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Native Communities Face Food and Medicine Shortages Amid Shutdown

We look at the widespread impact of the government shutdown on Native American communities, as the Indian Health Service goes understaffed and a federally...
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Video: Native American Communities Bear Brunt of Shutdown with Medicine Shortages & Suspended Food...

https://democracynow.org - We look at the widespread impact of the government shutdown on Native American communities, as the Indian Health Service goes ... Via Youtube

Fake Medicine – LewRockwell

Cannabis-based medicines to be permitted in UK, Sajid Javid announces — RT UK News

British doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine after the government signalled a relaxation...

Cannabis-based medicines to be permitted in UK, Sajid Javid announces — RT UK News

British doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine after the government signalled a relaxation...

How Current Medicine Is Rigged to Win Government-Approval

Eric Zuesse A libertarian, Pam Barker, called to my attention this scam (which she blames entirely on “regulatory agencies” and not on the entire corrupt...
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Video: ‘Looming disaster’: Saudi coalition to close Yemen port with 90% of food &...

The Saudi-led coalition there is closing in on the port city of Hodeida, aid agencies fear it'll worsen the humanitarian crisis in the whole...

Moonshot Medicine – LewRockwell

Boy’s life-saving medicine worth $5,000 swiped off porch — RT US News

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 02:24 A little boy was robbed of life-saving medicine after a...
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Video: UN Panel Strives to Improve Access to Medicines

We are not against intellectual property protection, but we want to see that health prevails when there is a conflict, explains legendary Brazilian Ambassador...

Bridges and Roads Are as Important to Your Health as What's in Your Medicine...

Two seemingly unrelated national policy debates are afoot, and we can't adequately address one unless we address the other. Health care reform has been the...

Alternative Medicine vs. Crony Capitalism

There are lots of debates between what is called establishment medicine and alternative medicine. They have very different strategies in conducting research. Their standards...

New Comprehensive Review Finds That Recent Studies Strengthen Conclusions of Landmark 2002 National Academy...

<!--New Comprehensive Review Finds That Recent Studies Strengthen Conclusions of Landmark 2002 National Academy of...

Committee Should Reject Legislation That Opens the Door to Industry Promotion of Medicines and...

WASHINGTON - Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee should reject two bills that would undermine regulatory standards for ensuring...

‘Future of medicine’: Broken pig bones healed using tiny bubbles & ultrasound

A team of scientists has successfully repaired the broken bones of lab animals without invasive surgery,...

Food Is Your Medicine

By Dr. Mercola Ideally, food is your “medicine.” It’s certainly one of the best preventive strategy I can think of, and getting more raw organic...

How Traditional Medicine Can Play a Key Role in Latino Health Care

In the US, many undocumented individuals and other vulnerable groups in the Latino immigrant population, such as indigenous language speakers, are already marginalized from mainstream health...

Single-Payer Reform is ‘the Only Way to Fulfill the President’s Pledge’ on Health Care:...

Proposals floated by Republican leaders won’t achieve President Trump’s campaign promises of more coverage, better benefits, and lower costs, but a single-payer reform would,...

Light as Medicine

By Dr. Mercola Photobiology is the therapeutic use of light to improve health. In this interview, Dr. Alexander Wunsch, one of the leading experts in...

Unsung Excellence in Medicine

George H. Haddad Ever wonder about the people who make our health care system work at a time when reports of greed, fraud, profiteering and...

Cannabis medicine will soon be legally available in UK

One of the main ingredients in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), is to be classed as a medicine in the UK. The decision by the Medicines...
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Video: Dr Graham Downing “Unborn Babies Being Prepared For AI & Transhumanism Through Vaccines...

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Video: Selling medicine to Aleppo cancer kids became a crime due to EU &...

No life-saving drugs, necessary equipment, or chance of survival – RT's Murad Gazdiev visited children in an Aleppo hospital who are suffering from cancer...

Why Are We Paying $300 for an EpiPen That Holds Only $1 Worth of...

In 2007, the wholesale price of the EpiPen in the US was $57. Less than a decade later, the life-saving drug now...
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Video: Why Are We Paying $300 for an EpiPen That Holds Only $1 Worth...

http://democracynow.org - In 2007, the wholesale price of the EpiPen in the U.S. was $57. Less than a decade later, the life-saving drug now...
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Video: Allergy Medicine Actually Shrinks Your Brain!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5WQNtKDkYo&w=580&h=385] Anticholinergics are in many drugs that people take daily, Anticholinergics are in many drugs that people take daily, especially during allergy season. But...

Drop blood not bombs: Drones to deliver emergency medicine to Rwanda

Drones are frequently associated with less than altruistic causes – such as remote attacks. However, UPS...

Big Pharma is making you stupid: Common cold medicines and heartburn pills found to...

If you find yourself forgetting more than usual, or you sometimes feel like your mind is not as sharp as it once was, you...

Joe Medicine Crow, last link to Battle of Little Bighorn, 'walks on' at age...

Tributes have poured in for Joseph Medicine Crow, sole surviving war chief of the Montana Crow...

Strong Medicine

The night before he died he craved for ice cream on a stick. He swore he heard the bells outside, the truck across the street—Could I sneak...

FDA changes drug review rules to challenge Martin Shkreli-like medicine monopolies

The US drug regulator is paving a fast-track for generic remedies to market while also sealing...

Why Chimpanzee-Testing in Medicine Had to End

Jody, one of seven former biomedical research chimpanzees in residence at a sanctuary in Cle Elum, Washington, July 5, 2013. (Photo: Leah...

Corporations Killed Medicine. Here’s How to Take It Back.

(Photo: taggartjm / Flickr) Along the path toward the creation of a global capitalist system, some of the most significant steps were taken by the...

Can Texas Gov. Greg Abbott help restore health freedom to protect holistic healing and...

On Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took a strong stance for liberty, by introducing a plan to return power to the people and states,...

Video: Dr. Finbar Magee: “Medicine Doesn’t Solve The Causes Of Illness & Often Does...

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WikiLeaks Publication of Complete, Final TPP Intellectual Property Text Confirms Pact Would Raise Costs,...

WikiLeaks’ publication today of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property chapter text verifies that the pact would harm public health by blocking patient...

‘We Could Have All These Drugs Available at Generic Prices’ – CounterSpin interview with...

Janine Jackson interviewed Dean Baker about drug prices for the September 25 CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: Start-up Turing Pharmaceuticals...

From abortions to vaccines to chemotherapy: How modern medicine is steeped in a culture...

The standard medical approach in the West is to bombard the body with drugs and poison whenever there's an ailment, rather than try to...
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Video: UN Peacekeepers in Haiti Force Girls to Trade Sex for Food, Medicine

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDFjWGSK5Kg&w=580&h=385] IJDH executive director Brian Concannon and Code Blue co-founder Paula Donovan discuss the lack of accountability within the UN and the reforms needed...
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No water, electricity, medicine: Yemen humanitarian crisis deepens

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyTd3-52gDM&w=580&h=385] The Saudi-led coalition has bombed the defense ministry building in the Yemeni capital, which has been occupied by Houthi rebels. In addition, the...

Greedy big pharma guilty of selling harmful children’s medicine

The maker of Children’s Tylenol agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge of knowingly selling adulterated bottles of its painkillers for children...

Big Pharma Promotes The Most Profitable, Not Effective, Medicines

For more than five decades, the blood thinner Coumadin was the only option for millions of patients at risk for life-threatening blood clots. But...

Why Cannabis Is The Future Of Medicine

Sayer Ji RINF Alternative News The future of medicine rests on the fundamental right we all have to use things that spring from the Earth naturally...

3D Printers Could Be Used To Print Medicine

RINF Alternative News Scientists at the Louisiana Tech University claim they have developed a way to print medicines and other biodegradable material using consumer grade 3D printers. Jeffery Weisman,...

Doctors: TPP Would Trample Access to Medicines

Médecins Sans Frontières warns lives hang in balance of secret pact Sarah Lazare International humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières warned Monday that the highly...

Obamacare drug benefits block access to vital medicines

Kate Randall An estimated eight million people have signed up for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Obama administration has touted...

Welcome to “telemedicine”: spying on you at home

Welcome to “telemedicine”: spying on you at home by Jon Rappoport March 21, 2014 www.nomorefakenews.com In 1988, when I writing my first book, AIDS INC., I pointed out that medical ops would become superb population control enterprises. They claim to be politically neutral and, of course, humane. Since then, many chickens have come home to […]

Ancient Kampo Medicine Integrated into Japan’s Medical Institutions

New research indicates that the ancient medical practice of Kampo medicine has been successfully integrated into Japanese modern medicine institutions, and research is illustrating its efficacy.

Efficiency is a Problem: Irrational Use of Medicines

Zhenchao Ren  RINF Alternative News My PCP recently prescribed me azithromycin for the "sore throat" without obvious symptom of fever at an urgent-care encounter of esophageal...

Is the Hippocratic Oath Being Killed off by the Big Business of Medicine?

Gary G. Kohls  RINF Alternative News When people ask me about what motivates me to occasionally blow the whistle on certain ethical issues, I sometimes say...

Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

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New research is revealing that one of the oldest human medicines is able to treat the growing modern disease of Alzheimer's disease.

Obamacare: Health Secretary to Dictate How Doctors Practice Medicine

HHS Secretary Sebelius, a bureaucrat with no medical experience, can tell your doctor how to treat patients starting in 2015 Kit Daniels

The Importance of Integrative Medicine in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS (Part I)

Gary Null, PhD RINF Alternative News On December 2, 2013 president Obama marked the 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day by pledging $100 million toresearch on...

WHO: Cancer risk rising around the world; Western medicine failing globally

Ethan A. HuffNatural NewsDecember 26, 2013 The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued dire new predictions...

Herbal Medicine Treats Children with Learning and Behavioral Problems

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German researchers have determined that a formula of three herbs successfully treats children with learning difficulties, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression and attention deficit issues.

ObamaCare: The Plan is to Transition to “Single-Payer” Socialized Medicine

It may be one of the very few things that Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, Left and Right can agree on: ObamaCare has...

Rockefeller Medicine (video)

As Americans fret about the Obamacare website and wonder how the country became enslaved to the highest healthcare costs in the world, we turn back the pages to look at how the modern medical paradigm came together in the early 20th century, courtesy o...

Gaza Running Out of Fuel and Medicines


Gaza Running Out of Fuel and Medicines

by Stephen Lendman

Gaza's suffocating siege persists. Israel imposes it illegally. It's been ongoing since June 2007. It began a year earlier in less extreme form. It constitutes collective punishment. Fourth Geneva’s Article 33 states:

"No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited."

"Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited." 

Fourth Geneva mandates protecting civilians in time of war. Doing so includes letting goods and people move freely.

Blockades are acts of war. They're variously defined as:

  • surrounding a nation or objective with hostile forces; 

  • isolating an enemy; 

  • encirclement and besieging; 

  • preventing the passage in or out of supplies, military forces, or aid in time of or as an act of war; and 

  • an act of naval warfare to block access to an enemy's coastline and deny entry to all vessels and aircraft. 

Francis Boyle calls blockades: 

"(B)elligerent measures taken by a nation (to) prevent passage of vessels or aircraft to and from another country." 

"Customary international law recognizes blockades as an act of war because of the belligerent use of force even against third party nations in enforcing the blockade." 

"Blockades as acts of war have been recognized as such in the Declaration of Paris of 1856 and the Declaration of London of 1909 that delineate the international rules of warfare." 

Blockades are considered illegal if:

  • their sole purpose is starving the civilian population or denying it other essentials for life; or 

  • -damage to civilians is, or may be expected to be, excessive in relation to the concrete or direct military advantage anticipated. 

In other words, blockades may not disproportionately harm civilians. Israel's siege targets them. 

Collective punishment is imposed. It's deliberate. It's malicious. It's illegal. It has nothing to do with security. The only threats Israel faces are ones it invents.

Israel institutionalized closure. Fundamental international laws are spurned. Crimes of war and against humanity persist. Slow-motion genocide is official Israeli policy.

Repeated calls by human rights organizations to free besieged Gazans are ignored.

Last January, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) "call(ed) upon the Israeli authorities to first of all lift this unjust closure completely, as it is a form of collective punishment prohibited under the international humanitarian law, and second to discontinue all the unjust restrictions imposed on the movement of civilians and thirdly allow the free movement of trade; including imports and exports to and from the Gaza Strip."

On October 3, the Ahlul Bayt News Agency headlined "Warning of humanitarian catastrophe as Gaza siege is tightened."

In September, the UN Human Rights Council held its 24th session. PCHR and six other human rights organizations submitted a written statement titled "Closure and accountability."

It highlighted deteriorating conditions. Egypt's military junta worsened them. Gazan tunnels provide a vital lifeline. They supply essential goods.

After Egypt's military ousted Mohamed Morsi, conditions deteriorated badly. State newspaper al-Gumoria said about 95% of tunnels were destroyed. Gazan officials estimate about 80% since July.

Equipment is used to detect tunnel activity. When found, bulldozers move in destructively. Rafah's International Crossing Point provides the only access to Egypt. 

Most often it's closed. Enormous hardships are imposed. Gazans remain largely isolated. They're cut off from the outside world.

Students can't study abroad. Families are separated. Patients requiring medical care unavailable in Gaza can't get it. Judicial redress is denied.

The submitting organizations called on world leaders to intervene responsibly. They haven't done so for over seven years. They show no indication of changing policy. Gazan suffering continues.

The territory's olive agriculture is a shadow of its former self. Years ago it thrived. Gaza olives and olive oil are among the world's best. Planting and harvesting provided seasonal work for thousands of workers.

No longer. Small numbers remain. Israel's siege decimated a once thriving enterprise. Trees and agricultural lands were razed. Many farmers turned to other crops.

According to Palestine's ministry of agriculture, Israeli forces destroyed around 120,000 Gazan olive trees since September 2000.

Israel's buffer no-go zone includes 30% of agricultural land. It's some of Gaza's most fertile. Fishermen are greatly restricted. Choice waters are off-limits.

On November 1, Maan News headlined "Hamas: Power outage across Gaza as fuel runs out." Electricity production was halted. 

Gazan energy authority deputy chairman Fathi el-Sheikh Khalil said:

"We have completely stopped the operation of (Gaza's sole) power plant this morning at 6:00 AM because we don't have a single liter of fuel."

Most Gazan areas lacked power. Khalil blamed it on Egypt. Destroying vital tunnels cut off supplies. 

According to Khalil, the Palestinian Authority overcharges. "Less than 50 percent of the needs of the Gaza Strip are currently covered by electricity from Israel (and) we can no longer get Egyptian fuel" because most tunnels were destroyed, he said. 

"We tried to get fuel from Israel via the Palestinian Authority, but it has imposed prohibitive taxes." Gaza's plant supplies about a third of electricity needs. 

It'll "remain shut until fuel supplies resume from Egypt through the tunnels or the Rafah border crossing, or from Israel if the Palestinian Authority agrees not to impose the heavy taxes," Khalil added.

On Friday, UN Humanitarian Coordinator, James Rawley, expressed concern. Lack of power "impact(s) all essential services, including hospitals, clinics, sewage and water pumping stations," he said.

"It will also mean that Gaza's 1.7 million people will experience power outages of up to 16 hours per day." Before shutdown, Gaza got less than half the electricity it needs.

"For the benefit of Gaza's civilian population, it is essential that a way be found to allow the power plant to resume its operations and that the broader chronic energy crisis be addressed," Rawley added.

In September, Gaza's energy authority warned of an impending fuel shortage. It called on Egypt to resume shipments.

After Morsi's July ouster, relations between Cairo and Hamas deteriorated badly. Egyptian military officials wrongfully accuse Hamas of involvement in Sinai violence. Baseless allegations don't wash.

According to OCHA, goods from Egypt through Rafah crossing are less than 5% of their June volume.

"Less than 10 truckloads of goods may have entered Gaza through the tunnels per day between 20-26 October, compared to 15 truckloads which entered during the previous week, and 30-40 truckloads during September," it said.

Vital medicines are in short supply. Since Egypt's July coup, OCHA said:

"(T)he Ministry of Health in Gaza began restricting X-rays and limiting certain drugs to emergency use only, due to low supplies and the unreliable flow of medical supplies via the Rafah Crossing."

By end of July, "27 per cent (128 items) of essential medicines were at zero stock in the Central Drug Store in Gaza and 16 per cent (78 items) were at low stock (between 1-3 months' supply)."

"Twenty-five percent of (Gaza’s) drug supplies are normally received from, or through, Egypt via this crossing." 

"Two principal Egyptian donors, the Arab Physicians Union and the Physicians Syndicate, are expected to halt donations to Gaza in view of current urgent needs in Egypt." 

"These groups have played a crucial role as a source for rapid supply of critical items, such as dialysis solutions, common chemotherapy drugs, Factor VIII for hemophilia, immunosuppressants for kidney transplant patients and treatments for other chronic blood disease conditions." 

"Any sustained gap in the supply of these items would have immediate negative impact on patients." 

"The Human Appeal International (United Arab Emirates) and Qatar Red Crescent also provide donations to the MoH in Gaza via Rafah, but according to the MoH, only one drug shipment has been received via that route since 30 June, from an Italian NGO."

Gazan construction is collapsing. General Eitan Dangot is Israel's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. 

After a tunnel to Israel was discovered in mid-October, he blocked construction materials transfers to Gaza.

He did it punitively. He did it maliciously. It's standard Israeli policy. Preventing vital construction has nothing to do with internal Israeli security.

It goes for schools, medical clinics, private residences, and other nonmilitary purposes.

Destroying most of Gaza's tunnel economy affects available construction materials. OCHA commented before Dangot's blockage, saying:

"The Palestinian Federation of Industries estimated that, on average, around 1,500 tons of construction materials entered Gaza through the tunnels per day, compared to 7,500 tons prior to the imposition of the recent measures." 

"The price of construction materials on local markets rose sharply before declining to between 20 to 30 percent above the normal price by the end of the month, and leading to a sharp slowdown in construction activities and the operation of concrete mix factories."

Gaza is more isolated than ever. Chronic shortages persist. Israel pretends otherwise. World leaders turn a blind eye.

Gaza's humanitarian crisis deepens. Palestinian Authority officials ignore it. They're illegitimate. They're duplicitous. They're shameless. Complicity with Israel reveals their true agenda.

Over 1.7 million Gazans suffer out of sight and mind. Nothing in prospect suggests relief.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Episode 286 — Rockefeller Medicine

As Americans fret about the Obamacare website and wonder how the country became enslaved to the highest healthcare costs in the world, we turn back the pages to look at how the modern medical paradigm came together in the early 20th century, courtesy of the Rockefeller Foundation and their cronies. Join us this week as we explore the real history of modern healthcare and the real motivations behind the family that brought it to you.

Herbal Medicine Speeds up Healing After Heart Attack

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A heart attack can be devastating, but the healing process is often slow, requiring the cardiac tissues to undergo repair. New research finds herbal medicine can speed up this healing process.

Eavesdropped on Amtrak: Ex-NSA Chief Gets Taste of Own Medicine

(Updated below) Former head of the National Security Agency Michael Hayden is making headlines for an interview he gave on Thursday, but not at...

Herbal Medicine Alters Genes, Cell Mitosis and Epigenome

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Genetics researchers have determined that over a third of herbal medicines used in Traditional Chinese Medicine alter our genes or alter enzymes that alter our genetic material.

Attending Need, Not Profit: Venezuela’s Experiment with Community Medicine

How should the healthcare needs of a society be met? Conspicuously absent from international media coverage and under fire from conservative critics at home,...

The Debt of Developing Countries: The Devastating Impacts of IMF-World Bank “Economic Medicine”

As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund hold their annual meeting in Washington 11-13th October 2013 it is necessary to take a...

The Obamacare fraud and the case for socialized medicine

After more than five years of promotion, lobbying and political wrangling, health insurance exchanges are opening for business today across the country as part...

Swedish researchers develop medicine to protect bees from deadly diseases

Fox NewsSept. 29, 2013 Researchers in Sweden said Friday they had developed a new medicine to...

Legacy of the “Arab Spring”: Egypt for Sale. The Bitter Taste of IMF...

Three years has seen the overturn of two government, the deaths of thousands of people and the destruction of much of the Egyptian economy....

TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, ‘food as medicine’ or natural...

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Dr. Mercola addresses UN surveillance of natural medicine websites, on Robert Scott Bell show.

Hour 1 – A conversation with Dr. Joseph Mercola, UNICEF surveillance of natural health web sites, winning the vaccine debate...

Prison Medicine and the California Hunger Strike

The Federal court decision on August 19 giving the state permission to force-feed hunger strikers deemed “at risk of near-term death or great bodily...

9 Healing Herbs for a Natural Medicine Cabinet: Grow Your Own Healing Herb Garden

Christina Sarich  Natural Society August 22, 2013 Instead of filling your medicine cabinet with a bunch of questionable pharmaceutical drugs that keep Big Pharma in business, why...

59% of Doctors Would Not Recommend Kids Go into Medicine

Dr. Brian McDonoughCBS PhillyAugust 8, 2013 Next time you see your doctor you might want to...

Let Fruit Be Your Medicine: Watermelon's Remarkable Health Benefits

Watermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is...

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Medicine ban on Iran cruel: Rafsanjani

Chairman of Iranâ„¢s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has described as Å“very cruel” the US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic that have resulted...

Strong Economic Medicine: The IMF’s “Mistakes” on Greece are Nothing New

The IMF’s self-admitted errors in the Greek bailout were not just “mistakes”: they were the deliberate reproduction of a classical ideological script. Three years since...

Medicines kill 18,000 in France yearly

Mediator pill is believed to have killed hundreds of people in France.The side effects from prescribed medication is responsible for at least 18,000 deaths...

Spending on medicine dips in 2012 as Americans cut back on health care

Spending on prescription medicines fell in 2012, as growing out-of pocket costs forced more people to go without needed doctor visits, medicines and other...

Nanoparticles Are in Our Food, Clothing and Medicine — And No One Knows for...

Inside nanotechnology’s little universe of big unknowns.

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A pair of scientists, sporting white clean-suits complete with helmets and face masks, approach a prefab agricultural greenhouse in a clearing at Duke University’s Research Forest. Inside are two long rows of wooden boxes the size of large horse troughs, which hold samples of the natural world that surrounds them—the pine groves and rhododendron thickets of North Carolina’s piedmont, which at this moment are alive with bird song.

Looking a lot like the government bad guys in E.T., the two men cautiously hover over a row of boxes containing native sedges, water grasses, and Zebra fish to spray a fine mist of silver nanoparticles over them. Their goal: to investigate how the world inside the boxes is altered by these essentially invisible and notoriously unpredictable particles.

The researchers are part of a multidisciplinary coalition of scientists from Duke, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Howard, Virginia Tech, and the University of Kentucky, headquartered at Duke’s Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT), that represents one of the most comprehensive efforts yet to measure how nanoparticles affect ecosystems and biological systems.

So far the questions about whether nanoparticles are an environmental risk outnumber the answers, which is why the Duke scientists take the precaution of wearing clean-suits while dosing the boxes—no one’s sure what exposure to a high concentration of nanoparticles might do. Among the few things we do know about them are that they sail past the blood-brain barrier and can harm the nervous systems of some animals.

The regulation of nanoparticles has been recommended for more than a decade, but there’s no agreement on exactly how to do it. Meanwhile, the lid has already been lifted on nanotechnology. The use of man-made nanoparticles has spread into almost every area of our lives: food, clothing, medicine, shampoo, toothpaste, sunscreen, and thousands of other products.

Regulatory structures, both here and abroad, are completely unprepared for this onslaught of nanoproducts, because nanoparticles don’t fit into traditional regulatory categories. Additionally, companies often shield details about them by labeling them “proprietary”; they’re difficult to detect; we don’t have protocols for judging their effects; and we haven’t even developed the right tools for tracking them. If nanotechnology and its uses represent a frontier of sorts, it’s not simply the Wild West—it’s the Chaotic, Undiscovered, Uncontrollable West.

And yet, when I visit the boxes on a warm spring day filled with the buzzing of dragonflies and the plaintive call of mourning doves, they look perfectly benign and could easily be mistaken for a container garden. But there are hints that more is going on: each “mesocosm” (a middle ground between microcosm and macrocosm) is studded with probes and sensors that continually transmit data to CEINT’s central computer.

As I instinctively squint my eyes to try and locate evidence of the silver nanoparticles inside each box, I realize I might as well be staring down at these research gardens from another arm of the galaxy. The scale of these two worlds is so disparate that my senses are destined to fail me.

As with many things that are invisible and difficult to understand—think subatomic particles such as the Higgs boson, muons, gluons, or quarks—any discussion of nanoparticles quickly shifts into the realm of metaphor and analogy. People working in nanoscience seem to try to outdo each other with folksy explanations: Looking for a nanoparticle is like looking for a needle in the Grand Canyon when the canyon is filled with straw. If a nanoparticle were the size of a football, an actual football would be the size of New Zealand. A million nanoparticles could squeeze onto the period at the end of this sentence.

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Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on the Media’s Role in Iraq War

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Special UK armed soldiers in ‘NUCLEAR-PROOF BUNKER’ have been ‘activated’ to prepare for Brexit...

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Exposure of Another Pro-War Lie Doesn’t Make Media More Skeptical of Pro-War Claims

by Janine Jackson Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept, 3/10/19) exposes the media’s role in parroting the U.S. government’s pro-war propaganda against Venezuela. Listeners will likely know by...
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Video: Being Mortal: Dr. Atul Gawande on How U.S. Healthcare Fails to Handle the...

http://democracynow.org - Despite our advances in medicine, a new book calls for a radical transformation in how we approach the end of life. In...

Support HR1004: The Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act

Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi from Just Foreign Policy: March 13th, 2019 Dear Speaker Pelosi: We write to request your support for the bipartisan measure, H.R.1004...

As US officials repeatedly caught out over Venezuela lies, Pompeo accuses RT of ‘disinformation’...

The US has been calling for regime change in Venezuela for months. In that time, US...

A Peaceful, Democratic Solution to Venezuela’s Crisis Requires Fact-based Analysis and Advocacy

The following is a response to this "Open Letter to the Washington Office on Latin America About Its Stance on the US Effort to...

‘This Policy Has Led to Reduced Access to Critical Health Services’ – CounterSpin interview...

Janine Jackson interviewed Nina Besser Doorley about Trump’s global gag rule for the February 22, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited...

From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: Crocodile Tears for Venezuela

On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put...

Jayapal’s Medicare for All Bill ‘Sets a New Standard’ for Guaranteeing Healthcare as a...

The Medicare for All Act of 2019 "sets a new standard for universally and equitably guaranteeing healthcare as a human right in the United...

Poisoning the Public: Toxic Agrochemicals and Regulators’ Collusion with Industry

In January 2019, campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason lodged a complaint with the European Ombudsman accusing European regulatory agencies of collusion with the agrochemicals industry....

Cremated man’s ash spread radioactivity in local area – study — RT USA News

In 2017 a 69-year-old man living with pancreatic cancer was treated with nuclear medicine to shrink...

How to Avoid a War in Venezuela

One month after Juan Guaidó, the speaker of Venezuela’s National Assembly, said he was assuming the powers of the Venezuelan presidency, currently held by...

Et tu, Bernie? Sanders shamed for joining US hawks in Venezuela regime change push...

The self-described democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is now getting grief from his supporters for apparently...

‘Embrace democracy, Venezuela!’ Bolton threatens new sanctions, Pompeo vows ‘action’ — RT USA News

Failure of the attempted forcing of US “humanitarian aid” into Venezuela has not deterred the Trump...

‘Alternative facts’ anyone? CNN insists Maduro blocked bridge to stop aid — RT USA...

In the alternative reality of CNN, Venezuela closed a border bridge to stop delivery of humanitarian...

Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America

by Mark Cook Venezuelan pharmacy at a time when Time (5/19/16) was telling readers, “Basic medicines like aspirin are nowhere to be found” in Venezuela. I...

Why is the Venezuelan Government Rejecting U.S. Food Supplies?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair There’s no denying that a serious economic and humanitarian crisis faces Venezuela. Millions of citizens have left the country, and...

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Gains

by Gregory Shupak Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of President Hugo Chávez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received...

A Reality Check on Our Absurd Venezuela Policy

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. The Trump administration is running into the stubborn reality that the “government” they recognize in Venezuela doesn’t actually control...

Vaccine Propaganda – LewRockwell

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Video: Is US humanitarian aid a ‘Trojan horse for invasion’ in Venezuela?

Venezuela currently suffers food and medicine shortages - exacerbated by an economic blockade and sweeping US sanctions. The opposition and the ... Via Youtube

NHS stockpiling body bags to handle ‘no-deal’ Brexit

A health minister’s letter aimed at reassuring people that the UK is all set for...

Facts Don’t Interfere With Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela’s Elected President

by Joe Emersberger The Miami Herald (2/8/19) reported, “Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro continues to reject international aid—going so far as to blockade a road that...

Theresa May eats moldy jam to pinch pennies, eliciting Brexit comparisons — RT UK...

Embattled UK PM Theresa May has shared a pearl of wisdom with her cabinet, declaring...

Retailer pulls ‘fake news’ shirt after journalist’s Twitter meltdown — RT USA News

Luxury retailer Bloomingdale’s has yanked a t-shirt reading “Fake News” from their stores, after a journalist...

Weapons against Venezuela: Stolen Money and “Humanitarian Aid”

Ven tanker at the border The first trucks carrying the so called humanitarian aid for Venezuela have arrived at the Colombian border city of Cúcuta...

Fox host says he hasn’t washed hands in 10 yrs, Twitter freaks out (VIDEO)...

Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth made a truly extraordinary remark on Sunday’s program that has...

Joe Biden reminded of past ‘humanitarian’ actions after he blasts Maduro over aid block...

A former US Vice President has urged Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to step aside for a...

Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt

by Adam Johnson CNN (2/7/19) The Trump administration’s now completely overt effort to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro had a very successful public relations effort this...

A New Vietnam? – LewRockwell

Boiling Water challenge sends 8 to hospital, sparks warning against dangerous trend — RT...

Burn doctors are urging people not to participate in the ‘Boiling Water Challenge’ after eight participants...

US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela

by Gregory Shupak The US media chorus supporting a US overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country’s economic crisis as...

The Circle Over the Triangle: A Collectivism and Cyclic Belief Change Comes Around

Book Review of Gary Brumback's Life’s Triangles and America’s Power Elites (2019) To see a world in a grain of sand,And a heaven in a wild...

No Marshall Plan for UK? Twitter descends on Tory MP for WWII fund gaffe...

British Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski is drowning in ridicule after he claimed the UK liberated...

Virginia governor admits to KKK/blackface yearbook photo, refuses to resign — RT USA News

Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia is refusing to resign over photos from his medical school yearbook...

Hollywood doctor who prescribed pot cookies to 4-year-old loses license — RT USA News

A US physician specializing in alternative medicine has lost his license over a case of diagnosing...

‘When You Take Healthcare Away From People, People Die’ – CounterSpin interview with Rebecca...

Janine Jackson interviewed Rebecca Vallas about Trump’s attack on Medicaid for the January 18, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Duke University professor warns students of ‘consequences’ for speaking Chinese — RT USA News

A Duke University professor has stepped down, after an email in which she warned Chinese students...

EWG Joins More Than 280 Public Interest Groups Calling for End to Government Shutdown

Among the organizations that signed the letter are EWG, the American Public Health Association, the American Lung Association, the March of Dimes, Public Citizen...

I Decide Who Gets Into College

Stop Interfering in Venezuela’s Internal Politics

The following open letter—signed by 70 scholars on Latin America, political science, and history as well as filmmakers, civil society leaders, and other experts—was...

Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela

As many American lawmakers, pundits, and advocacy groups remain conspicuously silent in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to formally recognize Venezuela's opposition...

Rebate Trap Keeps Generic Diabetes Drugs Out of Reach

Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was...

NATO is a Danger, Not a Guarantor of Peace

Status quo supporters like the New York Times poke fun at Trump for questioning the alliance. But who's the fool? By Robert...

‘US Administrations Have Been Intervening in Venezuela Since at Least the Early 2000s’ –...

Janine Jackson interviewed Alexander Main about the Nicolás Maduro re-election for the January 11, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

The Return of Reefer Madness

  Nationwide, marijuana legalization is becoming more normal. Colorado’s dispensaries are hailed as an economic success story, and other states are following suit—New York Gov....

Surgeon fined $3,000 for removing woman’s healthy kidney that he’d believed was a tumor...

A Florida surgeon who cut out a woman’s kidney after mistaking it for a tumor, is...

American Psychological Association says it’s bad to be a man — RT USA News

Attention boys: bullying, homophobia, sexual harassment and abuse are all your fault, according to new guidelines...

A Major Cause of Disease

Forecast 2019 – LewRockwell

Anti-Zionist tweets get Muslim doctor fired AND haunt her later — RT USA News

A former resident at a hospital in Ohio has been accused of fomenting hatred towards Jews...

The Cruelty of Sanctions – Antiwar.com Blog

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. The Los Angeles Times reports on the harm that sanctions on Syria do to civilians there: The result, said Damascus-based...

FDA Policies Kill – LewRockwell

‘Trump Says…’: The Journalistic Scourge of Echo-Chamber Headlines – Deferential social media framing spreads...

  “First, do no harm.” (cc photo: Jim Naureckas) The most basic tenet of professional physicians is the Hippocratic Oath: “First, do no harm.” Its intent...

US’ poorest suffer from blood-sucking parasite because they can’t afford septic tank (VIDEO) —...

Hookworm, a blood-sucking parasite thought eradicated in the US in the last century, is now seeing...

Thousands of troops ‘ready’ in case of no-deal Brexit – Defence Secretary stokes fear...

Over 3,500 troops are currently being “held at readiness” in case of a disastrous no-deal...

WaPo: Trump Needs to Destroy Venezuela to Save It

  A Washington Post op-ed (11/26/18) called on international governments to “put considerable pressure on Venezuela” in response to health problems that are largely a...

Roll Up Your Sleeves, Folks

Medical researchers still routinely hiding funding from Big Pharma — RT USA News

A huge proportion of scientists and doctors publishing in major medical magazines continue to conceal ties...

Factcheck False Equivalence – WaPo rates Ocasio-Cortez's misconstrued Pentagon study as bad as Trump's...

  In an era when the president of the United States is an inveterate, habitual, daily liar, about all things great and small, and especially...

Man coughs up perfectly intact ‘blood sculpture’ of his lung (DISTURBING PHOTO) — RT...

The New England Journal of Medicine shares some of the most amazing imagery from the often...

Seriously? MEN taking part in ground-breaking shoulder rub birth control — RT USA News

The first-ever US patient has undergone testing for male birth control. The contraception works as a...

Americans’ Self-Contradictory Views of Socialized Healthcare

Majorities want single-payer, but not from the government. Eric Zuesse On December 3rd, Gallup bannered “Government Favored to Ensure Healthcare, but Not Deliver It” and reported...

‘Transgender’ Texas child caught in custody battle — RT US News

In Texas, a six-year-old boy is being torn apart by the transgender debate. James’ mother thinks...

Questions We Should Be Asking About Facebook’s Smear Campaign Against Its Critics

The New York Times published a blockbuster story about Facebook that exposed how the company used  so-called “smear merchants” to attack organizations critical of...

Experts Condemn the Tear-Gassing of Children

Photo Source Daniel Arauz | CC BY 2.0 On Sunday, US border officers fired tear gas at groups of asylum seekers attempting to reach the...

Man who suffered heart attack during Hawaii’s false missile alert sues the state —...

A man who suffered a heart attack following the false ballistic missile alert sent by a...

Why Is Johns Hopkins Enabling ICE?

Students demand ICE out of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, November 15, 2018.Baltimore Socialists via FacebookRefusing to be defeated by the intransigence of the...

Hospitals Follow Pharma in Direct-to-Consumer Advertising

The scene is shadowy, and the background music foreboding. On the TV screen, a stream of beleaguered humans stand in an unending line. “If you’re...

The Victims of Iran Sanctions

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. Iranians’ access to medicine is being choked off by the Trump administration’s illegitimate reimposition of sanctions: The number of European...

Parents Deliver Ashes of Diabetic Children to Price-Gouging Insulin Manufacturer

Nicole Holt-Smith arrived at pharmaceutical giant Sanofi’s research facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Friday carrying a powerful testament to the consequences of price gouging...

Bolton Uses WWI-Era Rhetoric to Promote a Cruel Iran Policy

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. John Bolton used a vindictive WWI-era slogan while threatening Iran with harsh sanctions enforcement: The U.S. intends to double down...

British Army ‘ready to help’ in case of no-deal Brexit – general — RT...

The British military is “thinking hard” about how they can help in the event of...

Saudi-Led Coalition Escalates Assault on Yemen, Prompting Condemnation

We turn now to the crisis in Yemen, where the US-backed, Saudi-led coalition has drastically escalated its assault on the Yemeni port city of...

US ‘war on terror’ claimed half a million lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq...

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the so-called US ‘war on terror’ launched...

UK on the brink of the greatest crisis since World War II, says outgoing...

Brexit negotiations have put Britain on the brink of the greatest crisis it has faced...

Capitalism Is Killing Patients… And Their Physicians

Photo Greanville Post Physician burnout, depression, and suicide increasingly invade discussions within the medical field. Depression and suicide are more common among male and female...

Ahead of Reimposed Iran Sanctions, Warnings Trump Taking ‘Latest Step in a Calculated Campaign…...

Following the Trump administration's announcement of renewed sanctions against Iran, set to go into effect on Monday, anti-war groups are warning the move tosses...

Cool guys don’t look at explosions…but they’re more violent than supervillains – study —...

In Hollywood and comic-book land, Batman and co may regularly save the world from evil doers....

Cool guys don’t look at explosions…but they’re more violent than supervillains – study —...

In Hollywood and comic-book land, Batman and co may regularly save the world from evil doers....

Housing Crisis, Mental Health Collective Breakdown, 9 am to 5 am Work!

The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. ― D.H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature He who...

The Occasional Stupidity of Hope and How, Again, to Learn From Cuba

Photo Source DieselDemon | CC BY 2.0 The occasional stupidity of hope and how, again, to learn from Cuba Hope is pervasive in the North. We...

Civilian deaths not enough to scrap Britain’s arms sales to Riyadh, but Khashoggi probe...

The UK's Middle East minister seems unfazed by civilian suffering in Yemen, saying that ending...

Gun injuries send 8,000 American children to the ER every year – study —...

It’s not only school shootings but also accidents, other assaults and even suicide attempts with firearms...

FDA lists psychedelic drugs as ‘breakthrough therapy’ for depression — RT US News

Psychedelic drug researchers can now begin providing psychiatric patients with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic...

Cabinet member proposes hiring ships to feed public in case of no-deal chaos —...

A no-deal Brexit could force the UK to charter ships to bring in food, medicines...

Midterm debate descends into insults and barbs — RT US News

Ahead of next month’s crucial midterm elections, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) squared up against challenger...

Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Basic Needs

Now that nearly a full week has passed since Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle and proceeded to tear through Georgia, Virginia, and...

Immigrants… Once More

“ is immortal . . . because he …has a spirit capable of compassion. . . .”— William Faulkner, Speech upon receiving the 1950...

How Do We Practice – LewRockwell

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Gross Hospital Negligence Does Not Exempt Celebrities

Solid studies by physicians at leading medical schools have been warning of the huge casualty toll that flows from preventable problems in hospitals. A...

ThinkProgress editor under fire after calling to ‘confront Republicans where they sleep’ — RT...

The justice editor for left-wing opinion site ThinkProgress has tweeted out a call to confront GOP...

Medical Malpractice Death 500 Times

By Tom Knighton Bearing Arms September 26, 2018 ...

Senate passes anti-opioid bill as overdoses ravage America — RT US News

The Senate has passed a bill aimed at combating the influx of synthetic opioids into the...

America is today’s Nazi Germany.

Eric Zuesse It’s not against Jews this time; it’s against, especially, Houthis. The U.S. and its allies — in this case mainly the Saud family who...

Maria’s Missing Dead

Hurricane Maria. Photo: NASA. They knew it was coming. They knew when it would hit. They knew how strong the winds would be and how...

Pompeo says Saudi coalition exercising caution in Yemen – facts show that’s not true...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Congress that the governments of Saudi Arabia and...

Police brace for riots, mull army help in case of no-deal Brexit – leaked...

No-deal Brexit might result in lengthy civil unrest and surge in crime, caused by food...

Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina didn’t offer sex for job, prosecutors admit — RT US...

US prosecutors have admitted that they wrongly accused Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in...

Chemically Induced Frankenstein-Humans

Photo Source CGP Grey | www.CGPGrey.com One of the biggest open questions of this century is whether 144,000 different chemicals swirling throughout the world are...

Medical Cannabis Offers New Hope

The New Fascism, Same as the Old One

Photograph Source Konstantin Malanchev | CC BY 2.0 “One can have Fascism come in any form at all, through the Church, through sex, through social...

Trump Administration Announces $200 Million Cut in Humanitarian Aid for Palestinians

The Trump administration announced Friday that it would cut $200 million in Palestinian aid, redirecting the funds to what it called "high priority projects...

Israel an Enemy of Freedom-Loving People Everywhere

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Israel is fighting constantly not only against Gazans, and against Palestinians generally; it is fighting constantly against freedom-loving...

How a Free Market Inevitably Produces Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Who rules the land? A deeper and truer version of this question is: What rules the land? Is it...

“Not With a Bomb, But a Whimper” … Then More Bombs.

Those who have crossedWith direct eyes, to death’s other KingdomRemember us—if at all—not as lostViolent souls, but onlyAs the hollow menThe stuffed men. –T.S. Elliot,...

Could science-fiction super soldiers become reality after extreme US military tests? — RT US...

Captain America, Deadpool, Wolverine: three fictional characters with superhuman bodies boosted for combat. Such stories, however,...

Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina moved to another jail, now in ‘borderline torture’ conditions —...

Maria Butina, the Russian gun activists jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered...

Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina deprived of sleep & medication – lawyer to RT —...

Jailed Russian gun activist Maria Butina, accused in the US of “espionage,” has been unexpectedly transferred...

Surgeon, crippled by rare illness, marched off easyJet flight by armed guards after legroom...

An ill ex-surgeon was marched off an easyJet flight by armed guards after a row...

Doctor who worked for the Queen killed in London traffic accident — RT UK...

A doctor who used to work for Queen Elizabeth has been killed in a traffic...

Scientists capture the speed of death as it rages through a cell — RT...

For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed death itself moving through a cell and have...

Pentagon Spending Funds the Politicians

It is sometimes said that laughter is the best medicine, and in these days of unhinged demonic tomfoolery in the White House it is...

Drug-addicted pet owners may abuse their animals to secure opioid fix, study warns US...

Some opioid addicts have been known to injure their pets to get their hands on powerful...

Haley hands $9mn to Venezuelan refugees, raises regime change days after attempt on Maduro’s...

US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley visited the Colombia-Venezuela border to announce a $9-million aid...

Syrian Army Finds US Arms, Israeli Food

The find is the latest cache of foreign-made weapons discovered by the Syrian Army as it wraps up its operations against the terrorists in...

The Cruel Collective Punishment of Sanctions

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. Jason Rezaian describes what renewed U.S. sanctions will do to the Iranian people: Although sanctions won’t target food and medicine...
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Video: ‘God, help us’: British Army on standby in case of no-deal Brexit supply...

Ministers planning Brexit told media the Army is on standby to deliver key supplies like food, fuel and medicines in the eventuality of a...

British Army on standby in case of no-deal Brexit supply issues — RT UK...

Ministers planning Brexit told media the Army is on standby to deliver key supplies like...

Nurturing Life – LewRockwell

Or How to Lie With Statistics

Photo by Pete Souza | CC BY 2.0 Mark Twain famously wrote that “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This...

Amazon UK boss issues warning — RT UK News

The head of Amazon UK has warned Brexit secretary Dominic Raab that if Britain leaves...

Migrant Parents Reunited With Children Must Brace for Trauma and Long Recovery

We discuss the psychological impacts family separation has on young children with Nancy Burke, psychoanalyst and a co-chair of the Psychotherapy Action Network, which...

Single-Payer Advocates in Congress Double Down With Medicare for All Caucus

When Medicare was created 53 years ago this month, it was over the objections of Ronald Reagan. On behalf of the American Medical Association,...

Do We Know How To Cure Cancer?

The Most Popular Antibiotic To Store

A Short History of Germs

By Joe Alton, MD Doom & Bloom July 16, 2018 ...

Trump’s Angry Tweets and Secret Deals Will Not Lower Drug Prices

We can only imagine how the Trump administration’s internal conversation about lowering the price of pharmaceuticals has been going. President Trump campaigned on the issue...

Execution Halted After Pharmaceutical Company Accuses Nevada of Illegally Obtaining Drug for Experimental Killer...

A Nevada judge halted an execution scheduled for 8pm local time on Wednesday after the pharmaceutical company Alvogen filed suit alleging the state illegally...

Mum of 6yo epileptic boy becomes first to legally bring ‘miracle’ cannabis oil into...

The mother of a six-year-old epileptic boy is the first person to legally bring medical...

Police ‘find 81 grams of narcotics inside woman’s vagina’ — RT US News

Cocaine, marijuana, MDMA – you name it, and one suspected Wisconsin drug dealer could have a...

A Turn for the Worse

Overly Bureaucratic Procedures and Long Waits Cuts Off Support to 22 Million Yemenis

As Yemen’s people struggle to survive amid what has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the stranglehold by both government coalition forces...

New York’s Suicide Prevention Program Is the First of Its Kind in the US

As the national debate on mental health continues after the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and television host and chef Anthony Bourdain earlier...

FDA Repays Industry by Rushing Risky Drugs to Market

Nuplazid, a drug for hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease, failed two clinical trials. In a third trial, under a revised standard for...

For Want of a Natural Migraine Remedy

Humanity’s “Dirty Little Secret”: Starving, Enslaving, Raping, Torturing and Killing our Children

by Robert J. Burrowes / June 26th, 2018 In a recent article titled ‘Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts‘, I pointed out four conflict configurations that...

Woman denied miscarriage medication by Walgreens pharmacist — RT US News

A woman said she was left “ashamed” and “humiliated” when a Walgreens pharmacist refused to fill...

FDA approves America’s first marijuana-based medication — RT US News

In a breakthrough for medical marijuana use, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved...

Pyrrhic victories? 6 trade wars that impacted the global economy — RT US News

The escalating trade war between the US and China has dominated headlines, dragged markets down and...

Paul Ryan warns the UK — RT UK News

Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives has warned UK’s International Trade Secretary, Liam...

Philip May and family profit from Trump’s caging of children in detention centers —...

Capital Group, the company of UK PM’s husband Philip May, profited from Donald Trump’s caging...

When Cuban Polyclinics Were Born

As discontent increases with overly expensive and totally inadequate US health care, it is time to look closely at the beginnings of the modern...

Why Can’t We Sue the TSA?

When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by...

Home Office must grant my epileptic son’s medical cannabis, urges mum — RT UK...

The mother of a child whose epilepsy can be eased by medical cannabis has called...

US government blew over $450k of taxpayers’ cash on axed health risk study —...

The US Interior Department threw away almost half a million dollars of taxpayers' money by axing...

Coalition Ignores Famine Warnings and Continues Assault on Yemen as Critics Question US Complicity

Ignoring international aid groups’ warnings that an attack on the Yemeni city of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels, could exacerbate hunger in an impoverished...

Medical cannabis could be up for sale within a year – Tory MP &...

The legalization of medical cannabis could take place within a year, a leading GP and...

US senators urge Pentagon to fully disclose its role in Saudi-led war in Yemen...

Three US senators have called on the Pentagon to immediately reveal the extent of US military...

Obama’s Teeth – LewRockwell

The US-Backed Assault on Yemeni Port Has Started

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. ABC News reports on the start of the Saudi coalition’s attack on the port of Hodeidah: As many as 22...

With Explicit US Backing, Saudi Attack on Yemen’s Humanitarian Lifeline Begins

With a “green light” from the Trump administration and essential military support from the US government, Saudi-led forces plowed ahead with an assault on the Yemeni...

Philip May’s Capital Group profits from British weed-growing op while British patients denied access...

Charges of hypocrisy have been leveled against the Home Office for not granting patients access...

Knesset Foils Efforts to End Israeli Apartheid

Photo by Susan Ruggles | CC BY 2.0 For most of the seven decades after its establishment, Israel went to extraordinary lengths to craft an...

MPs blast UK cannabis law as 12yo epileptic has first seizure in a year...

MPs have blasted UK cannabis laws as “inconceivable” amid claims that a 12-year-old boy with...

Rebuffed Parliamentary Bills Foil Efforts to End Israeli Apartheid

Just as Israel’s belligerent rule in the occupied territories is under ever greater scrutiny, so too is its claim to be a democracy conferring...

Epileptic 12-year-old’s vital medical cannabis confiscated by ‘criminal’ UK authorities at border — RT...

The mother of 12-year-old Billy Caldwell has slammed UK authorities as “criminals” for confiscating medical...

Scapegoating Iran

Seventeen years of war in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it? Iraq after our 2003 invasion and occupation...

Legislators in Many States Can Push Bills They’d Profit From

It’s a fundamental part of representative government: Politicians are elected to advocate for their constituents, and not their own interests. But in many states, laws...

Sheldon Richman on 51 Years of Israeli Occupation

This is the 51st anniversary of Israel’s 1967 war against Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestinians. The so-called Six-Day War began the occupation of...

‘Wealthy People Saw Puerto Rico Could Be Attacked’

Janine Jackson interview Julio López Varona about Puerto Rico’s predators for the January 5, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Venezuela: Vanguard of a New World

Venezuela is a champion in democracy, in democratic elections, as proven twice within the last twelve months and more than a dozen times since...

Trump’s Drug Price Reforms Amount to a ‘Sugar-Coated Nothing Pill’

President Trump is said to see himself as a sort of Teddy Roosevelt. TR, however, was known as a trust buster, while DT has...

Hurricane Maria Killed 4,645 in Puerto Rico, 70 Times Official Toll

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: And I'm Juan González. Welcome to all of our listeners and viewers around the...

Are You Familiar with Acupuncture?

Hurricane Maria killed 70 times more Puerto Ricans than estimated – study — RT...

The official death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria stands at 64, but researchers at...

‘Ehud Barak Gave the Order to Kill’ – Consortiumnews

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak received an earful from protestors when he was in San Francisco recently to hawk...

‘Human’ cells mixed with chicken embryos in bizarre scientific experiment — RT US News

US scientists have mixed artificial human cells with the embryos of a chicken in a bizarre...

Cannabis for medical use could become law after MPs form legislation action group —...

A group of doctors in politics are taking on the House of Commons to lobby...

‘There’s an Asymmetry Not Only in Power, but in Compassion’

The May 18, 2018, episode of CounterSpin was a special on Gaza that featured three classic interviews—with James Zogby from  July 5, 2006; with...

Gene editing opens world of ‘man-gods,’ but Jesse Ventura doubts society and politics are...

Advances in technology, from brain chips to gene selection, may be creating a new type of...

‘A Result of McCarthyism Is a Much Narrower Range of Political Ideas’

For the May 4, 2018, episode of CounterSpin, Janine Jackson reaired an interview with Ellen Schrecker on the New McCarthyism, originally broadcast January 6,...

Twitter worried parts of US will be left without bookstores — RT US News

‘Save Barnes & Noble’ started trending on Twitter on Monday, after an article in the New...

Could This Be the End of Chemo?

Beat Alzheimers – LewRockwell

Lava outbreak triggers evacuations in Hawaii amid fears of imminent eruption (VIDEOS) — RT...

People in the vicinity of the Big Island’s Kilauea crater are being evacuated as lava threatens...

Don’t Forget the Ginko Biloba

‘These Are Sanctions Directly Aimed at the Civilian Population’

Janine Jackson interviewed Joe Emersberger on Venezuela for the April 27, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

‘Not our way:’ Moscow won’t break into US diplomatic compounds in case of closure...

Russia does not plan to answer in kind to Washington forcing its way into Russia’s locked...

Sex change drugs put kids at risk of infertility, heart disease, baldness, doctor warns...

Sex change drugs are harming children, a leading NHS psychiatrist has warned. Dr. Lucy Griffin...

Britain admits OPCW did not confirm ‘essential evidence’ on origin of Skripal poison —...

The British delegation to the OPCW has admitted that international chemical weapons inspectors did not...

Trump wants to pull troops from Syria ‘as quickly as possible,’ but it won’t...

US President Donald Trump wants to bring troops back from Syria as soon as possible, the...

U.S. Bombs Won’t Save the Kids of the Middle East. Here’s What We Can...

With so many crazy contradictions illuminated by the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air over Syria on Friday night — the...

Russia Claims to Have Located Witnesses to Staged ‘Chemical’ Event in Douma

Eric Zuesse Russia’s Tass news agency claimed early on April 13th, that Russian investigators have located and spoken with persons in the Syrian city of...

50 Ways To Use Salt

Gun Control Laws for Mentally Ill

Call Bullshit on Apartheid Schools in the Nation’s Capital

“The realization of common opportunities for all within a single society… will require a commitment to national action – compassionate, massive, and sustained,...

YouTube, Censorship and Nasim Aghdam

People like me are not good for big business, like for animal business, medicine business and for many other businesses.  That’s why they are...

Why China will not Back Down from a Trade War

On Tuesday (4/3/2018) the US published a list of Chinese imports, set to be hit with a $50 billion tariff increase. This is the...

Ever Heard of Pau D’Arco?

By Dr. Mercola Pau d’Arco — made from the bark of a large evergreen tropical tree found in the rainforests of the Amazon, South America...

Be Proactive About Spring Allergies

Viagra to be sold over the counter as drug company falls on hard times...

Hard times for Viagra’s producers have led to a decision to sell the iconic blue...

30 Questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case

There are a lot of issues around the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal which, at the time of writing, are very unclear and...

All in Prince Charles’ barmy biography — RT UK News

Like them or loathe them – they’re fascinating creatures, those royals. Prince Charles, long considered...

Exonerating the Empire in Venezuela

NBC (3/12/18) attributes Venezuela’s crisis to President Hugo Chávez’s “promise to share the country’s oil wealth with the poor.” The United States has for years...

From ‘Sea to Shining Sea,’ Industrial Ag Fouls America’s Waterways

A citizen-led group in Nebraska is fighting Costco’s plan to build a huge chicken factory farm operation that residents in nearby cities say would pollute...

15 Years After the Iraq Invasion, What Are the Costs?

This March marked the 15th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. In 2003, President George W. Bush and his advisers based their case for...

37mn Americans are ‘binge drinkers,’ CDC study says — RT US News

Americans are no strangers to boozing it up, according to a new study that found that...

Why Do Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Todd Young Want to Continue Starving Yemeni Children?

A Yemeni child carried by his mother waits to receive vaccine against diphtheria disease at a health center on March 13, 2018, in Sana'a,...

Trump’s Opioid Epidemic Proposal Reportedly Includes Plan to Execute Drug Dealers

President Donald Trump's recent threats to execute drug dealers are reportedly materializing in his final plan to combat the opioid addiction epidemic that has...

How Insurance Companies Drive Up Drug Prices

(Photo: Peshkov / Getty Images) Faced with angry consumers and impending political reforms, the massive corporations that shape the way we pay for medicine are...

Samantha Power’s speech stalled by student protesters (VIDEO) — RT US News

Students stormed the stage and held banners aloft as former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha...

Gaza’s Water Problems Continue to Compound

GAZA CITY – Red-faced and with his hair still wet, Hani Abu Amirah’s grandson sobbed as he shuffled over to where she sat, looking...

Crowded Shelters and the Vicious Flu Brew Perfect Storm for the Homeless

The flu descended on Connie Gabaldon like a fog, she recalled, clouding her mind and compromising her judgment. It progressed to chest and back...

Father subjects daughter to FGM twice to ‘punish her,’ Old Bailey hears — RT...

A father subjected his nine-year-old daughter to female genital mutilation (FGM) to punish her. The...

UK is world’s largest legal cannabis producer, UN reveals — RT UK News

A drug reform group has slammed the government for claiming cannabis has no medical use...

America’s Martin Shkreli Problem Is Not Just Martin Shkreli

On Friday, Martin Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison. What, if anything, does Shkreli’s downfall tell us about modern America?  Shkreli’s early life...

Indigenous and Rural Women Conserve Mother Earth and Empower Their Communities

On this International Women's Day, we bring you a photo essay about Indigenous and rural women and their innate connection to nature. Women's rights...

Media Erase US Role in Syria’s Misery, Call for US to Inflict More Misery

Simon Tisdall argues in the Guardian (2/10/18) that “the West let down Syria”—not by fueling a murderous civil war, but by failing to ensure...

Coast Guard Responders ‘Harmed by Chemicals Used to Clean Up BP’s Spill’

Sometimes, there is absolutely nothing worse than being proven right. It is the one thing you dreaded. Ever since the horrendous Deepwater Horizon spill in...

Woman arrested for criticizing cop ex-husband on Facebook

A Georgia mother and her friend were arrested by her former husband, a serving cop, over...

Why the Right is So Successful

Photo by Paul Siarkowski | CC BY 2.0 In “How America’s identity politics went from inclusion to division” (Guardian, March 1, 2018), Amy Chua argues...

Roger Bannister, First to Run Sub Four-Minute Mile, Dies at 88

Bannister clocked a time of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds in Oxford, England Roger Bannister, who electrified the sports world and lifted postwar...

Saudi prince harnesses power of social media to promote UK trip…. badly — RT...

Internet users have been flooded with ads for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's UK...

The Jury Has Been Out on Vaccines: Harm to the Brain, Immune System, Limbic...

Two Rabbits, Twenty-eight Days of Testing, and a 91-Year Old Salt Called Aluminum Hydroxide captured in new documentary H-o-p-e Spells Help Our People Exist Fact One:...

Paying Tribute to a Warrior Against Big Pharma: Zahara Heckscher

All of us at Public Citizen lift up in loving memory our dear friend and peaceful warrior Zahara Heckscher, who passed away on February...

America’s News Media Foment Hate

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Like was shown in the movie 1984, in its two-minute section “Two Minutes of Hate”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WupvCZhKMnM, the U.S.-installed Ukrainian regime on...

She Refused Chemo – LewRockwell

Boris Johnson throws support behind Saudi prince accused of Yemen human rights abuses —...

The UK government is throwing its arms open to Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed...

Time-Tested Remedies for Your Homeopathic Med Kit

By Sarah Anne Carter The Survival Mom March 1, 2018

Fury over Commons ‘filibustering’ as Labour MPs turn on each other over cannabis bill...

A furious debate over MPs’ behavior in Parliament has erupted after a bill on cannabis...

Reporters Call Foul on NRA Claim That Media “Loves” Mass Shootings

Journalists on social media pushed back on Friday against NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch's claim that the news media "loves" mass shootings because they deliver...

Opioid prescriptions on the rise in England, new study shows — RT UK News

The prescription of highly addictive opioids by GPs in England is steadily rising, especially in...

Who is burying the Olympic Movement and Why?

By the time the 2018 Winter Olympic Games opened in PyeongChang last week, the masterminds behind the so-called Russian doping scandal had finally lost...

Sickening Relations: The Royal Society and the GMO-Agrochemical Sector

The Royal Society in the UK is a self-governing fellowship of distinguished scientists. Its purpose is reflected in its founding charters of the 1660s: to...

The Attorney General Thinks Aspirin Helps Severe Pain. He’s Wrong.

Recently Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave Americans suffering severe pain some advice: “People need to take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out a...

Tory MP tasked with regulating drugs has husband that grows 45 acres of cannabis...

A Tory MP and drugs minister has been accused of “deception” by a pro-legalization pressure...

Drinking Tea and Wine – LewRockwell

Independent February 10, 2018 ...

Transhumanism: A Final Corporate Takeover of Humanity | By Nozomi Hayase

Transhumanism is knocking at the door. Dubbed as Humanity+ or H+, the idea to radically revolutionize humanity has emerged in the last decades as...

Infectious Diseases Are Poised for a Deadly Comeback | By Leah Cowen

It is hard to imagine a world without effective drugs to treat infectious disease but that is where we are headed. "Previously treatable infectious diseases...

‘Legality Means Nothing if There Is No Access’

Janine Jackson interviewedJessica Mason Pieklo about abortion rights for the January 26, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Two-part cancer treatment ‘eliminates tumors in mice’ – study — RT US News

A two-shot cancer “vaccine” has, according to new research, been wildly successful at attacking tumors in...

Trump’s most controversial applause lines from his 1st State of the Union — RT...

It was billed as a speech that would unite all Americans, but even with memorable lines,...

Arrest Mohammed Bin Salman over ‘Yemen war crimes’, demand activists — RT UK News

Human rights activists are calling on British authorities to arrest Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

Kathy Kelly on A Treacherous Crossing – Antiwar.com Blog

On January 23rd an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Aden in Southern Yemen. Smugglers packed 152 passengers from Somalia and Ethiopia...

Warning over ‘return to dark ages’ as patients make demands on doctors — RT...

Antibiotics are becoming resistant to fatal diseases in a frightening trend which could spark a...

The Flu Vaccine Is Causing

Health insurer Aetna fined for leaking members’ HIV status — RT US News

Aetna, one of the biggest US health insurance companies, was fined $1.15 million after exposing the...

Failure of the Year, 2017

by Rachel Durling / January 21st, 2018 Once upon a timethe world bowed downbefore the hearts of childrenand tended their joylike the most prized orchidin...

Snap, Crackle, Pop – LewRockwell

The Fall of the American Empire – Antiwar.com Blog

Why do empires fall? Sometimes, it’s easy to identify a cause. Whether led by the Kaiser or by Hitler, Germany’s Second and Third Empires...

Democrat Kaptur Gives ISIS Eulogy on C-SPAN says US Owes Nazis for Suffering

Can you believe it? 2018 is the year of the NAZI snowflake! They whine, cry, and they still kill innocent people. They also donate...

Professor slams royal in new book condemning homeopathy — RT UK News

A renowned university professor has reignited a 13-year-old spat with Prince Charles. Emeritus Professor Edzard...

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence | By Martin Luther King, Jr

Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City:I come to this magnificent house...

Cancer-stricken Brit detained in Dubai describes ‘barbaric’ treatment — RT UK News

A British cancer victim claims he was being “systematically murdered by negligence and medical inexperience”...

Oxford researchers give TB vaccine to African babies, despite drug killing 5 monkeys during...

Oxford University researchers have been accused of acting unethically after they gave an anti-tuberculosis vaccine...

2017: Corporate Sins of Commission and Omission | By John Buell

As 2017 drew to a close, corporate media often presented some retrospective commentary on the most significant stories of the year. I would like...

Doctor apologizes for ‘Third World conditions’ in UK hospitals — RT UK News

A consultant doctor has likened the state of the National Health Service (NHS) to ‘Third...

collective neurosis

sometimes i wonder if all the effects from wars, pain, and horrible deaths in the twentieth century did not find their way into the human...

Virus could treat brain cancer and boost immune system – study — RT UK...

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 11:03 Patients with aggressive brain tumours could be treated with...

Mammograms? – LewRockwell

A Tale of 2 Ukraines- Medical Care in War-Torn Lugansk and Peaceful Ukraine Part 2

In 2014, villages, towns, and sections of cities were destroyed near the front line in LNR(Lugansk People's Republic) and DNR. Early on, a lot...

Doctor suspended for reusing disposable anal catheters on multiple patients — RT US News

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 17:11 A doctor accused of reusing single-use anal catheters on multiple...

‘This Is Simply Price Gouging’: Cost of Cancer Drug Hiked 1,400% Since 2013

Critics of the pharmaceutical industry have expressed outrage over a Wall Street Journal analysis that found the owner of a 40-year-old cancer drug used...

UK hospitals cancel thousands of operations to make way for Christmas patient influx —...

Tens of thousands of people will have their surgeries delayed under contingency plans for an...

Saudi crown prince to visit Britain despite Yemen ‘catastrophe’ — RT UK News

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Britain next year, according to Downing...

A Century of Change – LewRockwell

Barry Sherman, Wife Found Dead Amid Lobbying Investigation, Police Deem Deaths ‘Suspicious’

Apotex Inc. founder and Chairman Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, were found dead in their Toronto home Friday, said the company...

A selfie a day keeps the doctor away, 3 or more and you could...

Is taking too many selfies bad for your health? Psychologists seem to think so, warning...

New York City and Yemen – Antiwar.com Blog

Marching up First AvenueOn December 11, in response to the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, more than 50 concerned people including representatives of various...

Activists handcuffed by NYPD at US mission to UN over Yemen protest — RT...

Several protesters staging a civil disobedience action were led away handcuffed by New York police outside...

Did 24 Coke-Funded Studies on Childhood Obesity Fail to Disclose Coke’s Influence? | U.S....

WASHINGTON - How accurate were conflict of interest disclosures in at least 40 childhood obesity studies funded by The Coca-Cola Company? Not so accurate,...

Medical examiners quit over claims of sheriff’s interference — RT US News

Two medical examiners in San Joaquin County, California have quit over claims the sheriff had interfered...

VA hires providers with malpractice claims & criminal histories – media investigation — RT...

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has a history of hiring doctors with dodgy pasts and...

Hold that Whopper! 57% of US children will be obese at age 35 —...

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 16:28 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 16:29 Childhood obesity is shaping...

Activists Implicate Trump’s Health Nominee Alex Azar in Insulin Price-Gouging Scheme

Alex Azar's reforms would lock in out-of-reach drug prices. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Speaking before a health care symposium at the conservative Manhattan Institute...

Hardcore porn at school? Calls for sex education to get more graphic — RT...

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 08:54 Edited time: 21 Nov, 2017 07:06 The internet has...

Survival? Symptoms Of Breakdown | Dissident Voice

If the human species survives long enough, future historians might well marvel at what passed for ‘mainstream‘ media and politics in the early 21st...

Dead bodies lost, disfigured or returned to the wrong family by UK mortuaries —...

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 09:16 Dead bodies are being lost, disfigured or returned to...

Turns out coffee isn’t that bad after all, even preventing some cancers – study...

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 19:24 One of your major vices, coffee, is not as...

UK ‘complicit in promoting famine’ in war-torn Yemen — RT UK News

Britain is becoming “dangerously complicit” in facilitating famine as a weapon in Saudi Arabia’s...

Sugar industry shut down research over cancer link – study — RT US News

A newly discovered cache of documents has revealed an alleged decades-long effort by the sugar industry...

Vote Leave rocked by donation claims as watchdog probes Brexit campaign — RT UK...

The UK Electoral Commission has launched an investigation into the financial links between the Vote...

London to lose 1,000 jobs as EU members bid for agencies post-Brexit — RT...

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 01:07 London has lost two European agencies to Paris and...

Denying the Imperium of Death – Consortiumnews

The tens of thousands of American deaths from drug overdoses are a measure of the hopeless desperation left behind by...

Liverpool students call for PM William Gladstone’s name to be removed from halls —...

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 21:20 Students at the University of Liverpool are calling for...

Erectile dysfunction pills are now the top party drug for British millennials — RT...

Coke, MDMA, speed… Viagra? This is now the standard pitch of UK drug dealers as...

They say: There is No Alternative

We are living in times of increased global economic injustice, suspicion against the establishment and a political terrain that is being redrawn to such...

Smart schizophrenia pill that tracks how you take it approved by FDA — RT...

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 03:10 An antipsychotic pill that digitally tracks consumption has been approved...

Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary Led Company That Jacked Up Insulin Prices

Alice Dautry, the director of the Pasteur Institute, a French research laboratory, smiles next to then-US Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex...

Catalonia and the Art of Differential Diagnosis

Photo by ChiralJon | CC BY 2.0 As in the sound practice of medicine, the key to generating useful political analysis lies in the art...

British arms sales to Saudi Arabia jump 500% as coalition seals off Yemen borders...

The sale of UK-made bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia has leapt by almost 500...

Trump stepped ‘over the line,’ gave N. Korea justification to pursue nuclear deterrent –...

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 04:52 Donald Trump’s belligerent rhetoric towards Pyongyang has given North Korean...

Drug companies threaten NHS because it’s trying to use cheaper treatment — RT UK...

Two multinational drug companies are threatening the NHS with legal action over its prescribing of...

Trans people ‘misunderstand and often regret’ sex-change surgery, says top fertility doctor — RT...

A fertility doctor has sparked outrage after claiming that sex-reassignment surgery is misunderstood and often...

Stents don’t significantly relieve heart pain

A new study has found that inserting stents into arteries of hundreds of thousands of heart...

How Afghans View the Endless US War – Consortiumnews

To understand why the 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan continues to fail requires a look from the ground where Afghans...

From the Ground Up | Dissident Voice

Masoumah invites Afghan mothers to speak about difficulties they face (Photo: Afghan Peace Volunteers) On a recent Friday at the Afghan Peace Volunteers‘ (APV) Borderfree...

From the Ground Up by Kathy Kelly – Antiwar.com Blog

Masoumah invites Afghan mothers to speak about difficulties they face (credit: APVs)On a recent Friday at the Afghan Peace Volunteers‘ (APV) Borderfree Center, here...

Trump’s Plan for a “Drug-Free Society” Won’t Fix the Opioid Problem, Experts Say

Donald Trump greets a guest during an event highlighting the opioid crisis on October 26, 2017, in the East Room of the White House...

Marijuana smokers have more sex, researchers discover — RT US News

Men and women who frequently smoke marijuana appear to have more sex, according to new research...

Scientists Use Electrical Stimulation to Improve Human Memory

Neuroscientists at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have discovered precisely where and how to electrically stimulate the human brain to enhance...

RN Volunteers Back from Puerto Rico Join Congress Members to Urge Increased Aid to...

WASHINGTON - Registered nurse volunteers who recently returned from two weeks of providing nursing care and other disaster relief today joined House Minority Leader...

The Sad State of Thyroid Care

The Sunshine Hormone

This book has made a positive contribution to my own health in the past few months. I hope the ideas presented of the human...

Forcing Trump’s Hand, Sanders and Dems Intro Bill to Lower ‘Outrageous’ Drug Prices

Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his professed desire to take on the pharmaceutical industry—which he has said is "getting away with...

Hairdresser infected 5 partners with HIV, called victim ‘dramatic, paranoid fool,’ court hears —...

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 16:02 A Scottish hairdresser who stands accused of infecting five...

Puerto Rico and the Jones Act Conundrum

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | CC by 2.0 When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, the whole transportation...

Relocated Puerto Rican Families are Florida’s Latest Class War Targets

Photo by Alex Barth | CC BY 2.0 As the Puerto Rico disaster unfolds before our horrified eyes, shortages of water, food, housing, medicine, and...

Legalize cannabis now or face mental health crisis, warns drug think-tank — RT UK

Britain should legalize cannabis to prevent a mental health crisis, a leading drugs think-tank has...

The Global Food and Health Crisis: Monsanto’s Science is Bogus

By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). With a $4 billion annual...

How To Heal Your Leaky Gut

By Dr. David Brownstein Dr. Brownstein's Holistic Medicine October 18, 2017 I am pleased to...