"What is known—and not known—about your flu medication"

By John Doe - Published on Friday, 08 February 2013 11:38

"Sometimes, we selectively ignore information. We seek data that confirms our beliefs and biases, and brush off evidence that conflicts with our thinking. Sometimes, though, it’s not OK to ignore evidence. Especially when it comes to public health. So Science-ish was astonished when the Public Health Agency of Canada announced plans to take....."

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"The ten best homemade remedies"

By Rob Winters - Published on Saturday, 07 January 2012 09:43

"To treat: Toothache

Clove oil is a brilliant source of eugenol, a natural pain killer and antibacterial and is a popular toothache cure in folk medicine. Usually it is administered by mixing a few drops with 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil, applying cotton wool soaked in the mixture to the painful area. However individuals using clove oil should note...."

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"Sexual Orientation Obsessions and Suicidal Thoughts"

By Rob Winters - Published on Saturday, 07 January 2012 09:35

"Among those with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessional fears can come in many forms, and worries about sex are among the most common. Previously, I described one type of sexual fear that is often misunderstood — sexual orientation obsessions in OCD (SO-OCD). In OCD, obsessions are unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses that cause distress and won't go away.

To better understand the nature of these fears and the people who have them, I conducted a study of over a thousand people visiting one of several OCD websites. I used a battery of specific questions about sexual orientation worries, developed with input from OCD experts at the University of Pennsylvania and other experienced colleagues."

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"Compound halts foodborne bugs"

By Rob Winters - Published on Saturday, 07 January 2012 09:33

CORNELL (US) — "Researchers have found a compound that is safe for mammals but stops the foodborne bacteria Listeria in its tracks.

In a year when cantaloupe tainted with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes killed 30 people, Cornell University researchers’ discovery of a compound that controls this deadly bacteria—and possibly others—is great news.

The compound, fluoro-phenyl-styrene-sulfonamide (FPSS), is safe for mammals but interrupts a mechanism in Listeria that controls genes that are expressed when the bacterium experiences a rapid change in its environment."

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"RCMP arrest two B.C. residents in 2000 slaying in India"

By Rob Winters - Published on Saturday, 07 January 2012 09:29

"The mother and uncle of Jassi Sidhu, murdered in India on June 8, 2000 in a purported honour killing, were taken into custody in Maple Ridge, B.C. to await extradition.
Yesterday, the RCMP's "E" Division, based in Vancouver, announced the arrests. Taken into custody were Malkit Kaur Sidhu, 63, and Surjit Singh Badesha, 67. Both are residents of Maple Ridge and are the mother and uncle of Jaswinder (Jassi) Kaur Sidhu, who was 25 at the time she was murdered in India."

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