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Alabama Hill hopeful shoots ACA

One congressional candidate is literally taking aim at Obamacare in a new ad, shooting at a paper copy of the law with various firearms.<p>“We’re down here to have a little fun today and talk about two serious subjects: the Second Amendment and see how much damage we can do to this copy of Obamacare,” …

GOP Senate Candidate On Uninsured: "Less Sophisticated...Less Educated"

"We were fortunate growing up in the south. The president is a community organizer. You wonder if he ever worked with a poor person...Insurance people they will tell you that they will go to a company and an employer will pay for everything, and there are some people who will not sign up. Turns …

Health Care

Today Was A Banner Day For Political Corruption

Three prominent state and city Democratic politicians were hit with allegations of political corruption on Wednesday.<p>It began around 6 a.m. PT when FBI agents arrested California state Sen. Leland Yee. A spokesman for the FBI in San Francisco, confirmed the arrest of Yee, who is running for …

Vatican removes Germany's 'bishop of bling'

Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst was accused of spending $43m of Church funds on luxury house despite calls for austerity.<p>The Vatican has removed a German bishop because he spent $43m of Church funds on an extravagant residence when Pope Francis was preaching austerity.<p>Announcing the decision on …

Doctors will place patients between life and death in suspended animation trials

For the first time ever, surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh could save patients by putting them between life and death. They're ready to test a technique that would place patients in a state of "suspended animation," giving surgeons enough time to operate on injuries that would …

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Ebola: Looking Beyond the Pucker Factor

The best way to describe the reaction to an outbreak of Ebola virus was penned by Dr. C.J. Peters in his book, Virus Hunter. Known as "the pucker factor," it consists of “…an uncomfortable and unpleasant tightening of certain sphincter musculature.” His reasoning for the response is valid; of the …