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My New Health Books

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I am pleased to announce my latest venture – Tsadek Press. The first two Tsadek Press books on health are now available: 1. Breast Cancer – Latest Research Reports http://tsadekpress.blogspot.com/2014/08/breast-cancer-latest-research-reports.html Also available as a paperback from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breast-Cancer-Latest-Research-Reports/dp/1500621153 This book offers a fascinating, and possibly, life-saving, review of the latest research on avoiding breast cancer, […] [Read More]
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Study shows 25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths in states allowing medical marijuana

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Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Results suggest medical marijuana laws may have unexpected benefits On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. Opioid analgesics, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are prescribed for moderate to severe pain, […] [Read More]
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Cutting emissions pays for itself in health care savings

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Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead to reductions in other harmful types of air pollution. But just how large are the health benefits of […] [Read More]
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Policing and Wrongful Convictions

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Source: National Institute of Justice This new memo from the National Institute of Justice outlines what the experts have learned from exonerations of wrongfully convicted defendants, including the psychology behind cognitive biases and their relationship to wrongful convictions. The authors offer their analysis of the leading factors that contribute to wrongful convictions and provide a […] [Read More]
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Washington State: More Than 40,000 Gun Sales Blocked, Including 24,000 Sales to Felons and More Than 6,000 Sales to Domestic Abusers

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Source: Everytown for Gun Safety Everytown for Gun Safety released a new analysis of FBI data showing that the federal background check system is working in Washington State, blocking more than 40,000 gun sales to prohibited purchasers since 1998 including at least 24,000 gun sales to felons and more than 6,000 gun sales to domestic […] [Read More]
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Daughters provide as much elderly parent care as they can, sons do as little as possible

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Source: American Sociological Association Parents are better off having daughters if they want to be cared for in their old age suggests a new study, which finds that women appear to provide as much elderly parent care as they can, while men contribute as little as possible. “Whereas the amount of elderly parent care daughters […] [Read More]
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Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage

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Source: Penn State Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The Affordable Care Act requires private insurance plans — except those grandfathered or exempted due to employers’ religious beliefs — to provide women with access to all FDA-approved contraceptive methods without […] [Read More]
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Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

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Source: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant. Fishery stock “substitutions”—which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin—are the […] [Read More]
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