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POV: Science-Looking for links in aging, cell malfunction

Intuition rejects any notion that colon cancer is related to exercise. The only way to exercise a colon is a five-course meal or a double serving of frijoles. Colon cancer seems obviously caused by carcinogens that come in direct contact with the bowel wall. Well, that is part of the story.

POV: Science-, Local-The journals: My monthly potpourri

How often do doctors make an error in diagnosis? Take a guess. That’s the first issue in today’s look into the medical and scientific literature.

POV: Science-Ways to gain longevity often stretch bounds of credibility

Have you heard of the Hunzakuts? If so, you may have heard claims that they have almost no cancer.

POV: Science-The journals: My monthly potpourri

My desk looks like the dog arranged it. She suspects that there’s food somewhere in that mess, but it’s mostly scientific stuff that’s hard to chew on.

POV: Science-Caveat emptor a healthy practice in your health

Pinch the skin on the back of your hand and watch it snap back into place, or observe it sit there like the tent the Army made my home for a period of time.

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.