E.coli in water forces Tokyo to cancel swimming at Paratriathlon World Cup

TOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday’s Paratriathlon World Cup, raising concerns about next year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Water quality tests at Odaiba Marine Park found fecal bacteria levels far exceeded accepted limits, organizers said, forcing them to pull the plug on… Read More »

Everyone Is Having the Wrong Healthcare Debate

By STEVEN MERAHN, MD In 1807, in an effort to spite the British and French for shipping interference (and forced recruitment of American citizens into military service), the United States Congress passed an Embargo Act, effectively shutting down trade with these two countries. Britain and France quickly found other trading partners; the US, then limited… Read More »

CMS chief unable to provide details on Trump healthcare plan

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma is unable to provide any details on President Donald Trump’s nebulous and long-promised healthcare plan, ostensibly for release in September. However, Verma did confirm the healthcare agency is “actively engaged in conversations” around the plan Thursday, noting CMS doesn’t have the ability to make more sweeping changes to bring down… Read More »