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Did Enterovirus 68 Enter The USA Illegally Over The Border With Mexico?

The logic reasoning needed to debunk the idea that unaccompanied children who crossed into the United States through Mexico in the summer of 2014 is not complicated. If enterovirus 68 has been in the United States for 52 years, it could not have been brought into the United States by an event that took place a few months ago. […]

If We Stop Flights From West Africa In Order To Contain Ebola, What Else Could We Do To Save American Lives?

Fears of the Ebola virus are provoking remarkable displays of xenophobia from right wing Americans. Here at Irregular Times, for example, we’ve seen comments that Ebola has been brought into the USA by people crossing the border with Mexico, though no such thing has ever has been documented.

Over at the conservative conspiracy theorist site […]

Get Sloshed The Detox Way

The juices in Ritual Mixers are not merely natural, Marra St. Clair and Lori Kenyon explain. They’re “super natural”. They contain no added chemicals, so that you can add all the chemicals yourself! […]

Congress Votes Against Protecting Human Health From Dangerous Coal Waste

For 231 members of Congress, the basic idea of responsible waste management by the coal industry was too much. […]

How Do Coal Mining Safety Regulations Kill Jobs?

Is it really worth sacrificing those jobs, just so the people of Appalachia can be healthy and have clean water and land, and safe workplaces? […]

Surge of OCD Diagnoses in Young Adults Explained? (Chh chh chh chh, chh chh chh chh)

In the British Journal of Psychiatry, Heyman et al (2001) find a trend of rising numbers of cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as people age out of childhood and into their early adult lives. What can explain this age trend? OCD Education Station writes about another trend related to time — a surge in OCD […]

Kids Can't Sit Still? Maybe You Can Blame Your Car.

If think you have hyperactive kids, well, much of that hyperactivity is probably a natural part of their childhood. If their active behavior isn’t appropriate to the setting, you might think about changing the setting.

There are some cases of hyperactivity among children, however, that are far outside the norm. There are children who consistently […]

House Democrats Try To Stop Destruction Of American Mountains

Yesterday, the House of Representatives saw the introduction of H.R. 526, a bill that if passed into law would create a moratorium on mountaintop removal coal mining until studies of the health impacts of the extreme mining method. […]

Kill Your Car

Cars are doing us more harm than good.

Cars pollute the air and water. They clutter up the land with roadways and parking lots.

Cars encourage not just the burning of fossil fuels, but drilling, too, resulting in significant ecological degradation.

Cars fill our neighborhoods with noise. They slam into pedestrians and bicyclists, making it […]

Religious Affiliation Doesn’t Move People To Exercise

States with higher populations of people who are not affiliated with any religion have a slight tendency to have higher rates of exercise. […]

Car Exhaust Makes You Fat Even If You Never Even Ride In A Car

Air pollution from cars is making America’s children fatter, and killing far more people than traffic accidents. So, why isn’t the Department of Homeland Security on the case? […]