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  • #JennyAsks: Jenny McCarthy ridiculed on Twitter for anti-vaccine views

    Jenny McCarthy has learned the hard way that Twitter can be a dose of bitter medicine.  On Thursday, "The View" co-host posed a seemingly innocuous question to her 1.1 million followers on Twitter: "What is the most important personality trait you...
  • Center for Food Safety sues USDA over genetically modified alfalfa

    A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....
  • Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say

    Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say
    Federal investigators say one of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, who was convicted in a $20-million fraud case, may be hiding out in the Los Angeles area. Authorities say Nuritsa Grigoryan fled last month after being found guilty for her role at a...
  • More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals

    More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals
    The Food and Drug Administration said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan. The development announced Wednesday clears a major...
  • Whose libido is Huckabee talking about? [Letter]

    Whose libido is Huckabee talking about? [Letter]
    How wonderful it is that in these days of difficulty we have the Republicans to give us a good laugh. Do not let the Affordable Care Act pay for birth control pills because, according to Mike Huckabee, women cannot control their libido, but it is fine...
  • Re-open debate about ADHD rates

    According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every 10 American children over the age of three has been diagnosed with ADHD. Before turning 18, nearly 14 percent of children will have been diagnosed. Most...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Rich Hill'

    "We're not trash, we're good people," insists 14-year-old Andrew in "Rich Hill," an open-hearted portrait of impoverished American life named after the tiny Missouri town where directors Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo went searching for teens...
  • Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl

    Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl
    Welcome to the “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl. The NFL won’t call it that, of course. Not unless the league can license it and turn a profit. But that’s what this is, and besides, “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl is easier to remember...
  • A Champion for gun and medical marijuana rights

     
    “These idiots (in Washington) can’t even pass a background-check bill, and (Illinois) wants to take guns away from disabled veterans?” The speaker was Jim Champion of Somonauk, a 47-year old Army vet who has multiple sclerosis and helped...
  • Folic acid is important, but avoid excessive intake

    An adequate amount of folic acid is vital to achieve optimal health. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, a water-soluble B vitamin that supports cell production, including hair, skin and nail growth, and may protect against anemia, as well as...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't get too rattled about your child's health during 'sick season'

    Pediatric offices are swamped right now! The first months of the new year always mean children have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now. What I don't...