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Every now and then I get asked a question or come across something that upsets me, inspires me or fuels my curiosity. You'll find the results of that inspiration here.  I hope you find them both interesting and enjoyable...


Causes of Cancer – Part 4b: Your Immune System

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 | No Comments

The fifth article in the series explains how your immune system protects you against cancer. Published in Healthy Living, July – September 2017, pages 10 – 11. Click here to read

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Causes Of Cancer – Part 4a: What You Catch

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 | No Comments

The fourth article in the series explains how what you catch affects your cancer risk and what to do about it. Published in Healthy Living, April – June 2017, pages 10 – 11 Click here to read

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Causes Of Cancer – Part 3: What We’ve Done To The Environment…

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 | No Comments

In the third article of the series learn what part the environment plays and what you can do about it. Published in Healthy Living, January – March 2017, pages 6 – 7 Click here to read

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Causes Of Cancer – Part 2: What We Do To Ourselves…

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 | No Comments

In the second article of the series learn how your thinking affects your cancer risk and what you can do about it. Published in Healthy Living, April – June 2016, pages 8 – 9 Click here to read

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Causes Of Cancer – Part 1: Everything Old Is New Again

Monday, March 7th, 2016 | No Comments

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. In the first article of the series learn about your risk factors and what you can do – everyday – to avoid becoming a statistic. Published in Healthy Living, January – March 2016, pages 6 – 7 Click…

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Antibiotics: Keeping the “Magic” in the “Magic Bullet” – Part III

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 | One Comment

In Part I we looked at what antibiotics are, how they work and why and where they are used. We also looked at how they are abused and over-used and touched on some of the consequences and implications. In Part II we looked at how bacteria fight back and what it means for human health and the future of antibiotics. In this, the third and final Part, we will look at what is being done on the political front to address the issue of antibiotic resistance and more importantly, what you can do to help.

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Antibiotics: Keeping the “Magic” in the “Magic Bullet” – Part II

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 | No Comments

In Part I we looked at what antibiotics are, how they work and why and where they are used. We also looked at how they are abused and over-used and touched on some of the consequences and implications.

In this Newsletter we will go further and look at how bacteria fight back and what it means for human health and the future of antibiotics.

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Antibiotics: Keeping the “Magic” in the “Magic Bullet” – Part I

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 | No Comments

One subject that keeps popping up during the many conversations I have is the use of antibiotics in agriculture.

Given the insidious implications of the overuse of antibiotics, I thought I’d look into it. Death from infectious disease is the biggest killer we have ever known or will ever know. At the end of the 19th Century, the average human lifespan was less than 50 years. Living conditions were poor and the chances of catching an infectious disease were high. Once infected, the tools available to fight the infection, if there were any, were either crude, non-specific, marginally effective, or had, like Arsenic for example, horrendous or even lethal side effects.

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