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The Two Ton Sugar Burden

Source – Pancreatic beta cells needed to produce insulin. Atlas carried the weight of the heavens on his shoulders. Americans may be carrying a burden of almost two tons of sugar from a lifetime of satisfying their sweet tooth.

To mark “Tax Day,” April 18:

Source. Bioephemera provided an excellent overview of the ongoing appeal to the “Myriad gene patent case.” Jessica Palmer wrote: Myriad Genetics’s patents on the breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) were invalid because genes are unpatentable products of nature. Could Myriad Benefit If They Lose Their Case?

New Drugs: An Endangered Species?

Once again, Big Pharma is under attack. Let me provide a different perspective.

Promises Kept? The Obama Report

A message sent this afternoon over Twitter by President Obama announces a new report, “Promises Kept,” produced by “Organizing for America” (a project of the Democratic National Committee.) This brief document gives food for thought as we look towards the 2012 Presidential elections.

Fido, M.D.?

Photo by Bruteitup. A DOG or cat owner spends roughly $10,000 on the care and feeding of his pet over its lifetime. (Dogs cost more per year, but cats make up for it by living longer.) What does he get for this investment? Surveys indicate that what most pet owners mainly want is companionship, unconditional…

Fraudulent Vaccine-Autism Study Is News?

View full size Tanya Kovacs of Iselin holds her 20 month old son Caleb as they take part in a rally in front of the State House opposing new vaccine mandates by the state for children. TONY KURDZUK/THE STAR-LEDGER As reported by the Associated Press and in The New York Times this evening {“filed 7:50…

This Friday, a new bill will introduced in the 112th session of Congress by Rep. Cantor (R-VA), the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.” Such a provocative title! This may be time for a basic overview of the Affordable Care Act, regardless of your political affiliation. The video below, produced by the Kaiser Family…

EPA/SHAWN THEW US President Barack Obama delivers opening remarks at a bipartisan meeting to discuss health reform legislation at the Blair House in Washington, DC USA 25 February 2010. Renewed debate is imminent about so-called “ObamaCare” {a term used by some as a pejorative for health care}. It’s a good time for a refresher of…