Mark Roth's Proof of Reincarnation - Scientist Bringing Back the Dead - Esquire
WOW. WOW.Personal Health - Babies Know - A Little Dirt Is Good for You - NYTimes.com
Dr. Weinstock goes even further. “Children should be allowed to go barefoot in the dirt, play in the dirt, and not have to wash their hands when they come in to eat,” he said. He and Dr. Elliott pointed out that children who grow up on farms and are frequently exposed to worms and other organisms from farm animals are much less likely to develop allergies and autoimmune diseases. .... Also helpful, he said, is to “let kids have two dogs and a cat,” which will expose them to intestinal worms that can promote a healthy immune system.
researchers are concluding that organisms like the millions of bacteria, viruses and especially worms that enter the body along with “dirt” spur the development of a healthy immune system.
Ask mothers why babies are constantly picking things up from the floor or ground and putting them in their mouths, and chances are they’ll say that it’s instinctive — that that’s how babies explore the world. But why the mouth, when sight, hearing, touch and even scent are far better at identifying things?MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield fixed data on autism - Times Online
THE doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism, a Sunday Times investigation has found.
Confidential medical documents and interviews with witnesses have established that Andrew Wakefield manipulated patients’ data, which triggered fears that the MMR triple vaccine to protect against measles, mumps and rubella was linked to the condition.
What a surprise...Skip the Sleeping Pills -- These 6 All-Natural Herbs Can Ease Your Insomnia - Healthy Living on Shine
Next time you're having trouble getting to sleep, try out one of these herbals remedies -- way gentler than the chemical alternatives, but for many people, still effective.Medpedia - Welcome
Twitter’s simplicity of functional design, speed of delivery and ability to connect two or more people around the world provides a powerful means of communication, idea-sharing and collaboration. There’s potency in the ability to burst out 140 characters, including a shortened URI. Could this power have any use in healthcare? After all, for example, doctors and nurses share medical information, often as short bursts of data (lab values, conditions, orders, etc.).
Information about utilizing Twitter and healthcare
The possibilities that I believe Twitter offers currently far exceeds the constraints. I won’t offer work-around solutions to these constraints in this post. I want to focus on the possibilities because once we see the potential, we may have stonger motivations to deal intelligently with the constraints. So when reading this list, don’t get hung up on the details, the fears, the anxieties that may be provoked by the realities of health care as it is practiced today. It’s the 21st Century: let’s be imaginative, determined and innovative. Let’s be remarkable.Flickr: otisarchives1's Photostream
US Medical History Pictures
Archive of military medical photos.5-Step Detox to Revitalize You on Yahoo! Health
5-Step Detox to Revitalize You on Yahoo! Health
At the arrival of spring it is a natural instinct to cast off the winter blues and feel renewed. It is also a great time to eliminate the toxins that&hellip;Whole Health Source: Reversing Tooth Decay
Teeth are able to heal themselves. That's how traditional cultures such as the Inuit can wear their teeth down to the pulp due to chewing leather and sand-covered dried fish, yet still have an exceptionally low rate of tooth decay.
Nutrition has a profound effect on tooth structure, and well-formed teeth are inherently resistant to decay. But is there anything you can do if your teeth are already formed?
teethClinical Evidence: The international source of the best available ...
A site where doctors can ask questions. Since 1997 the basic principle has been the same - clinicians contact us, we rapidly search the evidence, appraise and summarise onto a side of A4 and then fax it back to the clinician - within 6 hours if necessary. In order to meet this timescale certain shortcuts need to be made. As a result we do not claim to produce systematic reviews (in the EBM sense) for each answer - we basically do what we can within the timescale 'given' to us by the clinicians.Welcome to Essential Evidence Plus
Medtipster will help you compare prices on prescription drugs in your area. It will also help you find suitable generics and alternative therapies. You'll need to talk to your doctor about these, of course. The comparison tool is enough to qualify Medtipster as a Cool Site. But it does so much more than that. It will also help you find mini clinics, immunizations and health screenings!Annals of Medicine: The Cost Conundrum: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
What a Texas town can teach us about health care.Gizmodo - Stem Cell Contact Lenses Cure Blindness in Less Than a Month - Stem Cells
A cure for blindness using stem cells ?
"[T]hree patients had their sight restored in less than a month by contact lenses cultured with stem cells." Holy shit.
Stem Cell Contact Lenses Cure Blindness in Less Than a Month http://bit.ly/KBWEw #feedly [from http://twitter.com/jjjunk/statuses/2038716228]
EYESIGHT HEALED WITH STEMCELLSCritical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic – Fact or Fiction?
veral hundred people developed crippling Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Urgent and vital information you need to know about the new swine flu threat.
Expose on the current swine flu fad.
La verdad sobre la influenza
swine fluWeed, Booze, Cocaine and Other Old School "Medicine" Ads - Pharmacy Technician Schools
Granted, hindsight is 20/20, but some awfully strange substances have been used for pharmaceutical purposes in the past -- and some might argue, continue to be used today. Here are some vintage advertisements touting items that we might balk at taking today.
Eye-opening. Great graphics.
referência de embalagens antigas25 Excellent Social Media Sites for Your Health
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there's something more than meets the eye, here.Debunking Canadian health care myths - The Denver Post
An ex-pat Canadian debunks myths about the Canadian health care system.
"Myth: Canada's health care system is a cumbersome bureaucracy. The U.S. has the most bureaucratic health care system in the world. More than 31 percent of every dollar spent on health care in the U.S. goes to paperwork, overhead, CEO salaries, profits, etc. The provincial single-payer system in Canada operates with just a 1 percent overhead. Think about it. It is not necessary to spend a huge amount of money to decide who gets care and who doesn't when everybody is covered."50 Successful Open Source Projects That Are Changing Medicine
I’m a businessman, and in no sense a health-care expert. But the persistence of bad industry practices—from long lines at the doctor’s office to ever-rising prices to astonishing numbers of preventable deaths—seems beyond all normal logic, and must have an underlying cause. There needs to be a business reason why an industry, year in and year out, would be able to get away with poor customer service, unaffordable prices, and uneven results—a reason my father and so many others are unnecessarily killed.Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Interesting, LONG article about the placebo effect. I always liked the thought that your mind has the power to heal you. Or if you are in a negative mood, sometimes just saying positive things can alter your feelings.
Placebos have long been used to control for the effects of taking *any* medicine. However, now those effects seem to be getting stronger... Fascinating.
"It's not that the old meds are getting weaker, drug developers say. It's as if the placebo effect is somehow getting stronger."
Mida Beecher avastas, miks see tähtis on ja kuidas edasi, kui platseeboefekt ise näib tugevamaks muutuvat?Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Gullibility on the rise? Count me in!
2009-08-24By T.R. Reid -- Five Myths About Health Care in the Rest of the World
As Americans search for the cure to what ails our health-care system, we've overlooked an invaluable source of ideas and solutions: the rest of the world. All the other industrialized democracies have faced problems like ours, yet they've found ways to cover everybody -- and still spend far less ...BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Science ponders 'zombie attack'
Science ponders 'zombie attack'
If zombies actually existed, an attack by them would lead to the collapse of civilisation unless dealt with quickly and aggressively.
If zombies actually existed, an attack by them would lead to the collapse of civilisation unless dealt with quickly and aggressively. That is the conclusion of a mathematical exercise carried out by researchers in Canada. They say only frequent counter-attacks with increasing force would eradicate the fictional creatures. The scientific paper is published in a book - Infectious Diseases Modelling Research Progress. In books, films, video games and folklore, zombies are undead creatures, able to turn the living into other zombies with a bite. But there is a serious side to the work. In some respects, a zombie "plague" resembles a lethal, rapidly spreading infection. The researchers say the exercise could help scientists model the spread of unfamiliar diseases through human populations.
my favorite part is when they have to explain that the one prof put a '?' in his legal name.eBMJ -- Statistics at Square One
Συμπαθητική εισαγωγή στην στατιστικήInfluenza (Flu) — Evidence-based Medical Information from EBSCO Publishing
"Due to Pandemic H1N1 Influenza (formerly known as Swine Flu) and concerns about the 2009/2010 flu season, the EBSCO Publishing Medical and Nursing editors of DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™ (NRC) and Patient Education Reference Center™ (PERC) have made key influenza information from these resources freely available to health care providers worldwide. The editorial teams will monitor the research and update these resources continuously throughout the upcoming flu season."
Due to Pandemic H1N1 Influenza and concerns about the 2009/2010 flu season, the EBSCO Publishing Medical and Nursing editors of DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™ (NRC) and Patient Education Reference Center™ (PERC) have made key influenza information from these resources freely available to health care providers worldwide.
Influenza information and resources for clinicians, nurses and patientsFootball, dog fighting, and brain damage : The New Yorker
Offensive Play How different are dogfighting and football? by Malcolm Gladwell
The effect of football on the human brain is stomach-turning.
“I remember, every season, multiple occasions where I’d hit someone so hard that my eyes went cross-eyed, and they wouldn’t come uncrossed for a full series of plays. You are just out there, trying to hit the guy in the middle, because there are three of them. You don’t remember much. There are the cases where you hit a guy and you’d get into a collision where everything goes off. You’re dazed. And there are the others where you are involved in a big, long drive. You start on your own five-yard line, and drive all the way down the field—fifteen, eighteen plays in a row sometimes. Every play: collision, collision, collision. By the time you get to the other end of the field, you’re seeing spots. You feel like you are going to black out. Literally, these white explosions—boom, boom, boom—lights getting dimmer and brighter, dimmer and brighter.Smarter Healthcare: How Social Media is Revolutionizing Your Doctor Visits
Web-based and social media tools are making it easier to get health information, find doctors, make appointments, keep records, and get support.
"One of the most obvious ways that the web and social media are making our lives healthier, is in the proliferation of health information."«Свиной» грипп как зеркало, в котором видно все… | Блог
«надо что-то делать»
+лечение простуды, пишет врач, советы хорошие
лечение: "тепло одеть, увлажнить, проветрить, не пихать еду и напоить"
грипп - профилактика, лечение
Комаровский про грипп
как лечиться от гриппа и ОРЗ
!!!!RateADrug.com: Prescription Drugs; Side Effects, Benefits & User Ratings
RateADrug, The users guide to prescription medications and side effects. Comparing RX and complementary medicine; providing best health treatment options at lowest cost, expert help, community resources, patient testimonials, educational and healthcare opportunities.
View or submit ratings on effectiveness and side effects on Rx drugs and alternative treatments
The community site for sharing experiences and learning about risks and benefits of prescription medications and alternative treatments
RateADrug.com - Where users identify, evaluate and rate over 7000 prescription drugs and alternative treatments The community site for sharing experiences and learning about risks and benefits of prescription medications and alternative treatments Take control of your health. Be informed. * Learn about newly discovered side effects and alternative treatments * Participate in anonymous public studies and share your experiences with others * Rate your medications to receive personalized benefits and side effects scores * Email your survey reports to your doctors and family members to keep them updated on your health issuesSecrets your dentist doesn't want you to know -- DailyFinance
O que o seu dentista não quer que você saiba. MUITO BOM.Surgeons send 'tweets' from operating room - CNN.com
For some reason, twittering during surgery does not make me feel comfortable: http://tinyurl.com/bwe5jr [from http://twitter.com/blueroot/statuses/1219426508]
# For the second known time, surgeons "Twittered" last week during surgery # Doctors used social-networking site Twitter to give updates about the procedure # Following along online were other doctors, medical students and the merely curious # Surgeons hope twittering will help educate other doctors and the publicPenn Gazette | Essays | Notes from the Undergrad
Yawn It’s one of the best things you can do for your brain.
It’s one of the best things you can do for your brain.
"My advice is simple. Yawn as many times a day as possible: when you wake up, when you’re confronting a difficult problem at work, when you prepare to go to sleep, and whenever you feel anger, anxiety, or stress. Yawn before giving an important talk, yawn before you take a test, and yawn while you meditate or pray because it will intensify your spiritual experience."Cold Sore Virus Linked To Alzheimer's Disease: New Treatment, Or Even Vaccine Possible
"The virus behind cold sores is a major cause of the insoluble protein plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease sufferers, University of Manchester researchers have revealed."
s disease puts out the welcome mat for the virus that
The virus behind cold sores is a major cause of the insoluble protein plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease sufferers, University of Manchester researchers have revealed. They believe the herpes simplex virus is a significant factor in developing the debilitating disease and could be treated by antiviral agents such as acyclovir, which is already used to treat cold sores and other diseases caused by the herpes virus. Another future possibility is vaccination against the virus to prevent the development of the disease in the first place. The team discovered that the HSV1 DNA is located very specifically in amyloid plaques: 90% of plaques in Alzheimer's disease sufferers' brains contain HSV1 DNA, and most of the viral DNA is located within amyloid plaques. The team had previously shown that HSV1 infection of nerve-type cells induces deposition of the main component, beta amyloid, of amyloid plaques.Matthias Rath - steal this chapter - Bad Science
The story of Matthias Rath, vitamin king, and the damage he wrought in promoting consumption of his products over antivirals of proven effectiveness in AIDS-wracked South Africa.
The chapter missing from ‘Bad Science’ due to Rath suing Goldacre at the time.
The doctor will sue you now
Quackery and exploitation, with deadly consequences.
a very serious story about the dangers of pseudoscienceObesity System Influence Diagram
Nice interactive information visualization diagram
Diagram explaining the obesity problem system. Complex, but interesting
A great mapping of the obesity actor system
shiftn obesity diagram
Great interactive diagram of factors that cause obesityScience News / Florence Nightingale: The Passionate Statistician
How Florence Nightingale used statistics and good visualization to persuade the queen of England to improve the military medical service.
passion, persistence, for the least, but combined with competency and intelligenceCAPHIS | Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust
The purpose of the CAPHIS Top 100 List is to provide CAPHIS members and other librarians with a resource to use in their daily practice and teaching. Secondly, it is our contribution to the Medical Library Association so that the headquarters staff can refer individuals to a list of quality health web sites. Our goal is to have a limited number of resources that meet the quality criteria for currency, credibility, content, audience, etc., as described on our website. These lists of resources expand upon the MLA Top Ten List.
keep you goodScientists Hack Cellphone to Analyze Blood, Detect Disease, Help Developing Nations
A new MacGyver-esque cellphone hack could bring cheap, on-the-spot disease detection to even the most remote villages on the planet. Using only an LED, plastic light filter and some wires, scientists at UCLA have modded a cellphone into a portable blood tester capable of detecting HIV, malaria and other illnesses.
UCLA scientists combine hacked cell phone and machine vision to do on the spot blood-disease testing - http://bit.ly/dhvZ [from http://twitter.com/nealrichter/statuses/1362446459]
Mobile phone modified with lens and coherent light source to detect diseases e.g. HIV in blood
Scientists Hack Cellphone to Analyze Blood, Detect Disease, Help Developing NationsHealth and Nutrition: USA.gov
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Access government resources on health care, insurance, diet, fitness, public health, and more.
this site will help providing care, benefits, long-distance caregiving, legal matters, support for caregivers in an online atmosphere that will give you information about how the healthcare debate rages on .Ann Bauer on autism, violence | Salon Life
On Feb. 14 I awaken to this headline: "Professor Beaten to Death by Autistic Son." I scan the story while standing, my coffee forgotten. Trudy Steuernagel, a faculty member in political science at Kent State, has been murdered and her 18-year-old son, Sky, has been arrested and charged with the crime, though he is profoundly disabled and can neither speak nor understand. Sky, who likes cartoons and chicken nuggets, apparently lost control and beat his mother into a coma. He was sitting in jail when she died. This happens to be two days after my older son's 21st birthday, which we marked behind two sets of locked steel doors. I'm exhausted and hopeless and vaguely hung over because Andrew, who has autism, also has evolved from sweet, dreamy boy to something like a golem: bitter, rampaging, full of rage. It happened no matter how fiercely I loved him or how many therapies I employed. Now, reading about this Ohio mother, there is a moment of slithering nausea and panic followed immedia
a mother's story of her violent autistic son
about a woman whose autistic son is violentMan appears free of HIV after stem cell transplant - CNN.com
A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Via <a href="http://www.google.com/profiles/interney#buzz">Edney</a>
A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. "The patient is fine," said Dr. Gero Hutter of Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin in Germany. "Today, two years after his transplantation, he is still without any signs of HIV disease and without antiretroviral medication." The case was first reported in November, and the new report is the first official publication of the case in a medical journal. Hutter and a team of medical professionals performed the stem cell transplant on the patient, an American living in Germany, to treat the man's leukemia, not the HIV itself.Depression’s Upside - NYTimes.com
finally they take a step or two towards the truth
So this freaking article has been showing up all over delicious for weeks, and I didn't save it when I read it, but since it's everywhere I'd like to officially say: NO. WHETHER OR NOT IT IS AN EVOLUTIONARY ADVANTAGE, RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO REASON TO GO THROUGH LIFE MISERABLE, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOUR PROBLEM-SOLVING OR WHATEVER IS IMPROVED. NO NO NO. Unless the *fate of the entire human population rests in your hands*, you should NOT STAY MISERABLE.
The persistence of this affliction — and the fact that it seemed to be heritable — posed a serious challenge to Darwin’s new evolutionary theory. If depression was a disorder, then evolution had made a tragic mistake, allowing an illness that impedes reproduction — it leads people to stop having sex and consider suicide — to spread throughout the population. For some unknown reason, the modern human mind is tilted toward sadness and, as we’ve now come to think, needs drugs to rescue itself.
While there has been endless speculation about Darwin’s mysterious ailment — his symptoms have been attributed to everything from lactose intolerance to Chagas disease — Darwin himself was most troubled by his recurring mental problems. His depression left him “not able to do anything one day out of three,” choking on his “bitter mortification.” He despaired of the weakness of mind that ran in his family. “The ‘race is for the strong,’ ” Darwin wrote. “I shall probably do little more but be content to admire the strides others made in Science.”Scott and Scurvy
One of the most striking features of the disease is the disproportion between its severity and the simplicity of the cure. Today we know that scurvy is due solely to a deficiency in vitamin C, a compound essential to metabolism that the human body must obtain from food. Scurvy is rapidly and completely cured by restoring vitamin C into the diet.
scurvy bad, science hard : "We tend to think that knowledge, once acquired, is something permanent. Instead, even holding on to it requires constant, careful effort."The evolutionary origin of depression: Mild and bitter | The Economist
as pain stops you doing damaging physical things, so low mood stops you doing damaging mental ones—in particular, pursuing unreachable goals. Pursuing such goals is a waste of energy and resources.
"Dr Nesse’s hypothesis is that, as pain stops you doing damaging physical things, so low mood stops you doing damaging mental ones—in particular, pursuing unreachable goals. Pursuing such goals is a waste of energy and resources. Therefore, he argues, there is likely to be an evolved mechanism that identifies certain goals as unattainable and inhibits their pursuit—and he believes that low mood is at least part of that mechanism." Via Mindhacks.
Their conclusion was that those who experienced mild depressive symptoms could, indeed, disengage more easily from unreachable goals. That supports Dr Nesse’s hypothesis. But the new study also found a remarkable corollary: those women who could disengage from the unattainable proved less likely to suffer more serious depression in the long run.
The Economist | Depression may be linked to how willing someone is to give up his goalsMarijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows
What other facts are needed to legalize pot at this point?How to Fix Bad Ankles - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
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It's all about balance.CADAVER DISSECTION VIDEOS
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scientific evidence for popular health supplements [chart]
A graphical representation of the scientific evidence for or against particular health supplements. Vitamin C seems to be quite far down the list :).BBC NEWS | Health | Enzyme behind cancer spread found
Scientists found way to stop metastasis
"Scientists say they have identified an enzyme that helps cancer spread around the body."
Enzyme promotive of metastasis identified.
Enzyme behind cancer spread found breast cancer Breast cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body Scientists say they have identified an enzyme that helps cancer spread around the body. Cancer metastasis, where the cancer spreads from its original location, is known to be responsible for 90% of cancer-related deaths. Institute of Cancer Research scientists have found that an enzyme called LOX is crucial in promoting metastasis, Cancer Cell journal reports.Scientists debunk myth that most heat is lost through head | Science | The Guardian
Myths debunked: You don't lose most heat from your head and sugar doesn't make children hyperactive
Lovely example of checking your facts
Good to know!
and other myths debunked
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guardian.co.uk%2Fscience%2F2008%2Fdec%2F17%2Fmedicalresearch-humanbehaviour
This article is like several Mythbusters episodes. Several kinda boring Mythbusters episodes.
I never get tired of looking at Guardian articles. One of the best looking news sites on the interweb.Darwin's Radio: Prehistoric Gene Reawakens to Battle HIV
About 95% of the human genome has once been designated as "junk" DNA. While much of this sequence may be an evolutionary artifact that serves no present-day purpose, some junk DNA may function in ways that are not currently understood. The conservation of some junk DNA over many millions of years of evolution may imply an essential function that has been "turned off." Now scientists say there's a junk gene that fights HIV. And they've discovered how to turn it back on. What these scientists have done could give us the first bulletproof HIV vaccine. They have re-awakened the human genome's latent potential to make us all into HIV-resistant creatures, and hey've published their ground-breaking research in PLoS Biology. A group of scientists led by Nitya Venkataraman and Alexander Colewhether wanted to try a new approach to fighting HIV - one that worked with the body's own immune system. They knew Old World monkeys had a built-in immunity to HIV: a protein called retrocyclin, which c
Darwin's Radio: Prehistoric Gene Reawakens to Battle HIVPillbox - prototype pill identification system
enables to search unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and images. The system combines high-resolution images of tablets and capsules with FDA-approved appearance information (imprint, shape, color, etc.) to enable users to visually search for and identify an unknown solid dosage pharmaceutical. This system is designed for use by emergency physicians, first responders, other health care providers, Poison Control Center staff, and concerned citizens. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fpillbox.nlm.nih.gov
A site that identifies pillsAirStrip Technologies > Home
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Precordial Catch Syndrome (PCS) is the most common cause of recurring chest pain, sometimes known asFree Medical Clinics, Free Dental Clinics, Free Medical Help All over USA
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