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Monumental report confirms excessive 'War on Drugs' legislation does far more damage to public health than good

J. D. Heyes, April 28 2016
A significant new report confirmed what scores of legal reform advocates have long suspected – that the decades-old "war on drugs" that was begun in the early 1970s has been a monumental failure in that it has had no influence whatsoever on reducing the level of drug abuse in the United States.

Pharmaceuticals, personal care products could taint swimming pools

Purdue University, 6-Jan-2015
A new study suggests pharmaceuticals and chemicals from personal care products end up in swimming pools, possibly interacting with chlorine to produce disinfection byproducts with unknown properties and health effects.

Regular exercise may boost brain health in adults

Wiley, 20-Jan-2015
In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood, but a new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults who exercise regularly.

FDA admits overused agricultural antibiotic poses a 'high public health risk'

By Doherty:(NaturalNews) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has labeled ceftiofur, a potent antibiotic used in agriculture, a "high public health risk," according to a Reuters report. The warning was issued due to the frequency of misuse by cattle and dairy farmers which has created a threat to human health.