Tag: Carey Wedler

5 Huge Stories the Media Ignored While Arguing Over Which Bathroom to Use

By Carey Wedler Americans are prone to obsessing over seemingly frivolous headlines. Over the past year, we’ve seen the media drive emotional feeding frenzies on everything from the Starbucks red cup scandal to the superficial Confederate flag saga that ultimately glossed over the true foundations of racism in the U.S….

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Shocking Medical Survey Finds 99% of Doctors Overprescribe Opiate Painkillers

By Carey Wedler A new survey by the National Safety Council concludes 99 percent of doctors overprescribe prescription opiates to patients. According to the nonprofit’s analysis, nearly all doctors who participated in the survey are “prescribing highly addictive opioid medicines for longer than the three-day…

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After Billions of Pounds of Glyphosate Sprayed on Crops, FDA to Finally Test Food for It

By Carey Wedler The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week it will begin testing produce and other foods for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The new policy comes amid growing public concern about the use of harmful pesticides in crops,…

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McDonald’s Just Came Out with a “Healthy” Kale Salad, But there’s just one Problem

By Carey Wedler Though McDonald’s remains a powerful force in the global fast food marketplace, its recent PR disasters, from its ‘19 ingredients in the french fries’ fiasco to its use of abused poultry, have motivated the company to rebrand itself. McDonald’s has made not only…

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Supreme Court: Former Child Slaves Used in Cocoa Production Can Sue Nestle

By Carey Wedler On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled a lawsuit filed by former child slaves against mega-corporation Nestle can move forward. The decision finalizes a lower court’s prior ruling, which Nestle previously attempted to overturn in an attempt to halt suits from individuals who worked…

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State of Emergency Declared in Michigan City After Lead Found in Children’s Blood

By Carey Wedler Flint, Michigan– “The City of Flint has experienced a Manmade disaster,” said the city’s mayor Monday evening, as she declared a state of emergency over evidently staggering levels of lead in the city’s tap water. Mayor Karen M. Weaver has requested federal assistance to deal…

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75% of High School Seniors on Heroin Started with Prescription Painkillers

By Carey Wedler A preliminary analysis has concluded that over 75 percent of high school students who use heroin previously used prescription painkillers. The study’s authors implicated not only pharmaceutical opioids, but the nature of drug education in the United States, suggesting students do not…

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New Study Shows Little Evidence Fluoride in Drinking Water Prevents Cavities

By Carey Wedler Though authorities have added fluoride to public water supplies for decades under the guise of providing indisputable dental benefits, a startling new study reveals there is little scientific evidence to support this claim. The Cochrane Collaboration, a group of doctors and researchers…

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