I’m always dismayed when people try to exaggerate the health risks of certain substances by calling them “chemicals”. “We have to worry about chemicals in apple juice” they’ll warn, or “chemicals in plastic bottles”. As anyone who’s taken a chemistry class can tell...
Jordan Farmar returning to Maccabi Tel Aviv
Netanyahu asked European leaders to vote against Israel at U.N.
Amid their country’s financial crisis, Greek Jews struggle and brace for more turmoil
Burt Shavitz, Jewish co-founder of Burt’s Bees, dies at 80
London neo-Nazi rally overshadowed by counterdemonstration
Chief Rabbinate should have more inclusive outlook
Jerry Weintraub, producer, dies at 77
Clinton says campaign will talk up countering BDS
June 15, 2012 | 12:51 pm
April 20, 2012 | 12:41 pm
Three years ago I wrote a post alarmed that measles was on the rise in the US. Little did I know then that this was only going to get worse.
April 6, 2012 | 11:37 am
Why wouldn’t you want an EKG every year as part of your check up? Why would you not want to be screened for prostate cancer at the age of 80 (or maybe at any age)? Why should you decline the annual chest X ray that your doctor keeps ordering? Is it because you’re eager to save...
March 9, 2012 | 2:24 pm
In 2010 I predicted that Clostridium difficile (C. dif.) would become a household name. C. dif. is a bacterium that infects the colon causing severe, sometimes life-threatening, diarrhea. C. dif. infection is frequently a complication of antibiotic use. Antibiotics can kill the...