An awful lot of people I know, including day care center operators and anxious parents have small plunger-bottles of anti-bacterial soap on prominent display — in bathrooms, guest bathrooms, on
Archive for the 'Health & Welfare' Category
A new UCS [Union of Concerned Scientists] report reveals that global warming threatens public health and increases health care costs by exacerbating ground-level ozone—the primary component of smog. Climate Change and Your
After a scary long period in Europe, and the loss of millions of dollars worth of fresh vegetables, it looks pretty certain that the e-coli deaths came from sprouts at
Krugman on the shameless name games of the Republican Party.
…the G.O.P. plan simply reforms Medicare rather than ending it. I’ll just quote the blogger Duncan Black, who summarizes this
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies cell phones as a possible carcinogen in the same category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
A team of 31 scientists
From the NY Times series on Doctors: As Physicians’ Jobs Change, So Do their Politics — Gardiner Harris.
With Republicans in complete control of Maine’s state government for the first time
Whew! Is the great beast awakening? The silly kids have been poking it with the stick of radical inequality for a year or more, now.
In central Florida, a Congressional town
From California Watch this explanation of what is going wrong with decision making in the country…
Researchers at the University of Southern California found that short-term exposure to traffic pollution causes
Update: This event is now sold out. If you have a ticket, please arrive early. Doors open at 6:15.
Like most of you, I presume, I take to the internet when some unseasonal ache attacks me. What is this? Who knew there was a muscle there?
…beyond reducing smoking further, the single best strategy for extending American lives would appear to be extending universal health-insurance coverage below the age of 65.
From the National Academy of Sciences, and