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Beware of Miracle Mineral Supplement®

Miracle Mineral Supplement® and Miracle Mineral Solution can lead to severe health problems and consumers should discard any that they have immediately, according to the FDA. [...]

British Businessman Protests Against Bank’s Lending Policy

A British businessman, tired of his bank’s refusal to make small business loans, even after receiving billions in government bailout funds, decided to take action and chose a novel way to protest. [...]

Stupidity – The New Requirement For American Political Office

Is the dumbing down of our political candidates a sign of a right wing conspiracy? Or are they just stupid? [...]

Why The GOP Likes Small Businesses

Only 3% of small businesses will be affected if the Bush tax deficits are allowed to continue, but they account for 50% of tax revenue in the top two brackets. How could that be and why is the GOP so happy to defend them? [...]

Health Insurers Take It Out On The Kids

Health care insurers have decided to circumvent new provisions of the health care reform bills that involve coverage for children who have pre-existing conditions. [...]

Beyond Pointing – Part 4 – BP Finally Seals The Well

BP finally sealed the Macondo 252 well, the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster at 5:54 a.m. CST this morning, almost five months after the explosion that claimed the lives of eleven workers and affected the lives of many millions more. It still isn’t known, and we may never know, exactly how much oil and gas spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. [...]

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Regulations Tighten Up

Despite the poor economy, bankruptcies in CCRCs continue to run at a lower level than for other kinds of retirement home, but residents of facilities that have gone under and been taken over haven’t always come out of the situation smiling. [...]

Concrete Proof That One Party Governs Better Than The Other

The San Francisco Chronicle recently published1 a very interesting analysis by an engineer named Yagil Hertzberg who lives in Sunnyvale, CA. He had tried, unsuccessfully, to persuade people to change their minds about the party that they should vote for. He tried to quantify the outcomes of periods where each party governed. Today, we take a close look at what he found. [...]

Flurry Of New Tests For Alzheimer’s, Prostate Cancer and TB

In today’s article we have a roundup on some recent announcement on new medical tests that look promising for quickly and inexpensively helping to diagnose or confirm some common diseases. [...]

Amyloid Protein May Trigger Type 2 Diabetes

Scientists have discovered that a particular protein triggers a series of events that disrupts the body’s production of insulin, potentially leading to type 2 diabetes. [...]

New Study Reassesses Aging Populations

An international collaboration of scientists has now developed new measures of aging that take changes in disability status and longevity into account. Their study gives policymakers new tools to more accurately determine the cost of an aging population and to determine more appropriate retirement ages. [...]

Pause For Thought

We’re having the day off because it’s our wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, take a look at this summary of what the 9/11 terrorists have achieved so far. [...]

Scientists Discover How Cancer Cells May Prolong Their Own Lifespan

Cancer research scientists in the UK may have uncovered a mechanism that allows cancer cells to seemingly halt the normal aging process. [...]

Eat Smart

We post several articles a month that cite new information about the relationship between the foods that we eat, or don’t eat, and our health. Today we’re going to summarize all of the advice or indicators that we’ve found in previous articles about foods that seem to be good for our health. [...]

Beyond Pointing – Part 3 – BP Releases Its Accident Investigation Report

BP has released its full internal report detailing its analysis of the Deepwater Horizon accident. It doesn’t contain anything that hasn’t been heard before, but it does clear up some confusion about exactly how they believe the oil and gas leakage occurred. [...]

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