On tap at this Harvard reunion: Head-butting over problematic sugar study
27 February 2017 12:13AM
By Ivan Oransky @ivanoransky and Adam Marcus @armarcus
February 9, 2017
Sparks sometimes fly at reunions, as old romances and rivalries alike are rekindled. But at one upcoming Harvard class reunion, a unique kind of tension may be in the air: an academic dispute about some flawed...
Robert De Niro, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. offer $100K to anyone who can provide proof vaccines are safe
17 February 2017 3:21AM
Robert De Niro joined Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 15 to hold a press conference about vaccine safety....
How The World Can Do Better In 2017
28 December 2016 11:30AM
"Have you tried switching 2016 off and back on again?" says an IT guy in a meme sweeping Facebook. Also making rounds online is a 2016 dumpster fire ornament. Festive and topical.
As 2016 draws to a close, social media is alight with jokes and posts lamenting a year that will not go...
Canadian kids may be among the least active in the word
16 November 2016 12:14AM
TORONTO -- It's well-established that Canadian children are not as active as they could be. Now a new study suggests they may be among the least active kids in the world.
In June, the annual ParticipAction report card gave Canadian kids a D- for their level of physical activity, the fourth...
New York Times Takes Critical Look at False Promise of GMOs
9 November 2016 11:33AM
An article in Sunday's New York Times has struck a blow to the argument that genetically modified (GMO) crops will help "feed the world."
Investigative reporter Danny Hakim's piece argues that in the last two decades GMO crops have been a mainstay in conventional agriculture...
Melbourne scientists make breakthrough in fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs
28 September 2016 3:48AM
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the battle against antibiotic-resistant superbugs by creating molecules which are able to kill the deadly bacteria....
The sugar industry sweetened heart disease research in its favor over fats
15 September 2016 1:42AM
Looks like the sugar industry is a big fat liar.
Damning historical research published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday suggests that the Sugar Research Foundation (known today as the Sugar Association) paid three Harvard scientists the equivalent of about $50,000 in the 1960s to publish...