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The OxyContin Express

Awesome House Media vimeo.com In this Peabody Award-winning edition of Vanguard, correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida–the “Colombia of prescription drugs”–to expose a bustling pill pipeline that stretches from the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale to the rolling hills … Continue reading

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Babies treated in the womb for obesity: Overweight mothers-to-be get diabetes pill to cut the risk of having a fat child

Julie-anne Barnes & Fiona Macrae Daily Mail Babies are being medicated in the womb in an attempt to prevent them from being  born obese. In a world first, dangerously overweight mothers-to-be in four British cities have started taking a diabetes … Continue reading

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The Pill Makes Women Richer

Kate Sheppard Mother Jones Not only is birth control helping women not get preggers, it’s also making women richer. Widespread availability of oral contraception—a.k.a. “The Pill”—has played a major role in closing the gender wage gap since the 1980s, according … Continue reading

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Australia May Declare Homeopathy ‘Baseless and Unethical’

Andre Evans Natural Society Homeopathic medicine practitioners may have to defend their practice in Austrailia after the National Health and Medical Research Council decided that their practices may be ineffective and unethical. A statement issued claimsthat it is “unethical for health … Continue reading

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Heart disease drug ‘combats racism’

Telegraph A common heart disease drug may have the unusual side-effect of combating racism, a new study suggests. Volunteers given the beta-blocker, used to treat chest pains and lower heart rates, scored lower on a standard psychological test of “implicit” … Continue reading

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Study: Most weight loss supplements are not effective

Melinda Manore EurekAlert CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University researcher has reviewed the body of evidence around weight loss supplements and has bad news for those trying to find a magic pill to lose weight and keep it off … Continue reading

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Project 101010 Pill or Perception

Project 101010 interviews some of today’s leading experts in the field of human consciousness and explores the question – Pill or Perception?… The message is about wellness and everyone’s role they play in self-care and self-education. Find out more at … Continue reading

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Have a Sinus Infection? Don’t Bother with Antibiotics

Alexandra Sifferlin TIME Sinus infections are drippy and painful — an all-around headache, quite literally. When symptoms arise, patients often rush to the doctor for a prescription, usually an antibiotic, to put an end to the suffering. But it turns … Continue reading

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Lobaczewski: Macrosocial ponerology

According to Lobaczewski (2005: 173): Source: Lobaczewski, A. (2005). Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes. New York, NY: Red Pill Press.

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Do we need a morality pill?

Source: BioEdge Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer and a research assistant, Agata Sagan, proposed a “morality pill” in a column in the New York Timesthis week. They speculate that moral behaviour is at least in part biochemically determined. Hence, it should … Continue reading

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