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Kathlyn Stone is a Minnesota-based writer covering science and medicine, health care and related policies.�She publishes www.fleshandstone.net, a health and science news site.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Vietnam Vets need to know: Agent Orange effects can come 30 years or more after exposure; benefits available A dozen diseases, from multiple myeloma to prostate cancer to Type 2 diabetes, have been deemed presumptive for Agent Orange exposure.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 8, 2007
Forty Years Past Che Che Guevara's revolutionary spirit continues to inspire. October 9 marks the 40 year anniversary of his death.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 14, 2008
Black women and AIDS. Fix this! Why is the prevalence of AIDS among African-American women so well hidden in our society?
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 9, 2008
Electron filmed for the first time Until now an electron's velocity of movement prevented it from being photographed. The recent development of laser technology that can capture images at a speed of 1/1000000000000000000th of a second changes that.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 25, 2008
The oligarchs are coming! The oligarchs are coming! Modern political conventions are one giant expensive gift to the media. What else are they good for?
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 23, 2008
World's largest super collider taken down for repairs After an exciting start, a helium leak within the LHC tunnel (likely caused by a faulty electrical connection between two magnets), necessitated taking the project offline for repairs.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 3, 2008
Wellstone legacy: Mental Health Parity Bill Signed into Law The bailout bill was tacked on to the mental health parity bill to help pass the $700 billion "rescue" of financial markets. Mental health parity was championed by Sen. Paul Wellstone during his years in the Senate.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Veterans For Peace to sit in Conyers Office for Impeachment Beginning Wednesday VFP to followup Rep Dennis Kucinich's impeachment resolution with sit-in at the office of House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 9, 2007
Now the U.S. military is assassinating Iraqi peace workers Murder of Iraq Freedom Congress leader is a blow to labor and peace activists around the world
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Iraq Labor vs. ExxonMobil, BP and Shell Iraq labor unions are finding growing support for their resistance among other unionists, humanists, the international solidarity movement and every day citizens who know the occupation of Iraq is all about controlling the world's oil.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 16, 2007
Iraqis Protest Oil Law Today Iraqis protested the oil law today in Basra, heart of the country's southern oil resources, and in Amara and Nassiryya.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Could understanding Terror Management Theory deter human aggression? For the past 25 years three experiential social scientists have collaborated on the study of human aggression from a biological perspective as well as a cultural one. Their Terror Management Theory is based on the work of the cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker -- who theorized that humans' awareness and denial of death is the guiding force in human behavior.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 8, 2008
Remember Iraqi women on International Women's Day
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2008
Twin Cities Independent Media Watching Police Action 24/7 Twin Cities independent media is aggressively following the law enforcement activities and RNC protests. Links to the best sources.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 20, 2008
Medical conscience rule blends religion and medicine The Bush administration's new "medical conscience" rule gives moral rights to health care workers in federally funded institutions but undermines a patient's right to informed decision-making and legal health services.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Some U.S. House members withhold unconditional support to Israel While the U.S. Senate gave unanimous approval to a resolution expressing solidarity with Israel last week, a small group of House members refused to give Israel their unconditional support and warned of growing enmity against Israel and the United States.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 3, 2006
Iraq Freedom Congress Rejects Violence of Occupation and Insurgency The Iraq Freedom Congress presents a viable alternative to both the US Occupation and Political Islam by setting its sights on a democratic, secular and progressive Iraq.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 30, 2008
McCain's choice of Palin. Oops! Maybe the brilliant move wasn't so brilliant after all.
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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Military veterans to deliver citizen arrest warrants for Bush and Cheney The warrants are "for multiple violations of the Constitution and international war crimes," according to a statement issued by Veterans for Peace, a national organization
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Let's add some black to our new portfolios Since we're now nationalizing things, why not nationalize energy?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2009
Novelist Accurately Portrays Semantic Dementia Decades Before Neurologists SD patients seen at the Memory and Aging Center tried to preserve their vocabulary by making extensive word lists. A patient fills page after page of specific words followed by parenthetical descriptions of the category into which the words belong, such as "cucumber (food)" and "Cincinnati (city)" In the novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Colombian author and Nobel prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez describes a whole town
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Message to pro-war extremists: Our troops are not your dupes Gray and Mora co-authored "The War as We Saw It," an opinion piece signed by five other soldiers that ran in the NYT August 19. They died in Iraq less then a month later.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Author Turns Pain Into Healing Hope For Cancer Patients Jeff McCallum's ability to describe the pain of cancer – both physical and emotional -- was called a "dark gift" by one caregiver. His ability to do so may have played a large part in his healing.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 2, 2007
Gov. Pawlenty can't dodge ownership in bridge collapse Pawlenty twice vetoed a bi-partisan bill to increase the gas tax to pay for the state's transportation infrastructure needs and took no steps to heed numerous warnings. Failure.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 21, 2008
Survey: Support for national health insurance grows among physicians Physicians join citizens in favoring national health care
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2007
Congress knowingly throws billions at graft, incompetence and a growing mercenary army And it's one, two three, what are they votin' for? Don't ask them they don't give a damn...
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Bioterrorism - An Update on Preparedness A July 31 Guardian article, "US begins building treaty-breaching germ war defence centre", describes a new germ warfare laboratory that is under construction near Washington. This related article explores America's bioweapons initiatives, what one medical specialty is doing to prepare for bioterrorism threats, and words of caution from physician and scientific organizations.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 23, 2008
U.S. churches join UN call to end torture "It is crucial for people of faith to remind the President that the United Methodist Book of Discipline clearly states that "the mistreatment or torture of persons by governments for any purpose violates Christian teaching and must be condemned and/or opposed by Christians and churches wherever and whenever it occurs," according to a statement from the United Methodist Church.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Arrest of protesters and journalists angers activists photos and captions from this morning's press conference by activists angered by police arrests and intimidation at the RNC
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 1, 2008
National Guard called in to confront protesters in St. Paul A rally in St. Paul that began peacefully this morning to protest government policies regarding the war and economy has turn a corner and now includes vandalism against public property. The National Guard has been called in.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 12, 2007
On the 5th anniversary of Guantanamo Guantanamo: Five years later and still beyond the reach of justice
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 5, 2008
Day 5 of the RNC The RNC has been tough on journalists.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Al-Maliki orders arrest of leaders of striking oil workers US Labor Against the War today encouraged its members to contact the Iraq embassy in Washington D.C. to protest the arrest of leaders of the striking oil workers.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 23, 2007
What are you doing September 11, 2007? While impatiently we wait -- for future clean election cycles to pad the Congress and White House with enough "progressives" to take our government and media away from corporations -- we could easily force change in a matter of months.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 27, 2006
People Empowering People to Impeach Impeachment Movement Touches Millions
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 11, 2007
Iraqi oil workers end latest strike, oil minister reprimanded Iraqi oil union members called off their strike in Basra today, easing concerns that the strike would end through military intervention. Support from international unions may have played a role.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 10, 2006
U.S. troops raid IFC head office in Baghdad The Baghdad headquarters of the Iraq Freedom Congress were raided by U.S. troops last week, according to IFC member Amjad Al-Jawhary. The IFC, a nonviolent secular resistance movement, condemned the attacks Sept. 7-8, and pledged to continue its peaceful struggle to end the occupation.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 8, 2008
USDA and FDA are consistent in not protecting food supply What you don't know can hurt you.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 12, 2007
Artists protest Guantanamo and torture Artists across the country use different means to express their sorrow over the illegal detention and torture of prisoners from more than 40 countries at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 4, 2007
Iraqi asks Americans to carry on the struggle in "Open letter to Cindy Sheehan" "Despite all those calamities and difficulties created by these forces, we have decided to continue our struggle to end the occupation.... we have no choice; either ascend to the highest hills and watch how the fire expands and ravages large areas, or carry on the struggle to save humanity in Iraq and the United States."
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 4, 2007
How do we make them see? How do we make them see there is a direct correlation between bridges that fall and the war in Iraq?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 25, 2007
Supreme Court Struts its Conservative Ideology Remember the calls from citizens, Constitutional experts, and civil rights activists to Sen. Harry Reid to "Shut it down!" (it being the U.S. Senate) when Alito and Roberts were presented for confirmation? Today's Supreme Court rulings confirm their fears.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Labor and peace activists should unite in support of the courageous Iraq southern oil workers strike The Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC) is mobilizing workers in Iraq to strike. The Oil Workers Union has voted to strike and other unions and human rights organizations have pledged support. With international support the workers' demands for humanitarian needs and a democratic sovereign nation can be achieved.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Giant of Veterans Anti-War/Peace Movements, former president of Veterans for Peace dies at 60 Cline was known as champion of veteran's rights and victims of war. He was a determined organizer who stood in solidarity with people of all struggles for justice. His death is a loss for the national and international antiwar/peace movements.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Today's AP coverage exposes collusion with Blackwater AP rushes to control negative impact on military contractor Blackwater, accused by the Iraqi government of repeatedly killing innocent Iraqi civilians and escaping accountability.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Minnesota launches first post-election review The accuracy of Minnesota's e-voting machines will be assessed this fall thanks to a new state law that takes effect with this year's elections. Races for federal office and the governor's race will be reviewed to assess the accuracy of e-voting machines.

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