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An update on an old joke

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There’s an old doctors’ joke about 2 doctors discussing an operation that one of them had done and the punchline is something like “Well, the operation was a success but the patient died.” Yes, I admit, it’s not very funny but it does tell you a lot about the way some doctors judge their successes, […]

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Egg lovers rejoice

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Used to be that there was no better breakfast for you than 2 fried eggs along with whatever you wanted to add in: Buttered toast, some kinda meat, potatoes, whatever. Then along came the cholesterol police and “Sorry, oops, your yummy eggs, which are loaded with cholesterol, are a no-no, so please don’t eat them […]

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Alcohol during pregnancy? Better not

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One of the more controversial issues about health recommendations over the last few years has been an attempt to get pregnant women to totally eliminate alcohol from their lives during their pregnancies because, as the authorities keep reminding us, when it comes to the health of a fetus, there is no known safe limit for […]