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Acosta to Defend DOL/OSHA Budget Tomorrow

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing tomorrow morning at 10:00 am on the FY 2019 Department of Labor Budget. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta will testify. Ticked Off About Tipping This should be a rather lively hearing for Acosta. Among the top issues he will […]

Microsoft details Human Services cybersecurity hiring spree in new report

The department's chief information security officer told Microsoft it's too early to see if its strategy to train graduates will bear fruit.

New TV Ad Demands Trump Drop His Ban On Transgender Troops

The Human Rights Campaign and other LGBTQ advocacy groups are launching a television ad campaign across the nation Friday demanding that “impulsive president” Donald Trump drop his attempt to ban transgender service members in the military. Show More Summary

China Will Lead In Autonomous Cars Despite Advances In US Testing & Technology

Arizona has licensed Waymo to begin charging for ride hailing services using autonomous cars with no human driver. California has approved public testing of driverless AVs. But AVs may come to China first, where public perception of self-driving technology is more favorable than in the US.

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Steve Dettelbach for Ohio Attorney General

HRC announced its endorsement of Steve Dettelbach for Ohio Attorney General. HRC will work to mobilize the more than 1.5 million like “Equality Voters” in the state. “Steve Dettelbach’s commitment to equality and years of service to the people of Ohio make him the clear choice for fair-minded voters,” said HRC Ohio State Manager Shawn Copeland. Show More Summary

Customer service bot startup Agent IQ announces $6.3 million Series A led by Sierra Ventures

If you’ve tried to deal with a bot before you can speak to a human customer service rep, you know how frustrating that process can sometimes be. Sure, there are basic tasks that can free up a human rep to handle the more difficult matters, but it can be exasperating when there is no easy way to talk to a person. Show More Summary

Waymo given green light to commercialize self-driving taxis

Waymo has become the first company, at least in the United States, to receive regulatory approval for the commercialization of a self-driving taxi service where no human driver is required. The approval was given to Waymo in late January by the Arizona Department of Transportation, Ryan Harding, a spokesperson for the agency, confirmed to...

Trump Is Pushing Health Care Discrimination. Here's How You Could Be Affected

Here's what's at stake now that Department of Health and Human Services embraced "religious freedom."

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation's $78 billion opioid crisis.

Lesbian Couple Rejected from Fostering Because They Don't "Mirror the Holy Family"

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by Katie Herzog The alleged Holy Family. Getty Images On Tuesday, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The suit was filed on behalf...Show More Summary

Countries investing in well-being allocate resources to child and adolescent psychiatry

(University of Turku) A new research report shows that a high ranking in the Human Development Index is connected with the availability of mental health services. In a comparison between 17 European and Asian countries, Norway, Switzerland and Finland had the highest ratio of child and adolescent psychiatrists. Show More Summary

The Trump administration just made another big move to reshape the healthcare system

The Department of Health and Human Services debuted a new rule expanding the use of short-term health insurance plans. The rule would allow people to use short-term plans that do no comply with Obamacare regulations for up to 12 months. People...Show More Summary

Gleanings: March 2018

Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue). Trump turns Obama’s HHS into pro-life advocate A new division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be dedicated to hearing complaints from health workers who face discrimination for refusing services that violate their religious beliefs. Show More Summary

AI’s Hidden Patterns Transform Content, Marketing and Advertising on Facebook

Artificial intelligence finds and identifies the best parts about human behavior. It matches our desires with the exact information, product or service we need, at the right time. It is increasingly used to improve search results, and it will be the driving force behind the changes in content production, target marketing and advertising that we...

Waymo's "Uber-Killer" Robo-Taxi Set For Arizona Rollout

Waymo, a unit of Alphabet, is set to launch a ride-sharing service similar to Uber, but with no human driver behind the wheel. Officials in Arizona granted Waymo a permit to operate as a transportation network company (TNC) across the...Show More Summary

3 of 4 kids who've died from flu this year weren't vaccinated, say federal doctors

Of the 63 American children killed by the flu virus so far this season, just 13 had been vaccinated.  Top government doctors — including the Surgeon General, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and acting head of the Centers of Disease...Show More Summary

Florida House Committee Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs

Florida House lawmakers advanced a bill to protect unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions Thursday. The Health and Human Services Committee approved the bill in a 13-6 vote, moving it to the full House for a vote, News 4 JAX reports. Florida House Bill 1429 would prohibit the practice of dismemberment abortion, a method typically […]

As tech automates, Blinkist keeps its book summary service very human

When I first heard of Blinkist, a service that breaks down recent nonfiction books to easily digestible snippets, I was afraid it would turn out to be some machine-learning-driven auto-summary thing. But in talking to co-founder Niklas...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Senate Democrats Tell Azar to Reverse Hate Group’s Anti-Choice Policy

Thirty-seven Democrats and two Independents urged Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to reverse his agency’s decision to block Medicaid beneficiaries from using the family planning provider of their choice. The post Exclusive: Senate Democrats Tell Azar to Reverse Hate Group’s Anti-Choice Policy appeared first on Rewire.

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