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Ghostwriting: Why No Outrage Among Our Nation’s Most Prestigious Peer-Reviewed Medical Journals?

The bedrock of healthcare reform has been that our nation’s medical care will improve, and money will be saved by implementing a government plan utilizing prescription drugs and procedures shown to be the most effective - but now we learn that the medical research is rigged.

President Obama declares national emergency over swine flu pandemic; but why?

According to the CDC, swine flu infections have already peaked, and the pandemic is on its way out. Peak infection time was the middle of October, where one in five U.S. children experienced the flu, says the CDC. Out of nearly 14,000 suspected flu cases tested during the week ending on October 10, 2009, 99.6% of those were influenza A, and the vast majority of those were confirmed as H1N1 swine flu infections.

Herbicides and cholesterol drugs interfere with taste, could damage metabolism

It's not unusual to hear about herbicides having suspected toxic effects or prescription drugs producing side effects. But a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study just published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry has found another negative and surprising way common herbicides and fibrate drugs (which are used to lower elevated blood lipids) impact the human body: they block a nutrient-sensing taste receptor on the tongue called T1R3.