Public Health

Interview With Gary Taubes (part 1)

I interviewed Gary Taubes by phone a few weeks ago, shortly after he gave a talk about the main ideas of his new book — "Good Calories, Bad Calories" — at UC Berkeley. The interview lasted about 2 hours. SETH: I just spoke to someone who reduced ...

Article - Seth Roberts - Feb 8 2012 - 9:27pm

Study: 100 Percent Of People Tested Had Some Form Of Pesticide In Their Bodies

A study carried out by researchers from the Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine of the University of Granada found that 100% of Spaniards analyzed had at least one kind of persistent organic compound (POC´s), substances internationally classified ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 4 2008 - 10:58am

Interview With Gary Taubes (part 2)

Continued from Part 1: I interviewed Gary Taubes by phone a few weeks ago, shortly after he gave a talk about the main ideas of his new book — Good Calories, Bad Calories — at UC Berkeley. The interview lasted about 2 hours. This is part 2. SETH: What do ...

Article - Seth Roberts - Feb 7 2008 - 11:00am

Brisbane Study: Even Invisible Air Pollution Causes Smaller Babies

Exposure to air pollution significantly reduces foetus size during pregnancy, according to a new study by Brisbane scientists. Queensland University of Technology senior research fellow Dr Adrian Barnett said the study compared the foetus sizes of more tha ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 7 2008 - 11:05am

Interview With Gary Taubes (part 3)

Continued from Part 2: I interviewed Gary Taubes by phone a few weeks ago, shortly after he gave a talk about the main ideas of his new book — Good Calories, Bad Calories — at UC Berkeley. The interview lasted about 2 hours. This is part 3. SETH: You wrot ...

Article - Seth Roberts - Feb 7 2008 - 10:58am

Cholesterol: Our New Muscle Gain Friend?

If you’re worried about high cholesterol levels and keeping heart-healthy as you get older, don’t push aside bacon and eggs just yet. A new study says they might actually provide a benefit. Researchers at Texas A&M University have discovered that lower ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 9 2008 - 8:07pm

Interview With Gary Taubes (part 4)

Continued from Part 3: I interviewed Gary Taubes by phone a few weeks ago, shortly after he gave a talk about the main ideas of his new book — Good Calories, Bad Calories — at UC Berkeley. The interview lasted about 2 hours. This is part 4. SETH: I was im ...

Article - Seth Roberts - Feb 7 2008 - 10:55am

Study: Rising CO2 Levels Could Decrease The Nutritional Value Of Major Food Crops

As levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise in the 21st century, the nutritional value of many major food crops could decrease, according to a study conducted at Southwestern University. Max Taub, an associate professor of biology at Southwestern, d ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 18 2008 - 1:49pm

Improving Third World Nutrition Through Vitamin-Rich Corn

Corn can grow in many places but from a nutritional point of view, its fiber benefits are offset by its poor vitamin content. Deficiencies in vitamin A cause eye diseases, including blindness, in 40 million children annually, and increased health risks for ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 19 2008 - 6:09pm

Tracing The Evolution Of The CA-MRSA 'Superbug'

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are caused primarily by a single strain—USA300—of an evolving bacterium that has spread with “extraordinary transmissibility” throughout the United States during the past ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2008 - 8:46pm