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Global Digest has a section on Health|Epidemics|Humanitarian Aid as well as one on USA Veterans.

Also, Health is intimately connected to the Environment and Food & Agriculture as well as Energy issues.

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.



Medical and Health Resources

UPDATED: March, 2017

The Wireless Environment: Potential Health Risks
We Are What We Eat: Potential Health Hazards
Water Documentaries || 'Fracking' - Hydraulic Fracturing || Environment and Health


International Sites || U.S. Government Sites


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Medical Journals - Articles || Medical & Health News || General Information


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Digestive Disorders - Stomach Bacteria || Superbugs || Respiratory Illnesses
Heart & Cardiovascular System || The Affordable Care Act || Information for Seniors
Disabilities - Help & Information|| Children's Hospitals
Eyes - Macular Degeneration - Glaucoma || Hearing/Deafness - Stem Cell Regeneration
Birth Defects & Disorders - Causes - Prevention
Genetic Engineering - Regenerative Medicine || Stem Cells || Role of Epigenetics in Disease
Prescription Drug Sources || Migraines || Alternative/Traditional Medicine
Medicinal Plant Databases || Naturopathic Medicine || Osteopathic Medicine
AIDS/HIV || Population - Family Planning || Women's Health || Osteoarthrits - Osteoporosis
Cancer - Current Research || Cancer Immunotherapy || Leukemia/Lymphoma
Mental Health || Autism Spectrum Disorders - Asperger's - ADHD || Drug & Alcohol Addiction
Brain/Nervous System -- Diseases, Disorders, Injuries || Alzheimer's and Dementia
Obesity - Endocrine System - Diabetes || Kidneys || Organ Procurement

Information sources in the field of Biology can be found through here.


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".

Press Release


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.

Press Release | Press Release - PDF File

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



There is a separate page on The Bottled Water Industry.


More extensive coverage of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) can be found on Global Digest.

Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention
Trump proposes dramatic changes to federal government, slashing safety net programs that affect up to a fifth of Americans
May 23, 2017 - The Washington Post


Tell the Tea Party Congress: Stop Messing With Medicare | The Petition Site





Information for Seniors





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 and Japan.



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

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 | Congress.gov
TEXT of H.J. Res. 43 | Congress.gov

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



All Bill Information (Except Text) for H.J.Res.43 | Congress.gov
TEXT of H.J. Res. 43 | Congress.gov
Congress Just Got a Lot Closer to Defunding Planned Parenthood | February 16, 2017 - Mother Jones

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




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


Bone Marrow Transplant


Personality Disorders || Autism Spectrum Disorders - Asperger's Syndrome - ADHD





On the Biology page there is a section on The Human Brain


Endocrinology - Endocrine System || Diabetes


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