Breast Cancer Screening Benefit Questioned
The benefit of breast cancer screening was questioned in the latest BMJ editorial. The authors argue that misleading (or downright deceptive) use of statistics inflates the perceived benefits and ignores the dangers of screening. Susan G. Komen for the Cure runs advertising campaigns promoting mammograms. The numbers used in the advertising are described as “grossly misleading”.
PSA Screening – Public Health Disaster
Prostate cancer screening by PSA testing – a public health disaster hijacked by people with commercial interests.
A recent Cochrane Review found breast cancer screening with mammography is from the same category of disasters.
Prevention will save lives, screening just leads to aggressive treatment, often where none is required.
Health Benefits of Tree Hugging
Tree hugging is actually good for you! Its been discovered that a layer of electrons surrounds living things (including the ground and, yes, the trees). How is that helpful? Well, free radicals which damage our cells are missing an electron, which makes them highly reactive. By hugging a tree (or walking barefoot on the ground) you’re entering a sea of electrons, which can then pair up with your free radicals and render them harmless.