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Drug companies are pouring money into GOP coffers

The drug industry has traditionally leaned Republican, and this year more Republican members are at risk than sitting Democrats. Even so, 2016 …

Differences in Conservative and Liberal Brains - 2012 Presidential Election

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Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence : Health and Medicine Division

In 2010, more than 105,000 people were injured or killed in the United States as the result of a firearm-related incident. Recent, highly publicized, …

Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds

This story was co-published with NPR, the Boston Globe and the Tampa Bay Times.Doctors have long disputed that the payments they receive from …

Health Care

Who do presidential candidates blame for high health costs?

195 Shares<p>The United States far outspends peer countries on health care. When American politicians complain about these high health care costs, they …

Could just three laws reduce gun deaths by 90 percent?

“For so long there’s been a very low quality of research,” said lead author Bindu Kalesan, an epidemiologist at Boston University. “We’re attempting …

Obamacare's latest 'failure:' $1 trillion saved for Medicare

That horribly failed program, Obamacare, has done it again. In the next five years or so, it's going to save the federal government more than $1 …

Chinese Wind Turbine Maker Is Now World's Largest

General Electric Co. has ceded its position as the world’s No. 1 wind turbine manufacturer to a Chinese competitor, according to 2015 market data …

Renewable Energy

Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs

<b>Authors:</b><br>WHO<p>Publication details<p>Number of pages: 204<br>Publication date: December 2015<br>Language: English<p>In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) …

Why Women Are Missing out on the Tech Boom - presented by IBM and SlateCustom

Computer science is a male dominated field. And it seems to be getting worse.<p>In 1984, women represented 37 percent of computer science graduates. Two …

'Violence more common' in Bible than Quran, text analysis reveals

An analysis into whether the Quran is more violent than the Bible found killing and destruction occur more frequently in the Christian texts than the …

The Water Next Time: Professor Who Helped Expose Crisis in Flint Says Public Science Is Broken

Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, has become something of a folk hero for his role in identifying lead in the city’s …

The U.S. Is Running Out of Nurses

The country has experienced nursing shortages for decades, but an aging population means the problem is about to get much worse.<p><i>Updated at 4:00 p.m. EST on February 12, 2016</i><p>Five years ago, my mother was rushed to the hospital for an aneurysm. For the next two weeks, my family and I sat huddled …

South Dakota

Rooting Out Gun Violence

New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 374, Issue 2, Page 175-176, January 2016.

Medical Taylorism

…patient visits. Their aim is to determine the optimal time for patient–doctor interactions so that they can be standardized. Meanwhile, the …

Legislating against Use of Cost-Effectiveness Information

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute . . . shall not develop or employ a dollars per quality adjusted life year (or similar measure that …

Medscape Log In

Rethinking Health Care Labor

Of the $2.6 trillion spent in 2010 on health care in the United States, 56% consisted of wages for health care workers. Labor is by far the largest …

The Silver Bullet To Solving Healthcare's Most Vexing Problem

Astute observers have stated controlling healthcare costs is almost impossible. Ezra Klein is data-junkie journalist who drilled down on this issue — 21 graphs showing how ludicrous healthcare prices are. If the byproduct was merely hospitals having large profits, we could shrug our shoulders and …

The Siege of Miami

As temperatures climb, so, too, will sea levels.<p>The city of Miami Beach floods on such a predictable basis that if, out of curiosity or sheer perversity, a person wants to she can plan a visit to coincide with an inundation. Knowing the tides would be high around the time of the “super blood moon,” …

Sea Level

Illegal Trade In Tiny Pet Turtles Keeps Spreading Salmonella

Forty years ago, the U.S. outlawed the sale of small turtles as pets because they harbor salmonella, a bacterium that causes a highly unpleasant and occasionally deadly illness in humans.<p>Now salmonella infections tied to the tiny critters are back, public health officials reported Wednesday in the …

Robert Reich: Martin Shkreli is just one rotten apple in a pair of rotten systems

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical CEO who was arrested last week, has been described as a sociopath and worse. In …

The CBO's Crystal Ball: How Well Did It Forecast the Effects of the Affordable Care Act?

Abstract<p>The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a nonpartisan agency of Congress, made official projections of the Affordable Care Act’s impact on …

Scientific consensus

Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals1 show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree*: …

Climate Change