Drinking water in dozens of cities across the U.S. is contaminated with toxic chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), according to a new … Continue reading “New tests find widespread PFAS drinking water contamination”
The popular keto diet—which emphasizes eating minimal carbohydrates and high amounts of fat—has been shown to promote short-term weight loss, but some experts question whether it’s a good long-term option.
News about the coronavirus that recently spread from Wuhan, China, has increasingly made headlines and filled news segments, yet epidemiologists and infectious disease experts … Continue reading “Keeping perspective on the coronavirus outbreak”
Most current dietary guidelines recommend relatively low consumption of red and processed meats and a high intake of minimally processed plant-based foods for the … Continue reading “Evaluating the evidence for limiting red meat consumption”
The last decade was the hottest ever, and 2019 was the second-hottest year ever, according to a report from two federal agencies. The annual … Continue reading “‘The planet has a fever’”
Current diets high in red meat and sugary, processed foods are harming the planet’s resources. Looking to diets of the past can offer hope and inspiration.
Drinking four cups of coffee daily could reduce body fat by about 4%, according to a recent study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of … Continue reading “Four cups of coffee a day associated with modest loss of body fat”
Adoption of the World Health Organization’s surgical checklist has been spotty, according to a new report. The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist is a list … Continue reading “WHO’s life-saving surgical checklist poorly adopted in low-income countries”
Health professionals who want to address the effects of the climate crisis on the health of people and the planet should become more civically engaged.
Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has claimed that the health insurers and drug makers earn $100 billion a year off the U.S. … Continue reading “Does Bernie Sanders’ claim about insurers and drug makers’ profits check out?”