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Keep away from doctors.......

Posted by on 02 December, 2009
When you do a medical degree, you certainly don’t plan on making people sick, but I’ve been wondering lately; to stay well, should people AVOID THE DOCTOR? Today I saw my patient… let’s call him Eric. Eric started seeing me about six months ago, already in his early 50s. At…
Stop! Put that soap away! You’re getting rid of all those wonderful, health-giving and anti-inflammatory bugs that sit peacefully on your skin protecting you from harm. That’s right- bugs are good for you, according to new research published in the journal, Nature Medicine. The researchers finally validated the hygiene hypothesis;…
Does going to work make you sick? Do you flinch every time the person across the partition in your local cube farm sneezes? Have you resorted to lashings of hand sanitizer and frequent sickies? It's a familiar story for my patients. There are no good stats on cube farm syndrome,…
Hmm Hmm. Ahem. Allow me to clear my throat. Seems these days everyone is coughing. You too, huh? It’s really frustrating. Coughing is exhausting, annoying, everyone glares at you as if you’re intentionally spreading swine flu and for the mothers among us, it can cause some… um… slightly socially unacceptable…
Is it time to rethink the old adage that you can’t drink too much water? Bottled water sales- who’d have thought you could take something from the tap, stick it in an environmentally evil plastic bottle and charge a premium for it? This is a half BILLION dollar industry in…
Listening to a patient, overflowing with bitterness at the injustices they have suffered is like watching a train smash in slow motion. It is as if the bitterness has invaded their mind like some ingenious cancer and pushed out all the rational thought and self preservation instincts that should be…
The problem with blood pressure You think you’ve got problems? Try telling someone that their blood pressure reading is high and I’ll guarantee you’ll be faced with incredulity, skepticism or simply frank dismay. “But my blood pressure’s always been low,” is the almost ubiquitous response. There’s a furtive glance at…
FDA Warns of 'High Levels' of Disease-Causing Bacteria Found in Certain Hand Sanitizers OK are you ready for hand-sanitizer-gate? Who’d’a thunk that the very products cleaning up (financially I mean) the world over as the last bastions of personal hygiene are actually infested with nasty bacteria? To the point where…

Smelly situations sorted!

Posted by on 09 June, 2009
http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/?autoplay_id=13880496#embedded-video-top I suspect right now that Kochie is in big trouble. Note to all you guys out there..... outing your wife as a farter on National TV is a no no....
The countdown is on. I figure by Wednesday afternoon I should be feeling pretty dodgy. Sore throat, maybe a bit of a fever and sore joints. Then by Thursday, I’ll have the cough. I arrived home from Melbourne last night carrying, without doubt some express-delivered swine flu viral pioneers. Friends…