Current Health News

May 16, 2017 - Issue 3923


The Greatest Public Health Mistake of the 20th Century

doctors advice sun exposure

May 16, 2017

The recommendation to avoid this may be the greatest public health mistake of the 20th century - allowing 30 people to die for every person it saves. According to authors of a two-decades-long Swedish study, it has a risk factor for death similar to smoking.

Stay Away From This Brand of Organic Dairy

Stay Away From This Brand of Organic Dairy

May 16, 2017

Are you paying twice as much for organic milk that's no better than its conventional counterpart? A revealing investigation shows that not all organic brands are created equal and highlights the importance of getting educated about the best sources of high-quality dairy.

Malaria Vaccine Will Be an Expensive Failure

malaria vaccine

May 16, 2017

The World Health Organization plans to vaccinate African children with an experimental malaria vaccine beginning in 2018. New research has already cast doubts on the vaccine's ability to eradicate the disease, while simple chemical-free alternatives, improved sanitation and public education could prove to be invaluable.