The National Institutes of Health asked them to compare the health of Americans to people in Canada, Australia, Japan and 13 European countries including Britain, France, Portugal, Italy and Germany. Americans did worse in nine areas: infant mortality; injury and homicide rates; teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; the AIDS virus; drug abuse; obesity and diabetes; heart disease; lung disease; and disabilities.
The U.S. lottery jackpot hit a record high this week, sending scores of people to their local lotto stops to purchase tickets. Numbers released on Thursday revealed that more kids than ever are being diagnosed with autism. The U.S. Supreme Court heard three days of oral argument on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care plan.
Obama has endured a ton of criticism in his presidency. While I proudly voted for him in 2008, I will freely admit that I feel he's dropped the ball on important issues. That said, today is his birthday, and I'd like to take a moment to point out some of the great things he has done in the last 2.5 years.
After last Tuesday’s midterm election votes were tallied, Republicans gained control of the House. Dems still control the Senate, but the right has certainly swept in and gained an enormous (and not unexpected) amount of clout on Capitol Hill. What does this mean for the next two years?
This Sunday marked a turn in history far more epic then my Sunday's fate (which was spent spiraling out of love with Midterms). Yes, far away in Washington, the House finally voted to provide medical coverage to millions of uninsured Americans! And much like any decision out of D.C., this one has some major dispute.
This week's Weekly Ten, Why Canada Deserves Silver, stirred up quite the controversy yesterday. Seriously, I didn't see this much hate on CollegeCandy since one writer expressed her disdain for Taylor Swift. And rightfully so. Yes it was meant to be a joke, but we in Canada aren't entirely laughing with you.
As you may or may not know, there's a lot going down in Washington right now in regards to our health and bodies. Not only is there major debate about Obama's health care plan, but Capitol Hill has been buzzin' about Botox. Namely, the idea to put a tax (nicknamed "Bo-tax") on it and other cosmetic surgeries.
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