Browsing Month September, 2011

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By wisequack at September 25, 2011 | 1:51 pm | 0 Comment

For more than two thousand years myth information about bloodletting had wealthy Europeans attempting to rid the body of “excess blood caused by excess food”. The favored method for bloodletting, prior to leeches, the NHL and tax collectors was a bimonthly trip to the barber. Barbaric barbers from the Barbary Coast to Barbados had the zippiest razors for slicing more...

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Is There A Birth Control Pill For Men?

By wisequack at September 25, 2011 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

Is There A Birth Control Pill For Men?

Amongst useless animal kingdom facts that you went to bed blissfully unaware of, but as you settle down with your Coco Puffs, are now about to be firmly secured in the recesses of your occipital lobe all day thanks to me, is the curious fact that male seahorses get pregnant. No guff. They actually carry the eggs and give birth to a tidy little herd of about 2000 more...

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Calcium Can Prevent Cancer

By wisequack at September 25, 2011 | 1:34 pm | 0 Comment

Calcium Can Prevent Cancer

Did you know, that taking calcium supplements may help prevent certain types of cancer?  According to research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, calcium is not only crucial in maintaining proper bone development, it may also act as a protective element.  This study demonstrated that a higher intake of calcium appears to lower the risk of all cancers in more...

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Heart Disease is Nothing to Laugh About

By wisequack at September 25, 2011 | 1:31 pm | 0 Comment

Heart Disease is Nothing to Laugh About

It turns out that heart disease may be partly due to a lack of laughter in a person’s life.  According to research out of the Centre for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland, people who have a good sense of humour are at lower risk of having a heart attack.  It appears that laughter reduces mental stress which is known to cause an inflammatory reaction more...

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Sleep Apnea

By wisequack at September 25, 2011 | 1:27 pm | 0 Comment

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Is It True Bad Teeth Can Cause Heart Attacks?

By wisequack at September 18, 2011 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

Is It True Bad Teeth Can Cause Heart Attacks?

It was a dark and stormy night that ushered me into a dark and stormy hut in the far reaches of a dark jungle island in the stormy South Pacific. There he sat, his dark Melanesian eyes riveted on my stormy face, eyes that likely had seldom, if ever, been laid on an extremely white man. Pointing to his mouth he mumbled in obvious discomfort “mrgghshslprr” which more...

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We Don’t Need Tonsils

By wisequack at September 18, 2011 | 12:31 pm | 0 Comment

We Don’t Need Tonsils

In the past, it was standard practice for people to have their tonsils removed at the first sign of a sore throat or even if they just looked larger than average (tonsils, not the people).  In fact, tonsillectomy used to be the commonest surgical procedure in children (mainly because of the ice cream afterwards) but this all changed in the 1970’s because of research more...

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Traffic Jams Your Heart

By wisequack at September 18, 2011 | 12:30 pm | 0 Comment

Traffic Jams Your Heart

Did you know, that getting stuck in a traffic jam can be bad for not only your nerves but it’s also been proven to be a risk factor for having a heart attack?  According to a four year study out of Germany that looked at over 1500 people who suffered a myocardial infarction, those people who had been navigating through a maze of traffic (either as a driver or even more...

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WiseQuacks Lip Dub

By wisequack at September 14, 2011 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Smackular Degenerates

By wisequack at September 11, 2011 | 11:00 pm | 0 Comment

Smackular Degenerates

I caught the Perseid meteor showers last summer, or at least I watched them, or at least I tried to. August’s celestial showcase, performed on the northeast stage of heaven’s amphitheatre, is an exercise in aggravation to many of us who would actually like to see this shooting star spectacle. Lying flat on the long grass with my young son, while dew, dirt and more...

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