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May 2019

Keeping track of your drugs and their proper dosing


This HND piece examines how we handle the massive numbers of prescription drugs in our midst. With the majority of Americans on at least one drug, and over 20 percent on five or more, this is a big deal. In fact, with more than 4 billion prescriptions being filled every year, it is a huge deal, and can also engender plenty of potential danger.

We provide some helpful hints, and link to good apps to maintain control of your drugs and dosing, and introduce a cool new security product that should help stop prescription drug abuse.

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Why junk science continues to proliferate


This HND piece gives some reasons behind the never-ending production of junk science. We start off with the case of glyphosate as a specific, and then articulate the root causes. They are touched on below...

Peer review, as still worshiped by academic science fanboys is mostly inoperative these days, since agenda and bias—not to mention political correctness and the drive for grants—drives published science these days.

The popular media is driven by sensationalism (now called "click-bait"), but so are the academic journals.

No one cares about reproducing published results anymore. Thus, total crap can be published with little fear of the consequences.

One big part of sensationalism is driven by a riff on the old Post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, whereby correlation means causation.

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Glyphosate: How A Safe Chemical Is Being Maligned By Greedy Elites


This HND piece covers the awful junk science and flat-out corruption behind the demonization of the pesticide Glyphosate. This chemical has been rigorously studied since before it went on the market in 1974, and has been approved as safe by every relevant agency in the world.

But in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) labeled it as "Group 2A (probably carcinogenic to humans). Bear in mind that IARC also puts red meat consumption into Group 2A, and processed meats into their worst category—Group 1 (carcinogenic to humans). To call this action politicized and corrupt is to understate what went on. After all, the guy who got IARC to study this compound in the first place—and was instrumental in the final classification—also got himself a fat consulting contract with two plaintiff's firms going after deep-pocketed Bayer, the manufacturer of Glyphosate.

To make matters worse, a paper came out a few months ago that linked the chemical to an increased rate of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Except the methodology used has been widely criticized—and rightly so—as total and complete garbage.

Read the complete article, and lament what "science" has become.

Medicare for all: Not the system you want


This HND piece continues our take-down of the failed notion of "Medicare for all." We remind M4A fanboys that healthcare can never be a right if massive rationing gets in the way—and it always does in any "universal healthcare" scenario.  Then, there's the matter of fraud and abuse, which by some estimates comprises up to 30 percent of the current Medicare budget.

Consider that this figure would increase drastically if Medicare were expanded to cover everyone. And what's the answer to that? Legions of investigators? Funny how the government answer to healthcare never seems to expand, you know, the people who actually deliver healthcare.

We then cover a brilliant approach to charitable medicine from Dr. Alieta Eck.

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