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Are Nitrates And Nitrites Harmful To Health? On The Contrary, Study Says

New academic work has found evidence that appears to challenge the conventional wisdom that all nitrates and nitrites are noxious to humans and suggests that those derived from natural sources, like plants, may in fact offer health benefits.

Public Healthcare Option Rejected Again

Despite warnings of cost and competition issues, Democratic lawmakers continue to promote the idea of a government-run public option, although their latest effort was rejected by the Senate Finance Committee.

Gun Rights Conference Wraps Up In St. Louis

Despite the Obama administration’s anti-Second Amendment efforts, gun rights leaders from across the country gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, last weekend to network, exchange strategies and hear from experts on major issues relating to firearms litigation and politics.

Bill Proposal Would Revoke Wiretapping Immunity

Echoing the sentiments of many civil libertarians, a group of Democratic lawmakers have announced they will introduce a bill to repeal the immunity granted to telecom companies which participated in the previous administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.

Survey: Use Of Alternative Medicine On The Rise

According to new research, people across America are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) more often in an effort to cure and prevent illness as well as preserve their well-being.

Lawsuit Alleges Congress Not Representative Enough

A judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has agreed to convene a panel of three District Court judges to hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the current size of the House of Representatives.

Traditional Chinese Medicine May Provide A New Tool To Fight Addiction

A new natural health resource in the fight against alcoholism has been found in a synthetic derivative of Kudzu vine which may help treat the addiction and prevent a relapse.

After Court Dismisses GOP Lawsuit, Democrats Regain Senate Supermajority

Vice President Joe Biden swore in Paul Kirk as the junior senator from Massachusetts on Friday to replace the late Senator Edward Kennedy, giving the Democrats the filibuster-proof majority of 60 votes.

Neurological Birth Defects May Be Reduced With Choline Supplementation, Doctors Say

According to a recent study, pregnant women with low levels of the nutrient choline are at a greater risk of having babies affected by brain and spinal-cord defects.

Study: Acupuncture May Help Control Pain Naturally

Although some people choose pharmacological painkillers, which may have serious side effects, new research is making headway towards understanding the mechanisms behind acupuncture and its impact on the treatment of pain.


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