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February 9, 2011

Dr. Walt Teaches “Spirituality Plays Key Role” at Annual Medical Conference in Ecuator

Last month Barb and I were privileged to travel to Quito, Equator to participate in a medical mission trip and for me to teach at a […]
February 9, 2011

Investigator Planned to Make Vast Profit From Autism/MMR Vaccine Scare

Andrew Wakefield, the lead author on the 1998 study that reported a link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and a new condition of regressive autism and […]
February 7, 2011

Does lunch in front of a computer make us eat more?

Many of us eat lunch parked in front of a computer, but that habit might be boosting our appetite for dessert, a small study suggests. 
February 7, 2011

Do Breast-Fed Baby Boys Grow Into Better Students?

Children nursed at least six months outscored peers at age 10, a new study has found.  Adding to reports that breast-feeding boosts brain health, this new study […]
February 7, 2011

Obama Pushes to Rescind Conscience Rights For Pro-Life Doctors

A national organization of Christian doctors is strongly concerned about the Obama administration’s effort to rescind conscience protections the Bush administration put in place for medical […]
February 4, 2011

U.S. spending millions to see if herbs truly work

People have been using herbal supplements for centuries to cure all manner of ills and improve their health. But for all the folk wisdom promoting the […]
February 4, 2011

FDA targets manufacturers of tainted supplements

Long time readers of this blog, and those who’ve read my book, Alternative Medicine: The claims, the options, the evidence, how to choose wisely, are aware of […]
February 4, 2011

Girls who walk/bike to school do better in tests

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I explain that schools that have cut back on recess and physical […]
June 3, 2010

Read the first five chapters of “The Influenza Bomb” and let me know what you think

Here’s some good news. You can read the first five chapters of my newest book, “TSI: The Influenza Bomb,” for free, by going to the Simon […]
June 4, 2010

Bullies Target Obese Kids

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I discuss the studies showing that if your child is overweight or […]
June 4, 2010

Parents cautioned about giving children dietary supplements

On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that increasingly, Americans are giving their children dietary supplements. However, groups such as […]
June 4, 2010

More TV for toddlers equals school trouble later

Toddlers who watch too much TV may struggle in school later, with measurably lower scores in math, Canadian and U.S. researchers reported recently. Less surprisingly, children […]
June 7, 2010

Post-Abortion Women Four Times More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba finds women who have had abortions are about four times more likely to abuse drugs […]
June 7, 2010

Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness

Vaccine Myth #1: Vaccines Cause Autism Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of IllnessAbout one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early […]
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