NCAA Head Injury Settlement

NCAA's $70M Concussion Fund Plays By A Weird Set Of Rules

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:17

The NCAA agreed to a settlement for a head injury lawsuit with a $70 million fund, but players who have suffered a concussion will not be individually compensated.


Is Marijuana The Future For Epilepsy?

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:32

A recent bill introduced into the House of Representatives calls for the removal of certain compounds found in cannabis from the "List of Controled Substances," to allow their potential to be used as a legal epilepsy medication.

Medical Cannabis

Doctor May Lose License Over Bogus Medical Marijuana Certificate

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:11

An Illinois doctor approved a 79-year-old patient for medical marijuana use before the cannabis eligibility form was made available by the state's Department of Public Health.

Florida beach

Flesh-Eating Bacteria In Florida Water May Contaminate Seafood

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:38

Florida’s Department of Health has issued warnings of a naturally occurring yet potentially deadly bacteria that thrives in warm seawater.

VA Hospital

Will Congress Fix Veteran Medical Care Before Taking Its Summer Break?

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:53

Bipartisan negotiators say they have agreed on a plan to fix the veterans’ health program, but will the House and Senate pass it before Friday, when Congress adjourns for a five-week recess?

The uninsured face big fines

Uninsured Will Face Penalty Fees Up To $12K: IRS

By | Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:22

The IRS says that those who haven't signed up for insurance by the end of this year may face steep penalties.

Wives Are More Educated Than Their Husbands

Educated Women No Longer Face High Risk Of Divorce, As Gender Roles Shift

By | Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:07

Women who have higher education levels than their husbands have a lower rate of divorce than educated women from years ago.

Most and Least Expensive Cities for Common Medical Services

Most And Least Expensive Cities For Common Medical Services

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30

A new analysis of medical claims data shows how much prices vary for four every-day medical services --- preventive primary care visit, lipid panel, head/brain CT scan, and lower back MRI.

Farmers' Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption Among Poor

Low-Income Families Eat More Fruits And Veggies With Farmers' Market Vouchers

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:00

Food policy experts say the federal government should provide vouchers to poor families for fresh fruits and vegetable at farmers' markets, as a quarter of such U.S. community retailers now accept food stamps.

Lululemon Patents 31 Athletic Wear And Gear

Lululemon Patents Clothing And Ruthlessly Sues Copycats

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:22

Lululemon has patented 31 designs of its athletic apparel and gear and is suing any brand that dares copy its style.


IBM's Watson May Now Help Veterans Transition Back To Civilian Life

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:09

IBM's Watson computer program aims to help U.S. veterans successfully transit back to civilian life by answering questions about where to live and how to pay for college.

american flag

Federal Courts Gave Contradictory Rulings On Obamacare Today

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:55

Two federal courts gave conflicting rulings on the legalities of Obamacare's subsidies, marking the first major challenge against the Affordable Care Act.


More Support Needed For Children Who Lose Parents

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:00

Mortality rates among children who lose their parents are much higher than those who don't. Researchers say those kids need more support.

Wine Tasting

New Law Lets Students Under 21 Taste Alcohol, But Could End Up Getting Them Drunk

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:34

A new California law lets college students under 21 drink alcohol as a part of educational research, but only if they spit it out.


Obama's Record Of Protecting Transgender Rights

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:14

Obama signed executive orders effectively preventing the federal government and its contracting agencies from discriminating against gay and transgender workers.