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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

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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“Dr. Gort Will See You Now.”

Posted on December 16, 2014

. . . look at the future of the general practitioner of medicine. This is considered the epitome of the high-skilled, secure, remunerative job. Four years of college! Four years of medical school! Internship! Residency! Government-protected cartel membership! And yet, this profession is going the way of the dodo bird. To understand why, the first […]

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Skinny Mice Eat Only 9 to 5

Posted on December 4, 2014

Eating only within an eight-hour window each day could help you shed weight, a study has found. Limiting the times you eat could reverse obesity and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And it doesn’t even matter whether you have fatty or sugary foods. The eight-hour limit seems to undo the harm done […]

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Brown Fat (Skinny Mice); White Fat (Fat Mice).

Posted on December 4, 2014

Researchers in China believe they have found the dieting Holy Grail in a native plant extract that holds the key to burning fat without having to exercise – but it might not be entirely safe. Berberine is a bitter-tasting plant alkaloid that has a long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. . […]

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Tablets and Nearsighted Kids

Written by Gary North on December 3, 2014

In 1968, I was treated by an optometrist who said that nearsightedness is learned. He was regarded as a crank. He said that kids should take breaks from reading. They should spend more time outdoors. He was regarded as a crank. He prescribed corrective lenses for me at age 26 that focused only at two […]

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My Night in the Hospital

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2014

Men go to the hospital for treatment for one of three reasons: pain, fear, or a nagging wife. I went because of pain. Then fear showed up. I have checked into a hospital for an illness for an overnight stay only three times in my adult life. Once was in 1961, when the city of […]

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