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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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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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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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Does Sugar Cause Obesity?

May 3, 2019

In the 1980s and 1990s, low-fat diets were all the rage. Now the media’s tune has changed, though, and sugar is the new culprit in the obesity epidemic. But does sugar cause obesity? As with fat, the answer is more complicated than it appears to be on the surface. […]

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Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?

May 3, 2019

Does eating fat make you fat? Common sense would say, yes. This belief led to the rise of low-fat diets in the 1980s and 1990s. As you’ll learn, though, the answer is more complicated. […]

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Using Cannabis to Alleviate Pain and Fight Epilepsy

April 29, 2019

In recent years, medical cannabis has been hailed as a miracle drug that can reduce chronic pain, prevent seizures, and even cure cancer. In fact, using cannabis to alleviate pain is one of the most frequent reasons it’s prescribed. But do the results from actual clinical trials live up to the hype? […]

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Is It Time to Embrace Medical Marijuana?

April 29, 2019

Marijuana has historically been maligned as a dangerous, illegal substance. But the tide has turned. Should we embrace medical marijuana as the miracle drug that the headlines make it out to be? […]

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