Nutrition and Lifestyle

New York Times Says Mental Illness in Youths is Shrinking: Let’s discuss

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There are many ailments that a physician can easily diagnose and health officials can track. For example, the cause of an infection can usually be determined by the presence of an infectious pathogen. The diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is easy to establish. The same can be said for asthma, strep throat, or Continue reading

Alzheimer’s risk factors, March Against Myths, & Metabolic Syndrome

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The latest in health this week: Amino acids key in Alzheimer’s may develop 20 to 30 years prior to onset of illness, the March Against Myths of Modification needs your help in debunking the dangers of GMOs, and Metabolic Syndrome affects one in every three US adults Continue reading

Pro-GMO activists are getting the truth out

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Genetically engineered crops (GMOs) are never far from the news these days, what with groups like EWG and NRDC, the organic lobby, and “environmentalists” of all stripes inveighing against them for a host of implausible reasons. Continue reading

The American College of Physicians wants us to rethink cancer screening

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The American College of Physicians has come out with a report that questions the value of current screening recommendations and protocols. The report, released yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, calls into question whether current screening practices exhibit high Continue reading

The CDC says there’s both good and bad news about foodborne illness

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A new report from the CDC’s FoodNet surveillance system presents data about the frequency of foodborne illnesses in 2014, and compares it to those frequencies it found in 2006-2008. Continue reading

Health News: Fake drugs, foodborne illnesses, & a voice of reason

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WaPo columnist explains why Chipotle decision hurts more than just GMOs

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Rarely does a day go by when GMOs are not discussed here. Thus, we’re quick to point out the ludicrousness of the recent Chipotle decision. We were pleased to note that Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson has a good take on it today. He describes the decision Continue reading

USDA seeks to resolve GMO labeling stalemate

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According to numerous news reports, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced in a letter to USDA employees that the department is developing a new type of certification protocol that companies could use to label their products “non-GMO.” Continue reading

TV chef Sandra Lee’s breast surgery decision — and advice — warrants discussion

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Sandra Lee, well-known TV chef and Gov. Cuomo’s domestic partner, has decided to deal with her DCIS with bilateral mastectomies. She is of course entitled to make her own decision, but her example and statements may lead other women astray. Continue reading

Health Wrap: Brain puzzles, weight-loss drug canceled, & when to screen for lung cancer

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