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Dr. Josh Bloom on Science 2.0, July 10, 2014. You have to admire the consistency of our government, especially when it comes to protecting us. While the TSA is strip-searching 95-year old women in wheelchairs, a janitor tripped over ...[Read more.]
Good news: teen smoking rates continue trend of significant decline! Even better news: about 90 percent of smokers start in their teens, so this result is a strongly positive omen of the future decline in overall smoking rates.
The media are vulnerable to anti-chemical hype purveyed by activist environmental groups. They often warn us that pesticides are causing a cancer epidemic. The facts show that the opposite is true: cancer rates are in decline and have been for years.
If there is a better example of the law of unintended consequences we have never seen it. The incredibly successful battle against HIV/AIDS has saved many lives, and will no doubt continue to save many more. Once HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) drugs, aka cocktails, became available in 1995, there was a steep drop in the number of AIDS deaths in the US.
Following the 1994 enactment of the Vaccines for Children program which was aimed to provide vaccinations for children whose parents
It s true, sad to say: By the time the truth awakens and puts its boots on, the lie has spread around the world. Such it is with the JAMA article by Dr. Stanton Glantz and his media acolytes with one exception.
NY Times article on the future of e-cigarettes paints a Good vs. Evil scenario. Unfortunately, there is little guidance therein to detect who is whom. Those of us devoted to science-based public health policy know, however: find out here.
Each year, the CDC estimates the effectiveness of the current season s flu vaccine. They collected data from about 2300 children and adults in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network
A new Surgeon-General s report, The Health Consequences of Smoking 50 Years of Progress, attempts to update the status of smoking and health in America. In fact, not much new is found in this lengthy report, and the explanation for why this is lies in the introductory blurbs preceding it.
The consumption and abuse of alcohol are important topics for Americans health. Alcohol is in fact that most commonly abused substance in our nation and the world, with immense health ramifications. So why do only one-sixth of adults recall discussing the subject with a healthcare professional?
Good news keeps on coming regarding cancer death and incidence rates. But, what about the cancer epidemic we keep hearing about from those whose agenda requires scaring the public? They won t acknowledge this trend.
Dr. Gilbert Ross in The American, November 20, 2013 Anyone with a modicum of knowledge regarding public health will agree that the most important, devastating, and preventable issue facing America is the human toll of cigarettes. Yet our nation s main...[Read more.]