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DrBinks.com Relaunch! Today!

Posted on March 9, 2021 by admin

DrBinks.com is live!

The rumor effect on science in media – False impressions of science through traditional media, social media, and pseudomedia

Posted on August 22, 2012 by admin

I typically have thought of writing this story when I see gross misrepresentations of the science reported in the media and further proliferated through social media and pseudomedia  (blogs). It reminds me of that game where you tell a secret and watch it grow as it is passed from person to person. Each adding their

The Exploitation of Obesity: Why Reality Weight Loss TV is a National Disgrace

Posted on April 26, 2012 by admin

Given the recent study published in Obesity showing negative impacts of “reality” weight loss TV – I thought it fitting to re-publish one of my early reactions to these programs.  (Article originally released September 2007)  As the new season of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” unfolds, ask yourself this: would I want to watch my child, my

Response to Forbes Article Disparaging Obesity Drugs

Posted on April 23, 2012 by admin

A recent blog at Forbes.com equated all current and future FDA approved obesity drugs with several fad diets (see “5 Deadliest Diet Trends” link below) My response posted on the site follows: For a writer who claims in her bio that ‘extensively researching everything’ is among your primary qualifications for doing what you do you

Food Taxes and Bans for Public Health: Are we missing the point?

Posted on February 27, 2012 by admin

For several years now, every time a new study or political initiative is announced we re-ignite the topic of food bans or taxes to improve public health. Most frequently soda is singled out but the general point of view is that by eliminating a specific ‘unhealthy’ food or class of foods we will exert a