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  • Healthcare cost financially ruining workers

    04/25/2016 1:36:20 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Work | 25 April 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Coworkers going nuts about healthcare costs. Healthcare Act is going to ruin low-end workers financially. Huge sucking sound of money leaving the economy. Government probably has in mind to get it all to single payer so they can abscond with the money.
  • U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

    04/24/2016 7:07:14 PM PDT · by RC one · 52 replies
    NY times ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s. The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest...
  • Is Obamacare making Americans healthier?

    04/22/2016 7:51:24 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4-20-16 | Karen Pallarito
    State Medicaid expansions under Obamacare have improved low-income Americans' insurance coverage, increased their doctor visits and enhanced detection of chronic health conditions, which could lead to improvements in health, a new study suggests. researchers were unable to show that low-income people were any healthier as a result of the Medicaid expansions
  • Weekly [or biweekly] Prepper Thread

    04/22/2016 8:44:37 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 100 replies
    Self | April 22,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone; Once again I have to apologize for not posting when I should. But life just gets in the way of me doing things like this. I do have a couple of different topics for discussion, [and please comment on BOTH of them] 1] How in shape are you? I ask this because I have been tilling in a brand new garden [about 1 1/2 acres] in an area that has never had a garden before. And am I feeling it too. [I have an older tiller ( I was lucky to get it for $20.00 at a yard...
  • Get Ready for Huge Obamacare Premium Hikes in 2017

    04/21/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 14 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | April 21, 2016 | Eric Pianin
    Amid rising drug and health care costs and roiling market dynamics, the spokesperson for the nation’s health insurers is predicting substantial increases next year in Obamacare premiums and related costs. Without venturing a specific percentage increase, Marilyn Tavenner, the president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said in an interview with Morning Consult that the culmination of market shifts and rising health care costs will force stark increases in health insurance rates in the coming year.
  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • TRUMP: Corporate Tax Will Pay for TrumpCare RONALD REAGAN: 'Deliberately Dishonest'

    04/11/2016 5:20:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 54 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 April 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    Trump 2012 on how we'll be paying for his massive,  far-to-the-left-of-Obama, BIG-government HC plan: But much like the Mexicans 'paying for the wall', all such taxes and levies will eventually fall in the lap of the American consumer -there's no such thing as a free ride, as some confidence trickster might propose to you. The Gipper knew that better than anybody... a lesson lost on much of today's detached-from-logic 'alt/right' conservatives: 'The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or...
  • Vitamin D boosts heart function in study

    04/04/2016 8:04:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | Apr. 4, 2016 | Health Daily News
    MONDAY, April 4, 2016 -- Regular doses of vitamin D3 may improve heart function in heart failure patients, a new British study suggests. "These findings could make a significant difference to the care of heart failure patients," said study leader Dr. Klaus Witte, from the University of Leeds School of Medicine. "It is the first evidence that vitamin D3 can improve heart function of people with heart muscle weakness -- known as heart failure."
  • Why We Need a Better Way to Measure Farts

    04/03/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 1April 2016 | David Robson
    Excerpt:I hate to say it, but doctors have something of a flatulence problem: at the moment, they know embarrassingly little about the bubbles brewing in your bowels. “What comes out of the backside only tells us about the last 20cm of the gut,” says Peter Gibson at Monash University in Victoria, Australia....Gibson wants to know what’s happening in the previous 130cm of the digestive tract, leading up to that final explosion.... Digestion depends on the subtle interactions between your genes, diet, metabolism, and the myriad micro-organisms inhabiting your body, each of which may leave its signature in gaseous by-products. A...
  • Germany's bicycle autobahn: pedaling nowhere?

    04/01/2016 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04/01/2016 | Irene Banos Ruiz
    Construction on a bike highway — hoped to connect communities to make high-speed, emissions-free commuting possible — is underway in Germany. But with funding in question, will this bikers’ dream still come true? […] The cost-benefit relation presented by the RVR is optimistic: Benefits equal nearly five times more than costs. Figures indicate the bike autobahn would save €11.5 million yearly on medical expenses due to the health benefits of greater physical activity and reduced pollution, while it would also save €6.3 million through prevented accidents. But money is lacking to complete the project, estimated at €184 million. For the...
  • Let Go And Let His Supply Flow (Video)

    03/31/2016 1:12:22 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 2 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 3/31/16 | Joseph Prince
    Learn how you can finally stop worrying and see God's supply flow. (See video at link.)
  • Could a HERB be the secret to living to 100?

    03/30/2016 6:38:29 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-30-16 | Kate Pickles (yep)
    Diet rich in rosemary linked to good health and long life expectancy in Italian village Medical experts will examine pensioners living in Acciaroli near Salerno. They have remarkable record for living for longer but also free of disease. Population of a few thousand has about 300 people who are aged over 100 Mediterranean diet, fresh air and walking thought to influence long lives...
  • Officials Still Stumped as Deadly Blood Disease Spreads to Michigan

    03/20/2016 7:53:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    modernreaders.com ^ | 03/20/2016 | ed jones
    As health official continue to search for the origins of the ongoing Elizabethkingiam outbreak, the rare blood infection has now made its way to a second state. Having already sickened over 50 people since first being detected in Wisconsin in November, the Michigan Department of Health said Thursday that one of its own residents has tested positive for the infection. After being diagnosed with Elizabethkingiam, the elderly patient with several existing health conditions later died. The Wisconsin Department of Health has so far confirmed 54 cases of Elizabethkingiam “The majority of patients acquiring this infection are over the age of...
  • Health workers rush to contain fresh Ebola outbreak in Guinea

    03/19/2016 12:33:08 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kieran Guilbert
    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health workers are rushing to the site of a fresh Ebola outbreak in Guinea to bolster efforts to contain the virus and prepare for the likelihood of more cases, aid agencies said on Friday. Four people in the southern region of Nzerekore were tested on Thursday and two of them were found to have Ebola. They were all from Korokpara, a village where three people from the same family have died in recent weeks ...
  • Purple Bread: A New Superfood?

    03/18/2016 11:17:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 18, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    “For the past 10 years, bread has been under attack.” Professor Zhou Weibiao, a food scientist at the National University of Singapore, isn’t wrong. According to current nutritional thinking, white bread is digested too fast, spikes blood sugar levels and is linked to obesity. In short, it’s the enemy of healthy eaters. Weibiao’s answer to this problem? He’s invented a purple bread. Rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, digested 20 percent slower than regular white bread and made entirely of natural compounds, it could be the first superfood of the baked goods world. The great bake off A long-time staple food, bread’s...
  • ► Alzheimer's disease could be caused by herpes virus, warn experts

    03/10/2016 5:39:27 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies
    Telegraph ^ | March 9, 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by viruses like herpes, a group of renowned dementia experts have warned, as they call for urgent investigation into the link. The worldwide team of 31 senior scientists and clinicians, which include specialists from Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Manchester Universities and Imperial College, have written an editorial which suggests that microbes are the major cause of dementia. The herpes virus - the type which causes cold sores - and chlamydia bacteria are named as the major culprits, as well as a type of corkscrew-shaped bacteria called spirochaete. “There is incontrovertible evidence that Alzheimer’s Disease has...
  • Women sue to block New York's 'Tampon Tax'

    03/04/2016 12:52:48 AM PST · by Enterprise · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2016 | Jackie Wattles
    Margo Seibert, Jennifer Moore, Catherine O'Neil, Natalie Brasington, and Taja-Nia Henderson, filed a lawsuit Thursday against New York's tax department and its commissioner, Jerry Boone. Their demand: Stop imposing a 4% "luxury tax" on feminine hygiene products. The complaint points to guidelines published by the taxation department in 1998 and 2014 that categorize pads and tampons as "general merchandise." That means they're not eligible for a "medical supplies" tax exemption.
  • Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Can Now Be Banked, Just Like Cord Blood!

    03/03/2016 7:46:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 3, 2016 | Lauren Spagnoletti
    When a child’s tooth falls out, many people adhere to the tradition of the Tooth Fairy. Until recently, a baby tooth was worth nothing more than a couple of bucks tucked under a six-year-old’s pillow. Not so much anymore. Now those very baby teeth can hold the key to a healthy future for your child.Many parents already opt to bank a baby’s umbilical cord blood, since this blood contains stem cells that can be used to treat dozens of diseases that the child (or a sibling) might develop later in life. While banking cord blood has become popular, it is...
  • CDC to investigate bacterial infection that has killed 18 in Wisconsin

    03/03/2016 11:11:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    upi ^ | 03/03/2016 | Stephen Feller
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 18 deaths and 44 cases of infection from Elizabethkingia in Wisconsin. The agency is investigating how people came in contact with the bacteria, which rarely infects humans but is often antibiotic-resistant. The agency has dispatched experts to investigate. Most infected patients are over age 65 and have at least one other underlying illness, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Symptoms of Elizabethkingia infection include fever, shortness of breath, chills or cellulitis. Six possible cases were reported to the state between Dec. 29 and Jan. 4, with 38 additional cases...
  • Anyone experience cataract surgery?

    02/27/2016 11:25:23 AM PST · by papineau · 90 replies
    vanity
    I'm getting cataract surgery soon, can anyone share their experience as to how the surgery turned out, what kind of IOL you received, etc.. Any info will be appreciated!
  • Hillary Clinton Can’t Stop Coughing

    02/23/2016 6:04:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 23, 2016 | Andrew Kugle
    Hillary Clinton can’t stop coughing. *cough* As Clinton campaigns across the country, she is followed by a persistent cough. At several rallies and speeches, Clinton was interrupted by a chronic and troublesome cough that often left her voice hoarse.
  • New study says Paleo diet 'unhealthy and fattening' angering ardent devotees

    02/20/2016 7:56:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:18AM GMT 19 Feb 2016 | Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney
    The paleo diet could lead to rapid weight gain and increased susceptibility to diabetes, a new study has found, but the findings were attacked as "comic" by devotees of the caveman-style diet. Warning the public to avoid "putting faith in so-called fad diets", researchers at Melbourne University said the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet had been tested on mice for just eight weeks and found to cause weight gains of 15 percent and health complications. [...] The study was published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes. But the findings were disregarded by fans of the diet, including celebrity chef Pete Evans, who...
  • Governor’s Budget Pays for Medicaid Expansion with a Gas Tax

    02/19/2016 12:16:33 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/15/2016 | James Hohman
    The largest proposed change in Gov. Rick Snyder’s executive budget is to use money freed up by a tax hike for roads to pay for the state’s Medicaid expansion. Normally, roads are paid by vehicle registration and fuel taxes. While waiting to agree on a long-term funding plan for the roads, policymakers devoted more of the state’s general tax revenues to road repair. They found $400 million for the current year’s spending. Then they passed some tax hikes specifically to fund roads. Higher registration fees and fuel taxes will collect an estimated $533.3 million for the upcoming fiscal year and...
  • FDA Finds Wood Fillers in Parmesan Cheese, Investigates Large Retailers

    02/18/2016 10:29:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 123 replies
    KPTV ^ | Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | JACQUELINE CUTLER
    Parmesan cheese from many top brands may contain wood byproductCare for some wood shavings on your pasta? Americans who think they’re sprinkling Parmesan over their spaghetti are also getting a hefty dose of cellulose - a wood byproduct — from many top brands. A study by Bloomberg News reveals that Walmart’s Great Value 100% Parmesan Cheese is roughly 8% cellulose and Jewel-Osco’s Essential Everyday 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese is almost 9%. The report follows a lengthy federal investigation into a Pennsylvania company called Castle Cheese, whose 100% “parmesan” contained no actual parmesan, but was comprised of Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella and...
  • Doctor: Hillary's mix of old-fashioned meds pose risk - Questions avowal she's in good health

    02/17/2016 6:35:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    WND ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Hillary Clinton's underactive hypothyroid condition complicates the medical treatment she is receiving for her genetic propensity to form blood clots, warns a prominent New York physician. "Hillary's hypothyroid condition can lead to hypercoagulability, a tendency toward excessive blood clotting, that makes more complicated the use of the blood-thinning medicines she needs to control what appears to be a possibly genetic tendency of her body to produce blood clots," Dr. Ronald Hoffman told WND in a telephone interview. [Snip] "According to her physician's report, Hillary is also taking two of the oldest medications for each of her medical conditions - Armour...
  • Some shocked by estate claims after signing up with MNsure

    02/16/2016 11:14:51 AM PST · by Twotone · 68 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | Feb. 14, 2016 | John Lundy
    Scott Killerud was about to throw away a mailing about the 2016 enrollment period for MNsure last November when something caught his eye. "Just as I was going to drop it in the trash, I was like - wait a second. What did I just read?" the Pine County farmer said.
  • Health, age could become campaign trail issue for 2016 candidates

    02/11/2016 2:57:26 PM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Kelly Beaucar Vlahos
    They say 70 is the new 50 – but the fact that three of the top White House candidates would tie or break the record for oldest president-elect in American history could make health and age a campaign issue for them this year.
  • Canada’s palliative care so bad that patients may opt for euthanasia, experts warn

    02/10/2016 9:43:37 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada has a “moral imperative” to fund palliative care because people have a dignity that “comes from God,” Canada’s top ranking Catholic cardinal told the special joint parliamentary committee on “physician-assisted dying” last week. The dignity of the human person is “inherent” and remains regardless of their circumstances, Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Toronto archdiocese told the committee. “That’s why we don’t believe it’s right to kill them.” This belief in the intrinsic dignity of the human person motivates the Catholic Church’s mission of providing health care, including care for the dying, he said....
  • Gowdy Tries to Get Martin Shkreli to Talk by Invoking Wu-Tang Clan

    02/05/2016 6:07:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 5, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli refused to answer any questions during a congressional hearing on Thursday, drawing the ire of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers.Shkreli was arrested in December 2015 on securities fraud charges.Shkreli, 32, is the founder and former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG. He has been widely criticized for raising the price of the lifesaving drug Daraprim more than 5,000 percent."Shkreli essentially ran his company like a Ponzi scheme where he used each subsequent company to pay off defrauded investors from the prior company," Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said at a press conference in December.According...
  • Why a top food poisoning expert won’t ever eat these foods

    02/03/2016 3:00:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2-3-16 | Robert A. Ferdman
    In the aftermath of an E. coli outbreak at Chipotle that sickened dozens of people across the United States last fall and led to an overhaul of the company's food safety practices, Americans reacted by avoiding the beloved fast-food chain. Restaurants that once sported long lines were suddenly empty, a phenomenon that was almost surely happening nationwide. The risks, in other words, were simply too great in people's minds for them to continue frequenting the Mexican-inspired favorite, because Chipotle had a food safety problem. But the outrage was at least partly misplaced, according to Bill Marler, a lawyer specializing in...
  • CON Law Restricts Patient Access to Critical Health Care Services

    02/02/2016 9:37:10 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    New research from the Virginia-based Mercatus Center indicates that schemes to ration health care services through certificate-of-need requirements — such as those imposed in Michigan — increase the difficulty of getting access to health care services while doing nothing to reduce their costs. A CON law restricts the ability of health care providers to expand or open new facilities, or to acquire powerful diagnostic tools. Providers must first get permission from a government commission. Some members of that commission may represent the incumbent facilities against which the new entrant would like to compete. CON laws supposedly help keep medical costs...
  • Russia Is Developing Zika Virus Vaccine on Putin's Orders

    01/29/2016 2:19:46 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 16 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 1/29/16 at 1:01 PM | Damien Sharkov
    Russia is working on a vaccine to combat the Zika virus, even though the country is not at risk of contamination, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova has told state news agency RIA Novosti. The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes across the Americas and in areas in Africa near the equator. Symptoms are mild and infections can be sometimes difficult to detect, however it can have severe effects on pregnant women and their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern on Thursday, claiming the virus was “spreading explosively” after cases were reported in South America and the U.S.. Russian...
  • The Calorie Is Broken

    01/28/2016 3:31:41 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 98 replies
    Digg.com (Gastropod) ^ | January 26, 2016 | Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley
    Calories consumed minus calories burned: it's the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn't work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate. "For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that's a real pain in the rear." Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher. He has a wife and child. And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs -- which means he is classed as obese. In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes...
  • Health insurance fines loom as deadline nears

    01/28/2016 7:56:23 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Ch 7 News ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Jason Gruenauer
    Sunday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance, or else pay a fine. That fine has gone up, causing even more financial stress on the uninsured and those who choose to opt out of health insurance. "I just cannot afford it in any way, shape, or form right now," 27-year-old Seth Valkonen said when talking about health insurance. Valkonen chooses to be uninsured by paying a one time fine for not having coverage instead of a monthly premium. "The penalty is cheaper than the overall total for the entire year," he said, Already on a tight budget, this...
  • Brazil sends in 200,000 soldiers to stop the spread of the Zika virus outbreak (shortened)

    01/27/2016 1:55:51 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 32 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    Brazil has sent more than 200,000 troops to go 'house to house' in the battle against Zika-carrying mosquitoes, blamed for causing a birth defect epidemic that is spreading rapidly across the world. Soldiers will visit homes across Brazil, distributing leaflets and dispensing advice, according to Health Minister Marcelo Castro, signalling a major ramping up of efforts against the Zika virus. The government, under growing pressure to deal with the crisis, will also...
  • Task Force Urges Doctors to Screen All Adults for Depression

    01/27/2016 5:51:02 AM PST · by EBH · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 1/26/2016 | Lauren NeerGaard
    All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday. Depression is a common public health problem, and screening simply involves health workers asking about certain symptoms even if patients don't mention them. The second part of the recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is more difficult — ensuring systems are in place to properly diagnose and treat people identified through screening. And the guideline, published by the Journal for the American Medical Association, couldn't determine how often adults should be screened....
  • TriCare Glitch Dumps Coverage for 250,000

    01/20/2016 6:28:27 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 4 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 20 January 2016 | NonValueAdded
    A friend told me a co-worker and her family lost TriCare Coverage without notice in early January. When she investigated, she was told a “glitch” in the interface between DEERS and TriCare caused the problem and a quarter-million families were affected. There was no projected date for the problem to be resolved. I have heard squat about this in the media.Looking to my FreeRepublic family to report if you know of anyone caught up in this latest guberment snafu. It is being pursued through Congressional and American Legion contacts.
  • Is Hillary Clinton Fit For Command?

    01/14/2016 8:09:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | Edard Klein
    Is Hillary Clinton fit to be president of the United States? Is she physically up to the job of commander in chief? How’s her health? Those questions may sound as if they’re coming from one of Hillary’s political opponents. But you don’t have to be a dyed-in-the-wool conservative to inquire into the state of Hillary’s health. Everyone—liberals and independents alike—should be interested in uncovering the truth.
  • Right to Try: The FDA Has the Blood of Millions of Americans on its Hands

    01/11/2016 11:00:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Darcy Olsen, CEO and president of the Goldwater Institute, has written a must-read book for anyone facing a serious ailment, The Right to Try: How the Federal Government Prevents Americans from Getting the Life-Saving Treatments They Need.It is common knowledge there is a problem with the FDA delaying the approval of drugs. But until now, most Americans did not realize just how bad the situation is  — hundreds of thousands of people, including children, needlessly lose their lives every year because new, breakthrough drugs that have worked in clinical trials and are legal in other countries are not approved here....
  • New Obama guidelines: Lean meat has role in healthy diet

    01/07/2016 6:15:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    New federal dietary guidelines, which were released early Thursday morning, tell Americans to follow a healthy eating pattern that includes a variety of vegetables, fruit, grains, fat-free dairy, oils and a variety of proteins, including lean meats. The recommendations for what Americans should and shouldn't be eating, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) update together every five years, created unprecedented controversy in 2015 when the federally appointed panel of nutritionists that helps draft them considered environmental concerns in recommending that people should eat less meat. The USDA and HHS relented...
  • Agromafia [Phony olive oil, chemicals, "75% to 80%" of exports to USA from Italy.]

    01/07/2016 11:26:28 AM PST · by familyop · 30 replies
    CBS News, 60 Minutes ^ | Jan 03, 2016 | Guy Campanile, Bill Whitaker, CBS Interactive
    But last month, police in Italy nabbed 7,000 tons of phony olive oil. Much of it was bound for American stores. The oil was from North Africa, deodorized with chemicals...The scam was cooked-up by organized crime. Mafia copies of fine olive oil, wine and cheese have fueled an explosion of food crime in Italy. It's estimated to be a $16 billion-a-year enterprise. The Italians call it "Agromafia"...what would it be in the U.S.? Tom Mueller: Up around 75% to 80%, easily.
  • Multiple sources raise serious questions about Hillary Clinton's physical health

    01/07/2016 8:38:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2016 | Carol Brown
    Several sources have raised serious questions about Hillary Clinton’s fitness to serve at president of the United States based on her physical health.  Some of these individuals are people who observed her in various settings that called her mental and physical status into question.  Others are physicians who reviewed the 2012 ABC News report after Clinton’s fall and subsequent concussion. Non-medical observers Breitbart News reports that John Cardillo, a former NYPD officer who provided VIP security details, knows two sources (a federal agent and an NYPD officer who worked a security detail) who observed Clinton’s health-related behaviors over the...
  • This superbug is resistant to last-resort antibiotics. It's been found on multiple continents.

    01/01/2016 4:03:42 PM PST · by bitt · 44 replies
    THE WEEK ^ | 12/25/2015 | Helen Branswell
    Epidemiologists — people who track diseases — use an expression: Seek and ye shall find. It's a reminder that sometimes when you see a phenomenon, it may not be entirely new. It may be that you've only just noticed it. Well, the world seems to be having a major seek-and-ye-shall-find moment right now with a worrisome new superbug. In late December, reports emerged that the mcr-1 gene, which confers resistance to an important antibiotic of last-resort, has been found in bacteria previously collected in the Netherlands, Laos, Algeria, Thailand, and France. There is reason to believe it may also be...
  • There is Something About Hillary

    12/30/2015 5:23:50 PM PST · by Twotone · 78 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | Dec. 30, 2015 | Larry Huss
    For the past several weeks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been suggesting that Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has impairments. In a December 3, 2015 column, Business Insider columnist Colin Campbell noted: "Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says the same two things about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in almost every campaign speech these days. "His favorite zinger is that Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, doesn't have the 'strength or the stamina' for the Oval Office.
  • 2015 Was an Awful Year? Look Again

    12/30/2015 10:52:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    OF COURSE 2015 was a miserable year; all years are miserable. It was a year of rampage killings and police brutality, of natural disasters and government corruption. There were ghastly terror attacks and devastating civil wars, floods of refugees and acts of unspeakable cruelty. Airliners were blown out of the sky. Priceless antiquities were destroyed. Politics seethed with incivility. Too many innocents died young, too many officials lied, too many victims suffered.You don't have to look far for proof that this has been an annus horribilis, and that things are getting worse. You never do. The conviction of decline routinely...
  • I'm Completely Fed Up with Nutrition Science. You Should Be, Too.

    12/29/2015 5:36:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    RCS ^ | 12/29/2015 | Posted by Ross Pomeroy
    Nutrition science is bad for your health! Not really, of course, but if you worried about every single study that linked a certain food to a negative health outcome, you'd probably go insane.Red meat? Cancer. Grapefruit? Cancer. Cheese? Cancer. Artificial sweeteners? Obesity. Sugar? Obesity. Milk? Bone fracture. The list could go on and on, but let's get to the meat of the article. I'm fed up with nutrition science, and you should be, too.It was not a single study that evoked my distaste, but a nauseating status quo that's become too much to bear.The problems with nutrition science begin with...
  • The Politics of Nutrition Science

    12/23/2015 5:15:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Have you heard? The GOP is declaring war on science again. In February, a government-appointed nutrition advisory panel said Americans should eat less sugar and red meat. It also suggested that environmental considerations should factor into a healthy diet, which livestock producers understood as an attack on their industry. Republicans in Congress think the guideline process is out of control and are now trying to rein in the panel. By their lights, nutrition scientists should concern themselves with nutrition -- not sustainability. Critics say they're pandering to special interests. The funny thing is: Both sides may be right. For decades,...
  • FDA proposes indoor tanning ban for minors

    12/18/2015 8:09:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2015 | Robert King
    The federal government said Friday it would ban minors from using indoor tanning beds, taking action on an issue that many states are already handling. The Food and Drug Administration said the proposed measure was in response to 1.6 million minors using indoor tanning beds each year, according to 2013 federal data. The problem is that indoor tanning is a "known contributor to skin cancer," the agency said. People who have been exposed to radiation from tanning beds are 59 percent more likely to develop melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer, than those who never have used the beds,...
  • Ed Klein: Hillary Clinton's Health is an Issue

    12/15/2015 4:25:40 PM PST · by GilGil · 93 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/15/2015 | Ed Klein
    To this day, Hillary still suffers from many of the troubling symptoms that I wrote about in Unlikeable: blinding headaches, exhaustion, insomnia, and a tremor in her hands. As a precaution against the spectacle of fainting in public, which could easily doom her candidacy, Hillary now travels with a personal physician on all her major campaign trips. There have been several incidents in which she has nearly collapsed. For example, after her 11-hour testimony before the Trey Gowdy Benghazi committee, Hillary swooned as she walked to a waiting car. She had to be supported in the arms of her aides...
  • Exclusive: Trump’s Full Medical Report [humor]

    12/15/2015 2:52:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 15, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    National Review obtained the following long-form version of a letter from Mr. Trump's physician detailing his health history. To Whom It Will Concern: I have been the personal physician of Mr. Donald J. Trump since 1968. His previous physician was my father, Dr. Edith Bernofsky. I am pleased to report that, at no point since he was unable to fight in Vietnam, has Mr. Trump had any significant medical problems. During a recent comprehensive medical examination, Mr. Trump revealed himself to be quite extraordinarily healthy. While I conducted my array of tests, he singlehandedly held me above his magnificent head...