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Death Panels: Obamacare IPAB Repeal Can’t Wait Three Years

 

For some reason, Republicans want to delay Obamacare repeal for three years. The Manhattan Project detonated the world’s first nuclear bomb in less time, but the U.S. healthcare industry supposedly needs 36 months to go back to how things were six years ago. The real issue seems to be that Republicans can’t agree with each […]

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Surgeon General Gets It Wrong on E-Cigarettes

 

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy got it wrong. Contrary to the claims in this week’s highly publicized report, e-cigarettes and other vapor devices are not a threat to the health of youth, young adults, pregnant women or anyone else. The evidence — but not the narrative — presented in the surgeon general’s e-cigarette report supports […]

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Good News for Chubby Men

 

While being a spornosexual (metrosexuals are so last year) may be the “it” thing, if men want to live longer, they’ll proudly carry around a belly: Pudgy older fathers live longer, are more attractive to the opposite sex and are better at passing on their genes than their leaner counterparts, scientists have claimed. Becoming fatter after […]

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War Over Contact Lenses Tricks Consumers, Treats Optometrists

 

It’s Halloween season, which means it’s that time every year when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tries to spook consumers out of wearing costume or decorative contact lenses. According to the FTC’s annual guidance, noncorrective cosmetic lenses can be pretty scary, especially when purchased illegally from an unauthorized retailer or without a prescription from an […]

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Obamacare Fails, Again

 

Pennsylvanians shopping on the health care exchange are in for a rude awakening. This week, the state Insurance Department announced premiums for individual plans will increase by an average of 32 percent. The largest hike is for Highmark customers, who will see a 55 percent jump in premiums. Nine companies requested rate increases of more […]

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Why the Medical Profession Ignores Negative Pill Research

 

New research confirms that The Pill, and other female hormonal contraceptives, increases a woman’s chance of becoming depressed (and suffer other mood disorders). Women know this obvious fact. It is a source of great consternation because married women, especially, seek a birth control method that isn’t permanent, but isn’t annoying or has harmful side effects. After […]

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Want Cheaper Childcare? Reduce Worthless Regulations

 

Juggling a sprouting career and rapidly sprouting children is challenging for any young mother. For Boston native Gina Coletti, that challenge is confounded simply by living in Massachusetts — the nation’s most expensive state for child care. “It was my only option so I didn’t think twice,” Coletti, 31, tells Watchdog.org. “I was annoyed at how expensive it […]

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Education Savings Accounts: A Better Choice

 

Editor’s Note: With an autistic child, an account like this would have been a lifesaver especially at the elementary school level where a more intensive therapeutic environment would have worked better than the public school. ESA’s are needed especially for parents of special needs children who pay into the system but get little of what […]

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NEW VIDEO: Hillary Passes Out at 9/11 Memorial

 

Hillary left the 9/11 Memorial commemoration (and didn’t tell the press pool) early and passed out getting into her getaway vehicle. She even lost a shoe: Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss — Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016 Different angle of medical collapse of Hillary today. #HillarysHealth pic.twitter.com/9oIdQ2t84j — trumpnation2016 (@datrumpnation1) September 11, 2016 Hillary […]

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Mothers are the Worst….to Other Mothers

 

We already knew that Helicopter and Tiger Moms were a menace. Now, we have research to back up our anecdotal experiences. NPR interviewed the conductors of a study about leaving children alone. To sum up: Additional analyses suggested that it was indeed participants’ judgment of the parent’s immorality that drove up their assessments of risk. The […]

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