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  • Immigrant kids and the fear of disease

    The insistence on stigmatizing migrating foreigners because they are not exempt from normal health troubles is an old disorder. But it's entirely homegrown.

  • Michelle Obama takes credit for more people drinking water

    Michelle Obama is getting credit for a 3 percent surge in bottled water sales, all due to her "Drink Up" campaign.

  • Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November. Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women...

  • Obama administration hides the dangerous consequences of illegal immigration

    By now it's perfectly clear that President Obama is not going to do anything to stop the flood of illegal aliens across our southern border.

  • Fed study: Snorers doze off driving twice as much as non-snorers

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that snoring boosts the chances of falling asleep while driving, responsible for 7,500 fatal motor vehicle crashes a year.

  • First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She's fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she's ready "to fight until...

  • Inside the Veterans Affairs' spin-'n-stonewall machine

    The Veterans Affairs' mouthpieces are preoccupied with covering their ample bureaucratic backsides, withholding data, monitoring critics, fending off watchdogs and running constant interference for their corrupt, negligent agency.

  • CDC wants more cigarette taxes, regs as tobacco usage flattens, teens experiment

    The drop in tobacco use has bottomed out, and teens are experimenting more, prompting the CDC to call for new taxes, regulations and warnings to get Americans to finally kick the habit.

  • When it comes to importing diseases, Chuck Schumer sees the tree, misses the forest

    Sen. Chuck Schumer is warning that tourists returning from the World Cup in Brazil could pose a possible health risk to the U.S., requesting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stay on the lookout for the chikungunya virus.

  • Two fundamental problems with wrongful-birth suits

    Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo is proposing a bill to prohibit the disturbing phenomena of "wrongful birth" and "wrongful life" suits. In a wrongful birth suit, the parents claim that they were injured by the birth of their child; in particular, they wish they could have aborted...

  • A fed-up veteran blasts Veterans Affairs' 'lie, delay, deny' abyss

    "They don't care." As Obama administration officials pivot like haywire jewelry-box ballerinas to divert attention away from the nationwide Veterans Affairs disgrace, a reader who has been fighting the system urged me to urge Capitol Hill and the American public to stay focused. This former...

  • VIDEO: Daytime TV's Dr. Oz grilled over weight loss products

    Dr. Mehmet Oz — host of "The Dr. Oz Show" — found himself on the defensive against a Senate subcommittee Tuesday, as lawmakers grilled him about weight loss products and deceptive advertising.



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