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A Bloody Mess

4 Jun 2021

Take some corn syrup, water, flour, red food dye and blue food dye. Blend these ingredients together in the right ratio and you’ll have a great batch of fake blood! It won’t be of any good for...

The “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Gamble of Private Cord Blood Banks

29 Apr 2021

I remember when the idea of having your body frozen and preserved after death, a procedure called “cryonics,” was trending. Now, there is a new low-temperature preservation technique that gambles...

There’s a condition that can cause human blood to turn green

22 Nov 2019

If you have clear blood you may be a brachiopod, if you have blue blood you may be an octopus (or just a rich human), but if you have green blood you may have sulfhemoglobinemia.

Fasting Blood Tests Are Becoming Less Routine

6 Sep 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

What's the difference between kosher salt and regular salt?

17 May 2019

Kosher salt should really be called “koshering salt” because it is used to draw blood out of meat based on the biblical reference that consuming blood should be avoided. It is not blessed by a...

Your Pet Cat May Be a Bit More Dangerous Than You Think

17 May 2019

Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an infection resulting from a scratch or bite of a cat (or, in rarer cases, dogs or other animals). It is not the same thing as Cat Scratch Fever, an album by Ted...

A User’s Guide to Understanding Your Cardiologist

15 May 2019

When talking about heart disease, you often hear several different terms being bandied about and very often no one actually explains what they mean. So here is a quick cheat sheet to help you...

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