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VinyL is a molecular biologist who's passion is the philsophical and pragmatic expansion of the US healthcare system away from its insane addiction to physician-lock, reductionistic, simpleminded drug therapy toward a more-global view based on the recognition of the primacy of organisms as information-processing networks.
Thursday, November 8, 2007 Water Water Everywhere -- and the 2nd Law
Research into improved and more cost-effective desalination and salt-disposal technologies is absolutely crucial for the maintenance of adequate US water supplies. Failure to fund such research is a certain prescription for future clean water shortages.
Saturday, October 27, 2007 The Bipolar Bacteria Mania: Whence the Planet's Single Biggest Health Challenge
Our preoccupation with immune-boosting product, herbal & otherwise, and with kitchen/bathroom cleansers to kill bacteria are absurdities in the face of the genuine and stark threat posed by the epidemiology of the lack of clean drinking water, the number one health issue facing the planet in the short term.
Monday, October 8, 2007 Y-Chromosome Sickness: The Congo's "Silent War"
A Silent War of unfathomable male brutality is ongoing in Congo, Central Africa. If we do not reveal the horror of this Y-Chromosome Sickness, we are all complicit.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 Catch-all PTSD DiagnosisMay Again Shortchange 9-11 Responders
A recent study casting the blanket diagnosis of PTSD over a self-reporting population of 9-11 rescue and cleanup workers may be neglecting a toxicological causation in favor of this more-convenient and potentially lucrative diagnosis.
Saturday, August 18, 2007 Genes for Sale (2 comments)
Recently published revelations describing the machinations of drug-company sales representatives and their well-scripted manipulations of physicians provide stark evidence of the abuse-potential of our form of for-profit health care. Should we fail to amend the system, we will eventually be forced to deal with its application to the era of gene sequences/gene replacement therapy, a daunting prospect, indeed.
Saturday, June 30, 2007 Autism and 9-11: The Connection (4 comments)
Toxicology and the medical establishment's resistance to detoxification/chelation --- as emphasized by RFK Jr.--- may well connect childhood neurological issues and the deteriorating health of 9-11 rescue workers. This connection alerts us to what may be a necessary change in our thinking about paths to wellness.