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Why Does My Husband Not Fill His Prescription?

By wisequack at April 6, 2014 | 8:38 pm | 0 Comment

Why Does My Husband Not Fill His Prescription?

Nearly one in three new prescriptions goes unfilled, suggests a new study. The nocebo effect (of which I have written) may be partly to fault but certain clues suggests other possible reasons. Prescriptions for things like urinary infections, which are painful and difficult to ignore, or antibiotics, which tackle infections, were more likely to be filled. Higher more...

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Women Who Are Stressed Have Difficulty Getting Pregnant

By wisequack at April 6, 2014 | 8:34 pm | 0 Comment

Women Who Are Stressed Have Difficulty Getting Pregnant

This despite the fact that we men give women such an incredibly stress-free existence. But apparently some women do get as anxious as an obese mallard on Duck Dynasty and they can’t get pregnant, possibly due to the fact that men are running the other direction screaming like school girls. Now before you assume that octomom must have been mainlining Valium there are more...

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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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Finding the G-Spot

By wisequack at April 6, 2014 | 8:26 pm | 0 Comment

Finding the G-Spot

Great news for women!  Scientists have successfully located the G-Spot…now let’s hope that your partner can too.  For decades, experts have argued that a supposed pleasure centre located in the vaginal walls existed as an area that could be stimulated in an effort to produce a satisfying orgasm (as opposed to the non-satisfying).  However, until recently, this more...

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Do Eggs Increase Risk for Heart Attacks?

By wisequack at March 29, 2014 | 2:26 pm | 0 Comment

Do Eggs Increase Risk for Heart Attacks?

In a short and definitive answer....we don’t know. Studies have shown no association between eating eggs and heart attacks. The Health Professionals Follow-up Study and the Nurses' Health Study found no association between an egg a day and heart attacks. However, male physicians who ate more than six eggs per week did have an increased rate of heart attacks, though more...

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Breastercise

By wisequack at March 29, 2014 | 2:22 pm | 0 Comment

Breastercise

Getting more than an hour of physical activity each day can reduce women's risk for breast cancer, new research suggests. A new review of 37 studies found regular physical activity is “beneficial for women of all ages and sizes.”  Size of what... not clarified. The researchers analyzed data involving more than 4 million women…as opposed to who more...

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Finally Some Good News…

By wisequack at March 22, 2014 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

Finally Some Good News…

Finally, some good news from the world of medicine (aka the world of less than good news.) Apparently most people are getting older on a daily basis but the likelihood of developing dementia or Alzheimer's is less than it was just 20 years ago. Not only has the prevalence of both illnesses decreased but also that those affected develop the disease later in more...

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Does the Flu Shot Protect Me From More Than the Flu

By wisequack at March 22, 2014 | 11:43 am | 0 Comment

Does the Flu Shot Protect Me From More Than the Flu

Of all the bad things that can and will happen to you, the one illness that scares most people the most is having a stroke. Beats out heart attack, cancer and erectile dysfunction (barely). Remarkably, the seasonal flu vaccination can reduce the risk of suffering a stroke by almost a quarter, two bits. Researchers showed that the stroke risk in the same flu season in 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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Why Sweat It…Just Golf

By wisequack at March 17, 2014 | 7:27 pm | 0 Comment

Why Sweat It…Just Golf

While it might seem obvious that endurance cyclists might have an overall advantage when it comes to the long trek in life, it turns out that golfers who simply stroll along the grass and enjoy the scenery actually live just as long.  In a study conducted on almost 10,000 athletes and published in the British Medical Journal results indicate that high intensity more...

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