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POV: Science-It’s time to rethink treatment of ‘early’ cancers

My granddaughter sat opposite me at the table at La Quinta. I failed to smoothly pull the string on a gyroscope.

POV: Science-Tune up your brain before entering health’s marketplace

This represents my 26th publication of POV: Science for the Union-Bulletin. I find it hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for more than a year. It’s harder yet to know that I’ve wandered through a mixture of topics and can’t be sure what works for you and what doesn’t.

POV: Science-, Local-More than gut thinking needed in carnitine debate

The next time someone says, “Our mind and our body are connected,” you should agree. Nod your head in a professorial manner, touch your chin and ask, “Which one do you think is in charge?”

POV: Science-, Imported-Dietary studies delve into the meat of the matter

If I say “Pepsi,” would you say “Cola?” If I say “Carnal,” would you say “Desire?”

POV: Science-Examine smokescreen around marijuana

Let’s pretend your teenage daughter had a pregnancy test kit in her room. She says she got it for a friend. You decide to smoke your first marijuana cigarette.

POV: Science-Medical marijuana, dope laws are continuing potboilers

I was treating the gentleman’s prostate. I included his pelvic nodes in my radiation field. That carried almost no risk of nausea, but he heard I had access to marijuana and figured it was worth a try.

POV: Science-, Imported-Jolie's pre-emptive mastectomies a courageous call

“You have cancer” may be the most feared thing a doctor can tell a patient.

POV: Science-Scientists sort obesity facts from sales pitches

Twenty international scientists undertook an interesting task. They reviewed the available literature on things that are generally believed about obesity. They attempted to determine what is true and what is not.

POV: Science-Crossed hunger signals to brain a factor in overeating

I’ve just read Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” again. The story formed the basis for the movie “Apocalypse Now.” Disturbing questions are raised about the essence of madness and human nature.

POV: Science-, Imported-Crossed hunger signals factor in overeating

I’ve just read Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” again. The story formed the basis for the movie “Apocalypse Now.” Disturbing questions are raised about the essence of madness and human nature.

POV: Science-, Imported-Losing weight: What works, what doesn't

It’s becoming clear why Weight Watchers dominates the marketplace. I’ve been on the program for three weeks and I’m within one pound of reaching my first goal.

POV: Science-Is loss of weight a gain for health? A resounding maybe

Trailer parks cause tornados or, maybe, they just attract them. I’ve heard that discussion. I humbly suggest that there is a connection between violent weather and fragile homes.

POV: Science-Same simple ingredients, much different results

Go back with me to high school chemistry, the easy part.

POV: Science-‘Pure,’ ‘processed’ can be same

What’s pure and white, besides brides, lilies and the driven snow?

POV: Science-Will wine shield you from cancer? Simple answers elusive

‘A jug of wine, a loaf of bread — and thou.”