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  1. Re: 2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death

    In 1876, Frederick Engels wrote: “Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory, nature takes its revenge on us. Each victory,...
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    Re: Our Globally Warming Civilization

    Excerpt: "World population is estimated to have reached one billion for the first time in 1804. It was another 123 years before it reached two billion in 1927, but it took only 33 years to reach...
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    Our Globally Warming Civilization

    Manuel García, Jr.
    June 5, 2019

    ...the date at which collective human activity began to affect and alter Earth’s climate system has now been pinpointed to somewhere between October to December...
  4. What is going on with measles? The science and politics of eradicating measles

    This article, while not letter-perfect, is a helpful timeline in grasping the history of the measles vaccine through a series of refinements and failures.

    Barbara Loe Fisher
    June 11, 2019

  5. 2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death

    Rob Stein
    June 3, 2019

    There are new concerns about the world's first genetically modified babies.
    It appears that the genetic variation a Chinese scientist was trying to re-create...
  6. Sticky: National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) Data & Statistics

    The United States has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in history. In the majority of cases, vaccines cause no side effects, however they can occur, as with any medication—but most are mild....
  7. Re: Microplastics Have Invaded The Deep Ocean — And The Food Chain

    My area of Maine, Somerset County, is a depressed area where unemployment and disability are common. Every one of my medical mj patients is on disability (and many of these are related to traditional...
  8. Re: Vaccine Exemption Removal Bills ARE the War on Women

    Thank you, Mr. Wizard, for the link and for your very pertinent observations, which I'm going to incorporate when I post this as a stand-alone story in the Vaccines forum.
  9. Re: Superbugs in the Anthropocene: A Profit-Driven Plague

    Excerpt: Those warnings, and many others, were ignored. If human health had been Big Pharma’s main concern, it would have changed course long ago. A rational approach would have been to avoid all...
  10. Superbugs in the Anthropocene: A Profit-Driven Plague

    This article is so long and so in-depth that it's almost book length. I post it here for those who want to go farther down the rabbit hole. It's timely and pertinent.

    Ian Angus
    Jun 01, 2019
  11. Mercury in Flu Vaccine is 250 Times Higher than Classified Hazardous Waste

    December 14, 2009

    This information was obtained through Neil...
  12. Re: Pesticides Causing High Blood Pressure Problems In Children

    And that's one reason to resist the urge to sniff a beautiful florist's bouquet!
  13. Re: An All-But-Forgotten Use Of Biological Killers May Help Beat Superbugs

    This is indeed encouraging news. As I understand it, the problem with phages is that there needs to be an exact match between the phage and the bacterium. The article seems to find a potential way...
  14. Re: Microplastics Have Invaded The Deep Ocean — And The Food Chain

    I see more and more communities banning single-use plastic. The trouble is, there are claims from many people that they will use one of these plastic bags as many as seven times before disposing of...
  15. Re: Vaccine Exemption Removal Bills ARE the War on Women

    Wow, that's a keeper. Thanks for finding that, Mr. Wizard. As a matter of fact, would you object to my posting that as a stand-alone entry? I think it deserves to be noticed and easily located.
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    Re: Intermittent Fasting

    I'm no expert but I've been doing IF for years. As I understand it, as long as you are consuming adequate protein, there is no muscle breakdown.
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    Re: Intermittent Fasting

    Moved thread to Q & A forum.
  18. Re: Starbucks is testing a reusable cup program at London’s Gatwick Airport

    Cups and mugs in restaurants, cafes, diners, are not subject to sterilization. I don't see the difference... except that the cups will need to be collected.
  19. Microplastics Have Invaded The Deep Ocean — And The Food Chain

    Christopher Joyce
    June 6, 2019
    The largest habitat for life on Earth is the deep ocean. It's home to everything from jellyfish to giant bluefin tuna. But the deep ocean is being invaded...
  20. When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

    This article is long, detailed, and may take you down paths you never traveled. You'll get to the point long before you get to the end… But if you keep reading, you'll keep discovering more.

  21. Vaccine Exemption Removal Bills ARE the War on Women

    Ginger Taylor, MS
    April 17, 2019

    The vaccine exemption removal bills being proposed across the US are not about health.

    Case in point: Maine.
    In Maine we established at our hearings for LD...
  22. Ultra-Processed Foods Produce Astonishing Weight Gains!

    I encourage you to read to the end, because there are some unexpected agents at work here.

    Jon Barron June 06, 2019

    A new study...
  23. Tighter vaccination law could spur increase in medical exemptions

    Joe Lawlor
    May 29, 2019

    Medical exemptions jumped after California passed a law similar to Maine's in 2015, but Maine officials hope to avoid that problem.

    California saw a surge in...
  24. Re: Evidence Shows A Drug Already On The Market Might Treat Alzheimer's

    Worth scrolling through the thoughtful comments to this story. It gets pretty complicated.
  25. Re: No, An Egg A Day Doesn't Increase Stroke Risk

    Of course, Mr. Wiz. An egg is a boneless chicken!
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