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Why Was This a Problem? CO House Barely Passes Bill to Study Impact of Fracking on Human Health

Why Was This a Problem? CO House Barely Passes Bill to Study Impact of Fracking on Human Health
After hours of debate on Wednesday night, the Colorado House gave final passage to Fort Collins Rep. Joann Ginal’s HB 1297 on a near party-line vote Thursday. The controversial bill calls for a study of the impacts of Front Range oil-and-gas development on human health in six counties most impacted by fracking.
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Provocative New Study Finds 1 in 5 Lung Cancer Tumors to Be 'Harmless'

Provocative New Study Finds 1 in 5 Lung Cancer Tumors to Be 'Harmless'
Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems. In the study, these were not false-positives — suspicious results that turn out upon further testing not to be cancer. These were indeed cancerous tumors, but ones that caused no symptoms and were unlikely ever to become deadly.
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Lindsey Tanner
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Data Dump: the Lower a State's IQ, the Lower Its Support for Obamacare

Data Dump: the Lower a State's IQ, the Lower Its Support for Obamacare
States with predominantly undereducated, low salary workers, and thus workers who are at a greater risk of sustaining a workplace injury, thanks to the absence of labor protection, are not only the states most in need of Obamacare, but are the states most against it. The ironies abound, just don't ask these constituents to define "irony."
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CJ Werleman
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Poverty Diminishes IQ, Study Shows

Poverty Diminishes IQ, Study Shows
People worrying about having enough money to pay their bills tend to lose temporarily the equivalent of 13 IQ points, scientists found when they gave intelligence tests to shoppers at a New Jersey mall and farmers in India.
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Doctors and Drug Companies Need to 'Break Up,' According to New Study

Doctors and Drug Companies Need to 'Break Up,' According to New Study
In a report that sounds like the sequel to Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway's "Love and Other Drugs," researchers from Oregon State University, Oregon Health and Science University, and the University of Washington concluded that ending the relationships between physicians and pharmaceutical companies could improve health care and cut costs.
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