Tagged: Medicine


Screening and Skepticism

If you could undergo a simple screening test for a disease, chances are you would; after all, the mantra “early diagnosis saves lives” has been endlessly drilled into our heads through doctors, friends, advertisements,...

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H7N9: A virus worth watching

Thanks to the two Virology Hangouts on Air that Scott Lewis and I hosted (“Going Viral” – SciSunHOA from 28 April, 2013 and “Ferreting out the Truth”: H5N1 #SciSun Panel Discussion), I have viruses...


Men at Greater Risk for Cancer than Women

Even though we’re used to thinking of cancer as a ‘malfunction’ of the genes, the environment plays a huge role in cancer etiology (depending on the cancer of course). Our lifestyle choices can affect...