Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Philosophy Wire: Medicine, Mess, Fuss!

Questions and Answers signpostPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-01-15]: A mess is prevailing in medicine. A new research shows that free radicals – substances which are often accused of being responsible for making us older or even cause heart problems and cancer – are potentially beneficial for the human organism and that the anti-oxidants (which are often considered an beneficial for anti-aging or even for optimism! see here) may be actually harmful. [source: web news] As I said in the article “Cancer – The chance for a paradigm shift in medicine?” as well, there are many things to learn for human life. And the mess in medicine theories lately, a cause for questioning too basic principles, can only be a good thing…

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