September 2010 Entries

Milk Issues

When Moses led his people out of slavery in Egypt, he had his eyes set on the land of milk and honey. Today, there are voices out there saying that milk isn't that great. Milk has been hailed as the cornerstone of healthy nutrition but has also been damned as a toxin filled liquid unfit for human consumption. What can anyone have against milk? Well, the proteins in milk can be highly allergenic... [To read more click on Title.]

A Good Canadian

If you are about 50 years old and have fully developed arms and legs, and grew up in North America, you might wish to pay homage to a 96 year old pharmacologist now living in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. She is Frances Kelsey, born in British Columbia on Vancouver Island in 1914. Dr. Kelsey was almost single-handedly responsible for refusing to authorize thalidomide for the American market due to her concerns about the drug’s safety. [To read more click on Title.]

Bisphenol A

Just the mention of bisphenol A (BPA) strikes terror into many hearts. If you go by media accounts you might think that this is the very chemical that is going to unravel the fabric of society. But did you know that there is a Dr. Hyde side to this Mr. Jekyll? Gentlemen, how would you like to boost your testosterone levels? Apparently many of you would, seeing that over a million prescriptions are written every year...[To read more click on Title.]