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Mammography: More harm than good? A Swiss study may surprise you

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f there is one thing you can say about science and medicine it’s that it is always changing. Bacterial infections used to be easily treatable. Now antibiotics don’t work in many cases. AIDS was a certain death sentence 20 years ago. Now HIV-infected people have life spans that are not too different from non-infected individuals. Continue reading

Vermont Senate approves mandatory GMO labeling law

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Last week, a bill was introduced into Congress that would preempt any efforts by state legislatures to require manufacturers to label the presence of genetically-engineered ingredients in their products. Continue reading

Politicians pile on e-cigarettes again, to “protect our children.” Baloney!

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Another day, another destructive, politically-motivated attack on e-cigarettes, based on the always-useful “protect our children” mantra. Smokers trying to quit are tossed under the bus. Continue reading

Jenny is back: Singing a different song, but still out of tune.

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It would seem that Jenny McCarthy has been expanding and refining her knowledge base in the field of immunology.
After being ardently anti-vaccine for years (and doing who knows how much damage during that time), she now maintains that she is pro-vaccine, but… Continue reading

Something is fishy: Junk science and public policy

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When national debates, contesting social and public standards, come to a boil, research studies are frequently a neutral and Continue reading

Friday Medical Wrap: April 11, 2014

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Friday’s Medical Wrap includes GM labeling – is a federal law necessary? and what to do about Junk Science.

NJ tax on e-cigarettes will keep smokers smoking: Letter

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Dr. Gilbert Ross in The Star-Ledger, April 10, 2014

What a breath of fresh air it was to read Continue reading

Canadian Minister of Health (non)-responds to ACSH’s call for more vaping up North

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ACSH’s dialogue with the Canadian Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, about their confused, confusing and ultimately counterproductive policy re: e-cigarettes. No progress, sadly, in helping Canada’s smokers quit. Continue reading

Health News Update: April 8, 2014

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Top stories: Mammography guidelines questioned, so-called pediatricians jumping on anti-vaccine bandwagon, and the sour news on Vitamin D, again.

O, Canada: Why stand in the way of e-cigarettes, harming smokers?

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Canadian tobacco expert weighs in on the hypothetical risks and vast potential benefits of e-cigarettes with the goal of spreading sound science information and evidence about e-cigarettes. Canada could certainly use the help. Continue reading


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