Bioethics

February 7, 2012

Need to exercise more? This may help you now!

Health and fitness experts have for years tried to entice people to exercise more by flogging long-range benefits such as losing weight or avoiding long-term illness […]
February 6, 2012

For women who imbibe, red wine may be healthier option

When it comes to the consumption of alcohol, the message has been decidedly mixed. Some studies show that moderate consumption might offer some health benefits, especially […]
February 6, 2012

Study: Soda tax reduces obesity-related illness

The National Journal reports, “A tax on sugary soft drinks could discourage consumption just enough to save 26,000 people from dying of strokes, heart attacks, or […]
February 5, 2012

Larimore Family Newsletter – February 2012

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Walt’s Books On Sale Family Update Publication Update 1) Walt’s New Devotional 2) Article in Significant Living […]
February 5, 2012

Divorced adults have higher risk of early death

USA Today /Arizona Republic reports that a meta-analysis in published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science reviewed “more than 30 published studies” and “found divorced […]
February 3, 2012

Occasional marijuana use may not damage lungs

The Washington Post “The Checkup” blog reports, “Smoking marijuana doesn’t appear to do the kind of damage to people’s lungs as smoking tobacco does,” according to […]
February 3, 2012

Red meat consumption linked to an increased risk of stroke

Reuters reports that, according to a study published online in Stroke, red meat consumption may be linked to an increased risk of stroke.
February 2, 2012

Hormone produced by exercise helps control obesity, blood sugar levels

The San Francisco Chronicle reports a study in Nature showing that irisin, “a hormone naturally found in muscle cells … rises during exercise, converting white fat into […]
May 18, 2009

Obama Pulls Report Calling Pro-Life Advocates Extremists

The Obama administration has officially pulled a Department of Homeland Security Report that claims pro-life people may engage in violence or extremism. The document, which has […]
May 20, 2009

Congressmen Challenge President Obama on Abortion-Conscience Clause Promise

Color me stunned. Either our President is actually open to allowing pro-life healthcare professionals to practice medicine based upon their deeply held moral and religious beliefs […]
May 27, 2009

Researchers say non-vaccinated children face dramatically increased whooping cough risk

A new study reports, “Children who aren’t vaccinated against whooping cough are 23 times more likely to develop the disease than children who get all of […]
May 27, 2009

Reader wants more proof on vaccine safety

A reader recently wrote: Hi Dr Walt I am having trouble finding a peer review or non drug company funded study proving that vaccines work out of […]
May 29, 2009

The Abortifacient Effect of the Birth Control Pill (A Reading List)

Below is the list of references I’ve found helpful (and some I have written) on the complex debate about whether the birth control pill can have […]
May 29, 2009

New documentary features Dr. Walt and exposes abortifacient qualities of the birth control pill

A documentary called “28 Days on the Pill” has been released that seeks to expose the abortifacient properties of the birth control pill. The documentary explains […]