Monthly Archives: May 2012

Banning super-sized soft drinks

New York City is banning large sodas and soft drinks. Whatever you think of the government stepping in or not to protect people from themselves, people should definitely keep away from these large sodas. Even more than a lack of … Continue reading

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Ann Patchett says “it’s not over” for bookstores

Author Ann Patchett has opened a bookstore in Nashville, a city of 630,000 that previously had no bookstores left. In this video from the BBC, Patchett talks about something that I have also argued: that although chain bookstores may be … Continue reading

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Regarding prostate cancer, US government recommends you plug your ears.

Well, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF ) has officially proclaimed that the harms of prostate screening outweigh the benefits. Why does this put me in mind of this humorous DirectTV commercial?   When you have cable and … Continue reading

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Glass-Steagall again, at last

I’m really happy to see that there is finally a push among some with influence to revive Glass-Steagall regulations that separate FDIC-backed deposits from Banks’ speculative investments. Look, it seems really simple to me: if you are a bank and … Continue reading

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End of the Clovis people theory

In the New York Times there is a good summary of long illness and finally terminal coma of theory that the first Americans were the Clovis people, who theoretically travelled an ice-free corridor from Asia down into the Americas. The … Continue reading

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HDL Cholesterol not protective?

The NY Times has an article about a study looking at whether HDL is truly protective against heart disease or whether it is just a sign. I’m glad to say that high HDL (the “good” cholesterol) is a sign of … Continue reading

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