Public Health

Could High Quality Masks Solve China's COVID Problems? Idea For A Randomized Control Trial Of Masks In Households To Find Out

This is a suggestion for a way to resolve questions such as: How effective are the best FFP3 / N99 masks at breaking transmission of COVID? However effective is eye protection when combined with the best masks? How effective is ventilation with HEPA filte ...

Article - Robert Walker - Dec 29 2022 - 6:24am

EU COST Action Hopes To Replace Impossible Standards With Risk-Based Meat Inspection

Vegetables have had a lot of foodborne outbreak scandals, but two times since the 1980s they have also impacted meat in a big way.  Mad Cow disease in 1986 and Listeria in 2019 killed people. Mad Cow disease was due to poor quality control and a lack of co ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 4 2023 - 11:12am

Marijuana Causes 1800% Surge In Emergency Room Visits

Legal marijuana has meant a boost for government accountants, and ended the need for fake "medical" marijuana claims, but it is often still dangerous in both the short and long term. ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 16 2023 - 2:48pm

Epidemiologist Claims Bacon Causes Type 2 Diabetes

Do you believe bacon causes diabetes? Cancer? If not, you may be an apostate in 2023, when we've just exited a period during which any skepticism of epidemiology(1) is met with the 2020s equivalent of 'Do you even Science, Bro?' There is jus ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 23 2023 - 10:37am

Assessing SIDS Risk: Siblings Of Kids Who Died Are 4X Higher Risk

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a diagnosis of exclusion, a general term for death during the first year of life that lacks an obvious cause. Though it is a leading cause of death, its etiology is complex and remains largely unknown so assumptions a ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 25 2023 - 1:57pm

Reducing HIV In Blood Donations: FDA Pivots To Risk-Based Questions

Reducing the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV from blood donations is important for public health and the U.S. currently uses time-based deferrals to assess donor eligibility. Now the FDA is proposing individual risk-based questions to reduce the risk o ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2023 - 9:40am

Forget Miracle Diet Claims- Successful Weight Loss Plans All Avoid This

A lot of people went into 2023 hoping to lose some weight. It's no surprise. Putting it on is easy and rich countries make delicious food at affordable prices while our culture has not yet overcome our biological mandate to eat because animals are pro ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 10 2023 - 9:54am

These Foods Can Help Fight The Risk Of Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation occurs naturally in the body but when it goes wrong or goes on too long, it can trigger disease processes. Uncontrolled inflammation plays a role in many major diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2023 - 11:55am

Gadolinium Rare Earth Metal Used In MRI Contrast Agents Can Be Detected, But Is That A Problem?

If you have ever had a CT scan using a contrast material like iodine, you were probably told to drink plenty of fluids to flush it out of your system. It is one-size-fits-all advice more to protect people who may have received a lot of them, because the do ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 22 2023 - 12:41pm

Reese's Is Making A Vegan Peanut Butter Cup- Here Are 3 More Ways To Make Candy Sound Healthy

Hershey is rolling out Reese’s Plant Based Peanut Butter Cups this month, and it is a great idea. Plant-based foods are all the rage- unless the entire market is about to collapse- and people who like vegan stuff are willing to overpay for food they can th ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 10 2023 - 7:49am