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Redefining ‘Success’ in the Age of Donald Trump

American culture is obsessed with celebrity, money and excess at the expense of ourselves and those around us. What if we defined success in terms of Gross National Happiness?

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE



Big Pharma Sells Risky Meds We Don’t Need for Disorders It Made Up That We Don’t Have

Medical societies and paid drug industry researchers have loaded society up with new definitions of alleged ill health from which drug companies can profit when millions of otherwise well people are labeled as ailing.

Posted on May 27, 2016 READ MORE



Probiotic Goods Are a ‘Waste of Money’ for Healthy Adults, Research Suggests

In a review of existing studies, Danish scientists found no evidence that probiotics, which have a significant market in the U.S., change the composition of bacteria in the guts of healthy people.

Posted on May 19, 2016 READ MORE



Greenpeace: Leaked Documents Show U.S. Attempts to Weaken Environmental and Health Protections

According to the environmental organization, leaked documents from negotiations for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP—an international trade deal—reveal a legal program that would exchange national sovereignty for rule by corporations.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE



‘Only the Beginning’: Three Face Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis

Two employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and one city employee have been charged in Flint’s lead-contamination disaster.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE



Juicero: The Pulpy Silicon Valley Parody That Wasn’t

Want a shot of wheatgrass with that b.s.?

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 READ MORE



Why ‘Berniecare’ Has Legs

Achieving Medicare for all won’t be easy, and the Wall Street-backed medical industry will fight it every step of the way, but don’t count Sanders’ health care plan out just yet.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 READ MORE



Number of Victims of Female Genital Mutilation Is 70 Million Higher Than Thought

UNICEF reveals that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone ritual cutting, half of them living in just three countries.

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 READ MORE



Warming Linked to Spread of Zika Virus

Scientists believe that record average temperatures may be helping to create an environment that has led to big increases in the number of disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 READ MORE



WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared a rare “public health emergency of international concern” because of the apparent link between the Zika virus and a huge increase in serious birth defects in Central and South America.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Feb 1, 2016 ENLARGE


VIDEO: Zika Virus Could Turn Into an ‘Explosive Pandemic’

Circumstantial evidence points to Zika as the cause of a spike in babies born with brain damage and shrunken heads, known as microcephaly. It could take a decade to develop a vaccine.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Flint’s Water Crisis Is a Warning to Us All

We assume as a basic human right the easy access to clean water, and for most Americans it flows from the tap whenever we want. But as the lead contamination in Michigan shows, we’re more vulnerable than we think. 

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 READ MORE



Flint All Over Again? Lead Poisoning Scandal Strikes Ohio Town

The state’s Environmental Protection Agency has asked its federal counterpart to open a criminal investigation into what occurred in Sebring.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



Why Are Most Articles Written About Reproductive Rights Assigned to Male Journalists?

“The fact that men cover reproductive issues more than women isn’t just a matter of injustice in the newsroom; it’s a matter of injustice for their readers, and for the women whose voices won’t be heard,” Katherine Marrone of Bitch Media wrote.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Proves the Pundits Wrong

The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE



High Doses of Cocaine Can Cause the Brain to Eat Itself

Mice given high doses of the recreational drug exhibited a destructive version of a condition known as autophagy, in which brain cells digest and excrete essential parts, rather than just waste.

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Chris Hedges Explores Veganism as a Moral Choice With Activist Gary Francione

Does being vegan brand you as elitist? “Days of Revolt” host Chris Hedges and longtime animal rights activist Gary Francione discuss that question, as well as the impact of the animal agriculture industry on the ecosystem, animal suffering versus human suffering and how Whole Foods CEO John Mackey can be both vegan and anti-union.

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



President Obama, Please Come to Flint, Mich.

“Please consider this personal appeal from me and the 102,000 citizens of the city of Flint who have been poisoned—not by a mistake, not by a natural disaster, but by a governor and his administration who, to ‘cut costs,’ took over the city of Flint from its duly elected leaders, unhooked the city from its fresh water supply of Lake Huron, and then made the people drink the toxic water from the Flint River.”

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE



Commercially Driven Spike in Drug Shortages Endangers Lives

Emergency room doctors are reaching for medicines that aren’t there after drug shortages jumped more than fivefold between 2008 and 2014. And experts say drug companies are to blame.

Posted on Jan 8, 2016 READ MORE



Dear Gov. Snyder: You Have to Go to Jail

Progressive activist, Oscar-winning filmmaker and Flint, Mich., native Michael Moore is calling for the arrest of Gov. Rick Snyder for his role in creating a situation in which the water supply for an entire community has been “effectively poisoned.”

Posted on Jan 8, 2016 READ MORE



Arrest of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Urged After Contaminated-Water Scandal Implicates Top Staffers

“To poison all the children in an historic American city is no small feat.”

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE



The Consequences for Violating Patient Privacy in California? Depends Where the Hospital Is

An analysis found California officials are inconsistently enforcing a 2008 patient privacy law. Hospitals in the state’s Inland Empire rack up deficiencies while Los Angeles hospitals almost never do.

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 READ MORE



Nearly 400 Anti-Abortion Bills Were Introduced in the U.S. in 2015

A new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights also reveals that 47 bills aimed at shutting down abortion clinics or making it extremely difficult for women to obtain abortion services were passed in 2015.

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Bill Nye the Science Guy Schools Republican Presidential Candidates on Biology

In addition to being a campaigner on the issue of climate change, Bill Nye the Science Guy also has a message about abortion for the 2016 Republican presidential candidates.

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



40 Years On, the Vietnam War Continues for Victims of Agent Orange

A Vietnamese delegation is in the U.S. to support a bill that would help remedy this humanitarian crisis, which inflicts suffering on both the old and the newly born. The U.S. has a moral obligation to make this bill law.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Nov 27, 2015 ENLARGE



Chief Coca-Cola Scientist Steps Down Amid Controversy Over Obesity Research

Coca-Cola’s chief scientist and health officer has left the company after helping set up a nonprofit research group tasked with downplaying the role of sugary drinks in the obesity epidemic.

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 READ MORE



Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Limit Affordable Drugs, World Health Organization Chief Says

“If these agreements open trade yet close the door to affordable medicines, we have to ask the question: Is this really progress at all?” said Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, at a health care conference in Geneva on Thursday.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Nov 8, 2015 ENLARGE


Bacon Is a Carcinogen









Posted on Oct 28, 2015 ENLARGE



Malnutrition and ‘Victorian’ Diseases Are Soaring in England ‘Due to Food Poverty and Cuts’

Cases of malnutrition have doubled and other “Victorian” diseases are soaring in the U.K., in what campaigners say is a direct result of Tory government austerity measures.

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 READ MORE



Global Warming Will Impoverish Oceans

Rising temperatures and acidification threaten to create a hostile ocean environment that will cause a serious collapse in the food chain.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 READ MORE



Killer Care: How Medical Error Became America’s Third Leading Cause of Death

Each year in the U.S., a quarter of a million deaths are attributable to medical error. This exclusive excerpt from a new book by James B. Lieber examines how, in the fourth quarter of the 20th century, a series of medical errors captured public attention and drove change in unprecedented ways.

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 READ MORE



CEO Who Raised HIV Drug Price by 5,000% Also Hiked Cost of Pill for Children With Incurable Disease

Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli is being called the most hated man in America for raising the price of the HIV drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Now his earlier pricing decisions are being examined. It is being reported that one such decision led to a 2,000 percent price increase for a medication taken by children suffering from a rare kidney disease.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 READ MORE



U.S. House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

The GOP-led bill, passed Friday on a 241-187 vote, would strip the women’s health-care provider of its funding for contraception, pap smears and testing for sexually transmitted infections unless it ceases performing abortions. It is not expected to pass in the Senate, and President Obama has said he would veto any bill that blocks funding to the group.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 READ MORE



Fitbits for Bosses: The Future of Workplace Surveillance

If the thought of hidden cameras in the office and employee activity-monitoring software weren’t dystopian enough, digital Big Brother is now expanding into the world of workplace biosurveillance.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 READ MORE



If You Made Your Bed, Don’t Lie in It

There’s a scientific reason you should ignore what your mom taught you and leave your bed unmade every day; a writer ponders whether newly minted Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn can undo what Tony Blair did to the party; meanwhile, a black woman says she was detained in a mental hospital for over a week because cops didn’t believe her BMW belonged to her. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 READ MORE



Jeremy Corbyn Creates a Minister for Mental Health Role in His Opposition Party’s Cabinet

Britain’s new Labour leader, a staunch advocate of mental health programs, has appointed Luciana Berger to the new post in his administration. “We have delivered a unifying, dynamic, inclusive new Shadow Cabinet which for the first time ever has a majority of women,” Corbyn said.

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 READ MORE



Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women’s Issues

Sanders understands that women’s struggles can’t be compartmentalized into issue silos. That’s why he has long eschewed counterfeit gestures of “gender diversity” in favor of genuine social equality.

Posted on Sep 5, 2015 READ MORE



Greener Cities Are Best at Taming Urban Heat

Researchers find evidence that cities with more green space are best for human well-being.

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 READ MORE



How Too Much Electronic Screen Time Is Making Kids ‘Moody, Crazy and Lazy’

Excessive use of electronic devices by children can lead to serious physiological dysfunction, according to a child psychiatrist who argues for an “electronic fast.”

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 READ MORE



Are Police Constitutional?

A new book argues that American cops are actually “at war with people” instead of protecting citizens; a Nation piece questions whether Hillary Clinton will ever be able to win over progressives; meanwhile, there’s a reason why it’s become increasingly difficult to figure out what food is healthful. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Aug 3, 2015 ENLARGE



Ebola Vaccine Proves 100 Percent Successful in Small Trial

A vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus has been shown to be 100 percent successful in a trial conducted in Guinea. Experts say the drug is likely to put an end to the West African epidemic.

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 READ MORE



World’s First Malaria Vaccine Approved

After 28 years of development, European regulators have given the green light to the world’s first malaria vaccine. The disease killed an estimated 584,000 people in 2013, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa.

Posted on Jul 25, 2015 READ MORE



Some People Physically Age Faster, Some Slower Than Others

In a study of nearly a thousand 38-year-olds, scientists confirmed that people age biologically at wildly different rates.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 READ MORE



Climate Change May Knock Seafood Off the Menu

Researchers warn of a serious threat to fish, mussels and other marine species as carbon dioxide acidifies the world’s waters and increases temperatures.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 READ MORE



Deaths Mount in Pakistan as Heatwave Is Linked to Climate Change

More than 1,200 people have died as a result of an intense heatwave in southern Pakistan, and experts are warning of more hot weather to come.

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 READ MORE


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