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Mind over muscle

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About 10 % of people who take statin drugs complain of muscle pain. This, despite the fact that most studies have found that it’s quite unlikely that statins would cause this much muscle pain. And you can add another just-released study to that list, this one from the BMJ. This interesting work included 200 patients […]

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Hard to ask for more from a change in diet

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A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association analyzed nutritional intake data from more than 100,000 postmenopausal women (in the Nurses’ Health Study) over a period of 20 years, and the researchers concluded that “women who ate high levels of plant protein had lower risks of premature death, cardiovascular disease and dementia-related […]

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Why does COVID-19 spread so easily?

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Cuz we love to talk. And we talk too much. So according to a Japanese study published in the journal, Physics of Fluids, SARS-Co-V-2 can be ejected in aerosol form from an infected person merely by talking. Now clearly, there would be other factors involved in an infected person passing their infection on to someone […]

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It is simply and totally unacceptable

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That a person advising the government about the purchase of vaccine supply held a professorship that is partly sponsored by a company that the government bought vaccines from. And this was not just a silent by-stander person sitting on the committee that agreed to buy that vaccine. She was in fact, the co-chair, of the […]

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Why are we so far behind?

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The British government declared this past weekend that every adult in the UK will be able to have received a firsts dose of coronavirus vaccine by July 31. Every adult, note, not just seniors and health care workers. Canada, not so fast. Not even close. Even if you believe Trudeau’s guess about vaccine delivery (and […]

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What are they afraid of?

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According to a story in the Province, the BC government is setting up clinics in every municipality in the province to deal with the supposed deluge of coronavirus vaccines that they are going to administer very soon. That’s reassuring to the extent, I guess, that it certainly beats the alternative, namely, not setting up such […]