Lame Hunger Game

When I was a kid, my parents would panic when they see me not putting on weight. To many Chinese parents in those days, chubbiness is equivalent to health. Times have change. Even Chinese women go for liposuction to look healthy. It doesn’t just stop there. Many people, both in the East and the West, […]

The AIDS Conspiracy

Just as there are folks today who still believe that the earth is flat, there are also those who deny that HIV infections can cause AIDS. While there are certainly reckless individuals among the HIV denialists, the leaders of the movement comprise not just fake gurus and pseudoscientists, but qualified scientists as well. The most […]

HGH & Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Marie Somers is an American actress, author, singer, businesswoman, and health spokesperson. Somers had humble beginnings, posing for Playboy while she was a struggling model in the 1970s and 1980s. After getting into television, she appeared in the role of Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company and as Carol Foster Lambert on Step by Step […]

The Thinnest Slice

There’s something that interests me a lot in the latest issue of Discover magazine and I think I need to share this because many of my friends know absolutely nothing about this important medical breakthrough. That’s because in this age of information explosion, the amount of funny, stimulating junk in our Facebook feeds actually block […]

Lowering Blood Pressure

Coffee certainly increases one’s blood pressure, but the effect is often transient. My blood pressure would return to normal about 3 hours after consuming a cup of coffee. The effect of alcohol, however, seems to be more lasting and presumably more harmful. After a couple of glasses of cider, my blood pressures shoots up. It […]