Current Health News

July 8, 2019 - Issue 4711

Is Wikipedia stealing the news? Part 1 of 2 — A special edition of Ghost in the Machine series, Part 7

guerrilla skepticism on wikipedia

July 8, 2019

Peer-reviewed medical literature shows they're dead wrong a whopping 90% of the time, yet patients and their doctors often rely on it for weighty medical decisions. And woe onto those who try to correct errors. It truly is like the fox guarding the hen house, your health be damned.

Why coffee affects metabolism

why coffee affects metabolism

July 8, 2019

Researchers have discovered that the amount of caffeine in one standard cup of coffee triggers activation of brown adipose tissue and greater energy burn. I'll share three more strategies to boost your metabolism.

Zinc deficiency linked with gluten sensitivity

zinc deficiency linked with gluten sensitivity

July 8, 2019

On a markedly consistent basis, the initial sign - almost a way to detect gluten sensitivity as well as celiac disease - is to check for a zinc deficiency. But, adding zinc to your regimen or adding more to what you're already taking doesn't mean you can begin eating gluten again. For one thing, zinc is useful for many other things besides gluten sensitivity, but a deficiency can cause numerous health issues.

Weekly health quiz — Antioxidants, soy and suicide

week 86 health quiz

July 8, 2019

Take this week's quiz to see how well you remember what you read on last week.