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Lifting the Curse

Do you sometimes dream about a world without menstrual periods? No more cramps or bloating. PMS jokes abolished. Thanks to the simple birth control pill, the ¢curse¢ was lifted a long time ago In an article entitled, "Lifting the Curse:…

How Rotavirus Causes Diarrhea

Rotaviruses are the major cause of diarrhea in infants. They are associated with the death of about 600,000 infants each year worldwide. Adults rarely have major problems with this cause of diarrhea. Last year there was a lot of hope that a…

Shingles

It was reported that Canadas Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, was suffering from shingles. No, he wasnt having a new roof put on the Prime Ministers home in Ottawa. He was suffering from an outbreak of blisters on his skin. Ive had shingles…

PEPPERMINT IS NOT A CURE-ALL

Let's talk about stimulants versus relaxants. Like me, you have probably heard that peppermint is supposed to be a panacea for stomach ailments. I hate to disappoint you, but this simply is not true. Most mints are stimulants. The only…