Scientists build 'off switch' for brain

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INDEPENDENT) — Scientists have developed an “off-switch” for the brain to effectively shut down neural activity using light pulses. In 2005, Stanford scientist Karl Deisseroth discovered how to more…

GOP leader throws in towel on Obamacare repeal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Walla Walla Union Bulletin) With the news this week that more than 600,000 Washington residents have acquired new health care plans through the state exchange, U.S. Rep. Cathy more…

Deadly Middle East virus spreads to Egypt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Egyptian authorities have detected the first case of a dangerous SARS-like virus in the country, the state news agency said Saturday. MENA said a 27-year-old civil more…

Ebola virus shows no sign of slowing

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) Last week, officials in Guinea expressed optimism. The outbreak of Ebola that had spread into Liberia and beyond appeared to be waning. The number of deaths, more…

Is the nuclear family becoming irrelevant?

by Drew Zahn -- [caption id="attachment_768521" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Tim Sisarich of "Irreplaceable""][/caption] Tim Sisarich, executive director of Focus on the Family New Zealand, purposely left his family at home to tour the more…

China threatens women who have 'illegal' children

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The Population Research Institute, an organization dedicated to showing the planet is not threatened by the world's population, has posted a series of images online that demonstrate how more…

Medicare-ambulance charges reek of fraud

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg News) The patient smoked cigarettes in the passenger seat of the ambulance every week, chatting with the driver while taxpayers foot the $1,000 bill to drive him more…

CDC: 1 in 13 kids take psych meds

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- According to a new health study, some 7.5 percent of children ages 6 to 17 are being prescribed psych meds for emotional or behavioral more…