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Posted on April 11, 2017

  Finally: An Explanation of Autism   I have reprinted an opinion piece from The New York Times. It traces a significant part of the autism epidemic to inflammation of the immune system. The same system that fights infection attacks … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports on Supplements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ambiguous

Posted on August 16, 2016

The Good   In its September 2016 magazine, Consumer Reports has an extensive review of dietary supplements. They present a very good history of the supplement industry, which got its impetus from Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize winner, and his … Continue reading

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“Truth” About Supplements?

Posted on January 25, 2016

WGBH Frontline Slams Supplements   There are many ongoing controversies about the use of supplements and their effects on people’s health. The supplement industry in the United States could best be described as a bazaar with various companies hawking their … Continue reading

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Testosterone Aiding the Heart

Posted on January 11, 2016

  Proper Doses of Testosterone Reduces Heart Attack Risk   A new Veteran’s Administration study looked at records of 83,000 men, average age 66, with no evidence of heart disease or stroke and low total testosterone (TT) at the beginning … Continue reading

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Was the Death of Robin Williams Preventable? Misperceptions of Suicide

Posted on August 25, 2014

In his piece on Robin Williams, Andrew Solomon of The New Yorker states that every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide. Actually, it’s every second of every day, as people choose the action, or inaction, that will end their lives sooner. … Continue reading

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Fish Oil Remains Very Good For You

Posted on June 5, 2014

A recent publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association found no benefit of 1 gram daily of fish oil in a review of 20 previous studies. Numerous major news and media outlets are interpreting these results to show … Continue reading

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