You Smell Sick!

My Dad was a physician, and I remember as a boy he could closely diagnose illnesses by  smelling people. My Dad would smell people who had wounds that would not heal. The prime candidates were people who smelled of sweetness. The infection called...

Follow-up on March 22 Blog on Migraine

Scientists in Israel have produced a second device that sends electrical impulses to the brain to delay migraine attacks. A company named Theranica Ltd. says the wireless device is in the form of a patch and may reduce migraine pain as well as...

FDA Approves Electric Headband in 2016 to Fight Migraine

The FDA approval for medications and devices mean medical -insurance companies tend to pay most of the cost for device, medications.   A Belgium company with an US office manufactures an electric headband one wears for 20 minutes a day to fight...

High Levels of Chemicals Found in Indoor Cats

It  makes sense that indoor pets can absorb chemicals in our homes and apartments from dust and emissions from  rugs and wooden furniture.   Experts warn that parents instruct their small children who love their pets not to kiss their pets on...

Eat Me: A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism

Ever since Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins portrayed Dr. Hannibal Lecter in movies who ate some of his enemies, fascination has returned for a history of cannibalism.   You may remember about 10-15 years ago when Mad-Cow Disease was announced to...

Mixed Results for Testosterone Research in Men.

Men who are considering purchasing Testosterone Gel might wish to read the latest results published in JAMA--Journal of American Medical Association.  I read in the paper and on TV commericals that men are flocking to GNC to purchase testosterone that...

U. S. Post Office Delivered a Package That is 2 Years Late

I do not know how it happens, but my posts disappear from the home page, yet appear when you click My Posts.   I have mentioned before that I am a military veteran who served two years in the U. S. Army Chemical Corps in 1958-1960. I receive...

Confusion with Publishers Clearing House(PCH)

I have been notified by PCH that I have met the requirements to win $1250 a month for 12 months($15,000). Like any tie in a contest , the same game is played as when being considered for a job: there is always a runner-up should the selected winner...

Crybaby: The Vitamins in Your Tears

Here is an array of recently published scientific papers on subjects  that might interest you. You can read a reporting of papers on Google.   The human body cannot manufacture vitamins and must depend on mutilvitamin supplements or food to...

When Did Cursing, Profanity Begin?

I previousy mentioned that I have a curse that causes certain words I have heard, read make me remember incidents or movies I watched,  or books and poems I read.   If you have DIRECTV or cable, you can watch reruns of a movie called "The...

I like Short Poems That Remind Me of Youth and Future

If you enjoy reading different types of poems and statements, there are usually a short poem or few words at the top of the page beginning a new chapter in some books. Here are several poems, quotes, statements for your consideration:  "When the world...

Here Are Some Stories From Science You Can Read On Google

Why we walk on our heels instead of toes. Long ago when I was in the US Army Chemical Corps, I would notice some soldiers who walked on their toes instead of heels. Payday in the military services happens once a month, so soldiers learn after a few...

My Ongoing Saga with Publishers Clearing House(PCH).

I mentioned in a post in November about positive exposure with PCH. Today, 6 December, I received a new letter from PCH alerting me to expect a special letter in colors of red, white, blue in two days. The contest I have been following will announce a...

Naughty Limericks Will Keep You Smiling.

Waiting for sleep to find me at 3AM, I recall a book I purchased in 1977 on limericks.   Google defines limericks as:  " A kind of humorous verse(poetry)of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the...

DNA Testing Can Diagnose Cancer a Decade in Advance.

Public Broadcasting System(PBS)broadcasts a program of 6-7 episodes on the Brain and discussed by worldwide neuroscientists(Brain).   Until DNA testing becomes cheaper(can cost $1000), people will not know they may become victims of cancer...

I Hate I Loss My Passion for Sports at an Early Age

In small townships in the rural South in Arkansas in the late 1940s and early 1950s, towns had baseball teams that played games on Sunday afternoon after Church. My Dad, a physician, was the manager of the team and exposed my younger brother and I to...

Woman in England Becomes Pregnant from Having Anal Sex

Surgeons are in the news!   A woman who may have had prior, botched surgery becomes pregnant. It appears that the botched surgery accidently connected a woman's uterus with her rectum, and during anal intercourse, some sperm leaked into the...

Bob Dylan May Not Appear In Sweden To Accept Nobel Prize

Some accounts in newspapers and magazines say artist Bob Dylan may choose to bypass the annual Nobel Prize offered in Sweden.   I have enjoyed listening to Bob Dylan's ballads since 1964 when I lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There was a TV...