Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The American Council on Science and Health; Personal Note!

By Rich Kozlovich

Along with Paradigms and Demographics I also maintain a weekly newsletter called Green Notes. Many of my friends in the industry find it hard to understand when I found the time to search out all of these articles that I linked, and on so many topics. At first it was difficult because I didn’t know where to look, but as time goes by it becomes far easier because you begin to find which sites are worth following. Those sites with information you can trust! The American Council on Science and Health is one of those organizations that I consistently rely on for information dealing with all of the media hyped junk science that is constantly being touted to an unsuspecting public.

In the case of ACSH it is even easier because as a member I daily get what is called the ACSH Dispatch, which appears as a brief outline on the day’s issues. Often times I have sent out information from this venue, but that has been a meaningless fraction of the amount of information available. Here are some of the topics ACSH outlined this week;
• Surprising Findings On Diabetes and Milk-Fat Consumption
• When The ‘Pill’ Sometimes Fails
• Dangers of Tanning Salons
• The Echinacea Hype
• Unhappy Faces About Happy Meals
• More Drinking Water Nonsense
• NY Times Promotes Cancer Fears
• LA Times Talks Sense on “Holistic” Quackery
• Study Un-clots Plavix Variability
• Faulting The FDA, LA Times Purveys Junk Science
• A Word To The Elderly On Antidepressants
• Non-hazardous Saccharin
• Egregious E-Cigs?
• CDC Figure Fudging
• Good News on Heart Disease and Stroke
• Alzheimer’s War Begins
• Mostly Good News on Malaria
• FDA To Rescind Approval of Avastin for Breast Cancer
• Massachusetts Joins BPA Witch Hunt
If there is a health scare today, the American Council on Science and Health will most likely have the answer by tomorrow; and for members it will appear in your e-mail. No effort on your part, except to read the answer. All that the ACSH is interested in are the facts and they are prepared to follow them wherever they lead. Who can ask for more? And they need our support.  RK

Make a year-end gift to ACSH today. With just a few weeks left for contributions to count towards this year’s tax returns, there is no better time than right now to take a stand for sound science and against the overzealous regulators. It’s more important now than ever. Please Donate Now.

Dr. Elizabeth M. Whelan, President,
American Council on Science and Health


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