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Crashing the Pox Party

Crashing the Pox Party

30 November 2011 by Richelle McCullough

Source There has been much abuzz about “pox parties” – the practice of parents getting a bunch of unvaccinated kids together with an infected one (pick one, really, though chicken pox is the focus of the recent article in Time) in the hope that their little sweethearts become ill and therefore “naturally” immune to the […]

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Health Canada Approves…for November 3rd

Health Canada Approves…for November 3rd

03 November 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. I took a brief hiatus last week to finish up my series on magical thinking, but am back in the saddle and ready to discuss the results from our latest poll: A not-quite-filibuster-proof […]

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Health Canada Approves…for October 20th

Health Canada Approves…for October 20th

20 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. I guess I wasn’t fooling anyone.  Fact is, I had eaten some particularly delicious toro the night before and thought, “now this should be […]

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Health Canada Approves…for October 13th

Health Canada Approves…for October 13th

13 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. It was a dead heat this week, with the fictional Bhagavad Vitae losing out to Kripps Heal-All — Natural Health Product Number 80001502 — […]

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Health Canada Approves… for October 6th

Health Canada Approves… for October 6th

06 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. As the saying goes, you can’t make an anti-depressant out of a hound’s ear.  Well, maybe that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 29th

Health Canada Approves… for September 29th

29 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Sorry folks, while there are many anti-oxidants in the NHPD database, Photosyn 12 is not one of them.  To be honest, I’m not even […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 22nd

Health Canada Approves… for September 22nd

22 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Buzzardskill 22 was the clear favourite this week, but alas, it is no testament to ancient Anishinaabe wisdom.  The actual approved product is Plumbum […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 15th

Health Canada Approves… for September 15th

15 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. It was a dead heat this week, with Homeoslim just edging out the evocative — and fake — Mighty Qi.  Homeslim can be found […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 8th

Health Canada Approves… for September 8th

08 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Seems most of you found fact stranger than fiction, because the correct answer is Vomitusheel, Natural Health Product Number 80014075. Vomitusheel is a six ingredient […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 1st

Health Canada Approves… for September 1st

01 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves... where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. The correct answer is Devil’s Claw Secondary Tuber, Natural Health Product Number 80000219.  We decided to start off easy on Health Canada, and picked […]

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