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Health and Nutrition

The Right Chemistry: The Discovery of "Wine Disease"

21 Jan 2021

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the discovery of 'wine disease'

Forget licorice for prostate problems!

20 Mar 2017

A 67-year-old Chinese man sought medical help in a Taipei hospital because of progressive muscular weakness. Aside from somewhat elevated blood pressure he had been in good health. Doctors could...

Possible Phosphine Poisoning

20 Mar 2017

It is a tragedy of unimaginable proportions. Two young children dead, two others in critical condition. It seems they were poisoned by phosphine gas! The horrific story is unfolding now in...

Seeds of Hope: GMO eggplants

20 Mar 2017

Why would anyone oppose a technology that dramatically increases crop yields and protects farmers from excessive exposure to pesticides? Because of irrational fears about the technology involved,...

A Question of Evidence

20 Mar 2017

When we take a medication, we trust there is evidence that it will work. When we apply a cosmetic, we trust there is evidence that it is safe. When we put on a sunscreen, we trust there is evidence...

Joe Mercola and “Foods You Should Never Eat.”

20 Mar 2017

Joe Mercola is an osteopath who runs a popular health website on which he offers all sorts of advice, mostly questionable. He also sells a huge variety of products ranging from an array of...

Does Glucosamine Really Work?

20 Mar 2017

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition associated with the deterioration of cartilage, the flexible connective tissue that cushions the joints between bones.  When cartilage wears away, bone...

Walk Gingerly Before Declaring Ginger a Cancer Cure

20 Mar 2017

It is not at all unusual to find plant extracts that will kill cancer cells in vitro. There are hundreds of phytochemicals that will do this. Neither is it unusual to find an effect in mice that...


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