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Did scientists just discover the compound responsible for red wine headaches?

24 Nov 2023

While consuming too much of any alcoholic substance can lead to a headache, red wine headaches tend to be a little bit different. Both because a red-wine-induced headache tends to hit the drinker...

A Breath of Fresh Air? Hardly.

17 Nov 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, is often in the news because of its mandate to protect the health of the public. These days it is almost impossible...

No, Traditional Chinese Medicine Has Not Been Vindicated by Science

10 Nov 2023

People love to show that skeptics were wrong about something, especially when national pride hangs in the balance.

Bet you can’t eat just one!

3 Nov 2023

A couple of years ago we carried out a simple experiment. We put a bowl of mini doughnuts and a bowl of apples in front of my office with a sign “free to take.” I’ll let you guess which disappeared...

The Human Lab Rats Injecting Themselves with Peptides

3 Nov 2023

When the Liver King fell from grace, the leaked list of the drugs he was on raised many eyebrows. The Liver King, né Brian Johnson, is a buff social media influencer who pressed his followers to...

California Sees Red

18 Oct 2023

The state of California is planning to ban brominated vegetable oil (BVO), potassium bromate, propylparaben and Red Dye No. 3 from use in foods by 2027. BVO prevents citrus oils from separating in...

The False Reassurance of Dietary Supplement Regulation

6 Oct 2023

If you are Canadian, you may have seen the letters “NPN” followed by a series of numbers on the packaging of a health product you picked up at the pharmacy, things like vitamin supplements,...

When it Comes to Taking Medicine, It’s Not Only a Matter of “What,” but also “How”

27 Sep 2023

Serendipitous discoveries are legendary in science. Fleming’s discovery of penicillin, Perkin’s of mauve, Silver’s of post-it notes, Roentgen’s of x-rays, Fahlberg’s of saccharin, Plunkett’s of...

The One “Chip Challenge” Deserves a Heated Discussion

13 Sep 2023

The fact that the sauce was packaged in a box shaped like a coffin should have been a clue. On a trip to New Orleans I walked into one of the many shops that sell an array of hot sauces and are set...


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