From hot nights To dusty days – broken weather records are the new normal

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The red indicates weather stations where U.S. Daily Highest Min Temperature Records were set on July 21, 2011

The 21st of July, it was hotter than hell across much of the Eastern US. Nights, which tend to have the daily minimum, were especially unpleasant. Out of 5,569 daily minimums recorded on the 21st, 188 broke previous records and another 138 tied them (exceeding or equaling, respectively, the previous record for daily minimum temperature)…

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New Report: Over 60% of U.S. Bankruptcies From Medical Bills

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The overbearing sickness industry gets scrutinized.

An article in the latest issue of The American Journal of Medicine makes chilling reading, and presents compelling evidence that the US health care system is broken. In 2007, before the current economic downturn even began, an American family filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of illness every 90 seconds; three-quarters of them were insured. Over 60% of all bankruptcies in the United States in 2007 were driven by medical incidents. Summarising the results of the first-ever national U.S. random-sample survey of bankruptcy filers, the article shows the share of bankruptcies attributable to medical problems rose by 50% between 2001 and 2007. Medical bankruptcy is a unique American phenomenon, which does not occur in countries that have national health insurance…

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Osteoporisis Drug ‘Miraculously’ Boosts Healing Of Fractured Bones

Osteoporisis Drug ‘Miraculously’ Boosts Healing Of Fractured Bones

Miracle jab: Teriparatide doubles the speed at which broken bones mend

Hundreds of thousands of people suffering from devastating fractures have been offered new hope from a drug that “miraculously” boosts the healing process of bones.

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Injectable Bone Repairs Broken Bones In Minutes

Injectable Bone Repairs Broken Bones In Minutes 

The worst part of breaking a bone (besides the pain) is the healing process. Wearing an uncomfortable cast can be irritating and aggravating, making it harder to move around for months at a time. Well, that process may soon change. A company has developed a product called “Injectable Bone” that may repair the broken bone in minutes.

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Clear Signs that the Income Tax System is Broken

 Clear Signs that the Income Tax System is Broken

As a political appointee, Douglas Shulman is the designated leak-plugger on the Titanic

Even as the IRS has sent out nearly 77 million tax rebates, more than 5 million retirees and disabled veterans who may qualify for a rebate haven’t received one because they haven’t filed a tax return, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said Thursday.

 

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