Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Last week, actress Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the “Star Wars” actress’ death. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing while sleeping, for 10 seconds to a minute or longer. This can happen repeatedly during the night, causing blood-oxygen levels to dip and putting a strain on the heart. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on …

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Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan In Powerful New Ad: ‘Let’s Trade Places’

June 21, 2017

Randy Bryce, a union ironworker, announced on Monday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against Ryan, and released a video emphasizing what has so far been the biggest issue of the year: health care. Theres no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of people like her who dont have what she has, Bryce said in the video. The system is extremely flawed. Lets trade places, Bryce said. Paul Ryan, you can come work the iron and Ill go to D.C. Republicans were quick to seize …

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Britain’s ‘longest-married’ couple celebrate anniversary – BBC News

June 19, 2017

Image copyright Peter Rhys Williams Image caption Ken and Margaret Harris celebrated their oak anniversary at their Powys nursing home But after spending a month in hospital, Mr Harris was given the all clear to leave and was found a room in the same care home as his wife in the Brecon Beacons. “Ken went to war and Margaret stayed home working as a doctor’s secretary but he always had her photo in his wallet,” added Mrs Harris. “When Ken went into hospital he …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… insiders, was Theresa May’s U-turn on social care. Team May were apparently so confident of victory that they thought they could tackle the looming problem of social care costs – an issue parties scrapping to win elections have generally shied away from. But within hours the main thing many people knew about the Conservative programme for government was that it included a “dementia tax” that could lead to more people having to sell their homes to pay for care. The same …

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… Moscow, some people did not even care about it, but another time security showed up straight away. “In London, it was very welcomed by the people passing by; everyone was asking questions — ‘what is this about, can we take part in it?’ “But in South Korea they were super scared. They were freaking out, screaming, picking up the phone,” he recalls. “I think they’re not used to unexplainable things happening in public places.” False flags …

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Pence tells ‘Hannity’ he’s ‘cautiously optimistic’ about ObamaCare repeal

June 3, 2017

… Grassley in suburban Des Moines. The Senate’s filibuster rule means that Republicans who control the Senate with 52 seats can’t repeal the entire law. “You’ve got to have 60 votes and we don’t have 60 votes at this point,” Grassley said. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., told a news station Thursday that he does not see a comprehensive health care plan this year. Pence repeated what Trump has said since his campaign: the administration will stay focused on unleashing …

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Guardian’s Ben Jacobs Will Donate His Broken Glasses To Newseum

June 1, 2017

Last Wednesday, Jacobs was covering Montanas special electionfor a U.S. House seat when he asked Gianforte a question about health care. Jacobs said the candidate, who went on to win the election the following day, body-slammed him and broke his glasses. A Fox News team thatwitnessed the attacksaid Gianforte grabbed the reporter by the neck with both hands and slammed him down on the ground. The candidate then began punching the reporter, the Fox News team said. The reporter has new …

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Boehner: Trump’s term ‘disaster,’ aside from foreign affairs

… Affordable care Act. Boehner said that while Republicans would fix some problems of Obama’s law, repeal and replacement is “not going to happen.” He added, “Republicans never ever agree on health care.” The GOP-led House narrowly passed a bill earlier this month. The Senate has struggled to produce legislation that all in the GOP can back. On investigations into Russia, Boehner told the Texas forum that “they need to get to the bottom of this” but said …

May 27, 2017
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Chris Cornell’s Wife, Vicky, Pens Gut-Wrenching Open Letter To ‘Sweet Christopher’

… you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace. Karayiannis letter continued, Im broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies. I will think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you. Head over to Billboard to read the letter in its entirety. Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from theInternational Association …

May 26, 2017
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The Best Boyfriends Know Little Gestures Mean More Than Anything Else

… walk you to the bathroom in the middle of the night when you’re sick, the oneswho say “what do you need?” and take care of you as you do them. The best boyfriends aren’t the “cool guys,” they aren’t the bros who are too detached to care about love. They’re the ones who want to try. The ones who would do for you everything that you’d do for them. They’re the ones whotext you to make sure you got home alright. Who will listen to you …

May 25, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

During an interview on the Warner Bros. lot where a rough cut of the film was screened, Snyder revealed that his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn Snyder, died by suicide in March. He is taking time off to take care of his family and deal with her death, while Avengers director Joss Whedon will help bring the film across the finish line. In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it, Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter …

May 24, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

May 20, 2017
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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017
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Hope You Don’t Expect The Senate GOP To Be Transparent About Obamacare Repeal

Senate Republicans have spent the last 10 days or so promising not to tackle health care in the same hurried, irresponsible way that their House counterparts did. We are not under any deadlines, Sen. (R-Texas) saidlast week, so we are going to take our time. They have also suggested they have little interest in drafting something that looks like the American Health care Act the wildly unpopular House bill that would roll back many of the Affordable care Acts most important insurance …

May 15, 2017
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