Tag Archives: Medicine

Can Cold Showers Save the World?

Either a cold shower or a slap to the face… Cold Water Therapy Around the World Ice water immersion is a more intense experience than a cold shower. But cold showers are more accessible for most us. Scandinavians have known … Continue reading

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The Myth of Syphilis

Syphilis is a “hot topic” in American and European medical news. Breathless reports of rising syphilis rates among homosexual populations titillate readers from Paris to New York — but these politically correct stories conspicuously neglect to report where syphilis is … Continue reading

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Instant Broad Spectrum Disease Screening Coming of Age

From Singapore: Micro-RNA Screening Will Allow Instant Disease Diagnosis Spotting the spread of diseases such as cancer in their early stages can make a huge difference to the likelihood of being able to beat them into submission, and scientists in … Continue reading

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An Uber Style of Medical Care for the US?

The Tech Revolution is Sweeping Over Much of US Society — Why Not Health Care? Health care-market distortions have considerably worsened since Kenneth Arrow famously described them in 1963; but in other industries less dominated by misguided government intervention, similar … Continue reading

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Multifunction Personal Health Scanner

The Dynosensor T2000 is meant to accurately monitor the following health parameters in real time — and to store the data for you, and share the data with health care professionals of your choice: Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) Heart Rate, … Continue reading

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Putting Ebola in Context

As of 8 October 2014, approximately 4,000 people have died of the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak. From the CDC website: As of October 8, 2014 (Updated October 10, 2014) Total Cases: 8400 Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 4656 Total Deaths: 4033 ___ … Continue reading

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