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Category Archive for 'The Body Electric'

Imagine how this must feel to these men who are paralyzed: Bookmark It

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Oh yeah, I know about this. I had surgery on my sinuses back in the 90s and I couldn’t read a book for years. (Considering that I’d normally rip through at least four a week, it was a BIG change.) I could read magazine articles, but I couldn’t sustain the attention, focus and memory needed […]

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Just in case you needed a reminder — oh, and don’t forget the only reason it got approved was because of Donald Rumsfeld: “When aspartame was put before the FDA for approval, it was denied eight times. G.D. Searle, founder of aspartame, tried to get FDA approval in 1973. Clearly, he wasn’t bothered by reports […]

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This is kind of science-heavy, but fascinating. I love milk (although I’m told it’s not good for adults) but maybe this is why. Bookmark It

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Really?

They’re surprised? ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – The findings of a recent study suggest that middle-class mothers-to-be are more likely to imbibe alcohol while pregnant than women from any other economic tier. The UK Telegraph is reporting that college-educated, mature white women from affluent areas were the most prone to ignoring medical advise on the matter. […]

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I can’t even count the number of times someone gravely informed me they were on antidepressants for a “chemical imbalance.” Now, I can’t blame them for believing their doctors, but come on, use your brain! For most people, these drugs seem to make people worse: In Anatomy of an Epidemic, you also discussed the pseudoscience behind […]

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Creativity

I thought everybody was like this. No? Bookmark It

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About time. It’s crazy that they haven’t been using it. Bookmark It

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If Big Pharma can’t get make enough money to make up for the antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds they can sell instead, odds are slim: Exactly a century after ecstasy was first patented, Health Canada has approved the drug’s import for the first Canadian study using the illegal substance in trauma survivors’ therapy. The decision to […]

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But it’s a lot like it. Testing confirmed that the children in California “definitely do not have polio,” Van Haren said. “The cause of most of these cases is not known. Some clinical and laboratory features, such as the pattern of inflammation seen in the spinal cord on MRI, are consistent with a viral process,” […]

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