Category «Nutrition»

The Top Ten Unfounded Health Scares

The Scare: Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. Its known risk factors include age, family history, obesity after middle age, and not having children or having a first child after age 35.(101) Antibiotics are crucial in treating a wide variety of infections, and are an extremely commonly …

The Blind Alley of Financial Conflicts of Interest

“Follow the money,” Deep Throat warned Woodward and Bernstein as the two reporters were about to break open the Watergate scandal. Generally, this is good advice for anyone seeking to understand what is happening in a complicated business story. But not always. Former New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editor-in-chief Jerome Kassirer would have us …

Resolve to Be Healthy

1. Focus your efforts on things that matter. It is important that we distinguish between risks that are real and can be lessened by individuals’ actions and those that are theoretical, very small, or beyond our control. The American Council on Science and Health is dedicated to helping you set priorities for a healthy and …