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Is saffron a cancer-fighting ‘super food’?

The “superfood” craze is premised upon the dubious notion...that eating them will bring good health and long life...But the notion ...
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10 ‘fake news’ unscientific buzzwords and health fads

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[Editor's note: Alex Berezow is Senior Fellow of Biomedical Science at the American Council on Science and Health. He holds ...
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Ignore at your own peril: Race plays role in cancer and other health risks

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It may be uncomfortable to discuss, but there are genetic and biological differences among races and genders. Ignoring these factors ...
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GMOs being used to clean up heavy metal pollution

Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be ...
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Feeling tired? Easy cure? Unfortunately, ‘sleep science’ consumed by hype

Nutrition science is notoriously unreliable. The reason is because a substantial proportion of research in the field is conducted using ...
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Telomere controversy: Could stem cell biomarkers help treat chronic diseases?

There are many questionable aging-related products on the market. One of the more recent is TeloYears, a test that supposedly ...
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Why do women suffer more migraines than men?

Women suffer about twice as many severe headaches and migraines as men. Genetics likely plays a role. According to a review published ...
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Fighting depression: Drugs stimulating growth of new brain cells may be key

Depression is something of a black box. Its underlying causes aren't completely understood, nor why particular medications work for some ...
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10,000 times more pesticides ‘naturally’ in plants than synthetic residue on food

The word pesticide is misunderstood, nearly to the same extent as the word chemical. People have been led to believe, ...
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People who commit suicide may have genetic predisposition

The causes of suicide are complex, but they seem to involve some combination of nature and nurture. Now, a new ...
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Nature or nurture? Chess players have higher than average IQ

Though we don't like to admit it, intelligence and IQ matter...The traditional view is that expertise, in general, requires a ...
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Scared to Death: Environmental Working Group fails the ‘sound science’ chemicals test

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) uses an authoritative sounding name to peddle scientific half-truths and outright fabrications. Along with Greenpeace ...
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‘Naturalistic fallacy’: Explaining anti-GMO—anti-vaccine ideological and financial links

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Both the anti-GMO movement and the anti-vaccine movement are predicated on the myth that "natural" is better. They also share ...
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Psychiatrists developing model to identify which mentally ill patients likely to become violent

It is certainly true that rates of violent crime are higher among the severely mentally ill than among the general ...
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US Right to Know’s Gary Ruskin linked to anti-science Russian ‘fake news’ site

[Editor's note: Alex Berezow is a senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health.] RT is the ...
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Herzegovinians dethrone Dutch as tallest men in world

At a towering 183.8 cm (just over 6 feet tall), Dutch men are widely hailed as the tallest in the ...
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Did Cargill ruin its reputation with scientists, farmers with one #NonGMO tweet?

[Read the GLP profile of the Non-GMO project here.] Reputations are a funny thing. It takes years to build them ...
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Challenging Danny Hakim’s New York Times claim that Monsanto conspired to cover up glyphosate dangers

[Editor's note: Alex Berezow is a microbiologist and a senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science ...
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GM baker’s yeast could one day provide caffeine addicts with their next fix

The proliferation of coffee shops and energy drinks bears testimony to the fact that caffeine is in high demand. The ...
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American Council on Science and Health fact sheet in response to GMO, biotechnology critics

Recently, a concerned group of pro-science scholars contacted American Council on Science and Health because they wanted to counter the ...
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Technology-doubting postmodern academics undermine public acceptance of science

The backlash against modern technology is widespread: Protests against genetic engineering, vaccines, "chemicals," modern agriculture, neuroscience, nuclear power (and almost any ...
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‘March Against Monsanto’ now promoting anti-vaccine myths

The international protest "March Against Monsanto" (MAM) was never based on truth. The movement perpetuated myths about GMOs to demonize a company ...

Human hair may act as perfect support structure for growing nanoparticles

[Researchers have] demonstrated the use of human hair to grow catalytic nanoparticles (i.e., nanoparticles that are capable of carrying out chemical reactions). Why human hair? Nanoparticles, ...

Rachel Parent’s call to “teach the controversy” on GMOs echoes creationist attack on evolution

One of the latest contributions from [Huffington Post] . . .comes courtesy of self-described teenage "food safety activist" Rachel Parent. . . Her new article is ...

Losing genes may contribute to evolution just as much as gaining them

Traditionally, but incorrectly, an assumption exists that more complex organisms have larger genomes. As a result, biologists have tended to ...

Discovery of fire likely evolutionary boon for early humans

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. How and when did ...

What happens when we die? Microbes in your ‘necrobiome’ take over body

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What happens when we ...

Is Europe’s stance on GMOs selfish?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . .[A] very ...
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