Planned Parenthood receives about twelve percent of its $528.4 million dollars from the government through grants and reimbursements from a law called Title X. Title X gives money to not only Planned Parenthood but also hospitals, schools, health departments, and other non- profits. About the other seventy- five percent of its money comes from patients they are serving insured by Medicaid. A government shutdown would mean that thousands of people working in the government would furlough if Congress did not make this decision. With only seven hours remaining till the government ran out of money, the House of Representatives passed a bill with 257 votes in favor,
Although Lavani claims the life expectancy went up under British rule because they brought vaccines for smallpox and quinine for malaria, the British also had 59 million people die in 40 famines (Doc #11). This all took place over about 200 years, while previously India had only recorded 18 famines happening over the 400 years prior to British rule (Doc #11). While the life expectancy in concerns to disease may have been dramatically raised, repetitive famines killed off many that had been saved from such diseases. Lavani also boasts of fine universities, but the literacy rate under British ruled India never exceed 16%, meaning that those fine universities were built simply for the few rich Indians the British needed to control the population (Doc #9). The British had no interest of educating the Indian population for any other purpose than gains, and cared not if the people were starving, so the British had a negative impact on the Indian
Claudia Kalb’s article “ Do No Harm,” published in the October 4, 2010, issue of Society, discuses the healthcare professionals’ defensive behavior that causes the malpractices among patients. Kalb reports that since the Health system’s applied the lawyer Boothman’s program of “ disclosure and compensation,” then the number of lawsuits reduced as well as the legal- defense costs have dropped around 61 percent. In 1999, there were around 100,000 Americans people are killed from the preventable medical errors, noted Kalb. Also, the header of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services even claims that there won’t be any refund to the hospitals for preventable medical error cases. According to Kalb, Harvard’s Institute for Professionalism and
cocaine was the widely popularised rich man’s drug, due to the large expense of a cocaine addiction. By the late 1980s, cocaine was no longer thought of as the drug of choice for the wealthy because it had gained the reputation of America’s most dangerous and addictive drug, linked with poverty, crime and death. In 1985, crack sold for about five dollars a rock in most cities. In 1886, the popularity of the drug got a further boost when John Pemberton included coca leaves as an ingredient in his new soft drink, Coca-Cola. The euphoric and energizing effects on the consumer helped to skyrocket the popularity of Coca-Cola by the 1900s.
The well-known chain of Drugstore CVS Health is all set to acquire the famous retailer Target Pharmacy and Clinic business for $1.9 Billion as stated by the company on Monday. This deal was announced right after a month when CVS Health entered into an agreement to conquer Omnicare for around $12.5 Billion Dollar. The current deal wasn’t a big as the previous, however the both are going to make a huge positive difference to the CVS Health. This will result in around 1,600 Target Pharmacies covered in 47 states will have their branded changed as CVS/pharmacy and 80 clinics that were under Target will be named as MinuteClinic. The retailers are getting easier in another area also.
In California alone, the number count of deaths from smoking has been increasing every single day and has not been going down at all.In reading a article I read that a Surgeon General stated that “ Approximately half of today’s 44.8 million smokers will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases.” Prop 56 will help California put the death toll lower than it is right now. The way Prop 56 will help save many lives is by adding a $2.00 increase in the tax revenue for a cigarette or anything that contain the ingredient of nicotine. When reading a map in Tobaccofreekids.com I saw that California was the 37th out of the 50 states that had the lowest taxes on cigarettes. If Proposition 56 is passed then California will be placed way higher than it already is at right now. As stated in the article made by Michael Hiltzik in the LA Times news website “The measure is expected to raise as much as $1.4 billion
There are arguments about the demand for mandatory vaccinations for teenage girls to protect them against the human papilloma virus also known as HPV. The HPV virus is known to cause cervical cancer. Allen proclaims that “in the trials done last year, the HPV vaccine prevented 70 percent of growths that lead to cervical cancer, which strikes 14,000 American women each year, killing one fourth of them. Women that received the vaccine in the trials experienced no side effects” (449). The reason why the push for mandatory vaccines by politicians is because of the studies done after experiments were conducted on volunteers.
Harvard had 3 studies, studying children from the age of 6-13 taking Concerta for 2 years. Their study showed that the drug made the children shorter and lighter than average. Also, the CDC also states that the drugs used for ADHD can be addicting and can lead to drug abuse. In a U.S. study, close to 20% or close to 900,000 children have been accidentally given ADHD medication for their problem when it could be many other things. Overdiagnosis of ADHD is that it is often diagnosed without the type of thorough history and examination needed for an accurate assessment.
Diseases such as smallpox, measles, pertussis, diphtheria, mumps, and many more would still be a common occurrence in everyday life. For example, during the 20th century, smallpox was limited to Brazil, West-Central Africa, East-Southern Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia as a result of a minor push in availability and necessitating immunizing vaccines. In 1947, an outbreak of smallpox occurred in New York City. Only a quarter of the city’s population had been vaccinated. In the two weeks following the calamitous outbreak, an immense 6.35 million people were vaccinated and the epidemic was
Costa Rica health officials have been in tight guard and have cautioned future travelers informing them that cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed. According to the World Heath Organization, as of March 5th, 2017, 1,722 confirmed cases of Zika have been reported in Costa Rica. The prevalence of smoking has decreased from 31.5% to 28.6% according to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. “According to research conducted by the IAFA in 2006, the main illegal drugs being used in the country were in descending order of popularity-marijuana, crack, cocaine, and heroin” (. Heath in the Americas, 2011).