The Organic Consumers Association, which promotes conspiracy theories about 9/11, chemtrails, and FEMA, is pushing another one: Pesticides cause school shootings.
If you were concerned after reading a sentence like “Populations of honeybees have crashed in recent years, and many researchers have pointed the blame at a class of widely used insecticides called neonicotinoids”, you are not alone. That’s how an otherwise excellent article in The Scientist summarizing a recent USDA study on honeybees’ molecular responses to neonicotinoids began.
Consider the paradox, the more nutritious our diet, the more food we throw away and the more it takes from our environmental resources. Does virtuous eating have an environmental cost?
Twenty-three Salmonella infections reported across 9 states have prompted a recall of eggs by the dozens (millions, actually.) Worried about the eggs in your fridge? Read on to find out if you might want to check your eggs before making that omelet this morning.
On any given day, about 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 10,000 eggs are contaminated with the bacteria Salmonella. However, for Rose Acre Farms, the second-largest egg producer in the United States, this is not your average day.
In fact, the company just voluntarily recalled over 2 million eggs because of potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.
A genetically engineered enzyme could provide a more elegant solution for plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which are nearly 70 percent of the market and can persist for hundreds of years.
There is simply no benefit to supplemental Calcium or Vitamin D in the well patient. Why do we continue to waste our money on these supplements? The US Preventative Services Task Forces again weigh in to recommend against their use.
Under the guise of improving care, electronic medical records diminished it.
From a security standpoint, the only thing that matters is that our soldiers are effective at killing people and breaking things. Does acupuncture help accomplish that?
It's one thing for Gary Bettman to be on the wrong side of a health issue as important as concussion-caused brain damage. It's quite another for the National Hockey League Commissioner to go on America's largest sports-talk radio station and be incorrect about the underlying science. But the medical experts swiftly straightened him out.
The cause of autoimmune diseases remains a black box. Sure, there is a genetic component, and certain environmental conditions that likely kick start them. But, as far as the complete cause of diseases such as lupus, celiac disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis and the rest of the group - there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
It is hard to find anything but sadness in the continued epidemic of deaths from drug overdoses. But many of these individuals become organ donors and despite concerns about infection, organs retrieved and transplanted from these deaths do very well in their new hosts.
After a series of recent hospitalizations, Mrs. Bush is not seeking additional medical treatment.
A case for male sex organ size's influence on a species survival.
A case of the "stomach flu" is bad enough, so the very last thing we need is our own immune system making it worse. But that's just what happens courtesy of an obscure component in the intestinal lining called tuft cells. The little devils help us fight off parasites but they also give norovirus a place to replicate, a reservoir to reside and also makes its symptoms worse. Charming.
Alcohol is bad again. Sometimes, epidemiologists tell us it's good, but today, they're telling us it's bad. What else is bad? The study that arrived at that conclusion.
Published in The Lancet -- a journal that has shown a worrisome trend in sensationalizing unremarkable research -- a new paper concludes (and advertises prominently in its abstract) that consuming 100 grams of alcohol per week (roughly one drink per day) increases a person's risk of stroke, coronary disease, heart failure, fatal hypertensive disease, and fatal aortic aneurysm.
Being a night owl could literally kill you; that's according to the latest study from nearly half a million participants in the U.K. Experts say night owls are living in a world structured for early risers, or larks, and are at a higher risk for obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and early death.
Since the publication of Moneyball, the revolutionary book on statistical analysis entering the ranks of pro baseball, the strategy powering in-game decisions each year has become ever more scientific and data-driven. And even with the gradual, begrudging acceptance of "analytics" by baseball purists, the science and its number-crunchers existed mostly upstairs in the back-office somewhere, with data reports and specific recommendations making their way to the manager's office near the field.
Christopher Wild, Ph.D., has been the director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) since 2009 and during his tenure, the organization has been controversial. With recent rulings on bacon, coffee, and a mildly toxic pesticide, all of which have come down in defiance of every legitimate science body, there have been calls for Wild to resign or be fired from the once-respected body.
Baby aspirin is prescribed for many people who will experience no benefit. It results from the difficulty in reconciling population studies with the patient in front of you; doctors broaden the groups - call it indication creep.