Public Health

Truvia Doesn't Kill Houseflies, They Starve To Death

Activist groups have continually perpetuated claims about artificial sweeteners, without noting that they are in animal models- and a billion rats have been killed by chemicals found in every food- and that to get similar risk in humans, you would need to ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2017 - 11:46am

Massachusetts Health Care Expansion Increased Thyroid Cancer Surgeries

Health care expansion in Massachusetts, which became a model for the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) caused a surge in surgeries for thyroid cancer. What that means depends on who is doing the framing. One side can argu ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2017 - 4:46pm

Emotional Feeding Leads To Emotional Eating

If you hand food to a child when they are sad, or angry, or anything else, they will begin to associate food with those feelings. As adults, this emotional eating will be a tough habit to break. In youth, it will be even more difficult because kids aren� ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2017 - 6:31am

Pig Study Shows Dairy 'Excellent' Source Of Protein For Human Kids Too

In 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations propose using animals like pigs to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children. The researchers behind a new study calculated protein scores for eigh ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2017 - 6:30am

Sensible And Pragmatic Proposal For Implementing The EC's Criteria For Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

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Article - Gregory Bond - Apr 28 2017 - 8:55am

Do You Know What’s In Your Water?

It’s widely understood that a key reason why life developed on Earth is because of water.  A common definition of a habitable environment is one in which plenty of liquid water is available to sustain life.  In short, we can’t live without water. ...

Article - Steve Hentges - May 3 2017 - 7:42am

Hidden Demographic: Young Adult Smokers

In the many efforts to prevent people from taking up smoking, most initiatives have focused on kids.  As the consumer advocacy group the American Council on Science and Health has long phrased it, "smoking is a pediatric disease." Prevent uptake ...

Article - News Staff - May 3 2017 - 1:53pm

Acupuncture Works, At Least In Some Patients With Non-Specific Pain

A randomized controlled trial of the use of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients who visit looking for relief from things like a self-reported ankle sprai ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2017 - 6:30am

Did BPA Bite The Dust?

A common definition of the word dust refers to fine, dry particles of matter.  From dust storms on earth to cosmic dust, just about everywhere that any form of matter is present, dust will also be present.  That includes the ubiquitous household dust that ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Jul 11 2017 - 12:19pm

A Small Number Of Physicians Prescribe The Majority Of Methadone

It's not an 80/20 rule but if you are addicted to opiods you are likely to be visiting a small number of physicians in Ontario, according to a new analysis. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2017 - 5:52am