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Genomics, Evolution, and · 5d ago

World's cutest mammal critically endangered because of Traditional Chinese Medicine

A pangolin. Photo (c) Christian Boix.Pangolins, timid little anteaters that are covered wi...
Genomics, Evolution, and · 2W ago

Government scientists go rogue. What a great idea!

Government scientists are very worried, apparently with good reason, that their new boss w...
Genomics, Evolution, and · 1M ago

Trump's lovefest with anti-vaxxer RFK Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., liberal activistand Donald Trump's new best friend.Anti-vaccine conspiracy theories make for strange bedfellows. Witness this past week's widely reported meeting betwe...
Genomics, Evolution, and · 1M ago

Calling out fake medical journals that exist to promote acupuncture

Comic strip by Rudis Muiznecks, cectic.comFake news has been in the news a lot lately. Fak...
Genomics, Evolution, and · 2M ago

Anti-vax movement helps create worst year of mumps in a decade

The year isn't quite over yet, but we've already had 4,258 cases of mumps in the U.S., mor...
Genomics, Evolution, and · 2M ago

Does white wine give you skin cancer?

Many studies have shown that drinking wine, especially red wine, seems to have modest benefits for heart health, as long as you drink it in moderate amounts. A study published this week, though, offers a more worrisome message: white wine might incre...
Genomics, Evolution, and · 3M ago

FTC steps in where FDA fears to tread - on homeopathy

Here's a label that the FDA should require.The federal government is probably wincing righ...
Genomics, Evolution, and · 3M ago

Another dietary supplement to avoid: calcium

Despite the claims on the package, thesepills don't give you strong bones.Dietary supplements and vitamins are a multi-billion dollar business, driven by heavy advertising and constant promi...
Genomics, Evolution, and · 3M ago

How to treat the flu: a shopping guide

Flu season is upon us, and your local pharmacy may feature special displays with products claiming to cure or treat the flu (which is caused by the influenza virus). The array of products, and the claims featured on their packaging, can be bewilderin...
Genomics, Evolution, and · 4M ago

Better diagnosis of infections

This week I'm not posting an article here because I wrote a piece for BloombergView, the online magazine published by Bloomberg, the company founded by Michael Bloomberg. The article is titl...