Tag Archives: Health and Medicine

  • Hilda Molina in Buenos Aires

    Posted on September 23, 2009 by Alvaro Vargas Llosa in Health and Medicine.

    Hilda Molina in Buenos Aires September 23, 2009Alvaro Vargas Llosa BUENOS AIRES—A few weeks ago, Hilda Molina, a delicate, soft-spoken neurosurgeon, obtained an improbable victory against Cuba’s regime when she left Havana and joined her son and grandchildren in Argentina. Listening to her story in a Buenos Aires restaurant, I could not keep from thinking that […]

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  • Eating Junk Food Could Fatten Your Tax Bill

    Posted on September 17, 2009 by William F. Shughart II in Health and Medicine.

    Eating Junk Food Could Fatten Your Tax Bill September 17, 2009William F. Shughart IIWashington Examiner, San Francisco Examiner Alarmed by a tripling of obesity rates among U.S. children over the past 30 years—nearly one in five of today’s adolescents is claimed to be obese—the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council issued a report just […]

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  • Are There Really 47 Million Americans Who Can’t Afford Health Insurance?

    Posted on July 13, 2009 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Health and Medicine.

    Are There Really 47 Million Americans Who Can’t Afford Health Insurance? July 13, 2009Dominick T. ArmentanoAustin Business Journal, Bonita Daily News An editorial in this month’s 2009 AARP Bulletin repeats the same bromide heard almost nightly on the MSM news: That there are currently 47 million Americans without health insurance. The AARP editorial goes on to argue that […]

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  • How To Get a Liver When You Need One

    Posted on June 30, 2009 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Health and Medicine.

    How To Get a Liver When You Need One June 30, 2009Alexander T. TabarrokForbes.com Every year the shortage of human transplant organs grows worse. The number of patients waiting for transplants has increased five-fold since 1990, rising from 20,000 to just over 100,000 today. Annually, thousands die while waiting. The system isn’t working and is riddled […]

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  • Being Fat May Soon be a Sin

    Posted on June 25, 2009 by William F. Shughart II in Health and Medicine.

    Being Fat May Soon be a Sin June 25, 2009William F. Shughart IISan Jose Mercury News, Monitor, Medina County Gazette, Star-Ledger, Bangor Daily News, Derrick, Dispatch, News-Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, Vindicator, Portland Press-Herald, Centre Daily Times History, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt once remarked, does in fact repeat itself. Not long after taking office as the nation’s first […]

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  • Coalition Letter on Health Information Privacy

    Posted on February 2, 2009 by Coalition in Advocacy and Comment Letters.

      COALITION FOR PATIENT PRIVACY   February 2, 2009 Honorable Harry ReidMajority LeaderUnited States Senate522 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Reid: Congress has taken critical steps to protect Americans’ jobs and opportunities by including essential privacy protections with the promotion of health information technology (health IT) in the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

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  • Mugabe’s Cholera

    Posted on December 24, 2008 by Alvaro Vargas Llosa in Health and Medicine.

    Mugabe’s Cholera December 24, 2008Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has been blaming the cholera epidemic that has already killed 1,100 people and may have infected 20,000 others, along with a famine that threatens another 5 million, on—who else?—Western colonialism. But both are of his own making and should shame most of the 14 governments, led […]

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  • HIV Achilles Heel? Hopefully So.

    Posted on July 31, 2008 by admin in Health and Medicine.

    Lee McGuire of KHOU-TV News on "Doctors may have found a way to destroy HIV": Paul and his team have zeroed in on a section of a key protein in HIV’s structure that does not mutate. "The virus needs at least one constant region, and that is the essence of calling it the Achilles heel," […]

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  • Foggy Science In London

    Posted on June 3, 2008 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Health and Medicine.

    Foggy Science In London May 23, 2008S. Fred Singer Tomorrow, May 24, the G-8 environment ministers will be in Japan to commence their annual meeting. Back in London, though, the world’s oldest science academy, the Royal Society of London, recently has become a vocal advocate of climate alarmism. RS fellows have included Isaac Newton and […]

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  • 25 NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS URGE PRIVACY IN E-PRESCRIBING

    Posted on May 13, 2008 by admin in Press Releases.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ashley Katz Patient Privacy Rights (512) 732-033 or (512) 897-6390 akatz@patientprivacyrights.org www.patientprivacyrights.org 25 NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS URGE PRIVACY IN E-PRESCRIBING What Could Be Scary About E-Prescribing? Plenty. Washington, DC – Twenty five organizations, including the ACLU, the Republican Liberty Caucus, the American Council for the Blind and the National Association of Social […]

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