Amid all the well-deserved concern over the deadly effects of tobacco
on smokers, we've largely overlooked tobacco's other major victims
– the workers who harvest the damn stuff for the great profit of
tobacco companies, often because they have virtually no other way to
make a living.
There are nearly 100,000... » read this article
Does marijuana cause cancer? The censorship-happy government’s war on marijuana may be sorely misplaced, especially when considering all the other issues in need of focus. Dr. Sean McAllister of the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has spent years researching cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in cannabis, the plant that flowers... » read this article
Steven Mackintosh, Narrator. Dan Child, Producer & Director , BBC Horizon
We have an extraordinary relationship with dogs - closer than with any other animal on the planet. But what makes the bond between us so special?
Research into dogs is gaining momentum, and scientists are investigating them like never before. From the latest fossil evidence, to the sequencing of the... » read this article
John Spritzler, Sc.D., New Democracy World , New Democracy World
I just returned from the International AIDS meeting in Washington D.C., where 26,000 people from all over the world convened to discuss the science of HIV and social/political issues relating to ending the HIV epidemic.
The meeting was one of the most bizarre meetings I have ever attended. Here's why.... » read this article
It doesn’t have to be painful to improve your health, nor does it have to take a lot of time. While we could discuss the specifics of optimum health for what would amount to hours upon hours of reading, there are a few core techniques that you can utilize right... » read this article
In a 5-4 US Supreme Court decision released on Thursday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined with the nominally liberal wing of the high court to uphold key provisions of the Obama administration-backed health care legislation.
The decision maintains the pro-corporate provisions of the bill, including the “individual mandate”... » read this article
Anne Fausto-Sterling. New Democracy World. , New Democracy World
Editor's Note: Our friend from way back, Dave Stratman, founding editor of New Democracy World, sent this article to us. Dave has a long history of defending the rights of minorities going back to the days of integrating children and families of racial minorities into the privileged white schools during... » read this article
A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that pregnant rats exposed to the common agricultural fungicide vinclozolin pass on the damage to their descendents.
While the co-author stated that the purpose of the study was to investigate potential phenomena which are caused by exposure... » read this article
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has drafted a recommendation that ALL Baby Boomers (people born between 1945 and 1965) be tested for the hepatitis C virus and subsequently vaccinated.
The CDC estimates 800,000 people are infected and being vaccinated could save 120,000 lives.
The Baby Boomers are... » read this article
As a member of a self-regulating legal society, I can empathize entirely with Dr Levitt's concerns about bad actors in the medical system. While he is in the United States and I'm in Canada, he'll no doubt not be surprised to hear that medical outcomes here are similar... » read this article
Invitation , The Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Editor's Note: Axis of Logic would like to encourage all our readers in the US Northeast (and anywhere else!) to take advantage of this very special invitation from Health Roots, to attend this unique and important event.
- Les Blough in Venezuela
The Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela... » read this article
Soren Seelow. Le Monde. Translated for Axis of Logic by Siv O'Neall , Le Monde (French). Axis of Logic (English Translation)
This translation of 'Monsanto, un demi-siècle de scandales sanitaires' has received the full authorization to be published on anglophone sites by Le Monde and the author, Soren Seelow.
The giant U.S. agribusiness Monsanto was found guilty on Monday Feb. 13, after being sued by a small farmer from Charente who... » read this article
Antibiotics were once the wonder drug. Now, however, an
increasing number of highly resistant -- and deadly -- bacteria are
spreading around the world. The killer bugs often originate in factory
farms, where animals are treated whether they are sick or not.
The pathogens thrive in warm, moist environments. They feel... » read this article