Chicks

U.S. Lawmakers Want To Curb Antibiotic Use On Farms

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:15

After a Reuters investigation found antibiotic use is widespread in poultry farms, two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action.

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Over 100,000 Immigrants May Lose Obamacare Coverage

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:12

The Obama administration said 115,000 people could lose their health insurance under Obamacare after Sept. 30, because of unresolved data problems involving their citizenship or immigration status.

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Obama To Send 3,000 Troops To Africa To Tackle Ebola

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:09

President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that the U.S. will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response.

Nail salon

New York City Needs To Step Up Nail Salon Inspections: Watchdog

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:55

Public Advocate Letitia James recommended that the city set up its own team of inspectors to complement a state-led force of 27 who are responsible for an estimated 5,000 salons in New York.

C-section

Could A C-Section Have Saved This Mom And Her Twins?

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:18

A Staten Island mother and her twins died after doctors chose not to perform a C-section. Now the family says it's going to sue the hospital.

Blood pressure

Mild Hypertension May Be Getting The Wrong Treatment

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 19:00

Should patients with mild hypertension be given blood pressure-lowering drugs? Researchers are concerned they're unnecessarily taking these drugs.

Birth Control Lawsuit To Cut Off Daughters' Access

Why A Missouri Lawmaker's Attempt To Deny Daughters' Access To Birth Control Will Ultimately Fail

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:58

A Missouri lawmaker renews his case to personalize health care coverage in order to deny birth control access to his daughters.

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Dept. Of Justice Says Colon Health Product Isn't Backed By Science

By | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:56

Bayer claimed Phillips Colon Health can "defend against" occasional constipation, diarrhea and other problems, but did not have reliable scientific evidence to support those claims.

Welfare-For-Weed Loophole

Colorado Residents May Be Able To Use Welfare Money To Buy Weed

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:47

Welfare recipients in Colorado and Washington can currently use EBT cards to purchase cannabis products from marijuana dispensaries, but for how long?

sushi

Thousands Of Sushi Restaurants May Have Used Contaminated Rice For Years

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:22

Tens of thousands of people may have consumed tainted rice over the last several years, claims a new lawsuit.

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In Missouri, Women Have To Wait 3 Days For An Abortion

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:30

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says newly passed abortion law shows a "callous disregard for women who find themselves in horrific circumstances."

austism

NIH Throws Millions Of Dollars Toward Autism Research

By | Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:57

The NIH has promised $7.9 million in funding for 12 new projects aimed at better understanding autism and making sure treatment is available to a wider range of ASD individuals.

vilma

Being 'Too Fat To Fly' Earned One Woman's Family $6 Million [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:19

At 407 pounds, three airlines found Vilma Soltesz too fat to fly, but according to the court, this assumption was ill made.

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Homeland Security Botched Pandemic Preparedness : US Report

By | Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:13

The Dept. of Homeland Security now has expired stockpiles of medications, respirators, and bottles of hand sanitizers due to a failure to assess its supplies.

polypharmacy

Surprise? Nursing Homes Give Patients With Dementia Expensive Pills They Don’t Need

By | Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:00

A new study finds most nursing home residents with advanced dementia receive medications with questionable benefit — at substantial cost.

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