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Amazon.com reached an agreement with the State of California legislature, so the Silver Buzz Cafe Store is back. :-)


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Enforcing Republican Dogma May Cost Indiana $4 Billion A Year

Republican dogma could end up costing the state of Indiana over $4 billion a year in federal funding for its Medicaid program. [...]

The Republicans’ Real Position On Job Creation

There are more signs that the Republicans are playing games with our lives, particularly when it comes to jobs and the economy. [...]

Link Found Between Hypertension And Declining Walking Speed

Many studies have proven that walking as little as a mile several times a week is good for our health. New research has discovered an, as yet unexplained, link between high blood pressure and walking speed. [...]

One Cause Of Failure Of Anti-Cancer Vaccines Found

Researchers have tried many kinds of vaccine in their hunt for a way to defeat cancer. So far, no immunotherapy has had a significant affect on cancerous tumors, even though they can sometimes provoke an immune response in the body. New research has cast some light on the problem. [...]

New Research Triggers Calls For A Ban On Genetically Modified Seeds

Genetically Modified (GM) foods don’t receive much coverage in the United States, perhaps because the seed, agrochemical and food companies have managed to quell discussion of their potential effects. The FDA continues to insist that they are safe, despite mounting evidence to the contrary and proven concerns about the use of associated herbicides. [...]

Political Influencers and Lobbyists – Part 3 – Lobbying

In the previous article in this series we looked at political interest groups. In this one we’ll look at the $3.5 billion lobbying industry. [...]

Nasal Zinc May Have Caused Loss Of Smell

Many people turn to homeopathic remedies to try and reduce the effects of colds. Nasal gels and swabs that contained zinc were available over the counter until The FDA requested manufacturers to stop selling them in June 2009, amid concerns about their safety. There were reports of anosmia – loss of the sense of smell, but no scientific proof of a link. [...]

Link Found Between a Single Protein and Aging

A few weeks ago, a group of British scientists, studying the genetics of aging using worms, showed that a specific gene, DAF-16, is strongly linked to lifespan, immunity and disease resistance. A new study has found a link between a single protein and aging. [...]

Senate Health Care Reform Bill Moves to Debate Stage

The Senate voted 60-39 at 8pm EST to allow the health care reform bill to move forward to the debate stage. It was almost stopped by Senators Mary Landrieu (AR), Ben Nelson (NB) and Mary Landrieu (LA.), but last minute pressure swung them back to the Democrats’ side.

Senator Joseph Liebermann (CT), formerly [...]

Credit Where Credit's Due

We haven’t had many nice things to say about the health insurance industry lately, so it’s a very pleasant surprise to be able to say something very nice about one health insurance company’s efforts for a change. Blue Shield of California has recently been awarded two prestigious awards for their efforts to promote a healthier workplace. [...]