Evolution’s Sweet Tooth

Of all the indignant responses to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan to ban the sale of giant servings of soft drinks in New York City, libertarian objections seem the most worthy of serious attention. People have certain rights, this argument goes, including the right to drink lots of soda, to eat junk food, to gain […]

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‘Issue and answer’ from Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson

The issues — Antibiotics – when you need them they save your life, but how to protect your gut so you don’t ruin your health down the road? Antibiotics are lifesavers; they can save us from pneumonia or that serious infected tooth or that infection in our kidneys. But, they are well known to wallop […]

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Women with ‘unexplained fatigue’ should take iron supplements: Study

The women in the new study, published in the CMAJ, did not have anemia, but were considered to have borderline levels of ferretin. A daily dose of 80 milligrams of elemental iron in the form of ferrous sulfate was associated with a decrease in fatigue stores of 48%, compared to a decrease of 29% in […]

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