Iron Deficiency Impacts

The best and most useful medical screening takes people with no symptoms and puts them through a safe and simple test that can accurately locate a disease in an early enough stage to stop it from hurting or killing them. After all, that’s why you screen people – to prevent them from being hurt. Any medical screening program intended for entire populations of healthy people needs to be studied well to ensure the benefits outweigh the harms. Unfortunately, few medical screening tests fill this bill.

Coffee – the nectar of Sufism

by Kathleen Seidel Most coffee drinkers today are probably unaware of coffee’s heritage in the Sufi orders of southern Arabia. Members of the Shadhiliyya order … Read more

VIFF 2011 preview

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead After a decade of covering documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival (September 29 to October 14 this year), … Read more

Ego as judge

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young How often have you or someone you know said, “he thinks that just because…?” These types of expressions seem ubiquitous in … Read more