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Dairy: Health food or health risk?

When I was a growing teenager, I drank as much milk as possible (often straight from the carton while standing in front of the open fridge, much to my mother’s chagrin). I’d seen the TV ads — milk and other dairy foods were the express ticket to stronger bones and bigger muscles. But today dairy’s… Read More »

Having gum disease 'raises your risk of Alzheimer’s'

Having gum disease ‘raises your risk of Alzheimer’s’: Landmark study shows bacteria that can cause bleeding gums is found in the brains of patients with the memory-robbing disorder Porphyromonas gingivalis is a key cause of gum disease and tooth loss  Bacteria’s DNA found in Alzheimer’s patients’ brain tissue and spinal fluid Bug can spread from… Read More »

Blue states' ambitious health care plans risk industry backlash – Axios

As blue states roll out ambitious plans to expand public health care coverage, they’ll have to walk a fine line to keep the health care industry — with its lobbying and advocacy muscle — on board. The big picture: Industry groups like doctors and hospitals generally support efforts to cover the uninsured, even through public… Read More »