17 Oct

‘It’s an insane process’: How Trump and Republicans failed on their health-care bill

Vice President Pence arrived at the summer meeting of the National Governors Association with a single mission: to revive the Republican plan’s blatant support of rewriting the nation’s health laws.

Instead of waking up in the port of Providence, RI, Pence was greeted with a frozen skepticism Friday when the law was launched, which would reduce federal funding for Medicaid and eliminate the coverage of dozens of United States.

Monday night, when President Trump and Pence met a group of Republican senators in the Blue Hall of the White House on agnolotti plates of ricotta lemon and meat with grilled ribs, the measure was almost dead.

“The president spoke of France and Bastille Day,” said Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) In an interview Tuesday, recalling the president’s stories at the dinner parades and the bomb his recent trip to Paris .

Daines described the group’s conversation, which also addressed issues ranging from health to debt limit, as cowards – as if Trump “sat down and lived with friends, acquaintances, people who work. Talk about what’s going on. ”

At the end of dinner, it came true. Two other Republican senators suddenly bolted to support the health care bill, which helped raise the total number of Republicans who oppose four and kill him.

“I was very surprised when two people left last night,” Trump told reporters Tuesday. “We thought they were in good shape.”

However, the dramatic collapse of the Republican Party’s Senate proposal has not surprised many, especially those who are intimately involved in a business that was stuck and worsened as the House of Representatives approved its version in May.

The unrest Monday night was a turning point after weeks of discontent within the party over whether the passage of the law made sense.

Nearly all Republican senators were eager to check the cash repeal and the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, which they had opposed for a long time – but many of them were also worried about the possible costs of raising a law had a deep root In the United States, has increased in popularity and is supported by some Republican governors.

Moderates were always bad for the drastic cuts in Medicaid with the opposition of many of their rulers. Conservatives were still not satisfied with the scope of legislation in the Senate, which, according to them, does not go far enough to avoid the law.

And Trump often disengages himself, turning sporadically and making calls to senators on the field, but he avoided selling the project to the kind of large meetings he often takes on issues he defends.

“I have been clear for some time, and probably evident to the leaders, as much as 10 Republicans were uncomfortable with the bill and thought to vote against the motion to proceed,” Senator.

Susan Collins (R-Maine), a critic of the bill, said in an interview Tuesday. “So it’s surprising that after the administration has failed to win the governors this weekend, there was only an acknowledgment that Bill was a problem, probably fatal.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Who has long cultivated a reputation operator, found himself almost impossible to bypass the conference amid growing concerns.

09 Oct

Senate Republicans’ effort to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare all but collapses

Senate Republicans have conceded defeat both on Tuesday in their seven-year attempt to reverse the Affordable Care Act, acknowledging they lacked the vows of their pledge to “repeal and replace” the legislative takeover of President Barack Obama’s signature.

Hours after Republican leaders dropped a bill to revise the law known as Obamacare, their backup plan – a proposed repeal of major parts of the bill without replacing them – quickly collapsed.

A trio of moderate Republicans nullified the idea, saying it could pick up the millions of Americans without thinking insurance coverage.

“I have not come to Washington to hurt people,” criticized Senator Shelley Moore Capito (RWW.V.), who joined Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) to oppose an immediate repeal .

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Who has spent weeks trying to combine his heartbreaking column to support the original GOP legislation, said he is still planning a “early next week” vote in the GOP. Repeal plan But he seemed to recognize that he looked condemned.

“This has been a very difficult experience for all of us,” McConnell told reporters. “It’s pretty obvious we do not have 50 members who can accept a replacement.”

The collapse of the effort marks a devastating political defeat for Congressional Republicans and Trump’s president, who pledged to return the “First Day” Affordability Assistance Act of his presidency.

This also leaves millions of consumers receiving health insurance through the law in a sort of administrative limbo, wondering how their care will be affected since the program is in the hands of government officials who have openly destroyed their disappearance.

On Tuesday, Trump told reporters in the White House Roosevelt Room that he planned to “let Obamacare fail.” That way, he said, his party would have no political responsibility for the collapse of the system .

“We’re not going to be. I’m not going to have it,” the president said. “I can say that the Republicans will not. We’ll let Obamacare fail, then the Democrats will come” to fix it.

But Trump’s comments seemed to ignore the many Republican lawmakers who care about depriving voters of their federal benefits they now depend on.

The president invited the 52 Republican senators to join him for lunch on Wednesday at the White House to try to remedy the collapse.

Senate leaders have struggled to come up with a plan to review Obamacare as the House of Representatives passed its version of legislation in May, an erroneous bill that some House members have openly asked in the Senate to repair.

With just 52 seats, McConnell could afford to lose the support of the only two members of his bench – and still count on Pence vice president to break the tie.

The measure would have reduced the key federal regulations on insurance and reduced Medicaid drastically over time.

But it was not enough for many conservative Republicans, who wanted to give back more of ACA’s mandate to insurers.

And the bill was too far for many moderates, especially the United Republicans, who accepted the ACA’s offer to expand eligibility for Medicaid.

02 Oct

Scientists Discover Unique Gene Variant That Protects Greek Village From Heart Diseases

Scientists Discover Unique Gene Variant That Protects Greek Village From Heart Diseases

Scientists Discover Unique Gene Variant That Protects Greek Village From Heart Diseases

They love their fat, they like their food, and they have no reason to fear the associated cardiovascular risks a little. Scientists have found a unique variant of gene protection between Mylopotamos indigenous, Creta normal, a remote village in Greece, which is believed to protect against cardiovascular risks and heart disease, despite its diet loaded with saturated animal fats.

The team of researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute of UK researchers pointed out that the variant rs145556679 * is associated with lower levels of “bad” natural fats and “bad” cholesterol, factors that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The study published in the journal Nature Communications revealed that the special cardioprotective variant was found in people living in a somewhat isolated life, thriving on a diet high in animal fat.
For the study, the researchers performed a genetic profile of the population by sequencing the entire genome of 250 people. The team used the results to get a more detailed view of 3200 people for whom the above genetic information is known.

As part of their study, we discovered a new variant of the cardioprotective gene, which we did not know before cardioprotective qualities. Scientists also said that the variant may be almost unique to the people of Mylopotamos, adding that the results of the genome sequencing of a few thousand Europeans revealed that only one copy of this variant in a single person in Tuscany, Italy .

The team also found a distinct variation in the same gene associated with lower levels of triglycerides in the founding population of Amish in the United States.

Lorraine Southam of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute said: “We have been able to identify genetic variants that are more common than the cosmopolitan population, which increases our power to detect whether these variants are responsible for the disease.”

Stressing the Importance of Outcomes in the Isolated Population Southam said: “With populations isolated, we can have a unique view of rare genetic variants that play an important role in complex human diseases”

The team also studied a population isolated from the villages of the pomak mountain region in northern Greece, so the genetics examined approximately 1,700 people in the population and found four distinct genetic variants affecting diastolic blood pressure, fasting Blood glucose levels, white blood cells, and hemoglobin numbers.

30 Sep

Pharmacists to protest setting up of e-portal to regulate medicine sales

Pharmacists to protest setting up of e-portal to regulate medicine sales

Pharmacists to protest setting up of e-portal to regulate medicine sales

CHENNAI: On the occasion of their protest against the proposal of the central Ministry of Health to create an electronic portal to regulate the sale of medicines, pharmacists in Chennai, Madurai and Karur wear a black label on Tuesday. However, pharmacists have decided not to participate in the Gaza Strip called by the All-India Organization of Chemicals and Drugs (AIOCD) Tuesday.
The administrative secretary of Tamil Nadu, the Association of Chemists and Pharmacists T Natarajan, who led the annual general meeting on Sunday, said: “We are not going to close pharmacies on Tuesday, Secretary of State. Will submit a memorandum to the Central Health Ministry says that the establishment of an electronic portal is not viable for Tamil Nadu chemists. ”
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It is useless to protest against electronic portals and yes, as indicated, certain issues should be addressed in the management of rural areas and so that the layout of the facility may be asked.
There are 5,000 pharmacies in Chennai, of which about 1,000 are managed by companies. The remaining 4,000 pharmacies are run by people and are represented by the Druggists and Association (District of Madras). Natarajan, who is also the general secretary of the district association of Madras, said: “The establishment of an electronic portal to regulate the sale of medicines is not possible without the great modernization of infrastructure, certainly not possible in rural areas , Since there is no Internet access. ”
According to the proposal, an autonomous body will develop and maintain the electronic platform in which manufacturers of medicines, wholesalers, distributors, wholesalers, pharmacies and authorized electronic pharmacies must register.

23 Sep

Autistic girl leaves no stone unturned, scores an impressive 76.4 per cent

Autistic girl leaves no stone unturned, scores an impressive 76.4 per cent

Autistic girl leaves no stone unturned, scores an impressive 76.4 per cent

Nehal Tiwari, an autistic student at Gopi Birla School in Malabar, scored an impressive 76.4 percent on the CBSE class XII exams. Nehal, a science student is highly functional autism (HFA), which means that his cognitive abilities are higher than those of other autistic children.

At age three, his parents realized that he had trouble speaking. Soon after, he was diagnosed with autism. “We worked on her speech with the help of a speech therapist.” The therapy helped her and is now able to speak well. She understood and grabbed subjects like Physics and Mathematics well, which helped her to do her exams, “said Seema Tiwari, mother of Nehal, occupation engineer. Nehal scored 85 points in Physics and his goal is to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (IT) in Mumbai St Xaviers College.

“We are very happy that his efforts have paid off. He studied very hard and is a very special child,” said his mother. Nehal is also a good painter and loves to play the keyboard.

15 Sep

Feeling Blue: Listening To Sad Music In Group May Cause Depression

Feeling Blue: Listening To Sad Music In Group May Cause Depression

Feeling Blue: Listening To Sad Music In Group May Cause Depression

Ask any lover of music, and he would tell you how Ç’est more than an art form, and Ç’est actually experience a sense of meaning and extended expression. Do you listen to the blues, the jazz, the old school? Do you also how to raise the depth of your sad words? Do you also share your findings with your friend? You may have to rethink as this could plunge into depression. According to this new study, listening to sad music in a group and talking about sad things tends to make people more depressed. While music can be a great way of leisure, listening to sad music with a group of friends can cause adverse psychological effects.

According to the study, such group reflections (inadequate emphasis on negative thoughts) with music was a more common trend among the younger, then reflecting the relative importance of music and social relationships among youth.
The corresponding author of the study Sandra Garrido University of Western Sydney, Milperra, Australia, said that these milestones result important information on how people with depression use music.

“Sensitive individuals with a predilection for rumination may be more susceptible to negative results from the ruminaison group with a social reaction, deepening and exacerbating negative thoughts and feelings,” Garrido said.

The study was published in Frontiers in Psychology, also stated that listening to inspirational music and cheerful music in a group and interacting more positively about music and life in general and, can lead to a reverse effect that feels Well and inspired.

Researchers wanted to investigate the effects of self-reported mood accompanying to listen to sad group music, and then how the general temperament is influenced by this rumination, what causes depression and a style of adaptation?

For the study, we observed 697 participants who completed an online survey on “ways to use their music, types of musical instruments, commitment and the effect of listening to music.”

In addition to the survey, participants also completed a series of additional questionnaires, in which researchers determined factors such as the presence of symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress; In general the tendencies to the depression; Styles of coping, ie, the tendency to rumination and reflection; The musical commitment as a measure of well-being; And questionnaires on various aspects of listening to music, both solo and in groups.

Based on their findings, they concluded that young people may be more vulnerable to the impact of ruminaison group with music.

09 Sep

Lack of awareness a major reason for late diagnosis of lupus

Lack of awareness a major reason for late diagnosis of lupus

Lack of awareness a major reason for late diagnosis of lupus

Hyderabad: Although the number of patients with lupus in the city is slowly increasing, it takes an average of three years to diagnose the deadly disease.
The delay in diagnosis is due to lack of awareness of this rare autoimmune disease, experts speaking at a continuing education session for a day at the organized lupus at KIMS Hospital said city.
“Systemic lupus erythematosus” – commonly known as Lupus affects 1 in 1000 so it is a rare disease that mainly affects women. Nine of the 10 patients with lupus are women 15 to 45 years of age. The deadly disease has a varied presentation among patients of very frequent symptoms, such as a butterfly-marked rash when exposed to sunlight, excessive fatigue, hair loss, severe manifestations such as paralysis, heart attack, Recurrent abortions when it affects organs.
The fact that there is very little lupus even in medical books makes diagnosis difficult. “There is no awareness of lupus disease not only among the general population but also among those in the medical community. As it is not included in course textbooks, teachers are physicians unable to identify the signs. If lupus is not diagnosed in time, it can prove to be life-threatening. Because patients have multiorgan involvement, they consult with respective specialists in accordance with the leading system organ affected to an inadequate diagnosis, “said Dr Sharat V Chandramouli, director of clinical, rheumatology and clinical immunology, KIMS hospital.
During the daily event, aspects such as how to identify patients with lupus in the early stages, symptoms and manifestations of common organs, treatment options available and the last existing, how lupus differs in discussed presentation in adults And the pediatric population. About 200 delegates from various parts of the state attended the event.

02 Sep

India cricket team will not play a bilateral series with Pakistan: Sports minister Vijay Goel

India cricket team will not play a bilateral series with Pakistan: Sports minister Vijay GoelIndia cricket team will not play a bilateral series with Pakistan: Sports minister Vijay Goel

India cricket team will not play a bilateral series with Pakistan: Sports minister Vijay Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel ruled out a series of bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Monday, the minister said that “cricket and terrorism can not go together.”

India and Pakistan, however, will compete in the ICC Champions Trophy in the UK next month. Both teams are in the same group and face Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 4 June.

Cricket Council of India Council and officials of Pakistan Cricket Council will meet today in Dubai to discuss a bilateral series, but the message to Goel BCCI is very clear.

According to the ICC Future Tours Program, India’s cricket team must play Pakistan in a two-way series later this year, but hostilities on the other side of the border may lose all chances of a series of cricket Of India vs Paklistan.

BCCI and PCB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. Earlier this month, the PCB had sent a notice of the dispute to the Board of India requesting BCCI losses for refusing To be delivered in 2015.

At the meeting in Dubai, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary will represent BCCI while PCB should be represented by its chairman Shaharyar Khan and his legal representatives.
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“We remain committed to the game, but the work does not change: the show can not go forward without the permission of the Government of India.

“After the writing of PCB, we wrote to the Government of India and waiting for the answer. I think the dialogue should continue, so we are,” Choudhary said.

The comments by the Sports Minister today clearly show that bilateral cricket is unlikely in the near future, even in neutral territory.

The last bilateral series between India and Pakistan was played in 2012-2013. It was a limited edition with two and three T20I ODI India. The T20 series was developed and Pakistan won the ODI 2-1.

30 Aug

Kids Watch Out: Obesity Can Raise Cardiovascular Risks Even In Young

Kids Watch Out: Obesity Can Raise Cardiovascular Risks Even In Young

Kids Watch Out: Obesity Can Raise Cardiovascular Risks Even In Young

Obesity occurs when there is excess accumulation or abnormal amounts of fat in the body. At a time when the world is tackling state proliferation, it is important to distinguish between obesity and overweight. Individuals are considered obese when their body mass index is greater than 30 kg / m2, when the normal range is 25 to 30 kg / m2. Obesity clings to multiple risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. A new study, which can also serve as a wake-up call to a number of cardiovascular diseases, even in people over 17 years.

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Obesity occurs when there is excess accumulation or abnormal amounts of fat in the body. At a time when the world is tackling state proliferation, it is important to distinguish between obesity and overweight. Individuals are considered obese when their body mass index is greater than 30 kg / m2, when the normal range is 25 to 30 kg / m2. Obesity clings to multiple risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. A new study, which can also serve as a wake-up call to a number of cardiovascular diseases, even in people over 17 years.

Yes, we heard. Body mass index higher than normal (BMI) has often been associated with the development of cardiovascular disease in the half-life of delay, but the latter study has become a source of great concern, especially at times when piece Today’s great youth across the world are struggling with obesity.
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Kaitlin Wade, a research associate at the University of Bristol, said: “Our results show that the causal impact of higher BMI on cardiac output was only due to the volume of blood pumped by the left ventricle. Explain the causal effect of higher BMI on cardiac hypertrophy and the highest blood pressure we have observed in our analyzes.

Researchers in the British study showed that although obesity was causing lower cardiovascular health in young adults, a higher BMI does not appear to affect heart rate in this group.

The study also supported the efforts needed to address and limit the chances of the obesity epidemic at an early age, to avoid the risk of cardiovascular disease and related illnesses, which could shed light on their painful young adults.

In a paper presented at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics, Wade said: “We believe there is a clear message for cardiovascular health in our results and we hope that they could lead to a greater effort to combat early obesity in lifetime “

23 Aug

Modi’s Europe tour: Will India’s FTA pragmatism bring EU out of its shell?

Modi's Europe tour: Will India's FTA pragmatism bring EU out of its shell?

Modi’s Europe tour: Will India’s FTA pragmatism bring EU out of its shell?

The wider trade and FTAs in particular are playing an increasingly important role in India’s diplomatic scene at a time when its benefits are being questioned in several capitals. Modi’s prime minister has shown a strong inclination to take advantage of the foreign sector to national economic growth.

It is therefore not surprising that even before reports in the negotiations on the CJPE (Regional Economic Partnership) has left the negotiations on the free trade agreement between India and the European Union (EU) began to appear. The problem is simple. The EU can really get out of its shell and move to an agreement. The context is provided by Brexit, prompting the UK to promote a trade agreement with independent India along with a contest for the EU and the victory of Mr Macron as president in France which would damage the island lobby in the EU.
It is these events that awaken the enthusiasm of an agreement when Prime Minister Modi leaves for a visit to Europe. Would there be significant progress in a free trade agreement with the EU? The six-day tour will begin May 29 with PM Modi traveling to Berlin, where he will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Special attention should be paid. The expectations of the FTA negotiations between India and the EU were high, even in the last trip of the PM in Brussels; Minister of Trade and Industry Ms Nirmala Sitharaman is also part of the delegation, but her counterpart did not attend the summit. In fact, later, the Minister tweeted. “In India We hope this discussion is resumed We wanted to resume as soon as possible, we want a conference.

As mentioned above, the environment has changed this time. European political leadership seems to be very open to the idea of a free trade agreement with India. The recent visit of Ms. Sitharaman Italy and an earlier visit by a delegation of Germany indications of political commitment. Given how other EU associations with the rest of the world were not too pronounced for the continent, there is a good indication that it would like to have deeper cooperation with India. But of course, there are concerns? Some of them are concerned about the EU as to whether wider integration with India would help their economies with the best of them grew by only 1.9%. The EU is concerned that currencies are so volatile, especially the euro? These are difficult questions, they make more significant because their bilateral trade with India has grown impressively. From US $ 55 billion in 2006 to US $ 96 billion in 2016. In these circumstances, we can examine the two specific areas of the FTA-eliminating stock.
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The first is the proposed EU-India bilateral trade and investment agreement (BTIA). Since 2015, India has developed a new model in the BTIA, which includes a strong provision for fiscal risks in accordance with the laws of India. The new NAFTA negotiations must take these provisions into account for BTIA.

A related problem is banking, where conflicting positions have emerged. The EU has insisted that FDI liberalization is higher in retail and multi-brand insurance. However, even if the EU calls for the liberalization of India’s banking and financial sector and the opening of FDI in multi-brand retail trade, India has been bothered by the increased demand for market access mode 1 and Mode-4 (ie the movement of labor and people). None of them has made much progress so far.