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What Women Must Know – Is cancer a genetic disease or a metabolic disease with Dr. Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D – 03.30.17

Thomas N. Seyfried received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New England and also holds a Master’s degree in Genetics from Illinois State University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine, and then served on the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Neurology. Prior to receiving full professorship, Dr. Seyfried was an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Boston College. Dr. Seyfried’s research program focuses on gene environmental interactions related to complex diseases, such as epilepsy, autism, brain cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Seyfried investigates many of these diseases from the perspective of genetics, lipidomics, and energy metabolism. He the author of “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease”.

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Paul Buchheit – How American Life Continued to Deteriorate in 2016

The reality of the disposable American has been building up in recent years, and new evidence keeps pouring in. Now the potential exists for greater suffering under the rule of a billionaire Cabinet that is far, far removed from average workers and renters and homeowners. First the “Upside” — 5% of Us Are Millionaires Depending on the source, America has anywhere from 7 million to 13.5 million millionaires …

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The case against sugar

Virtually zero.’ That’s a reasonable estimate of the probability that public health authorities in the foreseeable future will successfully curb the worldwide epidemics of obesity and diabetes, at least according to Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) – a person who should know. Virtually zero is the likelihood, Chan said at the National Academy of …

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Jamie Condliffe – Big Pharma and Distracted Driving Are Killing Americans Early

The life expectancy for Americans has declined for the first time in 23 years. Data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the average life expectancy for a U.S. man fell from 76.5 years in 2014 to 76.3 in 2015. For women, it fell from 81.3 to 81.2. Disease certainly plays the biggest part. There was a 0.9 …

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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education. But last year …

Study links student loans with lower net worth, housing values after college

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Student loan debt may negatively impact young people’s ability to accumulate wealth after they graduate or drop out of college, a new study suggests. People who had outstanding balances on their student loans when they graduated or dropped out of college had lower net worth, fewer financial and nonfinancial assets, and homes with lower market values when …

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‘US drug industry, doctors contribute to overdose deaths’

“Many doctors overprescribe painkillers because they have relationships with pharmaceutical companies and they get pay offs,” said James Petras, a professor emeritus of sociology atBinghamton University in Binghamton, New York, and adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s Universityin Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. The US pharmaceutical and health industry as well as economic distress are largely responsible for the surge in drug overdose deaths across the country, an …