Cameron English
Cameron English

I cover public health, nutrition and science education for PolicyMic. I also write critical thinking exercises for high school science textbooks. My previous work includes freelance writing and editing for Science 2.0. I've never been paid by Monsanto for my opinions, though that would be awesome.

May 27, 2014

Science Reveals the Evolutionary Origins of the Perfect Body Image

Biology, not advertising, explains our understanding of beauty.

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April 18, 2014

Despite the Alarming Studies, E-Cigarettes Are a Win for Public Health

The science actually says something much more positive.
Feb. 17, 2014
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Nov. 1, 2013

Michelle Obama is No Match For the Power Of Junk Food and School Lunches

Marketing healthy food to kids won't make them any slimmer.
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Sept. 25, 2013

The Truth About E-Cigarettes

Scientists have yet to find that electronic cigarettes pose a significant health risk to users. 'National Geographic' seems to think that's a reason to panic.
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Sept. 17, 2013

Have Fruitflies Shown Us How To Cure Memory Loss?

A new study suggests that our diets could be the key to reversing memory loss.

Aug. 16, 2013

40% of Americans Ask Dr. Google For Health Advice, But It's a Really Bad Idea

Self-diagnosing online is not a good idea. Not even a little bit.
June 20, 2013

You Should Take That Unpaid Internship

Working for free early in your career is an incredible opportunity to create a professional identity for yourself.
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May 29, 2013

Obesity Crisis 2013: Is The American Diet Causing Mental Disorders?

Judging by the evidence, the answer might be yes.
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April 24, 2013

How to Avoid a Hangover

Drinking is fun. Hangovers are not, especially when you're a working millennial. Here's how you avoid them.
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March 18, 2013

The Biggest Loser Season 14 Finale: Show Promotes Bad Science, Stereotypes

The hit reality show is based on bad science, starvation diets, and excessive exercise and sends the wrong message to people who want to lose weight.

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March 12, 2013

Paleo Diet: Should You Eat Like Ancient Man, Or is the Diet a Paleofantasy?

Should we eat and exercise like our ancestors? One biologist says no, and she's wrong.
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Feb. 26, 2013

Obesity Crisis Over? Children Now Eating Fewer Carbohydrates

The CDC reports that American children are eating less than they did a decade ago, but what's more important is that they're eating fewer carbohydrates.
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Feb. 8, 2013

3 Myths on Obesity Debunked by Prominent Scientists

Everything you think you know about eating healthily, weight loss, and obesity is wrong. At least, it is if you learned it on the internet and not from a scientist.
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Jan. 26, 2013

Farm Bill Cuts $22 Million From Organic Food Funding: Taxpayers Don't Have to Pay For Overpriced Food Labels

Congress cut $22 million in funds for the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program from the new farm bill extension this year. Here's why this may actually be a good thing for taxpayers.
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Jan. 24, 2013

Should We Shame Fat People Into Losing Weight? One Researcher Thinks So

An obesity researcher says fat people need to be shamed into losing weight. Here's why that's a dumb idea.

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Dec. 27, 2012

Why So Many New Year's Weight Loss Resolutions Fail

Why do we make New Year's diet resolutions that we give up on after only the first month? Here's the science behind the failed New Year's diet.
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Dec. 13, 2012

Why Vaccines Should Be Mandatory For Most Americans

Vaccines prevent the spread of disease and save lives, and most Americans should be required to get them.
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Nov. 20, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012: Obesity in America is Not Caused By Thanksgiving Dinner

Blaming holiday indulgence for obesity is just as wrongheaded as blaming soda or fast food: Obesity is not caused by Thanksgiving.
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Nov. 5, 2012

Obama vs Romney: Vote for Mitt Romney if You Care About Science

Since President Obama has spent the last four years thumbing his nose at science, the fact remains that Romney is the better choice between the two candidates.