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  • Teens Morning-after pill usage on the rise
    Teens: Morning-after pill usage on the rise among U.S. teens, reports CDC
    Teens are using the morning-after pill – an oral emergency contraceptive pill that disrupts ovulation or fertilization – far more than they did in years past, says a report from the CDC.Writes The Associated Press, via Fox News: &ldquo...
  • Aspen Foods chicken recall: Two million pounds recalled over salmonella cases
    Aspen Foods chicken recall: Two million pounds recalled over salmonella cases
    Another week, another major frozen chicken recall. Aspen Foods, a Chicago-based poultry company, issued an immediate recall of 1.9 million pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products after recent cases of salmonella poisoning...
  • Avril Lavigne gets emotional describing her ordeal with Lyme disease
    Avril Lavigne: Lyme disease uprooted her world, singer shares on 'GMA'
    Avril Lavigne saw specialist after specialist when her body seemingly turned on her with weakness and fatigue rendering her bedridden back in October. Chronic fatigue syndrome and depression were suggested by top doctors, but it wasn’t until...
  • The IRS is a federal agency the Libertarian Party would eliminate upon assuming power.
    Libertarian reasoning behind eliminating federal agencies and entitlements
    Last Saturday, June 20, Libertarian Party of Polk County (Fla.) Chairman Russ Wood wrote an op-ed to the Lakeland Ledger informing his fellow Polk County residents there was another choice at the ballot box besides the Democrats and Republicans,...
  • handgun in the dark
    Another anti-gun study tries to downplay armed self-defense
    The Hill is reporting that the Violence Policy Center (VPC) today released a study that “attempts to debunk the claim that gun owners rely on their firearms for self-defense,” only three days after a Georgia television news report...
  • MERS in Seoul, South Korea
    CDC warns doctors to screen patients for MERS virus
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday asked healthcare officials to remain extra vigilant when examining patients exhibiting symptoms associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including severe respiratory...
  • Doctor
    MERS prompts cruise line to nix South Korea port calls
    MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, has prompted cruise line Royal Caribbean International to cancel port calls in South Korea.In a statement reported on cruisehive.com, Cynthia Martinez, director, global corporate communications, explains: ...
  • Handwashing:  Not just a global campaign
    Handwashing: Not just a global campaign
    Not too long ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) invited hospitals and health-care facilities around the world to participate in the WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework (HHSAF) Global Survey 2015. The purpose of the campaign is to...
  • Choose veggies when dining out
    Health Quickie Tip: Choose veggies when dining out
    Eating healthy meals is thought of as a joke by many people. The chronic conditions linked to diet (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and some cancers) are no laughing matter. It’s no secret that we live in a society that loves to eat...
  • Why do victims of domestic violence stay? Statistics and better questions to ask
    Why do victims of domestic violence stay? Statistics and better questions to ask
    Many people believe victims of domestic violence - women, men, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning and other genders - can and should simply walk away from their abusive partners. They also believe victims have the power to "...
  • Dugway Proving Ground
    Pentagon identifies more Anthrax shipments
    The U.S. Department of Defense on Friday identified five more laboratories that received live Anthrax shipments bringing the total to twenty four laboratories in eleven states and Australia and South Korea.U.S. Department of Defense Deputy...
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney
    NY congresswoman would mandate liability insurance for gun owners
    Anti-gun New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney today introduced legislation that would mandate liability insurance for gun owners and fine them up to $10,000 if they don’t have it, according to The Hill.Dubbed the Firearm Risk Protection...
  • FedEx has arrived
    Modern history of anthrax in America
    The Center for Disease Control sums it up by first cataloging “naturally occurring anthrax” and then recording its history as a “biological weapon”.“Naturally Occurring Anthrax1250 BC - Ancient origins of anthrax...
  • Anthrax attack 2001
    U.S. Department of Defense said Anthrax shipped to nine states
    The U.S. Department of Defense said on Wednesday that anthrax bacteria was shipped to laboratories in nine states and a U.S. air base in South Korea in the last year. A Pentagon spokesperson said there was no known suspected infection or risk to...
  • Pentagon confirms deadly anthrax error.
    Pentagon: ‘Live anthrax’ accidentally shipped throughout U.S.
    Washington, D.C.--The government has goofed again and this time the results may be deadly.The Pentagon revealed that "live anthrax" was inadvertent shipped to Defense Department facilities and commercial labs in nine states throughout...
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