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Dollar Meals and Diabetes

Elizabeth Oram Alliance for Sustainable Communities
The world’s healthiest societies are those with the lowest inequality—societies where leftwing forces are strong.

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Oatmeal: is it Healthy?

Markham Heid Time.com
Pretty much everyone agrees that eating oatmeal—assuming you’re opting for a type free of sugar and unhealthy additives—is a good idea. But it’s important to differentiate the different types of oatmeal: steel-cut, rolled, quick-cooking, instant.

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities

Mike Ludwig Truthout
The industry is known for getting its way in Louisiana, and the federal government has a dismal record when it comes to holding polluters accountable for environmental racism. However, local activists are fighting back with help from allies.

How Measles Hacks the Body—and Harms its Victims for Years

Megan Molteni Wired
If only there were some way to safely traverse life without fear of walking into one of those hyper-virulent nebulosities ... Oh wait. That’d be a vaccine that’s been shown to be safe and effective by health authorities.
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