Public Health

False Positives Make Women More Likely To Delay Next Mammogram

Women who received a health scare in the form of a false positive result from a screening mammogram were more likely to delay or even forgo the next mammogram than women who had a correct negative result. A false positive result from a screening mammogram ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2017 - 12:30pm

A Critical Review Of Flawed Claims Made In AIM Declaration On EDCs

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Article - Gregory Bond - Feb 13 2017 - 9:45pm

Hype Or Health? Sitting Is As Bad For You As Smoking

Sitting has been branded the “ new smoking ” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs. Over the past 15 years or so sitting has been linked with cancer, heart disease and diabetes and even ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 15 2017 - 4:17pm

BPA In Seafood- Is It Safe?

It’s not hard these days to find stories in the popular media about the presence of various chemical contaminants in our environment.  Included in this genre are stories about trace levels of chemicals in common consumer products, in the air we breathe, a ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Feb 21 2017 - 8:16am

Argument: President Trump Needs To Nationalize Health Care To Honor His Campaign Promise

You might think that after the November elections, the last group anyone will listen to for guidance on the American public are partisan pundits. But they are still lobbying for an alternative result, now saying that if President Trump wants to honor his c ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 22 2017 - 9:00am

Will Eight On A Plate Catch On? Or Will Weak Observational Claims About Food Fail Again?

There are multiple food fads trying to catch on per year but as the saying goes in science, if one epidemiology study counted, everything would cause or prevent cancer. One long-held epidemiology belief is that the more vegetables you eat, the healthier yo ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 24 2017 - 8:40am

What Are Blood Types And Why Do They Matter?

If you’ve ever needed a blood transfusion, or donated blood, you probably would have been asked your blood type. While it was once thought all blood was the same, we now know there are different types of blood, called blood groups. Transfusions between bl ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 6 2017 - 5:34pm

Are Federal Nutrition Guidelines Realistic? Only Rich Pregnant Women Can Meet Them

The numerous nutrition guidelines promoted by the U.S. federal government are obeyed by just 2 percent of Americans. If only 2 percent of any population can obey your guidelines, they are a nutritional wishlist created by groups of experts promoting their ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 17 2017 - 7:50am

We Need To Reinvent Primary Care

Politicians are arguing with each other about health care. One side is yelling that people have coverage, even if they can't afford to use it and twice as many people will lose than ever got it. Another side claims emergency room visits and pediatric ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2017 - 2:03pm

BPA-Free, Here We Go Again!

The headline almost jumps out at you – “ BPA Substitute Could Cause Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes.”  That alarming headline appears in an industry publication, but the same story was widely reported in the popular media, which tends to cover science only whe ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Mar 30 2017 - 8:39pm