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Be wary of all the medical info you read online

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A new American-based research report published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute convened an expert panel to assess the medical information found in 200 of the most popular articles on social media related to cancer treatment, and the panel concluded that “one third of the most popular cancer treatment articles on social media contain […]

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Nasty surprise about antibiotic resistance

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No doubt you’ve had just about enough with the messages about reducing your use of antibiotics because of the danger antibiotic overuse poses from the ease with which it promotes antibiotic resistance. But apparently, and this is a surprise, it’s not just overuse of antibiotics that promotes antibiotic resistance. Other drugs can do it, too. […]

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Not as catchy, but you are what you eat when you eat it

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Remember that old catchphrase “You are what you eat”? Well, if you don’t remember it, too bad for you cuz you are probably too young to also remember Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles, early Stones, early Neil Young, newly-minted Paul Simon (and Garfunkel), the wonderful perennial-champion Montreal Canadiens, Yoko Ono, and the Cuban Missile Crisis […]

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More evidence that “sick” people get sicker with COVID-19, no matter what age

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It’s certainly well established by now that compared to people who have no pre-existing illnesses, people with certain co-morbidities – meaning people who have other illnesses such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, certain rheumatic conditions, certain lung and kidney conditions, cancer, etc – are much more likely to get sick with COVID-19, to suffer […]