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A Pill to Forget

By wisequack at May 26, 2014 | 11:17 pm | 0 Comment

A Pill to Forget

Most of us are more worried about losing our memory but in the case of individuals who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), remembering things is part of the problem. Up until now, treatment for PTSD has been difficult with various therapies designed to desensitize a patient from past incidents that remain harmful, vivid and intrusive. However, research 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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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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Supplementing the Prostate

By wisequack at March 7, 2014 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment

Supplementing the Prostate

Many men have typically taken a variety of vitamins and supplements in an effort to keep their body healthy and to specifically protect their prostates.  However, according to the results of a large US study that was recently published in the ‘Journal of the National Cancer Institute’, selenium and vitamin E may actually increase the risk of prostate cancer. In more...

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Agony or Ecstasy?

By wisequack at February 17, 2014 | 7:47 pm | 0 Comment

Agony or Ecstasy?

Although the drug Ecstasy is usually only ingested when people are attending a rave party, scientists at the Imperial College in London are raving about other possible benefits of this recreational drug. According to research published in Biological Psychiatry by Dr. David Nutt (honest), Ecstasy may be helpful in the clinical treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic more...

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Only Women Get Hot Flashes

By wisequack at January 13, 2014 | 10:07 pm | 0 Comment

Only Women Get Hot Flashes

Although it is a well known phenomenon in women, signaled by waving in the air of whatever object is within grasp, hot flashes are not owned solely by the senior sisters. In fact, a similar reaction can be experienced by those feminine gentlemen when their level of testosterone dips lower than their belly. In the ladies, a ‘summer storm’ heralds the exciting phase more...

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“You Shouldn’t Have a Flu Shot if You Are Allergic to Eggs”

By wisequack at December 19, 2013 | 9:36 pm | 0 Comment

“You Shouldn’t Have a Flu Shot if You Are Allergic to Eggs”

Each fall season is heralded by the migration of millions of people to medical clinics around the globe as they roll up their sleeves to receive the annual influenza vaccine, in an effort to stay healthy during the ensuing winter months. However, before being anointed with an inoculation, patients are often questioned whether they are allergic to eggs, as this may more...

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Beer Goggles

By wisequack at November 6, 2013 | 10:26 pm | 0 Comment

Beer Goggles

If you’ve ever had that moment (or several) when you gaze across the breakfast table at the man/woman of your dreams only to wonder if it’s a nightmare, you might want to blame it on the booze. According to researchers at the University of Roehampton (wherever that is), alcohol intake affects the ability to detect facial symmetry, which has been shown to be a more...

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Loud Music Harms Your Ears

By wisequack at September 23, 2013 | 9:40 pm | 0 Comment

Loud Music Harms Your Ears

If you’ve ever been to an AC/DC concert, you’ll not only walk away wondering why Angus Young wears those ridiculous shorts but you’ll also wonder if your hearing will ever be the same.  That’s because those of you who have ever attended a classic rock concert (not to be confused with classical), have experienced that classic sensation of ringing, buzzing and more...

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TGIF?

By wisequack at August 21, 2013 | 9:22 pm | 0 Comment

TGIF?

Although most people would prefer a weekend that lasts forever rather than face another Monday morning, when it comes to having surgery it might be a good way to start off your week. That’s because according to data from London, England, compiled on over four million patients who underwent surgery, the timing of an operative procedure was associated with a significant more...

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