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  • Doctor Will Kill Healthy 24-Year-Old in Euthanasia Who’s Thought of Suicide Since She Was a Kid

    06/23/2015 2:42:56 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/22/15 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Belgian euthanasia insanity continues with the case of a 24-year-old healthy woman (Laura) who will die by euthanasia this summer for psychological reasons. The June 19 DeMorgen article by Simone Maas explains (google translated): She has good friends, loves good coffee and theater. And she has felt that she wanted to die ever since childhood. Laura (24): “Life, that’s not for me.” This summer, euthanasia will end her life full of inner conflict, depression and self-destruction. I met the West Flemish Laura at the presentation of the book ‘Libera me’ euthanasia for psychological reasons. Writer Lieve Thienpont is one...
  • A Vatican Mulligan? (CDF's "Humanum" Conf. to reaffirm traditional man-woman marriage)

    11/09/2014 11:39:40 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 07, 2014 | John Paul Shimek
    The logo for the "Humanum" conference, to be held held November 17-19 at the Vatican’s Pope Paul VI Hall. (Photo: In golf, a “do-over” is a called a “mulligan”. At the Vatican, might it be called a “post-synodal conference”? October’s Synod on the Family proved disappointing to many. Fraught with controversy and confusion, some believe church leadership missed an opportunity to propose clear and effective doctrine. Reportedly, bishops raised their voices. One pounded his fist on his desk in disgust. But a year out from next fall’s summit, some Vatican leaders are already trying to retake important ground,...
  • 'Promising' Ebola vaccine to go into trials - and it could be available by the end of the year

    08/28/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 August 2014 | Jenny Hope for the Daily Mail
    Britons are to be the first in the world to test a new vaccine against the deadly ebola virus. Altogether 60 healthy volunteers will be given the vaccine next month in a trial led by Oxford University scientists. If the vaccine performs as well in humans as in monkeys, the trial will be extended to 80 people in The Gambia and in Mali. The entire trial programme is being fast-tracked – subject to ethical approval – with the intention of using the vaccine in people at high risk in West Africa early next year. Latest figures show that more than...
  • Kick Washington Out of Your Life

    08/18/2014 7:26:52 AM PDT · by SovereignSociety · 14 replies
    The Sovereign Investor ^ | June 21st, 2014 | JR Crooks
    The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) grades our drinking water a D in their annual report card. Local systems leak an estimated 7 billion gallons of water daily. And more than 850 billion gallons of sewage escape into surface water annually.And I wouldn’t rely too heavily on our electric grid.ASCE gives that a D+ due to outages and disturbances that cost up to $180 billion in annual economic activity. The electric grid is at risk of cascading failures until energy production becomes decentralized.These risks are growing by the day. The government that is supposed to be protecting and serving...
  • NRSC Meet Mitt Romney

    06/02/2014 6:24:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 49 replies
    Friend, We wanted you to be the first to hear the news: as an NRSC supporter, you can now enter for your chance to meet with Governor Mitt Romney! And you could meet him as part of our latest contest. We’re going to fly one lucky supporter to Boston to meet Governor Romney. Travel expenses – lodging, airfare, and transportation – will be covered by us. We’re confident that Republicans across the country will be eager to take the chance to meet him. Best of all? You can add your entry with a donation of just $5 or more to...
  • The Scoop on Ice Cream Cleanse

    03/30/2014 5:21:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Discovery ^ | MAR 24, 2014 | Sheila M.Eldred
    Coconut cream for breakfast, orange creamsicle for lunch, dark chocolate sea salt for dinner and bee pollen-cinnamon honey for dessert? While the creators tout the benefits from raw honey and raw saturated fat from coconuts -- everything from detoxifying your organs to absorbing nutrients more efficiently -- nutritionists have pointed out that the Kippy’s ice cream cleanse works out to 820 percent of your recommended daily allowance for saturated fat. “There’s inconclusive evidence about the health benefits of the fat from coconut,” nutritionist Keri Gans told Time. “However, it is rich in saturated fat, and saturated fat is linked to...
  • A Big Butt Is A Healthy Butt: Women With Big Butts Are Smarter And Healthier (Oxford study)

    10/31/2013 4:06:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 190 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 10/30/13 | Sean Levinson
    **SNIP** According to ABC News, the results found that women with bigger backsides tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar. Therefore, women with big butts are less likely to have diabetes or heart problems. And having a big butt requires an excess of Omega 3 fats, which have been proven to catalyze brain development. The researchers also found that the children born to women with wider hips are intellectually superior to the children of slimmer, less curvy mothers.
  • Healthy skepticism about policy and healthy eating

    10/19/2011 4:36:23 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press/Reason ^ | 10-19-11 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to stay out of the Republican presidential race means that the American people will be spared months of discussion about his ample waistline and the bad example it sets. Nonetheless, with first lady Michelle Obama urging everyone to get moving, obesity remains a political hot potato, or maybe a tater tot. Below, a helping of skepticism about the causes of Americans' poor eating habits - and the efficacy of political fixes. 5 myths of healthy eating...
  • USDA announces expanded child supper program (Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010)

    01/14/2011 10:39:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/14/11 | Wendell Marsh and Jerry Norton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government is officially announcing on Friday an expanded program that should provide 140,000 to 150,000 children from low income families with supper meals, a senior Agriculture Department official said. A federal program aiding such children, many with parents away from home until late in the evening, has been in operation in 13 states and the District of Columbia, but USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon told Reuters in an interview that "this afternoon the official announcement goes out that the program will be available in all 50 states." The expansion, authorized in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act...
  • Food shoppers face five-a-day nagging at tills as Coalition aims to get the nation in shape

    01/08/2011 9:01:59 AM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:35 PM on 7th January 2011 | Daniel Martin
    Shoppers will be bombarded with messages at supermarket check-outs about eating fruit and vegetables, under plans being considered by Ministers. Trolleys could even come with a painted line marking where customers should put their healthy produce as part of the proposals which critics will see as an expansion of the nanny state. Unhealthy options – such as crisps and pies – may be placed on higher shelves than low-calorie and high-fibre foods to dissuade shoppers from buying them. The proposals are part of the Coalition’s attempt to ‘nudge’ Britons towards healthy choices and are the brainchild of the Behavioural Insight...
  • 6 Brazen Advocates of Slut Culture on the Pseudo-Feminist Left

    10/24/2010 1:40:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 65 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Sluthood wasn't always considered a virtue. Most normal, rational people look at sleeping around as something sad and wrong. It's not healthy, physically or mentally, it can be damaging to a young girl's reputation, and it can also be incredibly dangerous. Women that sleep around oftentimes end up feeling used and regret their choices when they get older and decide to settle down. Other women end up contracting STDs, which may or may not be treatable. For these reasons and more, being a slut is understandably looked down upon -- it can be genuinely harmful. Today's pseudo-feminists, however, have...
  • Spiritually Rooted Diseases [H Wright et al via Life Application Ministries]

    01/19/2010 12:24:35 PM PST · by Quix · 61 replies · 1,169+ views
    PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH, THOMASTON GEORGIA ^ | unclear Jan 18 2010? | unknown; Henry Wright a source;
    "If you are sick & tired of being sick & tired, I believe that Life Application Ministries (LAM) may be your missing link. This is a ministry based on the Word of God. It is the Word of Truth that sets people free, ALL people!" "Life Application Ministries, LAM, ministry, Word of God, word of god, Linda Lange, linda lange, six basic principles, spiritually rooted diseases, diseases and their root cause, the meeting place, healing and health in body, soul and spirit, introduction & foundation, relationship with god, spiritual roots preventing healing, blocks preventing healing, five r's to freedom, family...
  • Sony boss asks theater owners for healthier snacks

    03/16/2010 6:46:40 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 48 replies · 660+ views
    hostednews/ap ^ | 03/15/10 | AP
    LAS VEGAS — The head of Sony Pictures suggested Monday that movie theaters offer healthier snacks to help fight obesity and give audiences a broader range of food choices.
  • Swearing surgeon snaps over woman's 'lifestyle' choice.

    02/13/2010 7:43:42 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 87 replies · 1,411+ views ^ | Feb 11, 2010 | Kerri Ritchie
    A surgeon in New Zealand has received a dressing down for swearing at a severely obese patient. The New Zealand Herald newspaper reports the doctor said "f..." at least three times after the 44-year-old obese woman told him she did not like the word "diet" and preferred the term "lifestyle".
  • Geithner: TARP to earn healthy profit for U.S

    12/14/2009 5:50:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 610+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/09 | David Lawder
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Plans from Wells Fargo & Co and Citigroup to repay taxpayer funds will put the U.S. government on track to reduce its bailout investments in banks by more than 75 percent, while earning a healthy profit for the U.S., U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Monday. "With the recent announcements on repayments, we are now on track to reduce TARP bank investments by more than 75 percent, while earning a healthy profit on that commitment," Geithner said in a statement after Wells Fargo announced it will repay the $25 billion it received from the government under...
  • Immune system of healthy adults may be better prepared than expected to fight 2009 H1N1 influenza

    11/16/2009 12:23:01 PM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 560+ views
    WHAT: A new study shows that molecular similarities exist between the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus and other strains of seasonal H1N1 virus that have been circulating in the population since 1988. These results suggest that healthy adults may have a level of protective immune memory that can blunt the severity of infection caused by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The study team was led by Bjoern Peters, Ph.D., and Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., of La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Calif., grantees of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The...
  • Banana Pudding

    09/16/2009 3:29:24 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 378+ views ^ | 09/15/09 | Chrissy Siggee
    A Gluten-Free Recipe for Banana Pudding all the way from Australia.
  • Childhood Obesity Report Calls For Government Regulations to Limit Access to 'Unhealthy'

    09/02/2009 3:08:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,299+ views
    CNS ^ | September 2, 2009 | Penny Starr
    Childhood Obesity Report Calls For Government Regulations to Limit Access to ‘Unhealthy’ Restaurant Chains Wednesday, September 02, 2009 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer ( - A newly released report by the Institute for Medicine and the National Research Council details strategies for local governments to combat what it calls an epidemic of childhood obesity, including enacting zoning and land-use regulations that would “restrict fast food establishments near school grounds and public playgrounds.” The report, “Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity,” was compiled by the Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Governments, a committee of health care...
  • Healthy looking Fidel Castro meets Ecuador leader

    08/23/2009 12:32:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,178+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/09 | AP
    HAVANA – Cuba's Communist Youth newspaper is showing a photo of a healthier-looking Fidel Castro talking with the visiting Ecuadorean president. Sunday's photo in Juventud Rebelde shows the 83-year-old Castro wearing a white shirt instead of the sports apparel he has worn in recent photos. The meeting with Rafael Correa occurred Friday.
  • Poll: Do you buy organic food?

    06/19/2009 9:15:07 PM PDT · by tenger · 36 replies · 1,096+ views
    A Daily Poll ^ | June 20, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    New poll: Do you buy organic food? A Daily Poll.Someone in yesterday's poll suggested that organic food be in a question. Here it is!
  • The City Welcomes Back Its Favorite Mascot The "Healthy Penis" campaign is back!

    02/15/2009 8:10:33 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 36 replies · 1,186+ views
    Philadelphia news ^ | 14-FEB-09 | SAJID FAROOQ
    Yup, the Healthy Penis campaign is back in San Francisco and organizers claim it is better than ever. Not since the Sexual Harassment Panda or Larry the Lobster has a mascot been so confusing.
  • Vermont called healthiest state, Louisiana last

    12/03/2008 5:15:56 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 55 replies · 1,014+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3 Dec 08 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Louisiana has displaced Mississippi as the unhealthiest U.S. state and other Southern states were close rivals due to high obesity and smoking rates in new rankings that deemed Vermont the healthiest. A Lower Ninth Ward resident removes belongings from his Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer before evacuating New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Gustav, August 30, 2008. The overall health of Americans remained static for a fourth year, according to an annual report issued on Wednesday assessing a series of measures also including binge drinking, health insurance coverage, air pollution, infectious disease rates, crime levels and immunization coverage....
  • Low Vitamin D Levels Appear Common In Healthy Children

    06/05/2008 8:31:32 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 105+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-6-2008 | JAMA and Archives Journals
    Low Vitamin D Levels Appear Common In Healthy Children ScienceDaily (Jun. 6, 2008) — Many healthy infants and toddlers may have low levels of vitamin D, and about one-third of those appear to have some evidence of reduced bone mineral content on X-rays, according to a new report. Reports of a resurgence of vitamin D deficiency and rickets, the resulting bone-weakening disease, have emerged in several states, according to background information in the article. Vitamin D deficiency also appears to be high in other countries, including Greece, China, Canada and England. Catherine M. Gordon, M.D., M.Sc., and colleagues at Children's...
  • Eat Like A Caveman For A Healthy Heart

    05/08/2008 3:48:51 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 257+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-8-2008 | Kate Devlin
    Eat like a caveman for a healthy heart By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent Last Updated: 8:28PM BST 08/05/2008 A “caveman diet” of berries, nuts, lean meat and fish could help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, a new study shows. Scientists found that volunteers who ate the stone age fare for just three weeks had lowered blood pressure and a reduced risk of clots. They also lost an average of five pounds in weight.Meat, as long as it is lean, is beneficial Our early ancestors lived on a diet lacking in cereals, dairy products and refined sugar for centuries...
  • Fast Food Hawk

    05/05/2008 5:37:08 AM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies · 132+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 5/5/08 | Revski
    This animated humorous hawk video of McDonalds fast food chain is created to reveal the fact that this fast food chain does not serve wheat buns in their have it your way menu. The characters of this video are a frog and red-tailed hawk with a McDonalds drive up window.
  • Update of Update on Wilbur The Tired Talking Pig

    01/25/2008 5:28:02 AM PST · by Revski · 7 replies · 110+ views
    YouTube Video/o7jimmy ^ | 1-25-08 | Revski
    This is a funny video meant to bring laughter to children of all ages. Many children and adults in our world believe it is not good to eat pork or anything with pig in it. I hope you get a little fun in this short video. It is good to laugh at something and have good fun. Revski
  • McDonald Fast Food Lovers

    01/13/2008 8:21:18 PM PST · by Revski · 6 replies · 127+ views
    McDonald Double Cheese Rap ^ | 1/13/2008 | Revski
    It is well known that the McDonald fast food chain does not carry in their menu wheat bread. As many may know, that wheat bread is much healthier for our diet. I created a very short funny humor rap of this on youtube to bring this to attention. Revski
  • Soldiers Show Iraqi Children How to Stay Healthy

    12/10/2007 4:13:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 102+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Robert Yde, USA
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 10, 2007 – Soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad conducted a health fair for students at the Al Aflaph elementary school in the Salhiyah neighborhood of Baghdad earlier this month. Army Sgt. Danielle Stephens, a preventive medicine specialist with Company C, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and “Dr. Z,” an Iraqi general practitioner, give a presentation on heath awareness to children at the Al Aflaph Elementary School in Baghdad’s Salhiyah neighborhood, Dec. 3, 2007. Photo by Sgt. Robert Yde, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Preventive measures, such as practicing good...
  • How to Make Perfect Homemade Beef Jerky

    12/03/2007 9:07:36 PM PST · by lanne1 · 4 replies · 136+ views
    When man began eating meat, there was only one way to preserve it, and that was to dry it. Over time it became what we know today as "Beef Jerky".
  • Rice Contributes To Healthier Eating

    10/01/2007 7:44:16 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 143+ views
    Rice contributes to healthier eating PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- People who eat rice have more nutritious diets that are lower in saturated fat and sugar than the diets of non-rice eaters, a U.S. study found. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey on blood pressure, blood lipids and risk for metabolic syndrome from 1999 to 2004, the researchers found nearly 26 percent of consumers reported eating rice during the 24-hour period. Among adults ages 19 to 50, individuals who eat rice -- white or brown -- consume: less total fat, saturated fat and added sugars; higher...
  • CA: A healthy plan - GOP more realistic, honest than governor

    01/31/2007 10:14:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 293+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/31/07 | Editorial
    That so many U.S. residents lack health insurance is both a national disgrace and an onerous drag on the economy. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger deserves credit for helping focus the country on this problem. We doubt Republicans in the state Senate would have put forward their own proposal yesterday if the governor hadn't first raised the issue. That said, the Senate GOP plan is vastly more honest and realistic than Schwarzenegger's. It would: Provide tax and regulatory incentives for businesses to offer insurance to employees and tax incentives for individuals without coverage to buy insurance. Loosen state rules to allow a...
  • Young Marines Promote Healthy, Drug-Free Lifestyles

    10/23/2006 5:32:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 416+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2006 -- Ask any member of the Young Marines and they’ll tell you their organization instructs young people how be responsible, drug-free, citizens. Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, strategic plans and policy director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, visits with Young Marines at their information booth in the Pentagon concourse Oct. 23. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Established in 1958, the Young Marines is a nonprofit youth organization that teaches young people from ages 8 to 18 how to gain self-confidence and be responsible, group spokesman Roberto...
  • Keeping Iraq healthy

    08/28/2006 5:04:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 171+ views
    By Sgt. Jeff Lowry124th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentU.S. Air Force Col. Andrew Knapp, left, shows equipment to be used in clinics throughout Iraq during a press conference Sunday. Department of Defense photo by Army Sgt. Jeff Lowry, 124th MPAD. BAGHDAD -- Health care reconstruction efforts continue to center on the completion of 142 primary health care centers around Iraq, Gulf Region Division officials told reporters on Sunday during a round-table on plans and strategies. The cost of the construction effort will total nearly $306 million, officials said, with three types of clinics being built.The smallest, most common centers will...
  • America's new healthy eaters find an unlikely ally: Wal-Mart

    06/25/2006 4:57:20 PM PDT · by bd476 · 40 replies · 972+ views
    The Guardian Unlimited ^ | June 26, 2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Largest retailer boosts organic market as nation tackles bulging waistlines For the organic grape tomatoes to land in Tara Smoot's shopping trolley required a tremendous act of will. First she renounced all junk food, banishing fried chicken and chocolate milk from her children's menu, and the pasta, crisps and sweets she and her husband had enjoyed. Then she prepared herself for a higher grocery bill. "It's a lot cheaper to eat unhealthily than healthily," she says. And there is temptation every step of the way. To reach the fresh produce section in this Wal-Mart super centre Ms Smoot had...
  • Post your Healthy Recipes here

    05/23/2006 3:30:57 PM PDT · by alnick · 30 replies · 1,050+ views
    A Freeper asked me for some healthy recipes by freepmail, and it occurred to me that it would be nice to have a thread where Freepers could post their healthy recipes. Could be a great resource. This muffin recipe is really versatile. Buttermilk Bran Muffins 2 cups wheat bran (I use 1 cup oat bran and 1 cup flax meal, but 2 cups of oat or wheat bran would do) 1 cup Splenda (use the kind that measures the same as sugar as opposed to the type that is concentrated) 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking...
  • Open Letter from Congressman McInnis to Kerry on His Flip-Flop on the Healthy Forest Initiative

    07/09/2004 2:57:26 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 640+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 9, 2004
    Open Letter from Congressman Scott McInnis (R-CO) to Senator John Kerry Regarding His Flip-Flop on the Healthy Forest Initiative(title edited for length) Senator Kerry-During your recent campaign stops throughout the west, you have waffled in your position on the President's Healthy Forests Initiative.  At the time of passage in 2003, you made unfounded claims concerning the Administration's forest health policies.  As you said, "Bush signed the so-called 'Healthy Forests' initiative that takes a chainsaw to public forests in the name of protecting them."  Now it appears you've changed your position, emphasizing your support for many of the forest management reforms President...
  • Group targets Pombo

    05/05/2006 4:14:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 566+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/5/6 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    A Washington watchdog group has called on Congress and the IRS to investigate Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, for a laundry list of what it calls the lawmaker's ethics violations.Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington -- CREW -- on Thursday released a 13-count ethics complaint and a letter it sent to the Internal Revenue Service.Pombo called the charges a politically-motivated assault timed to appear just weeks before the June 6 primary election, where he has two opponents."I have never engaged in any illegal or unethical conduct whatsoever in my nearly 14-year career in the House, nor has any evidence been...
  • Corpsman in Iraq administers healthy dose of comedy at clinic

    03/04/2006 10:12:19 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Daniel J. Redding
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (March 4, 2006) -- For servicemembers in a combat zone, the stress associated with deployment can lead to a variety of symptoms, unique to each individual. For one corpsman here, laughter is the best medicine to fight them all. Seaman Justin G. “Buck” Buckingham’s unique personality is helping his friends, coworkers and patients make it through the challenges of a seven-month deployment at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. The 23-year-old corpsman assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group recently arrived here for his second deployment to provide medical care, and if necessary, save the lives of fellow servicemembers while...
  • Healthy Habits And The Bottom Line - Scotts Miracle Grow...Again!

    01/23/2006 3:50:18 PM PST · by SheLion · 141 replies · 2,849+ views ^ | 20 January 2006
    (CBS) It's lunchtime at the Scotts Miracle-Gro headquarters near Columbus, Ohio, and the eating is healthy. "I'll have some salmon," a worker said. That's because the company that helps Americans grow their gardens is trying to trim its workers waists — and $24 million pear year in health care costs. So there's a full time doctor and a new clinic, which is free to workers and families enrolled in the company medical plan. There is a drive through pharmacy with generic drugs — and right next door: the new gym. It's also free to those who work out more than twice...
  • FDA: Barley Can Make Healthy Heart Claim

    12/23/2005 1:39:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 405+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/23/05 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - Roll over oats: Breakfast cereals and other foods that contain barley also will be able to start claiming they can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The disease kills 500,000 Americans a year. Labels on whole barley and dry milled barley products, including flakes, grits, flour and meal, are expected to start making the claim, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday in announcing its ruling. The claim is identical to that already made on many oat products. The FDA estimates a quarter of the hot breakfast cereals, and another 5 percent of the cold cereals, sold...
  • Vitamin D 'Key For Healthy Lungs'

    12/17/2005 9:30:32 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 838+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-17-2005
    Vitamin D 'key for healthy lungs' Vitamin D is essential for the processing of calcium Vitamin D could play a role in keeping the lungs healthy, research suggests. Patients with higher vitamin D levels in their blood had significantly better lung function, a University of Auckland team found in a study of 14,091 people. The difference between the two was more marked than that between smokers and those who had quit, the study published in the journal Chest said. Dietary supplements could boost lung function, the team suggested, but they added that more research was needed. "Low levels of vitamin...
  • National Fatherhood Initiative is Just More Pork

    12/07/2005 4:44:38 PM PST · by nhman1 · 5 replies · 341+ views
    WWW.NHCUSTODY.ORG ^ | 12/7/05 | Marc Snider
    The two hundred million plus dollars in taxpayer funds slated to promote "responsible fatherhood" and "healthy marriage" are just more pork being spent by an irresponsible Congress. Putting lipstick on a pig is not going to help the nation's children of broken families, no matter how many times the so-called "family values" community of elected officials claim as much in an on-camera sound bite. The National Fatherhood Initiative is a scam set up to appease the national arena of social conservatives who have recognized the dangerous descent of the American family into the abyss of history.
  • Dead mouse closes Healthy Food restaurant

    04/02/2005 7:07:25 PM PST · by jwalburg · 44 replies · 949+ views
    A famed Lithuanian restaurant was closed this week by city inspectors after a dead mouse and rodent droppings were found in the Bridgeport eatery. Healthy Food, 3236 S. Halsted, was shut Thursday after inspectors found the feces of mice in areas where food was prepared -- including on a cutting board and in a meat slicer, said Matt Smith, a spokesman for Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation. The walk-in cooler also had mice droppings, as well as the decaying remnants of a mouse, Smith said Friday. City cites rodent problem The restaurant has had rave reviews over the years...
  • New Healthy Beverage For All Restaurants Now Arises! (Zot of a Salesman.)

    01/13/2005 9:15:53 PM PST · by BusinessMan · 60 replies · 4,551+ views
    01-14-2005 | Lyndon Cena
  • Chocolate May Hold Cure for Coughs

    11/22/2004 3:57:58 PM PST · by QQQQQ · 31 replies · 3,135+ views
    Reuters ^ | No. 22, 2004 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - An ingredient in chocolate could be used to stop persistent coughs and lead to more effective medicines, researchers said on Monday. The study found that theobromine, found in cocoa, was nearly a third more effective in stopping persistent coughs than codeine, currently considered the best cough medicine. The researchers, from Imperial College London (ICL), said the discovery could lead to more effective cough treatments. "While persistent coughing is not necessarily harmful it can have a major impact on quality of life, and this discovery could be a huge step forward in treating this problem," said Professor Peter...
  • TV advertising ban on junk food...

    11/14/2004 8:48:44 PM PST · by crushelits · 24 replies · 862+ views ^ | 15/11/2004 | Caroline Davies
    TV advertising ban on junk food Advertising junk food on television before 9pm could be banned if proposals in the Government's Public Health White Paper, to be published tomorrow, become law.Dr John Reid, the Health Secretary, had been expected to propose banning such advertising during children's programming, in response to the increasing incidence of obesity in Britain.But figures from Ofcom, the communications watchdog, showing that 70 per cent of television watched by four- to 15-year-olds is between 6pm and 9pm, mean that Dr Reid is likely to propose harsher restrictions and, unless food manufacturers agree to a voluntary code,...
  • Legal drugging of healthy children is outrageous

    10/17/2004 9:20:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 476+ views
    OC Register ^ | 10/17/04 | Karen Iida - Op/Ed
    My husband and I were outraged when we read an Associated Press story in the Sept. 11 Register saying that dangerous, highly addictive stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin, have been OK'd by the Food and Drug Administration's Pediatric Committee and will be given to physically normal, healthy children as part of a brain study meant to lead to a definitive diagnosis for ADHD. In the study, led by Dr. Judith Rapoport, "MRIs would be used to reveal if the brains of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder respond to stimulants in fundamentally different ways than children who are physically normal," a...
  • Rethinking The Alliance

    08/27/2004 8:24:55 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 523+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 27, 2004 | Dariush Shirazi
    Many on the left, most visibly Presidential contender John Kerry, often claim that the "coalition of the willing" is weak and that participation from the international community has been minimal if anything. Opponents of President Bush use such claims in order to discredit the legitimacy of this noble endeavor for freedom. It may not be such a bad idea to look at the state of our coalition, not in an effort to attack President Bush, but rather to conduct a healthy reassessment and critique of the coalition and our allies. Several weeks ago, Michael Rubin returned from the Coalition Provisional...
  • Barbie pill promises increased sex drive and year-round tan

    05/19/2004 5:47:14 PM PDT · by vannrox · 64 replies · 3,262+ views
    WFSB ^ | 5-15-2004 | Editorial Staff
    Sexual dysfunction affects both men and women and can potentially ruin relationships but now a new hormone may be able to help. Dr. Stephanie Ash, a gynecologist at Bay Regional Medical Center in Bay City, Mich., says that lack of labido is wreaking havoc on women and that nationally 43 percent of women suffer from a low sex drive. "Many women are distraught about it,"said Ash,"... and actually I would say at least 50 percent are reduced to tears in discussing it." However a drug on the market is working to change all that, it is nicknamed the "Barbie pill"...
  • Censorship in arts 'healthy,' Pat Boone says

    04/23/2004 4:32:12 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 114 replies · 649+ views
    washington times ^ | 4 23 04 | Steve Miller
    A healthy society needs censorship to survive, 1950s musical icon Pat Boone said yesterday. He added that he would welcome strong content restrictions governing movies and other artistic works. "I don't think censorship is a bad word, but it has become a bad word because everybody associates it with some kind of restriction on liberty," said Mr. Boone, who is in Washington making the rounds as the national spokesman for the 60-Plus Association, a conservative senior citizen lobby.