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Study Shows Being Rich Buys 9 Extra Years of ‘Healthy’ Living in US and UK by Jessica Corbett

A new study that highlights the serious impacts of wealth inequality in the United Kingdom and United States suggests that being rich can add about nine “healthy” years to a person’s life. The transatlantic study on “healthy life expectancy,” published Wednesday in the Journal of Gerontology, is based on data from more than 25,000 adults—10,754 in the U.K. and 14,803 in the U.S.—aged …

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Global warming and the Australian fire storms by Dr Andrew Glikson

Global warming and its disastrous consequences are now truly with us since the second part of 2019. At the moment a change in the weather has given parts of the country a respite from the raging fires, some of which are still burning or smoldering, waiting for another warm spell to flare up. The danger zones include the Australian Capital …

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Climate emergency: 2019 was second hottest year on record

The year 2019 was the second hottest on record for the planet’s surface, according to latest research. The analyses reveal the scale of the climate crisis: both the past five years and the past decade are the hottest in 150 years. The succession of records being broken year after year is “the drumbeat of the Anthropocene”, said one scientist, and …

Tamiflu Fraud Bilked $1.5 Billion from Government, Alleges Whistleblower

BALTIMORE, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Drug company Hoffmann-La Roche (OTCMKTS: RHHBY) bilked U.S. federal and state governments out of $1.5 billion by misrepresenting clinical studies and falsely claiming that its well-known influenza medicine Tamiflu was effective at containing potential pandemics, according to a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit. The lawsuit claims the drugmaker’s scheme involved publishing misleading articles falsely stating that Tamiflu reduces complications, …

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Whooping cough evolving into a superbug by Caroline Tang

Whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonizing and feeding off unwitting hosts, strengthening calls for a new vaccine, according to UNSW researchers.  Australia needs a new whooping cough vaccine to ensure our most vulnerable are protected from the emergence of superbug strains, new UNSW research has shown. The current vaccine, widely used since 2000, targets three antigens in the bacteria of the highly contagious …

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US Military Spending: TRILLIONS of Dollars Unaccounted For by Eric Zuesse.

Before documenting that many trillions of dollars in U.S. Government military spending have been and are unaccounted-for, and that by far the most corrupt U.S. federal Department is the ‘Defense’ Department, it is important to document here, by means of the links that will be provided in this article, that, at least after the 9/11 event, the most respected institution …

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Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement By Colin Schultz

The overwhelming majority of climate scientists, international governmental bodies, relevant research institutes and scientific societies are in unison in saying that climate change is real, that it’s a problem, and that we should probably do something about it now, not later. And yet, for some reason, the idea persists in some peoples’ minds that climate change is up for debate, or that climate …

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Analysis of 30 Years of Single-Payer Research Shows Medicare for All Would Absolutely Save US Money by Eoin Higgins

A comprehensive new study that reviewed nearly three decades of existing analyses shows implementation of a single-payer healthcare system like Medicare for All could dramatically reduce costs in the United States, with savings likely experienced in the first year and definitely over the longer term. The meta-analysis, published Wednesday in the PLOS Medicine journal, reviewed 22 existing studies of state and national single-payer healthcare …