Category Archives: health and medical

Social media and the Fear of Missing Out: Why are you reading this? Shouldn’t you be doing something cool?

We’re all aware of the existence of the black sorcery that is social media. We all use it and we’ve all read the disparaging articles, heard the misinformed talking heads going on about its corruptive influence and then seen it … Continue reading

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Abortion: A public battleground???

Did you know that the Catholic Church wasn’t always pro-life like it is now? Until 1869, the Catholic Church considered the fetus to have a soul at around 19 weeks, and supported legal abortion until that time. The legal status … Continue reading

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Height, Heart Disease and Keeping Perspective

A study published by the University of Leicester last month gained a lot of media attention when it linked genetically short adult height to coronary artery disease. The results prompted some to ask questions of the medical field, and what … Continue reading

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Vaccines have never caused autism.

If you find yourself asking “Should I have my child vaccinated against Measles, Mumps and Rubella?” The answer is an almost definite “Yes.” 

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Autism and Vaccination: Doctors vs. Spin-Doctors

When the prevalence of debilitating infectious diseases subsides, regard for vaccine value fades and complacency thrives. The efficacy of worldwide vaccination programs in reducing disease incidence fuels this ‘out of sight, out of mind mentality’, and abets vaccine sceptics to inject … Continue reading

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Social media seriously sucks

Do you use social media? Of course you do. Almost everyone does. But have you ever thought about how it’s impacting on your life? Do you think it makes your life better? Or worse? The latest research adds to a growing … Continue reading

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Why do medicines cost so damned much?

From time immemorial, big pharma has been charging high prices for their little bottles of pills. Is there a reason for these high prices, or are we just being charged so much because the drug companies know we’ll pay it?

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Can Genetics Predict Your Future Mental Health Illness?

We can stereotype just about anything. People. Places. Objects. Ways of thinking. If you can name it, we can label it. In the fast pace world we live in, it has become too easy to let our preconceived ideas become … Continue reading

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Marijuana is harmful

Marijuana negatively impacts our brain. The debate over this simple fact is filled with strong opinions on both sides, but the scientific facts remain, marijuana use has a negative impact on the way our brain works and the development of key … Continue reading

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Solving Malaria with pain-free needles: why are we not funding this?

A recent study in the UK demonstrated how a Malaria vaccine could be possible with the use of microneedles, a cheaper and pain-free vaccination method. But what’s the point of developing a Malaria vaccine when the current health prevention efforts … Continue reading

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