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US Association of Physicians calls for Moratorium on GMO Foods

In a just-released position paper on GMO foods, the AAEM states that "GM foods pose a serious health risk' and calls for a moratorium on GMO foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes "there is more than a casual association between GMO foods and adverse health effects' and that "GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and imm...

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Vitamin D expert receives Linus Pauling Prize for Health Research

"I well remember Linus Pauling standing up to criticism and skepticism, a trait of Holick as well," said Nevin Scrimshaw, president of the International Nutrition Foundation, in nominating him for this award. "Today, Holick is recognized as a world renowned nutritional biochemist/physician whose research has had a global impact on the health of both children and adults."

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Eco-friendly pet care

Even when the rest of the family has gone green, Fluffy and Fido are often left to wreak a surprisingly massive toll on the environment.

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Herbal spotlight: Tea tree

Recent clinical trials have shown that tea tree's potential to heal reaches far beyond its historical use as an antiseptic and cleansing tonic.

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Harvard medical students rebel against pharma-ties

Harvard students say they worry that pharmaceutical industry scandals in recent years - including some criminal convictions, billions of dollars in fines, proof of bias in research and publishing and false marketing claims - have cast a bad light on the medical profession.

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PSA tests require judgment calls

Two recent studies, one from the United States and one from Europe, published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the prostate specific antigen test (PSA) "saves few, if any, lives."

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Carbon copy in Ottawa

The Harper government spent its first term saying Canada couldn't afford to get too far ahead of the U.S. in forcing industry to reduce carbon emissions. Now it's having to admit we can't afford to be left too far behind.

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