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Health Wrap: Homeopathy under scrutiny, the dangers of carseat naps, & more Dr. Oz buzz

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The latest in health news: The FDA is— finally— reviewing homeopathic products to decide whether they should go under same approval process as conventional drugs, a new study shows why napping in carseats and strollers could be dangerous for your infant, and Columbia faculty speak out for or against Dr. Oz; we aren’t sure. Continue reading

The number of American drinkers isn’t growing, but the number of heavy and binge drinkers is.

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Excessive alcohol consumption has long been considered a major health problem in our society, especially amongst the young. We here at ACSH have spoken many times before about the detrimental effects it has on the body, including liver, brain and heart, as well as the destructive Continue reading

NYTimes editorial and op-ed sows confusion between e-cigs and real ones

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The New York Times tag-teams e-cigarettes, part of the media crusade orchestrated by the top levels of America’s “public health” and abetted by willing lackeys such as The Times, Matt Myers and ex-FDA head David Kessler. Continue reading

At home and abroad, vaccines are making waves in the news this week

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Tomorrow (April 24th) begins World Immunization Week, a campaign started by the World Health Organization (WHO) to increase worldwide efforts to immunize children against a variety of life threatening Continue reading

Abuse-Deterrent Narcotics: A good idea with unintended consequences

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It is hardly news that the US is plagued by an enormous narcotic addiction problem. Nor is it news that the so-called “war on drugs” has been an abysmal failure since its inception. Continue reading

The ACP warns against e-cigarettes. Why? No good reason, but all their peer groups do as well.

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The American College of Physicians, the governing body for internists across America, issued a position statement calling for strict regulation of e-cigarettes, including bans on flavors and advertising. Continue reading

Health News: Borlaug honor, blood test for cancer, & public official criticizes CSPC

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The latest: ACSH Advisor Dr. C.S. Prakash receives the 2015 Borlaug CAST (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology) Communicator Award, blood DNA test could detect cancer tumors, and CSPC watchdog puts agency to task for shoddy science.

Former CPSC watchdog condemns her former agency for biased, unacceptable junk science

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Former CPSC Commissioner Nord takes the Commission to task for shoddy science, apparently rendered in service to a pre-determined decision to regulate another safe and useful chemical right off the market. Continue reading

Reader poll results on “no jab, no pay” are in

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Earlier this week we wrote about Australia’s proposed “no jab, no pay policy” in which Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that those who do not vaccinate their children will be denied child welfare benefits. The story has caused quite a stir in global politics and we asked for you, our Continue reading

Dr. Henry Miller looks behind the curtain and others finally notice.  Not Oz’s best day ever.

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Yesterday we reported that ACSH friend, Dr. Henry Miller of the Hoover Institute, wrote a very blunt letter to Dr. Lee Goldman, the Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University, calling for the removal of Dr. Mehmet Oz from the faculty at the university. Continue reading


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