MASSDEVICE ON CALL — GOP moves against public opinion to de-fund healthcare reform. Most Americans would disapprove of efforts by Congress to take away funding from healthcare reform programs, a new poll found Wednesday, reports The Hill. Chairman of the House Appropriations health subcommittee Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) introduced an amendment to the Republican spending bill that would defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to the continuing resolution to keep the federal government financed through the end of September, according to The Hill.
Meanwhile, Tea Partiers are calling for blood.
Researchers accidentally cure baldness — in mice. Scientists at UCLA, and the Veterans Administration fortuitously happened upon a potential treatment for hair loss while researching stress hormones in mice. They published their findings in PLoS.
Crib-caused deaths higher than expected. Data to be published today in the journal Pediatrics reveals the alarming frequency of injuries to babies who have been placed in cribs, playpens or bassinets, writes The Washington Post.
Group tells FDA to ban caramel color. The Center for Science in the Public Interest wants to FDA to ban caramel coloring, which is common in soda drinks.