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Author: Jonathan Kantrowitz

The proposed budget is a fiscally irresponsible and mean-spirited farce

by Jonathan Pelto from Wait, What There are times when an elected official is faced with a choice between doing what is right and doing what is politically expedient in an effort to get along to go
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Large reductions in prison population can be made without endangering public safety

Source: INDIANA UNIVERSITY A paper published in the journal Criminology & Public Policy addresses one of the most important crime policy questions in America: Can prison populations be reduced without
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Bisphenol A (BPA) harms embryos during implantation and pregnancy for couples seeking in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Source:University of Missouri-Columbia Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as water bottles, metal food and beverage containers, and
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Doctors call for sweeping single-payer reform with detailed proposal signed by over 2,200 doctors nationwide

Source: PHYSICIANS FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM In a dramatic show of physician support for deeper health reform – and for making a decisive break with the private insurance model of financing
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My reactions to Senator Chris Murphy set of recommendations for improvement of Bridgeport’s transportation system

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today released his Bridgeport-focused “Fed Up” report. The report identifies the specific trouble areas for Bridgeport’s commuters and proposes a set of recommendations
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Toxic Chemicals in Wide Range of Household Products

Source: The Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut Newly disclosed information shows toxic hormone-disrupting chemicals are used in a broader range of household products than previously known.
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Chemicals in personal care products used during pregnancy linked to adverse effects in newborns

A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns. “The study
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Right problem, wrong solution

A group called StandUp has identified a real problem: If you sat at a roulette table today and placed a five-dollar bill on red, you would have a 47.37 percent chance of winning that bet. The inverse
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Budgets Proposals Fail To Support Children and Families – Republican’s The Best of a Bad Bunch!

Source: Connecticut Voices for Children Following hundreds of millions of dollars of cuts to health, human services and education to close a billion dollar budget hole in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16),
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Latest Health Research

Diet Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of heart attacks & strokes in heart patients 3 days ago A “Mediterranean” diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a
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