Recent Posts by Rachel Pagones

Integrated – or not?

Usually you go along in your life, being who you are and doing what you do, not thinking too much about it. But every now and then, you hear or see something that rocks these foundations – causing you to ask, Is this really how others see me? What is my true identity? So it…
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Sham in acupuncture trials – a vital component of robust research, or just confusing?

In December of 2012, Alexander Molassiotis, then of the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Work at the University of Manchester, appeared as the lead author of a paper titled "Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial," which appeared in the Journal of Clinical Oncology  (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23109700).  The study…
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Food in the Age of Anxiety

Usually I post on topics that have some scientific research to back them up, to discuss or possibly to dissect critically. Today, though, I'm going to rely on a couple of scientific faux pas: anecdote and gut instinct. It seems to me that a certain level of food anxiety has pervaded our collective psyche (that…
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