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Discovered almost a century ago, antibiotics have arguably been the biggest and most important breakthrough in medical science. They excel at destroying or controlling dangerous bacteria that can wreak havoc on the human organism. That being said, antibiotics have been fighting an uphill battle in r

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This month's FDA guidance for reducing livestock antibiotics will actually make things worse, animal welfare and food activist groups are saying. The guidance is a "diversion" that pretends to address the problem of factory farm-driven antibiotic resistance while accomplishing nothing.

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Many people are aware of the cruel handling in commercial turkey operations but fewer people know about the food additives and fast-growth methods that put both turkeys and the people who eat them at risk.

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Commercially produced US meat contains many controversial ingredients. The chemicals, hormones and additives stem from Big Meat's desire to grow animals faster, squeeze them into smaller living spaces and keep products on store shelves longer.

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If the doctor wasn't careful, she explained, she could tear up the inside of my nose with the swab designed used to test for one of the diseases that might be causing my violent coughs. Almost a month later, I still don't know the source of the cough.

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The makers of popular drugs like Advair, Cymbalta, Viagra and Zoloft have physicians, psychiatrists, and medical school faculty members across California on their payrolls. Does this influence prescribing patterns?

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 Was that glass of milk you drank this morning safe? Government reports show that high levels of antibiotics and other drugs are common in dairy animals and their products. Worse, milk producers resist further testing lest their products be found unsafe.

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"Animal Pharma," the animal-drug divisions within drug companies, tends to operate under the public's radar.

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Are many journalists so attuned to the study of lifestyle factors fueling the rise of cancer, heart disease and diabetes that infectious disease flew under the radar?

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the bulk of the Affordable Care Act last week was a victory for many people currently unable to access care. But one group was excluded from the innovations and improvement of access to care. Undocumented immigrants make up 11 million of U.S. residents.

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