Simply removing "identifiers" from our data does not ensure privacy. We willingly give information through our phones and transactions that can be used to re-identify our information.
Men given a testosterone gel were more honest than men given a placebo gel. Though the results of this experiment were not statistically significant, they were when combined with a similar study.
For those looking for another way to sculpt their bodies, there's a new, high-tech device that has great promise. But to use it, you'll need to get naked in front of a full-length mirror-scanner-computer that sends all your measurement data to the Cloud. Is this amazing – or is the idea so intrusive that, in the name of getting in better shape, this has really gone too far?
Just when you think they've reached their peak WebDumB comes through once again. They have taken a look at places where germs lurk. But wisdom does not.
Maintaining blood sugar within a normal range is part of the work of the pancreas, and humans with diabetes just do not do it as well. An advanced technology mimics the function of the pancreas far better and is entering clinical trials. We are witnessing a tremendous advance in treatment.
Municipalities may feel justified in trying to up the ante in the vaccine wars. Drunk drivers who kill somebody can be charged with manslaughter. Perhaps they have a point in saying this law should be extended to those who, through negligence, sicken or kill another person with a vaccine-preventable illness. That is certainly a far more palatable option than filling up tiny coffins.
The pain relief counter in your pharmacy can be a confusing place - enough so to give you a headache. But it's all very simple. There are four OTC painkillers, some of which can be taken together and some of which can't. Here's the scoop.
Self-injury mortality, albeit by suicide or lethal intoxication, spans a continuum that represents two sides of the same coin.
Marijuana, the 30's gateway to hell has become both an accepted sin and a new sin tax. Irrespective of how you may view the change, we know little about marijuana's long-term health effects or what the states are doing with all this new revenue. Our dysfunctional Congress is proposing a reasonable means of informing our discussion.
Causing trouble keeps Russia relevant. It's as if nihilism and cynicism are the two guiding principles of Russia's foreign policy. And as part of its global mischief-making, Russia is assaulting American science and technology.
In a trend described as shocking, people desperate to obtain narcotics are intentionally injuring their pets to divert and abuse the veterinarian’s painkiller prescriptions. This is no surprise, this is addiction.
EPA is evaluating 10 chemicals under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act so we have created explanations for each, with recommendations when the science is clear. This is on N-Methylpyrrolidone.
California requires "Happy Meals" to offer water or milk as the default beverage. Now when your child asks for juice or soda, you can tell them "the Government won't allow it." It must be election time when our politician's concern themselves with "the children."
Baby aspirin just flunked the test of preventing cardiovascular problems in a big way. The results of the 'Aspirin to Reduce Risk of Initial Vascular Events" (ARRIVE) were just announced at the European Society of Cardiology 2018 meeting in Munich, it did nothing. Does this mean that recommendations for its use will change? Probably yes.
Tears of the retina are fairly common and can lead to blindness. Fortunately, there is a quick and nearly painless method of repairing retinal tears with a few zaps of a laser. Dr. Royce Chen, an ophthalmological surgeon at the Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology, explains how a beam of light can repair damage deep within the eye.
Dr. Ioannidis is not just a bull in a china shop; he's a bazooka in a china shop. And now the bazooka is aimed at shoddy nutrition research, which he suggests is in need of "radical reform."
Irony Alert: FDA Announces Recall of Homeopathic Products For Harmful Microbes, Not Unproven Health Claims
A dearth of truth in medical advertising is probably our greatest public health threat. With consumers bombarded by spurious claims, our agencies need to be proactive, not reactive in protecting the public.
Tom Frieden has just been arrested for sexually harassing a Brooklyn woman in 2017. Whatever results from Frieden's alleged crime will be determined by law enforcement. But we at ACSH have been writing about his crimes against science for years. Here are some examples.
Obstetrical Violence - coerced treatment of a mother during childbirth, without an informed, voluntary consent. But the coercion is by the State, not a physician; and the words will inflict unnecessary violence on the doctor-patient relationship.
Russian meddling is not confined to politics; it now extends into public health. It is not about favoring one side or another, it's about sowing mistrust and divisiveness.