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Chest X-rays proven useless for preventing lung cancer, so why are they still used?

7/14/2013 - Still a common practice for doctors to order annual chest X-rays for their patients with suspected lung cancer, it has been long proven that this type of screening tool is useless. Even as far back as the Mayo Lung Project of chest radiographs and cytology screening, conducted during the 1970s and 80s,...

Carbon tax proven useless against global warming

12/18/2012 - For years, global warming advocates have argued that implementing some sort of carbon tax would substantially reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by the heavily industrialized United States. The idea, they say, is that a carbon tax would ultimately lead to fewer harmful,...

Millions of Dollars Wasted on Useless Cancer Research, Dozens of Studies Invalidated

6/4/2008 - Millions of dollars in research money have been wasted on scientifically useless experiments, according to a report by the BBC. At the heart of the problem is the failure of many scientists to make sure that they are performing laboratory tests on the correct cell lines. For approximately 180 ($370)...

The Appendix: Maybe Not Useless After All

12/8/2007 - Theorists may have unlocked the purpose for the appendix, the organ in the gut at the juncture of the large and small intestine, long thought useless. The theory calls upon observations and experiments done at Duke University Medical Center. While not definitive, it seems that the purpose for the...

Popular diabetes drug useless, even harmful, for diabetics, study suggests

10/24/2006 - A recent study notes the diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos) has no clear-cut benefit for patients with type 2 diabetes, and may even be harmful to users. The scientists analyzed data from 22 clinical trials involving 6,200 patients who were prescribed pioglitazone -- a member of the thiazolidinediones...

Antibacterial pencils: Toxic, useless and hazardous to public health

4/3/2006 - I think this antibacterial products sham has gone way too far. Yesterday I was shopping at Office Depot, and guess what I found? Antibacterial pencils. Yes, it's true. I found some mechanical pencils made by PaperMate that have an antibacterial coating. Isn't this fascinating? We've seen antibacterial...

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