Public Health

Is Flossing A Waste Of Time?

Like the CDC manufacturing a prediabetes epidemic and pregnant women getting a scarlet letter if they have a glass of wine while pregnant, flossing seems to be a distinctly American phenomenon. Are we right? The British are famous for bad teeth, for exampl ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 6 2023 - 3:02pm

Murder, Chemicals In Organic Food- Two Ways Thanksgiving Is Hazardous To Your Health

It's that time of year when activists, academics, and social media mavens hoping for media coverage begin to promote worry about Thanksgiving.  Some risks are real, even if relatively slight; a lot more people driving mean more accidents and if you ha ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 20 2023 - 2:17pm

What Does ChatGPT Say About Holiday Eating Health?

Data tools like ChatGPT, colloquially called Artificial Intelligence (if you think a fancy autocomplete is actual AI), have the promise to do a lot of good. There are some concerns about human content 'creators' being replaced but we don't m ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 23 2023 - 9:26am

Affordable Care Act Bundling Of Physical, Behavioral Health Has Not Improved Access

One concern about the Affordable Care Act was that in providing access to 700,000 people that companies refused to insure, access would decline along with the surges in cost for everyone. That has turned out to be true in both cases.  Some states have also ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 28 2023 - 3:03pm

640 Miles For A Non-Lethal Burrito

I almost feel badly for continuing to pick on Chipotle. The company has been supernaturally inept this year. They can do nothing right. They may not even be able to make gravity work anymore. Yet, they are so smug, and transparently phony that it is diffic ...

Article - Josh Bloom - Jan 11 2024 - 2:23pm

PHidiots

And I thought *these* were bad products: ...

Article - Josh Bloom - Jan 11 2024 - 2:30pm

Tianeptine And Other Supplements Have Gotten An FDA Free Pass For 30 Years- It's Time For That To End

Politics is about trade-offs. Perhaps a reason President Biden isn't better-regarded is because if Congress didn't give him what he wanted, he circumvents them with agencies he controls, such as OSHA with vaccine mandates, the CDC with rent contr ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 11 2024 - 2:33pm

Urgent Need For Anti-smoking Campaigns To Continue After Pregnancy

Many new mothers will become pregnant again, and given that a new paper argues for continue anti-smoking campaigns after children are born to reduce the risk of future preterm births. The longitudinal analysis of surveys results examined the records and h ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2024 - 4:10pm

Study Finds Adolescent Girls And Young Women In Africa Will Use HIV Prevention Products

Adolescent girls and young women can and will use HIV prevention products with consistency, according to interim results of a study of two different methods: daily use of the antiretroviral (ARV) tablet Truvada® as oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2024 - 4:21pm

American Academy Of Pediatrics: Lied About Vaccines And Autism, Kids Walking To School, And Now GMOs

It is an unfortunate reality in America that medical societies have an outsized influence on government policy. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 16 2024 - 4:46pm