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What 92 Percent Of NYT Cookbooks Fail To Tell You

Science2.0 - March 27, 2017 - 5:57pm
Cookbooks are popular. Cookbooks are instructional.

But they are woefully lacking information about a vital thing - food safety. An analysis of 1,497 recipes from 29 cookbooks that appeared on the New York Times best sellers list for food and diet books, all of which included handling raw animal ingredients, such as meat, poultry, seafood or eggs, didn't note food safety much at all.

Specifically, the researchers looked for three things:

* Did the recipe tell readers to cook the dish to a specific internal temperature?

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What 92 Percent Of NYT Cookbooks Fail To Tell You

General - March 27, 2017 - 5:57pm
Cookbooks are popular. Cookbooks are instructional.

But they are woefully lacking information about a vital thing - food safety. An analysis of 1,497 recipes from 29 cookbooks that appeared on the New York Times best sellers list for food and diet books, all of which included handling raw animal ingredients, such as meat, poultry, seafood or eggs, didn't note food safety much at all.

Specifically, the researchers looked for three things:

* Did the recipe tell readers to cook the dish to a specific internal temperature?

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NYU Journalism Department Scandal Grows - Fraud, Conflicts Of Interest, Denial

Science2.0 - March 27, 2017 - 10:55am

A group called US Right To Know is embracing the rich history of the anti-science movement; a history filled with lots of revenue for smear campaigns against scientists, companies in the science business, and more overtly, political allies opposed to the same science they are.

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NYU Journalism Department Scandal Grows - Fraud, Conflicts Of Interest, Denial

General - March 27, 2017 - 10:55am

A group called US Right To Know is embracing the rich history of the anti-science movement; a history filled with lots of revenue for smear campaigns against scientists, companies in the science business, and more overtly, political allies opposed to the same science they are.

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Why Some Scientists Are Bad at Their Jobs

ACSH - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Scientists are humans, too. And, just like other humans you know, some of them aren't very good at their jobs. There are three main ways in which scientists can mess up.

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Can Starbucks, Subway, ATMs and Pizza Shops Prevent Sudden Death?

ACSH - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Researchers at the University of Toronto published a ranking of businesses they believe could move the needle to reduce deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.

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Spotting Deadly Melanoma: More than Naked-Eye Diagnosis Needed

ACSH - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer – kills an estimated 10,000 Americans per year, with the death toll rising each year. Yet there is no consensus in the medical community on a uniform, data-based protocol to screen for the disease. Now, scores of those who study and treat melanoma are banding together to address that.

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Dr. Oz: Vinegar Not a Miracle Medicine, But It Cures Cancer

ACSH - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Apparently, you can make any claim with an Asterisk (*), so long as the asterisk clarifies that your claim isn't true. In one of Dr. Oz's latest press releases, the TV 'doc' touts apple cider vinegar (or any vinegar) as a miracle health benefit: it improves blood flow, prevents diabetes, encourages weight loss, and prevents cancer. But not too long ago on the Dr. Oz show, he caveats his claims by saying this: "

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Are Older Mothers Really Better Mothers?

ACSH - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Are older mothers really better mothers, as the headlines are claiming? They may be, but, when the study is based on mothers answers to a questionnaire about their own children - it's also possible that older mothers just think that their children are more perfect than younger mothers do.  

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Your Donations At Work: Our Media Links Last Week

ACSH - March 27, 2017 - 12:00am

It was another week of us doing what we do best: separating health scares from health threats. So when we get pushback from those in the health-scare business – a shifty faction that includes academic journalism professors and a former bureaucrat who insists checking your email will give you brain cancer – it's time for us to get busy.

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Sorry Environmentalists, DNA Causes 66% Of Cancers

Science2.0 - March 26, 2017 - 1:30pm
If you read the claims of environmental groups, trace levels of chemicals are the source of most cancers, even if they are well below harmful levels, due to vague claims of "bioaccumulation." If you read the recent claims of the EPA, air pollution is causing acute deaths, even though the United States has some of the cleanest air in the world and no one can find any deaths it has caused during the entire existence of the EPA.
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Sorry Environmentalists, DNA Causes 66% Of Cancers

General - March 26, 2017 - 1:30pm
If you read the claims of environmental groups, trace levels of chemicals are the source of most cancers, even if they are well below harmful levels, due to vague claims of "bioaccumulation." If you read the recent claims of the EPA, air pollution is causing acute deaths, even though the United States has some of the cleanest air in the world and no one can find any deaths it has caused during the entire existence of the EPA.
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The Redundancy Of Freud's Divide Between Psychiatry And Neurology

Science2.0 - March 25, 2017 - 10:45am

Neurological and psychiatric conditions both involve the brain, but are treated very differently. Put simply, neurologists are trained to deal with the “brain” and psychiatrists to deal with the “mind”. Neurologists and psychiatrists formally parted company in the late 19th century.

Ever since the days of Sigmund Freud – who was originally a neurologist but is also the father of psychoanalysis – the way we think about brain disorders has been coloured by this artificial divide.

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The Redundancy Of Freud's Divide Between Psychiatry And Neurology

General - March 25, 2017 - 10:45am

Neurological and psychiatric conditions both involve the brain, but are treated very differently. Put simply, neurologists are trained to deal with the “brain” and psychiatrists to deal with the “mind”. Neurologists and psychiatrists formally parted company in the late 19th century.

Ever since the days of Sigmund Freud – who was originally a neurologist but is also the father of psychoanalysis – the way we think about brain disorders has been coloured by this artificial divide.

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The CDC Opioid Guidelines Violate Standards of Science Research

ACSH - March 25, 2017 - 12:00am

US pain patients are experiencing a world of troubles.  If their pain itself wasn’t enough, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added to their agony in March 2016 by issuing a restrictive “Guideline” to primary care physicians on prescription of opioid medications to adults with long-lasting non-cancer pain. And the methodology that the CDC used is deeply flawed. 

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Turmeric Killed Someone. What Does Joe Mercola Say About It?

ACSH - March 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Jade Erick, a 30-year old California woman, was also interested in holistic health, but ended up anything but health. She died after receiving an intravenous dose of turmeric, a spice that has not been shown to offer any health benefits whatsoever. But, of course, this won't step Joe "Big Dough" Mercola from selling in on his site. The ridiculous claims are free. 

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We Need To Reinvent Primary Care

Science2.0 - March 24, 2017 - 7:03pm
Politicians are arguing with each other about health care. One side is yelling that people have coverage, even if they can't afford to use it and twice as many people will lose than ever got it. Another side claims emergency room visits and pediatric care are a luxury.

What is clear is that something needs to be fixed. 

While advocates for the ACA will say that only 6 to 8 percent of US health care expenditures are primary care, critics argue that we already had the best in the world. What is clear to all is that payment models introduced under the Affordable Care Act raised expectations for patients and doctors, but any gains were modest.
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We Need To Reinvent Primary Care

General - March 24, 2017 - 7:03pm
Politicians are arguing with each other about health care. One side is yelling that people have coverage, even if they can't afford to use it and twice as many people will lose than ever got it. Another side claims emergency room visits and pediatric care are a luxury.

What is clear is that something needs to be fixed. 

While advocates for the ACA will say that only 6 to 8 percent of US health care expenditures are primary care, critics argue that we already had the best in the world. What is clear to all is that payment models introduced under the Affordable Care Act raised expectations for patients and doctors, but any gains were modest.
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Fixing Science: A Tool to Calculate Sample Sizes

ACSH - March 24, 2017 - 12:00am

One of the major reasons scientific research is facing a reproducibility problem is because of poor use of statistics. In a bombshell 2005 article that still reverberates in the halls of academia (and industry), John Ioannidis used mathematics to coolly demonstrate why most published research findings are false1. 

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What Dr. Ben Carson and a Baby Girl with 4 Legs, 2 Spines Have In Common

ACSH - March 24, 2017 - 12:00am

A ten month-old baby girl with two spines and four legs has a lot in common with the HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson.

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