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FDA finally warns about Low-T drugs

For more than a decade, big pharma has relentlessly marketed prescription testosterone drugs for the quasi-fictitious condition of low testosterone — or “Low-T.” As I often report, Low-T drugs are not safe. Furthermore, they’re not even necessary. In fact, a man’s testosterone level normally declines as he gets older. And this normal decline probably protects …

New study reveals millions of medical procedures offer no benefit

Millions of medical tests and treatments offer no benefit to the patient, according to a new review in JAMA Internal Medicine. But in the era of much-heralded, so-called “evidence-based medicine,” doctors still order and perform these tests and treatments daily, worldwide, in the name of reducing human suffering and saving lives. But do they? As …

Which vaccines do you really need?

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Flu vaccine never properly tested in U.S. children

It’s that time of year again when children are getting ready to go back to school. Of course, schools are breeding grounds for viral infections. So I’m sure we’ll soon hear from the talking heads at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). They’ll start to feverishly urge parents to make sure their children get the …

Europeans question HPV vaccine

I often warn about the serious problems associated with Gardasil and the other human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines forced onto young girls and boys in this country. But health officials in the U.S. seem happy to deny and ignore the problems. Not so in Denmark. In fact, Danish researchers recently published a report on some …

Who owns science?

Today, I’d like to turn a bit philosophical and address the question: Who owns science? In an ideal world, the public owns it. And in the U.S., where the taxpayers pay for almost all of the scientific research, the public certainly should own it. But in reality, the answer is much more complicated. We must, …

A test you should be getting instead of a colonoscopy

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The surprising reasons why your testosterone may be low—and how to raise it without drugs

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More garbage in, more garbage out

In January 2009, President-elect Barack Obama said his administration would push the healthcare industry to implement universal use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for all Americans within five years. He said, “it won’t just save billions of dollars and thousands of jobs; it will save lives by reducing the deadly but preventable medical errors that …

Gene therapy is still a bust for most diseases

The big science human genome project, which began in the 1990s, promised to offer personalized medicine. They said decoding the human gene would translate into new, personalized gene therapies. And who doesn’t like the idea of personalized medicine, tailored to your individual wants and needs? Yes, everybody is different. And not all treatments work well …


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