Good News, Bad News,
Obesity Studies Find

A number of studies are offering mixed messages about obesity. First the good news: Adult Obesity Growth Rates Stalling The Centers for Disease Control are reporting that women’s obesity rates Continue Reading →

What Does Increase in Tobacco
Potency Mean for Self-Control?

Here is an approximate excerpt of a heated conversation several years ago: Friend: “California is wrong to ban cigarette smoking in most public places.” Me: “I love the ban. Now Continue Reading →

Circumcisions Cut Spread
Of HIV in Half, Studies Find

A few years ago, circumcision bashing became de rigueur, especially by Dr. Dean Edell, who calls the practice unethical, painful, dangerous and without medical benefit. If Edell doesn’t like circumcision, Continue Reading →