Public Health

Smokers Use E-Cigarettes To Quit

When e-cigarettes- vaping- began to gain in popularity in the early part of this decade, critics like Dr. Stan Glantz at UC San Francisco claimed they were only going to be used in addition to cigarettes, so risk reduction and smoking cessation would not h ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 21 2020 - 6:01am

Like 'Sustainable' And 'Organic', Consumers Misunderstand What 'Whole Grain' Means

Consumers have been so saturated with vague marketing claims that nearly 50 percent can't correctly identify what is claimed to be a "healthier" option on packages. That sounds bad, except buying whole grain or white bread or fancy crackers ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 30 2020 - 11:14am

The Nobel Prize For CRISPR-Cas9: Here's Who Got Left Out

This year’s Nobel prize in chemistry was awarded for a genuine revolution in modern science. The Crispr-Cas9 gene-editing tool allows scientists to precisely alter DNA by cutting and pasting sections of it. ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 8 2020 - 3:04pm

Baking The Bun 'Til It's Done: Preventing C-Sections With Patience

Imagine the act of baking chocolate chip cookies from scratch. In a bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs and chocolate chips with a bit of elbow grease and love. Thumb the plops of dough onto a pan and wait.     Wait.     Pad around the kitchen. Pee ...

Article - Jen Palmares Meadows - Oct 10 2020 - 9:31am

More Young Adults Are Abstaining From One Known Carcinogen- Alcohol

There are calls to ban vaping because it has pleasant flavors and an addictive component and that combination may lead to disease but while there are zero deaths attributable to nicotine so far, there is an actual socially acceptable carcinogen that also u ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 13 2020 - 6:39pm