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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Ebola fears lead to an abundance of crazy 22.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Ebola fears lead to an abundance of crazy
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Under way: Live chat about lead poisoning at gun ranges 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Readers invited to live chat about Times investigation into lead-poisoning issues at gun ranges.
Under way: Live chat about lead poisoning at gun ranges 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Readers invited to live chat about Times investigation into lead-poisoning issues at gun ranges.
Let's Help The Media Be Better On Ebola 21.10.2014 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
Let's Help The Media Be Better On Ebola
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Antibiotics may help animals spread salmonella 21.10.2014 Health

Giving animals antibiotics may make them sicker and could lead some to spread even more salmonella than they would have otherwise, US researchers experimenting on mice saidWashington (AFP) - Giving animals antibiotics may make them sicker and could lead some to spread even more salmonella than they would have otherwise, US researchers experimenting on mice said.


Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin 21.10.2014 NPR News
Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.
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What West Africa Can Teach the US About Ebola 20.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Ebola Response: How AIDS Prepared Us 20.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ebola is the new catch-phrase to garner the world's attention. It is a virus that has struck fear into the hearts and minds of West Africans for decades. The virus is contracted through bodily fluids. It leads to non-specific symptoms such as fever and malaise, meaning people can respond differently to the same infection. The symptoms worsen until gastrointestinal issues arise, loss of weight, wasting, pulmonary disorders and normally rare infections occur. Sound familiar? The strain of Ebola currently plaguing Liberia and neighboring countries often leads to a rapid progression towards a painful death for nearly half of those infected. From onset of symptoms until death, Ebola can kill a human being in just a week's time. The transmission is not fully understood which leads to high levels of caution and fear of contagion. For good cause -- death via Ebola does not discriminate via age, race, gender, or socioeconomic class. It is very easy to transmit the virus, but it is also rare. We already know that ...
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Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals 19.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Darrell Steinberg took the helm of the state Senate six years ago with the global economy in a meltdown that choked off tax revenue, causing the state budget deficit to balloon to $42 billion.
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Community Connections: Routt County United Way serves as backbone of health and human services 19.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Mission statement: Routt County United Way inspires, leads and unites people, ideas and resources to advance community impact in education, income stability and health. Supporting more than 30 local health and human service agencies and programs, Routt County United Way is working on lasting solutions focused on empowering healthy lives, building strong foundations and strengthening families by helping them become self-sufficient. “We know that quality of life relies on three building blocks: education, income and health,” said Kate Nowak, executive director of Routt County United Way. “These are the building blocks of our lives and of our community, and all three are critical. Remove any one, and the other two topple. Build them up, and we provide a strong foundation for collective success.” Routt County United Way thinks empowering people to lead healthy lives affects our whole community. Health encompasses many things in Routt County: crisis intervention in mental health and domestic emergencies; ...
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Spike In ER, Hospital Use Short-Lived After Calif. Medicaid Expansion 17.10.2014 NPR: Healthcare
Previous research found that going on Medicaid increased a poor person's use of costly emergency room visits. Now an analysis suggests that initial spike in ER visits quickly tapers off.
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News Guide: Obama taps trusted adviser to lead Ebola efforts; UN agency says it made mistakes 17.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Obama names Ebola 'czar' as precautions expand 17.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.
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Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet? 17.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Ebola, HIV, and the Politics of Contagion 17.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
At a recent dinner party, a friend explained that she refused to travel to Paris because of the fear of Ebola. Another friend chimed in and said that he declined going to a social event because a friend of a friend had a relative who had just been to Africa. And the list goes on of people who, in some form or another, fear contracting Ebola. Throughout American history, there are dozen of cases of hysteria surrounding the apparent outbreak of an epidemic, from recent fears over Asian bird flu to fears of cholera outbreaks in the 19th century. But the question of fear needs to be contextualized, not just in terms of alleviating Americans' paranoia (as Shepherd Smith recently did on Fox News), but rather by thinking about how various populations within the nation have consistently lived under a threat of infection. For gay Americans, the very act of sex -- the most human act that leads to the creation of life -- meant death for generations of gay people. The outbreak of HIV in the early 1980s has left gay ...
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Obama weighs Ebola czar; Texas toughens monitoring 17.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort. But he says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West Africa, as Republicans have demanded, would be counterproductive.
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Poisonous frogs evolve to sing longer and louder 17.10.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The strong poison and bright warning patterns of the little devil frog means it can sing shamelessly longer and louder in its efforts to woo a ...
Obama Considering Appointing An Ebola 'Czar' To Lead U.S. Effort 17.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he is considering appointing an Ebola "czar" as the lead U.S. coordinator in the effort to contain the virus and that he remains opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. Obama met with aides who are involved in the Ebola fight and spoke to reporters afterward. He said "it may be appropriate" at some stage to put one person in charge of the effort. Some lawmakers have been urging him to take this step. But on the pressure from lawmakers to impose a ban on travel from West Africa, Obama said experts tell him that "a flat-out travel ban is not the way to go" because current screening measures on travelers are working. He said he has no philosophical objection to a travel ban but that some travelers might attempt to enter the United States under the radar and would avoid the screening measures, leading possibly to more Ebola cases not less. (Reporting By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Editing by Sandra ...
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Obama says considering appointing an Ebola 'czar' to lead U.S. effort 17.10.2014 Health
By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he is considering appointing an Ebola "czar" as the lead U.S. coordinator in the effort to contain the virus and that he remains opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. Obama met in the Oval Office with aides who are involved in the Ebola fight and spoke to reporters afterward. He said "it may be appropriate" at some stage to put one person in charge of the effort. Some lawmakers, such as Republican Senator John McCain, have been urging him to take this step. ...
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