Archive for February, 2011

It doesn’t. [1] For credible, science-based information on obesity and weight loss, check out Weighty Matters, Obesity Panacea, and Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes. Reference: [1] Phung, O., Baker, W., Matthews, L., Lanosa, M., Thorne, A., & Coleman, C. (2009). Effect of green tea catechins with or without caffeine on anthropometric measures: a systematic review and […]


As a pharmacist, when I dispense medication, it’s my responsibility to ensure that the medication is safe and appropriate for the patient. There are numerous checks we go through including verifying the dose, ensuring there are no interactions with other drugs, and verifying the patient has no history of allergy to the product prescribed. Asking […]


In the long run, our odds of death are 100%. But what’s going to kill us? I really like this nice graphic from National Geographic, using stats from the US National Safety Council, which illustrates the big killers. Source I find this graphic fascinating. Of course it doesn’t include every way to go – just […]


This weekend has seen the “10-23 challenge” occur, where science advocates worldwide are “overdosing” on homeopathic products, to demonstrate that they contain no active ingredients and have no therapeutic effects. This builds on last year’s event in the UK and Australia, which was a success: absolutely nothing happened to any participant. This year, overdoses have […]



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