HealthNews Bytes April 2012

A Quick Guide For Evaluating Health Studies In The Media


My purpose here is not to simply jump on the “blame the media” bandwagon. And, of course there are some problems with how they report health studies that everyone should know about. Reporting on health study results is a mainstay for many news organizations. In fact, most people learn about such studies from news reports on television news, talk shows and newsprint. In my 30 years as a health practitioner, I have rarely seen a

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Can Coffee Consumption Actually Boost Your Health?

You may be surprised to learn that coffee can reduce your risk of disease! I’ll bet you didn’t expect to hear this from your health consultant…but some of the research is stunning. There have been an impressive number of studies that found decreased risk of cancer (including breast and prostate), diabetes, liver disease, cognitive decline such as Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and Parkinson’s disease. For some of these diseases, those who drank the most coffee

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