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Jan
29

Small Pediatricians Group Promotes Ideology, Not Evidence

written by Tara Haelle

A small group of pediatricians called the American College of Pediatricians periodically releases policy statements about various child and teen health issues. It’s obviously always important to understand who or what the source of information is, even when (perhaps especially when, George Orwell would say) the name itself sounds reliable. So, who are these ACP* folks? […]

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Sep
29

FDA cracks down on essential oils distributors and other “natural health” peddlers

written by Tara Haelle

If you can think of a disease or medical condition, somebody somewhere out there will declare it can be treated or cured with an essential oil. Athlete’s foot, candida, gastrointestinal problems, Alzheimer’s, depression, cystic fibrosis, cancer, MRSA, ringwork, staph, anxiety, tuberculosis, sinusitis, shingles, pertussis, flu, lupus, ADHD, pneumonia, herpes, high cholesterol, measles, arthritis, bronchitis, inflammation, […]

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May
1

Formaldehyde, chemophobia, EWG and the MOST IMPORTANT THING to know about “toxic” stuff

written by Tara Haelle

This post is a bit of a mash-up in which I’m pulling together a couple of different topics I’ve been meaning to get to, and it just happens to be convenient to knock them all out at once. First, a few months ago, the New York Times reported on Johnson & Johnson’s release of newly […]

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