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Energy Drinks May Not Be All Bad

MUNICH -- Energy drinks can offer some benefits for a young, healthy heart, Italian researchers said here.
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ESC: Psoriasis May Be Diabetes Risk Factor

MUNICH -- Psoriasis patients may be at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and the risk appears to be greatest among patients with severe psoriasis, researchers reported here.
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Should I stop eating sausage? I love it =>Antibiotic residues in sausage meat may promote pathogen survival

Should I stop eating sausage? I love it =>Antibiotic residues in sausage meat may promote pathogen survival | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the sausage to make it safe for consumption, according to a new study.
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I support Lance Armstrong because of this =>Will LiveStrong survive its founder, Lance Armstrong's, crisis?

I support Lance Armstrong because of this =>Will LiveStrong survive its founder, Lance Armstrong's, crisis? | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
The Lance Armstrong Foundation's eponymous founder has been banned from the sport of cycling as part of a doping investigation. That puts a cloud over the foundation it will have to work to remove.

 

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Lance Armstrong must continue to be a voice for LiveStrong. His voice has done so much to raise awareness, hope and money for cancer. It would be such a shame to discount him because of the sterioid crisis.

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Is oral sex more intimate than intercourse? =>Blowjobs: Why Can't Americans Be More Like the French?

Is oral sex more intimate than intercourse? =>Blowjobs: Why Can't Americans Be More Like the French? | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
"What is it about Americans and la pipe?" asked my Parisian friend Anne* in between puffs of Marlboro. I stopped and looked at her, perplexed. La pipe is French slang for "fellatio." "You're going to have to be a little more specific," I said.

 

Dr. Veronica Note:

Another legacy of Bill Clinton. He said oral sex wasn't sex and we went along. But I believe we went along because it is very self-serving to believe this. We can feel more righteous and virginal if we have never had our genital penetrated even if our mouth are doing even more.

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My choice is 99 as long as I am self sufficient. What is your choice?=>How Long Do You Want to Live?

My choice is 99 as long as I am self sufficient. What is your choice?=>How Long Do You Want to Live? | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
New biomedical discoveries may bring a steeper increase in life span — but not everyone wants it.

 

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As a physician I have had the privilege of seeing many many people age and move to the end of their life. What gives me pause are the lives in which people become totally dependent and all body function has gone away very very slowly.

Of all the ways to be old, this seems to be the worse. I believe that what we really want is not just longevity in a high number but function of our minds and body in a way such that we are independent and our life is not affecting everyone around us so much that we are more challenging to care for than when we were infants.

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Isn't it more fun making kids the old-fashioned way? I DEFINITELY need my man.=> Men, Who Needs Them?

Isn't it more fun making kids the old-fashioned way? I DEFINITELY need my man.=> Men, Who Needs Them? | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Women are both necessary and sufficient for reproduction; men are neither.

 

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Most women WANT to keeep the men in the equation.

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PSA Gets Partial Credit for Survival Benefit

Overall survival in metastatic prostate cancer improved significantly after the introduction of prostate-specific antigen screening, particularly among black men

 

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Survival disparity disappeared between black and nonbalck men.

This is thought to be because of greater awareness leading to earlier treatment.

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Six questions to ask when searching for online health information>See my note at the bottom

Six questions to ask when searching for online health information>See my note at the bottom | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it

Nearly 60% of U.S. adults look for health information online, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in Washington. And one-quarter of U.S. adults have read someone else’s writing about their medical issues in a blog or on a website.

 

More than 95 million Americans visited websites related to health, fitness and nutrition in June, according to Nielsen. That’s more than two out of five people who were active online that month. WebMD Health Network led the way with 24.6 million unique U.S. users, followed by Everyday Health, Yahoo! Health sites, Livestrong.com and About.com Health, Nielsen found.

 

Here are six questions to ask yourself when searching for online health information:

 

1. Are you going to multiple sites and not just stopping at one commercial site, such as the drug manufacturer’s website, for your information?

 

2. Do you winnow your printed material down to a manageable load before you present it to your doctor?

 

3. Are you working with a doctor or clinical team that’s open to discussing what you find online?

 

4. Have you browsed the websites of national nonprofit organizations dedicated to your condition?

 

5. Have you overlooked patients’ experience close to home in favor of online groups?

 

6. Are you using the buddy system?

 

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1-Ask you doctor how and why your conditiion may differ from what you read on the site

2-Acknowledge that even if you have several articles, there is more information out there in medical journals that you are not reading some of which presents very different explanations and treatments for your condition

3-Realize that the popular sites meant for consumption by the general public generally report the same studies over and over again rathere than an exhaustive review.


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Steve S Ryan, PhD's curator insight, April 17, 2013 2:24 AM

When surfing the net always ask yourself "Who is paying for this website, and what is their agenda?"

Look for heathcare sites that are HON-certified (look for the HON logo). "Health on the Net" has 8 patient-protection principles that a site must adhere to before they are certified. (Read about HON on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_On_the_Net_Foundation)  

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What do you think? Good idea ? =>Walmart takes a shot at expanding healthcare access | Drug Store News

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The edgy side of me is what makes me so=>Are You Authentically Beautiful? | Defy Your Age | Prevention.com

The edgy side of me is what makes me so=>Are You Authentically Beautiful? | Defy Your Age | Prevention.com | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Psychologist Dr. Vivian Diller's steps to changing the way you see conventional beauty--and yourself.
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Coming Next: Doctors Prescribing Apps to Patients

Coming Next: Doctors Prescribing Apps to Patients | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Apps that can assess data like blood glucose levels, diet and drug regimen — and can be reimbursed by insurance — will soon be prescribed by doctors to help treat patients.

 

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More things for patients to be non-compliant with. And by the time insurance pays for an app, it will be outdated.

 

Big q uestion is-who will decide which app are worthy of use and then coverage? Is app use that is widespread going to be managed smilarly to how the pharma industry manages new drugs?

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Who wants to kiss me? =>The Kiss of Health

Who wants to kiss me? =>The Kiss of Health | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Kiss often and long to gain life-extending benefits...
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Nipple Banking Favored by Some Mastectomy Patients

CHICAGO -- Women with breast cancer scheduled to undergo mastectomy may be open to nipple banking in order to preserve something of their own breasts, Dutch researchers said here.
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Silicone Gel Implants Are Back: So What? by @DrTedEisnenberg

Silicone Gel Implants Are Back: So What? by @DrTedEisnenberg | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it

by Guest Blogger Dr.Ted Eisenberg There’s an opinion that’s asserted by breast implant manufacturers – and echoed by many physicians – that silicone gel-filled implants are better than saline-filled implants. In my opinion, “It ain’t necessarily so.”

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Do you know any fat skinny people? I know a lot. =>Why Skinny Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy

Do you know any fat skinny people? I know a lot. =>Why Skinny Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
The common wisdom is that if you are overweight you are unhealthy, and if you are thin, you are healthy. But new research points to just how dangerous being skinny can be -- if you are a "skinny fat" person, that is.
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Will hookups lead to lasting marriages? =>Finally, Someone Says It: Hookup Culture Is Good For Women

Will hookups lead to lasting marriages? =>Finally, Someone Says It: Hookup Culture Is Good For Women | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
When we talk about "hookup culture" — the oft-lamented outcome of the sexual revolution, scourge of our era, and sole reason why 7-year-old girls can now purchase padded bikini tops at Abercrombie & Fitch —...

 

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I think marriages will become more lasting since people will now marry who they really want to be with after the hormones of sex have gone down.

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Will this affect how you vote in November?=>The Stranded Unemployed

Will this affect how you vote in November?=>The Stranded Unemployed | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
A new report finds that people who lost work between 2009 and 2011 often aren't finding re-employment -- and even when they do find new work, many are taking major pay cuts.
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Did Jesus skinny dip? Why are we so ashamed of showing bodies? =>Skinny-Dipping In the Sea of Galilee

Did Jesus skinny dip? Why are we so ashamed of showing bodies? =>Skinny-Dipping In the Sea of Galilee | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
A look at the history of skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee.
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What did you drink this morning ? =>Grapefruit Juice Fights Cancer - Today's Picks Videos - redOrbit

What did you drink this morning ? =>Grapefruit Juice Fights Cancer - Today's Picks Videos - redOrbit | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
A daily glass of grapefruit juice could help boost the effect of an...
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Did your child have antibiotics before 6 months of age? =>Antibiotics for Baby May Make for Husky Tot

Did your child have antibiotics before 6 months of age? =>Antibiotics for Baby May Make for Husky Tot | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Children given antibiotics in the first 6 months of life have increased body mass through toddlerhood, which may have implications for their later health, a large study suggested.
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Survival of the Sickest=> A thought-provking read Goes along with my saying The sick will always be among us

Survival of the Sickest=> A thought-provking read Goes along with my saying The sick will always be among us | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
The promise of Darwinian Medicine...
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Check out this article by @DrVDillerFive Commonly Held Myths about Midlife: Part One

Check out this article by @DrVDillerFive Commonly Held Myths about Midlife: Part One | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it

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If '50 is the new 15" no wonder STDs are increasing rapidly in the middle age and beyond population.

 

Many people are embracing the added pleasures and confidences of moving on in years.

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What are the implications of this? =>Father’s Age Linked to Autism and Schizophrenia

What are the implications of this? =>Father’s Age Linked to Autism and Schizophrenia | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Random genetic mutations in children that become more numerous with advancing paternal age may account for as many as 30 percent of autism cases, researchers reported.
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Why are religious people such hypocrites about sex? =>Do Religious People Have a Hotter Sex Life?

Why are religious people such hypocrites about sex? =>Do Religious People Have a Hotter Sex Life? | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Religious prudes are often consumed by sexual obsessions...

 

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This article documents what many of us have already noticed anecdotally; more porn consumed by religious, more unwanted preganancy among the religious.

 

Is it that folks who can't control their own impulses look to religion to do it for them and then they believe that they must control everyone else with their religion to eleiminate temptation?

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