Measles And Fatal Encephalitis: The Anti-Vax Movement Before COVID-19 Was Still Dangerous
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by Hank Campbell
37m ago
Despite apparent beliefs on social media today, the modern anti-vaccine movement did not begin with the COVID-19 vaccine in 2021. For decades prior to that, wealthy elites who believed that supplements and organic food were medicine led the world in denying their children vaccines. read more ..read more
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Democrats Gutted Nuclear Energy In The US And The World Has Suffered
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by Hank Campbell
2d ago
Starting in 1970s America, Democrats began to wage total war on nuclear energy. The risks were exaggerated but emotion sells, especially when it was promoted by their allies in media. In 1994, they got their wish. Senator John Kerry and Bill Clinton congratulated each other on finally strangling U.S. nuclear science, and therefore nuclear energy, into a coma. What happened next is well-known. The war on nuclear had meant an increase in coal. Environmentalists who hated nuclear more than coal had touted biofuels and natural gas. Then natural gas took off and they hated that. Then they hated t ..read more
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Reducing HIV In Blood Donations: FDA Pivots To Risk-Based Questions
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by News Staff
3d ago
Reducing the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV from blood donations is important for public health and the U.S. currently uses time-based deferrals to assess donor eligibility. Now the FDA is proposing individual risk-based questions to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV similar to policies in place in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada. Blood donations are important and FDA believes the implementation of the proposed individual risk-based questions will not compromise the safety or availability of the blood supply. The new draft recommendations are based on data from ..read more
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Diet And Disease: Trying To Predict Effects Of Nutrients On Cancer Cells
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by News Staff
3d ago
Food is not medicine, anyone claiming it is medicine is selling you something, like a diet plan, but nutrients can impact cancer cells. How that applies consistently is unknown so a new tool hopes to create an exploratory method using mice. Mice don't translate well to humans, they are not little people, but they can exclude effects in humans and that has value also.  read more ..read more
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CBD Has Broken Desire For Clinton-Era Free Passes Of Supplements By FDA
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by Hank Campbell
4d ago
IN 1994, President Bill Clinton and Senator Tom Harkin set off a supplement boom - by decreeing that supplements could be exempt from real FDA oversight as long as they didn't claim to cure cancer or kill anyone (which companies in that market continued to do anyway) and placed in small print that their supernatural claims were not validated by FDA. That, plus wasting taxpayer money at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine(1) that could have gone to real research created a boom, to where woo and mysticism that claims it is sticking it to Big Pharma is a $40 billion pe ..read more
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MSG Got A Bad Rep Due To Bad Epidemiology - And Similar Shoddy Work Happens Every Month
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by Hank Campbell
4d ago
Do you think hot tea causes cancer? A common weedkiller? Do you think red wine is good for you? If so, you have been duped by scientific-sounding epidemiology that has long been finding a correlation between a product and an effect and then "suggesting" causation in press releases. And far too often is set off by anecdotes, as happened with monosodium glutamate - MSG. If you decided you should take horse dewormer for COVID-19, that was epidemiology. If you decided flipping a mask up and down between bites of food prevented anyone from getting COVID-19, that was also epidemiology. Both are as ..read more
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A Heart-Mind Connection: The Links Between Cardiovascular And Mental Health
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by W. Glen Pyle
4d ago
Too often mental health problems are dismissed as being “all in your head”. With scientific and medical advancements showing mental illness can cause physical changes to the body, we now know the devastating impact mental health has on physical health. One system that is greatly affected by mental health is the cardiovascular system. Unfortunately, not only is there a link between mental illness and cardiovascular disease, it’s a connection that runs both ways. Mental Health is Heart Health read more ..read more
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Assessing SIDS Risk: Siblings Of Kids Who Died Are 4X Higher Risk
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by News Staff
5d ago
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a diagnosis of exclusion, a general term for death during the first year of life that lacks an obvious cause. Though it is a leading cause of death, its etiology is complex and remains largely unknown so assumptions are things like sleeping in a dangerous position, a general failure during the critical development period, or an unknown underlying biological vulnerability. read more ..read more
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TalkLife And AI Can Help People Be More Empathetic About Mental Health
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by News Staff
6d ago
Empathy is critical to having supportive conversations about mental health. But this skill can be tricky to learn, especially in the moment when a person is sharing something hard.  read more ..read more
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Epidemiologist Claims Bacon Causes Type 2 Diabetes
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by Hank Campbell
1w ago
Do you believe bacon causes diabetes? Cancer? If not, you may be an apostate in 2023, when we've just exited a period during which any skepticism of epidemiology(1) is met with the 2020s equivalent of 'Do you even Science, Bro?' There is just one problem. Epidemiology isn't science. It is instead, in the best circumstance, a statistical effort to point scientists in the right direction. That is not the same thing, and in the worst circumstance it can be a weapon for social engineering, as epidemiologists placed within the International Agency for Research on Cancer to get classifications on p ..read more
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