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H.L. Mencken Was Right

theburningplatform.com “I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.” – … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C-related deaths outpace HIV deaths, study says

Eryn Brown Baltimore Sun Hepatitis C mortality rates surpassed HIV mortality rates in the United States in 2007, researchers said Monday. In a study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine (abstract here), U.S. Centers for Disease Control researchers analyzed … Continue reading

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Rice products may be source of high arsenic levels

Lauren Keiper Baltimore Sun/Reuters Significant levels of arsenic may be found in some prepared food products listing organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener and main ingredient, including some cereal bars and infant formulas, according to findings from a study … Continue reading

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Kids have been sleep-deprived for more than 100 years: study

Karen Kaplan Baltimore Sun Worried that your children aren’t getting enough sleep? You’re not alone. As one prominent educational psychologist put it, “physicians and writers on school hygiene agree that children are likely to receive less sleep than is needful … Continue reading

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Karen Handel calls Planned Parenthood a ‘gigantic bully’

Rosie Mestel Baltimore Sun For those who haven’t reached the saturation point regarding the fracas surrounding Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision — and then reversal — to cease awarding grants to Planned Parenthood for breast-health services, here’s one more snippet … Continue reading

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Cesarean section, induced labor not always best choice, studies say

Shari Roan Baltimore Sun Cesarean sections are often performed when a baby is going to be born early. Likewise, sometimes labor is induced when a woman’s water breaks too early in the pregnancy. However, two new studies suggest that these … Continue reading

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Project seeks 1 million veterans to give blood, DNA for disease research

Meredith Cohn Baltimore Sun The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it’s waging at home — against disease. Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing … Continue reading

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