Children, Family, Healthcare

Why is paid paternity leave considered a luxury?

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The United States is still not on the world map when it comes to paternity leave laws. A 2014 International Labor Organization parental leave report shows that 70 countries have national paternity leave entitlement laws (most of which provide paid leave), while the United States leaves it up to private enterprise, with no federal law mandating leave for new fathers. In hopes of bringing us in line with the rest of the developed world, more and more men are suing their employers, demanding paid time off to take care of their families.

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Business, Consumer Protection, Healthcare, News, Safety

‘Female Viagra’: A lawsuit waiting to happen?

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Not only might Addyi not work as intended for many women, but the drug might also be dangerous, as it is strongly contraindicated with alcohol. Side effects from this interaction may include a drop in blood pressure and fainting. Since for many women a romantic evening and a glass of wine go hand in hand, this risk could pose a real problem for patients who want the benefits of flibanserin but don’t want to give up alcohol indefinitely. But what happens if you take Addyi—or any other pharmaceutical drug—and have an adverse reaction? Can you sue your doctor or the FDA? What do you need to make a solid case? We spoke to attorney Mark L. Taylor at Powers Taylor in Dallas, Texas, to find out.

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Business, Government & Politics, Healthcare, Money, Rights

Sick people at work: A national epidemic

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Everyone gets sick now and again. But not everybody gets to be sick without having to come into work, potentially making themselves sicker and spreading contagion to unsuspecting co-workers.

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Freedom, Government & Politics, Healthcare, News, Real Estate, Rights

Should you be able to smoke in your own home?


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is planning to give $9,000 to each of four health advocacy groups willing to work with landlords and developers on banning smoking within their buildings. Is this idea a step in the right direction for public health? Or another instance of bureaucrats telling adults what they can and cannot do?

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Crime & Lawsuits, Divorce, Healthcare

10 STD laws you should know about


Can you go to jail for giving someone an STD, even if you didn’t know you had it?

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Government & Politics, Healthcare, Tips & How-To

Top 5 things the Social Security Administration wants to know about your disability


How Disability Determination Services will determine if you meet the definition of “disabled” and qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

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Consumer Protection, Healthcare, Money, Safety, Tips & How-To

The rise of medical tourism and why it’s bad news for patients


There are noticeably higher complication rates, even death, in those who’ve chosen to go under the knife across US borders. The wrong decision could save you money, but end up costing you your life.

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Entertainment, Family, Healthcare, Safety, Tips & How-To

‘Botched’ doctor on the ethics of extreme plastic surgery

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Dr. Paul Nassif of E! Entertainment Network’s “Botched” talks to Real Self and Avvo about the ethics of extreme plastic surgery.

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Government & Politics, Healthcare, News

From abortion to ‘Obamacare,’ how the new Congress is attacking Obama

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In their first month, legislators have begun tackling legislation, and Obama, on key issues that will affect Americans.

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Consumer Protection, Crime & Lawsuits, Healthcare, Safety

6 weight loss crazes that ended in lawsuits

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Top 6 weight-loss trends that ended in false advertising or consumer harm rulings. Sensa, Bowflex, Ab Belts, Shape Ups footwear and more.

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