‘I’m afraid you have humans’ – Part 1

The irony of this old New Yorker cartoon by Eric Lewis is so precise I haven’t been able to get it out of my head for two years. The speaker is the planet Saturn, clad in doctor’s garb — a stethoscope circling his forehead — giving the bad news to a sick and miserable-looking Earth: “I’m afraid […]

Can Drinking Soda Really Kill You? Part 3

Be judicious with juice Although soft drinks themselves are quick to get a bad rap, they’re not the entire problem. A study published this past July in the British Medical Journal found that along with sugary soft drinks, 100 percent fruit juice can also raise the risk of cancer. But in these cases, portion size may be […]