When Shakespeare wrote, "First kill all the lawyers." he may have gotten it wrong. Insurance adjusters
seem to be closer to the mark. Trying to cheat someone out of insurance for cancer treatment over a 26 cent error is just heinous.
New research shows that squeezing
breasts can protect women from breast cancer. The pressure exerted kept cells from mutating and discouraged growth in malignant cells. Its not just foreplay, its anti-cancer therapy!
'Dr. Rich Lather' commercial - Englewood Hospital from Kurt Ritta on Vimeo.
See, here's what I don't understand: when the two hands are shown scrubbing towards the end, are they the same intelligent face-bearing hands depicted earlier, bashing their facial features against one another till they all fall off? I mean, that's the logic of this nightmare world, right? But if so, where's the screaming?
Pregnancy tests can confirm new life, but it turns out they can also warn of something deadly as well. A Reddit
user, or his friend, found a pregnancy test that was left behind by an ex. He took it as a lark and got a positive result. Upon seeing the post about it several of the site's commenters warned that the hormone that causes a positive test for a pregnant woman is also produced by testicular cancer tumors. This resulted in the man who took the test getting treatment for his early stage testicular cancer. Lucky guy to find out right away like that. The internet has many uses and a few of them have nothing at all to do with porn, who knew?!
A search on Google Scholar reveals that common causes of facial paralysis include Herpes simplex virus, lyme disease, Bell's palsy, and Ramsay Hunt syndrome. But in Shanghai, doctors are reporting numerous cases of facial paralysis caused by the cold autumn wind. Fatigue is also a contributing factor. A Shanghai doctor cautions that, "Elderly people, new mothers, children with weak immunity, and those exposed to cold wind after drinking are the most likely to suffer facial paralysis."
It's also reported that the "majority of the patients are male between 20 and 50 years of age." (I'm guessing they're the ones being exposed to the cold wind after drinking.) They're coming into hospitals complaining of sudden paralysis on one side of the face. A little bit of acupuncture and massage, and they're set right. [hillpost.in
Yale University researcher Marsha Guess recommends that female cyclists should raise their handlebars above the level of the seat in order to avoid genital numbness. She concluded this after examining 48 female cyclists, using a biothesiometer
to measure how sensitive their genitals were to vibrations after riding with the handlebars at different heights. Her study, "The Bar Sinister: Does handlebar level damage the pelvic floor in female cyclists?"
is published in a recent issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine
. More info here
Incidentally, Dr. Guess has carved out a niche for herself as a specialist in the relationship between bicycling and female sexual health. Some of her previous publications include, "Women's Bike Seats: A Pressing Matter for Competitive Female Cyclists"
and "Genital Sensation and Sexual Function in Women Bicyclists and Runners: Are Your Feet Safer than Your Seat?"
In a recent article in the journal Ecology of Food and Nutrition
, Mark Kristal argues that placentophagia (that is, the eating of afterbirth or placenta) could offer significant benefits for humans — especially considering that all other mammals (including non-human primates) do it. (link: ScienceDaily.com
). These benefits might include increasing mother-infant interaction, increasing the effects of pregnancy-mediated analgesia in the delivering mother, and potentiating opioid circuits in the maternal brain that facilitate the onset of caretaking behavior. He acknowledges that these possible benefits don't warrant "the wholesale ingestion of afterbirth," but he does think the issue deserves further study.
The strange thing is that although all other mammals practice placentophagy, no human cultures do (according to Dr. Kristal) — except for Hollywood celebrities
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