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UCSF Publishes Its Annual ‘Science May Be Killing Us’ Paper

Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, of the University of California San Francisco, frequent collaborator of anti-vaccine activist and organic industry trade group head Gary Ruskin (US Right to Know) and sue-and-settle attorney Raphael Metzger, is back with a new paper claiming they can 'detect' chemicals in pregnant women.read...

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New RAND Paper Argues Government Control Of Health Care Pricing Will Reduce Costs Better Than Competition

Rather than making affordable health care reality, the Affordable Care Act sent costs for many privately-insured people up as much as 700 percent. The federal government allowed insurers to pass through their new losses to everyone else and even with that, many insurers fled states due to the program being insoluble.Perhaps the solution is not to have people pay 700 percent more, but to force...

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It’s Just Correlation, But Linking Coffee To Reduced Heart Disease Is At Least Delicious Wishful Thinking

There are a few known risk factors for heart disease; age is the big one, and then genetics and smoking. Everything else is instead a risk factor for a risk factor for heart disease or even more circumstantial. So butter was a risk factor for cholesterol which was a risk factor for high blood pressure which was a risk factor for heart disease.read...

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It’s Just Correlation, But Linking Coffee To Reduced Heart Disease Is At Least Delicious Wishful Thinking

There are a few known risk factors for heart disease; age is the big one, and then genetics and smoking. Everything else is instead a risk factor for a risk factor for heart disease or even more circumstantial. So butter was a risk factor for cholesterol which was a risk factor for high blood pressure which was a risk factor for heart disease.read...

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Poor Kids In Developing Nations Are Geting Fatter Too – Because Food Is More Affordable

In 1975, four percent of school-age kids were overweight and the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration says that was up to 18 percent in 2016. Like with smoking and alcoholism, obesity is often a pediatric disease - people who start early are far more likely to keep doing it in adulthood. Obese people have shorter life expectancy and risk factors like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease and the...

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Deaths From COVID-19 Are Different From Other Respiratory Distress, But ICU Practices Are The Same

If someone elderly with blood clots and cancer treatment dies from respiratory distress, the federal government is generous about calling it a COVID-19 death. Even gunshot victims are considered COVID-19 related if they had tested positive for the virus in the last 30 days. Meanwhile, China has been denying that they have any at all since March, and no one can disprove them because they destroyed...

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