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The Doctor Game

Gifford-Jones: Magnesium: Protection from undertakers

In 1979 Dr. David Chipperfield reported a finding in the British Medical Journal, Lancet. He had discovered that patients suffering from angina pain had low blood levels of magnesium.

Gifford-Jones: 'Darling, do I have permission to sleep with 20 other women?'

Hmmm… Why wasn’t this study done 70 years ago when I was young with an abundance of testosterone? This was my first reaction to a report in the journal, Cancer Epidemiology.

Gifford-Jones: 'DILI' Is killing more people every year

North Americans must rid themselves of a major misconception. Too much Cabernet Sauvignon is not the only way to damage the liver. Today liver injury is being caused by prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and some herbal supplements.

Gifford-Jones: Is this vitamin bandwagon ahead of the science?

Here are some of the 100 medical conditions that have been associated with decreased blood levels of vitamin D; arthritis, asthma, colon cancer, emphysema, dementia, depression, diabetes, coronary heart disease, fibromyalgia, hypertension, infections

Gifford-Jones: An experiment that should get everyone?s attention

Why would any sane person drink 10 Cokes a day for one month? I recently asked George Prior, a Los Angeles resident and father of two children, this question.

Gifford-Jones: How much did you learn in 2014?

Are these questions true or false? 1. If you want to increase the chance of picking up an infection on a plane, ask for an aisle seat. 2.

Gifford-Jones: Take a look before you flush the toilet

Readers tell me they often discuss my column at dinner parties. but at this festive time of year I doubt that will happen with this column. Today, it’s Course 101 on Poop...

Dr. Gifford-Jones: Heroin for addicts? Or send them to Northern Canada?

How would I react if I were dying of terminal cancer and none of the current painkillers could ease my agony? Or if I were suffering day after day the pain of crippling arthritis and no medication relieved my misery? And then I read that addicts were

Dr. Gifford-Jones: Glaucoma: Could low blood pressure be a cause?

Three million North Americans suffer from glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in North America. Glaucoma has been called the “sneak thief of sight” as half the people with this disease do not know they have it. Now Dr.

Gifford-Jones: Coenzyme Q10 needed for 100 trillion cells

Heart failure is the fastest growing cause of heart disease in North America. What’s ironic is that the medication prescribed to prevent heart problems may in fact be causing weakened hearts and sapping energy from our 100 trillion cells.