CDC Guidance – How to Protect Yourself

For rather obvious reasons I’m posting some basic guidance. There is of course plenty of very good advice and guidance from many sources. In this case, I’m shamelessly cutting and pasting directly from the CDC. Why them? Because they are the subject matter experts. Right now is the time we should pay very close attention … Read more CDC Guidance – How to Protect Yourself

Is the Placebo a useful medical intervention?

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Alternative medicine is tagged “alternative” because it an intervention that has been demonstrated to not actually do anything medical beyond the placebo effect. Examples abound and include things such as Homeopathy, Reiki, etc… Let’s briefly review those. Examples of Alternative Medicine Homeopathy, dreamed up in 1792. It involves giving you a diluted substance to supposedly … Read more Is the Placebo a useful medical intervention?

Scientists hunting monsters in Loch Ness

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You might have seen a few media stories about the latest Loch Ness monster hunt resulting in a claim that it just might have been a giant eel. It was global – the story ran in the Guardian, the BBC and USA Today. Well yes, welcome to the monster factor; any mention of Loch Ness and monsters is like … Read more Scientists hunting monsters in Loch Ness