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Beet Read: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012


Women still pay more for health insurance than men do, although the new health care bill would change that. Women pay an average of 31% more, and as much as 80% in some cases, even when maternity coverage is not included. Ibuprofen may prevent altitude sickness, which is bad news for the makers of the […]

Beet Read: Friday, March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012


Male fruit flies get drunk after being repeatedly spurned by female fruit flies, which means humans aren’t the only ones [and it may have implications for treating alcoholism]. People are happiest in the morning, according to our tweets. Some new free apps help you track your mood and your sleep, to illuminate what makes you happier. […]

Beet Read: Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012


In terms of mobile healthcare solutions, using iPads with software made for a full-screen computer can pose a surprisingly “significant threat to patient safety,” when doctors can’t view the whole screen they’re meant to see. Omega-3’s are good for your eyes, even with relatively low doses and especially for preventing macular degeneration in older populations. Marion […]

Beet Read: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012


The natural health market just keeps growing and growing and growing: global consumers will spend $107 billion on herbal supplements & remedies by 2017, according to analysts. The market grew steadily through the recession while other industries flagged, with middle-aged women and baby boomers are the biggest buyers. The soy market is going in the opposite […]

Beet Read: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March 13, 2012


A new study linking red meat consumption with an early death is making headlines today but has some very unscientific underpinnings. Bottom line: eat fewer hot dogs, more fish and enjoy a grass-fed steak when you feel like it. The Indian patent regulator is allowing generic versions of Bayer’s cancer drug 8 years before the patent expires, […]

Beet Read: Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012


A Harvard study shows that high levels of omega-3’s are linked to a reduced risk of an irregular heartbeat, Atrial fibrillation can lead to a heart attack or stroke down the road. China is trying to improve the much-maligned image of its food production with large-scale food safety measures which have not yet been disclosed. Let’s hope we’ve […]

Beet Read: Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012


The FDA is finally calling for a drug tracking system, months after CVS accidentally gave kids breast cancer meds instead of fluoride pills and as counterfeit cancer drugs are on the rise. Let’s just hope the fakers aren’t as good at laundering drugs as they are at laundering honey. The Brits are attempting to institute […]