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 o o Office for McGill Society Separating sense from nonsense

NOVEMBER 25, 2023

Office for Science and Society Separating sense from nonsense QA

WEEKLY DIGEST

NOVEMBER 25, 2023

MDD 1 A Office for Science and Society Separating sense from nonsense X QA
WEEKLY DIGEST

A Hundred Years Ago Life Changed for Diabetics

by Joe Schwarcz PhD

The 1989 television movie 'Glory Enough for All' revisits the remarkable journey of Drs. Banting and Macleod at the University of Toronto, shedding light on the challenges and controversies that led to the groundbreaking discovery of insulin.

Is This Gadget a Scam?

by Jonathan Jarry MSc

An antifreeze snow removal device, allegedly inspired by NASA technology, is a case study on how to sniff out scams

What compound is responsible for red wine headaches?

by Ada McVean

The theory is scientifically promising, but more studies are needed before we can blame quercetin for red-wine-induced headaches.

Athletes, Vaccines and Cardiac Deaths

by Chris Labos MD, MSc

Fortunately, we don’t have to speculate about whether young athletes are dying or not. We can simply check.

A Hundred Years Ago Life Changed for Diabetics

by Joe Schwarcz PhD

The 1989 television movie 'Glory Enough for All' revisits the remarkable journey of Drs. Banting and Macleod at the University of Toronto, shedding light on the challenges and controversies that led to the groundbreaking discovery of insulin.

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Is This Gadget a Scam?

by Jonathan Jarry MSc

An antifreeze snow removal device, allegedly inspired by NASA technology, is a case study on how to sniff out scams

Did scientists just discover the compound responsible for red wine headaches?

by Ada McVean

The theory is scientifically promising, but we will need more studies before we can definitively blame quercetin for red-wine-induced headaches.

 

Athletes, Vaccines and Cardiac Deaths

by Chris Labos MD, MSc

Fortunately, we don’t have to speculate about whether young athletes are dying or not. We can simply check.

Your Morning Cup O'Joe

Ginkgo and Memory Enhancement?

The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory study investigated whether ginkgo extract had any benefit for cognitive impairment.

Magic Friday!

Are Magicians Less Prone to Mental Illness?

Your Morning Cup O'Joe

Ginkgo and Memory Enhancement?

The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory study investigated whether ginkgo extract had any benefit for cognitive impairment.

Magic Friday!

Are Magicians Less Prone to Mental Illness?

The Right Chemistry

Dr. Joe Schwarcz discusses the history of the catheter!

For more on this, check out Dr. Joe's column,

"Producing effective, safe urinary catheters can be a challenge", in today's Montreal Gazette.

What else we're reading & listening to

OSS in the News

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What is the most common type of diabetes in the general population?

 

Last Week's Q: What did the ancient Chinese remedy named “Tongxinluo” aim to treat? A: Cardiovascular conditions / Heart attack symptoms

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o o Office for McGill Society Separating sense from nonsense NOVEMBER 25, 2023 Office for Science and Society Separating sense from nonsense QA WEEKLY DIGEST NOVEMBER 25, 2023 MDD 1 A Office for Science and Society Separating sense from nonsense X QA WEEKLY DIGEST A Hundred Years Ago Life Changed for Diabetics by Joe Schwarcz PhD The 1989 television movie 'Glory Enough for All' revisits the remarkable journey of Drs. Banting and Macleod at the University of Toronto, shedding light on the challenges and controversies that led to the groundbreaking discovery of insulin. Is This Gadget a Scam? by Jonathan Jarry MSc An antifreeze snow removal device, allegedly inspired by NASA technology, is a case study on how to sniff out scams What compound is responsible for red wine headaches? by Ada McVean The theory is scientifically promising, but more studies are needed before we can blame quercetin for red-wine-induced headaches. Athletes, Vaccines and Cardiac Deaths by Chris Labos MD, MSc Fortunately, we don’t have to speculate about whether young athletes are dying or not. We can simply check. A Hundred Years Ago Life Changed for Diabetics by Joe Schwarcz PhD The 1989 television movie 'Glory Enough for All' revisits the remarkable journey of Drs. Banting and Macleod at the University of Toronto, shedding light on the challenges and controversies that led to the groundbreaking discovery of insulin. - Is This Gadget a Scam? by Jonathan Jarry MSc An antifreeze snow removal device, allegedly inspired by NASA technology, is a case study on how to sniff out scams Did scientists just discover the compound responsible for red wine headaches? by Ada McVean The theory is scientifically promising, but we will need more studies before we can definitively blame quercetin for red-wine-induced headaches. Athletes, Vaccines and Cardiac Deaths by Chris Labos MD, MSc Fortunately, we don’t have to speculate about whether young athletes are dying or not. We can simply check. Your Morning Cup O'Joe Ginkgo and Memory Enhancement? The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory study investigated whether ginkgo extract had any benefit for cognitive impairment. Magic Friday! Are Magicians Less Prone to Mental Illness? Your Morning Cup O'Joe Ginkgo and Memory Enhancement? The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory study investigated whether ginkgo extract had any benefit for cognitive impairment. Magic Friday! Are Magicians Less Prone to Mental Illness? The Right Chemistry Dr. Joe Schwarcz discusses the history of the catheter! For more on this, check out Dr. Joe's column, "Producing effective, safe urinary catheters can be a challenge", in today's Montreal Gazette. WHAT ELSE WE'RE READING & LISTENING TO * The Atlantic - A Sort-of-Common, Very Strange Cat Trick * MedScape: Sleeping Beats Sitting? What a New Study Means for Your Patients OSS IN THE NEWS * CJAD - Indoor Air [Joe Schwarcz] * CJAD - Dr. Labos answered your calls and texts on CJAD 800! O 8 S, non-trivial T, i3 A,.A'!,V4 ki A 1 Question of the Week: What is the most common type of diabetes in the general population? Last Week's Q: What did the ancient Chinese remedy named “Tongxinluo” aim to treat? A: Cardiovascular conditions / Heart attack symptoms Submit your answer here! FACEBOOKINSTAGRAMRSSYOUTUBEX The McGill Office for Science and Society (OSS) is dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking and the presentation of scientific information to the public, educators and students in an accurate and responsible fashion. This message was sent to you by McGill Office for Science and Society McGill Office for Science and Society, 801 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, QC, H3A 0B8 Canada You can from future mailings.
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