Friday Links Posted on February 10, 2023 by John C. Goodman Is big city noise a health hazard? The United States and New Zealand are the only two countries that allow drugmakers to market directly to consumers. Could a 5th Circuit ruling that “perpetual funding” of government agencies or programs is unconstitutional threaten Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? How to treat a cold. The cost of obesity: $2,505 in extra medical costs every year – with the number rising with the extent of obesity. Hispanic health paradox: Hispanics have higher life expectancy, lower infant mortality and less mental illness.