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Coalmine dust victims want support fund

Queensland mineworkers have protested outside BHP’s Brisbane offices to demand more assistance for black lung and silicosis sufferers. The Mine Dust Diseases Victims Group wants a fund established to help victims after their workers compensation payments finish. So far, the group says, the mining companies have resisted. Jim Pearce, a former coal miner and Queensland… Read More »

Bipartisan Support: Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott just got a law passed to help fight sickle cell disease

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC ) led the passing of a bill this week to address sickle cell anemia, a disease which disproportionally impacts the Black community and yet, receives notably less funding for research. The bipartisan bill passed on Tuesday and will be signed into law by President Donald Trump. Ninety percent… Read More »

The delusion of detoxing: There’s no evidence to support holiday cleanses, experts say

Timothy Caulfield felt as if blood was pooling in his brain. He was hanging upside down by his ankles, his gravity boots strapped to a bar, and his crew was worried he might kill himself. In theory, inversion therapy claims to detoxify and drain the lymphatic system, and decongest the organs. But, while many detox… Read More »