The allure of evidence-based medicine is that it sounds so objective, free of bias, free of judgment. But the ACP evidence-based recommendations are at their core a subjective judgment, a balancing act of tradeoffs.
Veteran New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof fancies himself an expert in chemistry and toxicology. Chemists and toxicologists disagree.
Grass Fed Cows And Better Milk: Is Industry Funding A Bad Thing When It's An Organic Corporation?
A new paper which claims that cows fed "organic" grass provide nutritionally superior milk is sure to set off cheers among the organic customer base who have long wanted to believe that buying organic was not just a process choice, but a health one. There is just one problem.
Biologists studying animal life on Antarctica believed that a particular species of penguin was in peril, undergoing a precipitous population decline since the 1970s.
New findings, however, show a massive discovery of the black-and-white seabirds – mainly because researchers missed looking on one group of islands on the tip of the continental peninsula.
As astounding amount of time and money have wasted studying bisphenol A, a plastic component, which has been used for 60 years. Now the FDA has issued a report confirming what we already know - the stuff is not hazardous. But some academics cannot let it go and their reasoning for further studies just doesn't cut it. Enough already.
Using data on scientific citations and impact, a group of scientists reflect on what makes for innovative science hoping to craft a formula.
For most children, an infection with a virus like herpes simplex or influenza (the flu) will cause the typical symptoms and run its course.
But, for about one out in every 10,000 people who are exposed to these common viruses, a potentially deadly disease, encephalitis, develops. Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, is caused by the viruses ability to invade the brainstem. But, why does this happen to a small subset of otherwise healthy children?
Pigs have their noses constantly in the mud, and they eat just about anything. It's not a surprise, therefore, that they carry potentially dangerous infections. Raising the pig yourself and naming it Oinker doesn't mean the pig will be more hygienic than any other pig.
Newly launched Uber Health hopes to make a dent in access to health care for the 3.6 million Americans who delay or miss medical appointments due to transportation problems resulting in $150 billion losses annually.
An elementary school child who has difficulty reading is likely to have his or her eyesight checked and if the results come back as 20/20, it might be assumed that the eyes aren't the problem. But recent research suggests even kids who make that particular grade may still have an eye-related problem, and different testing procedures are in order.
A recent article highlighted the animals responsible for human deaths in the United States. It is time they are exposed for the natural born killers they can be.