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Renewables’ Health Effects Offset All Subsidies 
If you were looking for another reason to like solar and wind power, here’s a good one: By reducing pollution, clean, renewable power is saving lives. A recent paper has concluded the benefit to society at least counterbalances the costs of subsidies. So, even without the environmental benefits, renewable power is still a win-win. Ars Technica gives the details: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/08/wind-and-solar-energy-have-saved-thousands-of-lives-since-2007/

Alternative Medicine Cancer Deaths 5X Higher 
Crunching the numbers, researchers at Yale have found that alternative medicine has a dismal record when it comes to treating cancer patients. While the study is not without its limitations, it still raises some pretty big red flags. Ars Technica reports: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/08/alternative-medicines-toll-on-cancer-patients-death-rate-up-to-5x-higher/

Treatment for Peanut Allergy “lasts up to four years” 
Some research from Australia using a probiotic bacillus in conjunction with peanut protein to treat peanut allergies in children had very encouraging results. The BBC has the details: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40960754