Some people have unfounded fears of food preservatives; after all, they do have chemical names that sound bad. Who would want sodium benzoate when we could have flavonoids do the same job. Just the name is relaxing.
Scientific journals discriminate against industry scientists, unless they happen to work for the environmental or organic industries. Those scientists don't have to follow the same rules governing the disclosure of conflicts of interest that everybody else does.
It is normal for a baby to be difficult to get to sleep which is clearly exhausting for new parents. But, expensive "sleep consultants" aren't the answer.
Contrary to popular belief, Diet Coke does not contain zero calories. It doesn't have much - the same as about 0.9% of an M and M, but the chemical structure of aspartame, the artificial sweetener in the drink, show us why there are any calories at all.
It turns out that tiny phytoplankton, that can cause massive "blooms," may actually affect our weather. As we will see, there is more to climate than just warming.
Anti-science activists continue to scramble to shore up their clients, who have become increasingly unnerved that we're pushing them back to the fringes where they belong. And then legitimate media linked to us as well.
There are very few genetic diseases, but there is increasing evidence that our genes can predispose us to specific problems. Our chemical signals provide the linkage.
Like a broken clock that accidentally gets the time right, the State of California has finally stumbled upon the correct approach to coffee. Sort of. After widespread mockery and condemnation, the Golden State has had an epiphany: Maybe coffee doesn't cause cancer. The FDA agrees.
A man is hospitalized for a heart attack. Insurance pays $55,000 and he is left with a nearly $110,000 bill. Could you, too, have gotten it dropped below $800?
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.