Health

CMS reports slowed health spending growth

CMS reports slowed health spending growth

During a call explaining the results, Micah Hartman, a statistician with CMS and an author of the report, said there was more spending and faster growth in 2014 and 2015 as more people gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and through expanded coverage through the Medicaid program.


Weather warning for Peterborough with snow forecast

Weather warning for Peterborough with snow forecast

The weather forecasters say it will be generally dry to begin with winter sunshine, but scattered rain and hail showers will start to feed across the country in a northwest direction. Temperatures will fall considerably on Thursday evening. There'll be highs of only 5 or 6 Celsius. The UK Met Office have named it Storm Caroline.


New Research Says Cheese Is A Health Food (Really!)

New Research Says Cheese Is A Health Food (Really!)

I'm also not going to rule out the possibility that it is Time's personal crusade to legitimize cheese as a health food, and, failing that, to sell it to their readers at all costs. One portion is 40 grams (1.4 oz), which represents a matchbox-sized chunk, two slim slices or a quarter cup of crumbled cheese, according to The Independent .


New Study Links Hormone Birth Control To Cancer

New Study Links Hormone Birth Control To Cancer

Overall, the study found that women who used birth control had a 20 percent increase in their relative risk for developing breast cancer. Dr. Marisa Weiss, an oncologist and founder of a website about breast cancer, told the New York Times that "Gynecologists just assumed that a lower dose of hormone meant a lower risk of cancer".


Record-Breaking Python Found In Florida Everglades

Record-Breaking Python Found In Florida Everglades

The payment increases by $25 for every foot beyond that. "Got her out, shot her right in the head while I was holding her", Leon said Monday in a video released by the South Florida Water Management District. A veteran Florida python hunter last weekend snagged a record 17-foot snake, a behemoth so enormous he said it could "kill any full-grown man". Burmese pythons, one of the largest snake species on earth, are breeding in the park and spreading throughout south Florida.



17 million babies breathing toxic air worldwide

Air pollution has already been linked to asthma, bronchitis, and other long-term respiratory diseases. Satellite imagery reveals that South Asia has the largest proportion of babies under the age of one living in the worst-affected areas, with 12.2 million babies residing where outdoor air pollution exceeds six times worldwide limits set by the World Health Organization ( WHO ).