Tag Archives: Science

Viewpoints: Pass This Smart Pain Bill Creating A Safer Path For Temporary Use Of Opioids; Lack Of Trust In Government, Science Fuels Anti-Vaxxers

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Hill: There’s A Pain Bill That’s Actually Sensitive To Patients — Let’s Pass It Viewed in its own right, the recently re-introduced John S. McCain Opioid Addiction Prevention Act (S. 724/H.R. 1614) reflects simultaneous allegiance to patients with chronic or ongoing pain, to patients with… Read More »

High-fat diet and age alter microflora and cause inflammation in heart failure: Experiments with mice show involvement of gut bacteria and spleen in this heart pathology – Science Daily

Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. How these two factors regulate the immune response is not well-understood. Ganesh Halade, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and other institutions have investigated how aging and… Read More »

Is social media a friend or foe of science?

An opinion piece published in JAMA suggests the latter: “Protecting the Value of Medical Science in the Age of Social Media and ‘Fake News’” The authors argue social media poses a threat to science in several ways: Unfettered publication of unvetted information by sources of unknown reliability. An emerging tactic of decrying disagreeable content as… Read More »