Browsing Month October, 2011

Myths Dispelled 2

By wisequack at October 30, 2011 | 1:58 pm | 0 Comment

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Eating Smaller Portions Helps You Lose Weight

By wisequack at October 30, 2011 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

Eating Smaller Portions Helps You Lose Weight

Although it might seem logical that eating smaller portions would help you lose weight, this is actually a myth, if you consider snack foods.  Studies reveal that if you are a person who needs to lose weight, you should avoid buying those cute little mini-packs of various goodies.  According to research out of Arizona State University, chronic dieters have a tendency to more...

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Having a Glass of Champagne is a Good Way to Start the Year

By wisequack at October 30, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Having a Glass of Champagne is a Good Way to Start the Year

Did you know that having a glass of champagne is a good way to start the year (and maybe even your day)?  That’s because having a glass or two of champagne not only on New Year’s Eve but every other day of the year may actually be good for your health.  According to researchers in the United Kingdom, champagne increases nitric oxide in blood vessels resulting in a more...

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Fruit Flies

By wisequack at October 30, 2011 | 1:32 pm | 0 Comment

Fruit Flies

“The Nobel Prize for medicine this year, 1995, along with one million dollars goes to….. Drosophila Melanogaster.!!” There was a tremendous buzz in the room as Drosophila flew up to the podium, dabbed at her compound eyes, thanked the thousands of children she’d hatched last week and accepted the award to massive applause, which almost killed her as she more...

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Should I Use a Midwife?

By wisequack at October 30, 2011 | 1:27 pm | 0 Comment

Should I Use a Midwife?

“ZOINKER? That’s not a word!”  I was being Scrabble-challenged and was about to get caught fabricating when I was saved by my yet-to-be-born grandson. My daughter, leading this stoopid word game comfortably, suddenly had an uncomfortable contraction, not the grammatical type, but a contraction of her womb and the real game was on. She was soon “sentenced” more...

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Don’t Resist Resistance

By wisequack at October 23, 2011 | 1:58 pm | 0 Comment

Don’t Resist Resistance

Every year, the church I attend, holds a "friendly" Strong Man competition. This social spectacle held in the church parking lot draws a huge crowd and several ambulances. Now behold, last year I was verily humiliated at the event, yea I was brought down to the depths of testosterone hell with a less than saintly effort. But this year I repented of my sedentary ways more...

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Myths Dispelled 1

By wisequack at October 23, 2011 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment

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The Birth Control Pill Causes Ovarian Cancer

By wisequack at October 23, 2011 | 1:51 pm | 0 Comment

The Birth Control Pill Causes Ovarian Cancer

It is a myth that oral contraceptives cause ovarian cancer...in fact, it has been shown that taking the birth control pill actually protects a woman against developing cancer of the ovary.  According to research out of Oxford University and published in the Lancet, evidence suggests that women who took an oral contraceptive for at least 15 years, reduced the risk of more...

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You Can Tell If a Smoker Has a Lung Disease by the Look On Their Face

By wisequack at October 23, 2011 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

You Can Tell If a Smoker Has a Lung Disease by the Look On Their Face

Did you know that you can tell if a smoker has a lung disease simply by looking at their face?  Although smokers with respiratory illness are commonly short of breath and you can see the struggle to get oxygen on their face, it turns out that there may be another clue as to the extent of their lung disease.  According to research out of the United Kingdom, smokers who more...

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Picky Pickers

By wisequack at October 16, 2011 | 6:40 am | 0 Comment

Picky Pickers

I am a pretty picky picker. In late summer in my town I head out to pluck the plumpest purplest perfectest blackperries in town, a masochistic exercise known to its practitioners/victims as pick and prick. In August the blackberry picker’s chant can be heard resonating throughout the valleys for many miles “Mmmmmm, OUCH! mmmmmm, CRAP!, mmmmmm, WASP!” (Repeat.) more...

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