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Archive for November, 2009

House Committee Passes Domestic Partnership Benefits Legislation

On Nov. 17 the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced the approval of the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009 which will make employment benefits available to the same-sex domestic partners of federal employees.

Can Scorpion Venom Cure Brain Cancer?

As natural therapies go, this one may be a bit unorthodox, but scientists believe a compound found in scorpion venom combined with nanoparticles may become a new health resource for those suffering from brain cancer.

McCain Backs Campaign Team, Palin Stays On The Offensive

Last week, former vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin launched a book tour for Going Rogue: An American Life in which she heavily criticized the 2008 Republican campaign. However, Senator John McCain, who faced Barack Obama in that election, spoke out to defend his team.

When Thanksgiving was a Moving Target

Are you old enough to remember when Thanksgiving would have taken place last week? The story of why a few million turkeys now get an extra week to live is a great example of what government meddling can do. As Paul Harvey would say, here’s the rest of the story. Although various “days of thanksgiving” […]

Study: Meditation Can Lower Blood Pressure And Increase Coping Ability

A recent study to be published in the December issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, suggests that the practice of transcendental meditation may lower blood pressure and reduce mental anguish in people who suffer from hypertension, according to U.S. News and World Report.

I Need More ZZZZZs Please!

The National Institutes of Health estimates that 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems. Try some of these helpful hints if restless nights are stealing your sweet dreams: Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol in the late afternoon and evening. Caffeine and nicotine can delay your sleep, and alcohol may interrupt your sleep later in the […]

The Arthritis Obstruction Patterns: Differentiation of Syndrome is the Key to Relief

Did you know that arthritis is believed to be the oldest discovered ailment? Scientists have found this disease in the joints of some dinosaurs and even mummies! Yet modern medicine still has no cure for arthritis. Read this article to learn how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctors view and treat arthritis and whether such a treatment might help you…

Democrats Break Judicial Nominee Filibuster, Head To Vote

Republican lawmakers’ attempts to block the vote on President Obama’s first judicial nomination were thwarted when the Senate voted 70-29 last week to end the filibuster.

Funding For Amtrak Hinges On Gun Policy Amendment

The upcoming debate in the House-Senate conference committee on the transportation funding bill is expected to pit advocates of gun rights against those who are concerned about the risk of greater violence on the nation’s transportation network.

Study: Women Vulnerable To Vitamin A Deficiency

Scientists at Newcastle University have found that nearly half of UK women may be suffering from vitamin A deficiency due to a genetic variation.

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