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    Re: How do birds mate? Is it in the air?

    Agreed. Scilover, please make an effort to follow the protocol here. You are a valued contributor but you've been here for a while and it's time you learned what everyone else has learned how to do.
  2. Re: Study Finds Fish Oil May Not Help Your Heart

    This article appears to be all about supplements. How about making an effort to include fatty fish consumption in your diet on a regular basis? At 99¢ for a serving size can, available in a variety...
  3. Re: Obesity And Vitamin D Deficiency - Greater Risk For Breast Cancer

    Men seem not to be so weight conscious, possibly because women are inclined to overlook obesity in favor of status and net worth. Women, on the other hand, realize that the first thing any man...
  4. Most Promising Alzheimer’s Drug in Years Took a Thrashing From FDA Advisory Committee

    Alice Park
    November 10, 2020

  5. Re: Obesity And Vitamin D Deficiency - Greater Risk For Breast Cancer

    If you were to watch a few films from the 40s and the 50s, you would see very few obese people and even fewer obese women. The same is true of television in the 50s and even the 60s. People back then...
  6. Re: Here's How To Think About The Danish Mask Study

    In other words, the study was inconclusive. The numbers emerging from US cities who do/do not mandate masks seem to show clear evidence that masks cut virus transmission by a significant margin… But...
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    Re: How things are going in your area?

    Thanks for that article, BandsAiud. It's encouraging.
    It's nice getting to know you. I have two family members from the Philippines. My older son married a Filipina and they live in Nevada. My...
  8. Re: No, Mouthwash Will Not Save You From The Coronavirus

    Social media have an obligation to delete this kind of misinformation. I'm beginning to think an army of moderators is required to deal with these troll farms!
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    Re: How things are going in your area?

    BandsAiud, yes, please tell us where you live. Are you even in the USA? I am in the state of Maine where people have been largely compliant about social distancing and wearing masks, but a few...
  10. Re: Covid Patients Don't Believe The Virus Is Real

    I just commented on this attitude in your earlier post, Julie, before I saw the video. But I heard Jodi on public radio yesterday when she was being interviewed from South Dakota, saying all the same...
  11. Re: A rare Covid-19 complication was reported in children. Now, it's showing up in ad

    I've been reading similar stories, Julie. Patients are screaming at doctors and nurses to tell them the truth because they will not believe that they have COVID-19. Some of them are still insisting...
  12. A rare Covid-19 complication was reported in children. Now, it's showing up in adult

    Erika Edwards
    Oct. 16, 2020

    "This needs to be in the forefront of every intensive care unit physician's mind," said one expert.

    It was a rash that tipped Dr. Alisa Femia off.
    Femia, director...
  13. Vitamin C Cuts COVID Deaths by Two-Thirds

    Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, October 13, 2020
    Commentary by Patrick Holford

    (OMNS Oct 13, 2020) The world’s first randomized placebo controlled trial ...
  14. Antibiotic use in babies linked to allergies, asthma and other conditions, study find

    Sandee LaMotte
    Mon November 16, 2020

    (CNN)Children younger than two who are given antibiotics are more likely to have a number of ongoing illnesses or conditions later in life, a new study ...
  15. Re: Covid: chemicals found in everyday products could hinder vaccine

    I was a bit alarmed by the apparent universal presence of PFAS in everything from Teflon to cosmetics, so I went on a bit of a search to see exactly where they were found. I can't assume that I am...
  16. Re: Study Finds Ticks Choose Humans Over Dogs When Temperature Rises

    This is good to know. I hope readers also know that if they are bitten, they need to contact their doctor immediately to get a prescription for doxycycline. It's only a single pill but it will offset...
  17. Re: Obesity and COVID-19: A Renewed Call to Address A Growing Crisis

    @BandsAiud, obesity is such an unpleasant and unhealthy state to be in, that I think a little sacrifice would certainly be justified! :)
  18. Re: Link Between Alzheimer's And Gut Microbiota Confirmed

    This leaves me kind of confused. I have no doubt that gut microbiota play a role, but there seems to be no useful information here in terms of prevention.
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    Re: What To Know About Steroid Injections

    Maurya, thank you for confirming that I made the right decision in not having a third course of injections. Two failures in a row is not exactly an encouragement for trying yet again. And you are...
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    Toxic Exposure ( chlorpyrifos)

    Organic Consumers Association
    November 2020

    While we are worrying about our children’s health during the pandemic, let's not forget about the pesticide epidemic which has been harming kids'...
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    Re: What To Know About Steroid Injections

    I have had two attempts to treat the bursitis in my hips with corticosteroid injections. I went into this optimistic because everyone I questioned who had experienced this treatment claimed that it...
  22. Re: Gut Check: Teff Grain Boosts Microbiome Health

    The problem with this otherwise valuable information is that if you are gluten intolerant (or for any other reason, avoiding grains), teff is a grain. It's an ancient grain, certainly, but still a...
  23. Re: The Nigella Effect: Are Banana Skins About To Become A Must-Eat Ingredient?

    I had never heard of her, but that doesn't mean anything. I don't have a television, but that's equally meaningless. Still, kitchen celebrities usually make the news and there are often videos on...
  24. Re: Cloth Face Masks That Can Be Disinfected by The Sun

    Maurya, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. So far no one I know personally has been sick at all, and overall Maine's numbers are fairly good; the few outbreaks we've seen have come from...
  25. Why Pfizer's vaccine won't fix everything instantly

    Friday, November 13, 2020

    This week began with a rare piece of good pandemic news: Pfizer announced that its two-part COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective at preventing disease,...
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