Browsing Month August, 2012

Gretzky and the Stroke

By wisequack at August 25, 2012 | 10:45 pm | 0 Comment

Gretzky and the Stroke

Walter, a wiry and robust 52 year old who bops through life as if his diet consists purely of Jolt, dill pickles and lemon juice, bounced out to the farmhouse, intent on whitewashing the cellar of the old place. Suddenly his head began to throb. He’d been plagued with headaches most of his life but nothing like this. Alarmed, he headed back home and tried to more...

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Gray Hair Is A Sign Of Wisdom

By wisequack at August 25, 2012 | 10:39 pm | 0 Comment

Gray Hair Is A Sign Of Wisdom

Most people believe that you earn each gray hair for every year of acquired experience but it turns out that wisdom has nothing to do with the color of our hair.   The reason why we go 50 shades of gray has finally been answered by a team of European scientists just a few years ago.  Apparently, all of our hair cells make a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide but as we get more...

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Women Have Prostates

By wisequack at August 25, 2012 | 10:37 pm | 0 Comment

Women Have Prostates

Did you know that men aren’t the only ones that have prostates?  It has long been recognized that certain organs develop differently depending on the influence of either testosterone or estrogen in the womb.  Some organs do not develop completely; an example in males is the cerebral lobe that is responsible for sense of direction.  In females, the portion of the more...

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Learned Helplessness

By wisequack at August 19, 2012 | 12:09 am | 0 Comment

Learned Helplessness

"A cloudy diagnosis is no match for a sunny disposition." On the rare occasions when I need to make amends on the home front, I find it easiest to buy roses. The florist and I have subsequently become fast friends. "You're late today Doc," she smiles, "will that be the usual?"  Her pleasant face winces as she sweeps the thorns off the stems, pricking her busy more...

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Why Does My Missing Leg Hurt?

By wisequack at August 19, 2012 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Why Does My Missing Leg Hurt?

With a fierce wind gusting across the tarmac, we put our heads down, held onto our hats and headed across the runway to board our aircraft. Suddenly an empty wheelchair went flying past us, hotly pursued by a distraught flight attendant. The chair flew down the runway, pulling away each time the attendant lunged for it. It was as though a joyriding airport ghost had more...

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Computer Injuries Are Caused By Excessive Use

By wisequack at August 19, 2012 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Computer Injuries Are Caused By Excessive Use

Most people suffer symptoms from their personal computers secondary to repetitive strain injuries, poorly designed ergonomic work stations and the occasional Trojan virus (another reason to use adequate surge protection).  However, you can also get a computer injury even if you don’t turn the machine on (as in power supply).  According to statistics published over the more...

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Climate Change May Get You Stoned

By wisequack at August 18, 2012 | 11:58 pm | 0 Comment

Climate Change May Get You Stoned

Did you know there’s the possibility that ‘climate change’ may get people stoned more often...now there’s a sobering thought.  According to research presented at the American Urological Association meeting (an event full of pees and queues) in 2008, people living in warmer climates have an increased incidence of kidney stones secondary to dehydration.  In fact, more...

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IQ Test

By wisequack at August 12, 2012 | 12:06 am | 0 Comment

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Driving Test

By wisequack at August 12, 2012 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

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Osteoporosis

By wisequack at August 12, 2012 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

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