I have been a participant in National Academy studies as a scientist, a recipient of their advice as a federal agency manager at NOAA, and involved in setting up studies as a board member. Last week was the first time that I have ever seen a study in progress halted. Read more >
August 29, 2017 3:25 PM EDT
July 17, 2017 4:27 PM EDT
If you read “Steve King” and think of novelist Stephen King, don’t worry too much about it.
Iowa Representative Steve King dabbled in fear and fiction himself in an interview with CNN last Wednesday, suggesting that a US-Mexico border wall be funded with dollars from Planned Parenthood and the food stamp program. Read more >
July 7, 2017 9:37 AM EDT
There are things that raise eyebrows in the public health community.
One of those things is when the sugar industry is happy.
While they’ve had a lot to smile about lately—including the delay of an FDA rule requiring added sugar to be listed on packaged food nutrition labels—most recently, it’s President Trump’s trade talks with Mexico. Read more >
May 1, 2017 2:49 PM EDT
If you wanted to offer your two cents on how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines “healthy” food, you’ll have to keep those pennies in your pocket for now. The public comment period closed on April 26, and the people—more than a thousand in total—have spoken. Read more >
April 6, 2017 4:12 PM EDT
In honor of National Public Health Week, we’re paying tribute to some outstanding individuals in the public health field. But first—bear with me—a little historical context. Read more >