Wednesday, September 26, 2012

From the American Council on Science and Health

More input on organic vs conventional foods
The debate over whether organic is better came to a head recently when a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that there are no nutritional or safety differences between foods produced according to organic standards and those cultivated by conventional methods.

More alarmist junk on arsenic — this time, rice
Almost exactly one year ago, television’s Dr. Oz scared the American public by warning parents that the apple juice they were giving … »

 FDA encouraging new antibiotic research — too little too late?
In what clearly seems like a belated gesture, the FDA is creating a task force to support the development of new antibiotics. The Antibacterial Drug Development Task Force would help develop and revise policies related to the innovation and testing of new, much-needed drugs to treat bacterial infections.

Pharma companies join forces to accelerate drug approval
Pharmaceutical research and development is expensive. As journalist Matthew Herper pointed out in a much discussed Forbes article earlier this year, the … »

Smoking rates higher among low-income Americans
In New York, as in other states, the smoking rate is highest among those at the lowest level of income. This means, … »

State by state, healthy lifestyle correlates with less obesity
Every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports on state obesity rankings, and every year, a number of Southern states …


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