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  • Comment on: For better service, utility customers should demand better wire - Opinion - The Boston Globe

    Posted 11/12/2012 04:13:48 EST

    In Europe, most cables are underground, and power outages are rare events. Here, power outages come with every storm. Why can't we do the reasonable, and put cables underground? Lobbyists. Spacer cabl more »

  • Comment on: 'MGH doctor urges safety after mistake'

    Posted 11/12/2010 11:38:08 EST

    This doctor is a rare mensch in this profession. Years ago, the New England Journal of Medicine ran a letter of a doctor - with full name! - describing how he inadvertently aborted a live fetus. The h more »

  • Comment on: 'In a stealth race against time'

    Posted 09/23/2010 08:07:04 EDT

    Every time I drove by the delapidated buildings, I wanted to ask The Globe what they were. They looked like stables - but they were so out of time and place, and nobody seemed to care. So glad you wro more »

  • Comment on: 'City may curb sales of sugary beverages'

    Posted 09/20/2010 10:05:40 EDT

    A ban surely is cheaper than an education campaign ... but is it as effective and long-lasting? Regarding freedom: Are we using our freedom in the right way by insisting on harmful and self-destructiv more »

  • Comment on: 'Suggestions for avoiding an oily face on hot summer days'

    Posted 07/29/2010 02:46:09 EDT

    This is not very helpful advice. Number one, while drinking water is always a good idea, especially on hot summer days, we don't have to promote plastic bottle use by showing a photo. A glass of water more »

  • Comment on: 'Here’

    Posted 02/05/2010 06:27:01 EST

    My cat had an eye infection and nothing the vet did (expensively!), helped her. I finally decided I would treat her as I treat my human patients: with fresh food. Within a week, the infection cleared more »

  • Comment on: 'Little remains of Hopkinton’

    Posted 12/10/2009 05:32:54 EST

    yankee1620: Water can heal in many ways: By drinking, by taking a cold shower after a warm one (increases immune function), even by believing in it - like in Holy Water. Too bad we can't examine that more »

  • Comment on: 'Andover to mow meadow with a herd of hungry browsers'

    Posted 10/17/2009 10:22:19 EDT

    Goats are a great idea - with one caveat: They eat all and everything, and if left to roam can destroy an whole landscape. Allegedly Greenland's vegetation was lost to goats and sheep - with devastati more »

  • Comment on: 'Stress virus is killing the koalas of Australia'

    Posted 09/30/2009 09:21:09 EDT

    How come that a science reporting about science does not fact-check her story? A look a wikipedia should have shown her that chlamydia is a bacterium.

    Alexa Fleckenstein M.D., physician, author. more »

  • Comment on: Soda tax: It’s the real thing - The Boston Globe

    Posted 09/25/2009 09:39:21 EDT

    One can dispute the necessity of a soda tax, but Susan K. Neely, President and CEO American Beverage Association in Washington clearly argues into her own pocket - and not for the health of the consum more »

  • Comment on: Soda tax is not the solution - The Boston Globe

    Posted 09/25/2009 09:34:16 EDT

    One can dispute the necessity of a soda tax, but Susan K. Neely, President and CEO American Beverage Association in Washington clearly argues into her own pocket - and not for the health of the consum more »

  • Comment on: 'Lawmakers’

    Posted 09/25/2009 08:10:39 EDT

    Of course, this is a comfort food - the letters prove it. But it is fattening, allergenic and devoid of good nutrients. Its consumption does not warrant encouragement and lawmakers should keep it away more »

  • Comment on: 'Study suggests metoclopramide is safe for morning sickness'

    Posted 06/11/2009 09:18:50 EDT

    Many women will be relieved to hear that Metoclopramide is safe to take during pregnancy. But studies have shown that ordinary ginger is a very safe alternative that is cheaper and has less side-effec more »

  • Comment on: 'Help on chemo from the spice rack'

    Posted 05/15/2009 01:14:06 EDT

    Other reporters have mentioned that ginger is an ages-old herbal remedy - and alternative practitioners have used it for many years. Why are you presenting it as something totally new the oncologists more »

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