Everyone Is Having the Wrong Healthcare Debate

By STEVEN MERAHN, MD In 1807, in an effort to spite the British and French for shipping interference (and forced recruitment of American citizens into military service), the United States Congress passed an Embargo Act, effectively shutting down trade with these two countries. Britain and France quickly found other trading partners; the US, then limited… Read More »

Genetic studies suggest alcohol isn’t linked to breast cancer afterall

By Clare Wilson Breast cancer may not be linked to heavy drinkingKlaus Vedfelt/Getty Could the health risks from booze be overblown? A new study has found that low levels of alcohol do not cause cancer, and even heavy drinking doesn’t cause breast cancer – contrary to official UK warnings. The question of how much alcohol… Read More »

E.coli in water forces Tokyo to cancel swimming at Paratriathlon World Cup

TOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday’s Paratriathlon World Cup, raising concerns about next year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Water quality tests at Odaiba Marine Park found fecal bacteria levels far exceeded accepted limits, organizers said, forcing them to pull the plug on… Read More »