Archive for April, 2011

Calcium is good for us, right? Milk products are great sources of calcium, and we’re told to emphasize milk products in our diets. Don’t (or can’t) eat enough dairy? Calcium supplements are very popular, especially among women seeking to minimize their risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis prevention and treatment guidelines recommend calcium and vitamin D as […]

Despite the variety of health systems across hundreds of different countries, one feature is near-universal: We all depend on private industry to commercialize and market drug products. And because drugs are such an integral part of our health care system, that industry is generally heavily regulated. Yet despite this regulation, little is publicly known about […]

The beat poem by Tim Minchin, describing a dinner party conversation with an alternative medicine advocate, is now an animated movie. If you’ve never heard Storm, you’re in for a treat:

Help Save Cathy


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common rapidly-progressing leukemia in adults. In AML, the bone marrow makes abnormal white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. The consequence is anemia, bleeding risks, and an inability to fight infections. Chemotherapy is the usual initial approach. When it cannot bring a remission, the best treatment option […]


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