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Viewers get scenery, not science, as CNN explores global ‘secrets’ to living longer

In CNN’s reality-based series, “Chasing Life,” correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to far-flung reaches of the planet to explore health care practices rooted in cultural traditions. The show — which is available on the streaming platform CNNgo — was produced by the same division that created Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, and it was clearly designed… Read More »

Is Dentistry a Science? – The Atlantic

In the early 2000s Terry Mitchell’s dentist retired. For a while, Mitchell, an electrician in his 50s, stopped seeking dental care altogether. But when one of his wisdom teeth began to ache, he started looking for someone new. An acquaintance recommended John Roger Lund, whose practice was a convenient 10-minute walk from Mitchell’s home, in… Read More »

Why Science Can’t Seem to Tell Us How to Eat Right

USDA Choose My Plate: “Dietary Guidelines for America.” News release, Harvard School of Public Health. The New York Times: “Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart Health? Maybe.” National Center for Health Statistics: NHANES history: “About the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.” National Cancer Institute: “NHANES Food Questionnaire.” National Cancer Institute: “Usual Dietary Intakes: NHANES… Read More »