Contrary to wide-eyed speculation and fearmongering, coffee is not going extinct. Coffee bean production is up, and prices are down.
A new paper in CMAJ throws every journalism clickbait notion into one epidemiological claim
Some chemicals are nasty. Some are plain evil. Then, there's methyl fluorosulfonate, aka "Magic Methyl." It's so bad that you have to be out of your mind to use it. Unless you want to dissolve a chicken breast.
A recent review identified 44% of "services" in Washington State's commercial coverage was wasted. A big chunk of that was unnecessary testing before surgery.
Washington Post published a bizarre, long conspiracy op-ed about what scientists know - and the sources were a statistician, an environmental lawyer and a sociologist. Our other media coverage last week was more sane.
GMOs are completely safe. Insisting otherwise is intellectually indefensible. Yet, the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) remains a stubborn holdout against reality. UCSF is nothing short of the academic home of the anti-GMO movement. In fact, the university is so dedicated to this position, that it openly collaborates with conspiracy theorists.
The gloves are off in a battle to control the sector. About 83% of hospitals are charging over twice the cost for medicines, with a majority of mark-ups between 200-400%. Will fixes in store actually help patients?
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Chronic pain is a major public health challenge. The reason is because the treatment of chronic pain has become, in part, a political issue. This is to the detriment of 20 million high-impact chronic patients, who are disproportionately women or poor people.
Virtual reality devices track our body language which can pick us out in a crowd. A pediatrician ponders another way be may be robbing youth of its innocence.
Surviving and thriving after penetrating traumas depends on two key factors.
Superhyped: superfoods. The concept is ridiculous, yet wealthy Americans are buying into it big time. Depending on how you define them, superfoods either don't exist at all, or we are surrounded by them. ACSH advisor Dr. David Seres weighs in.
Heart failure guidelines, like many guidelines, are the result of controlled studies. Front-line physicians use them differently than anticipated by their authors. It is different in the real world.
Not all vices are equally bad. In a perfect world, our kids never do anything stupid or rebellious, but we don't live in that kind of world. The principle of harm reduction acknowledges that reality. Teen vapers are preferable to teen smokers.
Regulatory experts from the National Health Service (NHS) just released their latest review which reveals a crisis in workforce shortages. Leadership paints a "bleak picture" on the state of the government-run health system as a cause.
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Probiotics are one of the recent darlings of the supplement world. But do they do anything? A small human study says yes, but what they do isn't good.
FDA has been far more supportive of smoking cessation and harm reduction than in the past so it is right to crack down on retailers who they found illegally sold e-cigarette products to minors.
With Caesarian sections rising, many people question the physician's decision making. It is always easier to see the correct path, after the fact when you bear no responsibility. A new study looks at some of the concerns being weigh in the decision-making process. Spoiler Alert - It is not about the money.
Americans' trust in the news media has collapsed in the past decade. However, it can be restored, if the media dedicates itself to accuracy and correcting mistakes. As it turns out, Americans care less about a media outlet's political slant than its dedication to "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."