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Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 27, 2012

San Francisco transportation officials said workers repairing an escalator had to call in a hazardous materials team to remove human excrement.

Bay Area Rapid Transportation officials said a crew pulled apart a broken escalator at the Civic Center Station and discovered such a high volume of human fecal matter that a hazardous materials team had to be called in to remove it, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. Officials said human excrement is a frequent cause of malfunction for BART escalators. They said homeless people will often use the stairwells for sleeping or relieving themselves once the stations close.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 20, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday told a Jacksonville, Fla., audience Mitt Romney's plans to roll back healthcare reform will cost them big time.

In the first day of a two-day campaign swing, Obama talked up differences between himself and his presumptive Republican challenger, especially in the healthcare arena. "He plans to roll back healthcare reform, forcing more than 200,000 Floridians to pay more for their prescription drugs," Obama said. "He plans to turn Medicare into a voucher program.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 20, 2012

Voters in California could soon decide to make the state the first in the country to require labels identifying genetically engineered foods.

Proposition 37 on the November ballot has seen the natural food industry and activists on one side and multinational companies, including PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Kellogg, on the other already raising nearly $4 million combined for campaigns to sway voters one way or the other on genetically modified, or GMO, food products. The outcome in California could have nationwide impacts, as experts say an estimated 70 percent to 80 percent of processed foods sold in supermarkets could fall under a labeling requirement.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 18, 2012

Charges were unsealed in New York Tuesday against 48 suspects accused of diverting hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid prescription drugs.

The U.S. Justice Department said the fraud cost Medicaid more than an estimated $500 million in reimbursements for pills diverted into the second-hand black market. Thirty-four suspects were arrested Tuesday morning. Fifteen defendants were taken into custody in New York and New Jersey, and one defendant from the area was expected to surrender. The 16 defendants were scheduled to appeal before a U.S. magistrate in New York.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 17, 2012

A Virginia woman is suing her former employer who she alleges told to get an abortion or lose her waitressing job.

Abigail Shomo had been working as a waitress at the Mi Puerto restaurants in Radford and Fairlawn for four months before she got pregnant in 2010 and her boss allegedly gave her the ultimatum, The Roanoke Times reported Monday. Shomo decided to keep her baby, not her job, and sued Leopoldo Florez Aguirre Sr., the president of the company that owns the two restaurants, in Roanoke's federal court.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 17, 2012

U.S. health officials said they have begun a publicity campaign to combat obstacles to HIV prevention, complacency and the stigma associated with the infection.

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the Let's Stop HIV Together - a national communication campaign including local and national advertising, social media, online and outdoor advertisements - gives voice to Americans living with HIV and to their loved ones. "In the fight against HIV, stigma and complacency are among our most insidious opponents," Dr. Kevin Fenton, of CDC said in a statement.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 9, 2012

Although marijuana is best known for bringing on the "munchies," researchers in Britain found two marijuana compounds act together as an appetite suppressant.

Dr. Steph Wright, director of research and development at GW Pharmaceuticals, said four Phase 2 clinical trials will have results by the end of the year that might help develop a drug used to treat patients suffering from "metabolic syndrome" - a risk factor for heart disease, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 9, 2012

U.S. food products are required to label any food containing egg as an ingredient, but eggs can be hidden in a variety of foods, a food expert warns.

"Keep in mind there are also some hidden sources of egg which can possibly include: the foam on the top of coffee or bar drinks, some egg substitutes, most commercially processed cooked pastas, including those used in prepared foods such as canned soup," said Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of supermarketguru.com.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 5, 2012

Brown widow spiders are making themselves at home in Southern California, researchers say.

The spiders, which were first spotted in North America in 1935, didn't arrive in Southern California until 2003. They now outnumber the native black widow in some parts of the region, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. "The brown widow is really taking over," Richard Vetter, a staff research associate at the University of California, Riverside, told the newspaper.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

June 22, 2012

The American Medical Association voted at its meeting in Chicago in favor of taxing soda and beverages with added sweeteners to fight obesity and diabetes.

Dr. Alexander Ding, an AMA board member, said numerous studies have shown intake of sugar-sweetened beverages has been strongly and consistency associated with increased body weight and a number of health conditions such as type 2 diabetes. "Where taxes are implemented on sugar-sweetened beverages, using revenue for anti-obesity programs and educational campaigns explaining the adverse effects of excessive consumption of these beverages will help to reduce the consumption of these caloric beverages and improve public health," Ding said in a statement.

      
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