Would you be happy to see your doctor online?

Doug Sweeny, from US primary care provider One Medical, says giving doctors the flexibility to work remotely greatly improves their quality of life. “The virtual team, they may have kids at home, they may be in places like Hawaii,” he says. “It works brilliantly, it actually helps if you need a flexible schedule or are in an area [where] we don’t have bricks and mortar.” Quality of life is one thing, but telemedicine is also about hard-headed economics. Image copyright Celina Schocken Image caption Celina Schocken is a fan of online consultations with her doctor Celina Schocken has gone to the doctor virtually for a year. “You go to the app and request a consult, and then it assigns you …

Many black pupils’ education ‘dumbed down’

Prof Steve Strand analysed data on six million children in England’s schools between 2005 and 2016. Social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) are a type of special educational needs that covers support with mental health problems and challenging behaviour. Motor maintenance Challenging behaviour is a big factor in pupil exclusions and shifts to alternative provision. Prof Strand said: “Black Caribbean children may be suffering an inappropriate and narrowed curriculum, from unwarranted over-identification, particularly [in] secondary schools. “This might mean they get less academically challenging, more vocationally orientated work perhaps,” he said, “like being shifted from maths to motor maintenance, or experience a lowered expectation of what they can do. “From the factors that we have measured – socio-economic background, …

Ozzy Osbourne out of ICU, recovering from flu complications

“He’s doing great. He’s out of the ICU, he’s doing good, he’s breathing on his own,” Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, announced on “The Talk” on Tuesday. Ozzy, 70, has been plagued with medical issues recently. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Last month, the Black Sabbath frontman postponed several tour dates in the US and Europe after developing a severe upper respiratory infection. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Democrats Have A Real Shot Of Getting Somewhere On Paid Family Leave

The U.S. is inching closer to a paid family leave policy this year, catching up to essentially every other country in the world. On Tuesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) plan to reintroduce the who need to care for sick family members or are experiencing serious health issues. “There is very serious momentum,” DeLauro told HuffPost, explaining why this year is different. “We’ve got a new Congress, we’ve got the largest majority of women and young people.” Finally, family leave is at the “center of the debate, rather than the fringes,” she added. DeLauro and Gillibrand first introduced the bill in 2013. But this year they have a Democratic majority in the House, where it’s expected …

John Dingell, Longest-Serving Member Of Congress In History, Dies At 92

John Dingell Jr., the Michigan Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress, diedThursday at age 92. Dingell was reportedly in “He is my love and we have been a team for nearly 40 years,” she tweeted Wednesday. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Dingell will “forever be remembered as ‘The Dean’ of Congress,” noting his roles in passing the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. An old-school Democrat, Dingell represented southeastern Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives for 59 years before retiring in 2015.  Upon hearing of his retirement plans, President Barack Obama called Dingell “one of the most influential legislators of all time,” a sentiment he echoed when awarding the longtime congressman the …

Thomas Markle Shares Private Letter Allegedly Written By Meghan Markle

Thomas Markle may have just sabotaged any remaining possibility of a relationship with his estranged daughter,  The former Hollywood lighting director recently shared excerpts of a five-page handwritten letter he said the Duchess of Sussex sent him in August, months after he skipped her royal wedding on May 19 to Prince Harry. Daily Mail, which published the excerpts on Saturday.  HuffPost reached out to Kensington Palace, which had no comment.  Meghan Markle and her father, Thomas, who lives in Mexico.  The duchess also criticized her father for the lies of his “other daughter” ― Samantha Grant, who is the duchesses’ half-sister.  Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arriving at the Endeavour Fund Awards at Drapers Hall, London.  “If …

Bill Gross Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Bill Gross, founder of PIMCO. Father: Sewell “Dutch” Gross, a steel company sales executive Mother: Shirley Gross Marriages: Sue (Frank) Gross (1985-2017, divorced); Pamela Roberts Gross (divorced) Children: with Sue Frank: Nick; with Pamela Roberts: Jeff and Jennifer Education: Duke University, B.A. in Psychology, 1966; University of California at Los Angeles, M.B.A, 1971 Military: US Navy, 1966-1969 Other Facts:Billionaire, bond investor, philanthropist and avid stamp collector. Founder, former co-chief investment officer and managing director of PIMCO, one of the world’s largest mutual funds. Under Gross, PIMCO became the world’s largest bond fund manager. Timeline:1966 – While recuperating from injuries suffered in a serious car accident, Gross teaches himself to count cards in blackjack. …

The battle is on between Trump and his Democratic foes

(CNN)A clarifying week in Washington showed how ugly the war of oversight between President Donald Trump and House Democrats will become and dug new battle lines in the most intense exchanges yet of the 2020 campaign. “The Democrats in Congress yesterday were vicious and totally showed their cards for everyone to see. When the Republicans had the Majority they never acted with such hatred and scorn! The Dems are trying to win an election in 2020 that they know they cannot legitimately win!” Trump tweeted on Saturday. Trump also pivoted toward 2020 in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, laying out his clearest thematic blueprint yet for his re-election bid. The President proclaimed that an economic “miracle” was …

Harrison Ford Swipes A Trump: ‘On The Wrong Side Of History’

The “Star Wars” actor, speaking at the “ Ford was introduced to the stage with this self-narrated video: In an interview ahead of his address, Ford told CNN that the Trump administration (which is pursuing an anti-environment agenda) is “bent on dismantling all of the gains we’ve made in the protection of the environment, in human health.” There’s this isolationism, nationalism that’s creeping into governments all across the developed world,” he added. “And the problems require attention on nature’s scale not on the scale of the next election. It’s not about political ideologies … we’ve been disaggregated into political ideology groups and we’ve got to find this middle ground to get things done.”  “We are shit out of time,” he …

Labour row over MP no confidence vote

An extraordinary meeting has been called in the Liverpool Wavertree constituency next week to discuss two no confidence motions. The motions accuse Ms Berger of being against Jeremy Corbyn, saying: “Instead of fighting for a Labour government, our MP is continually using the media to criticise the man we all want to be prime minister.” Votes of no confidence carry no official force within the Labour Party, but local activists could hold a “trigger ballot”, where sitting Labour MPs can be forced to compete for selection as a candidate against all-comers, ahead of the next general election. How the Labour anti-Semitism saga unfolded Anti-Semitic hate incidents ‘rise by 16%’ MP Smith ‘considering’ quitting Labour Ms Berger has been the target …

Canadian diplomats sue their government over mystery illness in Cuba

(CNN)Fourteen Canadian diplomats are suing their government over a mysterious and lingering illness that they and US diplomats seem to have developed while posted in Cuba’s capital. “The health, safety and security of our diplomatic staff and their families remain our priority,” said a statement last week. “The Canadian government continues to investigate the potential causes of the unusual health symptoms experienced by some Canadian diplomatic staff and their family members posted in Havana, Cuba. To date, no cause has been identified.” The statement said that after the last confirmed case of unusual health symptoms in November, a number of Canadian diplomatic staff in Cuba underwent additional medical testing. And in April, Canada pulled all nonessential staff and diplomats’ family …

Concern over time police spend at A&E

Officers are called to A&E departments for a variety of reasons such as assessing people for custody, taking injured people for treatment and escorting people for mental health assessment. They will also attend to support medical staff with violent or abusive patients. But concerns have been raised that the amount of time frontline officers are spending in emergency departments has increased in recent years. High-level analysis Image copyright Getty Images Scotland’s A&E departments admit more than 1.6 million patients a year. The ambulance service said its priority was to respond to patients with life-threatening conditions. Police said that was why they were often left to take vulnerable people for treatment, including those with mental health issues. Four in every five …