Browsing Month January, 2012

Sleepy Bowels

By wisequack at January 29, 2012 | 3:44 am | 0 Comment

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Should I Get Ear Candling?

By wisequack at January 29, 2012 | 3:43 am | 0 Comment

Should I Get Ear Candling?

"Whaaaad he say Mildred??" "HE SAID YOU'RE DEAF, YOU OLD FOOL ". "I'm dead???" "NO BERT... NOT YET." I finally interrupt this romantic interlude, "Mrs. Bloggins , your husband's ears are jammed with wax." "I got jam on my slacks???" yells Bert. Warning: If reading about bodily fluids makes you at all queasy or if the phrase" bodily fluids" itself induces violent more...

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I Need Some Sun Fun

By wisequack at January 29, 2012 | 3:40 am | 0 Comment

I Need Some Sun Fun

It was painfully obvious that 34 year-old Sylvia had incurred a nasty facial sunburn, given the shiny, blistering face that greeted me as I entered the treatment room. But this December burn, unlike the ones usually seen the first super sun-soaked Saturday of summer, had a very bizarre pattern. The redness and blistering was elliptical, surrounding her mid face but more...

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Orthotics

By wisequack at January 22, 2012 | 2:03 pm | 0 Comment

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Nicotine May Be Beneficial For Seniors

By wisequack at January 22, 2012 | 2:02 pm | 0 Comment

Nicotine May Be Beneficial For Seniors

Traditionally, nicotine has received bad press over the years because of the association with carcinogenic properties but it has been recently discovered that this powerful drug may actually be beneficial for some senior citizens.  Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered that the use of nicotine patches in individuals with mild cognitive impairment resulted more...

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Going To The Dentist May Prevent Colon Cancer

By wisequack at January 22, 2012 | 2:01 pm | 0 Comment

Going To The Dentist May Prevent Colon Cancer

Did you know that going to the dentist may prevent you from developing colon cancer?  That’s because scientists have discovered that bacteria responsible for dental plaque is also found in high numbers in colorectal tumors.  Using DNA sequencing techniques, researchers have isolated Fusobacterium cells in the abnormal tissue of bowel cancers which are the second more...

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Yawning is a Sign of Boredom

By wisequack at January 14, 2012 | 11:41 pm | 0 Comment

Yawning is a Sign of Boredom

Up until recently, it has traditionally been thought that we yawn just because we are tired or bored, but researchers at Princeton University have proposed that yawning is actually a physiological response to an increase in brain temperature and its function is to cool the cerebral tissue.  These scientists have noted that there is seasonal disparity with regard to more...

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Men Are Funnier Than Women

By wisequack at January 14, 2012 | 11:40 pm | 0 Comment

Men Are Funnier Than Women

Did you know that men are funnier than women... but not by much.  According to research by a psychologist at the University of California, men are actually considered to be only 2% funnier (give or take a laugh or two).  It was originally thought that men have a larger funny bone as a way to attract the opposite sex much like a fancy peacock tail or rack of antlers, but more...

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Arthritis Myths

By wisequack at January 14, 2012 | 11:38 pm | 0 Comment

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More Plastics

By wisequack at January 8, 2012 | 1:57 pm | 0 Comment

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