The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $175,000 on an anti-obesity study that involves taking pictures of food before obese people consume it.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made $2.4 million in Medicare Parts A and B payments after beneficiaries died, according to an audit from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $400,000 on a study tracking the eye movements of Latinos and their children at grocery stores in a bid to fight obesity.
A controversial new art exhibit at the Guggenheim that staged two pit bulls about to fight each other was funded by the taxpayers.
The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $700,000 for a study that will pay obese teenagers to not eat as much.
The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $200,000 on a study that seeks to improve older women’s sex lives through mindfulness meditation.
If Congress were to cut unnecessary and wasteful spending in the federal government, it could balance the budget in three years based on recommendations by Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonpartisan organization.
The New York Police Department will replace 36,000 cell phones with brand new iPhones by the end of the year despite the fact that a number of the phones are less than two years old.
An estimated $72 million in Medicaid payments were made to potentially ineligible beneficiaries in Kentucky, according to an audit from the agency’s inspector general.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $400,000 studying whether gender norms of masculinity and femininity lead LGBTQ individuals to drink too much.