Public Health

Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Makes Children Stupid

It's well known that serious air pollution can cause of all kinds of nasty health problems- headaches, nausea, allergic reactions, chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer and heart disease counted among them. But according to new statistical correlat ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2019 - 6:33pm

In Developed Countries, Nutritional Supplements Are Often An Expensive Placebo; Not So In The Rest Of The World

Though activists oppose Golden Rice, essentially a vitamin-fortified food staple, on ideological and economic grounds, Vitamin A deficiency affects hundreds of thousands of kids each year, and a progressive tool that feeds people and prevents disease is we ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2019 - 12:42pm

Prohibition 100 Years Later: Why The US Is An Outlier On Vaping And What We Can Learn From Alcohol

It's no secret to anyone with even modest command of history that America has long meant freedom. Every oppressed religion moved here, to the one country that did not have a national religion, separating it from the Anglican Church (imagine if the Pre ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 24 2019 - 1:00am

Your Local Hospital Is Much More Dangerous Than It Could Be

In late November 1999, a TV producer called me about an alarming report that 44,000 to 98,000 Americans were being killed each year by preventable errors in hospitals and another 1 million were being injured. Could that be true? Based on my research, I re ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 29 2019 - 5:01am

When Is A High Protein Diet Valuable?

In December, people begin to think about the new year, and that means resolutions to lose weight. Exercising is a lot of work and feeling hungry much of the time is not desirable so many will instead opt for diet plans. One popular diet is the Atkin's ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 5 2019 - 5:30am

War On Fun: Rutgers Shows Us All How To Scaremonger Halloween

Rutgers University wants kids to be afraid this year. Not of ghosts and goblins, but Halloween itself. So they have published 7 hyperbolic risks designed to terrify parents. Allergies! Marijuana brownies! Makeup! Getting advice from a poison control center ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 6 2019 - 12:23pm

Limitations Of Cross-Sectional Epidemiology Studies And What That Means For Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Although I’m a trained and credentialed epidemiologist, and an ardent supporter of the professional discipline as a foundational science that underlies legitimate public health efforts, several of my past blogs (Bond 2016 and Bond 2017) have remarked on t ...

Article - Gregory Bond - Dec 9 2019 - 11:21am

How Injuries Related To Cell Phone Use Changed Over 20 Years

A cross-sectional study has found that head and neck injuries related to cell phone use increased steadily over a recent 20-year period. But that may not be meaningful in a relative risk way. The sample was just over 2,500 cases from 1998 through 2017. Med ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 9 2019 - 2:00pm

Would You Change The Way You Wee To Save The World?

The critical links between water, sanitation, and our global consumption of energy – the “ energy-water nexus ” are more obvious than ever before. But how many of us will take direct action at the most basic level of all? It turns out that the way we use ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 12 2019 - 8:10am