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Camp Fire in Northern California destroys Adventist Health Feather River Hospital, patients evacuated

NASA Earth Observatory image of Camp fire by Joshua Stevens A trio of wildfires has devoured tens of thousands of acres and numerous structures in Northern California, killing five people and destroying Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in the town of Paradise. Both the hospital and the town have been leveled by the Camp Fire,… Read More »

Caraway: A Plant With Diverse Culinary Applications, Plus a Few Potential Health Benefits

Caraway (Carum carvi) is an aromatic plant known for its seeds. However, other parts of it are edible as well, such as the leaves and roots.1 It’s considered to be one of the oldest cultivated spices,2 being utilized by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs.3 In fact, it is believed that the word originated from… Read More »

Double the risk of death! The problem with headline health statistics

By Tom Chivers How should scientists and journalists report risk? The way in which a statistic is presented can entirely change how alarming it sounds. And too often, both newspapers and scientific journals choose the most alarming, but least informative, way. For instance, according to a widely reported study published in the BMJ this month, if… Read More »