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Science is not the enemy

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When I wrote about the risks of e-cigarettes & benefits of circumcision, you’d have thought I spat on the flag.
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Circumcision may be the kindest cut of all

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Recent research confirms that from a health standpoint the benefits of circumcision outweigh the costs.
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New evidence that autism is inherited, rather than induced by vaccines

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Increasingly, evidence from neurologic research is pointing to the fact that autism is inherited.
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The other White Death (you call it sugar)

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It’s estimated that, worldwide, about 200,000 people die per year due to increased intake of sweetened beverages.
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Dog senses woman’s breast cancer (BBC video, not April Fools)

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BBC: “We now know that dogs like max are smelling the tiny volatile chemicals given off by cancerous tumors.”
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Is wireless power transmission on the horizon?

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“Consumer electronics that never need to be plugged in again – phones, tablets, laptops, televisions.”
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A blood test can diagnose if you’ll get Alzheimer’s. Would you take it?

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Investigators reported that they’ve developed a blood test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. It’s pretty accurate, and it may allow someone to know if he’s at high risk ...
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Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia top list of gay-porn watching states

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Of the top 10 gay-porn-watching states, 5 are in the South.
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Could a quarterly injection prevent HIV infection?

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Testing on monkeys has prevented the transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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Sequester cut funding to 1,000 researchers

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But the harm went far beyond the researchers. It affected students, other researchers, and sick people worldwide.
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