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From Crisis to Cure: How Antiretroviral Therapy Changed How We Look, Talk, and Think About HIV

13 May 2020

Someone recently asked me if there was a cure for HIV. My initial answer was no. HIV infection doesn’t go away and people infected with HIV have to take antiviral medications for the rest of their...

Quercetin - To Take or Not to Take?

25 Mar 2020

The quercetin compound occurs widely in nature, found in berries, fruits, grains, and vegetables. Onions and kale are particularly rich. Quercetin is a “polyphenol” and belongs to the “flavonoid”...

I Donated to a Crowdfunding Appeal, But Did I Just Finance a Cancer Quack?

27 Sep 2018

Storytelling relies on choices. I can tell you the story of Clara who died after paying tens of thousands of dollars for a pseudoscientific treatment for her cancer, and cast the quack clinic’s...

A 100% Success Rate Cure for Asthma? Sounds a bit fishy

23 Jun 2017

Asthma is a terrible affliction, often triggered by allergies. Sufferers will do almost anything to avoid the suffocating feeling it causes. Even swallowing fish! Yet, that is exactly what almost...

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