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Links 6/28/17

Links for you. Science: Reminder: Wave Pools Are Filthy Pits of Despair Men Can Be So Hormonal Poop doping: No, elite athletes can’t improve performance by optimizing gut bacteria Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? … Continue reading

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One Simple Number To Remember About Republicans And Healthcare

The number is ninety. Even if enough Republicans eventually join with Democrats to stop the Republican healthcare tax cuts for the wealthy plan, it still means that at least ninety percent of Republican senators want to needlessly kill thousands of … Continue reading

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Maybe We Need To Remind Patients That Antibiotics Are Chemotherapy

After all, two of the leading journals about antibiotic resistance do have chemotherapy in the title. One reason, I think, many people who try to get antibiotics from their doctors for problems that don’t call for an antibiotic is the … Continue reading

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Links 6/27/17

Links for you. Science: What Makes Trumpcare So Dangerous for Kids: By slashing support for children’s immunizations, the only thing the White House would make great again are the diseases that used to kill millions of kids Inside the Environmental … Continue reading

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The Republican Healthcare Catastrophe Isn’t A Done Deal

Since I live in the mainland colony (aka ‘D.C.’), and therefore lack meaningful Congressional representation, I would greatly appreciate it if you were to contact your Senator and tell them to oppose the AHCA. Even if they plan on opposing … Continue reading

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Looking For Electoral Love In All The Wrong Places

Or, where is the genius Democratic consultant who can increase turnout? Damon Linker notes (boldface mine): This would seem to imply that the most electorally formidable leftist candidate would combine Bernie Sanders’ economic populism with modest immigration restrictions (Socialism for … Continue reading

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Links 6/26/17

Links for you. Science: How the world’s first accountants counted on cuneiform Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists ESKAPE pathogens expressing mcr-1 have varying colistin resistance phenotypes Antibiotic Eye Drops Often Unhelpful for Pinkeye NASA just debunked Gwyneth Paltrow’s … Continue reading

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