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Heart Attacks in San Diego Area Plunge; Data-Sharing May Explain It

Sep 12 2018 - 14:09

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Are Probiotics Nobiotics?

Sep 12 2018 - 13:09

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.

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FDA Issues Warning Letters and Fines To 1,300 Stores Over E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

Sep 12 2018 - 12:09

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.

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Choosing Caesarian Sections Is About Risks

Sep 12 2018 - 08:09

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.

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Why Americans Distrust the Media

Sep 11 2018 - 22:09

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."

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Put Vox In The Litter Box - Same Old Plastic Scares

Sep 11 2018 - 16:09

The anti-chemical movement just keeps chugging along. This time it's Vox in the caboose. Chemicals in plastics. Blah blah blah. But at least they cite GQ magazine.

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Is Paying A Salary To Living Donors Just Putting A Price Tag On Organs?

Sep 11 2018 - 11:09

There are precedents in healthcare to tethering financial compensation to body parts (e.g. egg or sperm donation, surrogacy). Are organs any different?

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The Tyranny of the Anti-Vaxxers

Sep 11 2018 - 08:09

The anti-vaxxers represent a form of tyranny when a vocal minority overrides a complacent majority. It is time to be less complacent.

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Supremely Satisfied at 60, When Self-Esteem Peaks

Sep 11 2018 - 07:09

If you are a wise adult of many years, you may have already sensed this. But now you have some supporting evidence to lean on, courtesy of the findings from a recent meta-analysis, in which researchers determined that an individual's self-esteem peaks at roughly age 60 and remains at that level until 70.

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Sensational at 60, When Self-Esteem Peaks

Sep 11 2018 - 07:09

If you are a wise adult of many years, you may have already sensed this. But now you have some supporting evidence to lean on, courtesy of the findings from a recent meta-analysis, in which researchers determined that an individual's self-esteem peaks at roughly age 60 and remains at that level until 70.

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We're in GQ, There's No Population Bomb, Russians Say We Caused Global Warming, And More Media Last Week

Sep 10 2018 - 13:09

For being outspent 1,000 to 1 by anti-science groups, we once again had them in a panic this past week. And here are all the places we pushed reason and thinking to the fore again.

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Taxation Is The Cost-Effective Means To Reduce Alcohol Consumption - Are We Surprised?

Sep 10 2018 - 08:09

What is the most cost-effective way to reduce alcohol consumption? As with other sins, taxes are best and education doesn't even make the list. 

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Tiny, 12-Man Study + Bold Headline = Misleading Results

Sep 08 2018 - 07:09

Here's an example of how a kernel of insight from a study evolves into a news item, which can then become a health concept that people can unwittingly incorporate into their personal exercise routines – for no good reason.

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Chemistry: Why Aged Red Wines Taste Better

Sep 08 2018 - 00:09

Unlike human skin or electronic gadgets, aging makes red wine better. While the reasons are complex, they all boil down to chemistry.

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Chemistry: Why Aged Red Wines Taste Better

Sep 08 2018 - 00:09

Unlike human skin or electronic gadgets, aging makes red wine better. The reasons are complex, but they all boil down to chemistry.

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Antics Of Kavanaugh Hearings Not Unlike Medical Practice

Sep 07 2018 - 12:09

The train wreck of the confirmation hearings is reminiscent of routinely experienced dysfunction in medical practice.

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Is There A Connection Between Cancer And Diabetes?

Sep 07 2018 - 08:09

Having cancer is bad enough, but modern medicine often converts this into more of a chronic problem. But for some patients with cancer, it comes with a side dish of diabetes. Why?

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Making Bad Behavior Rational: Criminals Regard Risk Differently Than Everyone Else

Sep 07 2018 - 07:09

In a recent study, criminals acted the opposite of law-abiding citizens, and their reasons were more rational the whole time.

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Could Biting Nails Cause Skin Cancer? Yes, Possibly

Sep 07 2018 - 00:09

The British tabloids are running wild with the story of a 20-year-old woman who had her thumb amputated because of a rare form of cancer. The cause, we are told, was her incessant nail-biting. Believe it or not, this story could very well be true.

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Could Biting Nails Cause Skin Cancer? Yes, Possibly

Sep 07 2018 - 00:09

The British tabloids are running wild with the story of a 20-year-old woman who had her thumb amputated because of a rare form of cancer. The cause, we are told, was her incessant nail-biting. Believe it or not, this story could very well be true.

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