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Whenever I struggle with a topic for this blog, another article in the local newspaper by our neighbourhood Naturopath selling her supplements shows up, and inspiration strikes. Question: I have had sore and weak leg muscles ever since I started … Continue reading
When medicine is driven by profit, and someone without money meets a surgeon without ethics, problems may arise.
The story of Savita Halappanavar brought the consequences of restricting access to necessary abortions to international attention. It also brought the efforts of the Irish Family Planning Association to the forefront of abortion right campaigning. There is no doubt that … Continue reading
PEI is often advertised as the “The Gentle Island”, and is known around the world as the setting of “Anne of Green Gables“. Our tourism brochures are filled with images of white sandy beaches, red cliffs, green fields, blue sky, … Continue reading
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
PEI is still the only province in Canada that does not provide abortion services. They do pay for off Island abortions in accredited hospitals, but not in clinics. In order to go to an off-Island hospital, you need a doctors … Continue reading
Every second week, there is an article in our city paper by a local naturopath. In several previous posts, here and at Skeptic North, I’ve criticized her recommendation for supplements as a universal treatment for everyone, ill or not. It’s … Continue reading
My answer hasn’t changed since yesterday—none. This time, instead of looking at risk/benefits based on effectiveness, efficacy, and potential negative health impacts from the active ingredients, I want to point a general problem with the manufacturing of those products sold … Continue reading