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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 […]


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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 […]


Another VA Headache: Privacy Violations Rising at Veterans’ Medical Facilities

By Annie Waldman and Charles Ornstein ProPublica December 30, 2015   Another VA Headache: Privacy Violations Rising at Veterans’ Medical Facilities Deceased vets’ data has been sent to the wrong widows. Employees have snooped on the records of patients who’ve committed suicide. And whistleblowers say their own medical privacy has been violated. In response, the […]

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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 […]


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 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>

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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 […]


For WHO, Red Meat Is a Red Herring

By Yuri N. Maltsev Mises.org November 6, 2015   For WHO, Red Meat Is a Red Herring   Our booming green-industrial complex built up by administrations of both parties in the US is effectively using the United Nations, its thirty two “sister” institutions — such as the World Bank, UNESCO, and numerous “tribunals” — and hundreds […]

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EPA May Finally Ban Toxic Pesticide For Food Use

By Chris Morran Consumerist November 2, 2015   EPA May Finally Ban Toxic Pesticide For Food Use     A federal agency entrusted with protecting the health of Americans has finally gotten around to doing the job it’s paid to do by taxpayers. And once again, the only reason this agency is doing anything is because […]


2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto’s Roundup sprayed on America’s farmland 1

By Phil Pepin Natural News October 27, 2015   2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto’s Roundup sprayed on America’s farmland   A shocking statistic was found in a report from the U.S. Geological Survey, a study of pesticide and herbicide use from 1992 to 2012. During the two decades, an estimated 2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based […]

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Elephants’ low cancer risk may hold prevention lessons for humans

By CBC News CBC News Oct 08, 2015 12:21 PM ET   Elephants’ low cancer risk may hold prevention lessons for humans Larger animals with longer life spans may develop lower rates of the disease     Lumbering elephants have so many cells but get few cancers, says a doctor who investigated rates of the disease in different mammals. Compared […]

The cancer mortality rate for captive elephants was found to be less than five per cent, compared with at least double that in humans, according to researchers reporting their findings in JAMA. (Holger Hollemann/dpa/Associated Press)

Prescription Price Sticker Shock Is Now A Common Consumer Ailment

By Laura Northrup Consumerist August 13, 2015   Prescription Price Sticker Shock Is Now A Common Consumer Ailment   (Adam Gerard)   Maybe this has happened to you: you’re at the pharmacy, picking up a refill of a prescription that you or a family member have been taking for a long time. It’s a routine […]

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