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Warren Shows Up McConnell, California Fights Back Against Wal-Mart, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including former RNC Chairman Michael Steele weighs a political comeback and Rep. Darrell Issa gets some pushback from his own party after calling the White House’s spokesman a “paid liar.”

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Liberty and Health Care for All

“There is an important connection, a profound connection, between that problem and liberty. And I do think it’s important that we not lose sight of that,” Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 READ MORE



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Half of Med Students Study With Wikipedia

The somewhat unsettling results of a recent study of 186 medical students suggest that roughly half of all surgeons, general physicians and other doctors-in-training view Wikipedia as a reliable source of medical information and regularly use it to prepare for exams. (more)

Posted on May 22, 2011 READ MORE


iPhone
Courtesy of Apple

A Doctor in Your Pocket

In an effort to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, British doctors and computer engineers are developing small electronic devices that act as tiny STD testing kits, pluggable into a smart phone or computer that then allows users to learn in minutes which, if any, STDs they have.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010 READ MORE



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Study: Hormone Treatments Boost Breast Cancer Risks

A newly released medical study might cause women to reconsider going the hormonal replacement route in light of the potential risks: The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 19, 2010 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons

Ganging Up on Alzheimer’s

A decision by scientists back in 2003 to share their findings on Alzheimer’s research has led to a “wealth of recent scientific papers” and important advances in moving to understand the disease and develop drugs to combat it.

Posted on Aug 13, 2010 READ MORE


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Flickr / adi&moni

Obama Healthy, Still Sins

As most recent presidents have done, Barack Obama has released the results of his annual physical examination. Doctors are reporting the president is in “excellent health” despite his continued struggle with addiction to nicotine.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010 READ MORE


Swine Flu
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Swine Flu Still on the Map

Like a really bad joke that won’t go away, the swine flu has reared its exaggerated head, now in India, after that country reported its first death attributed to the multi-appellated disease. Hundreds of Indians rushed to get tested in the western city of Pune, even causing fights among those in line at a hospital.

Posted on Aug 5, 2009 READ MORE


Tiller Killer
Reuters

Tiller’s Clinic to Close

Was the murder of Kansas doctor George Tiller an act of terrorism? In a move sparked by fear, Tiller’s family has decided to close the clinic, one of the few remaining places in the U.S. that performed late-term abortions.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009 READ MORE


Elderkiss the Night Elf
msnbc.com

70-Year-Olds Still Get It On, Reports Says

An ongoing Swedish study has shown that 70-year-olds are more likely now to have sex—and women to have orgasms—than in any decade since the 1970s. Sixty-eight percent of married men and 56% of married women reported having sex after turning 70, an increase of about 15% in both cases.

Posted on Jul 9, 2008 READ MORE


vet in physical therapy
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Bush Visits Wounded Vets

It’s really hard to look at these photos of President Bush meeting with severely wounded veterans at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio without just saying “wow” over and over.  We’re hard pressed to imagine what Bush might’ve been thinking as he saw the effects of his foreign policy on these young soldiers.

Posted on Nov 9, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photo / Charlie Niebergall

Hillary Clinton Takes On Healthcare (Again)

If there’s any candidate who knows what he or she would be dealing with in attempting to change the American healthcare system, it’s Hillary Clinton. And, according to Boyarsky, charging into that particular political battleground might have made her a stronger contender.

Posted on Sep 23, 2007 READ MORE


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MichaelMoore.com

Damage Control Time for Blue Cross

A Blue Cross exec sent out a memo with talking points to help company employees handle the fallout resulting from filmmaker Michael Moore’s scathing take on the American healthcare system, “SiCKO”—and Moore got his hands on it. Oops!  (H/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Jul 9, 2007 READ MORE


Why Danes Are So Happy

Multiple studies have suggested that Danes are the happiest people on the planet, but an article in the medical journal bmj.com goes one step further and attempts to understand why. Most likely reason they’re so satisfied: low expectations. (h/t boingboing.net)

Posted on Jan 22, 2007 READ MORE


U.S. Medical Refugees Flee to India

An increasing number of the 46 million Americans without health insurance have begun fleeing to places as far away as India to get lifesaving medical treatments.

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 READ MORE


Abortion Rule for Texas Minors: Notarized Parental Consent

Yep, you read right. The Texas Medical Board now requires minors seeking abortions to provide notarized parental consent forms. (h/t Feministing)

Posted on Sep 3, 2006 READ MORE


Ambiguously healthy coffee
From answers.com

Meet Your Friendly (and Deadly?) Coffee Bean

The java in this cup could either cause or counter a heart attack, depending on which recent study you believe. The American Medical Association says, drink up; an assistant professor at Brown says, sedentary types: beware.

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


Soldiers Sue Army Over Mysterious Illness

A number of American troops from the same unit in Iraq recently discovered they were all suffering from a mysterious set of illnesses.  Though their doctors couldn?t determine the source of the sickness, the soldiers came to believe their exposure to depleted uranium munitions was to blame, and decided to sue the U.S. Army.

Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


Holding a Gun, Hezbollah Lends a Hand

Want to know some of the main reasons Hezbollah commands so much respect in Lebanon? “They cover medical bills, offer health insurance, pay school fees and make seed money available for small businesses. They are invisible but omnipresent, providing essential services that the Lebanese government through years of war was incapable of offering.”

Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: Closing the Racial Gap in Medical Treatment

Why do African Americans still lag behind even recent African immigrants when it comes to beating heart disease and cancer?

Posted on Jul 29, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert and Rick Larsen

Colbert to Congressman: ‘Are You High Right Now?’

“Your state is one of the few that has a medical marijuana program,” Stephen Colbert said to Congressman Rick Larsen of Washington.
Larsen: Uh-huh, that’s right.
Colbert: Are you high right now?

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


Joint
From the L.A. Times

One Drug, Two Takes

The FDA says there is no medical benefit to marijuana. Tell that to the assistant D.A. in this story, who used to prosecute drug busts but who now smokes pot to build up an appetite ravaged by AIDS.

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Medical Marijuana
From the N.Y. Times

FDA: No Medical Benefit From Marijuana

The Food and Drug Administration’s statement contradicts a 1999 review by a panel of highly regarded scientists.

Posted on Apr 21, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Project to Build Iraqi Hospitals Falls Badly Short

After two years and roughly $200 million expended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to complete only 20 out of 142 primary health centers. The World Health Organization’s rep calls it “shocking.”

Posted on Apr 2, 2006 READ MORE


Shocker: Study Shrugs Off Prayer’s Power to Heal

A nationwide study finds that having strangers pray for heart patients does not help their health. In fact, the prayed-for are actually more likely to suffer complications.

Posted on Mar 31, 2006 READ MORE


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AP

Caught on Tape

This Washington Post editorial cuts through the smokescreen of Bush’s Katrina apologists.

Posted on Mar 4, 2006 READ MORE


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Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


Wal-Mart CEO Talks Tough in Internal Memos

Wal-Mart’s CEO suggests that a store manager is disloyal, and should consider quitting, after the manager laments the lack of health benefits at the mega-chain. This happened on a confidential, internal website that the N.Y. Times sussed out.
Earlier: Sales are brisk and accusations fly as Robert Greenwald’s Wal-Mart documentary racks up 110,000 DVD sales.

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney Hunting Accident
Mr. Fish

Cheney Accidentally Shoots Hunting Partner

Truthdig says: It strains credulity to suggest, as the White House has, that the vice president couldn’t inform the national media of the incident while also ensuring proper medical care of the guy on the receiving end of his shotgun blast.
Lots of updates on the next page.

Posted on Feb 12, 2006 READ MORE


Homosexuality Still a Capital Crime in Iraq

“What for me is love, unfortunately, is punishable by death,” says a remarkably brave Iraqi medical student, speaking on the record and using his real name.

Posted on Feb 5, 2006 READ MORE


Rhode Island Legalizes Medical Marijuana

It is the 11th state to do so, but users can still be prosecuted under federal law. more

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


The Frist File

Was Frist playing doctor when he pushed legislation for medical reform or just lining his pockets? Get background on the accusations of Medicare fraud, conflict of interest and insider trading facing Sen. Bill Frist.

Posted on Dec 7, 2005 READ MORE


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