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Photo: Actress Barbara Tarbuck dies of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Actress Barbara Tarbuck dies of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
IBT - Sat Jan 7, 2017
Actress Barbara Tarbuck, who starred in the award-winning TV series American Horror Story has died. More»

Photo: Soaring insulin prices prompt "insurance shift" Soaring insulin prices prompt "insurance shift"
USA Today - Wed Jan 4, 2017
Many parents of diabetic children and adults suffering with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are bracing for changes in insurance coverage of their insulin next year, as prices of the vital medication continue to soar. More»

Photo: 10 Scientific Studies From 2016 Showing Marijuana Is Safe and Effective 10 Scientific Studies From 2016 Showing Marijuana Is Safe and Effective
AlterNet - Sun Jan 1, 2017
While no psychoactive substance is completely harmless, modern science continues to prove that cannabis is one of the safer and more effective therapeutic agents available. More»

Photo: New Test Could Improve Diagnosis of Rare, Fatal Brain Disorder New Test Could Improve Diagnosis of Rare, Fatal Brain Disorder
Live Science - Sat Dec 17, 2016
A rare and fatal brain disorder called sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease can be challenging to identify, with patients needing to undergo a number of tests before a diagnosis can be made. More»

Photo: Three states OK recreational marijuana Three states OK recreational marijuana
Chicago Tribune - Wed Nov 9, 2016
California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, giving a huge boost to the campaign to allow pot nationwide. More»

The states with the biggest Obamacare struggles spent years undermining the law
Los Angeles Times - Sun Oct 30, 2016
As insurers exit Obamacare marketplaces across the country, critics of the Affordable Care Act have redoubled claims that the health law isn"t working. More»

Diabetes Spreads As The Treatment For It Gets Pricier
Think Progress - Thu Apr 7, 2016
The price of the most effective drug used to treat diabetes is skyrocketing - even as the potentially life-threatening disease is becoming increasingly common among impoverished people. More»

Photo: Indian Point plant leak sparks concern over 'Chernobyl on the Hudson' Indian Point plant leak sparks concern over 'Chernobyl on the Hudson'
RT - Tue Feb 16, 2016
News of the tritium water leak at the Indian Point nuclear power plant has rekindled concerns about the 40-year-old plant among the local residents, public health experts and environmentalists. More»

Photo: '65,000% radioactivity spike': New York Gov. orders probe into water leak at Indian Point '65,000% radioactivity spike': New York Gov. orders probe into water leak at Indian Point
RT - Sun Feb 7, 2016
In an "unacceptable" groundwater leak at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, three monitoring wells were discovered to contain "alarming levels of radioactivity," the Governor of New York said, ordering an immediate environmental probe into the issue. More»

Photo: Michigan Silently Gave Clean Water To State Employees For Months Before Flint Crisis Broke Michigan Silently Gave Clean Water To State Employees For Months Before Flint Crisis Broke
Addicting Info - Fri Jan 29, 2016
Starting an entire year ago in January of 2015 - long before the Flint water crisis broke into mainstream public awareness - the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget determined that state employees needed an alternate source of clean drinking water. More»

Photo: It's not just Flint that's poisoned It's not just Flint that's poisoned
Yahoo! - Sun Jan 24, 2016
The ill effects of lead have blighted neighborhoods across the country - Experts hope today's outrage will expose a national crisis. More»

Photo: 5 Major Developments That Change How We Should Think About Marijuana 5 Major Developments That Change How We Should Think About Marijuana
AlterNet - Sat Jan 23, 2016
Scientific discoveries are published almost daily rebuking the federal government's contention that cannabis is a highly dangerous substance lacking therapeutic efficacy. More»

Photo: Historic: Bernie Sanders Becomes First Candidate To Endorse Full Pot Legalization Historic: Bernie Sanders Becomes First Candidate To Endorse Full Pot Legalization
Occupy Democrats - Thu Oct 29, 2015
A Gallup Poll taken last week found that nearly 60% of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana (also referred to as "pot" or "weed"), consistent with previous findings over the past couple of years. More»

Photo: Cow infected with mad cow disease dies on a Welsh farm in Britain's first case of the brain bug this year Cow infected with mad cow disease dies on a Welsh farm in Britain's first case of the brain bug this year
Daily Mail - Thu Oct 1, 2015
A dead cow on a British farm was infected with mad cow disease, officials have revealed. More»

Photo: National Cancer Institute Finally Concedes: 'Cannabis Kills Cancer' National Cancer Institute Finally Concedes: 'Cannabis Kills Cancer'
Addicting Info - Sun Aug 23, 2015
For far too long we have been told about the "dangers" of cannabis: that it is an illegal drug that can cause us harm. More»

Photo: Marijuana May Help Heal Broken Bones Marijuana May Help Heal Broken Bones
Tech Times - Fri Jul 17, 2015
The latest ailment to be added to marijuana's long list of medical applications is broken bones. More»

US psychology group colluded with govt torture program
AFP - Sat Jul 11, 2015
Washington - The US's top psychology association colluded with the Pentagon and the CIA to devise ethical guidelines to support post-9/11 interrogation techniques that have since been labeled as torture, a report said Friday. More»

House votes to overturn DC law so employers can fire women for using birth control
Raw Story - Fri May 1, 2015
Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted in favor of "H. More»

Photo: American Psychological Association Collaborated with C.I.A. Torture Program, Report Says American Psychological Association Collaborated with C.I.A. Torture Program, Report Says
New York Times - Thu Apr 30, 2015
WASHINGTON - The American Psychological Association secretly collaborated with the administration of President George W. More»

Photo: Study: Agent Orange may have affected Air Force workers after Vietnam Study: Agent Orange may have affected Air Force workers after Vietnam
Los Angeles Times - Fri Jan 9, 2015
Two dozen US Air Force planes used to spray Agent Orange during the Vietnam War remained contaminated with the herbicide at levels that likely posed a health risk to some personnel who flew on them in the decade after the conflict, according to a new report. More»

Photo: Pictured: First Ebola patient diagnosed on American soil Pictured: First Ebola patient diagnosed on American soil
Daily Mail - Wed Oct 1, 2014
Texas governor Rick Perry reveals schoolchildren from FOUR different schools have been exposed and 18 Americans could be infected. More»

Three 9/11 firefighters die of cancer in one day
AFP - Sat Sep 27, 2014
New York - Three New York firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center ruins after the September 11 attacks died within hours of each other from cancer, fire officials said Thursday. More»

Photo: Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot
AP - Mon Sep 22, 2014
DENVER - Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain. More»

The Deadly Disease in Meat That Health Officials Are Ignoring
AlterNet - Tue Jun 24, 2014
When the first US mad cow was found in late 2003, 98 percent of US beef exports evaporated overnight. More»

Photo: Mad cow disease death confirmed in Texas Mad cow disease death confirmed in Texas
CNN - Thu Jun 5, 2014
Mad cow disease has caused a fourth death in the United States, health officials say. More»

Chemical-Related Hospital Admissions In West Virginia Have Doubled Since Water Deemed Safe
Think Progress - Sun Jan 19, 2014
It took nearly five days after a major chemical spill in West Virginia for residents to receive the go-ahead to start using their water again. More»

Photo: NH patient likely died of rare brain disease NH patient likely died of rare brain disease
Associated Press - Wed Sep 4, 2013
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Public health officials believe one person in New Hampshire has died of a rare, degenerative brain disease, and say there's a remote chance up to 13 others in multiple states were exposed to the fatal illness through surgical equipment. More»

Photo: Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto's Glyphosate To Cancer Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto's Glyphosate To Cancer
Collective Evolution - Fri Jun 14, 2013
Glyphosate is a major component of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide. More»

Photo: Unapproved genetically modified wheat from Monsanto found in Oregon field Unapproved genetically modified wheat from Monsanto found in Oregon field
Washington Post - Fri May 31, 2013
Japan, the largest market for U. More»

Photo: Marijuana tied to better blood sugar control Marijuana tied to better blood sugar control
Reuters - Fri May 24, 2013
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who had used marijuana in the past month had smaller waists and lower levels of insulin resistance - a diabetes precursor - than those who never tried the drug, in a new study. More»