The hottest Health Substack posts right now

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Igor’s Newsletter β€’ 8903 implied HN points β€’ 04 Feb 24
  1. Influential thought leaders are advocating for "family abolition" to reshape societal relationships.
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine promotions have contributed to the breakdown of many families.
  3. Efforts to mend broken family ties, especially due to COVID-19 vaccine differences, are essential to combat societal discord promoted by divisive media.
Experimental History β€’ 7657 implied HN points β€’ 13 Feb 24
  1. Some people have unique sensory abilities that others may not understand or share, like detecting the lingering smell of eggs on plates even after washing.
  2. Being open-minded and receptive to new ideas is important to avoid rigidity in thinking and to continuously learn and grow.
  3. Academic professions, like journal publishing and university rankings, can sometimes involve questionable practices that prioritize profit over knowledge or ethics.
uTobian β€’ 7311 implied HN points β€’ 10 Feb 24
  1. Logic and reason are important and should not be banned, even if powerful entities try to suppress them.
  2. The biggest global risks in 2024 involve various organizations and entities that hold significant power and influence.
  3. Vaccines and the pharmaceutical industry are controversial topics, with strong opinions about their safety and impact.
Robert Reich β€’ 35928 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jul 23
  1. Mitch McConnell froze during a news conference, highlighting the fragility of the human mind.
  2. Robert Reich shared a personal experience of freezing due to a petit mal seizure while giving a speech 35 years ago.
  3. The fear of losing control of one's mind can be a terrifying experience, emphasizing the vulnerability of all humans.
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Caitlin’s Newsletter β€’ 1685 implied HN points β€’ 18 Mar 24
  1. Be mindful of what you consume - from food to media - in a society driven by profit over wellbeing.
  2. Exercise caution and selectivity with what you let into your life and body, such as pharmaceuticals and products, in a profit-centered society.
  3. In a civilization filled with toxicity, prioritize critical examination to maintain health and sanity.
The Audacity. β€’ 10770 implied HN points β€’ 13 Sep 23
  1. The post discusses women, pain, and the struggle to be heard
  2. The author, Aubrey Hirsch, shares personal stories through writing and illustrations
  3. Aubrey Hirsch's work has been featured in various publications like The New York Times and TIME
Faster, Please! β€’ 1736 implied HN points β€’ 06 Mar 24
  1. Productivity and worker pay have increased together over the years, contrary to popular belief.
  2. Income inequality has actually decreased since 2007, suggesting concerns might be overstated or outdated.
  3. Global poverty and inequality have declined since the 1980s, even after adjusting for systematic survey misreporting.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack β€’ 2299 implied HN points β€’ 17 Jan 24
  1. Patients were left isolated and uncared for, even as they died in filth.
  2. The author advocates for holding medical professionals accountable for their actions during COVID.
  3. The text urges for dramatic legal consequences if COVID policies are found to be harmful.
The Crucial Years β€’ 2002 implied HN points β€’ 26 Jan 24
  1. A huge victory against the fossil fuel industry has been achieved by halting new licenses for LNG export terminals.
  2. Biden's decision sets a climate test for American fossil fuel expansion plans, signaling a transition from natural gas as a 'bridge fuel'.
  3. The fight for climate justice needs to include considerations for impacts on communities and involve effective monitoring and engagement with frontline leaders.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack β€’ 2181 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jan 24
  1. Professor Angus Dalgleish believes Bill Gates has done significant damage to global health.
  2. Criticism is directed at pharmaceutical companies for experimenting with harmful research protocols and vaccines on poor populations.
  3. The pursuit of money and power in the pharmaceutical industry is highlighted as detrimental, especially to vulnerable communities.
Secretum Secretorum β€’ 1768 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. Through history, reasoning based on limited information has led to dangerous outcomes, like chronic cyanide poisoning and scurvy.
  2. Some scientific problems, like understanding heredity, have been challenging due to complexity and the need for exceptional datasets.
  3. To escape epistemic hells, radical ideas, serendipity, unlearning prior knowledge, and persistence are vital.
Faster, Please! β€’ 822 implied HN points β€’ 13 Mar 24
  1. Despite promises made in the CHIPS and Science Act, Congress significantly underfunded key agencies and programs for scientific research, hindering progress in fields like artificial intelligence.
  2. Investment in basic scientific research, often a public good with long-term benefits beyond immediate financial gains, is essential for innovation and societal advancement.
  3. Government-funded R&D has historically played a crucial role in business sector productivity growth, supporting the argument for increased federal spending on research and development.
Faster, Please! β€’ 1188 implied HN points β€’ 16 Feb 24
  1. Increasing public money for R&D can boost business productivity and private sector investment.
  2. Historically, technological innovation and public R&D have played a significant role in driving economic growth.
  3. There is a correlation between higher public investments in nondefense R&D and long-term increases in total factor productivity (TFP) in the business sector.
Faster, Please! β€’ 1005 implied HN points β€’ 24 Feb 24
  1. America's return to the Moon was achieved by a private company, Intuitive Machines, marking a significant milestone since Apollo 17 in 1972.
  2. Despite landing challenges, NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative with private companies like Intuitive Machines shows promise for the future of lunar missions.
  3. The possibility of NASA partnering with private companies for lunar missions can lead to cost-effective space travel and accelerated technological advancements similar to those depicted in sci-fi series like For All Mankind.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack β€’ 1454 implied HN points β€’ 08 Jan 24
  1. The COVID response and mRNA vaccines were treated as military operations.
  2. Operation Warp Speed (OWS) was run by military personnel.
  3. Some individuals orchestrated the COVID situation intentionally or accidentally.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie β€’ 963 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. More voters are rating Trump's presidency better than expected in hindsight
  2. Special Counsel report on Biden's mishandling of classified documents revealed lack of vigilance and lapses in memory
  3. Super Bowl ads this year are aiming to avoid offending anyone, with brands cautious of facing consumer backlash
Nepetalactone Newsletter β€’ 5405 implied HN points β€’ 08 Mar 23
  1. Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccines have 20-35% expression vector and can transform E.coli.
  2. Previous estimates of DNA contamination in the vaccines were significantly underestimated.
  3. Different methods like transformation of DNA in E.coli and qPCR assays were used to quantify the nucleic acid contamination in the vaccines.
ideassleepfuriously β€’ 1238 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jan 24
  1. The blank slate perspective can lead to conflict, totalitarianism, and rejection of genetic enhancement technology.
  2. We should value understanding the role of genes in socioeconomic outcomes for accurate policy-making.
  3. Attributing group disparities to genes can reduce blame, control, and punishment, fostering compassion and reducing social conflict.
Faster, Please! β€’ 456 implied HN points β€’ 08 Mar 24
  1. The Fukushima nuclear meltdown in 2011 led to Japan shutting down nuclear reactors, resulting in unforeseen consequences like higher energy prices, reduced consumption, and increased mortality during cold temperatures.
  2. Following the shutdown, research by economist Matthew Neidell showed how Japan's shift to fossil fuels after the Fukushima incident led to higher bills, reduced energy use, and ultimately increased mortality in cold weather due to lack of climate control.
  3. The debate on nuclear energy often focuses on visible risks like accidents, while downplaying the benefits and comparative safety of nuclear power when weighed against other energy sources like coal or gas.
Faster, Please! β€’ 731 implied HN points β€’ 25 Jan 24
  1. Degrowth advocates argue against continuous economic growth as it may harm society.
  2. Using GDP alone to measure a country's success is limiting; consider a fuller set of indicators.
  3. Mandating fewer work hours might save resources initially but could hinder innovation and long-term sustainability.
The Audacity. β€’ 3282 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jun 23
  1. Kristina Kasparian is an emerging writer from Montreal, Canada.
  2. She holds a Ph.D. in neurolinguistics but left academia due to health reasons.
  3. Her essay 'Womb' is available for paid subscribers on