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Why Do We Poop More During Our Periods?

28 Nov 2017

The menstrual cycle of humans is complicated. It consists of a luteal and follicular phase, follows a roughly 21-day cycle, and has many effects beyond the shedding of the uterine lining.

A "majestically scientific" study casts doubt on the risks associated with Bisphenol A

20 Mar 2017

I must say that I have never previously heard a study described as “majestically scientific.”  But the British do have a way with words. And those were the words that Dr. Richard Sharpe of the...

Chicken requires careful handling

20 Mar 2017

Estimates are that some 55 million people in Canada and the U.S become ill every year from eating tainted food with more deaths attributed poultry than any other food. That of course is partly due...

What kind of exercise is best?

20 Mar 2017

Let’s face it, running on a treadmill isn’t one of life’s most exciting activities, but it does provide time to contemplate life and think about what is likely to extend it. There’s plenty of...

Marketing Appears to Trump Science on Antibacterials

20 Mar 2017

Store shelves these days sag under the weight of antibacterial soaps, cosmetics, socks, toys and even garbage bags. There’s no question that “antibacterial” on a label increases sales, but there...

Hormones in cattle

20 Mar 2017

Those ads from A&W claiming that their beef is raised without hormones or steroids are popping up on TV with annoying frequency. The intent obviously is to suggest that this meat is somehow...

Dateline NBC: Endocrine Disruptors

20 Mar 2017

Well…finally the Dateline piece on “hormone disruptors,: for which I was interviewed aired on March 24th. It was not as bad as it could have been, but not as good either. In the end I got 58...

Milk, Hormones and Cancer

20 Mar 2017

Hormones play a role in a number of cancers, particularly testicular, breast and prostate. Breast cancer risk increases with fewer pregnancies, early puberty and late menopause, probably due to...


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