Friday, October 30, 2015

American Council on Science and Health

Sen. Schumer on Halloween Paint: Health Threat? Political Theater? Is New York Senator Charles Schumer actually informing people about the risks of Halloween face paint, or just seeking political gain? But the real question is: Why did he use a six-year old report to plead for greater "safety?" How many kids needlessly died before sounding the siren? Well, none.

Worse Control Means Poorer Results in Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is tied to obesity, increased heart risk, and kidney and eye ailments. And heart attacks are the most common cause of death for those with the disease. But a new study links the excess risk of death from any cause to the level of control of blood glucose, as well as to the degree of kidney issues.

Blood Thinner Vies to Neutralize Deadly Pneumonia  Researchers have found that using argatroban, a blood thinner, blunted the cytotoxic effects of Morf4l1, a protein involved in the destruction of lung tissue in the presence of infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

By Caving Again, Subway’s Antibiotic Phaseout Good and Bad  Subway announced recently that it will begin a long initiative to phase out meat from animals fed antibiotics as a growth enhancer. It's a win for public health, but the reality is that basically anyone, anywhere can get Subway to do just about anything at this point if one screams loud enough.
New Study Wont Stand for ‘Risks of Sitting’ A 16-year study of Londoners has shown no association between sitting behaviors and death, a very different conclusion from what previous research has shown us.

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