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Universal Health Care Message to Americans From Canadian Doctors &Health Care Experts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXXBCFnhsUc I was engaged in this health care debate long before yesterday, when it became a personal reality: I was wakened by a call from my grandmother’s nursing home, informing me that she had fallen and was very sick, and that she had been rushed to hospital by ambulance. I spent the day with her, […]

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Students in New York Fall Ill, and Swine Flu Is Suspected – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/world/americas/26flu.html Remember Texas Governor Rick Perry? He’s the nutjob who, exactly a week ago, was threatening secession because he thought the US government was “overtaxing” its citizens. Well, this week, his state is one of the first to experience a breakout of the new, deadly swine flu. In true GOP fashion, he doesn’t want to […]

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Drug overdose – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overdose Some fascinating information on the biological process of heroin “overdosing”, as unearthed on one of my Wikipedia tours. (My, but my interests are wide-ranging!) If you know of anyone with an addiction, wising them up to this research may be the next best thing to wising them up to quitting entirely. Canadian researcher Shepard […]

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Bush colonoscopy leaves Cheney in charge | World news | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2131404,00.html The US president, George Bush, will undergo what aides described as a routine colonoscopy tomorrow, temporarily leaving vice-president Dick Cheney in charge. What’s the difference between Bush’s colonoscopy and Iraq? Bush gets an anaethestic. (Would you buy a used country from this man? Or the other?)

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Sunscreen chemicals disrupt thyroid in rats – health – 03 April 2006 – New Scientist

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8937-sunscreen-chemicals-disrupt-thyroid-in-rats.html UV light from the Sun can potentially cause skin cancer. But studies on the chemicals that block UV have already raised concerns over side effects. I’m feeling more and more secure about my decision to just avoid leaving the house entirely. No sunstroke, no UV, no chemical-induced cancer, plus I get a lot more […]

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