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Key to Maximizing Bone Density: Play Youth Sports Regularly

ACSH - Oct 20 2018 - 07:10

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"Unreasonable": Superior Court Judge Signals She's Going To Gut Glyphosate Cancer Judgment

ACSH - Oct 19 2018 - 18:10

A Superior Court judge seems ready to throw out not only a $250 million punitive judgment against Monsanto, which makes a weedkiller using glyphosate, but even to reduce the $39 million in compensation to $9 million. Most likely she will order a new trial.

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Sanitizing Childhood of Adversity Chips Away At Resilience

ACSH - Oct 19 2018 - 14:10

Now, Disney Princesses and films are under attack. We are straying further and further away from what most impacts child development as a source of adult challenges.

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Smirnoff Concedes Their Non-GMO Label Is Just A New Marketing Gimmick

ACSH - Oct 19 2018 - 10:10

After their latest ad campaign, we forced British company Smirnoff to admit they did not believe GMOs were a health concern, nor that non-GMO vodka is suddenly a healthy product.

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For Cardiologists, 'Your Lyin' Eyes' is a Diagnostic Dilemma, Not a Song Title

ACSH - Oct 18 2018 - 11:10

Treating heart disease requires physicians to identify a 70% blockage. But it turns out that they overestimate blockages and that results in, perhaps, more procedures than necessary. 

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Smoker's Bargain

ACSH - Oct 18 2018 - 11:10

Smokers, like the rest of us, believe that a small reward today is worth a bigger penalty in the future. Smokers also believe that this future is further away than non-smokers. In sum, "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

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Conspiracy by Bigs (Tobacco, Sugar or Fats) Does Not Explain Why Science Makes Mistakes

ACSH - Oct 18 2018 - 11:10

Errors in our scientific beliefs are not always due to Big Industry and their evil intents. Science is a human enterprise, constrained by human foibles. Sometimes we just get it wrong.

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'Blue Aproning' SNAP - A Modest Counter Proposal

ACSH - Oct 18 2018 - 11:10

The Trump administration’s proposed to “Blue Aproning” the SNAP food program. We shouldn't let politics, on either side of the aisle distract us from talking about food distribution and how to help small, rather than large American business.

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Sea Salt: Possibly The World's Dumbest Product

ACSH - Oct 18 2018 - 10:10

Among the latest fads are specialty salts, which are sold as if they are magic potions by the same people who are always selling magic potions. Sea salt is one of them. The real of the product should be "Throw Sea Salt and Money Over Your Shoulder."

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PNAS And Microbiomes: Will They Publish A 'Study' About Bee Chakras Next?

ACSH - Oct 18 2018 - 07:10

Roundup can only affect the shikimate pathway in plants, so how can it be argued the weedkiller harms bees? By invoking the mystical, ill-defined "microbiome." What's next, their chakras?

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Guidelines Comes Under The Focus Of John Ioannidis - One of Medicine's Integrity Officers

ACSH - Oct 18 2018 - 06:10

Clinical guidelines are increasingly influential but are written by experts in the field. Are guidelines a faithful compilation of evidence or biased, perhaps self-serving, self-regulation? Dr. John Ioannidis, one of medicine's important voices, weighs in.

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Requiring Prices in TV Drug Ads Is a Step in the Right Direction

ACSH - Oct 17 2018 - 23:10

The Trump Administration believes that TV ads for pharmaceutical drugs should display the list price. This is a step in the right direction toward lowering the cost of healthcare. However, the Administration might want to consider banning direct-to-consumer advertising altogether.

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How Should A Baby Be Born?

ACSH - Oct 17 2018 - 18:10

With continued refrains in the public forum of "too many" or "too few" being applied to manners of birth serving often to shame or assign blame, the focus is on the wrong question. A new study on delivery mode helps to inform.

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Ticks Feast, Death Rate Spikes for Young Moose, Study Finds

ACSH - Oct 17 2018 - 16:10

Citing a trend towards warmer winters over the last decade, researchers in New Hampshire found that 70 percent of moose calves, monitored between 2014-16, were found dead. The cause of death for nearly all of them was attributed to the dramatic rise in winter ticks, which feast on the calves' blood.

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Dirty Sheets: In Case You Need Another Reason To Stay Out Of The Hospital

ACSH - Oct 17 2018 - 10:10

As if hospitals aren't bad enough, a really dangerous bug called Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is all over the place. And it's not so easy to kill. Researchers looked at what happens when you wash contaminated sheets. The expression "it call comes out in the wash" does not apply.

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Could We Turn Insects into Biological Weapons?

ACSH - Oct 17 2018 - 07:10

Genetic manipulation can be a force for good, but some voices raise concerns. Not about the unintended consequences, but about their possible, darker uses, as weapons.

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Weaponizing Genes

ACSH - Oct 17 2018 - 07:10

Genetic manipulation can be a force for good, but some voices raise concerns. Not about the unintended consequences, but about their possible, darker uses, as weapons.

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Added Evidence for Older Drivers to Treat Their Cataracts

ACSH - Oct 17 2018 - 07:10

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Should Men Who Identify as Women Compete in Women's Sports?

ACSH - Oct 16 2018 - 22:10

Regardless of what postmodernists say, there are real, objective, measurable biological differences between men and women. That is why sports are segregated by sex.

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‘If It Bleeds, It Leads’ News Media Is Terrible For Vaccine Compliance

ACSH - Oct 16 2018 - 11:10

When what is absent in a story carries equal or more weight than what is reported, the damage goes beyond ratings. It undermines public health.

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