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Public Option: Arguments for and against by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 23 Feb 2010 12:48pm With the introduction of President Obama’s blend of the House and Senate health care reform bills, there’s been a flurry of activity in the Netroots over the missing public option. Several groups are mobilizing for it at the same time that key Senators who supported it in the past are quietly leaving it on the table. Because it is still a ... Read on »
The lack of substance in Andrew Wakefield’s supporters’ arguments by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 3:34am Andrew Wakefield , the man who brought us the MMR scare, is back in the news. In a relatively small way. Earlier this year, Mr. Wakefield was in the news in a big way when the BMJ called him out for research fraud . At the time, Mr. Wakefield was enjoying the hospitality of wealthy patrons in a Jamaican resort, under the auspices of a “ ... Read on »
The 3 worst arguments for marijuana legalization by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 31 Mar 2012 6:45am Discount Medical Marijuana cannabis shop at 970 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Pro-legalization Reason recently posted an intellectually honest article picking apart 3 arguments frequently used by their allies: 3. Legalizing Marijuana Will End Cartel Violence in Northern Mexico 2. Marijuana Should ... Read on »
The choice argument and pleasure by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 Feb 2014 12:20pm I know a lot of this week’s advocates of the choice argument are not, in any way, arguing that addicts are bad people. However, I can’t help but wonder what role pleasure plays in their resistance to the disease model and insistence on a choice argument. Kevin McCauley addresses the role of pleasure in advocacy for the choice argument: ... Read on »
Arguments to Abolish the FDA by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:59am Logical Arguments to Abolish the FDA Abolishing a government agency might seem to be a drastic step.  However, when it comes to the FDA, there are a number of quite logical arguments in favor of this idea.  Milton Friedman says Abolish the FDA Milton Friedman, Senior Research Fellow, ... Read on »
Betancourt v. Trinitas Oral Argument - part 1 by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 27 Apr 2010 1:30pm This morning in New Brunswick, New Jersey, a totally packed appellate courtroom was treated to a lively 90 minutes of oral argument on the law and ethics of medical futility. The hearing in Room 103 of the Middlesex County Courthouse Room was attended by local hospital physicians and ethicists, by representatives of several Jewish groups, by int ... Read on »
There have been many arguments r... by Sally N. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 7:42pm There have been many arguments regarding the impact weight makes on the development of cancer. Of course, not all people who are overweight will develop cancer. It is estimated that in the United States, one out of every two males and one out of every three females will be diagnosed with cancer in his or her lifetime. Because of the prevalenc ... Read on »
The Ultimate Guide to Winning an Argument with Your Spouse by Cory Huff Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:18pm In perfect marriages created in La-La-Land by the Queen Fairy Godfather couples never fight and never hurt each other. However, sometimes in real marriages there are fights. Sometimes those fights are started by the man, sometimes the woman. Sometimes one feels like winning these arguments. Last night was one of those nights. ... Read on »
Immunologist Responds to Wagnitz Mercury-Autism Link Argument by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:31am The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) carried an opinion piece recently by Michael Wagnitz, a chemist with years of experience in trace analysis, who argued that the brains of some deceased autistic persons showed evidence of neuroinflammation which he attributed to mercury poisoning from the vaccine preservative thimerosal. On that basis ... Read on »
Mock Appellate Arguments on Texas Advance Directives Act by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 31 Oct 2008 8:04am Upcoming in the next few days are two separate mock appellate arguments to analyze the constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directives Act. First, in San Antonio, Texas, Douglas G. Deffenbaugh and Lisette C. Lange, father-and-daughter founding partners of San Antonio firm Deffenbaugh & Lange, will make presentations about the Texas Advance D ... Read on »