A detailed set of guidelines explaining how State and Federal agencies will determine patient eligibility for Obamacare coverage was released late last week, and it authorizes government at all levels to pass around your personal medical information, as well as share it with the Internal Revenue Service.
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A Dutch study has found that having a baby at home with a midwife is likely safer than going through childbirth in a hospital environment. The study, which was released in English to LiveScience last week, examined the experiences of 146,000 women – 92,000 of whom delivered a child at home, while 54,000 gave birth at […]
A TSA officer at the Los Angeles International Airport allegedly offered an inappropriate, and pretty creepy, critique of a 15-year-old girl’s traveling attire while she was en route to a college tour with a group of high school students over the weekend. Blogger Mark Frauenfelder, recounted the incident on a blog he edits called Boing […]
A while back, we told you about a West Virginia eighth-grader who wore a National Rifle Association shirt to school and got suspended — and arrested — for peaceably refusing to take it off. He donned the same shirt on his first day back at school following the suspension, and bunch of his classmates who had […]
The furry monsters on “Sesame Street,” the children’s show that has been teaching America’s youngsters about the alphabet and kindness for more than four decades, are getting a new friend: one who highlights the harsh reality of flaws in the American justice system. Alex, a hoodie-clad creature with blue hair and a green nose, is […]
CHICAGO, (UPI) – Chicago ended its most violent weekend of the year with 41 people injured and seven, including a 15-year-old shot by police, dead, authorities said. Sunday night an unidentified boy, 15, was fatally shot by a police officer, the Chicago Tribune reported. Pat Camden, spokesman of the Fraternal Order of police, said officers […]
PRINCETON, N.J., (UPI) – A majority of Americans say they don’t approve of the Obama administration’s decision to provide direct military aid to Syrian rebels, a Gallup poll indicated. Fifty-four percent said they disapprove of the administration’s decision last week to send direct military aid to Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime while 37 […]
TOKYO (UPI) — A freshwater eel, a popular sushi component, holds the first fluorescent protein found to have naturally occurred in a vertebrate, Japanese researchers said. A study published in Cell described what Japan’s Riken Brain Science Institute researchers named UnaG, the first glow-in-the-dark protein found to have come from a vertebrate, Christian Science Monitor […]
HOUSTON (UPI) — A single sugar molecule stresses the heart and changes the muscle proteins, resulting in poor pump function leading to heart failure, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer, principal investigator and professor of cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, said the glucose metabolite glucose 6-phosphate could accumulate from […]