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Category: Health

Swine flu and irresponsible reporting

There are alarmists among us who start screaming “pandemic!” the minute they hear about a new virus strain. Consider them fringe elements. And there are supposedly responsible journalists who, when […]

There she goes again …

The CDC has identified seven cases of a new strain of swine flu in the US. Five of the seven appeared in San Diego, California, and two near San Antonio, […]

The dying of the light

Dylan Thomas wrote, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” He was talking about death and dying. Having just visited my ophthalmologist, I suddenly see a different meaning in […]

Polypill no panacea

My son called me when the story broke. “Hey, Mom, have you heard? There’s a new pill that can cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by 80%! It’s […]

Is it frosty blueberry or just plain poison?

The Associated Press is reporting this morning that ten children in an Arkansas daycare center were mistakenly served windshield washer fluid instead of Kool-Aid. Fortunately only one child remains hospitalized. […]

Stem cell research gets green light again

Science is back. As promised, President Obama today signed a bill lifting George Bush’s religion-based restrictions on stem cell research. The move heralds a return to free, open, unfettered scientific […]

How long are you going to live?

Ever wonder how long you’re going to live? Sure you do. We all do, at one time or another, and for good reason. We have futures to plan, financial responsibilities […]