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  • Soda Tax Is Nanny-State Overreach

    Soda Tax Is Nanny-State Overreach
    There's no question that childhood obesity continues to be a problem in the United States. The medical conditions to which it is linked, from diabetes to coronary heart disease, are well known. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 percent of American children under 12, and 21 percent of adolescents, are obese.
  • Malloy's Flu Shot Prods Anger From State Company

    Malloy's Flu Shot Prods Anger From State Company
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wanted to send a message that vaccinations are safe and important to national political foes. So on Friday, he sat for a flu shot and Tweeted a photo of it. Unfortunately, another group also heard a message loud and clear:...

    You shouldn't have to be lucky to get paid sick days

    Everyone gets sick, from the common cold to a more serious illness. Recently, my 15-year-old daughter called me after school to tell me she had a bad headache and sore throat. Because my employer provides paid sick days, I was able to leave in the...

    Obama administration proposes new food safety agency, consolidating parts of USDA and FDA

    President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe. The proposal in the president's budget released Monday comes after outbreaks of illnesses linked to chicken, eggs, peanuts and cantaloupe in...

    Obama plan to create new food safety agency worries consumer advocates

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's proposal to create a new food safety agency within the Department of Health and Human Services is unpopular with consumer advocates, who warn it would undermine efforts to protect Americans from unsafe or tainted food....