis

Authorities said employees on the site do not need to do additional tests as authorities declared no incidence of health risks. A building at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore was evacuated on Thursday due to a possible tuberculosis exposure, fire officials said.


Is the pap smear on the way out?

Is the pap smear on the way out?

Gina Ogilvie . "Whether it's co-testing or choosing one test over another, it's really important to think about the system in which cervical cancer screening is introduced, and that women are called back and followed-up for an abnormal test, whether it be a Pap smear or an HPV test ", Ogilvie said.