Despite claims that organic furniture is less likely to kill you in a house fire, chemicals have a track record of making your safer.
You may remember a mystery that had health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) perplexed a few summers back. We covered the story here.
During the summer of 2012, people (mostly children) in California were getting sick and some, as a result, were becoming paralyzed. This had not been seen since the introduction of the polio vaccine in 1955.
Almost All Anti-GMO Articles In The US Are "Clickbait" Promoted By Russian Propaganda Sites
At Iowa State University Crop Bioengineering Center's annual meeting, a team of scholars showed their research validating what the scientific community has long suspected - that some anti-GMO groups are either sending information to Russian propaganda sites to assist in their efforts to undermine American agricultural dominance or they are acting as what Joseph Stalin called "useful idiots" by promoting concern about Americ
Oral bacteria attack teeth in more ways than we knew. Bacteria that sequester phosphate in the ocean also do so in the mouth. Since phosphate is an integral component of enamel its removal can weaken the teeth and make decay more likely. Keep flossing, folks!
Standing desks are all the rage; after all, we all know sitting is bad for your health. But now, recent studies suggest standing desks could be the biggest sham ever. Say it ain't so!
The allure of evidence-based medicine is that it sounds so objective, free of bias, free of judgment. But the ACP evidence-based recommendations are at their core a subjective judgment, a balancing act of tradeoffs.
Veteran New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof fancies himself an expert in chemistry and toxicology. Chemists and toxicologists disagree.
Grass Fed Cows And Better Milk: Is Industry Funding A Bad Thing When It's An Organic Corporation?
A new paper which claims that cows fed "organic" grass provide nutritionally superior milk is sure to set off cheers among the organic customer base who have long wanted to believe that buying organic was not just a process choice, but a health one. There is just one problem.
Biologists studying animal life on Antarctica believed that a particular species of penguin was in peril, undergoing a precipitous population decline since the 1970s.
New findings, however, show a massive discovery of the black-and-white seabirds – mainly because researchers missed looking on one group of islands on the tip of the continental peninsula.
As astounding amount of time and money have wasted studying bisphenol A, a plastic component, which has been used for 60 years. Now the FDA has issued a report confirming what we already know - the stuff is not hazardous. But some academics cannot let it go and their reasoning for further studies just doesn't cut it. Enough already.
Using data on scientific citations and impact, a group of scientists reflect on what makes for innovative science hoping to craft a formula.
For most children, an infection with a virus like herpes simplex or influenza (the flu) will cause the typical symptoms and run its course.
But, for about one out in every 10,000 people who are exposed to these common viruses, a potentially deadly disease, encephalitis, develops. Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, is caused by the viruses ability to invade the brainstem. But, why does this happen to a small subset of otherwise healthy children?
Pigs have their noses constantly in the mud, and they eat just about anything. It's not a surprise, therefore, that they carry potentially dangerous infections. Raising the pig yourself and naming it Oinker doesn't mean the pig will be more hygienic than any other pig.
Newly launched Uber Health hopes to make a dent in access to health care for the 3.6 million Americans who delay or miss medical appointments due to transportation problems resulting in $150 billion losses annually.
An elementary school child who has difficulty reading is likely to have his or her eyesight checked and if the results come back as 20/20, it might be assumed that the eyes aren't the problem. But recent research suggests even kids who make that particular grade may still have an eye-related problem, and different testing procedures are in order.
A recent article highlighted the animals responsible for human deaths in the United States. It is time they are exposed for the natural born killers they can be.
There are good prescription drugs, bad ones, and then there is Antabuse (generic name disulfiram). It is both. It works, but you'd better give it plenty of respect.
As the name implies, Antabuse is used to prevent alcoholics from drinking. It sure works for that, but so does killing a mosquito by sitting in a room with it, and pulling the pin on a hand grenade. Effective? Yes. Subtle? Not so much. Yet, when subtlety doesn't work you might need the hand grenade. Alcoholism sometimes needs the grenade.
NYT's Nicholas Kristof sure knows how to live harder, not smarter. He's been avoiding chemicals and living clean — as he puts it — for several years. And yet, the results from an at-home detox kit that tested his urine for chemical exposure came back less than stellar.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is taking the label "human genome project" to the next level by undertaking a project known as the Dubai 10X initiative. The ambitious project will sequence the DNA of all of the residents of Dubai - 3 million people - with the first phase focusing on UAE nationals.
Due to the popularity of the Inanimate Objects in Orifices series that discussed the consequence of foreign bodies in the body (broken down by location), it was time to feature those creepy crawlers like leeches and fish and how they wreak havoc when accidentally inhaled.