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Viewpoint: How precautionary public health policy turned coronavirus into a ‘global train wreck’

Worldwide coronavirus response was a failure in risk management ...
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Infographic: Global regulatory and health research agencies on whether glyphosate causes cancer

A jury decision, while significant, is not a substitute for scientific research ...
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Women are more skeptical of GMOs than men—but not because of their ‘maternal instincts’

Studies have found that women are more skeptical of genetically modified (GM) foods than men....Conventional wisdom has been that maternal ...
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Increased suicide risk linked to 4 gene variants in study

University of Utah Health researchers have identified some genetic factors that may increase a person's risk of dying by suicide, ...
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Searching for the genetic links to ADHD risk

If you have ADHD, chances are higher that your siblings do, too. Estimates differ as to how strong the connection ...
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Neanderthals and humans lived equally ‘risky, stressful lives’

Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Black and white’ hazard-based safety rules boost hunger in poorest countries

To the average person, “hazard” and “risk” may seem synonymous, both implying a threat that needs to be addressed. But ...
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Things to consider before taking a genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk

Genetic testing is available to people who want to know if they carry a variant of a gene that confers ...
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Ontario study: Some good news about glyphosate

These days we are exposed to a great deal of negative, one-sided and inaccurate information in the media and online ...
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10 tips for better communication about pesticide science, risks

One of the biggest challenges for any risk communications professional today is to deliver positive messages on pesticides. Like any ...
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Risk, Hazard and the Precautionary Principle: Why Europe Gets Crop Biotechnology and Chemical Regulation So Wrong

David Zaruk, Founder of GreenFacts, Environmental-Health Risk Governance Analyst, Professor at Odisee University College | July 24, 2018 Highlights: European ...
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Could 2018 mark the end of the anti-GMO movement?

Editor's note: This article is part one of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-biotech groups’ master plan substitutes ‘citizen science’ for data in quest to get glyphosate banned

The European Union resisted the lobbying of organic and anti-biotech groups to renew authorization of glyphosate, although only for five ...
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Have the BRCA mutation? Debating a precautionary mastectomy? Your genes may provide a guide

A new study offers a better understanding of the risks, by age, associated with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. It ...
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War in Europe—Battle over glyphosate

The battle over glyphosate rages on in Europe, creating a lot of question marks over whether the popular herbicide will ...
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Link between inflammation and cancer

People with chronic inflammatory conditions may be more susceptible to DNA-induced cell mutations which could contribute to getting cancer ...
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Full IARC glyphosate report released; Anti-GMO target may have health benefits

Glyphosate is well known as a comparatively mild pesticide but has become a target of anti-GMO activists. They may be ...
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Why regulators conclude glyphosate safe while IARC, alone, claims it could cause cancer?

Glyphosate joins apples, coffee, sunning and night shift work as an IARC "probable" carcinogen. But the real risk to humans ...
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Don’t stop drinking orange juice: Citrus-cancer link overblown

Reporting on a study linking consuming grapefruit and orange juice to melanoma shows how the press can blow new research ...
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