Tainted oil, tainted system: Gov’t needs to act In the second decade of this millennium, Taiwan faces a menacing parallel to the late 19th and early 20th century United States, when corporations openly bought influential officials for exclusive rights, helping them cement their awesome market powers beyond oversight and scrutiny, beyond government by the people and for the people. Udo Keppler's illustration of Standard Oil
Low exposure to asbestos-like mineral from Montana vermiculite may up lung disease risk Workers exposed to low levels of an asbestos-like mineral from Montana more than two decades ago are at an increased risk for lung disease today, according to research from the University of Cincinnati (UC).
Sesame gains traction in push for food labeling requirements For the estimated 300,000 to 500,000 people in the United States who are allergic to sesame, the recently introduced Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015 comes as good news. Included in the act’s provisions, which primarily seek to give consumers easy-to-understand labels on food so they can make healthy choices, is Section 8, which would require
Postoperative Clostridium difficile infection in the Veterans Health Administration The overall postoperative rate of Clostridium difficile infection, a bacterium that can cause severe diarrhea and life-threatening intestinal conditions, was 0.4 percent per year among more than 468,386 surgical procedures at the Veterans Health Administration