Subscribe to ACSH feed
Updated: 14 min 24 sec ago

Avogadro's Avocados - A Huge Number Of Conflicting Folate Stories

Aug 24 2017 - 11:08

Enough already! Please stop with the avocado stories I'm begging you. Fine, the damn things contain a lot of folic acid, which may or may not cause or prevent cancer, keep your hair from turning gray, and may be contributing to the demise of the English language. And it's all about the biochemistry of endogenous formaldehyde. Prepare to be confused. 

Categories: ACSH

Harvard's Continued Embrace of Integrative Medicine Finds a Partner and a New Conflict of Interest

Aug 24 2017 - 02:08

The literature is filled to overflowing with 'publish or perish" articles, how do we know what to read? Well, the same people that brought you so, so many articles have a curated solution to your current awareness overload.

Categories: ACSH

Why Would the EU Put the Kabash on Bayer's Acquisition of Monsanto?

Aug 23 2017 - 17:08

Mergers may be a great business decision, but they may not be great for society. If the EU is not distracted by politics and anti-GMO activists -- and if it is able to focus solely on the economic pros and cons of a merger -- it is engaging in appropriate regulatory oversight. But that's a big "if."

Categories: ACSH

HIV's Cut and Paste Inspires Cancer Cure

Aug 23 2017 - 15:08

Cancer immunotherapy is generating a level of excitement in the medical and scientific community, the likes of which are unprecedented.  One scientist's research on HIV led him to consider using the HIV virus to kill cancer cells.  Cancer immunotherapy could very possibly be the cure for cancer.

Categories: ACSH

Fascinating Findings Linking Muhammad Ali's Speech to Head Blows, Includes Concerns

Aug 23 2017 - 14:08

A fascinating presentation is taking place today in Stockholm, and the subject is the neurological brain damage suffered by Muhammad Ali over the course of his legendary boxing career.

Categories: ACSH

Big Brother's Latest Blow To Patient Privacy

Aug 23 2017 - 13:08

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a 2014 U.S. District Court ruling that affirmed patients had a reasonable expectation of privacy with respect to their prescription records and mandated a court order be required before allowing federal agents the ability to obtain such data. The medical consequences are unfavorable.

Categories: ACSH

Will Winning The Lottery Make You Happier? It Depends On Your Disposition

Aug 23 2017 - 11:08

Whether you end up a multi-millionaire for life or lose all your winnings and become homeless within the first year of winning the lottery is already predetermined — by your disposition. So if you buy a ticket for this week's Powerball, ask yourself first, "Am I a negative Nancy or a positive Pete?"

Categories: ACSH

Mosquitoes' Sweet Tooth Could Be Their Downfall

Aug 23 2017 - 10:08

The scourge of mosquito-borne illnesses — from malaria to Zika — has plagued mankind from time immemorial.  From DDT to GMOs, we've been searching for the best, or at least most effective way to eliminate the pests. Some innovative scientists have come up with a way to use the mosquitoes' own attraction to nectar to do them in.

Categories: ACSH

Innovative Use Of Platelets Could Improve Early Lung Cancer Detection

Aug 23 2017 - 07:08

Platelets, those minuscule white blood cells that are crucial for normal blood clotting, may be useful as an early screening test for lung cancer — thus possibly avoiding the necessity of extensive surgery and long term treatments. An innovative use of so-called Tumor-Educated Platelets seems potentially valuable for the early detection of lung cancer — and maybe for other cancers as well.

Categories: ACSH