FOIA Requester Service Centers

Each FOIA office of HHS has a FOIA Requester Service Center that processes relevant FOIA requestss. AoA – Administration on Aging ACF – Administration for Children and Families AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CMS – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services FDA – Food Continue Reading …

BIG PHARMA — 2008 1st Quarter Results

Eli Lilly and Merck reported their first-quarter results on April 21st At Eli Lilly, earnings are expected to be up 14% year over year, to 95¢ per share, thanks to the success of Zyprexa,  its antipsychotic drug, and Cymbalta,  its depression treatment. Analysts are less bullish on Merck.  They are forecasting a 2¢ increase in Continue Reading …

Researchers Examine Effect of Sex Education on Risk of Pregnancy, STIs Among Teens

Summary of “Abstinence-Only and Comprehensive Sex Education and the Initiation of Sexual Activity and Teen Pregnancy,” Kohler et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, April 2008. Pamela Kohler and Lisa Manhart of the University of Washington’s Center for AIDS and STD and William Lafferty of UW’s Department of Health Services examined the effect of formal sex Continue Reading …

Lunar Cycles

Living with the cycles of the lunar phases is crucial to your health and well being For menstruating women understanding where you are in your cycle in relationship to where the moon is in its cycle is empowering. Instead of feeling that you have to control your self, emotions, image, a new paradigm will come into play Continue Reading …

A Hard Plastic Is Raising Hard Questions

Are toxic plastics lurking in your kitchen? It’s a question many families are asking after reports last week that a chemical used to make baby bottles, water bottles and food containers is facing increasing scrutiny by health officials in Canada and the United States. The substance is bisphenol-a, or BPA, widely used in the making Continue Reading …

Rethinking Healthcare… Completely

from the about-time dept of The Techdirt Insight Community A few months back, after meeting UCLA professor David Levine at the Cato Institute conference on copyrights, I read his book, Against Intellectual Monopoly (actually a large part of it I read on the flight home from that trip). Of particular interest to me was chapter Continue Reading …

Testosterone-Driven Trading

 cbc.ca The Current Canada April 23, 2008 In popular culture, the trading floors of the world’s stock exchanges are notoriously macho places — cutthroat and fast-paced, full of swaggering young men in expensive suits. But according to a Canadian business professor, those environments are actually far more fuelled by testosterone than it appears in movies. Continue Reading …

The HPV Vaccine: Herd Immunity or Human Sacrifice?

Natural News.com April 22, 2008 by: Joanne Waldron Reports of adverse reactions to the new HPV vaccine are escalating. One particularly heart-wrenching example is the story of an active 12-year-old little girl named Brittany who recently lost all feeling in her leg and collapsed two weeks after receiving the Gardasil vaccine. Although she once had Continue Reading …

Saliva May Reveal Heart Attack

Women account for nearly half of all heart attack deaths. Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men. Many female heart attack patients, present with non-specific symptoms or have normal EKG readings, make life-saving diagnosis and treatment problematic.  Any test, or procedure that helps women get fast accurate treatment for heart Continue Reading …

Frequently Asked Questions About Heart Attack

Heart Attack Warning Signs— Q: How would I know if I were having a heart attack? Often, it is not easy to tell. But there are symptoms people may have. These are: an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away Continue Reading …