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Controversial issues in hyperbaric oxygen therapy: a European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine Workshop by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Aug 2011 3:51pm After writing the post on the University of California HBOT paper ( Brief Report: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Trial ) this new abstract came out: Controversial issues in hyperbaric oxygen therapy: a European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine Workshop. It covers a discussion of ap ... Read on »
A Dose of Controversy Breezes Over Most Autism Vaccine Issues But Was Fair to Wakefield by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 31 Aug 2009 10:09pm I was actually pleased with the Matt Lauer /NBC coverage of the Wakefield/Deer and MMR /Vaccine Issues in A Dose of Controversy. I thought he was fair to Dr. Wakefield, giving him an opportunity to address allegations made against him. The program didn't go after Brian Deer for some of the allegations against him. While the program did give Pau ... Read on »
Gene-Altered Vitamin C Issue Stirs Up Controversy in Natural Food Industry by Andrea P. Patient Expert Posted Tue 15 Dec 2009 4:12am GMO Fight Comes To Supplements Aisle by Scott C. Yates (This article appeared on the front page of the October issue of Natural Foods Merchandiser, a leading trade magazine in the natural products industry). ---------------------------------------------------------- quote: "People think that health food stores are a kind of haven from things ... Read on »
The JAMA Controversy, PART 2: VNRs -- How JAMA Publicized Its Two Controversial Articles/Studies by Julia S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 6:04pm In Part 1 of this article ( The JAMA Controversy: Arrogance AND Stupidity?), I detailed the recent media flap created by Wall Street Journal writer David Armstrong's two superbly researched articles ( here and here ). The articles revealed that this past February, JAMA (the American Medical Association’s official publication) unknowingly publi ... Read on »
Bob Cavnar: Responding to the Hydraulic Fracturing Issue by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Feb 2011 8:46am As we’ve discussed before, the practice of hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and gas has grown into a controversy being argued about in local townhalls all over the country all the way to the halls of Congress in Washington. Making matters worse, as usually happens when it comes to environmental issues, it’s hard to sort out ... Read on »
Political Parties' manifestos on GM crops/foods issue by Sangita Sharma Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:13pm A nation wide campaign for over years now by concerned citizens like farmers, NGO's, consumers, students, bureaucrats State wise are joining in the efforts of Coalition for GM-Free India. "My Right to Safe Food" - "I am no Lab Rat" - "Safe food Alliance" and many more are the extensions of the Coalition working towards safeguarding our food and b ... Read on »
Controversy: Compensating Organ Donors — Should We?January 20, 2008 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm The issue of compensating organ donors is important.  A decade ago it was rarely discussed, today the discussion is increasing in frequency and getting some very serious consideration by leading transplant physicians, medical ethicists, government regulators, insurance companies, politicians and many others.  I have not ventured into controv ... Read on »
Soy: A Controversial Bean by kristin W. Posted Sun 19 Dec 2010 5:57pm 2 Comments soy is the second largest monocrop grown in the U.S. Last week, I wrote an article on soy that caused a ruckus. It was originally published on Civil Eats and was then picked up by the Huffington Post . The health benefits or detriments of soy is a controversial issue and people are  passionate about their views on ... Read on »
Whole-genome sequencing--issues and recommendations by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 1:57pm As regular readers of this blog know, I get alerts every day on genetic testing, gentics, etc. and read through those for ideas for this blog. I generally choose ones that are of interest to me and I hope to those reading Genetizen. Unfortunately, some of the alerts relate to professional publications which many of you cannot access. When this happ ... Read on »
The Controversy Surrounding Driving with Parkinson's by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 3:42pm You might think that the most controversial Parkinson’s disease-related topic involves politics like the stem cell controversy, sexual obsessions and compulsions from dopamine agonists, or a religious quandary (Why me, God?). The most controversial issue is driving with Parkinson's disease. Writing about this emotionally charged topic feels ... Read on »