Posts in category "Health"

Maybe you won't need that awful colonscopy

Research  has come up with new ways to screen for colon cancer using less invasive procedures, reports the Wall Street Journal. It would be a great relief for those many Americans over 40-years-old who are subjected every few years to the uncomfortable (painful, some would say) colonoscopy procedure in which a TV camera is literally... Read more »

New Catholic hospitals are just another part of the 'war on women'

According to the ACLU and MSNBC the opening of new Catholic hospitals is a bad thing because there are just more places where women can’t get abortions. Apparently it’s a bad thing that one in nine hospital beds now is provided by Catholics, but who would step up and provide them if Catholics didn’t? If... Read more »

CDC: Gonorrhea and syphilis on the rise, mostly in gay men

But it’s not their fault; blame the homophobes. The Centers for Disease Control has just issued some good news and bad news: Lung cancer rates are down but  gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise, mostly in gay men. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found lung cancer rates... Read more »
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Smoking pot=okay. Smoking cigarets=bad

Help me out here. We’re seeing all kinds of cheers from cultural lefties and libertarian righties about the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and of “medical” dope in Illinois. Yet, smoking cigarets, cigars and pipes continues to be one of the greatest of all sins against the commonweal, at least according to many progressives.... Read more »

The one population in which HIV continues to grow: gay men

HIV continues to grow in gay men, according to a reputable, new study in the Lancet. Says the executive summary: Despite great progress in tackling the HIV epidemic worldwide in the past two decades, there is one population in which the epidemic continues to grow in countries of all incomes: men who have sex with... Read more »

Obama: Everyone line up to get tested for HIV/AIDS

When the AIDS epidemic first came to national attention in the 1980s, anyone urging widespread testing for the virus that causes AIDS was condemned as a homophobe. So, it’s interesting that President Barack Obama now has signed an executive order that makes near-universal testing for HIV/AIDS a national policy. And guess what? No one is... Read more »
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'Bras Make Breasts Sag, 15-Year Study Concludes'

From Medical News Today: Wearing a bra does more harm than good – it does nothing to reduce back pain and weakens the muscles that hold up the breasts, resulting in greater breast sagging, Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports science expert from the University of Besançon, France, reported after a 15-year study. Rouillon says that the... Read more »

Would Barack Obama have convicted Kermit Gosnell of murder?

When a Philadelphia jury convicted Dr. Kermit Gosnell of three counts of murder for killing three infants born alive after attempted abortions, the question jumped into my mind: Would Barack Obama have voted to convict Gosnell if the president had been on the jury. It’s a highly speculative question to which we’ll never get an... Read more »

Do you think your abortion clinic is safe, clean and skilled?

As the horrifying murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell continues, we are constantly assured by the abortion industry and their pro-choice ideoogues that he is the rarest of exceptions. This strikes me as a naive proposition since conditions to the “public health and safety” have been found at abortion clinics that are properly inspected.... Read more »
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19 things we geezers lament

Now that I’m older and wiser, here’s what I’ve discovered: 1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran. 3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart. 4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded. 5.... Read more »
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