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An Alzheimer’s breakthrough? Hardly.

12 Jun 2021

Alzheimer’s is a terrifying disease. Since no new medications for this condition have been introduced for about two decades, it is certainly understandable that any new drug that receives...

Finding a Paper on PubMed Does Not Mean the Paper Is Any Good

10 Jun 2021

As more and more people “do their own research,” some end up consulting a website called PubMed. An argument I have encountered is that if a scientific paper is listed on PubMed, it must mean this...

Do You Know What’s Inside Your Herbal Medicine?

5 Dec 2019

Can we find 15,000 taxonomists willing to work around the clock? I write this because there are a lot of species out there that need to be properly identified, but apparently a taxonomist (a person...

Under The Microscope: Rose Petals

6 May 2019

Nowadays roses are mostly used for Bachelorette ceremonies and hipster lattes, but once upon a time roses, and their fruit, rose hips, were widely used as medicines....

Studies About Safety of Exercise are Reassuring

20 Mar 2019

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

The Right Chemistry: Celery Juice and "Miracle" Cures

2 Mar 2019

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz on celery juice and "miracle" cures

Doctor vs. Quack

24 Oct 2018

For example, my roommate who is sharp in finance but has no scientific training believes that dish detergent residues on dishes cause cancer, which is why she only washes her dishes with water. ...

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