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Get Fit, Save Somebody Else’s Life

By wisequack at April 6, 2014 | 8:29 pm | 0 Comment

Get Fit, Save Somebody Else’s Life

Did you know that although you may have been properly trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), the odds of saving somebody else’s life may be dependent on your own health?  According to research published in the journal BMC Emergency Medicine, a provider’s physical fitness level correlates with the ability to properly administer external chest compressions more...

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Cockroach Cure

By wisequack at March 17, 2014 | 7:40 pm | 0 Comment

Cockroach Cure

Did you know that despite the fact that a cockroach might seem rather disgusting as it scrambles across the surface of your dinner plate, it may one day be responsible for saving your life?  Researchers from the University of Nottingham have discovered that the tiny brains of cockroaches and locusts (must have been a slow day at the lab) contain powerful antibiotic more...

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A Dose of Sunshine

By wisequack at March 7, 2014 | 2:52 pm | 0 Comment

A Dose of Sunshine

Did you know that the best prescription for treatment of hypertension could simply be a dose of sunshine?  Previous studies have revealed that blood pressure (BP) varies during the seasons and is typically higher in the winter months.  This finding also helps to explain the correlation between a reduction of heart attacks and strokes during the summer. British more...

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Enough is Enough!

By wisequack at December 18, 2013 | 7:16 pm | 0 Comment

Enough is Enough!

"We believe that the case is closed— supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no clear benefit and might even be harmful. These vitamins should not be used for chronic disease prevention. Enough is enough." So reads a candid editorial in one of the widest-read U.S. medical journals today: Annals of Internal more...

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Quitting Smoking Reduces Back Pain

By wisequack at October 15, 2013 | 7:50 pm | 0 Comment

Quitting Smoking Reduces Back Pain

Did you know that if you suffer from chronic back discomfort and you’re also a smoker, quitting the nicotine habit can reduce the pain? According to research published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (not to be confused with Weed-the Journal of Joints), smokers tend to report their back and spinal symptoms  as more severe than non-puffers since previous data more...

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Slugs Are Better Than Drugs

By wisequack at August 31, 2013 | 3:03 pm | 0 Comment

Slugs Are Better Than Drugs

Did you know that when it comes to closing wounds, slugs may be more effective than drugs…or at least the traditional stitch or staple? According to recent research, the use of the juice excreted from slugs and snails may be the ticket when it comes to finding a novel method of healing. For years, physicians have traditionally relied on a barbaric procedure of using a more...

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Get A Grip

By wisequack at August 12, 2013 | 8:18 pm | 0 Comment

Get A Grip

Did you know that people who are more adept at even simple physical events, such as shaking another person's hand, are more likely to live longer than those who are barely hangin’ on? According to a combination of studies that examined the ability of patients to perform a variety of tasks such as walking, balancing, rising from a chair and gripping, there is a strong more...

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Prison Yoga

By wisequack at July 21, 2013 | 12:06 pm | 0 Comment

Prison Yoga

Did you know that prisoners who practice the art of yoga can improve their mood?  According to recent research from Oxford University, incarcerated individuals who participated in a ten-week yoga class not only felt better but they were able to increase their concentration.  Previous studies have demonstrated that meditation is beneficial in reducing anxiety and more...

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Silver Lining

By wisequack at June 23, 2013 | 12:27 pm | 0 Comment

Silver Lining

Did you know that when it comes to precious metals, silver might be the most valuable for our health? That’s because doctors from the Wyss Institute (WyssQuacks) in Boston have discovered that adding a tincture of silver to a number of common antibiotics can effectively enhance their performance (think of Penicillin sprinkled with Viagra).  In this era of increasing more...

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Smoking Vaccine

By wisequack at June 8, 2013 | 3:58 pm | 0 Comment

Smoking Vaccine

Did you know that the latest breakthrough in the world of preventative medicine may include a vaccine that could stop a person from smoking?  Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered a genetic vaccine that stimulates the liver to produce antibodies which are then available in the bloodstream to eliminate any nicotine that may be present.  In essence, more...

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