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For public health workers, it’s no surprise that social, economic and political conditions shape the distribution and burden of disease. It’s not a conspiracy story about how everything we’ve been told is actually wrong, nor is it a critique of existing ideas about eating behavior and obesity- although I do correct some misconceptions along the way. They became willing to work with one of the players in an effort to shun and discriminate against the other two, and thereby get more than their fair share of money and attention. The Duchenne’s treatment made by Sarepta (eteplirsen) has been in the news this week, as a troubling example of the FDA lowering its bar for approval of new medicines. Headlines and summaries of relevant news stories and videos, as well as links to topic-specific RSS feeds and email newsletters, are provided on each topic page.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has cautioned that nutritional metabolic therapies — such as Kelley’s metabolic typing based on claims that a healthy natural diet” of whole foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, vitamins and detoxification practices to flush toxins from the body can help the body heal naturally — show no evidence of efficacy.

In accordance with public policy being concerned about the well-being of its citizens, science policy’s goal is to consider how science and technology can best serve the public. The nocebo effect is not only well recognized in medicine and science research, it’s well-recognized by marketing professionals.science

Tangentially, the science fiction genre, primarily fantastic in nature, engages the public imagination and transmits the ideas, if not the methods, of science. Ask for Evidence is our public campaign to help people request for themselves the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies.science

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) actually put Gonzales’ pancreatic proteolytic enzyme treatment to the test in a clinical trial begun in November, 1999 at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University in New York.science

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