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Photo: Philip Laurell/Getty Images New Yorkers have long bemoaned their city being overrun by bland office towers and chain stores: Soon, it seems, every corner will either be a bank, a Walgreens, or a Starbucks. And there is indeed evidence that all cities are starting to look the same, which can hurt local growth and wages. […]

The Hidden Costs of Ugliness


‘A way to naturally regrow damaged teeth has been discovered by scientists in a breakthrough that could significantly reduce the need for fillings. Researchers at King’s College London (KCL) found that a drug designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease was able to stimulate the tooth to create new dentine capable of […]

Damaged teeth can be regrown naturally using an Alzheimer’s drug, ...


“They’re doing so in ways that shortchange taxpayers.” “Concerns about the inner workings of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been mounting in recent months amid disclosures of cozy corporate alliances. Now a group of more than a dozen senior scientists have reportedly lodged an ethics […]

The CDC is being influenced by corporate and political interests



“Scientists have discovered that a protein in wheat triggers the inflammation of chronic health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and also contributes towards the development of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity.”   “With past studies commonly focusing on gluten and its impact on digestive health, this new research, […]

New study links protein in wheat to the inflammation of ...





“These are the 50 hospitals in the United States with the highest markup of prices over their actual costs. That means that they are charging out-of-network patients and the uninsured, as well as auto and workers’ compensation insurers, more than 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare, according to new […]

The top 50 hospitals that gouge patients the most


These results, which the study authors call “striking,” add to the growing body of evidence that no- and low-calorie sweeteners may come with health concerns. Though scientists are still puzzling through the mechanisms by which diet soda seems to have the unintended consequence of weight gain, they have some ideas. […]

Diet Soda and Weight Gain: It’s Not Your Imagination


Hospitals across the United States are throwing away less-than-perfect organs and denying the sickest people lifesaving transplants out of fear that poor surgical outcomes will result in a federal crackdown… …As a result, thousands of patients are losing the chance at surgeries that could significantly prolong their lives, and the altruism of […]

Hospitals Discarding Organs & Denying Transplants to Meet Federal Standards



“Criminal investigations into the Environmental Protection Agency’s disastrous handling of its Gold King Mine spill are under way. This is a laudable step toward accountability for the agency, which for one year has avoided accountability for conduct that would in all likelihood have resulted in criminal prosecution had the acts […]

EPA May Finally Be Held Accountable for Mine Spill


“Most scholars and analysts conclude that, particularly when fully accounting for the various government subsidies for individual insurance coverage, the ACA significantly increased individual market premiums.” Source: Overwhelming Evidence That Obamacare Caused Premiums To Increase Substantially

Overwhelming Evidence That Obamacare Caused Premiums To Increase Substantially


“The more money doctors receive from drug and medical device companies, the more brand-name drugs they tend to prescribe, a new ProPublica analysis shows…” “ProPublica has compiled the disclosed payments from pharmaceutical companies to doctors and other health care providers.  Pharmaceutical companies have paid out 3.49 billion dollars in disclosed […]

Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Take Company Cash Tend to ...



“A review of 50 years of evidence concluded that eating unrestricted amounts of fat was healthier than any other type of diet, when it is done in the right way.” “Scientists last night claimed that the ballooning obesity crisis—which for decades has been blamed on people eating too much fat—may […]

High-fat diets are best: “significantly reduces the risk of breast ...


“Recalls of cars with the faulty Japanese airbags affect one in eight vehicles nationwide, a report from Kelley Blue Book found. The recall thus far has affected some 32 million vehicles from dozens of car brands, including major players Toyota, Honda, Nissan, General Motors, Mitsubishi and Ford, the report found. […]

Report: Recall of dangerous air bags affects 1 in 8 ...


“Not only do Medicaid and Medicare provide inadequate care, but they have also set up perverse incentives which further diminish quality of care and increase costs for all patients…” “So while the US government dithers and then makes the problem worse, here are six ways apps are helping low-income Americans […]

Apps Are Doing What Government Can’t to Help Low-Income Americans ...









“A new study has found that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed. This raises questions about how this renowned cavity-fighter really works…” Continue reading: Fluoride: CDC Now Warns Against Consumption by Infants

Fluoride: CDC Now Warns Against Consumption by Infants



“The business model of healthcare is about to change dramatically, and Big Pharma needs to do something to maintain their profits. Unfortunately, they seem to have chosen the path of regulating the competition out of existence, rather than competing and innovating.” http://techdirt.com/articles/20110324/02181913605/fda-suddenly-bans-drugs-that-have-been-market-decades.shtml

FDA Suddenly Bans Drugs That Have Been On The Market ...