The Unknown Nature of Zika
The Zika Virus is largely unstudied, which is concerning given its rise in relevance in Latin American countries. The effects on fetuses are some are the larger concerns, as it can cause major birth defects in babies. Should women be allowed to abort their unborn child if they feel like they cannot deal with the defect caused by Zika?
Defund Planned Parenthood: Decent or Deception?
Last Friday, the House of Representatives, largely led by Republicans, passed a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood. This means that Planned Parenthood would no longer be able to receive funding from the government. Though the bill is expected to die in the Senate, house Republicans are considering forcing a government shutdown over the issue.
The NFL's Concussion Controversy
The NFL has definitely taken some hard knocks lately. One of these issues that the League has struggled with over the last decade is controversy over the brain damage that can be caused by repeated concussions. Studies tend to show that repeated concussions (and sometimes repeated sub-concussive blows to the head) can potentially result in … Continue reading "The NFL’s Concussion Controversy"
Ethical Dilemma: Iran's "Signing Bonus"
There has been much debate recently over the potential Iran nuclear deal. The US and Iran have a long and complicated history and this diplomatic move is certainly a continuation of this. For more info on the deal itself and the potential benefits and consequences, take a look at this Prindle Post article on the subject. … Continue reading "Ethical Dilemma: Iran’s “Signing Bonus”"
Depressed about Zoloft?
Pfizer, a drug-making company that manufactures many well-known and commonly used drugs such as Lyrica, Viagra, Lipitor, and Zoloft in court over the controversy stemming from the drug Zoloft. It is a drug designed to treat depression, which costs an estimated $30.4 billion a year and debilitates 17.5 million Americans with feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing, … Continue reading "Depressed about Zoloft?"
Adderall Aftermath: The Implications of James Stewart’s Supercross Ban
The motorcycle racing community was in uproar for months following the decision handed down by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme/International Motorcycle Federation) to ban pro Supercross/Motocross racer James Stewart for one year for an anti-doping violation. Stewart tested positive for amphetamines at the Seattle Supercross last June. It was later determined that these came … Continue reading "Adderall Aftermath: The Implications of James Stewart’s Supercross Ban"
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act
State Senate Bill 101, recently signed into law by Indiana Governor Mike Pence, has not just Indiana, but the entire nation up in arms. Also known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, it proposes to equally protect everyone’s religious beliefs. Supporters have compared it to a bill that grounded a ruling which allowed a Muslim … Continue reading "Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act"