New Drugs Won’t Slow the Suicide Epidemic; They Might Be the Cause

The recent celebrity suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have alerted media to an epidemic of suicide in the United States over the last 15 years: U.S. health authorities said on Thursday that there had been a sharp rise in suicide rates across the country since the beginning of the…

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Evidence Suggests Hormonal Contraceptive-Autism Link

With the autism spectrum epidemic raging, many are hypothesizing the cause, which is likely multifactorial. The mystery of autism has befuddled the scientific community as of yet, but new evidence in the scientific literature is pointing to a potentially shocking culprit: hormonal contraceptives. The first piece of the puzzle is…

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We’re So Healthy It’s Killing Us

In the early 1990s, a woman named Tamara visited her doctor in nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee with a persistent sinus infection. Her doctor didn’t think it was anything to worry about, but prescribed the antibiotic erythromycin to help clear up the infection. Within 24 hours, she was experiencing a heart arrhythmia…

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