Monthly Archives: October 2012

Breast Cancer Prevention

Old news: in 2005 the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, which is part of the United Nations, classified estrogen-progestin combination drugs (known as The Pill) as a Group I Carcinogen for breast cancer … Continue reading

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eXtension.org

Find research-based answers and field-tested data from experts in America’s land-grant universities. These worthy institutions study subjects of all possible interest to everyday people. Then they reach out to communities in their states so that everyday people can actually benefit … Continue reading

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Farm Facts

According to the Texas Farm Bureau, each U.S. farmer produces food and fiber for 129 people. American farmers produce 16 percent of the world’s food on just seven percent of the world’s land. Agriculture is our nation’s largest employer, with … Continue reading

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Gluten (Free) Glut

Ten years ago the wheat protein gluten was barely mentioned in the media. But now it is experiencing its 15 minutes of fame — and it looks as if it might be entitled to it. Today grocery shelves are full of “gluten-free” products … Continue reading

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Good News from Johnson & Johnson

Seen in a news report recently: The giant Johnson & Johnson, of baby oil fame, will be removing potentially cancer-causing chemicals from nearly all its adult toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within the next 3-1/2 years (by 2015). Last year, … Continue reading

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How to Find Out About Clinical Trials

For years, editors and researchers have worried that many clinical trials never appear in the medical literature. The human studies most likely to go unreported are small trials, ones that reach negative conclusions, and ones that don’t achieve statistical significance. … Continue reading

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Are All Research Findings True?

“There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio … Continue reading

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