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Does size matter when it comes to needles?

30 Sep 2022

Shots, jabs, pricks—whatever you call it, having a needle inserted into your body is not most people’s idea of a fun afternoon activity. Even if you don’t have a specific needle phobia, injection...

Do I tilt my head forwards or tilt my head back during a nosebleed?

30 Sep 2022

In Netflix’s Stranger Things, Eleven develops a nosebleed whenever she harnesses her telekinetic powers. From crumpling a coke can to committing murder — the more exertion her psychokinesis...

Forget the Willow Bark Extract — Go For Aspirin

28 Sep 2022

Contrary to popular belief, aspirin does not occur in nature, it is not found in the willow tree. But there is a connection. Aspirin, or acetyl salicylic acid, was first produced commercially by...

This Sticky Pain Patch’s Science Hits a Sticky Patch

23 Sep 2022

“Take a few steps just to make the Devil mad! Hallelujah! That’s it, just move around a little bit, there she goes!” Those were the words used by televangelist and soon-to-be-exposed-as-a-fraud...

“Jansporting”: When it Saves Lives and When it Doesn’t

23 Sep 2022

Back to school season usually evokes the image of new supplies — coloured highlighters, clean lab coats and lined paper, all packed nicely into students’ backpacks. On university campuses, however,...

Vitamin D is No Cure for COVID

23 Sep 2022

This article was originally posted in the Montreal Gazette....

Anesthesia a la Reine

21 Sep 2022

Queen Victoria was the first monarch to give birth to a child under anesthesia. Prince Leopold, the Queen’s eighth child, was born in 1853 after her physician Dr. John Snow had administered...

The Neuro Emotional Technique Is a Bizarre Hybrid of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Applied Kinesiology

16 Sep 2022

In April of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a documentary film premiered on YouTube and its title could not have been more relevant: Stressed.

Period Pain Go Away, Come Again Another Day

16 Sep 2022

Periods can be painful. They can be inconvenient. They can be exhausting. They can be distracting....

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