Guns Don’t Kill People; Antidepressants Do

It happened yet again. On November 8th, Americans had to witness another tragic scene of innocent people being killed at the hand of a sociopathic maniac—this time in the safe confines of Thousand Oaks, California, once considered America’s safest city. And, just like clockwork, calls for banning guns came from…

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What Everyone Should Know About the Flu Vaccine

It’s that time of year: pumpkin spice, fall festivals, and gorgeous foliage. But throughout this season of autumnal joy lurks the start of the ever-menacing influenza virus season and subsequent “viral” (pun intended) campaign about the necessity of the influenza vaccine. ‘Tis the flu vaccine argument season, so grab your…

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Dozens more breakfast foods test positive for weed killer glyphosate, report says

A follow-up study of major process breakfast foods shows dangerous levels of the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate). The Environmental Working Group issued this release: A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal…

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Vaccine Inventor Paul Offit Says Barron Trump Has Autism Because Trump Was Old

He offered an apology for commenting without proof: Despite the callous and unprofessional comment, there is evidence to the claim that age of parents may contribute to autism diagnosis in children: Abraham Reichenberg, Ph.D., of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London,…

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Why Are More Teen Girls Depressed?

The new book Coddling of the American Mind, authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt argue that several factors are setting kids up for failure in college. One of the factors is overuse of mobile device technology and specifically social media and its affect on major depression. We describe the risks…

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HPV Vaccine Gardasil May Increase Risk of Cancer: FDA Report

FDA-Gardasil which has been pulled from the FDA site. VRBPAC Background Document GardasilTM HPV Quadrivalent Vaccine May 18, 2006 VRBPAC Meeting Introduction and Background: Cervical cancer is an important public health problem in the United States, with 9,710 new cervical cancer cases and 3,700 deaths due to cervical cancer projected…

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