Tag Archives: Experts

The CBD Market Is Red Hot, But Buyer Beware When It Comes To Product Safety And Efficacy, Experts Argue

(Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Getty Images As more retailers fill store shelves with cannabidiol (CBD) products, researchers are urging caution. Marketing is outpacing the evidence, and collectively we would benefit from taking a few steps back to understand what’s real and what’s not concerning the latest health panacea.   A new research review in Mayo… Read More »

Bio-warfare experts question why Canada was sending lethal viruses to China

In a table-top pandemic exercise at Johns Hopkins University last year, a pathogen based on the emerging Nipah virus was released by fictional extremists, killing 150 million people. A less apocalyptic scenario mapped out by a blue-ribbon U.S. panel envisioned Nipah being dispersed by terrorists and claiming over 6,000 American lives. Scientists from Canada’s National… Read More »

XX Marks the Spot: Why Did Women Tech Experts Rule at DC Health Data Confab?

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON Three government experts on a health tech conference panel discuss the urgency of releasing actionable data; all are women. A more senior official, another woman, gives a TED-style talk making the same case. And a four-person, private-sector panel debates privacy and ethics; three of the four are female. Health Datapalooza, a… Read More »