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Naturopathy and Prostate Cancer

Naturopathy and Prostate Cancer

23 November 2012 by John Underhay

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. It has been said that if you are male and you live long enough you will develop the disease. That’s somewhat hyperbolic, but not much. Along with age, risk factors include race/ethnicity, nationality, family history, and socio-economic status. Prostate cancer occurs more often in […]

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CFI Branch starting in Halifax

CFI Branch starting in Halifax

23 February 2011 by Melany Hamill

CFI, Center for Inquiry, skeptical groups

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Cleansing and Poo – Natural Obsessions

27 January 2010 by Kim Hebert

I was at the natural health foods store in a mall near where I live (I mentioned it last week) and decided to buy some tea (somewhat to my annoyance, it’s the only place in my area where one can buy a bag of loose tea). After I made my purchase, the check-out person put […]

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Cannabis Cures Cancer?

14 January 2010 by Michael Kruse

Canadian Hemp activist Rick Simpson has been fighting for several years for the legalization of marijuana, THC-heavy hemp, and has been attempting to promote some very aggressive claims as to the curative effects of THC in the form of hemp oil. In November, Mr. Simpson’s residence in Amherst, Nova Scotia was raided by the RCMP […]

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When does responsibility trump fun?

21 October 2009 by Kim Hebert

Some frank discussion of Santa follows. You’ve been warned. I’m going to do kind of a short post today because I hope to generate some discussion. Ooooh, aaaah. In my various Googlings today, I came across this children’s book about Maritime monster legends, aptly named Maritime Monsters: A Field Guide (by Steve Vernon).

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Scammers find a new low

14 October 2009 by Kim Hebert

So you’re 15 years old and your mom dies of breast/lung cancer. Imagine your surprise 9 months later when you log on to Facebook and your “mother” has posted a status update promoting colon cleansers (specifically, the company CleanseProX — because the X means it works). I’d link to them, but they have several websites […]

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Canadian, Willard Boyle, Wins Nobel Prize for Physics (and Divine Geekery)

Canadian, Willard Boyle, Wins Nobel Prize for Physics (and Divine Geekery)

06 October 2009 by Kennedy Goodkey

The Nobel Prizes are pretty cool. But this morning when I read that a Canadian won the Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering the CCD, I totally geeked out. I’m going to go out on a limb here and declare that this is in fact the most geek-friendly Nobel Prize ever. Typically the Nobel for […]

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The Height of Irony

The Height of Irony

06 October 2009 by Kim Hebert

I read this short article from the CBC and it relates to my neck of the woods — the Maritimes. It got me thinking. Here’s one quote that had me scratching my head: “The absence of regulations for naturopathy is putting the health of Islanders at risk, says the P.E.I. Association of Naturopathic Doctors.” While […]

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