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Those Burgers Aren't Just Making Us Fat—They're Messing With Our Immune Systems, Too

A junk food diet is clearly not healthy. Burgers widen our waistlines, raise our cholesterol levels and tighten our arteries. But scientists now think that even before it shows up as additional pounds on the scale, junk food is changing our bodies in other, surprising ways. 1,694 more words

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Sexist Medicine

Medicine has a long, sorry history of focusing on men. Happily, that seems to be changing, with a number of new studies coming out that examine how the medical experiences of men and women differ (and not just for the sexual differences). 127 more words


Five MORE reasons we need parasitology

I did mention in my last blog post on this subject that the 5 reasons I gave for maintaining parasitology and parasitologists were part of a much longer list. 263 more words


Lee Marvin’s back…

with a bang! And having missed last week’s readings, I was determined to make this week’s, the line-up simply too good to miss – Matt Hooton… 824 more words

Lee Marvin Readings

New Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants From Any Donor - The New York Times

The procedure, reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, involves a reboot of a patient’s immune system and could also work for lung and liver transplants. 13 more words


Oh dear :O

Mummy took me, Dougall and Kevin to the vet last week for a checkup.  She said we didn’t seem very happy at the moment.  Well, she was quite right, I haven’t felt really happy since Victor died, although Colman’s birthday party was fun.   421 more words


Book Review: Brain on Fire

Good evening, Kathy. It’s (not really sunny) Sunday.

In the last 24 hours I have read through the entirety of the book Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan.   849 more words