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Archives for January 8, 2007

Cancer and “fate”

Last week, our Seed overlords published on the flagship an Agence France-Presse article about a survey in Britain whose results showed that large numbers of people believe that cancer is due to “fate” rather than risk factors that can be modified to decrease one’s risk of developing the disease: LONDON (AFP)–More than a quarter of…

It was just last week that I was made aware of the sad news that Katie Wernecke, the 14-year-old girl with Hodgkin’s lymphoma whose parents’ battle to reject radiation therapy and additional chemotherapy made national news in 2005 and who ultimately went for high dose vitamin C therapy at an altie clinic in Kansas, had…