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Category Archives: Health
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.
It’s becoming more and more obvious that the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix are an important component of protecting young people from cancer. A paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology … Continue reading
One of the favourite themes of CAM and natural food promoters is the concept of boosting your immune system. According to them, we are all endangering our health because our immune systems just aren’t up to snuff. Almost every website … Continue reading
There really is no scientific or epidemiological controversy over the efficacy of Gardasil and Cervarix, the two Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines licensed for use in Canada. Much of the manufactured controversy comes from people who campaign against vaccines in general … Continue reading
Here’s a great article on why you should get the flu vaccine by Mark Crislip at Science Based Medicine. I’ll just hit the highlights, for details, you’ll need to click the link. He starts out by talking about what is … Continue reading
Vaccines work: via Orac It’s time for the flu vaccine.
USA Today has put together an interactive graphic of mass killing in the US since 2006. Mass killings—defined by the FBI as four or more victims, not including the killer—have occurred across the U.S. at the rate of about one every … Continue reading