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Middle-income Americans are increasingly ‘financially vulnerable,’ despite strong economy and low unemployment

“Respondents whose households made less than $30,000 a year were the sole income group to see an increase in financial health scores” writes Meera Jagannathan for marketwatch.com. Just 29% of Americans — an estimated 73 million people — are “financially healthy,” according to a report released Thursday by the Financial Health Network.Some 17% of Americans (43 million people) are “financially vulnerable,” or struggling with nearly all or all aspects of their finances.From 2018 to 2019, many respondents saw “significant swings” in their financial health. Source: marketwatch.com

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Antibiotic-resistant infections killing twice as many Americans as once thought

“Issuing its first comprehensive report into the growing health threat in six years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had determined that 2.8 million antibiotic resistant infections occur each year, killing 35,000 people” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. (Reuters) – Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, as so-called “superbugs” alarm experts with their rate of growth and spread. Source: 95kqds.com

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Google Is Collecting Health Data, Including Lab Results, On Millions Of Americans: Report

“Among the personal health data that the two behemoths are sharing are “lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records,” which “amounts to a complete health history, complete with patient names and dates of birth.”” writes Marcus Gilmer for mashable.com. In our latest step toward becoming a full dystopian nightmare, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google has been collecting the health data of millions of Americans without their knowledge or consent.But this collection of health data seems to be on a different scale altogether.In this case, the WSJ reports, Ascension…

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Liz Cheney urges Pompeo to ‘immediately expel’ Erdoğan guards who beat Americans

“Trump never condemned the 2017 attack, but footage of the event contributed to a sharp downturn in U.S.-Turkish relations” writes Voa Screenshot for washingtonexaminer.com. Immediately before the May 2017 attack, protesters chanted that the Turkish president was a “baby killer” in response to his crackdown on Kurds in Turkey.Fifteen of Erdoğan’s guards were criminally charged for attacking Americans in Washington in May 2017. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Google reportedly collecting health data, including lab results, on millions of Americans

“Among the personal health data that the two behemoths are sharing are “lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records,” which “amounts to a complete health history, complete with patient names and dates of birth.”” writes Marcus Gilmer for mashable.com. In our latest step toward becoming a full dystopian nightmare, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google has been collecting the health data of millions of Americans without their knowledge or consent.But this collection of health data seems to be on a different scale altogether.In this case, the WSJ reports, Ascension…

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Google has collected health data on millions of Americans through new partnership: report

“The data Google has access to includes lab results, doctor diagnoses, hospitalization records and health histories with names and date of births” reports thehill.com. Google has partnered with one of the largest health care systems in the country to collect data on millions of American patients, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.Louis, is the second-largest health care system in the country.The venture, called Project Nightingale, allows Google to obtain access to personal health care data from Americans across 21 states through its partnership with Ascension, people familiar with the matter…

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Opinion: On Veterans Day, Americans should think less about the warriors and more about the wars

“This Veterans Day, Americans should think less about their warriors and more about their wars” writes Gil Barndollar for latimes.com. We don’t care about our veterans if we don’t care about the wars those veterans fought, wars that are still being fought, with no victory in sight.Despite the often-genuine outpouring of affection, thanks and “support” for veterans, many Americans know little and seemingly care even less about the wars their veterans have fought over the past two decades. Source: latimes.com

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This map shows how many homeless Americans there are in every state

“As the map above shows, rates of homelessness varied widely across the country” writes Andy Kiersz for businessinsider.com. The report noted that both California and New York had both high numbers of homeless people — 129,972 and 91,897, respectively — and high rates of homelessness per capita.While the populous states of Texas and Florida had high numbers of homeless people, their per capita rates were below average, according to the report. Source: businessinsider.com

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