Nutrition and Lifestyle

Health Wrap: GM labelings, e-cig conference, & data transparency

Catch the latest health news: ACSH’s Ariel Savransky attends an e-cig conference along with industry leaders and public officials, GM labeling benefits no one, except the organic food industry, and why public officials are seeking more transparency when it comes to data from medical trials.

Labeling GMOs benefits no one — except the organic foods industry

A cogent commentary in the Teton Valley News notes that advocates of labeling laws “are trying to solve a problem that does not exist.” Continue reading

Killer rice? Yes, but it has nothing to do with arsenic

One of our primary missions at ACSH is to inform people about risk, in particular, about theoretical or minuscule risks vs. real ones. Continue reading

Dr. Ruth Kava provides a reality check on dietary supplements on Ohio radio

This morning ACSH’s Dr. Ruth Kava participated in a radio show on Ohio Public Radio —“The Sound of Ideas” available here. The show’s Continue reading

Old McDonald(s) had two farms- yet no harms

What appears to be a big decision by McDonald’s to keep using their current potatoes rather than switch to GM potatoes turns out to be, at least scientifically, no decision at all. This is because on this particular Continue reading

Running seems to be OK for the knees!

Running — at any time of life — is not only not harmful for your knees, but may actually be protective. Good news for joggers who may have been fearful of provoking arthritis. Continue reading

An egg a day to keep the doctor away?

Eggs were once thought to be linked to an increased risk of heart disease due to the cholesterol-rich yolks. Groups like the American Heart Association quickly promoted this idea, advising people not to consume the Continue reading

Health News: Deadly energy drinks, tobacco bans, & measles outbreak

Catch the latest news on the deadly risks of energy drinks, a MA town proposes cigarettes ban, and why measles could be re-established as an epidemic if parents don’t vaccinate their children

Highly caffeinated energy drinks pose health threats to kids

A recent article by Michelle Cortez, writing for Bloomberg News, reviews a report from the American Heart Association’s meeting on the risk to children of highly caffeinated energy drinks. Continue reading

Recent EU vote may allow GE crops in some nations

Some European countries are among the most strongly opposed to genetic-engineering in the world. But those that are part of the European Union have not been able to outlaw all planting of GE crops as they wished because these moves have been challenged. Continue reading


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