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Archive for the 'Health' Category

Red Wine: Is There Anything It Can’t Do ?

by @ Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. Filed under Health, In The News, Wine

Once again, medical science proves its value:
Leave it to the French: new research from Paris links drinking one to three glasses of wine a day to better health.
The study of almost 150,000 subjects found that moderate drinkers were more likely to have healthy hearts, minds and body weights. Researchers say the link is also caused [...]

The Birth Control Pill Turns 50

by @ Sunday, May 9th, 2010. Filed under Health, In The News

It was fifty years ago today the the FDA approved the first oral contraceptive for use:
CHICAGO — A world without “the pill” is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course, prevent pregnancy. They might be surprised to learn that U.S. officials announcing approval [...]

Do Vaccines Cause Autism ? No, They Don’t

by @ Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Filed under Health, In The News

From Reason:

Also worth reading is this story from a year ago debunking a Lancet study from 1998 that purported to find a link between childhood vaccines and autism

Nanny State Update: FDA Set To Regulate Salt Content In Food

by @ Tuesday, April 20th, 2010. Filed under Health, Individual Liberty, Politics

The Food and Drug Administration is getting ready to regulate the amount of salt in the food you eat:
The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension [...]

Swine Flu Deaths Higher Than Estimated

by @ Thursday, November 12th, 2009. Filed under Health, In The News, Swine Flu

We’ve reached 4,000:
ATLANTA – Federal health officials now say that 4,000 or more Americans likely have died from swine flu — about four times the estimate they’ve been using.
The new, higher figure was first reported by The New York Times. It includes deaths caused by complications related to swine flu, including pneumonia and bacterial infections.
Until [...]

American Medical Association Backs Drug Law Reform To Permit Medical Marijuana

by @ Thursday, November 12th, 2009. Filed under Health, Individual Liberty, Politics, War On Drugs

A major boost this week for efforts to reform marijuana laws:
The American Medical Assn. on Tuesday urged the federal government to reconsider its classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use, a significant shift that puts the prestigious group behind calls for more research.
The nation’s largest physicians organization, with about 250,000 [...]

H1N1 Now Dominant Flu Virus

by @ Thursday, November 5th, 2009. Filed under Health, Swine Flu

We have a winner:
CNN) — The H1N1 virus has now become the dominant influenza virus around the globe, with high levels and an increase of activity in many regions, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
In a weekly update, the WHO’s point person on the H1N1 virus, Dr. Keiji Fukuda, also warned the public not to [...]

Ron Paul On The H1N1 Emergency Declaration

by @ Wednesday, October 28th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Health, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul, Swine Flu

On Sunday, President Obama declared a State of Emergency in connection with the distribution of vaccine for the H1N1 virus.
Ron Paul has his own thoughts about the situation:

Obama Declares National Emergency Over H1N1 Virus

by @ Sunday, October 25th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Health, In The News, Politics, Swine Flu

We were greeted this morning by the news that President Obama had declared a national emergency in connection with the H1N1 virus:
President Obama has declared H1N1 swine flu a national emergency, clearing the way for his health chief to give hospitals wider leeway in how they handle a possible surge of new patients, administration officials [...]

New York Judge Halts Mandatory Vaccinations For Health Care Workers

by @ Friday, October 16th, 2009. Filed under Health, In The News, Legal, Swine Flu

A state judge in New York has stopped the state from forcing all health care workers to receive the H1N1 vaccine:
NEW YORK (CBS) ― Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.
A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday [...]

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