A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked:

Patricia Callahan and Trine Tsouderos in the Chicago Tribune: Chronic Lyme disease: A dubious diagnosis (via Orac, who critiques the backlash against the article)

The Economist: Migrant farm workers: Fields of tears

Christina Larson in Yale Environment 360: In China, a New Transparency on Government Pollution Data

Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein at ProPublica: Med Schools Flunk at Keeping Faculty off Pharma Speaking Circuit

Adam Serwer in The American Prospect: Necessary and Proper (“Liberals can’t make an effective constitutional case for the individual mandate without noting that health care presents a genuinely federal problem.”)


  1. #1 seattle chiropractor
    December 28, 2010

    As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gas, China continues to suffer the negative consequences of rapid economic growth. They need to step up their environmental policies.

  2. #2 Daniel
    January 2, 2011

    Interesting article on Lyme disease. It seems to be a growing problem and a difficult conditions to cure. I have heard of a product that has claimed to have some success with it. The product is called MMS and the website http://www.mmshealthy4life.com has some good information about treating various illness and the product MMS… Worth the look if you suffer from this condition.

  3. #3 A
    January 5, 2011

    Comment 2 above seems to be an advertisement for yet another woo ‘cure.’ The Lyme disease article on Orac’s blog referred to above teaches us to mistrust such miracle cures for ill-defined diseases (however painful they may be to the sufferer).