Tag Archives: health

A Mixed Bag

I picked a mix from ‘science news’ this week: tardigrade genes, fertility fears, and what is probably the world’s oldest living culture. Folks in Western civilization have known about our neighbors in Australia for about four centuries. Understanding their beliefs … Continue reading

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Dealing With Cystic Fibrosis

A “Benefit for Teri (Sanden) Starkey” notice was on the Our Lady of Angels bulletin board this Sunday. The event was Saturday, July 29, and in Litchfield; a town south and a bit east of here, about an hour and … Continue reading

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Using Vaccines Wisely

Using drones to deliver vaccines seems reasonable for places like Vanuatu. But vaccines won’t help if folks don’t know how to use them correctly, or can’t. Others avoid vaccines because they believe warnings from dubious sources. Facts and fears Health, … Continue reading

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Misusing Opioids

“Crisis” or not, opioid overdose is a problem. A lethal one, sometimes. We’ve used one opioid, opium, for millennia. Others have been developed during my lifetime. They’re all useful: and dangerous if misused. Drugs in the 19th century “Laughing Gas” … Continue reading

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