Browsing Month August, 2011

How To Lose Your Hearing

By wisequack at August 28, 2011 | 4:54 am | 0 Comment

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The Quality of Medical Imaging Results Are Improving

By wisequack at August 28, 2011 | 4:51 am | 0 Comment

The Quality of Medical Imaging Results Are Improving

Although technology has come a long way in regards to the various types of diagnostic imaging machines that have been developed and the theoretical improvement in picture quality, this is not always the case.  That’s because like anything else, size matters... According to an article published in the journal Radiology, the number of inconclusive diagnostic results has more...

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Cell Phones Can Be Bad For Your Jeans

By wisequack at August 28, 2011 | 4:49 am | 0 Comment

Cell Phones Can Be Bad For Your Jeans

Did you know, that men who carry a cell phone in the front pocket of their jeans may be reducing their chances of having kids in the future?  That’s because, according to research out of the Cleveland Clinic, a cell phone can emit damaging radiofrequency electromagnetic waves when exposed to the “boys next door”.  In an experiment, scientists took semen samples more...

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Orthotics

By wisequack at August 19, 2011 | 11:53 pm | 0 Comment

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Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer

By wisequack at August 19, 2011 | 11:51 pm | 0 Comment

Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer

There is a popular myth that has circulated widely with the help of e-mail technology that antiperspirants may cause breast cancer.  The claim is that deodorants are fine but antiperspirants are potentially harmful because they block toxins from exiting in sweat from the armpits leading to a build up in the lymph nodes adjacent to the surrounding breast tissue.  This more...

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Cats Make You Less SAD

By wisequack at August 19, 2011 | 11:49 pm | 0 Comment

Cats Make You Less SAD

Did you know, that there are more benefits of having a cat around your house other than reducing the number of mice?  According to a five year study out of England, cat owners are much less likely to suffer from symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is common in the long and dark winter months.  Also, people who share their living space with a cat suffer more...

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Antibiotics Prevent Asthma

By wisequack at August 10, 2011 | 10:57 pm | 0 Comment

Antibiotics Prevent Asthma

Most people would think that taking antibiotics would prevent the onset of asthma but it turns out that this is actually a Myth.  According to research out of Norway, babies who are given antibiotics before 6 months of age increases the risk of developing asthma by 50% by the time they are 6 years old.  Earlier data had suggested that there was an association between more...

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Get Dense

By wisequack at August 10, 2011 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Get Dense

What’s in your wallet? My wallet is the happy home to a torn $5 bill, lint, a well used business card from Lorenzo Oss-Cech (lawyer), my Drivers License with a photo that would terrify small children and most pterodactyls, a ticket stub for Monster Truck Rally, a photo of Raminator - the bestest truck of all, Donna Summers Fan Club membership, plastic, a receipt more...

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Medical Marijuana

By wisequack at August 7, 2011 | 10:57 pm | 0 Comment

Medical Marijuana

It was a dark and stormless magical, Mary Jane-ish Jamaican morning when we headed off to the lush hill country on a pilgrimage to the small rasta village of Nine Mile. Nine Mile is high, really high. “What’s he writing about this time Ralph? Jerk?” “Buffoon.” “No, I mean maybe he’s writing about the health benefits of Jamaican jerk or rum or more...

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Laser Therapy

By wisequack at August 7, 2011 | 10:50 pm | 0 Comment

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