The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 11st, 2019 evening edition

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President Trump formally kicks off his re-election campaign next week.

He does care about his approval ratings, though, and how he fares in matchups against various top Democrats, especially Joe Biden.

One internal poll certainly captured Trump's attention, the Times says.

And when top-line details of the polling leaked, including numbers showing the president lagging in a cluster of critical Rust Belt states, Mr. Trump instructed aides to say publicly that other data showed him doing well.

Campaign manager Brad Parscale did just that, insisting that the numbers showing Trump losing Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin were "selectively leaked information" based on "a subset of questions asked."

Read more about Trump's Biden strategy at The New York Times. »

Drop in heart disease deaths linked to ACA's Medicaid expansion, study says

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State expansions in Medicaid appear to be linked to a drop in the number of deaths from heart disease, according to a new study.

New research supports the notion that Obamacare has improved the health of Americans: State expansions in Medicaid appear to have cut the number of deaths from heart disease.

In addition, the largest increases in heart disease deaths were in counties with the smallest increases in insurance between 2010 and 2016. »

Japan plans new driver's license system for elderly as accidents surge

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In the wake of a slew of fatal accidents involving elderly drivers, the government plans to create a new driver’s license system that limits senior citizens to cars with safety features such as automatic brakes.

The new license system will target drivers aged 75 years or older, who are required to take a cognitive assessment test when they renew their licenses.

The proportion of such accidents among all fatal accidents increased from 8.7 percent in 2008 to 14.8 percent in 2018. »

Hero cat named Grace saved couple from carbon monoxide poisoning

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So I had gotten up and gotten to the chair in the bedroom and I thought I was going to die.

Their cat Grace, or Gracie as they’ve affectionately nicknamed their 8-year-old Maine Coon mix, began rattling their bedroom door with her paw.

Annette said she had fallen asleep in the chair and only woke up because of her persistent kitty. »

Women Who Are Denied Abortions More Likely to Suffer Poor Health

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Dr. Lauren Ralph is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and was a co-investigator on the Turnaway Study.

She is also the lead investigator of this new study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Overall, our study indicates that having an abortion is not detrimental to women’s physical health, but being denied access to a wanted abortion likely is,” Ralph says. »