Category Archives: Health
Breastfeeding is a surprisingly controversial subject. Some women are bullied and essentially accused of abuse for not breastfeeding their children. Other women wean their children at 6 years when they go them to school, or are chastized for breastfeeding in public. … Continue reading
In a recent speech by Ellen Page she announced her identification as gay (in case you somehow missed it, the video of her speech is here and the transcript here). During her speech, she spoke about the difficulties that members … Continue reading
Opiates are a powerful tool in the management of severe pain. Unfortunately, for some people they have extremely negative effects that can be devastating to individuals and families. The stigmas and legal issues involved make difficult treatments even more difficult. … Continue reading
We all get the emails for penis enlargement, even those of us without penises. I’ve never looked into them before, I just assumed they were all ridiculous, and perhaps even harmful. The most common in the ads are pills: Maybe … Continue reading
I am strongly of the opinion that most of the people who are anti-vaccine have never seen the consequences of the diseases that can be prevented. Many use Google to determine the evil that vaccines do, perhaps they should use … Continue reading
Several studies published in the January 2014 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine cast some light on the the usefulness of popular vitamin supplements for specific uses. The end results were not positive. A summary article that is very blunt on … Continue reading
Are you denying yourself the pleasures of sex due to vows of abstinence or the belief in asceticism, or are you enjoying a fulfilled and happy life as a sexual person. It may make a difference in your brain health. … Continue reading
In Kenya, some Pentecostal ministers are praying for a cure for AIDS, but in a very destructive way. Normally, I would consider people in church praying for healing to be perhaps a comforting thing to do, but not to have … Continue reading
When medicine is driven by profit, and someone without money meets a surgeon without ethics, problems may arise.
Anyone who reads this blog knows where I stand on the flu shot as well as other vaccines. Apparently, Rick Mercer and I are on the same side.