Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thunderstorms and Asthma

Studies have shown that ER treatments for asthma symptoms increase following thunderstorms. Dr. Myron J. Zitt, an allergist and immunologist at Nassau University Medical Center and the Mid Island Allergy group on Long Island, N.Y. says that no one is … Continue reading

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Obesity in America

35.7% of adults are obese and 17% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years old are obese.* Since 1980 obesity among children and adults has almost tripled.  One of 7 low-income pre school aged children is obese. It is predicted that … Continue reading

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Electromagnetic Fields And The Brain

Does exposure to  electromagnetic fields (EMF) affect the brain? First, some terminology. Electricity is movement of electrons (current) through a wire. AC current is the type of electricity that runs through power lines. AC current produces an electric field and … Continue reading

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Heat Loss Through The Head

Common folklore says that we lose most of our body  heat through our head. The truth is that the head is only about 10% of the body surface area. This means that the head would need to lose 40 times … Continue reading

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Green Tea and Shampoo

It appears that an anti-oxidant from green tea could help strengthen hair. A researcher from Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta said that this ingredient has been put in a shampoo and has the potential to thicken hair. It cannot … Continue reading

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Tetanus and a Rusty Nail

Why do we think that stepping on a rusty nail will give us tetanus? Sure, it will hurt and it’s dirty and scary, but that’s not the only place that you might get tetanus.  It’s not the rust that causes … Continue reading

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