Archive for May, 2015

Impact on Colon Cancer Risk in Just Two Weeks?

Date: 05/14/2015    Written by: Beth Levine © 1999-2015 The Baseline of Health Foundation Colon Cancer Risk Can Change in Two Weeks You try to eat nutritiously most of the time and live a fairly healthy lifestyle. So chances are when you go off track for a little while it’s not such a big deal, right? You […]

Fructose Causes the Metabolic Syndrome Cluster of Diseases

Drug Policy in the News:

Drug Policy in the News: National Geographic: Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets Washington Post: How the DEA took a young man’s life savings without ever charging him with a crime Vice: This New England Town Is Trying to Help Opioid Users Instead of Arresting Them NY Times: An Uphill Campaign in Norway to Promote […]

Fact vs. Faith: An Interview With Jerry Coyne

Many people are confused about science—about what it is, how it is practiced, and why it is the most powerful method for understanding ourselves and the universe that our species has ever devised. In Faith vs. Fact, Coyne has written a wonderful primer on what it means to think scientifically, showing that the honest doubts […]

Columbia University Neuroscience Professor: Decriminalize All Drugs

About Carl Hart According to neuroscientist and drug abuse specialist Carl Hart, most of what we have been told about drugs and addiction is wrong. Growing up in an impoverished and predominantly African-American neighborhood of Miami, Carl witnessed and experienced the multitude of factors that lead to addiction. A “combination of choice and chance” led […]

Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendment Passes in Historic Senate Vote

Just today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment, 18-12, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where it’s legal. The amendment, sponsored by Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), is a huge step forward for drug policy reform. Though this amendment only grants doctors this […]

Revising Guidelines for Testosterone Therapy as Men Age

Date:  May 17, 2015 Source: European Society of Endocrinology Summary:  Some men suffering from testosterone deficiency may be missed under current clinical guidelines while others are misdiagnosed with testosterone deficiency, new research suggests. The researchers call for a revision of the clinical guidelines to ensure that men are receiving the best possible care. A new […]

How Synthetic Estrogens Exacerbate Problems

In this week’s excerpt from Lessons from the Miracle Doctors, Jon Barron explains how synthetic estrogens exacerbate problems, not resolve them. “Once we understand the problem, it is easy to see that for the vast majority of women, hormone replacement therapy with conjugated estrogens such as Premarin® and the current favorite, ethinylestradiol, is not the […]