Public Health

Comments on the New York Times Article “A Call for Action on Toxic Chemicals”

The New York Times (NYT) article is discussing a recent publication in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives related to “Project TENDR”, which stands for “Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks”. In the NYT piece, statements of the Proj ...

Blog Post - Laura Plunkett - Jul 7 2016 - 3:54pm

Bicycling And Type 2 Diabetes Linked

Habitual cycling, whether as transportation to work or as a recreational activity, has been associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to an epidemiology paper in PLOS Medicine, which affirms that Type 2 diabetes is a lifest ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2016 - 7:00am

Hugh Hefner's Wife Was Not Poisoned By Breast Implants

Crystal Hefner, wife of Playboy entrepreneur Hugh Hefner, recently elected to have her breast implants removed because she believed that they “were slowly poisoning her.” This was after she read Internet comments from people who shared similar symptoms an ...

Article - Jack Fisher - Jul 22 2016 - 8:56am

SYRINA: A Trojan Horse For Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals?

Several weeks ago, I wrote about the European Commission’s (EC) proposed scientific criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals and highlighted what I, along with many others, believe are its numerous shortcomings.  ...

Article - Gregory Bond - Jul 27 2016 - 4:40pm

Like Smoking, Marijuana And Alcohol Addiction Are Primarily Pediatric Diseases

Teenagers with easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s, according to an analysis of survey results  from around 15,000 participants in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Hea ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2016 - 2:14pm

Is A Harmful Chemical Lurking In Mustard?

Based on a recent and fascinating scientific report from Switzerland, you might start to hear demands to eliminate mild mustard from our diet. The Swiss Federal Food Safety and VeterinaryOffice (FSVO) recently reported that mild mustard contains the chemic ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Aug 21 2016 - 8:39am

How To Become A Charlatan In 9 Easy Steps

In these austere and difficult times, it must be my duty, I think, to alert my fellow citizens to a possible source of additional income which almost anyone can plug into: become a charlatan, and chances are that your economic hardship is a memory from th ...

Article - Edzard Ernst - Aug 6 2016 - 7:57am

Untested Stem-Cell Treatments: How To Protect Consumers

Stem-cell research holds promise for the treatment of a broad range of diseases and conditions, from spinal cord injury to autism. But more work is needed to turn this research into safe and effective therapies. ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 9 2016 - 5:21am

Should Drug Addicts Get Hepatitis C Cure?

New, highly curative hepatitis C therapy is both safe and effective as a treatment option for people who inject drugs,  the major population affected by the virus, according to a paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2016 - 5:52am

20 Percent Are Discharged From Hospital With Unstable Vital Signs

 By assessing electronic medical records (EMR) of 32,835 unique individuals from six Dallas-Fort Worth area hospitals, and noting abnormalities in temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation within 24 hours of discharg ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 11 2016 - 6:42am