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In Support of e-Cigarettes


                               In Support of e-Cigarettes as a Substitute for                                     Tar-Containing Tobacco Cigarettes As a recent convert to e-cigarettes I made a simple test to satisfy what I had known since I was a teenager.  If you inhale on a tobacco … Continue reading

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Toxoplasmosis, Schizophrenia, Autism, Criminality, PTSD


Madness and toxoplasmosis http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/03/how-your-cat-is-making-you-crazy/8873/ Probably because of early kitten training my cats will only eat tuna, some cat foods with gravy, dry cat food, won’t get excited by a saucer of milk or table scraps.  I keep trying to get … Continue reading

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Visual Cost-Benefit Analysis of World Health Care Systems


CLICK ON ILLUSTRATION Sometimes a picture is worth 10,000 words.  Maybe this is one of those times, maybe not.  In any event there is a reasonably good evidence for changing the way we do health care in this country.  The … Continue reading

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Early Test for Alzheimer’s


Preliminary new blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease uncovered February 11, 2011 UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have helped develop a novel technology to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear. This preliminary technology, which uses synthetic … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C: Long-Term Killer


New hope for hepatitis C, an often hidden disease January 17, 2011 By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer Enlarge Dr. Paul J. Pockros, head, Division of Gastroenterology/ Hepatology and director, Liver Disease Center, talks with patient Loretta Roberts as … Continue reading

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