Category Archives: Health

‘Potential cure for AIDS’

Possible cure for HIV discovered, which is mind blowing enough before I read how it works: Harrich’s gene therapy process involves adding a specifically designed HIV therapy agent to a culture of stem cells that causes these cells to become HIV resistant. These mutated stem cells would then be returned to the body with the […]

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Training Tips

A few months ago, I discovered a surprisingly rabid online fan base advocating the technique. One devotee calls the movement “chewdaism.” Members tell you to chew 100 times. They post how-to-chew videos on YouTube. They cite the grandfather of chomping theory, a 19th-century health guru named Horace Fletcher, who counted John Rockefeller and Franz Kafka […]

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Mr. Condom

I happened upon this TED Talk through the Melinda Gates talk on contraception. Gates was studied and sober, and made her case well, explaining how she was spending some of her billions on family planning. This guy, on the other hand, went the “cheap and cheerful” route, and has (it seems) singlehandedly and quite quickly […]

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Eight Hours a Night

I used to aim for 8 hours of sleep a night, as I was always told I should.  I remember the revelation of being in Europe and feeling so much healthier, happier and enthusiastic after only 6 hours of broken sleep in hostel rooms.  Sleep is something misunderstood and overly regimented in our North American, […]

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Ze Sniffles – Miracle Cure!*

*OK, it’s only temporary, but even a temporary relief from these damn sneezes and snuffles is welcome. When I first clicked on this link from my Google search, I had one of those “Oh no! Back! Back! Back” reactions; I’d caught “mind-energy” out of the corner of my eye, and assumed it’d be one of […]

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The Magic Pill

I caught this illustrated lecture before the new year, and have been raving about it since: I’m a very sedentary person, and despite knowing all the health risks and benefits to taking a bit of exercise, it’s hard to find the time during the day. But the call to action here was the most effective […]

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Universal Health Care Message to Americans From Canadian Doctors &Health Care Experts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXXBCFnhsUc I was engaged in this health care debate long before yesterday, when it became a personal reality: I was wakened by a call from my grandmother’s nursing home, informing me that she had fallen and was very sick, and that she had been rushed to hospital by ambulance. I spent the day with her, […]

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Students in New York Fall Ill, and Swine Flu Is Suspected – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/world/americas/26flu.html Remember Texas Governor Rick Perry? He’s the nutjob who, exactly a week ago, was threatening secession because he thought the US government was “overtaxing” its citizens. Well, this week, his state is one of the first to experience a breakout of the new, deadly swine flu. In true GOP fashion, he doesn’t want to […]

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Cathys EC Caf&

http://www.eccafe.org/sto/bcameron.html Bill Cameron’s last piece of journalism: An account of living with the cancer that eventually killed him. Fittingly, it won him a journalism award. RIP, Bill.

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Drug overdose – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overdose Some fascinating information on the biological process of heroin “overdosing”, as unearthed on one of my Wikipedia tours. (My, but my interests are wide-ranging!) If you know of anyone with an addiction, wising them up to this research may be the next best thing to wising them up to quitting entirely. Canadian researcher Shepard […]

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