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Drs. Oz & Roizen: Vaccine myths and truths

Measles is making a comeback, with a 20-year high in reported infections, due mostly to folks who are opting out of the vaccination, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 669 more words


Nobody Went Broke Underestimating an American's Intelligence

As someone with two engineering degrees, I’ve found it increasingly frustrating to talk to a lot of people whose knowledge of science is pretty darned close to nonexistent. 613 more words

Pop Culture History

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Butter, bacon, cheese: Unmasking the latest health food imposters

Saturated fat’s sizzling on dinner tables across North America thanks to bacon mania, record-breaking cheese sales and a recent New York Times Op-Ed titled Butter Is Back (it went viral). 647 more words


This week in health: John Oliver’s Dr. Oz takedown, alcoholism, and more

Canada.com Health takes a look at a few stories you may have missed this week.

John Oliver slams Dr. Oz for hawking supplements

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a cardiologist with degrees from two Ivy League universities. 580 more words

Health And Fitness

In defense of Dr Oz and DSHEA : Nutritional supplements save lives

I’m sure you’ve heard by now about Dr Oz’s recent testimony to Congress.  I won’t ramble on and on about it like comedian John Oliver did (doing what is known in comedic acting circles as a ‘hatchet job’) skewering DSHEA by using Tryptophan scare-facts (even though the Tryptophan contamination was well before current laws or even most of the companies today were around) to allege once again that supplements are “unregulated”. 428 more words

Drs. Oz & Roizen: Taking heart or blood sugar meds? Eat like this. Not like that

If you’re among the 24 million Americans who take a statin or the 13 million considering it, now hear this: Taking that cholesterol-lowering, inflammation-cooling med is not a licence to overeat, gain weight or ask for steak instead of planked salmon! 671 more words