Category: Newsmax

Can Dark Days of Winter Put You At Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency?

Newsmax Michael Holick, School of Medicine For decades, dermatologists and other medical experts have been telling us to avoid direct sun exposure like the plague to reduce skin cancer risk… Expert quote: “The population of the world has been brainwashed by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the sunscreen industry with the unrelenting message […]

How Low-Cal Diets Thwart Diabetes: Study

Newsmax Orian Shirihai, School of Medicine Low-calorie diets have long been known to thwart diabetes. Now scientists believe they know how and why… Expert quote: “Our findings support the concept that the impact of diet on insulin secreting cells is mediated by signals traveling through the blood rather than the nutrients and metabolites themselves.” View […]

Joint Replacement Boosts Cardio Risk

Newsmax Yuqing Zhang, School of Medicine A team of Boston-based researchers has found that osteoarthritis patients who have total knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, face a significantly increased risk of heart attack… Expert quote: “While evidence shows that joint replacement surgery improves pain, function, and quality of life for the osteoarthritis […]

Trump’s Dominance in South May Force Debate Rivals to Attack Him

Newsmax Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication An exclusive Newsmax survey of over 5,700 voters in 12 southern states indicates GOP presidential contender Donald Trump’s political strength is now centered in the South rather than the Northeast as initially expected… Expert quote: “With a full stage of candidates someone will take a whack at The Donald.” […]

New Way to Detect Breast Cancer

Newsmax Sam Thiagalingam, School of Medicine Boston University scientists have come up with a new way to detect – and potentially treat – one of the deadliest types of breast cancer… Expert quote: “This discovery offers a glimmer of hope for patients stricken with BLBC. Personalized cancer therapies could be developed by targeting breast cancer cells […]

Politico’s Ben White: ‘Welcome Back to Debt Ceiling Drama!’

Newsmax Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences The tumultuous process of raising the debt ceiling has roiled financial markets in recent years, particularly in 2011, when the brouhaha helped lead Standard & Poor’s to lower the U.S. government’s credit rating… Expert quote: “Our country is broke. It’s not broke in 75 years or 50 […]

New Wave of Cubans Sails for Florida Since Obama’s Deal

Newsmax Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences The number of Cubans setting sail on rickety boats for political asylum in America has increased more than 100 percent since President Barack Obama normalized relations with the Castro government last month, the U.S. Coast Guard reported this week… Expert quote: “Cubans enjoy unique immigration privileges that […]