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  • Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • People eat too much salt but surprising report questions if eating too little could be harmful

    05/14/2013 5:39:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it’s not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle... --snip-- “We’re not saying we shouldn’t be lowering excessive salt intake,” said Dr. Brian Strom of the University of Pennsylvania, who led the IOM committee. But below 2,300 mg a day, “there is simply a lack of data that shows it is beneficial.” The average American consumes more than 3,400 mg of sodium a day, equivalent to 1 ˝ teaspoons. Current U.S. dietary guidelines say most people should limit that to...
  • Institute of Medicine Provides Medical "Cover" for Sebellius

    08/26/2011 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/26/11 | Dr. Susan Berry
    There is a lot of talk, during these pre-presidential election days, of whether Republicans should stick to fiscal policy issues or include social issues as well in their platforms. Liberals are attacking fiscal/social conservatives, and some “establishment” Republicans are also criticizing their socially conservative colleagues, fearful that Independents will be turned off by the thought that Republicans are appearing rigid, strict, and hard. Political strategy aside, however, what often strikes me about these debates, which always seem centered on how conservative Republicans are trying to force their social views on the nation, is that liberals do it all the time...
  • How much vitamin D is enough? Report sets new levels - Megadoses of 'sunshine vitamin' don't...

    11/30/2010 5:49:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 30, 2010 | Robert Bazell & AP
    Megadoses of 'sunshine vitamin' don't prevent disease, may be harmful WASHINGTON — For the past few years vitamin D has been the "it" vitamin, with studies wildly trumpeting the supplement's role in strengthening bones, reducing the risk of some cancers, heart disease, along with fighting autoimmune diseases and diabetes. But long-awaited new dietary guidelines say there's no proof that megadoses of the "sunshine vitamin" prevent cancer, diabetes or other conditions. While some people will need a bit more vitamin D than they're already getting, some studies suggest that too much could actually cause some kinds of cancer, according to the...
  • Bangladesh: "Islam-o-Muslim" and Resurgent Islamist Forces

    07/28/2009 2:58:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 162+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | July 28, 2009 08:58 AM | By Animesh Roul
    Originally published as "Islam-o-Muslim and the Resilience of Terrorism in Bangladesh" Terrorism Monitor, (Jamestwon Foundation) Volume: 7 Issue: 22, July 27, 2009. I just published one article on the Islam-o-Muslim, an offshoot of Jama'at ul-Mujahedeen Bangladesh, and how and where outlawed groups are trying to revive terrorism in the country in the face of renewed counterterror efforts by government agencies.
  • Experts Find No Vaccine-Autism Link

    05/19/2004 12:57:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 477+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2004 | David Brown
    Panel Says More Research on Possible Connection May Not Be Worthwhile The Institute of Medicine, a highly influential adviser of the government on scientific matters, said yesterday there is no credible evidence that either the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine or vaccines containing the preservative thimerosal cause autism. The conclusion came in an 81-page report requested by two federal agencies to address the doubts raised by a small but vocal group of parents who question the safety of childhood vaccines. A 14-person panel of experts urged more research on autism but said further pursuit of possible links between vaccines and the devastating...
  • Panel Finds No Evidence to Tie Autism to Vaccines

    05/18/2004 11:56:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 83 replies · 9,648+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 19, 2004 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    An examination of scientific studies worldwide has found no convincing evidence that vaccines cause autism, according to a committee of experts appointed by the Institute of Medicine. In particular, no link was found between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine or vaccines that contain a mercury preservative called thimerosal. The committee released its eighth and final report yesterday in Washington. Some parents of autistic children immediately protested. Mark Blaxill, the father of an 8-year-old girl with autism, said the committee's conclusions were premature. Studies are under way that should not be dismissed, said Mr. Blaxill, who is a director of the...