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Moral, Naturally

Sam, Dan, and Becky discuss strange religious views on bodily functions and blood, morality and modesty. Dan sets us straight about natural medicines in a Moment of Science.

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Moment of Science: “Natural Medicine” Notes

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2. Lewis, H. D.; Davis, J. W.; Archibald, D. G.; Steinke, W. E.; Smitherman, T. C.; Doherty Je, J. E.; Schnaper, H. W.; Lewinter, M. M.; Linares, E.; Pouget, J. M.; Sabharwal, S. C.; Chesler, E.; Demots, H. (1983). “Protective Effects of Aspirin against Acute Myocardial Infarction and Death in Men with Unstable Angina”. New England Journal of Medicine 309 (7): 396–403.doi:10.1056/NEJM198308183090703. PMID 6135989.

3. Algra, Annemijn M; Rothwell, Peter M (2012). “Effects of regular aspirin on long-term cancer incidence and metastasis: A systematic comparison of evidence from observational studies versus randomised trials”. The Lancet Oncology 13 (5): 518–27.doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70112-2. PMID 22440112.


5. Mary Bellis (16 June 2010). “History of aspirin”. Retrieved 11 May 2011.

6. Fisher, J. F.; Meroueh, S. O.; Mobashery, S. (2005). “Bacterial Resistance to β-Lactam Antibiotics: Compelling Opportunism, Compelling Opportunity†”.Chemical Reviews 105 (2): 395–424.doi:10.1021/cr030102i. PMID 15700950. edit

7. “Alexander Fleming – Time 100 People of the Century”. Time.


9. Maruno K, Said SI (1993). “Small-cell lung carcinoma: inhibition of proliferation by vasoactive intestinal peptide and helodermin and enhancement of inhibition by anti-bombesin antibody”. Life Sci. 52 (24): PL267–71. doi:10.1016/0024-3205(93)90640-O.PMID 8389407.


11. ANI (2007). “Sea snail venom paves way for potent new painkiller”. Compassionate health care network. Retrieved 2008-11-19.


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