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Should we worry about arsenic in wine?

20 Mar 2017

A story about arsenic-laced wine is panicking a lot of people. It’s all about a lawsuit brought against the producers of some wines claiming they contain unsafe amounts of arsenic. As far as I can...

Niacin Bites the Dust

20 Mar 2017

It's frustrating, but most scientific studies end with the line, "more research is needed." But not always. We have one of these rare cases in a study published in the New England Journal of...

Breast Cancer from Storing Phones in Bras?

20 Mar 2017

Yesterday Dr. Oz had a 21 year old woman as a guest who believes that keeping a cell phone in her bra for four years caused her breast cancer. Oz described that the location of the tumour...

Bacopa Monnieri

20 Mar 2017

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine. When our early ancestors foraged for plants to eat, they encountered some that had benefits other than curbing hunger. Maybe it was pain relief from...

Dr. Oz's Sweet Tooth

20 Mar 2017

Dr. Oz is talking and nutritionists are shuddering. It’s almost a daily occurrence. This time he is all excited about a sugar substitute that according to him does not have a “chemical taste,”...

Metal in the Micro

20 Mar 2017

Because I take the odd shot at Dr. Oz (he is after all such an inviting target) people send me reports of some of his antics. Apparently he, or one of his guests, muttered something about using...

Green coffee beans give science a black eye

20 Mar 2017

Dr. Oz  didn’t mince his words when he described the wondrous effects of green coffee bean extract. “Magical,” “staggering,” an “unprecedented discovery!” “Finally, a cure for obesity” he...

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