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No, Newsweek, Obesity Isn't Caused by a Single Gene

ACSH - Nov 19 2017 - 05:11

 

 
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World's First Cloned Dog Has Been Cloned Again

ACSH - Nov 19 2017 - 05:11

Of the four "reclones" that were born, three are alive and well. They will be monitored (hopefully) for years to come in order to provide more data on the health of clones and their reclones. Stay tuned for a follow-up in 2027!

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7-Year-Old Future Brain Surgeon Better Science Communicator Than Many ‘Experts’

ACSH - Nov 17 2017 - 16:11

What's the secret to a 7-year-old wowing the internet with her knowledge of neurotransmitters and synapses? How she communicates the message. Learn more here.

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As Algae Flourishes Nationwide, So Do Health Concerns

ACSH - Nov 17 2017 - 14:11

For the most part, algae, that green ooze found floating on various bodies of water, has long been considered a temporary issue. It blooms into an annoyance and eventually dissipates, and disappears.

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Endangered Species Act: The Frog That Jumped The Shark

ACSH - Nov 17 2017 - 11:11

How did a frog that doesn't live in Louisiana get a habitat there? It was part of a sue-and-settle agreement arrangement between the government an environmental group, and it could cause the Supreme Court to dismantle the Endangered Species Act.

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Some Swiss Doctors Prescribe Homeopathic 'Remedies'

ACSH - Nov 17 2017 - 10:11

'Switzerland' brings to mind money, delicious dark chocolate, Alps, and watches. Now we can add homeopathy to the list, because  some Swiss doctors (regular MDs, not naturopaths) are prescribing homeopathic 'remedies' to their patients. Some are doing so for the placebo effect, but others actually appear to believe the hype!

 

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The Flu Will be Here Next Week – and It Can Kill You

ACSH - Nov 17 2017 - 07:11

 

 
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The Flu Will be Here Next Week and it Can Kill You

ACSH - Nov 17 2017 - 07:11

 

 
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Thanksgiving Dinner Chemical Terrors In Every Course - 'Organic' Or Not

ACSH - Nov 17 2017 - 06:11

The traffic on Thanksgiving is killer. If you happen to be driving to Aunt Wilma's in Connecticut you will find this out for yourself. But what about when you arrive? Which is riskier? The trip or the meal (1)?

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Is The Wild West Of Stem Cell Therapies Coming To An End?

ACSH - Nov 17 2017 - 04:11

Newly released guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggest illegitimate, unproven stem cell uses might become a thing of the past.

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FDA Approves Pill With Tracking Sensor: Ingenious Or Big Brother?

ACSH - Nov 16 2017 - 17:11

In an effort to combat patient non-compliance with medications, the FDA just approved the first pill with an ingestible tracking sensor. But, will it be used for good or evil? The old proverb the road to hell is paved with good intentions comes to mind.

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Big Score: CTE Positively Identified in Living Patient

ACSH - Nov 16 2017 - 16:11

Researchers studying brain trauma are calling it a breakthrough. And it's creating significant hope that doctors will soon be able to reliably identify this severe degenerative brain disease, long before it plunges its sufferers into the throes of depression, rage, memory loss, and in some cases, suicide.

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Thanksgiving Turkey: The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

ACSH - Nov 16 2017 - 15:11

The rise of the industrial turkey is a story large enough to contain many narratives -- from the salvation of agriculture to the rise of TV dinners. Indeed, it is a tale of American exceptionalism. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Since When Does Government Write Prescriptions?

ACSH - Nov 16 2017 - 14:11

Lost in the noise of the "opioid crisis" is a pernicious shift in power from doctors and their patients to government. In a futile attempt to fight the unwinnable war on drugs, many states are now restricting what doctors can prescribe for their patients. In his opinion piece in the Las Vegas Tribune-Review Dr. Josh Bloom discusses this frightening trend.

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Inexplicable Spike in Valley Fever in California

ACSH - Nov 16 2017 - 13:11

According to the California Department of Public Health, there has been a 34 percent spike in the number of cases of valley fever over the past year and nobody seems to know why.

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Your Organic Apple Pie This Thanksgiving is Still Genetically Modified

ACSH - Nov 16 2017 - 10:11

Ask anyone who makes a great apple pie and they will tell you that the secret is in the apples. My apple pie would never have a combination other than half Macintosh, half Granny Smith. The particular cultivar is up to the chef, but, all bakers know that its the ratio of tart to sweet that separates the good from the great.

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Testicular Cancer Is Defeated - By Chemistry.

ACSH - Nov 16 2017 - 09:11

Testicular cancer has always been different from other cancers in that it can almost always be cured. The reasons for this are now becoming known, but behind it all is good old-fashioned organic chemistry. 

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How to Detox Bad Science from Your Holidays

ACSH - Nov 15 2017 - 12:11

Before you pay for the juice cleanse, learn how your body actually rids itself of harmful toxins for absolutely free.  The American Chemical Society's video series explains how our very own bodies are equipped to help keep us clear of toxins.

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FDA: Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Rightly Warns Public About Kratom

ACSH - Nov 15 2017 - 11:11

With a government creating misguided policies using false media narratives about pain doctors and patients(1), the opportunity is open for groups selling "natural" analgesic alternatives, but the public should beware. If it is an alternative to medicine, usually it either does not work at all or, if it does, its effects are unknown.

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What Netflix Might Learn From Fruit Flies

ACSH - Nov 15 2017 - 09:11

I want to share how the fruit fly has solved a problem that continues to vex Amazon and Netflix, making the recommendations we encounter every day we use e-commerce. And they do it better!

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