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Photo: Scientists Have Used CRISPR to Slow The Spread of Cancer Cells Scientists Have Used CRISPR to Slow The Spread of Cancer Cells
Science Alert - Thu Jun 1, 2017
CRISPR-Cas9 is the gene editing tool that promised to change the world. More»

The numbers are staggering: US is 'world leader' in child poverty
Raw Story - Sat Apr 29, 2017
America's wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion: In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent. More»

Photo: Desperate Families Driven to Black Market Insulin Desperate Families Driven to Black Market Insulin
NBC - Tue Apr 25, 2017
Fourth grader Gabriella Corley is trapped. More»

Photo: The High Price of Insulin Is Literally Killing People The High Price of Insulin Is Literally Killing People
Vice - Tue Apr 11, 2017
Shane Patrick Boyle died on March 18th, 2017, from Type I Diabetes. More»

Photo: LSD could help treat depression and anxiety, researchers hope LSD could help treat depression and anxiety, researchers hope
Raw Story/Medical Daily - Thu Apr 6, 2017
Scientists are looking to use LSD to help patients cope during stressful times. More»

Photo: U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World
Time - Thu Mar 16, 2017
The US health care system has been subject to heated debate over the past decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the level of performance, which has been ranked as the worst among industrialized nations for the fifth time, according to the 2014 Commonwealth Fund survey 2014. More»

Photo: Justice Department to Reverse Obama's Hands-Off Policy on Marijuana Justice Department to Reverse Obama's Hands-Off Policy on Marijuana
Democracy Now - Mon Feb 27, 2017
The Trump administration said Thursday it will enforce federal laws barring the use of marijuana, reversing an Obama administration policy that gave wide latitude to states to determine their own pot laws. More»

Photo: Rick Santorum: 'Millions of Americans' with preexisting conditions are scammers stealing health care Rick Santorum: 'Millions of Americans' with preexisting conditions are scammers stealing health care
Raw Story - Sun Feb 26, 2017
CNN contributor Rick Santorum suggested on Sunday that it was a mistake to guarantee health care coverage for people with preexisting conditions because "millions" of them were scamming insurance companies. More»

Photo: Sworn to secrecy, drugstores stay silent as customers overpay Sworn to secrecy, drugstores stay silent as customers overpay
Chicago Tribune - Sat Feb 25, 2017
Eric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy cough up copayments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, thinking their insurance is getting them a good deal. More»

Trump White House abruptly halts Obamacare ads
Politico - Fri Jan 27, 2017
The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucial final days of the 2017 enrollment season, according to sources at Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill. More»

Photo: CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health
Chicago Tribune - Tue Jan 24, 2017
With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. More»

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: Mystery of London's killer fog: Researchers reveal how chemicals combined to form haze that killed 12,000 Mystery of London's killer fog: Researchers reveal how chemicals combined to form haze that killed 12,000
Daily Mail - Wed Nov 16, 2016
In 1952, a mysterious fog swept through London, blanketing the city in a dense layer of pollutants that killed thousands of people and animals and made it difficult to breathe for days. More»

Tests Show Monsanto Weed Killer in Cheerios, Other Popular Foods
Huffington Post - Wed Nov 16, 2016
Independent testing on an array of popular American food products found many samples contained residue levels of the weed killer called glyphosate, leading the nonprofit organization behind the testing to call for corporate and regulatory action to address consumer safety concerns. 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»

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