Quick Links: Pharma Phollies Edition

Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Image by robotson via Flickr   Pushing Prescriptions: A Record Year for the Pharmaceutical Lobby in ’07 (Center for Public Integrity) Doctors Say Medication Is Overused in Dementia (NY Times) Drug-Resistant High Blood Pressure on the Rise (NY Times) Study: Medication Problems Cause 12% of ER Visits (Wall Street Journal Health Blog) One Drug, Many […]


NY Times Reports on Cases of Autism & Illness via Vaccination

Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Last weekend, federal health officials convened a panel of experts to review a case in which a nine year old girl developed autism after getting a series of vaccinations. But as the New York Times recently reported, there’s an even more troubling case that’s being ignored: On Jan. 11, a 6-year-old girl from Colorado received […]


Video: Rooted – Root Canal Risks

Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

YouTube description: “A short trailer of the fully referenced one hour documentary about the dangers of Root Canal therapy and the dental professions arrogant refusal to acknowledge the published science.”


Update: Revised Plans to Spray Pesticide in NorCal

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2008

It’s a step forward: the state of California has reversed its position on spraying for the light brown apple moth in the Bay Area. But they apparently will still spray over agricultural and undeveloped areas in the state, as well as use the chemical at ground level. The decision follows months of protests and lawsuits […]


Another Odd Dental Product

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2008

Admittedly, when we first ran across this ad at Oddee (some PG-13 content): we couldn’t figure out what it could possibly be for. So we Googled “DDS System”: Weight loss? How? Wiring a person’s jaw shut? (It’s not out of the question.) One click later, we found out. It’s an appliance. To make your mouth […]


Junk Food Longevity? A Misleading Lead

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2008

Check out the headline in this screenshot from a recent article posted on the Vacaville (CA) Reporter site: There’s just one problem: the subject of the story, 102 year old Samuel Cancimilla, doesn’t really claim that junk food has been good for him. The writer does list his favorite sweets but then includes some more […]


Towns Question Fluoride Use…

Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

…including Grand Rapids, Michigan, the birthplace of public water fluoridation. Read more in the Chicago Tribune.



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