Dr. Gilbert Ross in the New Haven Register, March 12, 2015 On the subject of public health, the Connecticut legislature is off to a very bad start. New measures have been introduced in both the Houses that would severely interfere with smokers ability to quit their deadly habit. Passing laws that re-define common words, such as tobacco and smoke, is a slippery slope. Using that subterfuge to torpedo a succ
An updated report from the CDC said that as of February 28th, influenza activity continued to decrease, but remained at elevated across the United States. Their latest report showed that flu activity has been at elevated levels for 15 consecutive weeks. The average length of a flu season is 13 weeks. This
In spite of the fact that fewer states allowed the sale of raw (unpasteurized) milk in 2010-2012 than in the previous 2 years, the number of outbreaks of food poisoning linked to its consumption increased from 30 to 51, according to a study in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Yesterday, Womenshealth.gov, the official website of the Office on Women s Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services published the story of Michelle Whitlock, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer a month
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on Tuesday stating that American nonsmokers exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) has declined by half since 2000. One in four nonsmokers (58
Dr. Gilbert Ross in Thehill.com, December 12, 2015. The shameful abdication of their ethical responsibilities by our nation s public health authorities,
A new CDC report castigates the ten states which continue to allow youngsters to purchase e-cigarettes legally. The CDC neglects to report that several big public health nonprofits, especially the American Cancer Society, are responsible.
Dr. Gilbert Ross in the Washington Examiner, December 11, 2014. America s public health establishment, including big nonprofit organizations and many academics, is playing a shameful role in fighting our nation s most important health
With the new school year well under way, the CDC has some good news to report . Its annual vaccination coverage report documents the vaccination coverage among our nation s kindergarten children. Although the
As we mentioned earlier this week, ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom is not a big fan of how the CDC is attempting to control the spread of Ebola. He has written an op-ed on Science 2.0, entitled Preventing Ebola: Screen Or Screen Door? which reflects this rather clearly.
There is no hotter topic in the news these days than the Ebola outbreak. We would say that it has gone viral, but that would be beneath us. Opinions and reactions range from the end of the world to absolutely nothing to worry about. We thought it might be a good time to examine some of the different opinions and advisories, as well facts, unknown facts and suppositions.