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For example, the process of 'Fracking' or Hydraulic Fracturing can contaminate soil and ground water with toxic chemicals which can work their way into streams, rivers, and aquifers and eventually find their way into the food we eat.

Fracking also pollutes the air with carcinogens, like benzene, when the chemicals evaporate from storage ponds, and along with air pollution from refineries and vehicles, contributes to the creation of an ozone layer at ground level.

Below is a list of links to information on Fracking that most directly concerns its harmful health risks.

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022 was awarded to Svante Pääbo
"for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution"

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Nobel Prize Awarded to Scientist Who Sequenced Neanderthal Genome
October 3, 2022 - The New York Times
Svante Pääbo, a Swedish geneticist, was honored for work that created a new field
of ancient DNA studies and identified populations at higher risk of disease.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021 was awarded jointly to
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian
"for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch."

“This discovery has profoundly changed our view of how we sense the world around us.”

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The medicine Nobel Prize honors the discovery of temperature and touch receptors
Oct. 4, 2021 - NPR

Nobel Prize Awarded for Research About Temperature and Touch
October 4, 2021 - The New York Times

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 was awarded jointly to
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice
"for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus."

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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Hepatitis C Virus
Oct. 5, 2020 - The New York Times

3 Win Nobel Medicine Prize for Discovering Hepatitis C Virus
Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus,
a breakthrough that led to cures for the deadly disease and tests to keep the virus out of the blood supply.
October 5, 2020 - U.S.News

Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to Hepatitis C discovery| October 5, 2020 - BBC

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 was awarded jointly to
William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza
"for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability."

Press Release | Press Release PDF File

Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 | Video - 34 minutes - YouTube
Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Research on How Cells Manage Oxygen
October 7, 2019 - The New York Times
Nobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers – as it happened
October 7, 2019 - The Guardian

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo
"for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."

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2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 2 Cancer Immunotherapy Researchers
October 1, 2018 - The New York Times
Scientists Who Sparked Revolution In Cancer Treatment Share Nobel Prize In Medicine
October 1, 2018 - NPR

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 was awarded jointly to
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young
"for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm".

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Nobel Prize In Medicine Is Awarded To 3 Americans For Work On Circadian Rhythm
October 2, 2017 - NPR
2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies
October 2, 2017 - The New York Times
Three Americans win 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine for research on circadian clocks
October 2, 2017 - PBS

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi
"for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy".

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half jointly to
William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura
for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites
and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.

William C Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu win Nobel prize in medicine
October 5, 2015 - The Guardian
3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine for Parasite-Fighting Therapies
October 5, 2015 - The New York Times

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014
was awarded to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser
for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.

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Nobel Prize in Medicine is Awarded for Discovery of Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’
October 6, 2014 - The New York Times

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013
was awarded to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof
for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic,
a major transport system in our cells.
Press Release

For 3 Nobel Winners, A Molecular Mystery Solved
October 7, 2013 - The New York Times

"Three Americans [James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof] won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Monday for discovering the machinery that regulates how cells transport major molecules [hormones, enzymes and other key substances] in a cargo system that delivers them to the right place at the right time in cells."

E.P.A. Chief, Rejecting Agency’s Science, Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide | March 29, 2017 - The New York Times

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Supporting Traditional Chinese Medicine Is Supporting Poaching Of Endangered Animals
And The Cruel And Painful Practice Of Bear-Bile 'Farming,'

which is why you won't see any links to Chinese medicine websites on this page.

Animals used in traditional Chinese medicine are tigers, leopards, sharks, saiga antelope, elephants,
rhinoceros, pangolins, tortoises, seahorses, musk deer, as well as 7 of the 8 species of bear.

Save Pangolins from the Illegal Wildlife Trade! | Care2 Petitions
Pangolin scales are in high demand in traditional Chinese and Vietnamese medicine.
They are used to treat a variety of conditions from asthma to reproductive problems and cancer
- despite a total lack of evidence regarding their effectiveness.

It's estimated that 20,000 bears are held in horrible conditions on bear bile farms, legal in China, South Korea, and Japan.

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On the Science/Biology page is a section on Ethnobotany.

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    Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill | June 22, 2017 - NPR
    "There are a few other ways the Senate bill mirrors the House bill.
    In addition, it bans the use of any federal funds for any health care plan that covers abortion,
    except in the cases of rape, incest or where the pregnancy puts the mother's life in danger."

    Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention | May 23, 2017 - The Washington Post
    Planned Parenthood would be barred from receiving any HHS funding, according to a fact sheet accompanying the budget release
    — a prohibition that would apply not just to Medicaid but to all programs. The fact sheet notes that this move
    “follows through on a campaign promise” to block federal dollars from
    “certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood.”

    Congress Just Got a Lot Closer to Defunding Planned Parenthood | February 16, 2017 - Mother Jones
    "The bill, HJ Resolution 43, allows states to withhold Title X family planning funds
    —about $300 million distributed to states annually—
    from providers who also offer abortion care, a group that includes Planned Parenthood affiliates."

    All Bill Information (Except Text) for H.J.Res.43 |
    TEXT of H.J. Res. 43 |

    Facing Congress, Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos | Yahoo News
    Misinformer Of The Year: The Center For Medical Progress | December 17, 2015 - Media Matters

    Abortion Funds Bombarded With Donations in Panic Over Alabama Ban | 05/15/19 - The Daily Beast

    Forget Steroid Shots for Long-Term Relief of Arthritic Knees | May 16, 2017 - MedlinePlus
    Noticeable cartilage loss detected in patients injected over 2 years, study says

    Exercise in Youth Boosts Bone Strength Later: Study | March 28, 2014 - US News
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    Depression nasal spray is game-changer, says FDA | March 7, 2019 - WFLA
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    On the Biology page there is a section on The Human Brain.

    Parkinson's Disease || Cerebral Palsy || Shingles || Traumatic Brain Injury

    Experimental Drug For Huntington's Disease Jams Malfunctioning Gene | May 9, 2019 - NPR

    This is your brain, in glorious color | NBC News
    A new interactive map of a fragment of a human brain gives new insights into its structure.

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