30 Americans Respond To Whats The Most Absurd Medical Bill You Have Ever Received?

Everybody deserves to be healthy because being full of energy means leading a good life. However, health becomes a real issue if you have to pay your weight in gold whenever you need to go to the hospital. When US Senator Bernie Sanders asked his Twitter followers what the most absurd medical bill they’ve ever received was, the floodgates opened. The stories were shocking, to say the least. So here is a compilation of the most ridiculous medical bills that Americans were presented with. Get ready for your jaw to drop and your eyes to pop because some of these are unbelievable. Upvote the bills you found the most shocking, leave us a comment and remember to share with your …

Polio makes a comeback in the Philippines 19 years after the country was declared free of the disease

(CNN)The Philippines has reported its first case of polio since it was declared free of the childhood disease 19 years ago, dealing a blow to the campaign to eradicate it. However, the disease is still present in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the emergence of new, vaccine-derived strains of polio have complicated efforts to rid the world of the disease. The last known case of wild poliovirus in the Philippines was in 1993. The country was declared wild polio-free in 2000 along with the rest of WHO’s Western Pacific Region. The Philippines case was unexpected and the country was not on a list of at-risk countries compiled by the Polio Global Eradication Initiative. Vaccination drive In addition to the confirmed and …

Lawmaker asks FDA to crack down on Juul’s ‘fraudulent’ medical claims

(CNN)The chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy asked the US Food and Drug Administration in a letter on Thursday to take “appropriate enforcement action” against leading e-cigarette maker Juul. In the letter, Krishnamoorthi pointed out testimony from Juul’s CEO that said the product holds promise to “do what no previous technology has done — help adult smokers stop smoking combustible cigarettes on a widespread and consistent basis.” The FDA said that it will respond to Krishnamoorthi about the questions raised in his letter and that the investigation is ongoing. “In general, while the public may understand the term ‘smoking cessation’ as referring to ending the use of traditional cigarettes and switching to a non-combustible tobacco …

Scientists discover way to grow tooth enamel

Experts produce clusters of enamel-like calcium phosphate to crack age-old problem Scientists say they have finally cracked the problem of repairing tooth enamel. Though enamel is the hardest tissue in the body, it cannot self-repair. Now scientists have discovered a method by which its complex structure can be reproduced and the enamel essentially grown back. The team behind the research say the materials are cheap and can be prepared on a large scale. After intensive discussion with dentists, we believe that this new method can be widely used in future, said Dr Zhaoming Liu, co-author of the research from Zhejiang University in China. Tooth decay is extremely common: according to journal Science Advances, say they got around this problem by …

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from an accidental drug overdose

(CNN)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died by choking on vomit after using drugs and alcohol, according to the Tarrant County, Texas, medical examiner’s office. Skaggs, 27, was found dead at a Hilton hotel in Southlake, Texas, on July 1. The autopsy was performed the following day.

Too many women have pain during sex. This must not be a taboo subject | Susannah Thraves

Its a common complaint, and help is available yet still, few dare seek it out, says TV journalist Susannah Thraves Like so many, I adore women who experience pain during sex? Its an angle that doesnt fit in with steamy sex scenes in films and it definitely wouldnt have a place on shows such as thought to affect around 7.5% of sexually active women in the UK. Experts believe this condition is under-reported, and that the true figure could be even higher. Dyspareunia is complicated by the fact that the condition is usually both physical and psychological and so the problem will often not be one that can be seen on a scan. But sadly, out of embarrassment, many women …

Vaping linked to marijuana use in young people, research says

(CNN)Young people who vape are more likely to use marijuana, according to a study published Monday. The findings, researchers say, support the theory that nicotine rewires the developing brain, changing how people respond to and crave addictive substances. That link suggests that “e-cigarettes really need to be considered in the broad category of addictive and harmful substances,” said Chadi, who is now an assistant professor at the University of Montreal. “We can’t think of e-cigarettes as a less-harmful alternative to cigarettes with adolescents,” he said, in part because “just like cigarettes, e-cigarettes increase your risk of using marijuana, and marijuana, we know, has several implications and negative health consequences in adolescents.” Teenage use of the drug is associated with declines …

Drug maker ‘will make $21bn from treating cystic fibrosis’

Vertex is accused of raking in vast profits while making Orkambi unaffordable to NHS A US company, which is refusing to drop its price for the life-changing cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi to make it affordable to NHS England, is set to make $21bn (17bn) in profit from that and a sister medicine, according to research. Countries around the world are struggling to pay for Orkambi, made by Vertex, which has a list price of 104,000 per patient per year and is not a cure. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) in England has said effective. On Monday, the Scottish Medicines Consortium will decide whether to approve the drug for children. Parents in England have campaigned, demonstrated on …

How to spot the toxic algae that’s killing dogs in the Southeast

(CNN)Dog owners in the Southeast are spreading the word about the dangers of contaminated water following the deaths of their beloved pets. Algae occurs naturally in water, but the blue-green variety are considered Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, are “primitive,” photosynthetic organisms that can feed off the sun to make their own energy and release oxygen and possibly toxins in the process, said David G. Schmale III, a professor at Virginia Tech. Some species produce potent toxins that can sicken or even kill people, pets and wildlife, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Blue-green algae and other HABs can produce different types of poisons, some that affect the liver, others the brain. Schmale said …

After a breakdown, birdwatching brought me friendship, escape and a new love of nature

A childhood hobby gave me time to reflect, refocus and find myself again, following years of drug and alcohol abuse A decade ago, aged 22 and off my face on class A drugs and alcohol almost every day, I would never have seen myself where I am today and definitely wouldnt have dreamed that Bird Therapy that birds are consistent in a way that people rarely are and I stand by this. Too often, we are let down by those we believe care about us, but I know that if I look out of my kitchen window, my garden bird community will still be there. I also know that during spring, our returning breeding birds will travel across desert and …

26 Responses People Had To This Anti-Vaxxer Proudly Wearing A Jesus Wasnt Vaccinated T-Shirt

A photo of a woman wearing a T-shirt proclaiming “Spoiler Alert… Jesus Wasn’t Vaccinated” got posted online. Can you imagine what the reaction was? Go on, I’ll give you three guesses. That’s right, you guessed it in one — internet users mocked her and other anti-vaxxers relentlessly, with some incredible jokes being thrown about. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: kels_316 wintertao ReverendaCori sailor_sunk TravBot CelticPixie87 posted the picture of the T-shirt being worn. Internet users were quick to point out that the T-shirt’s slogan made absolutely no sense at all, and came up with lots of witty and quirky comebacks. You’re right to be worried about the anti-vaccination (or …

Former NFL player Merril Hoge is one of 18,400 plaintiffs suing Monsanto, saying Roundup caused cancer

(CNN)Former NFL running back and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming its popular weedkiller Roundup caused his cancer — resulting in permanent “physical pain and mental anguish.” But Bayer, the parent company of Monsanto, said hundreds of studies over 40 years support the safety of Roundup. “We have great sympathy for any individual with cancer, but the extensive body of science on glyphosate-based herbicides over four decades supports the conclusion that Roundup does not cause NHL,” Bayer said in a written statement Wednesday. The company cited an EPA decision from April, which Bayer said “reaffirmed that ‘glyphosate is not a carcinogen’ and that there are ‘no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in …

FDA uses magic tricks in first TV ads to prevent teens from vaping

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration put out its first TV ads focused on e-cigarette prevention. The FDA revealed last year that vaping had increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since the year prior, jumping to 3.6 million students total. Experts worry that e-cigarettes could put kids’ developing brains at risk, get them hooked on nicotine early in life, and be a gateway to smoking and other drugs. The FDA said its vaping-focused digital campaign has racked up almost 2 billion views by teens and hundreds of thousands of likes on social media, resulting in increased traffic to Smokefree Teen, a quitting resource from the National Cancer Institute. A previous “The Real Cost” campaign focused …

A rise in premature births among Latina women may be linked to Trump’s election, study says

(CNN)The United States 2016 election, when President Donald Trump was voted into office, may have been tied to a rise in premature births among Latina women across the US, according to a new study. The study showed only an association between premature births among Latina women and the election, not that the election directly caused any negative birth outcomes. To determine that, more research would be needed. ‘The relationship between hostile immigration climate and health’ The study involved analyzing monthly data on preterm births in the United States from January 2009 through July 2017. The data, which included 32.9 million live births total, came from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER online database. In the study, a …

Ebola: DR Congo confirms first case in city of Goma on border with Rwanda

(CNN)The Ebola virus has reached the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub that is home to more than 1 million people on the Rwandan border. As a result of the speed in which the patient was quickly isolated and transferred to an Ebola treatment center, the risk of the disease spreading in Goma was low, the ministry said. The bus driver and the 18 other passengers will be vaccinated on Monday. Since the latest outbreak began in the Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the virus has ravaged the northeastern provinces of North Kivu — where Goma and Butembo are located — and neighboring Ituri. A total of 2,489 cases have been reported in the central African nation, …

Women with paying jobs see slower memory loss later in life, study says

(CNN)Having a paying job might shield women from memory loss decades later, according to a new study. The research is preliminary and has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, but Rebecca Edelmayer, director of scientific engagement at the Alzheimer’s Association, said “it’s possible that work in mid-life may actually be protective.” “Roles for women in the workforce and family have really changed dramatically over the years,” she added, “so it’s important that we continue to study the relevance of those changes and how they could be impacting the risk for women related to Alzheimer’s disease.” The women facing a higher risk Mayeda’s team looked at more than 6,000 women born between 1935 and 1956 and collected their …