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“Big Pharma” & Privilege: Or Why I Wish Allies Would Stop Using This Phrase | Foxglove & Firmitas
I am sick of being nice about this shit, and I’m horrified that those fighting in the social justice realm are constantly ignoring what disabled people are telling them about their experiences.
health  socialjustice  ableism 
april 2015 by deusx
Growing up unvaccinated: A healthy lifestyle couldn’t prevent many childhood illnesses.
So the anti-vaccine advocates’ fears of having the “natural immunity sterilized out of us” just doesn’t cut it for me. How could I, with my idyllic childhood and my amazing health food, get so freaking ill all the time?
medicine  health  vaccination  science 
october 2014 by deusx
Killing a Patient to Save His Life - NYTimes.com
Surgeons will drain their blood and replace it with freezing saltwater. Without heartbeat and brain activity, the patients will be clinically dead.

And then the surgeons will try to save their lives.
medicine  health 
june 2014 by deusx
Science Says: Cocktails Could Protect You From Getting Sick | Mother Jones
With the onslaught of holiday parties upon us, a bad case of the sniffles could threaten your merrymaking. Luckily science has swooped in with the jolliest solution of all: You can boost your immune system, a new study claims, by drinking that spiked eggnog.
holidays  alcohol  health  diet 
december 2013 by deusx
Caffeine + alcohol keeps your chromosomes just right | Ars Technica
Some telomeres are too long, and some are too short. Perhaps striking the right balance of caffeine and alcohol is the key to keeping them just right—as if you needed an excuse to have another hot toddy.
health  caffeine  coffee  alcohol  to:fb 
december 2013 by deusx
Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut : The Salt : NPR
The patient had an infection with , Cordell says. So when he ate or drank a bunch of starch — a bagel, pasta or even a soda — the yeast fermented the sugars into ethanol, and he would get drunk. Essentially, he was brewing beer in his own gut. Cordell and McCarthy the case of "auto-brewery syndrome" a few months ago in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine.
homebrewing  beer  health  yeast 
september 2013 by deusx
Measles outbreak tied to Texas megachurch sickens 21 - NBC News.com
An outbreak of measles tied to a Texas megachurch where ministers have questioned vaccination has sickened at least 21 people, including a 4-month-old infant -- and it’s expected to grow, state and federal health officials said.
to:fb  measels  health  religion  churches 
august 2013 by deusx
The rich really are different: Their bodies contain unique chemical pollutants - Quartz
“Tell me what kinds of toxins are in your body, and I’ll tell you how much you’re worth,” could be the new motto of doctors everywhere.
health  money  toxins  chemicals  to:fb 
august 2013 by deusx
New Study Confirms Obamacare's Birth Control Mandate Will Reduce Abortion Rate | ThinkProgress
A new study focusing on low-income women in St. Louis, MO concludes that expanding access to free contraception — just as the health care reform law does through its provision to provide birth control without a co-pay — leads to significantly lower rates of unintended teen pregnancy and abortion. Researchers found that when women weren’t prohibited by cost, they chose more effective, long-lasting forms of birth control and experienced many fewer unintended pregnancies as a result.
to:fb  pregnancy  abortion  contraception  health 
june 2013 by deusx
Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They're Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy | ThinkProgress
abstinence-only education programs have a long history of imparting harmful messages that shame youth about their sexuality instead of teaching them the facts they need to safeguard their health
to:fb  sexuality  abstinence  health  education 
may 2013 by deusx
Michael Moore Helps His Biggest Nemesis | /Film
"Talk about being ungrateful. Talk about turning a nice gesture into a media opp for yourself and your agenda."
michaelmoore  health  whatadick  to:fb 
april 2012 by deusx
Bring back the 40-hour work week - Salon.com
Robinson writes: “If they came to work that drunk, we’d fire them — we’d rightly see them as a manifest risk to our enterprise, our data, our capital equipment, us and themselves. But we don’t think twice about making an equivalent level of sleep deprivation a condition of continued employment.”
work  hours  psychology  productivity  life  health 
march 2012 by deusx
Abortion saved my life - Abortion - Salon.com
My two kids at home almost lost their mother because someone decided that my life was worth less than that of a fetus that was going to die anyway. My husband had told them exactly what my regular doctor said, and the ER doctor had already warned us what would have to happen. Yet none of this mattered when confronted by the idea that no one needs an abortion. You shouldn’t need to know the details of why a woman aborts to trust her to make the best decision for herself. I don’t regret my abortion, but I would also never use my situation to suggest that the only time another woman should have the procedure is when her life is at stake. After my family found out I’d had an abortion, I got a phone call from a cousin who felt the need to tell me I was wrong to have interfered with God’s plan. And in that moment I understood exactly what kind of people judge a woman’s reproductive choices.
abortion  health  medicine  religion 
february 2012 by deusx
Why do women menstruate? | Pharyngula
I suppose we could blame The Curse on The Fall, but then this phylogeny would suggest that Adam and Eve were part of a population of squirrel-like proto-primates living in the early Paleocene. That’s rather unbiblical, though, and what did the bats and elephant shrews do to deserve this?
funny  evolution  menstruation  mammals  health 
december 2011 by deusx
The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today-Hallelujah! - Forbes
This is the true ‘bomb’ contained in Obamacare and the one item that will have more impact on the future of how medical care is paid for in this country than anything we’ve seen in quite some time. Indeed, it is this aspect of the law that represents the true ‘death panel’ found in Obamacare—but not one that is going to lead to the death of American consumers. Rather, the medical loss ratio will, ultimately, lead to the death of large parts of the private, for-profit health insurance industry.
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If you believe that the end of private, for-profit health insurance is some type of nefarious step towards a socialist society, then you might want to attend church this Sunday to mourn the loss of health insurers being able to worm out of covering the bills of a cancer patient because she forgot to write down on her application that she had skin acne for three months when she was a teenager.
health  medicine  insurance  obamacare  politics  usa  healthcare  obama 
december 2011 by deusx
Monogamy Helps Geese Reduce Stress | Wired Science | Wired.com
“It seems to be one advantage of monogamy: If you have a long-term relationship, that helps you cope with stress. It’s a good thing to do compared to systems where you always have to find a new partner and have no support in such situations,” said Claudia Wascher, an ethologist at Austria’s Konrad Lorenz Research Station.
monogamy  health  biology  geese 
november 2011 by deusx
Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey
Ultra filtering is a high-tech procedure where honey is heated, sometimes watered down and then forced at high pressure through extremely small filters to remove pollen, which is the only foolproof sign identifying the source of the honey. It is a spin-off of a technique refined by the Chinese, who have illegally dumped tons of their honey - some containing illegal antibiotics - on the U.S. market for years.
food  honey  gross  health  safety 
november 2011 by deusx
Chickenpox Lollipops, Chickenpox Parties « WebMD Newsroom
Chickenpox lollipops? According to media reports, parents who fear the chickenpox vaccine can try to infect their kids the “natural” way by sending off for lollipops licked by kids who have the disease. Apparently, the infected kids’ spit is also available.
health  vaccines  nutters  kids 
november 2011 by deusx
U.S. Government Glossed Over Cancer Concerns As It Rolled Out Airport X-Ray Scanners - ProPublica
A ProPublica/PBS NewsHour investigation of how this decision was made shows that in post-9/11 America, security issues can trump even long-established medical conventions. The final call to deploy the X-ray machines was made not by the FDA, which regulates drugs and medical devices, but by the TSA, an agency whose primary mission is to prevent terrorist attacks.
health  terror  terrorism  tsa  cancer  radiation  airport  travel 
november 2011 by deusx
Brain training reverses age-related cognitive decline « KurzweilAI
"Intense auditory brain training targeted at the regions of a rat’s brain that process sound reversed many aspects of normal, age-related cognitive decline and improved the health of the brain cells, according to a new study from researchers at University of California, San Francisco."
brain  health  aging  from delicious
july 2010 by deusx
CPAP.com - Is Sleep Apnea Hereditary?
"A study evaluating twenty participants with Sleep Apnea and forty of their undiagnosed relatives showed the disorder to be more prevalent among the group of relatives than within the general population"
sleepapnea  health  sleep  from delicious
july 2010 by deusx
OutpatientSurgery.net > News >After Death in the GI Suite, Patient's Family Sues CRNA (May, 2010)
"The family of a man with sleep apnea who died during a routine colonoscopy is suing the nurse anesthetist who cared for the patient."
sleepapnea  colonoscopy  medicine  health  eek  from delicious
may 2010 by deusx
Getting To The Root Of The Great Cilantro Divide : NPR
"This, it turns out, is the real problem. My whole life I've been unable to pick up on the scent that is so overwhelmingly good for cilantro lovers that it trumps any possible bad. I come to a disappointing realization: I am not an X-Man with superkeen sensory abilities. I am a sensory dud who's missing the true nature of cilantro."
cilantro  is  awesome  funny  health  medicine  from delicious
october 2009 by deusx
Bleeding purple blood? - Yahoo! Answers
Injury, or a normal condition of working at Yahoo!? "I got a piece of glass out of my foot this morning and it started bleeding but the blood was purple! Not dark red, it was actually purple! After I cleaned it and put pressure on it it marblized into a bluish colour then went back to red. What just happened?"
yahoo  boohoo  bleedingpurple  health 
july 2009 by deusx
Why markets can’t cure healthcare - Paul Krugman Blog - NYTimes.com
"This problem is made worse by the fact that actually paying for your health care is a loss from an insurers’ point of view — they actually refer to it as “medical costs.” This means both that insurers try to deny as many claims as possible, and that they try to avoid covering people who are actually likely to need care. Both of these strategies use a lot of resources, which is why private insurance has much higher administrative costs than single-payer systems. And since there’s a widespread sense that our fellow citizens should get the care we need — not everyone agrees, but most do — this means that private insurance basically spends a lot of money on socially destructive activities."
health  insurance  markets  economics  healthcare  politics  corruption  medicine 
july 2009 by deusx
Why the #$%! Do We Swear? For Pain Relief: Scientific American
"Dropping the F-bomb or other expletives may not only be an expression of agony, but also a means to alleviate it"
swearing  pain  brain  science  psychology  language  research  health 
july 2009 by deusx
Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury - washingtonpost.com
"The use of mercury-contaminated caustic soda in the production of HFCS is common. The contamination occurs when mercury cells are used to produce caustic soda. "
mercury  hfcs  food  sugar  health 
january 2009 by deusx
Video: What LASIK Really Feels Like
Still somewhat freaked out by the whole concept of Lasik surgery, yet intrigued by the opportunity for enhancement. "Once my corneas were cut open and I experienced that initial pain, I was definitely frightened, and escaped to a corner of my mind where I would not think too much about all the things they were doing to my eyes and what my life would be like if I happened to be the "less than 1%" of patients with vision-reducing complications.None of this bothers me much, save the fact that newer, better, safer technology will come around sooner or later, and my eyes may end up as out-of-date as back-to-school iPods. And I do not know if my eyes will be forward-compatible, having already been sliced. Still, for now I remain top-of-the-line, and I would gladly endure 10 times the (mostly imaginary) pain of LASIK to gain the quality of eyesight found in elite Major League Baseball pitchers."
lasik  sight  vision  medicine  health 
september 2008 by deusx
Fitbit - Automatically Track Your Fitness and Sleep
"Did I get enough exercise today? How many calories did I burn? Am I getting good quality sleep? How many steps and miles did I walk today? The Fitbit Tracker helps you answer these questions. "
fitness  health  gadgets  wishlist 
september 2008 by deusx
BBC NEWS | Health | Broccoli may undo diabetes damage
"Our study suggests that compounds such as sulforaphane from broccoli may help counter processes linked to the development of vascular disease in diabetes"
vegetables  health  medicine  diet  broccoli  food  diabetes 
august 2008 by deusx
Lab-grown tendons gradually fade to bone - tech - 11 August 2008 - New Scientist Tech
"In the body, gradients like this strengthen the ends of tendons that attach to bones. Currently, lab-grown tendons put into the body often fail at the attachment end because they lack this property, says García. ... His new technique should lead to more lifelike artificially-grown tendons, and better treatments for injuries like ruptured Achilles tendons."
medicine  health  tendons  bioscience 
august 2008 by deusx
BBC NEWS | Health | Daily caffeine 'protects brain'
"Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests."
health  coffee  caffeine 
april 2008 by deusx
Finding May Solve Riddle of Fatigue in Muscles - New York Times
"One of the great unanswered questions in physiology is why muscles get tired. The experience is universal, common to creatures that have muscles, but the answer has been elusive until now."
medicine  health  muscles  heart 
february 2008 by deusx
Why I am an abortion doctor
"I can take a woman, in the biggest trouble she has ever experienced in her life, and by performing a five-minute operation, in comfort and dignity, I can give her back her life"
abortion  health  medicine 
february 2008 by deusx
Reversal Of Alzheimer's Symptoms Within Minutes In Human Study
"An extraordinary new scientific study, which for the first time documents marked improvement in Alzheimer’s disease within minutes of administration of a therapeutic molecule, has just been published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation."
health  medicine  brain  alzheimer's 
january 2008 by deusx
Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Arizona Boy - Local News Story - KPHO Phoenix
""This is a heat-loving amoeba. As water temperatures go up, it does better," Beach said. "In future decades, as temperatures rise, we'd expect to see more cases.""
amoeba  brains  health  disease  globalwarming 
september 2007 by deusx
BBC NEWS | Health | Woman sees own heart on display
"A woman has seen her own heart on display at a medical exhibition."
medicine  health  heart  museums  odd 
september 2007 by deusx
His Heart Whirs Anew - washingtonpost.com
"If you find yourself embodied in a different way, your perceptions and awareness of the world would be changed."
posthumanity  medicine  health  cyborgs 
august 2007 by deusx
MichaelMoore.com : An Open Letter to CNN from Michael Moore
"Well, the week is over -- and still no apology, no retraction, no correction of your glaring mistakes."
cnn  media  michaelmoore  sicko  medicine  health 
july 2007 by deusx
Accident-prone people do exist - being-human - 16 May 2007 - New Scientist
"Some people have all the bad luck. Whether you call them accident-prone, or just unfortunate, there's a group of people who really do have more mishaps than others."
accidents  injuries  health 
may 2007 by deusx
Yes, coffee really is good for you - More Health News - MSNBC.com
"Drinking coffee can help ward off type 2 diabetes and may even help prevent certain cancers, according to panelists discussing the benefits — and risks — of the beverage at a scientific meeting."
coffee  caffeine  medicine  health 
may 2007 by deusx
Docs Change the Way They Think About Death - Newsweek Health - MSNBC.com
"once the cells have been without oxygen for more than five minutes, they die when their oxygen supply is resumed."
medicine  health 
may 2007 by deusx
Reversing cancer cells to normal cells
"A Northwestern University scientist describes new research that used an innovative experimental approach to provide unique insights into how scientists can change human metastatic melanoma cells back to normal-like skin cells -- by exposing the tumor cel
medicine  health  cancer  stemcells 
april 2007 by deusx
If the patient says spider bite, think MRSA, says Assembly speaker -- FP Report
"Spiders are getting a bad rap. Get a culture because what you are seeing is probably community-acquired MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)"
health  medicine  infection  spiders 
april 2007 by deusx
Blood types A, B converted to type O | Science & Health | Reuters
"In a report released Sunday, researchers describe the use of newly discovered enzymes to convert blood types A, B, and AB into O, the universal donor type."
medicine  health  blood  wow  nifty 
april 2007 by deusx
Marijuana, the wonder drug - International Herald Tribune
"A new study in the journal Neurology is being hailed as unassailable proof that marijuana is a valuable medicine."
marijuana  pot  drugs  health  medicine 
march 2007 by deusx
Anil Dash: Getting By
"A good friend of mine asked for some tips the other day on dealing with minor depression."
depression  mental  health 
january 2007 by deusx
Independent Online Edition > Americas
"Mrs Bishop, who is co-pastor at a 4,000-congregation Ohio church, also claims that prayer cured her of breast cancer."
religion  evangelists  nutters  health 
january 2007 by deusx
Universal Health Care Run by Psychotics - MyDD :: Direct Democracy for People-Powered Politics
"So anyway, to recap, we already have universal health care, it's just run by psychos."
healthcare  politics  economy  health 
january 2007 by deusx
Does cracking your knuckles really give you arthritis
"No, there is no evidence that cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis."
health  arthritis 
january 2007 by deusx
Reality check: 95 percent of Americans had premarital sex - CNN.com
"More than nine out of 10 Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex, according to a new study. The high rates extend even to women born in the 1940s, challenging perceptions that people were more chaste in the past."
sex  health  religion  politics 
december 2006 by deusx
Slashing your smoking may not help your health - health - 28 November 2006 - New Scientist
"Smokers who believe they can avoid fatal disease by slashing the number of cigarettes they smoke each day are sorely mistaken, according to a new study which suggests the only safe way to escape the risk is to quit."
smoking  health  medicine 
november 2006 by deusx
How to Give a Cat an Injection - WikiHow
"Ever had to give a cat an injection at home, for feline diabetes, maybe? Here's how to do it painlessly... both for you and the cat!"
cats  pets  health  medicine 
november 2006 by deusx
NOMASK.COM
Looks like an interesting CPAP interface. "No annoying cpap mask straps or cpap headgear for sleep apnea cpap patients. End the nightly torture of CPAP with our exclusive 'no mask' headgear."
cpap  sleepapnea  sleepdisorders  sleep  respiration  health  medicine 
november 2006 by deusx
ABC News: Michael J. Fox Fires Back at Critics
"Actor Michael J. Fox jokes that he may be short in stature, but he's still enough of a "big boy" to withstand criticism over his backing of embryonic stem cell research"
politics  medicine  health  stemcells  rushlimbaugh  fox  michaeljfox 
october 2006 by deusx
Where Faith Abides, Employees Have Few Rights - New York Times
"His client was a middle-aged novice training to become a nun in a Roman Catholic religious order in Toledo. She said she had been dismissed by the order after she became seriously ill — including a diagnosis of breast cancer."
religion  health  employment  rights  law 
october 2006 by deusx
The pro-life case for contraception. By William Saletan - Slate Magazine
"From a pro-life standpoint, trading contraception for abstinence and a "culture of life" was a net loss."
abortion  religion  contraception  sex  politics  health 
september 2006 by deusx
9/11 Toxic Dust Whistleblower Raided By SWAT Team
"Ground zero hero Major Mike McCormack says he was deliberately targeted for helping release documents on EPA government cover-up, says 75% of police, firemen believe 9/11 cover-up"
911  bush  terror  swat  orwell  health  coverup 
september 2006 by deusx
The True Face of Abortion Opponents | Needlenose
"So thanks Dr. Science, for driving a nice little wedge between these people and their nasty little judgemental causes and ripping away their thinly-veiled morality facade (oops, did I say veiled?) I don't like abortions either. Nobody does. I wish they c
abortion  planb  health  christians  politics  reproduction  science  sex  christianity 
august 2006 by deusx
Dental "grills" hard on the teeth and gums - Yahoo! News
"Dental grills may bring a lot of "bling" to a smile, but wearing these devices can cause lasting damage"
grills  bling  dentistry  dental  health 
july 2006 by deusx
Science Fiction - What pro-lifers are missing in the stem-cell debate. By Michael Kinsley
"The vast majority of people who oppose stem-cell research either haven't thought it through, or have thought it through and don't care."
stemcells  abortion  religion  politics  health  medicine 
july 2006 by deusx
Knuckles Toes Ankles Neck Spine Joint Cracking Community
"Do you regularly feel pressure rising in your knuckle, toe, ankle, spine, neck or other joints and just cannot stand not to release it by cracking / creaking / clicking / popping the joint? "
odd  health  jointcracking  habits  vices 
june 2006 by deusx
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