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Superbug Kills 29,000 a Year

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped a bombshell Wednesday, releasing a study that said 29,000 deaths were associated with the gut-dwelling super bug Clostridium difficile. The new study concluded that one out of every nine patients aged 65 or older who contracted the bacterium at a medical facility died within 30 days of […]

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U.S. Government Figures Out That Eggs Are OK for You

Written by Gary North on February 18, 2015

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Remember the warnings against cholesterol — all cholesterol?  “Don’t eat eggs.” I never took that warning seriously. I have eaten at least two eggs a day for 50 years. Usually more like four. Well, it turns out that the government was wrong.  Sorry about that. Foods high in cholesterol may not be bad for your […]

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Robots Deliver Hospital Food

Written by Gary North on February 13, 2015

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Everyone complains about hospital food. That’s before they see what each meal cost them. Now, to save money, the University of California’s hospital has assigned to robots the task of delivering this food. It does no good to complain to a robot about the lack of nutrition or taste. This is the wave of the […]

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The FDA Protects Big Pharma

Written by Robert Murphy on January 9, 2015

The FDA approves very dangerous drugs and then doesn’t respond when later evidence documents the risks. For the rest of my post, let me quote from a 2005 interview of Dr. David Graham, then a 20-year FDA employee. He had led a study showing that Vioxx was extremely dangerous (perhaps causing 60,000 fatalities), and claims […]

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Oldsters Overwhelm Britain’s Socialized Medicine: The Inevitable Begins

Posted on January 7, 2015

There are grave doubts over the National Health Service’s capacity to cope with ever-growing demand this winter after emergency departments recorded their worst week in a decade, and more than a dozen hospitals were forced to implement “major incident” emergency plans. Despite mild weather and without a serious outbreak of seasonal illness, this week at […]

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Back-Lit E-Readers Are Bad for Our Sleep

Posted on December 23, 2014

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If you curl up under the duvet with an e-book for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned. A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep. They found it took longer to nod off with a back-lit e-reader, […]

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