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Is Eating Fried Food Pro-Life?

Given the pro-Santorum PAC’s payment’s to Tubby’s Tank House, it seems that what PRO-LIFE means is that fertilized eggs get full human rights, but people are encouraged to go ahead and take the fast track to a heart attack after they’re born. [...]

Does Libertarian Liberty Include The Right To Lie To Your Customers?

When you buy the Oreganol herbal supplement, you may not improve your health, but you will be assisting a kooky political campaign, thanks to the independent expenditures made by Judy Kay Gray, the owner of North American Herb and Spice. [...]

In Wake of Fracking Spill, Pennsylvania Erupts in Protest

In the wake of a recent spill of thousands of gallons of hydrofracking fluids into the watersheds of Pennsylvania, Marcellus Shale Protest has organized a series of demonstrations to call our leaders’ attention to the public and environmental health dangers of the procedure called “fracking.” To learn more about what fracking is, what role it [...]

Intercessory Prayer Science Goes Quiet after Rejection of God Hypothesis

You may recall that a few years ago, there was a certain degree of excitement in some religious circles over the imminent publication of research findings regarding the effect of “intercessory prayer” (prayer at a distance) on health. The God Hypothesis, popular in a number of religious communities, predicts that people praying at a distance [...]

Organic Tests Better For Soil and Human Health

A yummy new study compares organic strawberries with strawberries grown on industrial farms. [...]

Which Florida Will You Visit?

Visions of Florida tourism, from VisitFlorida and from the Escambia County Health Department. [...]

White House Shoves Obama’s Patriot Act Signature Under the Carpet

Barack Obama’s signature on the Patriot Act reauthorization bill? Not talked about in his weekly address. Not featured in his remarks of the day. Not worthy of a post on the official White House blog. Not occasioned by a White House statement. There was an official statement to declare the release of the president’s medical [...]

Reimbursement for Intercessory Prayer Treatments? Not God’s Will.

As the health care reform bill wound its way through the U.S. Senate, senators John Kerry and Orrin Hatch attempted to attach a provision that would reimburse religious practitioners for engaging in distant intercessory prayer; under the plan, health insurance companies would have to make payments to for-profit dial-a-prayer operations when people got sick.

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Entry For the H1N1 Public Service Ad Contest

So far in the United States, as of the end of last week, 40,617 people have caught the new strain of swine flu. Only 263 have died afterwards, and many of those people already had frail health. That’s less than a 1 percent fatality rate. [...]

Swine Flu FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions on Which Your Very Survival Depends

What is the swine flu?

Swine flu (also called swine influenza, pig flu, pig influenza, porcine flu, porcine influenza, red candy or Mexico City Gold) is a virus causing fever, chills, body aches, numbness, fatigue and sleeplessness. Until its most recent outbreak, this virus has not been spread from person to person.

Why is this [...]

Fat Christianity

Obesity is a significant problem in the United States, and recent surveys indicate that the rate of Christianity is associated with the rate of obesity. In the USA, Christianity is fat. [...]