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‘It’s Science, Stupid’: A School Subject Emerges as a Hot-Button Political Issue

This story also ran on The BMJ. This story can be republished for free (details). At the top of Dr. Hiral Tipirneni’s to-do list if she wins her congressional race: work with other elected officials to encourage mask mandates and to beef up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. Those choices are backed up by science,… Read More »

Convalescent plasma: another controversial clash of politics & science

You’d need a pretty big, stiff broom to sweep away all of the hype dished out by the Trump Administration as it announced an Emergency Use Authorization for convalescent plasma – the liquid component of blood that may be tapped for disease-fighting antibodies from people who’ve been infected with COVID-19. Before the announcement was even… Read More »

How defining women as baby-makers backfired spectacularly on science

In Guynecology, Rene Almeling argues that moving away from gendered ideas about reproduction could improve our health and transform our societies Health 26 August 2020 By Jessica Hamzelou Men’s reproductive health is affected by their age and dietJaunty Junto/Getty Images Guynecology: The missing science of men’s reproductive health Rene Almeling University of California Press Advertisement… Read More »

Keto diet science evidence

The Lancet Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents PURE : a prospective cohort study [weak evidence]. Type 1 diabetes The authors of a recent systematic review of low-carbohydrate diets in type 1 diabetes concluded that there is an urgent need for additional randomized controlled… Read More »

Scientists uncover immune cells that may lower airway allergy and asthma risk – Science Daily

The world is full of house dust mites. Do some cleaning, and you’ll probably stir some up. While everyone has immune cells capable of reacting to common allergens like house dust mites, most of us have no allergic symptoms. Still, many people do react with the typical allergic symptoms: sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy,… Read More »