Public Health

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

Operation Vapor Lock: DEA Cracks Down On 44 Websites Advertising Illicit THC Vaping Cartridges

The CDC has updated its fatality and illness list due to illicit marijuana vaping. Now there have been 54 deaths and 2,506 hospitalizations. The culprit is Vitamin E acetate, needed to make marijuana tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)products into a vapor because, ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2019 - 12:55pm

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