Category Archives: Economics 101

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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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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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!

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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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www.livestrong.org/pdfs/17-yrs.pdf

“It takes 17 years to turn 14 per cent of original research to the benefit of patient care” *   http://www.livestrong.org/pdfs/17-yrs.pdf.

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Do Solar Storms Threaten Life as We Know It?

          This is pretty interesting!  It appears that maybe we should be paying more attention to these things than our electricity bills, pollution, the deficit, and politics!!  I’m afraid to go to Yellowstone now! One good … Continue reading

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Put the elderly on ice? – This could be you or a loved one!

Yeah, this could be you or your loved one!  Are you ready to be put out to “pasture” or put someone else there?  I think the author has a good point.  Having dealt with these same issues in my parents … Continue reading

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