Month: December 2006

Macbeth Effect

A little water clears us of our deeds! Study results published in Science suggest that hand washing “cleanses” the mind of unethical behavior, a result the researchers call the “Macbeth effect.” They asked 170 undergraduate students to focus on their conduct throughout the day. Those who remembered a misdeed were more likely to feel dirty …

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Unsafe Body Parts

If you have to choose between Victor Frankenstein or a safety-breaching donor service, you may be safer with the former. New Scientist reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shut down a firm that supplied body parts for surgery. According to FDA investigators, the firm harvested body parts and tissue from corpses in …

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How homeopathy can help your teenage acne.

Troublesome Acne

We tend to think of acne as a problem with just teenagers. However, it is not uncommon to have adults in the 20’s and 30’s come in with chronic acne that just does not respond to the typical antibiotics and topical creams that dermatologist prescribe. Julie, who is in her lat 20’s, has had acne …

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Evidence of Protection

It is not uncommon for patients to ask what is my opinion of circumcision of infants. Several months ago I wrote how circumcision helps protect against acquiring HIV. Another more recent study found that circumcision also protects against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The study showed that by age 21, 1.3 percent of the circumcised men …

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Sex Benefits For Women?

Well I hate to say this but women derive more benefits from intercourse than men do. Just look at this list. More regular menstrual cycles; more fertile menstrual cycles; lighter periods; better moods; better memories; better bladder control; fewer colds and flu; reduced stress; increased hormones of youth -DHEA, testosterone and estrogen. And probably the …

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Don’t Be a Laggard

In 1997, the British Medical Journal published a study done at Queens University, Belfast, Ireland in which they tracked 1,000 middle-aged men over 10 years. What they found was men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm enjoyed a death rate half that of the laggards. More specifically having orgasm 3 times a week decreased …

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Consistency of Tofu

Most people forget that the brain is very soft. It has been compared to the consistency of soft butter, custard or tofu. And of course it is cradled in a skull that is very hard. So it dos not take much of an imagination to visualize what happens to the brain when the head hits …

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Xenobiotics

Xenobiotics

Since we do not see it we often tend to forget the extent to which Xenobiotics are present in our environment. The following facts are sobering and make one wonder how much xenobiotics contribute to our ill-health: – 77,000 chemicals are being manufactured in North America – 3000 are added directly to our food supply …

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