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May 9, 2021

Menopause: definition, early menopause, hot flashes, gabapentin, clonidine, CBT, mindfulness, exercising, phytoestrogens, black cohosh, acupuncture, and hormone replacement therapy // Magic mushrooms versus antidepressants // A rant about merchants of doubt

 

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* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean...


Apr 18, 2021

Car safety: the evidence behind seatbelts, air bags, booster seats, winter tires, and turning right on red // the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine saga, with the risk of blood clots explained // the claim that 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 will develop a neuropsychiatric condition.

 

* Jingle by Jillian Correia of Roctavio...


Apr 4, 2021

Chris and Jonathan discuss Australia’s COVID-19 response with epidemiologist Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz and compare it to Canada’s. Do lockdowns work? Are school closures necessary? Have we learned anything about how to manage a pandemic? The answers often turn out to be, “It depends….”

 

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Mar 21, 2021

In this special episode, Jonathan asks Chris to rank medical specialties from super-amazing to garbage! You totally won’t believe the specialty he ranks at the very top! But hey, while he’s ranking them, you might learn a thing or two about what these different breeds of doctors do! The recording ran long,...


Mar 9, 2021

UTIs: sex differences / antibiotics / self-diagnosis / cranberry juice / probiotics / D-mannose / drinking water / peeing after sex / contraception / topical estrogen. iPhone 12’s effect on pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. COVID-19 vaccines: Johnson & Johnson’s / AstraZeneca’s / variants / scams.

 

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