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Health Perspectives

For a while, we were hearing about the dangers of swine flu. Now it seems that it is more of an ordinary flu that is aggravated by other health considerations. This New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/09/health/09flu.html) about the epidemic shows that many factors contribute to our overall health—age, other existing conditions, diet, exercise. With all the factors that affect our health, it can be difficult to get a good idea of the dangers of a disease or the efficacy of a treatment. This is similar to what we read about in the Taubes HRT article and in Good Calories, Bad Calories.


The empathy to understand the joys and pain of others, is a mechanism that involves the nervous system and can explain many of the attitudes of people.

Thought the progress of medical science we will be amble to take different views at the causes of health problems.