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Editorial: It seems to us – Rethinking red meat, Lebrun’s secret, airborne Uber and 21st century litigation

An article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week rocked the nutrition world by declaring there is little good evidence that eating red meat poses a health risk.

A team of researchers reviewed more than 130 articles and 12 randomized trials, finding little evidence that red meat is linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease or death.

How carnivorous should a person be? We’ll leave it you, your doctor and your butcher to sort out.

Some prominent doctors were critical of the article, saying it misrepresents the known data in the field. This study probably isn’t the last word, but it will be ironic if one of the major health guidelines of the past 25 years turned out to be a big nothingburger.


Maybe some entrepreneur was just thinking ahead. Even then, a marijuana-growing room isn’t what most people would expect to stumble across in a tony mansion on swanky Lebrun Road. It doesn’t compute.

Yet, there it was in the David Wallace Estate, a 9,000-square-foot palace that sold last year for $1.15 million. Police have now charged Ronald Serio, the mansion’s previous owner, with trafficking in large amounts of marijuana as well as distributing cocaine, fentanyl and oxycodone.

So, maybe it really is a gateway drug.


You can’t keep Uber down. Literally.

The ubiquitous ride-hailing service is taking off, providing on-demand, sky-high rides for New York City commuters wanting a fast trip to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The service actually began in July but was reserved for customers in its top two tiers. Now, anyone with the need and a spare $200-$225 can catch an eight-minute flight from lower Manhattan, shaving anywhere from 20 minutes to more than an hour off the ground-transportation time.

Plus, you don’t have to park.


Airline in Japan have come up with a truly useful service for weary travelers who, much as they may love babies, don’t want to sit next to one on a long flight. It is offering a map that will highlight seats that may be occupied by bawling babies.

It’s not new. Agence France-Presse reports that both Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer the service, but that its popularity skyrocketed recently with the ecstatic tweet by a businessman on a 13-hour flight.

This really ought to be mandatory across the board,” venture capitalist Rahat Ahmed tweeted. Well?


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