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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • How George Washington died — horribly

    02/22/2018 5:54:31 PM PST · by bitt · 64 replies
    Churchmouse Campanologist ^ | 2/19/2018 | Churchmouse Campanologist
    ...."Last year, my reader sunnydaysall, from BrainHavenNet, posted Dr Christopher’s Herbal Legacy Newsletter from July 7, 2017, ‘The Untimely Death of America’. It is well worth reading, especially for those interested in natural remedies. One would have thought that George Washington would have had the finest medical care available. It seems he did in principle, but, judging from his final days, not in practice. A summary and excerpts follow, emphases mine."...
  • Strange symptoms - quack is perplexed

    02/22/2018 5:22:23 PM PST · by wally_bert · 95 replies
    2/22/2018 | Self
    Three times this year I've been hit with a sudden and strong bout of some kind sickness. It's gone like this: Severe chills, extreme drowsiness, weakness to the point being unable to move for about a half a day. Then the chills turn into a higher temp but not feverish, slight nausea, but still so drowsy and weak. Usually by 2 or 3 am I finally throw up and start feeling better. The first time I toughed it out and didn't go to the quack. In a couple of days I was fine. The second time a couple weeks ago...
  • Gun Control Across The World Only Leads To Acid, Knifings, And Bombings

    02/21/2018 12:37:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | By Jason Jellison
    I wish that I could tell you that my life in Bangkok is better with very few guns in the city, but now I have to watch out for bombs. I have been living in Bangkok for nearly half a decade now, but I was raised in America, and I too am watching the extensive back and forth between gun rights supporters and those pushing for strict gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting. In my extensive world travels, I have made a number of observations in countries that have gun control that might add something of...
  • The Power to Upgrade Our Own Biology Is in Sight—But Is Society Ready for Human Enhancement?

    02/21/2018 7:37:41 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    SingularityHub ^ | 2/15/18 | Raya Bidshahri
    Upgrading our biology may sound like science fiction, but attempts to improve humanity actually date back thousands of years. Every day, we enhance ourselves through seemingly mundane activities such as exercising, meditating, or consuming performance-enhancing drugs, such as caffeine or adderall. However, the tools with which we upgrade our biology are improving at an accelerating rate and becoming increasingly invasive. In recent decades, we have developed a wide array of powerful methods, such as genetic engineering and brain-machine interfaces, that are redefining our humanity. In the short run, such enhancement technologies have medical applications and may be used to treat...
  • Yale Doctor Makes $5 Million Annually Through YouTube and Gives 5 Tips

    02/19/2018 8:01:40 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 37 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    For more than a decade, YouTube has been one of the most popular social networks. However, besides being used for entertainment, there are people who create YouTube videos to make a living. Many Youtubers now call YouTube their main career and can make money off of it, just as one would at a regular job. Dr. Dustyn Williams of OnlineMedED is an example of someone who now makes millions off of making YouTube videos, and has an inspiring story to go along with it. Dr. Williams received his undergraduate degree at Yale University and then went to medical school at...
  • 4 Reasons Why People Drink Alcohol and Their Motivations

    02/19/2018 6:28:29 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 80 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    Scientists examined some of the reasons as to why people drink alcohol. Of course, some of these reasons can be personal - a special occasion, habit, outing with a loved one, or Friday evening. However, these are all specific occasions. It is important to consider what a person’s motivation is when they drink during these times. What is it that they want to achieve? This study is not simply about those who are alcoholics. Scientists in this study were interested in the behavior of all drinkers without exception, even if a person drinks only once a year and solely for...
  • Why Single Fathers Die Early or Have Higher Risk of Death

    02/19/2018 1:31:24 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 50 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    <p>The risk of dying prematurely is more than doubled for single fathers compared to single mothers or fathers who are in a relationship. This is the result of a study done in Canada and published on February 15 by The Lancet Public Health.</p>
  • Finally, There May Be a Blood Test for Autism

    02/19/2018 10:16:08 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 44 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 19 2018 - 10:36am | Dr. Timothy Boyer Ph.D.
    Are you concerned that your child might be autistic and want to know right away? Here is the latest in autism research that could be helpful in answering your questions including a possible blood test for Autism. Health experts are in agreement that the sooner you and your pediatrician know whether your child is autistic, the better are their chances of receiving the help they need to aid their social and mental development. Unfortunately, however, diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult, and is primarily done by observing a child's behavior and development to make a diagnosis. A diagnosis...
  • Why the Media, not Guns, are Responsible for Mass Shootings

    02/19/2018 7:15:10 AM PST · by pcottraux · 25 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | February 17, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux I had another blog planned for this week; but with the terrible tragedy that happened in Florida, I feel the need to try to inject common sense into the inevitable controversy surrounding gun ownership and its role in the recent rash of mass shootings. I was a high school freshman when the Columbine massacre happened, and experienced firsthand the devastating effects it had on schools nationwide. But the spiritual sickness infecting the US was never addressed, and what was rare then has now become a sad epidemic. We are now living in a world where mass killings...
  • This is how a woman reacted after breathing for the 1st time after her lung transplant

    02/18/2018 7:19:44 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 21 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 14 2018 - 8:33pm | Lena
    <p>Jennifer Jones looks incredulously around her. She does understand what is going on; she seems to be in a trance. Lying on a bed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by machines that keep her balanced and with wires going in and out of her body, she will experience something new. And she is nervous. For the first time, she can breathe on her own after a lung transplant surgery.</p>
  • Before three years, it is best not to expose children to the TV

    02/17/2018 7:29:23 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 12 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 17 2018 - 10:25pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    Even in France, known for its liberal approach to many things related to children and upbringing a new campaign calls to restrict children's screen time. Smartphone, TV, computer: a new campaign calls for more restricted use to preserve health The total time we spend online is more than 5 hours per day. Whether it's our smartphones, our computers, our televisions, we are surrounded by screens. This is not without presenting a danger to our health. Too much time spent in front of screens can cause an increase in sedentary lifestyle, the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, or endanger vision. Before three...
  • Make Peace With Your Children Before Bedtime and Don't Sacrifice Yourself

    02/17/2018 6:53:47 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 7 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 17 2018 - 9:45pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    1. Do not let your child go to sleep in tears. Always, no matter what the child has done, no matter how upset we are - before we go to bed, resentment is forgotten, everyone forgives each other, and we all embrace. I think it's not necessary to talk about the importance of a calm, full-fledged sleep for both adults and children. If you feel the need to discuss whatever happened yesterday, allow your child to have a proper night’s sleep, and then calmly discuss it in the morning. As they say, the morning is...
  • Which Winter Sports are The Most Beneficial

    02/17/2018 5:13:26 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 70 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 15 2018 - 12:28pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    Today is the 10th day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Since one of the main goals of the Olympics is to popularize physical activity, here we will discuss which winter sports are considered to be the best for one’s health. Check out the benefits of Skating, Curling and Snowboarding compared to skiing. The first association most people have with the words "winter sports" are skis. Indeed, many studies show that skiing can help people to lose weight, increase their stamina, strengthen the cardiovascular system and even immunity, and improve respiratory function. It may seem that, compared to...
  • Doctors in St. Petersburg Hospital Reduced Patient's Nose by Half a Pound

    02/16/2018 6:26:05 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 7 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 16 2018 - 9:22am | Lena Kirakosyan
    A military veteran from St. Petersburg, Russia, had an extreme case of rhinophyma. Over the past three years, the neoplasm on the nose of this 63-year-old man grew so much that it descended below the chin. It was difficult for him to breathe, eat, drink, and otherwise live normally. When he went to the doctors, the defect on his face weighed about 500 grams. Doctors at the St. Petersburg Clinic named after Pirogov decided to conduct a unique operation. The reconstructive plastic surgery was performed by the famous plastic surgeon Dr. Maria Volokh. Check out the image in the story...
  • How Your Sleeping Position Can Affect Your Back Pain, Acid Reflux and More

    02/15/2018 5:17:34 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 77 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 15 2018 - 1:18pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    Back pain is a common problem. According to the World Health Organization, various diseases of the musculoskeletal system affect almost 80 percent of the population. Here is how your sleeping position can change your back pain. Everyone at least once in their life has dealt with back pain. "Computers, office work, and other joys of modern society affect human health,” says neuroscientist Matthew Walker, director of the Center for Science of Human Sleep at the University of California at Berkeley. But there is another reason for back pain, which few people have thought of...
  • The Head of WHO: At Any Time a Pandemic May Begin That Will Kill Millions

    02/15/2018 4:14:17 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 61 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 15 2018 - 12:58pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gebreysus, warned the medical community that humanity is not ready, and is, therefore, vulnerable to a pandemic. The next outbreak, he said, will have terrible consequences for both the population and the economies of many countries. At the same time, he did not specify what disease or infection should be expected. The latest fears of a pandemic emerged after the violent outbreaks of influenza in recent years. But most of all, the medical community was shocked at...
  • Cause and effect

    02/15/2018 8:00:59 AM PST · by John David Powell · 6 replies
    2/15/18 | John David Powell
    Cause and effect. Those are the words on the minds, in some form, for many individuals today, particularly parents regardless of the age of their children. Cause and effect. How often, though, do we, and that includes me, how often do we become overwhelmed by the effect and miss the cause? Or, worse, fixate on the wrong cause as we go for the quick fix, the easier solution, the bandage we expected from our parents to cover the boo-boo and make it all better, whatever it was. McDonald's is eliminating the cheese burger and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal....
  • How to Talk to Children in the Aftermath of Today’s Parkland School Shooting

    02/14/2018 6:51:23 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 22 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 14 2018 - 9:49pm | Armen Hareyan
    Prominent Psychiatrist, Doctor Daniel Amen offers advice to parents on how to talk to their children in the aftermath of today’s high school shooting in Parkland Florida. Turn off the TV and like most people don't watch the traumas of other people over and over, recommends Daniel Amen, MD in an advice, published below. “It’s very important to talk to your kids about the reports of today’s school shooting they may be seeing on the news, especially if they express concern or fear. For older kids, parents should feel free to answer any questions they may have and listen to...
  • Norovirus Hits The Olympics, Staffers Quarantined

    02/13/2018 7:10:04 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 10 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 13 2018 - 8:56pm | Armen Hareyan
    Alarmingly, norovirus has become an uninvited guest at the Olympics. Five additional cases of norovirus have been reported at the Pyeongchang Olympics. This brings the total of confirmed cases of norovirus to 199 since the beginning of the February. However, authorities say 154 of those affected have recovered and been released from quarantine. Earlier in the Olympics, about 1,200 security workers were sequestered over the fear of norovirus spreading, forcing the military to...
  • Man Relieved His Postoperative Pain by Swimming In Cold Water

    02/13/2018 4:01:03 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 47 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 13 2018 - 4:35pm | Armen Hareyan
    A 28-year-old man who suffered from postoperative pain was convinced that he could heal himself through swimming in cold water. Through this technique, he was able to cure his pain when nothing else worked. His experience and the associated report are published in the BMJ Case Reports. The man behind this story is 28 years old. While suffering from excessive facial redness, he underwent an operation (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) that cut off the triggering nerves in his chest. Although the operation went perfectly, he subsequently suffered severe and...