The Daily 202: Trump’s health care ultimatum is straight out of ‘The Art of the Deal.’ It just might work. – The Washington Post

Donald Trump walks out of the White House to meet with truckers and CEOs on the South Lawn yesterday. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: If you read Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal,” substituting “conservatives” for “contractors,” the president’s ultimatum to House Republicans on health care is not […]

Tom Price Says States Should Decide on Vaccines

All Americans should have access to measles. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The realities of public health, much like those of climate change, bedevil American conservatism. It does this in a few different ways. One is that the logic of markets is ill-suited to the provision of health care. Medical treatment is not an ordinary good. […]

Ask Well: Does Skipping Breakfast Cause Weight Gain? – The New York Times

Continental breakfast is served at Hey Jupiter, a cafe in Adelaide, Australia.Credit David Maurice Smith for The New York Times Q Does skipping breakfast cause weight gain? When I was younger, my mother said that if I don’t eat breakfast then I’ll “train” my metabolism to slow down, thus leading to weight gain and associated […]

How Brain Scientists Forgot That Brains Have Owners – The Atlantic

Google Microdata Mobile only ad Article “Cover” Five neuroscientists argue that fancy new technologies have led the field astray. Google Metadata A rat’s brain activity is recorded by sensors connected to its head. Reuters It’s a good time to be interested in the brain. Neuroscientists can now turn neurons on or off with just a […]

‘Is that not correct?’: Male GOP lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage – The Washington Post

During a March 9 debate on GOP plans to revise Obamacare, Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) questioned why men are required to pay for prenatal care as part of essential care required by the Affordable Care Act. (NARAL/House Energy and Commerce Committee) In the 27 hours the House Energy and Commerce Committee spent debating Republicans’ Obamacare […]