Public Health

Unhealthy Food Is The Biggest Cause Of Death In The UK, This Scholar Says He Can Fix It

British taxpayers spend billions for the health care of an increasingly overweight population. The World Health Organisation predicts that almost three-quarters of men and two-thirds of women in the UK will be overweight or obese by 2030. Graham MacGregor ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2016 - 10:53am

You Knew This: Healthy Diet Linked With Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

The risk of people developing Type 2 diabetes is lower for people who consume more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes, notes a study in PLOS Medicine. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2019 - 9:12am

How A Former Naturopath Can Help Unravel The Trickery Of Alternative Medicine

Just a few years ago, I was a practicing naturopathic doctor. I considered myself to be a primary care physician who had been trained in the best of two worlds: supposedly, one was modern medicine and the other was a mixture of alternative practices based ...

Article - Britt Marie Hermes - Jul 8 2016 - 7:10pm

EU Commission Criteria On Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals — A Deft Political Compromise?

On June 15 the EU Commission (EC) issued its highly anticipated “scientific criteria” for identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). Now that the dust has settled, and stakeholders around the globe have had a chance to offer their thoughts, the ti ...

Article - Gregory Bond - Jul 8 2016 - 7:07pm

Subsidized Food Linked To More Calories, And More Cardiometabolic Risks

Current federal agricultural subsidies focus on financing production of food commodities, a large portion of which are converted into high-fat meat and dairy products, refined grains, high-calorie juices and soft drinks (sweetened with corn sweeteners), a ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2016 - 12:38pm

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