Public Health in the News – March 28, 2016



  • Robert de Niro had planned on screening an anti-vaccination documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, but ultimately decided to pull it after reviewing the decision with the scientific community.
  • “No doctor has ever uncovered the solution to weight loss.” So why do so many write books about it?
  • “It opens up a brand-new area of research.” How researchers are using data from smartphone apps to make new discoveries.
  • Appendix cancer patients often have few options, but one controversial surgery may help. However, few institutions will perform it and it may raise some ethical questions about how we conduct clinical trials.
  • Many diseases can probably be prevented by helping our cells age more slowly. But what costs will this bring to society?
  • A glass of wine a day is good for you, right? Maybe not. “Moderate drinkers tend to be healthier on average because they’re well-educated and more affluent, not because they’re drinking a bottle of wine a week on average.”



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