After several months of delays and protests by nationalist groups, the long-awaited release of the Oscar award winning film, 'The Cove,' premiered in six sold out cinemas across the Japanese capital on Saturday.
If we are going to have "smarter medicine" that really keeps people well, we need to get politics out of medicine. We need a government agency that explores and funds solid research independently of lobbies.
The recent FDA ruling that mercury used in dental amalgam fillings is not at a level high enough to cause harm in patients was the next volley in what is an ongoing discussion about the safety of mercury.
President Obama should instruct all relevant federal agencies to live up to his stated commitment to address the health crisis in Vieques immediately, pursue an "environmentally acceptable" clean-up for Vieques, and work toward a fair and complete resolution to the ongoing litigation.