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Laughter truly is 'the best medicine'. Take a happy pill, humour heals, it hurts when I laugh, a stitch in time saves nine...we have heard them all or just about - Shilo Zylbergold

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Can Heartburn Cure AFib? Maybe!

Can Heartburn Cure AFib? Maybe!

Feb 26, 2024 - I have my fingers crossed that the odds will be with me and that I might not have to deal with arrhythmia and the associated dangers of stroke ever again - Shilo Zylbergold

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Genetic Engineering: Unsavory Echoes From the Past

Genetic Engineering: Unsavory Echoes From the Past

Nov 28, 2023 - Despite the signs that the uglier aspects of Eugenics are popping up with greater frequency on the dark web and even in posts and blogs on some of the more benign sites of assorted social networks, it appears extremely dubious that it can once again capture the notoriety it grabbed within the scientific community almost a century ago - Shilo Zylbergold

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MAID in Canada

MAID in Canada

Aug 26, 2023 - Times have changed, however, and now there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to determining one’s end of life. Medical Assistance in Dying or MAID, is an option either already available or soon to be accessible to anyone of sound mind who feels it would be better to end it than to continue on suffering with no hope of recovery. - Shilo Zylbergold

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Why Don't They Call It Artificial Stupidness?

Why Don't They Call It Artificial Stupidness?

May 30, 2023 - Are robots really out to get us? Maybe it hasn’t reached the point where they are planning to destroy our species, but they are getting to be extremely annoying - Shilo Zylbergold

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Your Remains: The Ultimate Downsize

Your Remains: The Ultimate Downsize

Apr 15, 2023 - Nobody asked me, but it's almost as if there are too many choices open to me for when I'm finished with my body - Shilo Zylbergold

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Is It True What They Say About CBD Oil?

Is It True What They Say About CBD Oil?

Feb 18, 2023 - You don't have to wander too far afoot to find someone who will swear that CBD oil has improved the quality of life and lessened the pain. How reliable, however, are these claims? - Shilo Zylbergold

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Who Reads Drug Package Inserts? It Ain't Us

Who Reads Drug Package Inserts? It Ain't Us

Jan 7, 2023 - Do you read the medicine information leaflet before you take medication? Most of us don’t, probably because the list of side-effects of even the humble paracetamol is scary as hell and the yards of print make you lose the will to live - Ann Robinson

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It's All Right if You Can't Remember

It's All Right if You Can't Remember

Aug 29, 2022 - Nobody asked me, but I truly believe that forgetfulness is a useful survival tool - Shilo Zylbergold

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The Pox is On Us

The Pox is On Us

Jul 7, 2022 - Monkey pox is actually a distant relative of the smallpox virus. Think of it as a long-lost, good-for-nothing nephew who has returned from nowhere, is now couch-surfing in your living room, and won’t leave - Shilo Zylbergold

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Nobody Asked Me But: Probing The Ageless Male Syndrome

Nobody Asked Me But: Probing The Ageless Male Syndrome

May 31, 2022 - In case you haven’t figured it out yet, the phenomenon he is experiencing here comes as a result of andropause, the male equivalent of menopause. Often referred to as “middle-age crisis,” this is the male’s futile last-ditch effort to grasp onto his youthful virility before inevitably slipping away into the fraternity of geezerhood - Shilo Zylbergold