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I am the “Bad Medicine” columnist for the LiveScience.com newswire, the “Armchair Astrophysics” columnist for Mercury magazine, and a contributor to several other magazines, newspapers, websites, and K-12 resources.  Follow me on Twitter @wanjek for for critical commentary on science and health news.


Below are links to my weekly Bad Medicine column among the more than 400 from LiveScience.com that have appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, Huffington Post, Scientific American, Yahoo News and other news outlets.  Above is a photo of a neighborhood rice field in Japan, where I try to visit each year.



January 2016

Mysterious Cancers of 'Unknown' Origin in Men Traced Back to HPV

http://www.livescience.com/53371-unknown-origin-cancers-linked-to-hpv.html

Scientists Make Gains on ‘Universal’ Ebola Medicine

http://www.livescience.com/53353-ebola-treatment-antibodies.html



2015


December 2015

Suspect Science: The Top 5 Retracted Papers of 2015

http://www.livescience.com/53228-top-retracted-science-papers-2015.html

Flower Aroma Is a Honeybee's Chill Pill

http://www.livescience.com/53188-flower-aroma-calms-angry-bees.html

Cocoa Helps Kidney Patients Stave Off Heart Failure

http://www.livescience.com/53143-cocoa-helps-kidney-patients-stave-off-heart-failure.html

Novel Chemical 'Washes Away' Alzheimer's Plaque in Mice

http://www.livescience.com/53019-epps-chemical-washes-away-alzheimers-plaque.html


November 2015

Speaking More Than One Language Eases Stroke Recovery

http://www.livescience.com/52860-bilingual-language-stroke-recovery.html

Brain Scan May Predict Chance of Coma Recovery

http://www.livescience.com/52766-coma-recovery-prediction.html


October 2015

Cutting Sugar Made Obese Kids Healthier in 10 Days

http://www.livescience.com/52609-added-sugar-kids-health.html

Magnets Might 'Unlock' Paralyzed Arm After Stroke

http://www.livescience.com/52554-magnet-stimulation-unlocks-paralyzed-arm-stroke.html

Poop Goes Mainstream: Fecal Transplants Get Past the 'Ick'

http://www.livescience.com/52542-fecal-transplants-science-update.html

Ground Control to 'The Martian': Good Luck with Them Potatoes

http://www.livescience.com/52438-the-martian-potatoes-health-effects.html

Are Healthy School Lunch Programs a Waste?

http://www.livescience.com/52408-healthy-school-lunch-food-waste.html


September 2015

Vaccines May Protect Kids Against Strokes, Too

http://www.livescience.com/52348-vaccines-may-protect-kids-against-strokes-too.html

Common Brain Tumor More Likely in Obese People

http://www.livescience.com/52198-meningioma-brain-tumor-obesity.html

Children's Hormone Treatments May Have Planted Alzheimer's Seeds

http://www.livescience.com/52123-hormone-treatments-spread-alzheimer-seeds.html

Deadly Parasite Could Be Zapped Like a Cancer Cell

http://www.livescience.com/52118-deadly-parasite-ameba-treatment.html


August 2015

'Lego-Stacking' Technique Could Help Scientists Grow Human Organs

http://www.livescience.com/52042-lego-stacking-technique-could-help-scientists-grow-human-organs.html

'Science of Mom': Author Sifts Through Childrearing Facts & Fictions

http://www.livescience.com/52013-science-of-mom-author-parenting-advice.html

Breast-Fed Babies Show Buildup of Potentially Harmful Chemical

http://www.livescience.com/51939-breast-feeding-babies-chemicals-pfas.html


July 2015

Being Transgender Has Nothing to Do with Hormonal Imbalance

http://www.livescience.com/51652-transgender-youth-dont-have-hormonal-imbalance.html

Obamacare, Nixoncare: Health Care Debates Are All About Politics

http://www.livescience.com/51536-health-care-debates-political-opportunism.html

Should Placebos Be Used to 'Treat' Patients?

http://www.livescience.com/51421-should-placebos-treat-patients-ethics.html


June 2015

Sugary Drinks Kill 184,000 People Every Year

http://www.livescience.com/51385-sugary-drinks-global-deaths.html

Unhealthy Data? US Dietary Guidelines Criticized

http://www.livescience.com/51252-dietary-data-criticized-defended.html

Can Chocolate Really Benefit Your Heart?

http://www.livescience.com/51217-chocolate-heart-health-benefits.html

50 US Hospitals That Mark Up Prices the Most

http://www.livescience.com/51134-us-hospitals-mark-up-prices.html


May 2015

Blood Pressure Vaccine Moves One Step Closer

http://www.livescience.com/50969-blood-pressure-vaccine-safety.html

Vegan Diet Eases Nerve Pain of Diabetes

http://www.livescience.com/50957-vegan-diet-eases-nerve-pain-diabetes.html

Pausing Puberty with Hormone Blockers May Help Transgender Kids

http://www.livescience.com/50755-transgender-kids-hormone-blocker-puberty.html


April 2015

Even a Little Walking Can Improve Your Health, Study Suggests

http://www.livescience.com/50690-walking-health-benefits.html

New Advice on What To Do About Seizures

http://www.livescience.com/50538-seizures-epilepsy-guidelines.html

Are Health Apps Harmful or Helpful? Experts Debate

http://www.livescience.com/50489-are-health-apps-harmful-or-helpful-experts-debate.html

A Longer Life May Lie in Number of Anti-Inflammatory Genes

http://www.livescience.com/50409-longer-life-span-anti-inflammatory-genes.html

MRSA Superbug May Get Stronger If You Smoke

http://www.livescience.com/50391-mrsa-superbug-smoking-stronger.html


March 2015

Superhealing Drug Travels in Nanoparticles to Wounds

http://www.livescience.com/50306-wound-healing-drug-nanoparticles.html

Family Income Could Affect Kids' Brain Structures, Study Finds

http://www.livescience.com/50301-family-income-could-affect-kids-brain-structures-study-finds.html

'MIND' Your Diet, and Protect Against Alzheimer's

http://www.livescience.com/50239-mind-diet-protect-against-alzheimers.html

Energy Drinks Raise Blood Pressure, Study Finds

http://www.livescience.com/50178-energy-drinks-blood-pressure.html

Cough Medicine Ingredient May Aid Diabetes Fight

http://www.livescience.com/50151-cough-medicine-dextromethorphan-diabetes.html


February 2015

Daily Coffee Could Lower Your MS Risk

http://www.livescience.com/49974-coffee-lowers-multiple-sclerosis-risk.html

Obesity Is Complicated and Needs New Approach, Scientists Say

http://www.livescience.com/49873-obesity-complicated-policy-approach-lancet.html

Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Be from Mom's Bacteria, not DNA

http://www.livescience.com/49837-inflammatory-bowel-disease-mother-bacteria.html

Cost-of-Smoking Estimates Were Grossly Exaggerated

http://www.livescience.com/49672-smoking-cost-estimates-exaggerated.html


January 2015

Cost-of-Smoking Estimates Were Grossly Exaggerated

http://www.livescience.com/49672-smoking-cost-estimates-exaggerated.html

Psychopaths' Brains Don't Grasp Punishment, Scans Reveal

http://www.livescience.com/49613-psychopaths-brains-punishment.html

Gen X and Y: Why You Need to Watch Your Cholesterol Now

http://www.livescience.com/49573-young-adults-cholesterol-heart-disease.html

How Genes and Environment Conspire to Trigger Diabetes

http://www.livescience.com/49502-genes-environment-trigger-diabetes.html

3,000-Mile Run Across US Has Scientists Following Marathoners

http://www.livescience.com/49476-3000-mile-race-across-us-science.html

Sound Mind and Sound Body? This Protein Helps Both

http://www.livescience.com/49420-mind-body-protein-bdnf.html



2014


December 2014

Nix That: 5 Top Retracted Science Papers of 2014

http://www.livescience.com/49266-retracted-science-papers-2014.html

Imagination and Reality Look Different in the Brain

http://www.livescience.com/49244-imagination-reality-brain-flow-direction.html

Dystextia: Garbled Phone Text May Be Sign of a Stroke

http://www.livescience.com/49138-dystextia-garbled-text-message-stroke.html

Why Painful Memories Linger

http://www.livescience.com/49071-why-painful-memories-linger.html

Heart Disease and Diabetes Risks Tied to Carbs, Not Fat, Study Finds

http://www.livescience.com/48969-heart-disease-diabetes-risks-carbohydrate-saturated-fat.html


November 2014

Many People with Dementia May Go Unscreened, Untreated

http://www.livescience.com/48929-dementia-patients-unscreened-untreated.html

No Turkey, Thanks! Stay Vegan for Healthier Holiday

http://www.livescience.com/48902-vegan-diet-healthier-holiday.html

From Birth to Death, Diet Affects the Brain's Health

http://www.livescience.com/48814-diet-affects-brain-health.html

Cholesterol-Lowing Drug Reverses Memory Deficit in Mice

http://www.livescience.com/48697-statin-cholesterol-lowing-drug-memory-noonan.html


October 2014

5 Ways to Skip Halloween Candy — Without Getting Your House Egged

http://www.livescience.com/48483-halloween-candy-alternatives-kid-friendly.html

Vaccines Do Not Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

http://www.livescience.com/48364-vaccines-risk-multiple-sclerosis.html

HPV Vaccination Rates Still Low for Boys

http://www.livescience.com/48102-hpv-vaccination-boys-health-risks.html


September 2014

Feeling Bummed? How Disappointment Works in the Brain

http://www.livescience.com/48022-disappointment-brain.html

Could Taxing Packaged Foods Reduce Obesity?

http://www.livescience.com/47664-food-tax-to-fight-obesity.html


August 2014

How the Brain Picks Punishments

http://www.livescience.com/47231-brain-picks-punishments-intentions-harm.html


July 2014

New Drug Could Treat Low Testosterone with Fewer Side Effects

http://www.livescience.com/47094-clomid-treat-low-testosterone.html

A Common Link Among Female Criminals: Brain Injury

http://www.livescience.com/47027-female-criminals-traumatic-brain-injury.html

Turn Off to Tuck In: 5 Sleep Tips for Gadget Junkies

http://www.livescience.com/46624-sleep-tips-gadget-junkies.html


June 2014

Cancer-Fighting Diet: 6 Tips to Reduce Your Risk

http://www.livescience.com/46612-cancer-fighting-diet-tips.html

Broccoli Brew Eases Air Pollution Effect, But Is This Detox?

http://www.livescience.com/46573-broccoli-sprouts-air-pollution-effect.html

Learning a New Language at Any Age Helps the Brain

http://www.livescience.com/46048-learning-new-language-brain.html


May 2014

If Aired, Tobacco Truths Would Help Smokers Quit, Study Finds

http://www.livescience.com/45837-tobacco-true-statements-surprise-smokers.html

Deadly Heart Disease May Hitch a Ride on Dust Storms

http://www.livescience.com/45716-kawasaki-heart-disease-airborne-dust.html

Big, Fat 'F': US Children Fail at Physical Activity

http://www.livescience.com/45306-children-fail-physical-activity.html

Too Much Iron from Meat May Raise Heart Risks

http://www.livescience.com/45330-iron-meat-raise-heart-risks.html


April 2014

Improve the Food, Not Just the Food Label

http://www.livescience.com/45123-improve-the-food-not-just-the-food-label-op-ed.html

The Poop on Pooping: 5 Misconceptions Explained

http://www.livescience.com/45017-poop-health-misconceptions-truth.html


March 2014

'Anti-Aging' Hormone May Actually Shorten Life

http://www.livescience.com/44436-anti-aging-hormone-may-actually-shorten-life.html


February 2014

Vicious Cycle of Weight Gain, Inactivity Causes Obesity

http://www.livescience.com/43705-weight-gain-inactivity-causes-obesity.html

Vegetarian Diets Lower Blood Pressure Best

http://www.livescience.com/43627-vegetarian-diets-lower-blood-pressure.html

Stress Causes Headaches, Scientists Confirm

http://www.livescience.com/43507-stress-causes-headaches.html

Chronic Infections Linked with Memory Problems Later in Life

http://www.livescience.com/43356-chronic-infections-cognitive-decline.html


January 2014

Devastating Plague Strains Arose Twice, Could Return

http://www.livescience.com/42884-plague-strains-black-death-justinian.html

Genome of the Blood-Sucking Hookworm Decoded

http://www.livescience.com/42707-hookworm-genome-decoded.html

Wait Time For Children's Kidney Transplants Varies Widely State To State

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/17/child-kidney-transplant_n_4618744.html



2013


December 2013

Oh, Never Mind: Top 5 Retracted Science Studies of 2013

http://www.livescience.com/42256-scientific-retractions-of-2013.html

Brains Hardwired to Accept Celebrity Health Advice

http://www.livescience.com/42039-celebrity-health-advice-brain.html

Cookin' Up Stem Cells: New Technique Lowers Cancer Risk

http://www.livescience.com/42022-stem-cell-plasmid-technique.html


November 2013

E-Cigarettes Just More Smoke and Mirrors, Doctors Say

http://www.livescience.com/41392-e-cigarettes-addicting-safer.html

Worried About Dementia? Learn a Second Language

http://www.livescience.com/41002-worried-about-dementia-learn-a-second-language.html


October 2013

Suzanne Somers' Health Advice May Be Dangerously Wrong

http://www.livescience.com/40677-suzanne-somers-health-advice-wrong.html

Your Liver May Be 'Eating' Your Brain

http://www.livescience.com/40440-your-liver-may-be-eating-your-brain.html

Eye Drops Could Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration

http://www.livescience.com/40387-eye-drops-could-treat-age-related-macular-degeneration.html

Philadelphia Children's Hospital Bans Dietary Supplements

http://www.livescience.com/40322-philadelphia-childrens-hospital-bans-dietary-supplements.html

Why Hard Drinkers Have Problems with Bones

http://www.livescience.com/40214-alcohol-bone-health.html

Weighty Issue: Is It Healthy for Seniors to be a Little Overweight?

http://www.livescience.com/40112-older-adults-overweight-benefits.html


September 2013

Sleeping Beauty: Science Proves Beauty Rest Is Real

http://www.livescience.com/39669-sleep-beauty-science-look-attractive.html

No Excuses: Even 1-Minute Workouts Benefit Health

http://www.livescience.com/39628-one-minute-workouts-benefit-health.html

Helping Kids Shed Weight by Changing Home Routines

http://www.livescience.com/39508-kids-home-routines-weight-loss.html

Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds

http://www.livescience.com/39373-left-brain-right-brain-myth.html


August 2013

Diabetes Discovery: Protein Pathway Points to Possible Treatment

http://www.livescience.com/39157-diabetes-protein-txnip-possible-treatment.html

Making Adult Hospitals More Like Children Hospitals

http://www.livescience.com/39037-adult-versus-children-hospitals.html

Losing Weight: Lifestyle Changes Trump Any Diet

http://www.livescience.com/39032-lifestyle-changes-trump-diet-losing-weight.html

New 'Consciousness Meter' Could Aid Brain-Injury Treatments

http://www.livescience.com/38890-consciousness-measurements-brain-injury-treatments.html


July 2013

How Cranberries Stop Bacteria in Their Tracks

http://www.livescience.com/38341-cranberries-urinary-tract-infection-bacteria.html

Can Acupuncture Help Women Get Pregnant?

http://www.livescience.com/38049-acupuncture-ivf-pregnancy-success.html

Disease Prevention Celebrated but Rarely Practiced

http://www.livescience.com/38021-chronic-disease-prevention.html


June 2013

Talking Weight with Teens May Lead to Unhealthy Eating

http://www.livescience.com/37696-talking-overweight-teens-healthy-eating.html

Want to Live Longer? Eat a Plant-Based Diet

http://www.livescience.com/37102-vegetarians-live-longer.html


May 2013

Obesity Bias Common Among Medical Students

http://www.livescience.com/34806-obesity-bias-medical-students-doctors.html

Do Fast-Food Restaurants Fall Short on Their Health Claims?

http://www.livescience.com/32070-fast-food-health-quality-nutrition.html

How to Reduce Gun Violence: Book Finds Common Ground

http://www.livescience.com/31988-reduce-gun-violence-common-ground.html


April 2013

Shaped Like an Apple? Beware Kidney Disease

http://www.livescience.com/28681-belly-fat-and-kidney-disease.html

How School Lunches Can Help Fight Obesity

http://www.livescience.com/28561-school-lunches-childhood-obesity.html


March 2013

Doctors Detect Obesity Bug on Breath

http://www.livescience.com/28176-obesity-bug-detected-on-breath.html

Whole Grains, Half Truths, and Lots of Confusion

http://www.livescience.com/27847-whole-grains-misleading-labeling.html


February 2013

‘Resistant’ Starches Heal the Colon, Prevent Cancer & Diabetes

http://www.livescience.com/27515-resistant-starch-health-benefits.html

Majority of Missouri Tan Salons Allow Preteens

http://www.livescience.com/27397-missouri-tan-salons-allow-preteens.html

Doctors Attack Pervasive Obesity Myths

http://www.livescience.com/27060-doctors-bust-obesity-myths.html


January 2013

Reality Check: 5 Risks of Raw Vegan Diet

http://www.livescience.com/26278-risks-raw-vegan-diet.html

2013 Is International Year of … Quinoa

http://www.livescience.com/26037-international-year-quinoa.html



2012


December 2012

Oops! 5 Retracted Science Studies of 2012

http://www.livescience.com/25750-science-journal-retractions.html

Magic for Stroke Patients: The One-Sided Workout

http://www.livescience.com/25717-stroke-recovery-contralateral-training.html


November 2012

Meat, Cooked Foods Needed for Early Human Brain

http://www.livescience.com/24875-meat-human-brain.html

Researchers Debate a License to Smoke Cigarettes

http://www.livescience.com/24754-debate-license-smoke-cigarettes.html


October 2012

78 Million Americans No Longer Need Vitamin D ... Maybe

http://www.livescience.com/24258-vitamin-d-guidelines-confusion.html

For a Healthy Brain, Physical Exercise Trumps Mental Workout

http://www.livescience.com/24180-physical-exercise-boosts-brain-health.html

Green Tea's Anti-Cancer Secrets Revealed

http://www.livescience.com/24099-green-tea-anti-cancer-secrets.html


September 2012

Secondhand Smoke Kills 42,000 Nonsmokers a Year in US

http://www.livescience.com/23562-secondhand-smoke-kills-nonsmokders.html

Zit-Zapping Virus May Wipe Out Acne

http://www.livescience.com/23425-zit-zapping-virus-acne-treatment.html


August 2012

CDC Recommends Booster Shots for Whooping Cough Outbreak

http://www.livescience.com/22818-whooping-cough-outbreak-cdc-vaccinations.html

Summer Is High-Risk Time for Kidney Stones

http://www.livescience.com/22470-summer-kidney-stones-prevention.html

Japanese Spared of Nuclear Contamination, Study Suggests

http://www.livescience.com/22359-japanese-nuclear-contamination-fukushima.html

Grapefruit Juice Improves Cancer Medication, Study Suggests

http://www.livescience.com/22160-grapefruit-juice-improves-cancer-drug.html

Prozac May Be Able to Kill Some Viruses

http://www.livescience.com/22093-prozac-kills-some-viruses.html


July 2012

Your Diet Affects Your Grandchildren's DNA, Scientists Say

http://www.livescience.com/21902-diet-epigenetics-grandchildren.html

The Dish on Pasta: Maligned Food Actually a Healthy Carb

http://www.livescience.com/21851-maligned-pasta-good-carb.html

New York's Trans Fat Ban Effective, Study Claims

http://www.livescience.com/21630-new-york-trans-fat-ban.html

Swine Flu Vaccine May Be Linked to Rare Nerve Disorder

http://www.livescience.com/21504-swine-flu-vaccine-nerve-disorder-gbs.html

5 More Garden Weeds You Can Eat!

http://www.livescience.com/21496-5-edible-garden-weeds.html


June 2012

When Dieting, Not All Calories Are Created Equal

http://www.livescience.com/21192-calories-not-equal-best-diets.html

Surprise Connection Between Gum Disease and Bad Knees

http://www.livescience.com/21176-gum-disease-and-knee-arthritis.html

10,000 Microbes Cornered in Map of Human Body

http://www.livescience.com/20929-microbes-healthy-humans-microbiome.html

Lack of Vitamin D May Explain Black Americans' Cancer Deaths

http://www.livescience.com/20910-vitamind-black-americans-cancer-disparity.html


May 2012

HPV Vaccine for Teens: Doctors Voice Their Concerns

http://www.livescience.com/20517-hpv-vaccine-teens-doctors.html

20% 'Fat Tax' Needed to Fight Obesity

http://www.livescience.com/20339-fight-obesity-fat-tax-policy.html

Iron Woman: Paralyzed Mom Finishes Marathon With Bionic Legs

http://www.livescience.com/20269-paralyzed-mom-marathon-bionic.html

Salt a Leading Killer Worldwide, Scientists Say

http://www.livescience.com/20179-salt-leading-killer-worldwide.html

Fight Obesity With Economics, Not Health Campaigns, Experts Say

http://www.livescience.com/20143-obesity-health-campaigns-economics.html


April 2012

Facial Soap's Surprise Wheat Ingredient Triggers Allergies

http://www.livescience.com/19860-facial-soap-wheat-allergy.html

Hospitals Hope to Kick Own Pollution Habits

http://www.livescience.com/19813-green-hospitals-reduce-waste.html

Teens With Bulging Bellies at Increased Risk for Hypertension

http://www.livescience.com/19433-body-fat-bmi-waistline-hypertension.html


March 2012

Low-Carb Diets Imperil People Prone to Heart Disease

http://www.livescience.com/19293-carb-diets-heart-attack-risk.html

Special Gut Cells May Help Tame Food Allergies

http://www.livescience.com/19221-gut-cells-food-allergies.html

Red Meat a Ticket to Early Grave, Harvard Says

http://www.livescience.com/18996-red-meat-premature-death.html

Dark Meat Can Be Heart Healthy, Study Shows

http://www.livescience.com/18848-dark-meat-heart-healthy.html


February 2012

Raw Milk a Raw Deal, CDC Says

http://www.livescience.com/18696-raw-milk-disease-outbreaks-cdc.html

Anti-Aging Protein Extends Life Span in Mice, and Maybe Humans

http://www.livescience.com/18593-anti-aging-protein-extends-life-span.html

Deadly Alcohol Needs Global Regulation, Health Expert Says

http://www.livescience.com/18494-deadly-alcohol-global-regulation.html

Nature's Rx: Farmers Markets Cropping Up at Hospitals

http://www.livescience.com/18460-farmers-markets-hospitals-eating-healthy.html

Sex Education Less Effective in Conservative States

http://www.livescience.com/18333-sex-education-teen-birthrates.html

Sugar Should Be Regulated As Toxin, Researchers Say

http://www.livescience.com/18244-sugar-toxic-regulations.html


January 2012

Texting & Walking: Study Reveals Why Combo Is Dangerous

http://www.livescience.com/18098-texting-cellphone-walking-dangerous.html

Swallowing Parasitic Worms May Heal Your Ails

http://www.livescience.com/17923-parasitic-worms-wound-healing.html

Casual Marijuana Smoking Not Harmful to Lungs

http://www.livescience.com/17837-marijuana-lung-health.html

'Couch Potato' Pill Prevents Heat Stroke, Study Finds

http://www.livescience.com/17797-couch-potato-pill-prevents-heat-stroke.html



2011


December 2011

Doh! Top Science Journal Retractions of 2011

http://www.livescience.com/17635-science-journal-retractions-2011.html

For Tooth-Pain Relief, Just Add Sugar

http://www.livescience.com/17556-tooth-pain-relief-mannitol.html

HPV Vaccine Doesn't Make Teens Promiscuous

http://www.livescience.com/17535-hpv-vaccine-teens-sex.html

Doctors Shy to Tell Parents Their Kid Is Overweight

http://www.livescience.com/17317-doctors-childhood-obesity.html

Yeast Sex Life Gets Wild, Especially in Hard Times

http://www.livescience.com/17313-yeast-sexual-reproduction.html


November 2011

Dietary Supplements Instill Illusion of Invincibility

http://www.livescience.com/17117-dietary-supplements-unhealthy-behaviors.html

Battle Still Rages for Vets in College

http://www.livescience.com/16977-young-war-veterans-risky-behaviors.html


October 2011

Mozart's Lost Opus, A Little Colonoscopy Music

http://www.livescience.com/16800-embargoed-mozart-lost-opus-colonoscopy-music.html

Let Kids Gorge on Halloween Candy, Dentists Say

http://www.livescience.com/16730-halloween-candy-tooth-decay-health.html

Genetic Code of World's Oldest Person May Reveal Recipe for Long Life

http://www.livescience.com/16565-genome-world-oldest-person-longevity-secrets.html

Top 5 Misconceptions About Columbus

http://www.livescience.com/16468-christopher-columbus-myths-flat-earth-discovered-americas.html

Saturated Fat's Dirty Secrets Revealed

http://www.livescience.com/16458-saturated-fat-clogs-arteries.html

Circumcision Funding Cuts Hurt, Doctors Say

http://www.livescience.com/16375-male-circumcision-funding-health-hiv-prevention.html


September 2011

You, Too, Can Be Iron Man ... Almost

http://www.livescience.com/16259-iron-man-human-machine-zehr.html

US Bests Canada in Lowering Child Flu Rates

http://www.livescience.com/16116-flu-shots-vaccinations-canada.html

Why Obese People's Brains Cave to Cravings

http://www.livescience.com/16119-obese-people-brains-food-cravings.html

Study Dumps Colon Cleansing as Useless and Dangerous

http://www.livescience.com/15912-colon-cleansing-useless-dangerous.html


August 2011

Will Bill Clinton Turn You into a Vegan?

http://www.livescience.com/15672-bill-clinton-vegan-diets.html

Hotdogs, Cold Cuts Significantly Increase Diabetes Risk

http://www.livescience.com/15491-hotdogs-processed-red-meats-significantly-increase-diabetes-risk.html

100-Year-Olds Just as Unhealthy as the Rest of Us

http://www.livescience.com/15362-live-100-longevity-good-genes.html

Unhealthy Midlife Leads to Brain Shrinkage, Dementia Later On

http://www.livescience.com/15340-unhealthy-midlife-leads-dementia.html


July 2011

The Five Healthiest Backyard Weeds

http://www.livescience.com/15322-healthiest-backyard-weeds.html

5 Health Benefits of Smoking

http://www.livescience.com/15115-5-health-benefits-smoking-disease.html

Fat Lie: Fat Substitutes Create Real Body Fat

http://www.livescience.com/14919-fat-lie-fat-substitutes-create-real-body-fat.html


June 2011

Food Type, Not Calorie Content, Matters More in Weight Gain

http://www.livescience.com/14828-food-type-calorie-content-matters-weight-gain.html

Europe Calls For Healthy Lunches for Workers

http://www.livescience.com/14581-healthy-workplace-lunches-obesity-europe.html

Cigarettes to Get Slapped with Tougher, Bigger Warning Labels

http://www.livescience.com/14385-fda-cigarette-warnings-mandatory.html


May 2011

Novel Stem Cell Therapy Faces Major Setback

http://www.livescience.com/14371-stem-cell-therapy-ips.html

Cellphones Boost Health Across Globe

http://www.livescience.com/14300-cell-phones-monitor-disease-health.html

Religious Passion Tied to Higher Blood Pressure

http://www.livescience.com/14028-religion-prayer-health-hypertension.html


April 2011

Nuclear Danger Still Dwarfed by Coal

http://www.livescience.com/13876-nuclear-energy-dangers-coal.html

Trust the Government? On Exercise Advice, Yes

http://www.livescience.com/13806-federal-exercise-guidelines-chronic-disease.html

From Ouch to Om, Meditation Reduces Pain

http://www.livescience.com/13771-meditation-reduces-pain.html

Do Natural Aphrodisiacs Work?

http://www.livescience.com/13633-natural-aphrodisiacs-work-ginseng-viagra.html


March 2011

Bad Habit? You're Fired

http://www.livescience.com/13421-smoker-free-workplace-quit-smoking.html

Lifestyle Change Still Trumps Best Diabetes Drug

http://www.livescience.com/13333-diabetes-treatment-diet-exercise.html

Hair-growth Drug Tied to Male Sexual Problems

http://www.livescience.com/13314-male-baldness-drug-finasteride-sexual-dysfunction.html


February 2011

5 Wacky Things That Are Good for Your Health

http://www.livescience.com/12984-5-wacky-good-health.html

The Bitter Side of Diet Soda: Strokes

http://www.livescience.com/12972-diet-soda-increases-stroke-risk.html

US Loses Its Fat Supremacy

http://www.livescience.com/11825-global-obesitiy-united-states-ranking.html


January 2011

Zicam Prompts Homeopathy's Day in Court

http://www.livescience.com/health/zicam-cold-rememdy-discussed-in-supreme-court-110120.html

Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

http://www.livescience.com/health/beetles-used-for-artificial-coloring-110111.html



2010


December 2010

Mysteriously missing from my files... Hmmm....


November 2010

Will People Eat Less When Calories Are Posted on Menus?

http://www.livescience.com/health/restaurant-posting-calories-health-care-legislation-101102.html


October 2010

Man Eating Nothing But Potatoes for 2 Months

http://www.livescience.com/health/all-potato-diet-nutrition-impact-101020.html

Catch 22: People Who Avoid the Sun Lack Vitamin D

http://www.livescience.com/health/sun-exposure-vitamin-d-deficiency-101018.html

Education Lacking During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

http://www.livescience.com/health/breast-cancer-awareness-month-education-101005.html


September 2010

Diet and Exercise Trump Diabetes Drugs

http://www.livescience.com/health/diet-exercise-improve-diabetics-health-100927.html

Childhood Obesity Blamed on Virus

http://www.livescience.com/health/fat-virus-100923.html

Good Lunch Helps Workers Improve Health

http://www.livescience.com/health/healthy-workplace-lunches-improve-health-100914.html


August 2010

Homeopathy Shake-Up Goes Global

http://www.livescience.com/health/homeopathy-treatments-dangers-placebo-effects-100901.html

Whooping Cough Makes Whopping Comeback

http://www.livescience.com/health/whooping-cough-pertussis-comeback-vaccinations-100823.html

Hearing Loss in Teens Spikes Mysteriously

http://www.livescience.com/health/hearing-loss-teens-increases-100817.html

Cancer-Fighting Foods: Facts and Fiction

http://www.livescience.com/health/cancer-fighting-foods-diet-nutrition-100812-1.html


July 2010

Use of Expert Testimony Questioned in Malpractice

http://www.livescience.com/health/medical-malpractice-expert-witnesses-100729.html

5 Real Hazards of Air Travel

http://www.livescience.com/health/real-hazards-air-travel-100620.html


June 2010

Biking and Brisk Walking Can Keep Pounds Off

http://www.livescience.com/health/biking-brisk-walking-prevent-obesity-100628.html

FDA Cracks Down on Commercial Genetic Testing

http://www.livescience.com/health/bad-fda-personal-gene-tests-100615.html

7 Foods Your Heart Will Hate

http://www.livescience.com/health/7-heart-attack-foods-100609.html

Diet Debate Obscures Truths About Salt Intake

http://www.livescience.com/health/bad-salt-100601.html


May 2010

Sunglasses Carry Shady UV-Protection Claims, Study Reveals

http://www.livescience.com/health/bad-sunglasses-100525.html

Allergy Relief Really Is Possible

http://www.livescience.com/health/allegry-relief-100507.html


April 2010

Sugar in Diet Hurts Cholesterol Levels, Too

http://www.livescience.com/health/bad-sugar-100427.html

Surgeons Operate More When They Own the Surgery Center

http://www.livescience.com/health/surgery-centers-financial-investment-100413.html


March 2010

Media Too Optimistic about Cancer, Scientists Say

http://www.livescience.com/health/cancer-media-optimism-100316.html

Unthinkable Way to Save Money: Eat Less

http://www.livescience.com/health/cheap-food-unhealthy-diabetes-obesity-100309.html