Category Archives: Business

Common agricultural chemicals shown to impair honey bees’ health

Taken by Muhammad Mahdi Karim https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Muhammad_Mahdi_Karim Is it avoidable or just a consequence of our nature to get things done in a hurry?  It seems many chemicals do not receive enough long-term study or do not address “collateral damage”. The scientific literature … Continue reading

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BPA linked to obesity risk in puberty-age girls

Does this answer the question: “Which came first?  The chicken or the egg?” I don’t think so.  There is certainly a lot of plastic around.  Some of it serves a good purpose although I wonder about recycling vs landfills for … Continue reading

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Caregiving dads treated disrespectfully at work, new study finds

We still have a long way to go in this department!  I believe that generational turnover is so slow that it takes a long time (maybe longer than our lifespan) to see changes in behaviors.  And we can’t discount that … Continue reading

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New PSA Test, Prostate Health Index, Approved by FDA

New PSA Test, Prostate Health Index, Approved by FDA | Prostate.net. What timing?  Was this coincidental or did someone have inside information (and perhaps a vested interest) about this new test Prostate Health Index.  You know medicine (pharmaceuticals) is big business! … Continue reading

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If Exercise is Medicine then this must be bad medicine!

This started the revolution.  Good idea for some applications – security, law enforcement, etc. bad idea for the general public since we already move too little!  If  Exercise is Medicine®  http://exerciseismedicine.org/index.htm then certainly the idea of not moving (with your own limbs … Continue reading

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Overdiagnosis poses significant threat to human health

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_diagnosis#Differential_diagnosis We have such a great medical system when it comes to diagnosing disease with advanced techniques.  You don’t have to tell anyone that has been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening disease, illness, or injury the benefits of advanced imaging, … Continue reading

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Up! Off our duffs! | The Legal Genealogist

Up! Off our duffs! | The Legal Genealogist. Did you know that in some places important genealogical data is being destroyed?  Or that our access to our ancestors information may be restricted?  You should check out the blog above to … Continue reading

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No PSA screening for men????

You know these things are decided by statistics!  False positives cause “normal” men to undergo unecessary treatments which may not have any bearing on their lifespan yet may drastically decrease their quality of life. On the other hand how many … Continue reading

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Help me pay off my student loan!

What Is Upromise? Earn, Save and Pay for College – Upromise. If you are not doing anything with Upromise just use the following to help me out!  I would really like to pay this thing off before I die!! http://www.upromise.com/guest/2640300402Continue reading

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Did man’s greed create the HIV epidemic a century ago?

Interesting essay of the origins of the HIV epidemic and what may have lead to its spread outside of the continent.  Maybe it would have died out on its own with no carriers to transport it to populated areas.  Most … Continue reading

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