Category: Health and Wellness

‘How common is thyroid cancer?’

‘How common is thyroid cancer?’

Q: A female friend of mine was diagnosed with papillary cancer of the thyroid last week. She underwent an operation also last week and the doctor said the cancer has not spread yet. How common is thyroid cancer? What is...

MSG linked to weight gain

MSG linked to weight gain

The flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG), most often associated with Chinese food and after-dinner headaches, may also be enhancing waistlines, a new study finds. Researchers found that people who eat more MSG are more likely to be overweight or obese....

Contraception and Catholicism–Posner

Contraception and Catholicism–Posner

Contraception and Catholicism by Richard Posner It is always difficult to decide whether a religious tenet of a hierarchical religion, such as Roman Catholicism, reflects religious belief or institutional strategy. The Roman Catholic Church is a huge “corporation,” one that...

Daily Pill Greatly lowers AIDS risk, study finds

Daily Pill Greatly lowers AIDS risk, study finds

Donald McNeil Jr., for the New York Times wrote: In the study, published Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that the men taking Truvada, a common combination of two antiretroviral drugs, were 44 percent less likely to get...