Fluoride in community drinking water has been controversial since its introduction nearly 75 years ago. A new study adds to this with evidence that pregnant women who drink fluoridated water may produce children with slightly lowered IQ. The study author and two other experts discuss what’s known and what the ramifications of the study could be for communities, for oral health, and for children.
Experts discuss how a cholera epidemic in Haiti is linked to UN peacekeeping groups and lessons for future disaster recovery.
Experts explain the danger of lead, especially to children, and other chemicals that may be in drinking water.
Doctors have often been advised to avoid emotions regarding patients in order to keep their decisions objective. However, this has led many patients to believe doctors don't care about them. A new movement in medicine seeks to reverse the trend and put compassion back in medicine, led by a "Healer's Art" class in many medical schools. Experts who teach the class explain. Next, water is almost synonymous with relaxation and mental cleansing. A researcher explains the mind science behind it.