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By Mindy on May 31, 2012
Is your house making you fat? Are you sure?
By Mindy on April 12, 2011
Do you watch Mike and Molly?
By tigtog on November 19, 2010
Fred Vogelstein, parent of a child with epilepsy that’s been unable to be effectively controlled pharmaceutically, describes his family’s positive experience with a ketogenic diet as a treatment regime: a diet that involves a whole lot of fat in a restricted calorie regime that requires measuring food in fractions of grams. The whole story behind this increasingly accepted but horrendously complicated to manage treatment is a fascinating read.
By Lauredhel on August 24, 2010
[x-posted at FWD/Forward] So I’m sitting watching the evening news, and on comes a chap telling us women and girls that we oughtta go and get more Pap smears. Then on comes a woman to talk about how Pap screening rates are going down in young women, and to speculate about possible causes for this. [...]
By Lauredhel on June 15, 2009
…That’s what I would be saying, from actual sources instead of the mainstream news, if I believed that a sample size of 30 was likely to give statistically significant results. Anne Schuchat, M.D., interim deputy director for the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) Science and Public Health Program, is on it. AAFP quotes her as [...]
By Lauredhel on January 10, 2009
OK, “What the fuck, Catholic Church?” is like shooting fish in a barrel. But here it is, anyway. The next instalment in my “What the fuck?” series.
Roman Catholic doctors and cardinals are wetting their pants with glee over the fact that an 85 year old chemist who contributed to the original synthesis of norethisterone has now “confessed”, “recanted”, or whatever
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By tigtog on May 19, 2008
The Australian has gotten very lazy indeed. In their opinion section they now have a feature they call “Cut & Paste” where all they do is quote disjointed segments from op-ed articles originally published elsewhere – I wonder whether they pay the journalists whose writings they use this way? Or are they going for a [...]