Thursday, January 21, 2021

Health: Growing Skepticism about Brain Scans

The Story: Studies based on brain scans, or more technically speaking "task-fMRI measures," have been a large part of medical research in recent years. They...

Health: Sobering Pandemic Statistics

The Story: The numbers associated with the Covid-19 in the United States, in particular the numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, have increased at unnerving...
Joe Biden benefits from tax breaks, runs against them

Health: Three New Additions to Biden’s Covid Team

The Story: President-elect Joseph Biden announced three new coordinators for his Covid-19 response team on Tuesday, December 29. This statement came amid continuing uncertainties about...

Health: Dialysis Will Not Disappear

The Story: As long as thirty years ago, there was a strong feeling in some circles that dialysis, the common method of treating kidney failure,...
Obama warns Democrats against 'circular firing squad'

Health: President Obama’s Memoir and ‘Obamacare’

The Story: Former US President Barack Obama, whose still-controversial 'Obamacare' system seems to have survived the Presidency of a successor who had pledged to dismantle...

Health: Two (Covid Vaccines) Are Not Enough

Story: Both Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines are now approved, on an emergency basis, in the United States, and are entering veins. That will not be...

Health: Traditional Chinese Medicine Vindicated

The Story: A new study out of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (China) supports a very traditional remedy. A medicinal herb used...

Health: EPA Rule Changes on Clean Water Come Under Fire

The Story: The US Environmental Protection Agency recently changed regulations authorized by the Clean Water Act. It has removed certain waters from federal pollution protection....

Health: And Now There Are Two (Vaccines)

The Story: On December 18, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. This means that there are now...

Health: Insurance and US Antitrust Law

The Story:  Health insurance has for a long time, been exempt from the operation of the US antitrust laws. This is often defended as necessary...