Third grader Bryce Rees, 7, watches the education speech given by President Barack Obama, at Sequoia Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — There may be a lesson plan for grown-ups in the contrived controversy about Barack Obama's back-to-school pep talk to students. It would be to do your homework, just as the president told the pupils.
That way, the people who protested the Obama speech before they knew what was in it would have realized there is nothing unusual about a president appearing at a public school as the classroom year begins. The previous three Republicans have and there wasn't any stir, aside from some Democratic nitpicking about White House expenses, proving that neither party has a monopoly on pettiness. It was routine. As, in the end, Obama's Tuesday talk was.
I heard the speech in question, and I thought it was very inspiring and not at all controversial. He mainly said stay in school and wash your hands.
Charles Dharapak/Associated Press A meeting on health care reform in Reston, Va.
In his speech to Congress on Wednesday night, President Obama will press his case for major health care legislation, not just with lawmakers in the audience, but also with a deeply wary public watching at home.
And while Mr. Obama will probably talk in clear, plain-spoken terms, decoding his remarks and the reaction he gets will require both a careful ear and a keen eye. Here are some of the main things to listen and look for:
This will be an important speech, I’m sure we’ll see blogs about it tomorrow. Meanwhile, this is a good prep for those who will be listening to Obama, something I always try to do. But then, I like the guy, so it’s a pleasure to see him work.
Levels of ADHD have been rising
US researchers have pinned down new differences in the brain chemistry of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
They found ADHD patients lack key proteins which allow them to experience a sense of reward and motivation.
The Brookhaven National Laboratory study appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Very interesting study which may help explain some of the mysteries of ADHD. I have known a few kids with this condition, and in their cases, treatment with medication was a tremendous success, although I understand that is not always the case.
(CBS/ AP) Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control said that most people who come down with the 2009 H1N1 flu virus should just ride it out and not take antiviral medications like Tamiflu and Relenza, reports CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook.
"The majority of adolescents and adults and children can be cared for with mom's chicken soup at home, rest, and lots of fluids," said Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC.
Like I keep asking, if you are not supposed to leave the house once you get the flu, how the heck are you supposed to receive the antivirals?
Boston (DbTechNo) - The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) have launched a new food safety registry aimed at reducing the number of illnesses because of bad products.
This action was in direct response to a law passed in 2007 after Congress criticized the FDA for the way in which they were handling certain situations relating to food related sickness outbreaks.
The main idea is to speed up the flow of information on bad food products, let us hope this adds more safety to our food supply, directly impacting our health.
Sep 09 2009, 03:14 AM