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Blame DDT exposure…3 generations ago for your weight

The latest scare claims that exposure to DDT several generations ago is making people fatter today. The explanation sounds all “sciency” and impressive, but junkscience often does. Continue reading

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Canadian Health Group Pulls Back Salt Restrictions

Following close behind the UK, Canada’s health organization, Hypertension Canada, has raised its recommended salt limits. They’re inching their way towards the evidence, but still can’t quite bring themselves to abandon popular salt myths. Continue reading

The latest environmental illness: windmill sensitivity

Never underestimate the power of nocebo. Continue reading

Universal Salt Iodisation

Coinciding with observance of Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder prevention day, Pakistan’s public health officials call for a stronger salt iodisation program. Continue reading

UK health officials lighten salt reduction efforts

The Department of Health is scaling back salt reduction targets set to be issued for a wide range of foods, including meat, bread, cereals and cheese. Efforts to change consumers’ palates, it seems, are running into problems as food producers find they’ve “reached the limits of what is possible.”  Continue reading

Wind power is more expensive, so adding wind power can lower costs???

When all of the costs are included, wind energy costs were found to be nearly double government estimates while raising energy costs for consumers. Yet U.S. taxpayers are subsidizing wind energy at a cost of $12 billion a year. Continue reading

Cancer to be redefined

The working group for the National Cancer Institute has proposed that the term “cancer” be redefined to mean only lesions likely to kill a patient if untreated. Continue reading

We all have less than 17 years to live, children are told

Someone thought it was a good idea to bring in Sir Geldof to speak to young people on climate change. Continue reading

“Here comes the sun…”

Imagine that…the sun warms the earth. A retired science teacher explains the fraudulent science behind global warming. Continue reading

“Pollution causes 200,000 deaths each year in the U.S.”

Classic junkscience brought to us by MIT. Continue reading

Knock Knock…it’s the government

The public is beginning to realize what’s in Obamacare and to read the actual HHS documents for themselves. One new program Obamacare created, for instance, was the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV), to develop home visiting programs. Since 2010, it has spent $1.5 billion in grants to develop home visit programs. Continue reading

Another failed green car

Hybrid sports car maker Fisker Automotive owes the DOE  — that’s us taxpayers — $192 million but no one wants to buy the troubled company. It hasn’t built a car in over a year, according to Reuters, but has gone through $529 million in government funds. And that’s just one example of the government’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program…. Continue reading

More Medicare Scam — Grocery Card Giveaways

These take advantage of innocent seniors who believe the government is helping them… and the Inspector General has determined that it’s all perfectly legal. Continue reading

GMO facts typically buried and hidden

Try to search online, using popular search engines like Google and Yahoo, for the science and safety of GMO foods and you’ll be inundated by links with all sorts of anti-GMO scare stories. Continue reading

Tax Bicyclists for Polluting

If carbon dioxide is a polluting greenhouse gas, it’s only fair that everyone pays their share of carbon taxes … Continue reading

Smokers out of job market

When a third party covers health insurance, they feel they can call the shots. They are also easily corrupted by special interests and under no obligation to base decisions on sound science. Continue reading

Skeptics should just accept that human-caused climate change is a reality

Or so says Forbes, once again demonstrating that its staff is unable to be a credible source of information on science or medicine. Continue reading

Voters’ Guide

The group calling itself the Partnership for a Secure America, released a letter from 38 politicians urging action on International Climate Change Initiatives, stating climate change threatens all Americans and the country’s national security. Continue reading

Continued scares about lead in children

A study of Detroit children blamed dust from the soil and carried by the wind during the summer months for higher seasonal lead levels in children. Parents do not need to worry about letting their children play outside! Continue reading

Seniors more vulnerable under Obamacare

Here are two stories the mainstream media isn’t jumping all over themselves to report. Continue reading