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Oct 12
2010

Foods That Curb Your Hunger

Posted by jay11284 in weight loss , Protein , Hunger , Healthy Eating , Fiber

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If you feel full, you'll eat less. Certain foods help you feel full for hours so you don't go and reach for the bag of cookies or the extra sweets. Another great thing about this list of foods is that they have good protein, good fiber and good fats. To loose weight and stay healthy you have to eat, but you have to eat right.

Oct 11
2010

A chapter from my college days: Dealing with Asperger's

Posted by lifelivestrong in Autism , aspergers

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For a short while in college I dated a guy who has Asperger’s syndrome.  Initially I knew there was some social awkwardness to him, but I thought he was probably just a little shy around people.

 

Oct 11
2010

Bullying: Part I

Posted by nat_bez in cyberbullying , bullying prevention month , bullying

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The recent brash of teen suicides as a result of bullying has bolstered the problem into national spotlight. Everyone, from celebrities to all sorts of experts, are getting involved and speaking out against bullying, whether it is in school, in the workplace, or anonymously online, known as cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and here is a look at what the two types of bullying are and recent cases making headlines in regards to bullying. In the next installment, causes and prevention of bullying will be featured. 

 Bullying

 Bullying is often the “conscious desire to hurt, exclude, or put someone else down to make you feel better,” and while it mostly occurs in schools, it does and can happen in other places. It is estimated that about 13 percent of school age children have admitted to bullying other children, 11 percent  have admitted to being a victim and 6 percent say they have done both. This amounts to about a third of all school children, or roughly 5 million kids.

Oct 11
2010

Hidden Camera Social Experiments

Posted by mm2010 in Untagged 

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What Would You Do, a hidden camera experiment on CBS puts ordinary people in situations that call for help from passersby.

If you saw a restaurant waitress being sexually harassed by the restaurant’s owner, what would you do? This and other controversial questions arise from the CBS show that aims to help people become aware and know what to do in such instances.

The show has tackled such subjects as prejudice against minorities and gays, abuse against men and women, and situations in which children, animals and other helpless people are in need of aid.

Oct 11
2010

First patient receives embryonic stem cells

Posted by cleanclosets08 in stem cells , Obama , geron corp , FDA

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                Geron Corporation has announced that it has started a clinical trial in which it has begun treating the first patient to ever receive embryonic stem cells! This is the first documented case of this occurring and is a ground breaking achievement. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Geron the first ever license that allows the use of embryonic stem cells to treat people, in Geron’s case, those with recent spinal cord injuries.

Oct 07
2010

Debunking Laptop Health Myths

Posted by nat_bez in toasted skin syndrome , male infertility , laptop , Cancer

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There has been much concern involved with using laptops and the health risks they pose to your body. Recent stories about people suffering from “toasted skin syndrome” have got us all worried. Here are some laptop myths explained:

1.   The claim: Laptops can cause “Toasted Skin Syndrome”

Oct 07
2010

You Should Tell Your Gyno...

Posted by RandomThght9 in sex , Abortion

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Keeping secrets from your gyno isn’t a good idea when telling him or her everything whether you may consider some things intimate facts could mean a world of difference in your health.

CNN.com reports that there are five things you should not keep from your gynecologist.

Oct 07
2010

Eat Your Way to Better Sex

Posted by jay11284 in Sperm , Sex Drive , sex , healthy , Erections , eating

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Turns out that eating healthy has it's benefits in the bedroom too. Everything from healthier, more fertile sperm, to boosts in sex drive and better erections can come from eating certain foods. Have I got your attention? Good, read on to start eating your way to a healthier ( better in bed ) you.

Healthier Sperm Starts with Eating Your Greens

Oct 05
2010

What your cravings really mean

Posted by lovetowalk84 in Food , cravings

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I MUST have it!

If you’ve ever felt that way about particular foods, then it may be an indication of something other than a craving for food you like.

An article by MSNBC.com says chocolate, sugar, salt, spices, proteins, drinks, dairy and wheat can mean that your body needs something other than the food you want so badly.

Oct 05
2010

New gene test may replace angiograms to detect heart disease

Posted by SoMuchToSay1 in Scripps Research , gene test , Corus CAD , Annals of internal

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A new gene test could soon detect those that are currently suffering from heart disease, as opposed to other tests that could someday predict your chance of developing it. The idea is to reduce the need for an angiogram which is an expensive and usually unnecessary test that is the current go to “defensive mechanism” for uncovering clogged arteries. The new gene test would pinpoint those patients that need the angiogram for sure and of course save the patient time, money and unnecessary stress and hassle associated with such a complicated procedure.  

Since the test went on sale last year, it has been used by about 6,000 people; however, it still not exact. For example, it says that too many patients with chronic chest pain have heart disease when they really do not, and does not catch it in some patients that do have it. Given this, experts are saying that they would need to see much better outcomes before they would use it; however, as it becomes perfected, they definitely see the possibility for the new technology to become the standard in detecting heart disease.

 The gene test is for non-emergency cases for people suffering from chronic chest pain. It costs $1,195 compared to the exorbitant $30,000 price tag for an angiogram, and is reviewed by insurance on a case to case basis. The way that the test works is that it measures how active 23 key genes are. It was 83% sensitive in picking up the obstructions typically associated with coronary artery disease. The test was created from the gene information of 226 patients and then further analyzed in 640 patients and validated on 526 more patients. The study called, Corus CAD, was performed by the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, and the findings were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine yesterday.