Health

How Far Should Water Recycling Go?

In much of the western U.S., water demand vastly outstrips supply. Some municipalities are moving toward a greater use of recycled waste water as a means to stretch supply. It sounds good in theory, but how far should it go?

No Interest Health Care Loans

A marketing scheme that seems to have done well for cars has made its way into the health care industry.

White House Moves To Bar Expansion Of Children’s Health Insurance Program

Late Friday, the Bush Administration notified states that should they wish to raise the income eligibility requirements above 250% of the poverty level as New York and California have passed legislation to do, they can forget about it.

The Healthcare Economy

America spends $2 trillion a year on health care, or $6,666 per man, woman, and child in this country. Meanwhile, a new study suggests that the only meaningful growth in jobs between 2001 and 2006 was in Health Care. Have we become dependent on a broken system for economic survival?

Proposal Raises Cigar Tax From 5 cents to 10 dollars

A tax proposal being considered by Congress to pay for children's health care proposed substantial increases in tobacco taxes.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Debate Gets Murkier

Past studies have condemned using high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as a substitute for sugar because it was believed it interferes with leptin, a hormone that tells your brain you've eaten enough. New studies point to some far more disturbing things about HFCS.

Asked About Sicko, Huckabee Stoops To Attacking Moore's Fitness

When asked about the issues raised in the movie 'Sicko', Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, deflected the issue by suggesting that overweight people like Moore are the reason for rising medical costs.

Giuliani Opposed To Medical Marijuana

Republican presidential hopeful, Rudy Giuliani has gone on record as opposing the legalization of marijuana for medical use.

Moore Sets CNN Straight

In response to 'Sicko', CNN prepared a segment featuring Dr Sanjay Gupta, challenging some of the numbers Moore uses. Then, just before to of Moore's appearances, they ran their segment to put Moore off balance before interviewing him.

White House Gagged Surgeon General

Testifying before congress, Richard H Carmona, Surgeon General from 2002 to 2006, said that top Bush Administration officials interfered with his office for political reasons.

Pollution Causes 500,000 Deaths A Year In China

A study conducted by China's environmental agency has concluded that pollution contributes to widespread unrest, riots, and over 500,000 deaths a year.

Link Between Stress And Weight Found

Scientists may have discovered a link between how stressed people are and how much they weigh, and the link is not about poor food choices on the part of stressed people.

Sicko Facts

If you're thinking of engaging in a debate about the movie 'Sicko', take a look at a review CNN did of the mostly accurate claims in the movie.

Want Your Boss To Manage Your Health Too?

Gov. Mike Huckabeee, Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of Arkansas, believes that managing people's health is the responsibility of employers.

First Born Children Smarter? Try To Tell Matilda That!

A new study, released today, shows that first born children have IQs 3-4% better than their siblings. Meanwhile, a curiously times story from the U.K. of two year old Matilda who is the fifth born in her family, and, oh yeah, a member of Mensa with a 152 IQ.

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