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How DNA testing transformed matchmaking in Orthodox Jewish community

In 1983, the wife of ultra-orthodox Brooklyn rabbi Yosef Eckstein, gave birth to their fifth child. But the couple’s happiness ...

Could drinking alcohol have prevented cholera epidemic?

When microbiologist Janet Guthrie of Inverness, Scotland found a poster from the time of the city's early-1800s cholera outbreak, urging ...
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Radiophobia: Dental x-rays can kill you!–and other sage advice from the Land of Oz

We evolved in an environment that provides constant low level radiation. Our cells are good at dealing with it, and ...

Letter to Dr. Oz: ‘Your rebuttal full of logical fallacies’

Dear Dr. Oz, As a TV host, book author, and "America's Doctor," you hold a powerful and privileged position to ...
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HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Oz: ‘Worst person in scrubs that has ever been on television’

John Oliver outlines what, exactly is problematic about Dr. Oz and the nutrition supplement industry. He calls out Dr. Oz, who ...

Gluten-free fits food myth narrative about eating ‘unnatural’ foods

There is a growing sense that people — in particular those who don't suffer from celiac disease — are being a ...

Can science risk tolerating the alternative medicine world of Oz?

The Dr. Oz Show provides critics with ample material: séances, energy healing, miracle diet products. Once a media darling, Oz ...
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Is it dehumanizing to call children born with disabilities ‘divine’?

My brother was born with Down’s syndrome and for most of his life, people have been making it a point ...

Could mitochondria DNA editing be a more sound alternative to three-person IVF?

Salk Institute scientists used specifically engineered molecular scissors to snip out mutations in embryos, leaving healthy DNA intact. They hope ...

So-called endogenous retroviruses could guide embryonic development, defend young cells from virus infections

Our genomes are riddled with the detritus of ancient viruses. They infected our hominid ancestors tens of millions of years ...

Your genes might make you a mosquito magnet

A study that asked a few dozen pairs of twins to brave a swarm of hungry mosquitoes has revealed another ...

Oz bungled attempt to shift focus to his critics

Dr. Oz is finally responding to his critics. But rather than address their complaints head on, he mostly wants to ...

DNA screening not always useful for predicting health problems

Let’s say you have a whole lot of money. Let’s say you have so much money that, even after you’ve ...
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David Gorski: Dr. Oz joins Natural News’ Mike Adams in quackery hall of fame–and he’s “despicable” too

Dr. Oz has officially become Mike Adams, the looniest of quack loons and conspiracy theorists, whose massively unhinged attacks on ...
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Coffee: Guilty pleasure or life saving elixir?

Coffee is ubiquitous, grown in more than 70 countries. But it's also a drug, with caffeine as the primary psychoactive ...
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“Dr. Oz stands up for First Amendment right to promote false health claims”

In case you haven't been keeping up with Dr. Mehmet Oz since he won a spot in America's heart by ...

Another study confirms vaccines still don’t cause autism

In the latest study on the vaccines, researchers find even more evidence that childhood immunizations aren’t linked to autism. In ...

‘Dr. Oz isn’t a charlatan, he just plays one on TV’

Dr. Oz, the cardio-thoracic surgeon who has trademarked his moniker “America’s Doctor” is under fire for promoting quackery. Dr. Oz ...

‘Integrative medicine’ doctor defends Dr. Oz, claims Monsanto orchestrating protests

It has been a tempestuous week in the land of Dr. Oz. On close inspection, though, the source of these ...

Drug-resistant malaria poses serious threat in Africa

Early indicators of the malaria parasite in Africa developing resistance to the most effective drug available have been confirmed, according ...

More trouble in Oz: Wikileaks reveal beleaguered doc promotes products based on ‘business synergy’

Last week, WikiLeaks released a series of emails sent between Dr. Oz, his staff, and executives at Sony (one of ...

Video: What are GMOs and are they safe?

In a recent Pew poll, 88 percent of AAAS scientists said that genetically engineered crops were safe to eat. In contrast, only ...

New genetic test will make breast cancer screening affordable for more women

A Silicon Valley start-up with some big-name backers is threatening to upend genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancer by ...

Experimental cancer treatment literally dissolves tumor

The 49-year-old woman had had three melanoma growths removed from her skin, but now the disease was spreading further. A ...

IBM’s Watson promises breakthroughs in personalized medicine

A new IBM business unit launched last week to help physicians, researchers, insurers and patients use big data, analytics and ...
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Working woman’s dilemma: Freeze your eggs or freeze your career?

If you're a woman in your late twenties or beyond, if you have no serious life partner, or if you ...

Primate sleep patterns help explain human evolution

Watching an orangutan sleep is like watching a giant, orange baby slumbering sweetly. These huge great apes like to get ...