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George Szasz, CM, MD

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Neil Peart, drummer for Rush
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In February 1997 the members of the Canadian rock trio Rush were invested as officers of the Order of Canada. The trio’s extraordinary drummer and lyricist Neil Peart was renowned for his technical proficiency, energy,... Read More

Possible therapy for peanut allergies
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The top 10 medical innovations that may make a significant difference in medical care in 2020 were recently announced at the Cleveland Clinic’s 2019 Medical Innovation Summit. The yearly meeting, now in its 17th year,... Read More

Is there a Santa Claus?
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In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia turned to her father when her friends claimed that there is no Santa Claus. The girl’s father said if New York’s Sun newspaper said there was a Santa, then it was so. The girl wrote... Read More

Green 3D illustration showing spores conidia and conidiophore
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In 1927 Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955) a Scottish biologist, physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist, spent part of August 1928 with his family on a holiday. He returned to his lab on 3 September, finding... Read More

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Recently I came across a book titled Sex After Grief: Navigating Your Sexuality After Losing Your Beloved. The book was written by Joan Price, a 72-year-old widow and author of several books celebrating older age... Read More

Quantum computing
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Richard Feynman (1918–1988), an American theoretical physicist, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics. He was a keen popularizer of physics... Read More

the future of physical exams
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In the 1960s the Star Trek television series took the viewer to life on a spaceship traveling beyond our solar system. Dr Leonard “Bones” McCoy, medical officer of the spaceship, was equipped with a tricorder, a medical... Read More