Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $80,310
91%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $7.7k to go!! Let's git 'er done. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Racists and Transgender Apologists Both Reject Basic Biology

    02/27/2017 5:13:27 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 11 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/26/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Many biologists avoid the term “race” and prefer a phrase such as “continental ancestry.” Thus, to prefer one “race” over another, or to declare one “race” superior to another, is biologically ignorant. Or, put another way, the “racists”—or “race-baiters”—of any era, of any color, on any continent, who battled against the cause of human rights of those of another skin color are guilty of contradicting the laws of basic human biology. Likewise, those who fight to further the cause of the gender-confused (“transgenders”) are also guilty of contradicting the laws of basic human biology. Only in a world corrupted by...
  • Headshrinkers inundated with Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers

    02/25/2017 7:49:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Because he’s Hitler, or something We’ve heard about the unethical, unhinged psychiatrists and psychologists who diagnose President Donald Trump as a crazy person. Well, now psychoanalysts’ offices are being flooded with bed-wetting, paranoid left-wingers who stay up at night expecting to be dragged away by the Trump Death Squads. These patients complain about panic attacks, insomnia, and an inability to concentrate all because Trump-is-Hitler-or-something.
  • Californians Rally for Single-Payer Health Care System

    02/24/2017 7:57:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    KTXL reports that a rally was held in Sacramento, California Wednesday by proponents of a bill that would create a one payer health care system. Participants included health care unions and patients. Dr. Paul Song told KTXL, “If we make the system more efficient by having one payer, we can save billions of billions of dollars a year. Plus, we don’t really need to put any more money in - the money is there.” Bill co-author Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego says Californians shouldn’t have Washington dictate how healthcare is provided to its citizens. She tells KTXL, now that Californians...
  • Cosmetics Company Launches Anti-Trump Hair Care Product

    02/24/2017 7:50:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 24, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Cosmetics brand Lush, popular among young girls and hipsters for their “bath bombs,” is launching a new anti-President Trump hair care product. According to Cosmopolitan, Lush announced plans to release a hair treatment called “Yuge,” a play on the way Trump pronounces the word “huge,” alongside an “orange faced, tiny-handed man” at their 2017 Lush Summit. The “Yuge” product is reportedly a hot oil treatment that will “add volume and softness to your hair.” Cosmopolitan notes the product is not currently available as it is being tested on humans in the U.K. (Lush opposes animal testing). Lush’s homepage features two statements opposing...
  • Soviet-style abuse of psychiatry is now practiced in the U.S.

    02/23/2017 10:36:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/17 | Oleg Atbashian
    Comrade Psychiatrist is unhappy with Mr. Trump's "delusional reformism" —BombThrowers: American progressives have been enamored with many Soviet ideas in their time, trying to transplant them to the U.S. — from government diktat and central planning to academic indoctrination and propaganda through entertainment. And while the Soviet Union has gone the way of the dodo, its glorious socialist legacy is still up for the picking. One of these unparalleled Soviet achievements is the use of psychiatry to silence dissent and delegitimize political opposition, allowing the KGB to lock up dissidents in mental hospitals nicknamed psikhushkas.
  • Over-Regulation Has Criminalized the Practice of Medicine

    02/21/2017 9:11:44 AM PST · by amorphous · 12 replies
    This criminalization of everyday life is not just insanely costly and insanely counter-productive--it's insanely punitive. The average person has little exposure to the criminalization of everyday enterprise in America via over-regulation and outsized penalties for even accidental violations of rules and regulations. One field that continues to be burdened with excessive/counter-productive regulations and outsized penalties is the practice of medicine. I received the following email from a physician correspondent: "As you will see, physicians have to deal with the federal government's increasingly crazy and copious rules (like which patients they can screen for disease and how often). The following is...
  • “Dying, I Don’t want to be There When it Happens”.

    02/20/2017 11:17:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/17 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    <p>Woody Allen, when asked for his opinion about death, replied, “I don’t worry about dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens!” Unfortunately, Allen will be there and so will the rest of us. This week, why I have a personal interest in the end of life. And what can we all do to provide the best of care to loved ones near death?</p>
  • ‘PESD’ Is PTSD For Dems Who Can’t Stop Crying Over The Election

    02/20/2017 10:43:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    Democrats continue to experience a near-crippling depression since President Donald Trump took office, forcing mental health professionals to name the problem post-election stress disorder, according to a Monday report from CNN. The news coming from the White House on a daily basis is so disconcerting to those who oppose Trump that they are experiencing classical signs of depression, and moving off of Facebook and other social media sites. “It’s been crippling,” Clinton voter Waly Pfingsten told CNN. “I feel angry, really, really angry, far more angry than I expected to be.” Pfingsten deleted his Facebook account, and tried to...
  • Interview with Josh Waldron of SilencerCo on the HPA

    02/18/2017 5:04:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Hearing Protection Act (HPA) is the main bill now in the Congress to remove gun mufflers (silencers/suppressors/moderators) from the National Firearms Act.  The HPA is getting a lot of attention from the public, Congress and the media.  It has been the in the top ten of the bills viewed at the Congressional web site for many weeks.  For a while, both the 2015 version and the 2017 version, which are identically worded, were both in the top ten. Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, was instrumental in getting the bill introduced into Congress.  He is one of the founders...
  • CoverGirl’s Cover Boy Accused of Racism Following Fear of Ebola Tweet

    02/17/2017 6:29:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    CoverGirl’s prized cover boy is under fire after tweeting that he's afraid to go to Africa for fear of contracting Ebola. Teen makeup artist James Charles became the darling of the internet and the press after CoverGirl announced their gender-stereotype-busting “first male CoverGirl” in October. Now Charles is under fire for his alleged “anti-blackness.” On Thursday, Affinity Magazine reported Charles tweeted that he was afraid of getting Ebola from traveling to Africa:
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Says He Will Start Gay Conversion Therapy

    02/17/2017 4:02:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 17, 2017 | Aric Mitchell
    Milo Yiannopoulos, the gay conservative and figurehead of the so-called “alt-right” movement, is set to appear on Real Time with Bill Maher, the controversial political talk show from HBO, on Friday night (Feb. 17). During the broadcast, he will go toe-to-toe with the former host of Politically Incorrect who is an outspoken Trump critic and was once even the target of a lawsuit from the current President. Milo has had a meteoric rise in the last two years, breaking into the mainstream for a series of controversial comments that eventually got him banned from Twitter. While Yiannopoulos claims no responsibility...
  • Regarding the Dixiecrats.

    02/16/2017 2:24:30 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 27 replies
    Can anybody point to me a credible source on the Dixiecrats, as to why they split from the Democrats and infiltrated the Republican party. It's taught that they split over black rights, though it is my understanding that they split because of federal interference over state rights.
  • Aetna CEO states the obvious: ObamaCare exchanges are now in a death spiral

    02/15/2017 9:33:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/17 | Robert Laurie
    Failure was the great promise of ObamaCare. Implosion was the plan. Democrats were counting on it Remember: All of this was by design. Failure was the great promise of ObamaCare. Implosion was the plan. Democrats were counting on it, with the intention that Hillary would be in office to pick up the pieces and march the nation over the single-payer cliff. That, of course, is where the plan fell apart.
  • Humana says adios to ObamaCare. Implosion continues

    02/15/2017 9:31:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/17 | Robert Laurie
    Crumbling down around us Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the proposed merger between health insurance giants Aetna and Humana. It was big news throughout the last year. That plan has now disintegrated, and both companies are re-jiggering their plans as they move on separately. If you think ObamaCare is part of that scenario, think again. Last August, we learned of Aetna’s intentions for the ACA exchanges, and now we know Humana intends to follow suit.
  • AG Healey wants doctors to talk guns with patients (MA)

    02/14/2017 11:35:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Healey, along with members of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police, announced their gun resources for patients this week. (Photo: Mass.gov) State Attorney General Martha Healey teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society on Monday to provide voluntary guidance to heath care professionals in the state on guns. Announced at Boston Medical Center, Healey and Mass Med are providing two pamphlets and free training on talking to patients about firearms. “While the vast majority of gun owners are responsible and deeply committed to gun safety, this remains a public...
  • Getting Old Sucks

    02/11/2017 3:55:12 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 162 replies
    ilovesarah2012 - vanity
    Cortisone injection
  • Aubrey de Grey: scientist who says humans can live for 1,000 years

    02/09/2017 11:35:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | February 8, 2017 | Hugo Cox
    When it comes to business projections, Silicon Valley is the home of the tall story. Unbridled ambitions, unfettered thinking and a belief in the boundless potential of technology produce a steady crop of outlandish expectations. Yet even by Silicon Valley standards the prediction that there are people alive today who will live for 1,000 years is extreme. It conjures less the bold pronouncement of a leading biotech pioneer than the ramblings of a mad professor....
  • Match: Half of Millennials View Sex As a Way To Test For a 'Connection'

    02/09/2017 7:15:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 9, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Match.com just released their annual “Singles in America” survey, offering a chilling insight into the Millennial Generation -- those born between the early '80s and 2000 -- and what this demographic thinks about love, sex and relationships. It’s no secret that Millennials have a much looser – pun intended – view of sex and commitment than prior generations, following a change in social norms that now seem to place higher value on things like “strong, independent women” than on committed long-term relationships or the notion of waiting until marriage to become intimate. But Match’s study of 5,500 random Millennials pulls back...
  • Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant

    02/09/2017 12:43:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Economist ^ | January 28, 2017
    EVERY year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the donor is a living volunteer. Usually, though, he or she is the victim of an accident, stroke, heart attack or similar sudden event that has terminated the life of an otherwise healthy individual. But a lack of suitable donors, particularly as cars get safer and first-aid becomes more effective, means the supply of such organs is limited. Many people therefore die waiting for a transplant. That has led researchers to study the question of how to build organs from scratch. One promising approach...
  • Friend with Cancer

    02/08/2017 9:15:38 PM PST · by piytar · 51 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8-Feb-2017 | Piytar
    I have a friend named Gayle who is dealing with cancer. This is a prayer request.
  • Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz Debate Lifts CNN to Ratings Victory Over Fox News

    02/08/2017 6:18:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Television ^ | February 8, 2017 | Brian Flood, The Wrap
    Perhaps younger viewers are getting tired of round-the-clock Donald Trump coverage, as CNN’s “Debate Night: The Future of Obamacare” was the most-watched cable news program among the key news demo of adults age 25-54 on Tuesday night. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash moderated the debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, which averaged 2.46 million viewers and 932,000 viewers among the key demo. During the time of the debate, CNN beat Fox News by 29 percent in the demo while crushing MSNBC by 124 percent. CNN’s debate kicked off at 9 p.m. ET as news regarding President Trump’s...
  • Republicans fear for their safety as Obamacare protests grow

    02/08/2017 7:04:19 AM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | February 7, 2017 | Rachael Bade
    House Republicans during a closed-door meeting Tuesday discussed how to protect themselves and their staffs from protesters storming town halls and offices in opposition to repealing Obamacare, sources in the room told Politico.
  • 'Brute force' can overcome antibiotic resistance

    02/06/2017 4:23:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    University College London ^ | February 3, 2017
    Antibiotics can still kill drug-resistant bacteria if they 'push' hard enough into bacterial cells, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, opens up a promising new way of overcoming antibiotic resistance and could help scientists to design even more effective drugs. "Antibiotics work in different ways, but they all need to bind to bacterial cells in order to kill them," explains lead author Dr Joseph Ndieyira (UCL Medicine). "Antibiotics have 'keys' that fit 'locks' on bacterial cell surfaces, allowing them to latch on. When a bacterium becomes...
  • Armed Robber Gets Smoked Trying to Rob Texas BBQ Joint

    02/06/2017 10:29:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Bob Owens
    Two armed robbers apparently targeted the senior citizen owner of J&S Bar-B-Que Saturday night, thinking that the man would be an easy target as he walked to his car after closing. They figured wrong. The 70-year-owner of a Houston barbecue joint shot and killed a man who tried to rob him over the weekend. Police said the man had just closed up J&S Bar-B-Que in northeast Houston on Saturday night and was walking to his car, KTRK-TV reports. The man, whom police did not identify, was carrying a gun because he’d been robbed before, he told police. So when two...
  • Who cares who pays? Not having Trump's wall already costs us big

    02/05/2017 7:04:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2017 | Joseph Borelli
    “Build the wall” The chant that resonated in arenas and airplane hangers throughout the country over the course of the presidential campaign is on the brink of becoming reality, despite the fact that there’s a growing argument over who will pay, when they will pay, and how it will be paid for. Many of those now troubled about a congressional appropriation for its construction are losing site of the fact that the heroin trade through our southern border is arguably costing more in lives, money and potential than any amount the 115th Congress could approve....
  • NYT ignores bestselling Gosnell book to protect abortion profiteers

    02/05/2017 9:29:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/05/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Kermit Gosnell is a PR problem for the Left. With luck, this new book and upcoming movie will make him famous, something Planned Parenthood can’t afford to happen The New York Times is leaving a bestselling book about a convicted mass-murdering abortionist off its bestsellers list to protect its friends at Planned Parenthood and in the abortion industry. As Regnery Publishing sees it, Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, which sold 7,644, should appear on the NYT nonfiction list after The Magnolia Story, which sold 10,000. The movie of the book is currently in post-production, according...
  • The Rate of Fatal Firearm Accidents is at an All Time Low in the U.S.

    02/04/2017 4:58:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Chart by David Scott.  The rate is number of fatalities per 100,000 population. It is not simple to determine the rate of fatal firearm accidents in the United States over the long term.  In this article three sources were used. Rates and numbers from 1933-1987 are  available from Kleck, Point Blank Page 306 Table 7.1. Numbers of 1981-2000 were found in An Analysis of Firearm-Related Accidents in the United States(pdf). Rates were calculated using Census figures.  From 1999-2015 numbers were available in WISQARS, population for per capital rates was taken from U.S. Census figures. For the overlap cases, the...
  • Amgen chief tells Trump the biotech giant will hire 1,600 workers

    02/03/2017 6:46:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 1, 2017 | Melody Petersen
    Amgen Chief Executive Robert Bradway told President Trump on Tuesday that the company would soon be adding 1,600 jobs. The news of hiring by the Southern California biotech giant came as the president met with a group of pharmaceutical executives at the White House, where he told them their pricing “has been astronomical.” “You folks have done a very great job over the years,” Trump told the executives, “but we have to get the prices down.” Kristen Davis, an Amgen spokeswoman, confirmed that the Thousand Oaks company plans to hire 1,600 skilled workers across the U.S. this year....
  • Whatever happened to Obama's private civilian army?

    02/03/2017 9:42:31 AM PST · by pabianice · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 2/3/17 | vanity
    Who knew that Obamacare provides for a “Regular Corps” and a “Ready-Reserve Corps” of officers and individuals who are appointed by the president? Commissioned officers are subject to active duty at the call of the surgeon general. The new law provides $17.5 million in each of the first four years to recruit and train these reserves. During his campaign, Obama said: “We cannot continue to rely only on our military. … We’ve got to have a civilian security force just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to...
  • Democrat boycott of Price, Mnuchin hearings fails; GOP OKs both without them

    02/02/2017 9:29:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/02/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Petulance not rewarded today Congratulations to Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee. They have achieved an almost impossible goal: They refused to show up and do their jobs, and yet they somehow managed to fail at not doing them. As a result, that nominations of Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services and Steve Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury are on their way to the full Senate for likely confirmation. The Democrats’ gambit was boycott the Finance Committee votes on both nominees, thus preventing the Republican majority from taking a vote because the rules say there has...
  • What Is Mental Wellness Under Trump?

    02/01/2017 10:51:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 1, 2017 | Amanda Gelender, Mental health advocate, tech diversity & inclusion + social impact professional
    I don’t know anyone who is doing “well” right now. Have we entered an era of perpetual anxiety and deep uncertainty? Is this the beginnings of what some historians are calling the rise of an authoritarian regime in the US? Having been in power for less than two weeks, Trump has already reinstated the Global Gag Rule, pledged to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines, banned federal agencies and scientists from publicly reporting their findings, halted immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, pledged to build a wall on the Mexico border and much more. Like many of you,...
  • The FUNDAMENTAL Problem, ECONOMY-WIDE

    01/30/2017 10:49:27 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 12 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 1/30/17 | Karl Denninger
    Consider good or service "X". The producer has to compute a price to sell at. His computation is comprised of the expense to produce the good or service plus a profit. . . . Two things constrain his profit: 1) The ability for the consumer to refuse to buy at all and 2) competition. Now let's enter the world of drug prices . . . “We think we should always be value-based,” Celgene Inc. Chairman Robert Hugin said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “If the drug doesn’t provide value to the system and to the patient, we shouldn’t have...
  • Will President Trump Rescue Advanced Medical Device Manufacturers From Obama?

    01/30/2017 5:56:18 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 1/30/2017 | Charles O'Connell
    The Biomedical Technology sector, sharing with aircraft manufacture the unique distinction of being one of the last healthy sectors of the export economy, got a stake through the heart from Obama, Pelosi and Reed during the Obamacare debacle. The late Nat Hentoff reported about "An Obama tax that can silently take your life away," the deliberate taxing to death of medical device research, development and marking companies, to pay for Obamacare as the lead-in to UK-style single payer health insurance. My diabetic wife received a minor medical miracle from something called a chorionic villus skin graft. The miracle tissue is...
  • Scientists Can Now 3D Print Transplantable Skin

    01/29/2017 6:51:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | January 29, 2017
    Today we can print human skin. Soon we may be able to print human organs. A new item has just been added to the list of things that can be 3D printed: human skin. This is what researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in Spain have recently demonstrated. With a 3D printer that uses special ink composed of human cells, they were able to create human skin that looks and behaves like real skin — with a dermis and an epidermis, able to produce collagen and react like real skin does to tests done. This artificially created...
  • March For Life brings out the loonies on Twitter

    01/27/2017 2:44:11 PM PST · by InHisService · 9 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law | 1-27-17 | Mary Kirchhoff
    Today I got up and went on my computer with my coffee, as I usually do. But today was a special day; the 2017 annual March For Life. To be truthful, even though I am pro-life, I havenÂ’t really paid much attention to it in previous years. Now that Trump is president, and I am a supporter, I have been very active on Twitter and Facebook. The fact that we have a pro-life president and vice president is totally inspiring. Women like myself who believe life begins at conception feel hope again. Naturally, I went on Twitter right away today...
  • Science Fact Swallows Science Fiction

    01/26/2017 9:48:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    I began working in what I call Writing Mode which is where I go when consumed with the writing of a new book Not too long ago, I began a science fiction novel, which has always been a dream of mine, and since I finally broke through the fiction wall last year with my book, America’s Trojan War, I thought it was time. I even had a plot that had been rattling around in my mind for years. I began working in what I call Writing Mode, which is where I go when consumed with the writing of a new...
  • Trump’s Latest Executive Order Will Affect Women’s Health Worldwide

    01/23/2017 10:47:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 23, 2017 | Gabriella Paiella
    Since Ronald Reagan enacted the Mexico City Policy — otherwise known as the Global Gag Rule — in 1984, each incoming Democratic president has moved to revoke it, while each incoming Republican president immediately reinstates it. As expected, President Donald Trump continued the tradition by signing the executive order that bans federal funding for international non-governmental organizations that offer abortions. This essentially forces NGOs to choose whether they will continue to offer safe abortion access to women — or lose the funding that allows them to provide other women’s health services to the population they serve. As an earlier Cut...
  • Will Trump Appoint a Great FDA Commissioner?

    01/23/2017 7:33:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Marginal Revolution ^ | January 23, 2017 | Alex Tabarrok
    As someone who has written about FDA reform for many years it’s gratifying that all of the people whose names have been floated for FDA Commissioner would be excellent, including Balaji Srinivasan, Jim O’Neill, Joseph Gulfo, and Scott Gottlieb. Each of these candidates understands two important facts about the FDA. First, that there is fundamental tradeoff–longer and larger clinical trials mean that the drugs that are approved are safer but at the price of increased drug lag and drug loss. Unsafe drugs create concrete deaths and palpable fear but drug lag and drug loss fill invisible graveyards. We need an...
  • Herbal And Dietary Supplements—Buyer Beware

    01/19/2017 10:58:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Jack Dini
    Of the fifty-one thousand products introduced since 1994, only 170 (0.3 percent) have any documentation of their safety Americans spend more than $32 billion a year on more than 85,000 different combinations of vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, probiotics, and other supplement ingredients. 1 While it costs millions of dollars to develop and substantiate a pharmaceutical product, selling supplements requires no such investment. And new products are easily sold as supplements. The only common feature among them, as defined by the FDA, is that these are edible things not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure diseases. However, this is...
  • Welcome to the final full day of Barack Obama’s presidency. Let’s look at his “legacy.”

    01/19/2017 9:28:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Robert Laurie
    We should probably thank him...Congratulations, Mr. President, and thank you for your service By weaponizing the IRS, the Obama administration whetted America’s appetite for the elimination or restructuring of the IRS. By constantly wailing about the evils of the 2nd Amendment Barack Obama became history’s greatest gun salesman.
  • Adjuvant Load Vaccines and the Link to Symptoms of Autism in Children

    01/18/2017 8:46:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/18/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When President Elect Trump tweets, the world turns. He revealed his opinions about vaccines way back on 3-28-14, when he said: "Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes-AUTISM. Many such cases." Six months later he further clarified his concerns with this tweet: "I'm not against vaccinations for your children, I'm against them in 1 massive dose. Spread them out over a period of time and autism will drop." Now, Robert Kennedy, Jr. may well bring to the forefront the fears of many parents dealing with the autism situation....
  • Deconstructing the left’s astonishingly vapid charges against Tom Price

    01/18/2017 6:16:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Herman Cain
    Do these people know anything about anything? Maybe I’m giving Democrats and their media allies too much credit by ascribing ignorance to them on the matter of Tom Price and the so-called “allegations” against him. I realize Democrats don’t know much about business, but I assume most of them know the law. And if that’s the case, then they know the suggestion our soon-to-be Secretary of Health and Human Services engaged in anything like “insider trading” is so much nonsense.
  • Women's March Co-Chair: 'Hands Off Planned Parenthood' Is Priority

    01/17/2017 10:45:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 17, 2017 | 12:58 PM EST | Katie Yoder
    Planned Parenthood is more than just a partner for the upcoming Women’s March on Washington. To begin his Sunday segment, MSNBC Richard Lui described the Women’s March as an event that “started out as a rallying cry for women to show their solidarity against Trump” before turning to Linda Sarsour, the national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, for more information. […] Sarsour began listing the march’s most important issues. “First of all, hands off the Affordable Care Act. We need our health insurance,” she began. “Hands off Planned Parenthood and our reproductive rights. Hands off Muslims. Hands off...
  • Sergeant York and The Affordable Care Act

    01/16/2017 4:15:41 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 16, 2017 AD | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Enemies, Warriors, and Duty… As I write these words, hundreds of Republican, libertarian, and independent politicians, civil servants, and think tank analysts on Capitol Hill are working to finally overturn the monstrous law called the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. And just as many Democrats are working just as feverishly to thwart the effort. Now, before we get into the details, we should first begin by considering a crucial issue: Obamacare is a misnomer: it's not REALLY Obama's program. Barack Obama didn't write the bill (in all his years as a legislator, he’s never written a...
  • Donald Trump’s Promise of More Jobs Could Mean Less Drug Abuse

    01/15/2017 9:54:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2017 | Maia Szalavitz
    Research shows that unemployment and low socioeconomic status are linked with higher risk for addiction, compared to having a job and being in the middle class. Although the media has focused on heroin and prescription opioid misuse these days as being a “middle class” problem, the risk of addiction is more than three times higher for people making less than $20,000 compared to those who make over $50,000. These facts make President Trump’s promises to increase employment — perhaps through an infrastructure program — critical if he wants to deal with the opioid epidemic in the long run. Meaningful work...
  • Trump’s surprise VA pick known as turnaround artist

    01/15/2017 2:59:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    President-elect Donald Trump surprised many when he chose one of President Obama’s appointees to run the Department of Veterans Affairs after pledging to overhaul the department during the campaign. But the nominee, current under secretary of health David Shulkin, has a long history in the private sector turning around struggling hospitals. Veterans groups called the choice a pleasant surprise, as they say Shulkin has overseen a turnaround in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and resisted calls for privatizing the federal system. “While our membership has been clear in its preference to have a veteran leading the VA, I am heartened...
  • First Ever Post and It's About Obamacare

    01/15/2017 1:32:52 PM PST · by Organic Panic · 24 replies
    Me | 1/15/2017 | Organic Panic
    My First Ever Post and it’s About Obamacare Enrollment. Hello Y’all. Because of the wonders of Obamacare I lost insurance many years ago and never applied again. Thanks to Obamacare I’m forced to buy a new insurance plan, which I should have now with a few health changes, ONLY through ‘healthcare.gov.’ There are a whopping 2 providers in my county. It is a total nightmare. I am self-employed and make sure to keep my adjusted as low as possible and minimize my tax liabilities. Some years are really good. Some years are really bad. The past 4 years have been...
  • hammer of thor

    01/14/2017 6:51:09 AM PST · by acong · 23 replies
    hammer of thor
  • Fake News is Old News in the Drive-By Media

    01/13/2017 8:06:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    He campaigned on Hope and Change and all we can do now is hope for change You want some fake news? I’ve got some fake news for you right here. The GOP has no plan to replace Obamacare. That is the headline the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media try to scare the low information voters with. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Dead Doctors Don't Lie Somebody Should Go to Jail

    01/12/2017 9:54:01 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Dr. Joel Wallach
    Dr. Wallach points out very convincingly in this YouTube that most diseases are caused by poor nutrition.