Category «Health»

Hundreds of families block organ donation

Organs from 505 registered donors could not be made available for transplant in the last five years because of objections from relatives. BBC 5 live found that almost a third of families blocked organ donation because they felt the process took “too long”. The law states that consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, …

Novelty contact lenses ‘can cause sight loss’

Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections and scratches to the eyes. Cosmetic contact lenses are often sold in joke and fancy-dress shops and on websites, but they come without instructions on safe use. Eye-health professionals say novelty lenses should never be …

IRS to block, suspend tax returns that lack Obamacare disclosures

IRS to block, suspend tax returns that lack Obamacare disclosures  8 Hours Ago | 00:46 The IRS is warning tax professionals that it will block or suspend processing of 2017 income tax returns that do not comply with Obamacare rules requiring filers to disclose their health insurance status. The new move to tighten Americans’ compliance with the Affordable …

Your brain knows when you’ve just died, researchers say

Researchers at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine said in an interview that people who’ve temporarily died are aware that their life has ended, and might be able to hear a doctor announcing their death. Scientists at the New York City school told The Independent newspaper that they’re studying patients who’ve suffered cardiac arrest but have …

More Americans lack health insurance since Trump became president

The number of adults without health insurance has increased 1.4 percentage points since the end of 2016, partially reversing the gains in health coverage seen since the implementation of Obamacare. The nation’s uninsured rate — which fell to a record low of 10.9 percent in the last half of 2016, is now 12.3 percent, according to a Gallup-Sharecare …

South Florida teachers claim moldy classrooms causing illnesses

South Florida teachers in one of the nation’s largest public school districts claim moldy classrooms and hallways are making them sick, with the Broward Teachers Union claiming complaints to district administrators are going largely unanswered. Over 700 Broward school employees claim to have suffered sinus issues, watery eyes, headaches, itching, rashes and asthma as a …

Fentanyl drives another record year of Ohio overdose deaths

An average of 11 people died each day of drug overdoses last year in Ohio, officials said Wednesday as they reported yet another grim milestone in the state’s addictions epidemic. A record 4,050 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, with fatalities driven in large part by the emergence of stronger drugs like the synthetic …