A friend of mine has written a heart breaking story about his father developing Alzheimer’s. The really brutal part of the story is the sinister agenda being played out by the government. As I’ve said before, the Alberta Health Super Board is bad for Albertans and needs to be stopped. Here is his story: A […]
About nine months ago the Government of Alberta decided to fire the boards of the nine regional health authorities in the province and create a new “Super Health Board” they claimed would better serve the public. Critics of the move predicted that it was a giant leap toward privatization of our health services. It hasn’t […]
Steven Levitt, of Freakonomics fame, at a 2005 TED Talk speaks about the economics of car seats. His data lead him to ask the morally difficult question, are children’s car seats worth the time and expense it takes to use them? [ted id=30] Hit play or watch Steven Levitt on child car seats at TED.com.
The story I linked to a few weeks ago, you know, the one with the video of the guy who’s finger miraculously grew back after he put some magic pig’s bladder-pixie dust on it? Well, um, it turns out… The Guardian has a story about that story and a picture. File this one under too […]
Update: It turns out, things are exactly as they appear in this video. See my updated post. There’s been some exciting breakthroughs in the world of regenerative medicine. About three years ago, Lee Spievack sliced off the tip of his finger in the propeller of a hobby shop airplane. His brother, Alan, a medical research […]
I just finished watching Michael Moore’s new movie, SiCKO. A lady in Utah once broke into conversation about the differences in superiority between the health care system in the United States and the one in Canada. It took me a moment to process her argument that the United States system was far superior because it […]
Sleeping with a partner can save your life. From the author, Dr. Paul C. Rosenblatt,”It surprised me how many people thought they were alive today because they shared a bed”. Did I mention that _I_ am a lifeguard?
I was reading about Dooce’s recent diagnosis of skin cancer, the other day, and today I came across a little health tip gem that might prevent you from getting your own dose of Basal Cell Carcinoma: Rubbing in suncream ‘cuts effect’! Sunscreen is most effective when left as a white film to dry on the […]
Using supercomputers to respond to a potential American health emergency, scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have developed a simulation model that makes stark predictions about the possible future course of an avian influenza pandemic. Based on today’s environment […]
A San Diego woman loses all of her body’s skin due to a rare drug allergy and lives to tell the tale.