Posts Tagged ‘Health’
By Laura Lorenzo I think that my young acquaintance, Noah over at Mediaite, may have over-interpreted this exchange, just a tiny bit. That said, he's a nice kid, and you should read him anyway. The thing that caught my ear, during the clip, was when Melissa Harris-Perry talked about teaching young girls how to "negotiate condom usage". Hmm. How about this, girls: "Wear a condom, or you don't get any". See how easy that 'negotiation' was? I barely broke a sweat. I have never understood the dynamic where women are hesitant to ask a man to use "protection". When did we forget that we're the prize, and he shouldn't be so picky? That also applies to the subject of cosmetic surgery, but I digress. It wasn't so long ago that if a guy went out and hoped to 'get lucky', he [...]
The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges. The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention. The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the [...]
By: Edmund Jenks - West Coast Editor The scariest things happen when one opens the lid of their laptop and logs on to Twitter ... one doesn't even have to venture out into the world to be confronted by attacks to ones understanding of safety and healthy standards. Fundamentally the properties of materials can be changed by nanotechnology. We humans can arrange molecules in a way that they do not normally occur in nature. The material strength, electronic and optical properties of materials can all be altered using nanotechnology. First off, the tale of the use of a bonding food agent and filler known as "Pink Slime" went viral this week all over the internet. This "Tweet" seen from cultural and political radio talk show host, Tammy Bruce. Tammy Bruce @HeyTammyBruce Gah! 70% [...]
Very Religious Americans Report Less Depression, Worry PRINCETON, NJ -- Very religious Americans in the United States are less likely to report having been diagnosed with depression over the course of their lifetime than those who are moderately religious or nonreligious. This relationship between depression and religion, based on an analysis of more than 550,000 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index interviews, is statistically significant after controlling for major demographic and regional variables. via Very Religious Americans Report Less Depression, Worry. Thefirst articleexplored the relationship between religiosity and wellbeing across the Well-Being Index and sub-indexes. Thesecond articleexamined religiosity and emotional health. This piece explores specific components [...]
Editors Note: Although we don’t know Whitney Houston’s cause of death, If you have a drug or alcohol problem, please get help. AA/NA in your phone book Read the full story at Whitney Houston Dies at Beverly Hilton at 48 | Iron Mill News Service.
When people think of the green movement, they are likely to think of liberals driving around in their Toyota Prius cars and frequenting the organic grocers. But being green isn’t just for liberals. In fact, there is a whole subculture of conservatives who are very passionate about eating foods from local sustainable farmers, cooking from scratch and using whole natural products. The problem is, we just don’t talk about it and announce it to the world. We are much quieter about our green living. The whole foundation of being conservative is to conserve our natural resources and our health. As conservatives, we worry about the rising cost of energy and healthcare expenses every bit as much as any progressive, perhaps even more for those who are fiscally conservative. Conservatives [...]
While patient care is both a doctor and patient responsibility, a new study in England puts twenty-four thousand dearths fro Diabetes square on the government run health care system. Up to 24,000 deaths from diabetes could be avoided in England each year, if patients and doctors better managed the condition, a report concludes. The first-ever audit of patient deaths from the condition said basic health checks, a good diet and regular medication could prevent most of them. Diabetes UK said it was vital the NHS provided high quality care. An estimated 2.3 million people in the UK are affected; about a third of them do not realise they have the condition. It means their bodies cannot use glucose properly. If they do not manage it, they can develop potentially fatal complications [...]
A record-high 50% of Americans now say the use of marijuana should be made legal, up from 46% last year. Forty-six percent say marijuana use should remain illegal. When Gallup first asked about legalizing marijuana, in 1969, 12% of Americans favored it, while 84% were opposed. Support remained in the mid-20s in Gallup measures from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, but has crept up since, passing 30% in 2000 and 40% in 2009 before reaching the 50% level in this year's Oct. 6-9 annual Crime survey. via Record-High 50% of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana Use.
Planned Parenthood’s federal lobbying bill more than tripled in the first three months of the new Congress, as Republicans targeted the group for funding cuts and transformed it into a political cause célébre. For the first quarter of 2011, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America reported spending $400,000 on federal lobbying, up more than 256 percent from the same quarter just one year ago, when it spent $111,000. The majority of Planned Parenthood’s lobbying budget went to in-house work, but it farmed out $60,000 worth of reportable lobbying to the Glover Park Group. “Planned Parenthood lobbies Congress on a wide range of legislation regarding women’s health,” Planned Parenthood Spokesman Tait Sye wrote in an email. “The first 100 days of this Congress [...]
National As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law early last year. Given what you know about the health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it? 43% Favorable, 48% Unfavorable (chart) via US-Health Care: 43% Favorable, 48% Unfavorable KFF 2/8-13. Related: Full Report - Kaiser release