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Got Cavities? Don’t Blame Your Genes

Got Cavities? Don’t Blame Your Genes

Pop quiz: Do you have control over whether you develop tooth decay? If you answered “yes,” congratulations! You passed. And if you answered “no,” you’re not alone. According to a 2016 survey by the Children’s Dental Health Project, more than 40% of American adults...
When Pro-Fluoridation “Evidence” Falls Apart

When Pro-Fluoridation “Evidence” Falls Apart

Once upon a time – a bit more than a year and a half ago – some scientists published a study in which they looked at the rates of tooth decay in two large Canadian cities: Edmonton, where the water had been consistently fluoridated since 1967, and Calgary, which...
Spinning the Science Sugar Biz Style

Spinning the Science Sugar Biz Style

As many of us were baking pies and whipping up marshmallow-laden sweet potato casseroles and other carborific dishes for our Thanksgiving feasts, the sugar industry was coming under fire – again – for for operating by Big Tobacco’s playbook. As the New York Times...