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Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

Health officials quarantine a cruise ship in St. Lucia after confirming a case of measles

This is an undated file photo of St. Lucia. Prisma Bildagentur | UIG | Getty Images Health officials in St. Lucia quarantined a cruise ship that appears to be operated by the Church of Scientology after confirming a female crew member has the measles. The “Freewinds” cruise ship is currently docked on the Caribbean island,… Read More »

A case of the Blues: BCBS plans' appeal rejected, must face antitrust allegations

Dive Brief: The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld a federal court ruling from April that the 36 Blue Cross Blue Shield plans’ agreement to limit competition while staking claim in exclusive markets is a per se violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.  The class action lawsuit has been ongoing for six… Read More »

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“My new favorite book of all time.” –Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world… Read More »