Category Archives: Quality of Life

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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Persistence is learned from fathers, study suggests

This came out just in time for Father’s Day 2012.  Great timing!  There is no doubt that mothers should and do get credit for a lot of what happens during child rearing but sometime I feel like we fathers (like Rodney Dangerfield) … Continue reading

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What we call ourselves — finding the right term for cancer – Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center

What we call ourselves — finding the right term for cancer – Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Read more: Andrew Griffith has mantle cell lymphoma and had an auto (November 2009) and an allo (August 2011) stem cell transplant. … 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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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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’22 hours for 22 million’

’22 hours for 22 million’ • Local (www.HometownAnnapolis.com – The Capital). 22 million people have died of cancer since President Nixon declared “war” on Cancer!  28 million people are living with Cancer today!!  You probably have a loved one who … Continue reading

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A Cowboy named Bill

You might ask, “How can knowing one person change me personally?”. My daughter gave me the book “Butterfly Effect” for my birthday recently. The book, in a surprisingly way, tells a story of how one person’s actions has an impact … Continue reading

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