Public Health

Zone Of Parental Discretion: When Can A Doctor Overrule A Parent On Child Health?

Doctors and parents sometimes disagree about a child’s medical treatment. As the recent case of six-year-old boy Oshin Kiszko highlights, some disagreements between doctors and parents can’t be resolved by further information and discussion. Oshin has bra ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 7 2016 - 1:47pm

Are Naturopaths Fooling Themselves?

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Brian Goldman of CBC’s White Coat Black Art to explore the growing presence of naturopathy in Canada. In an effort to provide balance to the criticism surrounding the oft uncritical, nonsensical, and expen ...

Blog Post - Britt Marie Hermes - Sep 12 2016 - 9:12am

New Cochrane Review On E-Cigarettes

A new Cochrane Review analysis provided an independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking and found that electr ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 15 2016 - 5:32pm

Oregon Makes Goat Yoga Into A Thing

On the American Council on Science and Health Facebook page, you just never know what you are going to find, but if you had told me I would find goat yoga I'd have made...goat noises at you. Yet there it is, courtesy of the state of Oregon, the place ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Sep 16 2016 - 12:51pm

NIEHS 25 Year Celebration Of Endocrine Research — Some Progress, But An Even Greater Opportunity To Deliver Clarity

In 1991, Theo Colborn convened a group of international scientists to discuss concerns about the trans-generational effects of persistent chemicals on predator species in the Great Lakes.  Their report, and a subsequent book authored by Colborn and her co ...

Article - Gregory Bond - Sep 16 2016 - 2:45pm

A Doctor's Take On Hillary Clinton's Bill Of Health

Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail after the 68-year-old rested at her home in Chappaqua, New York for a few days last week following what appeared to be a dizzy spell during a visit to the National September 1 ...

Article - American Council ... - Sep 19 2016 - 12:25pm

Paleo: In A Clinical Trial, Bread Made With Ancient Grains Could Benefit Heart Health

In a randomized crossover trial, 45 healthy adults, average age 50, were asked to swap their usual loaf for bread made from ancient and modern grains during three separate interventions each lasting 8 weeks. In the first phase, participants were randomly a ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 28 2016 - 12:13pm

BPA-Free, With Regrets

Not that many years ago, many reusable food and beverage containers on the market worldwide were made from polycarbonate plastic.  Polycarbonate, which is made from bisphenol A (BPA), is an almost ideal material for these products since its clarity is com ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Oct 17 2016 - 7:47am

Millennials Think E-Cigarettes Are Safer- Ohio State Does Not

It would seem obvious that a diluted nicotine vapor is much less harmful than toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke- yet groups like the Centers for Disease Control and Tobacco Free Kids have instead adopted a 'quit or die' mentality about smoking. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 1 2016 - 6:44am

If You Must Smoke, Red Wine Before May Prevent Short Term Vascular Damage

You should not smoke cigarettes and if you already do, you should stop. Though the U.S. FDA has damaged the smoking cessation possibilities for current users, and California has outright subsidized cigarette companies with punitive taxes on vaping, there ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2016 - 7:01am