Public Health

Diet Influences Sperm Motility After Two Weeks- Especially High Sugar

Sperm quality can be reduced by several lifestyle factors, like obesity and related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, but a new examination of epigenetic phenomena- gene expression changing even if the DNA sequence is not changed-  finds that even diet can ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 27 2019 - 11:33am

Study Says Transcendental Meditation Reduces Congestive Heart Failure

A meditation technique promoted by the controversial Maharishi organization of Iowa claims significant decreases the severity of congestive heart failure in a small pilot study published in Ethnicity&Disease (Winter 2007). The authors from the Universi ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 30 2019 - 9:49am

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 - Jan 7 2020 - 12:01pm

Defensive Medicine And Kids: Millions Of Children Get Unnecessary Treatment

With health insurance costs having gone up for many Americans by 300 percent since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, there is concern about ways to contain costs. No one is willing to contain costs when it comes to children, a new study shows. ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 7 2020 - 1:11pm

Is Perrier Bad For Your Teeth?

For many people, the start of a year is a time for new health resolutions – be it eat more vegetables, consume less sugar or drink more water. Keeping hydrated is essential for body functions such as temperature regulation, transporting nutrients and remo ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 8 2020 - 7:00am

'Processed' Food Causes Obesity It Says, But The Paper Ignores Obvious Confounders

In a Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology review, a nutritionist and a gastroenterologist claim that "ultra-processed" food causes obesity. If you are not familiar with ultra-processed food, that is a new-ish designation, an arbitrary me ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 10 2020 - 11:56am

Skepticism Warranted Regarding New Study Suggesting Link Between Chemical Exposures And IQ Loss

Earlier today, Dr. Leonardo Trasande and colleagues from New York University (NYU) published yet another in a series of economic studies which they interpret to indicate that low level general population exposures to some brominated flame retardants (PBDE ...

Article - Gregory Bond - Jan 14 2020 - 10:44am

Be Wary Of Probiotic Health Claims In Media- That Means Be Wary Of Health Journalism

There is no question that our microbiome is important to health, but just like science behind mitochondrial function inside cells set off an antioxidant craze in the 1970s, all of the applied health claims about probiotics in the 2000s are nonsense. If you ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 15 2020 - 5:12pm

Obesity Is The Second Leading Preventable Cause Of Death- Will More Sin Taxes Help?

The opioid crisis and deaths related to e-cigarette use among teenagers have dominated news headlines recently. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 34 people had died as a result of vaping and, in 2017, opioid addiction ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 27 2020 - 5:58pm

EWG Claims Again That Food Is Unsafe- The Science And Health Community Disagrees

Environmental Working Group, a litigation group devoted to food and chemical issues, is most famous for publishing its annual "Dirty Dozen" list to promote publicly available pesticide residues on food. While neglecting to mention that their orga ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 12 2020 - 4:39pm