ACSH: A Conspiracy of Scientists

ACSH - Aug 22 2017 - 20:08

Peer review is not a corporate conspiracy, even though at least one biology professor thinks so.

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The Pregnancy Diaries: Things My Mother Did That We Now Know Not To

ACSH - Aug 22 2017 - 15:08

As she prepares for motherhood, ACSH's Ana Dolaskie says she is grateful to have her own mother by her side. But does mom always know best? Most of the time. And sometimes, daughter knows best, perhaps when it matters most. 

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Not Blowing Smoke - Vaping Works

ACSH - Aug 22 2017 - 13:08

It is no secret smoking is one of the chief contributors to death and disability on a global scale.  Thankfully, e-cigarettes have provided many smokers an avenue to quit.  Data from a recent study reveals that daily e-cigarette use is strongly correlated to the prevalence of smokers who quit.

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Arkansas Has An Alternative Lethal Injection? Dead Wrong

ACSH - Aug 22 2017 - 12:08

Lethal injection is a hot-button issue under any circumstances but has become more so in the past five years since prisons can no longer get the drugs they need. Some states have tried alternatives resulting in some ghoulish failures. And Arkansas is about to make the same mistake. 

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‘At All Costs’ Health Campaigns Undermine Women

ACSH - Aug 21 2017 - 15:08

With the recent doubling down of the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) urging breastfeeding at all costs despite no country meeting their standards, has the latest reversal of the normal birth campaign in the UK due to deleterious outcomes taught us anything? Value-laden ideology should not drive health policy.

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Warming Oceans Will Reduce Fish Size? Here's 2 Schools of Thought

ACSH - Aug 21 2017 - 14:08

If the oceans continue to warm, a new study postulates that the size of fish gills will face new limits, with many species subsequently shrinking in size by 20-to-30 percent due to the intake of less oxygen in warmer water. But a recent study, published in the same journal, believes it's nothing more than a fish tale. 

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New Lyme Disease Test Hits the Bullseye

ACSH - Aug 21 2017 - 13:08

New research, published in Science Translational Medicine, may lead to a new test that takes the guessing game out of diagnosing Lyme disease. Even better, it could distinguish Lyme disease from other tick-borne illnesses that share many of the same symptoms. 

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Manscaping's Hidden Dangers - Who Knew?

ACSH - Aug 21 2017 - 07:08

Did you know we can characterize people at high risk for pubic hair grooming injuries? You know you're curious at what medical science can tell you. 

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