Texas is officially defunding Planned Parenthood

According to The Texas Tribune , which obtained the notice, Planned Parenthood has the option to appeal the state's decision within the next 15 days by requesting a hearing from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission . As in past cases in which states attempted to block funding to women's health providers, the final outcome of the state's move will be decided by the federal courts. Read More

Patients May Live Longer If Their Doctor is a Woman

Jha said it will be important to find out what accounts for the differences in patient results from male and female doctors and teach all doctors to change practice. "The difference in mortality rates surprised us", said lead author Yusuke Tsugawa, research associate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Read More

Guardiola lauds Man City spirit after comeback against 'lucky' Arsenal

Guardiola lauds Man City spirit after comeback against 'lucky' Arsenal

He was dismayed with a couple of decisions that had gone against Arsenal in midweek in the Everton match and said after the City game that referees are "protected like lions in a zoo". Guardiola shuffles his formation as a result , and deploys Kevin de Bruyne as a false nine, while Nolito also drops out of the side. City has reacted to a 4-2 loss at Leicester last weekend, which led to fierce criticism of coach Pep Guardiola's tactics, with two wins this week to revive the team's title ... Read More

Lamar Odom Remains Honest On Moments Before And After Drug Overdose

And while she's totally transformed her body in the past few years, Khloe told Health: "I don't care what weight I am". The ex-LA Laker appeared on the show " The Doctors " earlier this week and discussed how he was in a dark place during the time of his near-fatal overdose in October 2015. Read More

The Latest Zika News Is More Bad News

The Latest Zika News Is More Bad News

Pregnant women should avoid traveling to a south Texas town that sits on the state's border with Mexico, because five cases of local Zika infection have been reported there, USA health officials advised Wednesday. The study did not include the US territory of Puerto Rico, which has been hit hard by Zika. Zika is spread to people primarily through the bite of infected Aedes species mosquitoes, which are found in Brownsville. Read More

Hockey World Mourns Actor Alan Thicke, Beloved Fan

Hockey World Mourns Actor Alan Thicke, Beloved Fan

As previously reported, Thicke died at age 69 Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter . "I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him", Robin Thicke told The Times . Read More

Somerville Police Join Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

Somerville Police Join Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that driving while impaired can have serious or deadly consequences. Don't take the risk of spending time in jail during the holidays. The ultimate cost of driving impaired, however, is causing a traffic crash resulting in a death or injury. Read More

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Manchester United central defender Eric Bailly hurt his knee in his team's total no show at Chelsea on October 24th. Speaking to MUTV ahead of Wednesday's trip to Crystal Palace, Mourinho said: "I think the most important thing for a player is the manager and the fans". Read More

Trump Team Reviewing Options to Obama's Executive Orders in First 100 Days

The funding would go towards contraception, sexually transmitted infection, fertility, pregnancy care, and breast and cervical cancer screening services-funding that Republican-dominated states have attempted to block the organization from receiving. Read More

U.S. life expectancy down for 1st time in 22 years

The decline in heart-related deaths has been so precipitous, in fact, that until 2011 heart disease was poised to drop below cancer as the leading cause of death in the USA, researchers say. Meanwhile, life expectancy for a baby born in 2015 dropped one-tenth of year - from 78.9 years to 78.8. This is a big deal. The life expectancy for boys born in 2015 was 76.3 years (0.2 years lower than in 2014) and the life expectancy for girls born in 2015 was 81.2 years (0.1 years lower than in 2014). Read More

Iraqi forces face fierce IS attacks after new Mosul push

Iraqi forces face fierce IS attacks after new Mosul push

More than 20 soldiers were killed before special forces opened a corridor for them to retreat. The medics spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief the media. He said the United Nations has learned from that experience and so far he was pleased that Iraqi forces appeared to be doing their utmost to avoid civilian casualties. Read More

Gold price drops on Thursday

Gold price drops on Thursday

Spot gold was down 0.3 per cent at $1,167.40 an ounce by 0054 GMT, on track for a fifth consecutive weekly decline. "The rally in the dollar, bond yields edging higher and the positive performance of the equity markets are signs of risk-on appetite, which is negative for gold", said James Steel, chief precious-metals analyst at HSBC Holdings Plc in NY. Read More

Resistance Mutations in ER+ Breast Cancer Uncovered in Genomic Study

The findings mean "we can screen for presence of HER2 so that we can change and target the therapy to improve outcomes for our patients", Lee said. "Indeed, patients with T1-sized tumors that are node negative (T1N0) are generally thought to have a low risk of distant recurrence and an overall favorable prognosis". Read More

Former senator, astronaut John Glenn hospitalized

Former senator, astronaut John Glenn hospitalized

Glenn, 95, has received treatment for more than a week at the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State , said Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the university's John Glenn College of Public Affairs. A complete biography is available on the website of the John and Annie Glenn Museum . After concluding his NASA career, Glenn was elected to the U.S. Read More

Savage Continues To Troll Tyga With Kylie Jenner Avatar

Savage Continues To Troll Tyga With Kylie Jenner Avatar

Read the original story here. While Kim Kardashian is away, Kylie Jenner is continuing to expand her social media reign. She showed off a pic of her in her underwear and fishnets, along with 100-dollar bills floating around her, and the caption, "Please Insert Money". Read More

No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game

That's not to say that Nick Saban's squad was ideal. ATLANTA (AP ) - This was merely an annoyance for Alabama , a chance to add another trophy to its overflowing cases. HURTS BLOSSOMS: While defense is always the name of the game at Alabama , the development of freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts has been a major part of the Tide's success. Read More

There is no safe level of smoking

There is no safe level of smoking

To better understand the effects of low-intensity smoking on death, the researchers analyzed data on over 290,000 adults who completed a questionnaire on their smoking behaviors in 2004-2005. Death rates increased among those who quit smoking at later ages: 16 percent for those who quit in their 30s, 20 percent if they quit in their 40s, 24 percent for those in their 50s, and 28 percent for those in their 60s, Nash's team found. Read More

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

But Mr Jennings said Mr Trump could increase arms sales to Taipei and would likely take a firmer line on other flashpoint issues such as Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea. On Sunday, Pence said policy decisions would be made after Trump takes office. China also urged "relevant parties in the US.to handle Taiwan-related issues with caution and care to avoid unnecessarily interfering with the overall situation of Sino-US relations". Read More

Texas gives Herman 5 years, minimum of $25 million

Texas gives Herman 5 years, minimum of $25 million

Texas ranks fourth among teams without the required six bowl-eligible victories, right behind Mississippi State. Kevin Lyttle first broke the news on Twitter . The bowl bids awarded to losing teams are based on their most recent Academic Progress Rate scores. Last year, Missouri declined a bowl bid after going 5-7. Read More

Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

Asked about the talks with insurers, a Republican House Ways and Means Committee aide said: "We're talking with all stakeholders and discussing the best next steps as we work to reform this broken health care system". Either plan spells trouble for California, home to about a quarter of the more than 20 million people who have received insurance through Obamacare . Read More

Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

Some of the criticisms are practical, such as the Obama Administration's apparent concerns about Ellison splitting his time and focus between serving in Congress and running the party. Bernie Sanders and newly appointed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, both of whom support a more populist position for the Democratic Party. It wasn't for something Ellison said decades ago but rather a 2010 speech recently unearthed, where Ellison appears to question Israel's influence over US foreign ... Read More

'Dear Zindagi' About To Touch Rs 50 Crore

'Dear Zindagi' About To Touch Rs 50 Crore

Hats off to Karan Johar for seeing the vision so clearly from the beginning. Like every usual day, the actor on Tuesday morning took it to Twitter and asked his favourites Gauri Khan and Alia Bhatt to suggest a song apart from "Lets Break Up". Read More

Strong economic rebound gives Bank of Canada room to keep rates s

Strong economic rebound gives Bank of Canada room to keep rates s

This strength pushed the US dollar upward, which held the Canadian dollar back from growing on the release of the positive GDP growth and optimism that OPEC members would likely reach an agreement to cut production. "What's encouraging about today's figures are the upward revisions to the first half, and the surprisingly solid performance by the economy at the end of the quarter, presaging respectable growth in the fourth quarter as well", said Douglas Porter, chief economist at Bank of ... Read More

FDA Approves New Phase 3 Studies for Ecstasy as PTSD Treatment

FDA Approves New Phase 3 Studies for Ecstasy as PTSD Treatment

The upcoming trials , which reportedly include 230 patients, will be sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies . We've had one trial in the long term, that's now in the one-year follow-up date with primarily veterans, as well as with police officers and firefighters who were first responders at 9/11. Read More

Dozens arrested during US protests for higher minimum wages

Dozens arrested during US protests for higher minimum wages

About 500 workers at O'Hare committed to strike on Tuesday. "You can not live off the current wage that is being given to the workers". "I'm very proud of the courageous workers for having the courage to stand up to billionaire corporations and to fight for what they deserve", Eldridge said in a statement released by his office. Read More

China hikes tax on imported luxury cars

China hikes tax on imported luxury cars

China will impose an extra 10 percent tax on super cars and other luxury models costing 1.3 million yuan ($188,852) and above, in a bid to rein in lavish spending and to reduce emissions, the ministry of finance has said. Automakers have in recent years increasingly tailored their luxury models to appeal to Chinese buyers. Beijing issued new rules saying top officials should cut down expensive travel and avoid owning fancy cars, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday. Read More

Another failure in search for treatment to slow Alzheimer's

Another failure in search for treatment to slow Alzheimer's

Wall Street stocks retreated from records early Wednesday, with pharma shares tumbling following disappointing clinical results from Eli Lilly . He now is president of Lilly Bio-Medicines. "This is only one drug of several in the pipeline and they aim to tackle dementia in different ways, so we should not lose hope", Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of Britain's Alzheimer's Society , said in response to the Lilly news. Read More

Nick Cannon Accuses Planned Parenthood Of Genocide

Supreme Court to overturn the landmark 1973 decision affirming a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. Instead, they say, the laws block women's rights to have abortions by making requirements so stringent that few providers can meet them. Read More

New HIV cases in NYC drop to lowest number since 1981

WAD is celebrated annually every 1st of December to remember those who died because of the disease, show support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS prevention. All regions of the country are affected by the epidemic but in 2014 the highest number of new cases were recorded in St George, Caroni and Victoria. “To address this critical situation, we have made available a new action plan that all European countries endorsed in September 2016. Read More

House to vote on bill aimed at speeding approval of drugs

Donald Trump, President-elect, has sworn to cut down on FDA "red tape", though he has not commented specifically on 21 Century Cures . Some consumer groups contacted Sunday said they still oppose the legislation. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the bill next week. The U.S. Oil and Gas Association, with lobbying expenditures of $293,000, lists the Cures Act as a legislative issue. Read More