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  • Joe Weider, titan of bodybuilding...dies at 93

    03/27/2013 5:00:22 AM PDT · by HomeAtLast · 16 replies
    Washingtonpost.com ^ | 03/24/13 | WaPo staff
    Joe Weider, a legendary figure in bodybuilding who helped popularize the sport worldwide and played a key role in introducing a charismatic young weightlifter named Arnold Schwarzenegger to the world, died March 23 in Los Angeles. He was 93...
  • Dems Join GOPers in Opposing Expansion of Obamacare’s Food Labeling Mandate

    03/26/2013 6:09:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 25, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – In a bipartisan bill opposing an expansion of food labeling requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 10 Republicans and four Democrats have signed onto legislation to restrict the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to include regulation of convenient stores and take-out food outlets.The bill’s sponsors cited Section 4205 of the healthcare law, or Obamacare, that is entitled “Nutritional Labeling of Standard Menu Items at Chain Restaurants.” The regulation requires restaurants with more than 20 establishments to provide nutritional information about its offerings.The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), called the requirements “unworkable” for places...
  • Obamacare – What good is health insurance if you lose the freedom to live your life as you choose?

    03/26/2013 11:24:35 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-26-13 | Vince
    One of the many reasons conservatives dislike government overreach is because government is so often wrong about so much. And what’s worse, regardless of the magnitude of the government’s failures, citizens are stuck with the consequences of those policies, in most cases forever. This is not a new phenomenon. This has been going on for decades. Upon its establishment in 1965 the House Ways and Means Committee estimated that the cost of Medicare would rise to $12 billion by 1990. Unfortunately for American taxpayers that prediction was off by a power of nine, coming in at $110 billion. And things...
  • Study: Health law has imposed 111 million hours of paperwork

    03/25/2013 2:25:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/25/13 | Sam Baker
    In its first three years, President Obama's healthcare law has imposed more than $30 billion in costs and 111 million hours of paperwork burdens, according to a new study from the American Action Forum. The forum, a conservative think tank led by former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, said the law will raise premiums and hurt small businesses. "The macro figures, $30.8 billion in costs and 111 million hours, might give policymakers some concern, but the real impact is how these figures affect the healthcare market, consumers, and small businesses," the report said. Some provisions of the law are...
  • The Unaffordable Care Act

    03/25/2013 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-24-13 | DrJohn
    The third birthday of the monstrosity known as the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has come and gone. It's been about three years since Nancy Pelosi uttered those immortal words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV-05TLiiLU “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it....” Three years and we're still finding out what's in it. Three years later Obamacare is less popular than ever: According to the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll for March, only 18 percent of Republicans, 31 percent of independents, and 58 percent of members of Obama’s own party, have a favorable opinion of...
  • Does Your Water Need More Ions? The latest health fad is even more ridiculous than most health fads.

    03/23/2013 8:49:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | March 22, 2013 | Kent Sepkowitz
    After so many years of neglect, water appears ready to emerge as a cutting-edge health food. Perhaps it’s the fault of Gatorade, that Technicolor concoction of salt, sugar, and water people guzzle to “replenish their electrolytes.” The Gatorade inventors, some dweeby physiologists, were just trying to keep football players from collapsing in the Florida heat. They could not have foreseen what was to transpire in the decades ahead as the concept of the “sports drink” took hold, and then, more bizarrely yet, water itself became a symbol of health and status.  With each iteration, beginning with bottled waters derived from...
  • Jailed 23 years, NY man is freed, has heart attack

    03/23/2013 3:23:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 23, 2013 | NA
    Associated Press NEW YORK — A New York City man whose murder conviction was overturned after 23 years in prison has suffered a heart attack on his second day of freedom. David Ranta's lawyer tells The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/102uUVo ) the former inmate had a serious heart attack Friday night and is being treated at a New York hospital. Ranta walked out of jail Thursday after a judge threw out his conviction in the 1990 killing of a Brooklyn rabbi...
  • 1 in 10 U.S. Deaths Blamed on Salt

    03/22/2013 8:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 129 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2013 | Katie Moisse and some possible grant junkies
    On the heels of a study linking sugary drinks to 25,000 U.S. deaths a year, new research suggests salty food is even more dangerous.The new study, by the same Harvard research team, linked excessive salt consumption to nearly 2.3 million cardiovascular deaths worldwide in 2010. One in 10 Americans dies from eating too much salt, the researchers found.“The burden of sodium is much higher than the burden of sugar-sweetened beverages,” said Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health and author of both the salt and sugary drink studies. “That’s because sugar-sweetened beverages are just one...
  • A Health Care Solution

    03/22/2013 5:50:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2013 | Mona Charen
    In my last column, I argued that for all the undeniable woes of the Republican Party, the unfurling of Obamacare represents a huge vulnerability for Democrats. The Democratic health reform bill is economically nonsensical and politically unpopular. A recent Rasmussen poll found that 54 percent believe the law will damage the U.S. health care system. Even among Democrats, support for the law is ebbing. In February, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that only 57 percent of Democrats (compared with 72 percent in November of 2012) support the law. The battle over health care reform is not over. Yes, the...
  • Sebelius: Health law has lowered costs, slowed premium hikes

    03/21/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/13 | Sam Baker
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that President Obama´s healthcare law has helped keep costs under control while providing new benefits to millions of Americans. The number of double-digit increases in healthcare premiums has dropped significantly in the three years since Obama signed the law, she said on MSNBC´s "Morning Joe." "What we´re seeing is costs really come down for the first time in a very ling time," Sebelius said. "Medicare costs are significantly lower than they were." Greater access to preventive medicine will help
  • College student invents gel that halts bleeding

    03/20/2013 10:42:23 AM PDT · by isthisnickcool · 13 replies
    Mothjer Nature Network ^ | Thu, Mar 07 2013 | Sean Captain, TechNewsDaily
    Joe Landolina may have invented a cure for bleeding. He claims that his creation, a substance called Veti-Gel, jump-starts the clotting and healing process so quickly that even wounds to internal organs or major arteries are able to close up instantaneously. And Joe has accomplished all this by his third year of college at NYU.
  • Eating Chicken Makes Kids Gay, Top Colombian Model Claims

    03/19/2013 1:40:54 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 78 replies
    MSN.now ^ | 19 March 2013
    Colombian model Natalia Paris has decided to go public with her theory that eating chicken makes children gay. Paris based her theory on reports that claimed chickens are being injected with female hormones to speed up their growth.
  • New Commercial Features Illegal Aliens Asking For ‘Affordable Healthcare’

    03/19/2013 10:06:17 AM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-19-2013 | John Hill
    Let me think about that....NO!A new ad campaign has been launched to extend medical coverage to illegal aliens in the state of California. The California Endowment, a private foundation that advocates for affordable healthcare, wants county-run Medicaid expansion programs called Low-Income Health Programs to be "retooled" to provide insurance for this population - well over 1 million people! Just what the people of California need, right? First they cut tuition assistance for citizen students by $1.2 billion. Then they made illegal aliens eligible for in-state tuition and financial aid, with AB131 - signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Then tuition assistance was...
  • Green tea, coffee may reduce stroke risk by 20 percent

    03/16/2013 9:54:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    Coffee or green tea drinker? Don't put that cup down: Those beverages may lower your stroke risk if they're a regular part of your daily diet. Researchers discovered that people who drank at least one cup of coffee a day lowered their stroke risk by about 20 percent compared to those who drank it rarely. Compared to those who rarely drank either beverage, those who drank at least one cup of coffee or two cups of green tea a day had a 32 percent lower chance of having an intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke that occurs when a blood...
  • Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well Intentioned Path to Harm

    03/15/2013 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies
    http://books.google.com ^ | 2005 | by Rogers H. Wright, Nicholas A. Cummings
    Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well Intentioned Path to Harm - Google Books
  • $1.8M Federal Grant Helped D.C. Make Fruits and Vegetables Available at Work

    03/13/2013 6:13:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – The municipal government of Washington, D.C. received a $1.8 million federal Community Transformation Grant in 2012 to promote healthy lifestyles in the city.Among the things the city would do with the money, as listed on its application, was increasing the "availability of fruit and vegetables to employees in their workplaces."Administered through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the grant was awarded in September 2011, which is the beginning of fiscal year 2012.According to the CDC, the grant is intended to target “approximately 445,000 residents living in the District of Columbia, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, medically underserved, and...
  • Rare meat allergy linked to ticks found in kids

    03/13/2013 1:01:35 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Some children living in the U.S. Southeast have a rare meat allergy linked to tick bites, according to a new study. Bites from ticks, usually lone star ticks, cause the body to become allergic to a protein called alpha-gal — which also happens to be found in some mammals, including cows, pigs and sheep, the researchers said. When people who have been bitten develop this allergy, and then eat meat from these animals, they can experience hives, swelling, or more rarely, a life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis.
  • Piers Morgan: People Need Dictators and Slave Masters “Occasionally”

    03/13/2013 10:56:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | March 13, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    Piers Morgan and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s want to be dictators and slave masters. Regulating a person’s diet is the regulation of a person’s life. Here was Morgan’s response to a guest who disagreed with him on sugary drink control:“I think people need [these types of laws] occasionally, particularly on issues like smoking, drinking, guzzling sodas too big for them, you know, eating 16 Big Macs a day, whatever it may be, the reality is we all need a bit of nannying about that. That’s why so many people are on diets. That’s a form of nanny state.”When governments...
  • FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' issue

    03/12/2013 9:11:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 12, 2013 | Associated Press
    Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines. Writing a new menu labeling law "has gotten extremely thorny," says the head of the Food and Drug Administration, as the agency tries to figure out who should be covered by it. The 2010 health care law charged the FDA with requiring restaurants and other establishments that serve food to put calorie counts on menus and in vending machines.
  • BEDFORD: Conservatives are wrong to attack Rick Scott

    03/11/2013 2:50:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    daily caller ^ | Christopher Bedford
    In February, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced his intention to accept Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion in Florida. Since then, the governor has taken a lot of heat: heat from conservatives accusing him of betraying conservative principals; as well as heat from Democrats saying he didn’t go far enough... We’ll lay it out in a very plausible hypothetical. Imagine if Mr. Scott flew around the Sunshine State telling voters that Medicaid is broken and needs reform; that expanding the rolls and adding dependents to a broken system doesn’t make sense; and that when the federal cash starts to run out in...