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Is Your Body Language Used In Virtual Reality Games A Privacy Concern?

Sep 14 2018 - 07:09

Virtual reality devices track our body language which can pick us out in a crowd. A pediatrician ponders another way be may be robbing youth of its innocence. 

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When Impaled, Luck And Real Estate Matter Most

Sep 13 2018 - 13:09

Surviving and thriving after penetrating traumas depends on two key factors.

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Superfoods Or Superfads? Dr. David Seres Weighs In

Sep 13 2018 - 12:09

Superhyped: superfoods. The concept is ridiculous, yet wealthy Americans are buying into it big time. Depending on how you define them, superfoods either don't exist at all, or we are surrounded by them. ACSH advisor Dr. David Seres weighs in.

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Rules Or Guardrails - Do Physician's Ignore Practice Guidelines?

Sep 13 2018 - 08:09

Heart failure guidelines, like many guidelines, are the result of controlled studies. Front-line physicians use them differently than anticipated by their authors. It is different in the real world. 

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More European Kids Are Smoking. If Only There Was an Alternative

Sep 13 2018 - 02:09

Not all vices are equally bad. In a perfect world, our kids never do anything stupid or rebellious, but we don't live in that kind of world. The principle of harm reduction acknowledges that reality. Teen vapers are preferable to teen smokers.

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NHS In Quicksand As Faces ‘National Emergency’

Sep 12 2018 - 17:09

Regulatory experts from the National Health Service (NHS) just released their latest review which reveals a crisis in workforce shortages. Leadership paints a "bleak picture" on the state of the government-run health system as a cause.

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Heart Attacks in San Diego Area Plunge; Data-Sharing May Explain It

Sep 12 2018 - 14:09

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Are Probiotics Nobiotics?

Sep 12 2018 - 13:09

Probiotics are one of the recent darlings of the supplement world. But do they do anything? A small human study says yes, but what they do isn't good.

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FDA Issues Warning Letters and Fines To 1,300 Stores Over E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

Sep 12 2018 - 12:09

FDA has been far more supportive of smoking cessation and harm reduction than in the past so it is right to crack down on retailers who they found illegally sold e-cigarette products to minors.

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Choosing Caesarian Sections Is About Risks

Sep 12 2018 - 08:09

With Caesarian sections rising, many people question the physician's decision making. It is always easier to see the correct path, after the fact when you bear no responsibility. A new study looks at some of the concerns being weigh in the decision-making process. Spoiler Alert - It is not about the money.

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Why Americans Distrust the Media

Sep 11 2018 - 22:09

Americans' trust in the news media has collapsed in the past decade. However, it can be restored, if the media dedicates itself to accuracy and correcting mistakes. As it turns out, Americans care less about a media outlet's political slant than its dedication to "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

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Put Vox In The Litter Box - Same Old Plastic Scares

Sep 11 2018 - 16:09

The anti-chemical movement just keeps chugging along. This time it's Vox in the caboose. Chemicals in plastics. Blah blah blah. But at least they cite GQ magazine.

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Is Paying A Salary To Living Donors Just Putting A Price Tag On Organs?

Sep 11 2018 - 11:09

There are precedents in healthcare to tethering financial compensation to body parts (e.g. egg or sperm donation, surrogacy). Are organs any different?

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The Tyranny of the Anti-Vaxxers

Sep 11 2018 - 08:09

The anti-vaxxers represent a form of tyranny when a vocal minority overrides a complacent majority. It is time to be less complacent.

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Supremely Satisfied at 60, When Self-Esteem Peaks

Sep 11 2018 - 07:09

If you are a wise adult of many years, you may have already sensed this. But now you have some supporting evidence to lean on, courtesy of the findings from a recent meta-analysis, in which researchers determined that an individual's self-esteem peaks at roughly age 60 and remains at that level until 70.

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Sensational at 60, When Self-Esteem Peaks

Sep 11 2018 - 07:09

If you are a wise adult of many years, you may have already sensed this. But now you have some supporting evidence to lean on, courtesy of the findings from a recent meta-analysis, in which researchers determined that an individual's self-esteem peaks at roughly age 60 and remains at that level until 70.

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We're in GQ, There's No Population Bomb, Russians Say We Caused Global Warming, And More Media Last Week

Sep 10 2018 - 13:09

For being outspent 1,000 to 1 by anti-science groups, we once again had them in a panic this past week. And here are all the places we pushed reason and thinking to the fore again.

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Taxation Is The Cost-Effective Means To Reduce Alcohol Consumption - Are We Surprised?

Sep 10 2018 - 08:09

What is the most cost-effective way to reduce alcohol consumption? As with other sins, taxes are best and education doesn't even make the list. 

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Tiny, 12-Man Study + Bold Headline = Misleading Results

Sep 08 2018 - 07:09

Here's an example of how a kernel of insight from a study evolves into a news item, which can then become a health concept that people can unwittingly incorporate into their personal exercise routines – for no good reason.

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Chemistry: Why Aged Red Wines Taste Better

Sep 08 2018 - 00:09

Unlike human skin or electronic gadgets, aging makes red wine better. While the reasons are complex, they all boil down to chemistry.

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