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#BingeAndPurge: Nocebos, Mutants, Mess and more

Beware the Nocebo Effect:
The nonexistent side effects of a placebo can be real for a patient who expects to have them
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#BingAndPurge: Nocebos, Mutants, Mess and more

The Idiocy of Anxiety*
Mutant butterflies a result of Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers say*
NRC Shelves New Plant Licenses as It Ponders What to Do About Waste*
Food prices likely to rise in wake of USDA action to help farmers*
G20 plans response as food prices climb; worst US drought in more than half century devastates crops*
Monsanto Genetically Modified Crops Make the Drought Worse*
U.S. Sees Corn Yields Hitting 17-Year Low, Raising Prices*
UN Calls on US to Halt Biofuel Production as Drought Devastates Corn Crop*
World powers eye emergency food meeting; action doubted*
NYT to White House: Move Forward on Food Safety Rules*
Biotech food measure Prop. 37 on ballot*
Monsanto donates $4.2 million to defeat California GMO labeling initiative*
India Cancels Monsanto’s GMO Cotton Seed License*
Bright Food Tops Banks With $800 Million Loan*
30% of Doctors Will Refuse to Treat New Medicaid Patients*
Johnson & Johnson Sued for Misrepresenting “Health Benefits” of Splenda Essentials Sweetener*
Pfizer Pays $60 Million for Bribing Foreign Doctors*
U.S. Finally Cleaning Up Some of Its Agent Orange Mess in Vietnam*
Kentucky Tops Southern-Dominated “Toxic 20” Air Polluting States*
CDC Warns of New Swine Flu Virus Hitting Children Who Pet Animals at County Fairs*
Radioactive Sinkhole Forces Evacuation of 150 Louisiana Homes*
Food for (Literary) Thought on Julia Child's 100th Birthday*
They Kill with Smiles on their Faces*
Here It Comes: Super Gonorrhea*
America's Hand in Chinese Drug Detox Prisons*
Sinking Maldives Finds New Way To Stay Afloat – And Play Golf*
Ohio First State to Gain Interstate Approval for Small, Local Meat Plants*
Presidio restaurant says it can serve foie gras*
Climate Depot applauds V.P. pick Paul Ryan's climate science views and his understanding of the Climategate scandal*
Researchers suspect toxins behind Washington town's colitis cluster*
Ottawa Prisoners' Justice Day raises awareness on the impact of prisons on drug use*
Video: Fined for not having a permit to throw a birthday party*

#PumpUpThaVolume: October 19, 2020