Bioethics

December 6, 2011

Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk

A study linking alcohol consumption to breast cancer risk garnered a significant amount of coverage, with all three national news broadcasts covering the story recently. The story […]
December 5, 2011

Christmas Season Sale – My Autographed Books

What better gift could you give a reader than an autographed book? Well, the folks at my on-line book store have just slashed the prices of […]
December 5, 2011

Drinking coffee associated with decreased skin cancer risk

The Los Angeles Times reports that according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, “drinking coffee […]
December 4, 2011

Supplements for lactose intolerance vary dramatically in strength and cost

Can lactose-free milks and lactase enzyme supplements provide help to the millions of Americans with lactose intolerance. Yes! Absolutely! But, and this a BIG “but,” it […]
December 4, 2011

Study finds thyroid supplements may be dangerous

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports on a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association, which examined 10 brands of over-the-counter […]
December 3, 2011

Larimore Family Newsletter – December 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Christmas Book Sale Family Update Publication Update Christmas article in Significant Living Book Forward for Alive! Gabon […]
December 3, 2011

Follow Dr. Walt on Twitter

You can now follow Dr. Walt on Twitter: @WaltLarimore.
December 2, 2011

Soda consumption linked to violent behaviors in teens

The Washington Post “Checkup” blog reports, “Teenagers who drink soda are more likely to carry a weapon and act violently, according to new and somewhat shocking research […]
May 10, 2010

Placenta-derived stem cell therapy may benefit patients with Crohn’s disease

The successes for adult, cord blood, and placental-derived stem cells just keep piling up. Now comes an AP report saying, “Celgene Corporation … reported a successful […]
June 7, 2010

Post-Abortion Women Four Times More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba finds women who have had abortions are about four times more likely to abuse drugs […]
June 14, 2010

Experts Rebuke Claim that “A Fetus is Not a Person”

A philosophy professor at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) in Halifax is drawing rebuke from experts in bioethics, medicine, and philosophy for a column in which he […]
June 14, 2010

Cord Blood Banking: Read Between the Ads

Do the promises of private cord blood banks live up to reality for parents-to-be? According to the parents I see in practice, it’s hard to ignore […]
June 14, 2010

Private Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Smart Parenting or Waste of Money?

The promise of future cures from banking their child’s cord blood allures many parents, but many experts call public banks a better option. Why? Here’s an […]
July 7, 2010

The Story of Anastasha – Part 1 (It will bless you!)

The Story of Anastasha – Part 1 (It will bless you!) One of the blessings of my life is being able to serve as a Visiting […]