Daily Rounds: Did Roberts Flip? Fighting For The 'T' Word; Stem Cells For Fido; Seeking A Libido Fix

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After Ruling, Roberts Makes Getaway From the Scorn (The New York Times) — "The dissatisfaction of conservatives grew as they studied the decision and found clues that the chief justice might initially have been in the majority to strike down the law, only to switch sides. A report from CBS News on Sunday that he had changed his mind added to the anger."

Health care Ruling Turns Tax Into A Four Letter Word (The Note — ABC News) — "GOPers want to use the “T” word (that’s “tax”) but only when it comes to Obamacare, not when it comes to Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care plan."

Firms Developing Stem Cell Therapy For Ailing Pets (The Boston Globe) — "Banking on devoted pet owners such as Klein, entrepreneurs have built a flourishing market of veterinary treatments that include pet massage, acupuncture, and pricey stem cell treatments. Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have recently formed a company to break into the small but growing pet stem cell market."

More Women Look Over The Counter For A Libido Fix (The New York Times) — "How well these products work is unclear. The industry is unregulated, and there have been hardly any clinical trials. In a randomized study reported in 2010 in The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, women using Zestra oil reported significantly more desire, arousal and satisfaction than those given a placebo. K-Y claims that 70 percent of women in a survey agreed that its Intense gel increased arousal, orgasmic intensity, satisfaction and pleasure, but the research has not been published in a medical journal. Erin Drought, a 28-year-old information technology consultant in Edmonton, Alberta, who says her sex drive evaporated after she began taking medicine for bipolar disorder, stumbled on Zestra in a grocery store and tried it on a whim. She did not tell her husband because “I didn’t want to get his hopes up.” But for whatever reason, she said, it worked. “It was like a light switch,” she said. “It was almost like the time I got my new pair of glasses and I could finally see things from far away. It was like, ‘Wow, this is what it feels like to see.’ ” Many of the arousal products use “peppermint oil or some variation; the idea is to make you tingly,” said Bat Sheva Marcus, clinical director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality in Manhattan and Purchase, N.Y. “Some people find it burns, some find it really arousing, or nothing.”

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