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Nitric Oxide

20 May 2017

Nitric oxide is a messenger chemical used by the body to relax blood vessels and has therefore been studied for its potential to treat angina and high blood pressure. One way to increase levels in...

Cranberries: a Superfood

20 May 2017

Cranberries are commonly associated with Thanksgiving but in early America they played a varied role. Besides the berries serving as food, the plant’s leaves were commonly used for tea or as a...

Cholesterol’s Link to Breast Cancer

13 May 2017

Past studies have suggested that a connection may exist between diet and breast cancer. A paper published in the prestigious journal, Science, proposes a possible explanation. It seems that a...

Physician’s oath to humanity

20 Mar 2017

Hippocrates is often regarded as the father of modern medicine in spite of his mistaken belief that illness and health were determined by the ups and downs of the four “humours,” namely black bile,...

To Know or Not to Know: That is the NFL's Question

20 Mar 2017

In the past we heard in the news about a shocking admission from the execs at the National Football League in the USA that they may finally admit to believing that there is a link between football...

The 90+ Study

20 Mar 2017

When medical students do their first rotation in paediatrics, they are told that children are not small adults. They are a different species! Children respond differently to diet and drugs than...

Before ether was a potent painkiller, it was a hit with revellers

20 Mar 2017

The marble and granite statue in the Boston Common depicts a physician in medieval clothing holding a cloth next to the face of a man who seems to have passed out. An inscription on the base of the...

Black Cumin- the New Miracle Cure?

20 Mar 2017

Umm....no. But this “miracle” cure is making the rounds. It is the “foundation for a longer life,” according to one ad. This time it is an extract from the seeds of the nigella sativa plant, also...

Alkaline Nonsense

20 Mar 2017

It is so seductively simple.  If you want to avoid cancer, just make sure your body is “alkaline!”  Here is the rationale.  When a cell becomes cancerous it reduces its use of oxygen and cranks up...

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