"Earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction: Somewhere between 30 and 159 species disappear every day, thanks largely to humans, and more than 300 types of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have vanished since 1500."
"IgG testing for food allergies is not valid, outside of very specific known IgG mediated syndromes like Celiac disease. Do not buy home IgG food allergy testing kits, and do not trust practitioners who will do wide IgG screening tests and then tell you to avoid long lists of foods. They are not following the evidence."
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"It appears that science has hit a nerve. Some of the poorest people are growing food and eating, sustainably. You'd think that critics would be celebrating. But to an emotional and science-free movement, when the technology they oppose serves others, they are caught between acknowledging that it is doing good and abandoning their sacred belief that this technology can do no good-- ever. "
“The Health Ministry condemns in the strongest terms the irresponsible campaigns against vaccination of children. Their results are seen, for example, in the increase in measles dozen times in one year."
"As if things weren’t difficult enough, the AAP Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine has published a clinical report in the September Pediatrics that aims to remind providers that it is “time to say no” to one of the our most popular pain medications: codeine."
"To demonstrate that Dsup has protective properties, they took human kidney cells and inserted the Dsup gene into them. When they cultured those human-Dsup cells and exposed them to radiation they found that they experienced 40% less DNA damage than control cells."