Millions of Americans utilize ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Motrin and Advil) to relieve pain from headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, and reduce fevers. But the question of its effect on male fertility circulated in the media early this year after a study found that men taking the maximum recommended dose...

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Every year since 1995, Environmental Working Group activists publish a “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables which contain the most pesticide residues. The list certainly sounds scary, and it generates a host of alarming headlines. But the good news is it doesn’t take much effort to expose the EWG’s...

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Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that coffee sold in the state of California must now come with a Proposition 65 cancer warning. The nonprofit Center for Accountability in Science is calling the preliminary ruling “a bad move for public health.” Dr. Joseph Perrone, Chief...

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Yesterday, a California court decided that coffee served in the state must come with a cancer warning. As it turns out, the venti-sized scare doesn’t have much grounds in science. A law called Proposition 65 is responsible for requiring the cancer warnings. Prop 65 requires any business with 10 or more employees...

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Bisphenol A, or BPA, has been used for over 50 years to make plastics strong and shatterproof, create coatings which keep bacteria from contaminating canned food, and manufacture paper that changes color with heat, like receipts. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you’re probably familiar with...

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Earlier this month, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released preliminary data from two long-term studies on cellphones and cancer. The studies found that after exposing rodents to the highest levels of radiofrequency radiation (the same kind emitted by cellphones), some male rats – but no females, and no mice of either...

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“Raw” or “live” water has the potential to be the “natural” movement’s most deadly trend. Its appeal is everything you’d expect to read on a sign warning against swimming in polluted waters: Unfiltered, untreated, and unsterilized. Although the raw water movement received swift criticism from comedians and academics alike, it doesn’t seem to have...

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At least 30 children have died from the flu this year. And while the exact count of adults won’t be known for some time, dozens of deaths in North Carolina are being attributed to this year’s outbreak, according to a new piece by the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC),...

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People of all ages and backgrounds have been swept into a frenzy over the “Tide POD Challenge.” Often described as “looking almost like candy,” these packets of highly concentrated cleaning product can cause severe reactions almost immediately, and can even be fatal if steps aren’t taken quickly to purge the product from...

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The comedian Adam Conover and his show “Adam Ruins Everything” recently tackled the slew of pseudo-scientific industries purporting to help people rid their body of “toxins.” “The fact is, toxins aren’t even a special type of chemical. It’s just become a trendy buzzword. The truth is that anything can be toxic...

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