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News regarding healthy living.


Mandatory Depression Screening is A Depressing Thought

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 8, 2016     Mandatory Depression Screening is A Depressing Thought   The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to pay for the screening. Basic economics, as well as the Obamacare […]

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Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup

A “Probable Carcinogen,” Monsanto’s Glyphosate Most Heavily Used Weed-Killer Ever

By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams February 4, 2016   A “Probable Carcinogen,” Monsanto’s Glyphosate Most Heavily Used Weed-Killer Ever Author of new report says growth in its use ‘will likely contribute to a host of adverse environmental and public health consequences’     Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, is now the most heavily used […]


Walmart Ordered To Pay $31 Million For Retaliating Against Pharmacist Whistleblower 1

By Chris Morran Consumerist January 29, 2016   Walmart Ordered To Pay $31 Million For Retaliating Against Pharmacist Whistleblower     A federal jury in New Hampshire has slapped the nation’s largest retailer with more than $31 million in penalties for unlawful retaliation and gender bias against a former pharmacist who blew the whistle on […]

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Health Insurer Centene Misplaces Hard Drives Containing Personal Info For 950,000 Clients

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist January 27, 2016   Health Insurer Centene Misplaces Hard Drives Containing Personal Info For 950,000 Clients     Last year, several major U.S.-based health insurance companies were hit with data breaches that put millions of consumers’ private information at risk. The trend continued this week, with nearly a million health records going missing […]


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Doctors Sound Alarm as State of Emergency Declared over CA Gas Leak: Leave Now

By Claire Bernish The Anti-Media January 7, 2016   Doctors Sound Alarm as State of Emergency Declared over CA Gas Leak: Leave Now     Los Angeles, CA — California Governor Jerry Brown finally declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, concerning the ongoing, currently unstoppable methane gas leak spewing from Aliso Canyon that has […]


Why (and How) to Know the Origin of Your Meat

By Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper December 30, 2015   Why (and How) to Know the Origin of Your Meat     As often occurs, members of Congress snuck some crusty little barnacles onto the budget bill that would have been hard to pass on their own. One of those was repealing the law that […]

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Farm Animals Can Get Over-The-Counter Antibiotics That Humans Need A Prescription For

By Chris Morran Consumerist December 20, 2015   Farm Animals Can Get Over-The-Counter Antibiotics That Humans Need A Prescription For   (Adam Fagen)   If you get sick and need an antibiotic, you’ll also need a prescription because these medically important drugs shouldn’t be used willy-nilly. But if you’re a cow, pig, chicken, or fish, […]


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FDA’s Voluntary Guidance Failing To Curb Antibiotic Overuse In Farm Animals

By Chris Morran Consumerist December 11, 2015   FDA’s Voluntary Guidance Failing To Curb Antibiotic Overuse In Farm Animals     Two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration — after decades of delay — paid lip service to the idea of reducing the use of medically important antibiotics for growth-promotion in farm animals, by […]


VA admits: ‘Accountability’ doesn’t mean firing anyone

By Against Crony Capitalism December 9, 2015   VA admits: ‘Accountability’ doesn’t mean firing anyone     If there is anything, anything in the world which should serve as a warning against ever going down the socialized medicine route in this country it is the VA system, which is a form of socialized medicine. For […]

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The two hours each day astronauts spend exercising when in orbit doesn't stop the deterioration of their bodies, but it slows it down, says Robert Thirsk. (CBC) < /hr>

Space flight speeds aging effect on astronauts’ arteries

By CBC News CBC News December 5, 2015   Space flight speeds aging effect on astronauts’ arteries Researchers to study astronauts’ arteries while they’re in space and for up to 12 months afterward   Astronauts who return from space show stiffer arteries and insulin resistance, conditions that mimic a fast-forward version of age-related health problems here […]


The Post-Antibiotic Era is Finally Upon Us

By Joshua Krause Ready Nutrition December 1, 2015   The Post-Antibiotic Era is Finally Upon Us   Antibiotics have rightfully earned their place as one of the most important medical advances of the 20th century. Many of you reading this are alive today because of antibiotics, as are many of your parents and grandparents. It’s […]

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Is Your Thanksgiving Turkey On Drugs?

By Chris Morran Consumerist November 21, 2015     We’ve written before about the overuse of antibiotics in turkeys and how it contributes to the development of drug-resistant bacteria, and some companies have pledged to cut down on the amount of unnecessary antibiotics they feed to their birds. But was the turkey you’re planning to […]


In major blow to Obamacare UnitedHealth looks to leave the system

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism November 20, 2015   In major blow to Obamacare UnitedHealth looks to leave the system     Obamacare has been collapsing for a while. Actually pretty much since it started. A bunch of the state co-ops are dead. More are readying themselves for the grave. And now even the […]

Shocking that such a simple system is failing so badly.