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Groups Sue Tennessee For Delaying Medicaid Coverage 'To Score Political Points'

Kaiser Health News | Shadee Ashtari | July 23, 2014 | Politics
Three consumer advocacy groups filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday accusing Tennessee officials of adopting policies that are depriving thousands of people of Medicaid coverage “to score political points.” The suit was filed several weeks after the Obama administration ordered Tennessee and several other states to resolve problems that...

Beer Pong Balls Are Disgusting, But Now You Can Clean Them

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | July 23, 2014 | College
It has been well-documented how disgusting beer pong balls can get. But now, there is a new solution. In one of the most college-friendly Kickstarters to date, Tyler Dobush has invented the "Clean Cup," the world's first portable and automatic beer pong ball washer. Dobush's...

Video Brings Every Parent's Dream Of Bubble-Wrapping Their Kids To Life

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | July 23, 2014 | Parents
The moment you become a parent, your mind starts to see the world as a minefield full of dangers that threaten to put your child in harm's way at every possible second. Therefore, you might feel a strong urge to wrap your child in bubble wrap or stick them in...

Teen Use Of Human Growth Hormone More Than Doubles

Reuters | Reuters | July 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. teenagers' reported use of synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled between 2012 to 2013 as they sought to improve athletic performance and appearance, a survey by anti-drug advocates found. Eleven percent of 3,705 teenagers in grades 9 to 12 polled by the non-profit...

Oregon's Medicaid Overhaul Faces Unexpected Setback

AP | Shadee Ashtari | July 23, 2014 | Politics
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has strained the...

Study Sheds Light On How Overweight Children Perceive Themselves

Caroline Bologna | July 23, 2014 | Parents
By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/23/2014 04:02 AM EDT on LiveScience Most children and teens who are overweight think that they are actually the right weight, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds. For the report, researchers asked U.S. children...

New Safety Rules Proposed To Curb Oil Train Explosions And Spills

AP | James Gerken | July 23, 2014 | Green
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America's towns and cities. But many details were put off...

The Truth About Heroin: Not Just A 'Tenement' Drug Or What You've Seen On Trainspotting

Poorna Bell | July 23, 2014 | UK Lifestyle
When Peaches Geldof was found dead in her own home with no apparent explanation, the world was baffled as to what killed her. She had recently given an interview about how she was enjoying being a mother and had never seemed happier. Then came to autopsy report which revealed...

Study 'Says' Sniffing Farts Is Good For You, But Something Doesn't Smell Right

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | July 23, 2014 | Weird News
Forget "silent but deadly." How about "rank but restorative"? Media sites recently reported news that delighted flatulence lovers: Scientists had published a study that said smelling farts is good for you. The only problem was, reports on the study kinda ... stunk. Here's what happened. Researchers at the University of...

Caffeine May Worsen Hot Flashes And Night Sweats In Post-Menopausal Women

Yagana Shah | July 23, 2014 | Fifty
That hot cup of coffee or tea you just can't start the day off with, may be keeping you up at night. And it's not just the caffeine. A new study says caffeine may be the culprit in triggering more troubling night sweats and hot flashes in...

Apparently, We Don't Actually Know How This Common Pain Reliever Works

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | July 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
Acetaminophen -- perhaps known best by the brand name Tylenol, and overseas as paracetamol -- is so widely used, that surely we must know how exactly it works, right? Believe it or not, experts are actually not 100 percent sure how the drug works to relieve pain, just that...

Heart Attacks Are More Likely To Be Fatal For Young Women Than Young Men

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | July 23, 2014 | Women
By: Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 07/22/2014 10:35 AM on LiveScience Women make up one-quarter of heart attack patients among people who are relatively young, but fare worse afterward than their male counterparts -- women have longer hospital stays on average, and they are more likely than...

This Is How Much More Your Health Insurance Could Cost If Two Republican Judges Get Their Way

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | July 23, 2014 | Business
President Barack Obama suffered a setback Tuesday in a legal battle that threatens to unravel his health care reform law. A federal appeals court panel, led by two Republican-appointed judges and opposed by one Democratic appointee, voted that ambiguous wording in the the Affordable Care Act means residents...

McDonald's Meat Scandal Leads To Detainment Of 5 People In China

Reuters | Kevin Short | July 23, 2014 | Business
SHANGHAI/LANGFANG, China, July 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands including KFC and McDonald's Corp over allegations the firm supplied out-of-date meat. The five detained include the head of the company - Shanghai Husi...

Undercover Probe Finds Serious Problems With Obamacare

AP | AP | July 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says its undercover investigators were able to get subsidized health care under fake names in 11 out of...

Latest Obamacare Legal Knot Won't Be Easy To Untangle

Reuters | July 23, 2014 | Politics
By David Ingram NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) - U.S. judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created on Tuesday when two federal appeals courts released conflicting rulings hours apart going to the heart of the role the federal government will play in Obamacare. The...

5 Surefire Signs You're Aging Too Fast

Yagana Shah | July 23, 2014 | Fifty
Sure we've known all along getting older means heading down a path of graying hair, a couple of wrinkles here and there, and maybe losing the youthful physique we once had. We can come to terms with that. But it's not OK to be feeling the effects of aging before...

Cancer Survivor Robert Conconi Donates $1.4-Million House To Research Agency

Andree Lau | July 23, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A B.C. businessman is so grateful for the care he received while being treated for cancer that he’s donated a $1.4-million oceanfront home to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Robert Conconi and his wife Diane spent almost three years building the house on Pender Island with lumber felled from the 4.38-acre...

Human Growth Hormones: Teens More Than Double Usage, According To New Survey

Christian Cotroneo | July 23, 2014 | Canada Living
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.In a confidential 2013 survey of 3,705 high school...

Michelle Obama Expands Push To Get Americans To Drink More Water

Reuters | July 22, 2014 | Politics
By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama took to the White House lawn on Tuesday along with children from a local YMCA and summer camp to expand the country's "Drink Up" campaign aimed at getting Americans to drink more water. In the face of criticism...
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