Public Health

Moderate Alcohol And Breast Cancer: Real Epidemiology Or Just Statistical Correlation?

On occasion there are renewed claims that even moderate alcohol consumption might "cause" breast cancer. As science advances so do claims about new ways to suggest harm. An example is recent claims about epigenetic alterations and lifestyle beha ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2018 - 3:44pm

'Light' Alcohol Intake Can Be Healthy- Here Is What Light Means Scientifically

An analysis of over 400,000 people's self-reported drinking habits finds that statistically drinking alcohol 4 or more times per week increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent. The increased risk was consistent across age groups. ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2018 - 9:00am

Dairy Consumers Have Healthier Diets, And That Means Less Type 2 Diabetes

Does the presence of higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption in people with lower levels of type 2 diabetes mean more dairy means less risk of developing it? According to epidemiology, yes, but epidemiology and politics are the two key reasons ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 12 2018 - 11:41am

Is Smirnoff Breaking The Law With Its Non-GMO Alcohol Label?

Smirnoff, a vodka brand, has tried to place itself under a health halo by claiming it is not only gluten-free but non-GMO as well. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 15 2018 - 2:56pm

Hunter-Gatherers Live Nearly As Long As We Do Without Healthcare

Modern life has many benefits. Transport, comfy furniture, smartphones, TV, the internet, dentistry and advanced medicine would be at the top of most people’s lists. Our bodies also show signs of responding positively to modern life. In almost every part ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 1 2018 - 7:00am

Vaping Replaced Cigarettes, And That Is A Public Health Win

Early this year, I testified at FDA in support of approval for a new smoking cessation tool called iQOS. While it may have seemed odd for the president of the American Council on Science and Health, which has campaigned against smoking for 40 years, to end ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 27 2018 - 3:49pm

More Brown Fat May Be A Solution For The Obesity Crisis

Obesity is a disease where people accumulate more and more fat. When they reach a certain point, their fat stops working and they develop disease, such as type 2 diabetes. But not all fat is bad. The fat that accumulates in obesity is called white fat, bu ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 28 2018 - 8:00am

The Spanish Flu at 100... What Do We Know?

In 1918 an Influenza outbreak (Spanish Flu) began which would eventually infect 500 million people (1/3 of the world’s population) and prove fatal to 50 million making it far more deadly then even World War I (estimated 15-19 million dead) which would end ...

Blog Post - Scott Beers - Dec 18 2018 - 6:24pm

Conventional, Organic, When It Comes To Pesticides The American Food Supply Is Safe Again This Year

Despite another year of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hyperventilating weeks after a foodborne illness occurs (devastating lettuce farmers while showing how they little they know when exaggerating what they do know), the more evidence ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 20 2018 - 4:00pm

In Trial, E-Cigarettes Work Better For Smoking Cessation Than Big Pharma Products

In a multi-center trial of almost 900 smokers(1), e-cigarettes were shown to be twice as effective as pharmaceutical "gold standard" approaches like gums, lozenges, and patches. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 31 2019 - 12:15pm