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Correlation or Causality? Wine and Heart Health

May 10, 2019

Is there a link between red wine and heart health, or coffee and heart health? To answer these questions, we must determine whether the connection is one of correlation or causality. Go behind the scenes of popular health articles and learn how to evaluate the results from the actual medical trials. […]

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Exploring Coffee’s Health Benefits: Science Versus Hype

May 10, 2019

Recent articles have heralded coffee’s health benefits, particularly when it comes to heart health. We delve deeper into the medical studies these articles are based on to determine if, in fact, coffee truly is good for cardiovascular health. […]

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Is Coffee Bad for Your Heart?

May 10, 2019

Is coffee bad for your heart? The answer is complicated. We examine media stories on the issue, comparing the information to evidence from the actual medical trials to determine whether we can make a case for coffee’s health risks. […]

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Fluoride in Drinking Water: Is It Safe?

May 10, 2019

Fluoride is added to many municipal water supplies to combat tooth decay. But some studies have shown that fluoride in drinking water can be harmful for pregnant women and their unborn fetuses, potentially lowering the child’s IQ. We’ll take a closer look at these studies to determine whether this is the case. […]

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Toxins in Food: When Should We Be Concerned?

May 10, 2019

When articles report on toxins in food, the public understandably reacts with fear and concern. After all, we want to know what we’re putting into our body. But by reading news articles with a critical lens, we can decide for ourselves whether these toxins pose a legitimate threat. […]

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Health News in the Social Media Echo Chamber

May 10, 2019

When we outsource our information to the “so-called” wisdom of crowds, we are not helping to make social media a reliable or balanced source of information. Find out why the social media echo chamber is particularly dangerous when it comes to health information. […]

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Does Acupuncture Work?

May 10, 2019

Acupuncture is both an ancient Chinese treatment and, like a lot of Eastern medicine, a recent Western trend. But does acupuncture work as a remedy for pain? We must turn to legitimate medical trials to find the answer to that question. […]

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Are Dietary Supplements Necessary?

May 10, 2019

Sales of vitamins and other dietary supplements in the U.S. total an estimated $25 billion a year. Fish oil sales alone account for over a billion dollars. But are dietary supplements necessary, or are we just wasting our money? More importantly, are they safe? […]

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Does Stem Cell Therapy Live Up to the Hype?

May 3, 2019

Stem cell therapy has been promoted as a miracle cure for degenerative diseases. When examining various articles that sing the praises of stem cell transplants, though, we must cut through the hype and see whether the information can be verified by real medical results. […]

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Choosing the Best Weight-Loss Method

May 3, 2019

Atkins, Keto, South Beach? Choosing the best weight-loss method can be overwhelming. If we learn to cut through the hype, though, we can narrow down our options by looking at only the medical weight-loss studies that are relevant to us. […]

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