Public Health

Cirrhosis Deaths Due To Alcohol Jump Among Young Adults

Between 1999-2016, young adults had substantially higher deaths from cirrhosis in 49 of 50 U.S. states. The deaths linked to the end stages of liver damage jumped by 65 percent with alcohol a major cause in adults age 25-34. The data published in BMJ show ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2018 - 8:51am

Vaping Helps Smokers Quit- Even If They Don't Want To

A new study shows that smokers who switch to nicotine vapor alternatives (e.g. e-cigarettes or iQOS) may be better able to stay smoke-free in the long term- even if they didn't set out to quit smoking.  And that even people who didn't want to sto ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 21 2018 - 11:56am

Epidemiologists Link Politics To Bad Teeth

Democracies have better teeth than dictatorships, according to recent statistical correlation presented at the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) in London, held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regio ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2018 - 9:44am

Picky Eaters Are In Fine Health

A recent study in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that picky eaters are healthier. That doesn't mean you shouldn't encourage kids to try new things, but they are not going to end up unhealthy if they sat at the dinner table for an ho ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2018 - 1:31pm

The Silence On BPA Is Deafening – Let The CLARITY Data Speak!

For years it would not have been possible to use the word “silence” in the same sentence with BPA (bisphenol A).   The safety of BPA has been a long-running, robust controversy, in particular regarding concerns that BPA might cause health effects at expos ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Jan 17 2019 - 12:41pm

Do Any Supplements Work For A Cold?

Last week I had a shocking cold. Blocked nose, sore throat, and feeling poorly. This made me think about the countless vitamins and supplements on the market that promise to ease symptoms of a cold, help you recover faster, and reduce your chance of getti ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 6 2018 - 1:29pm

Statistics Gone Wild: Secondhand Smoke Causes Arthritis 30 Years Later, Says Questionnaire Result

Secondhand smoke remains controversial because it takes statistical manipulation to link it to any deaths. Yes, it can be harmful to asthmatics, just like perfume or a wine cellar, but a whole advocacy industry has not been built up talking about how wine ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 15 2018 - 8:04am

The War On Sugar: Science Or Hype?

Some researchers, clinicians, professional organizations, and health charities have been waging a war on sugar, calling for dietary recommendations to be changed and even for a sin tax on sugar, all claiming it will reduce obesity and cardiovascular diseas ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2018 - 9:58am

Low Carbohydrate Diets Are Unsafe

People who go on low carbohydrate diets often report that they lose weight. And they do, because it is a crash diet. But as a long-term solution that and other fad diets are unsafe, as shown in a large study presented today at the European Society of Cardi ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2018 - 8:52am

Whole Grains Can Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes- As Long As They're Coupled With Fewer Calories

A new paper declares that whole grains can help prevent type 2 diabetes  but a quick glance at the methodology will show you why you need to be skeptical. It doesn't matter if it’s rye, oats, wheat, wheatberries, bulgur, or couscous, any whole grain w ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2018 - 11:02am