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Vaping Replaced Cigarettes, And That Is A Public Health Win

Early this year, I testified at FDA in support of approval for a new smoking cessation tool called iQOS. While it may have seemed odd for the president of the American Council on Science and Health, which has campaigned against smoking for 40 years, to endorse a product made by a tobacco company, the reason was simple data.read...

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Is Smirnoff Breaking The Law With Its Non-GMO Alcohol Label?

Smirnoff, a vodka brand, has tried to place itself under a health halo by claiming it is not only gluten-free but non-GMO as well.read...

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3 Recommendations For Elisabete Weiderpass, The New IARC Director

To the relief of the real science community everywhere, the era of Chris Wild is almost over at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). That means maybe they can get back to finding carcinogens rather than manufacturing them.Or not. The concern about Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass was never about credentials, all of the short-listed candidates have excellent credentials except Dr. Chris...

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3 Recommendations For Elisabete Weiderpass, The New IARC Director

To the relief of the real science community everywhere, the era of Chris Wild is almost over at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). That means maybe they can get back to finding carcinogens rather than manufacturing them.read more

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Cheat Mood: 40% Of The Healthiest Eaters Still Indulge When They Are Down

In the haze of smoke and mirrors about nutrition, it's easy to think that you will lose weight if you eliminate some scary chemicals (Endocrine Disruptors!™) or scary foods (Sugar! Dairy! Meat! High Fructose Corn Syrup! Grain! Gluten!) but the reality is much simpler: You just need fewer calories.No, really. In 100 percent of studies, people who consumed fewer calories than they...

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Cheat Mood: 40% Of The Healthiest Eaters Still Indulge When They Are Down

In the haze of smoke and mirrors about nutrition, it's easy to think that you will lose weight if you eliminate some scary chemicals (Endocrine Disruptors!™) or scary foods (Sugar! Dairy! Meat! High Fructose Corn Syrup! Grain! Gluten!) but the reality is much simpler: You just need fewer calories.No, really. In 100 percent of studies, people who consumed fewer calories than they...

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