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New Bat Virus Identified in Thailand

flying bats

Eco-Health Alliance, the New York-based non-profit that used U.S. government money to fund gain- of-function research on coronaviruses in bats at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), research that has been implicated in the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, recently announced that a new virus has been identified in bats in Thailand.1 2 Dr. Peter […]

Fatty Liver Disease Rates Increasing in American Children

fatty liver disease

Prior to the turn of the 21st century, only a handful of cases of pediatric fatty liver disease were documented in medical literature. Today the non-alcoholic liver disease affects millions of children and has more than doubled according to data from 2017-2021. Fatty liver disease is now estimated to be about as common as asthma […]

Pollution from Face Mask Litter Up 9,000 Percent

facemask drifting in the ocean

A study that conducted by the University of Portsmouth and published in the journal Nature Sustainability found that facemask litter has increased by 9,000 percent in the first seven months of the pandemic, from March 2020 to October 2020.1 2 The findings show that facemasks are creating plastic pollution, which could last hundred of years […]

The Tragedy of Unintended Consequences

holding strawberries

After the strawberry plants started forming berries in my garden this spring, I bought some bird netting and carefully covered the plants. In past years, the birds had helped themselves to the berries and I was determined to protect this year’s crop for my own consumption. The netting was a pain to maneuver around, but […]

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