The People's Perspective on Medicine

626 Pesticides and Health

Dr. Tyrone Hayes has found that a commonly used herbicide has a big impact on how frogs develop. What are the implications for human health? Fawn Pattison of the Pesticide Education Project suggests ways concerned people can get involved in the issue.

A large study of Hispanic seniors has looked for connections between nutrition and the risk of dementia. Could a simple B-vitamin provide protection?
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Tyrone Hayes, PhD, is Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research is on hormones and frog development.
Fawn Pattison is Executive Director of the Pesticide Education Project.

Mary Haan, MD, is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. The study she directs is called SALSA.

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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