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    Demi moore’s leech detox therapy - a scambuster report

    While on the talk show circuit to promote her new diamond-heist film, “Flawless,” Demi Moore has also taken to promoting her recent experience with leech therapy, which she underwent in Austria as part of a so-called “cleanse.” The 46-year-old actress told Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on “Live With Regis & Kelly,” that with leeches, “They apply them to your body, and they suck your blood. They detoxify your blood.” But while it’s clear that the leeches do suck out some blood, it is equally clear, at least to me, that they don’t “detoxify” it. How could they?

    Ewww factoids of the week: toilet trivia

    Now, what would your Wednesday be without a little disgusting trivia centered around the Porcelain God, hm? Exactly.

    Revisiting colon cancer myths

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so I thought I’d republish a posting from last year that helps dispel a few myths about this disease:
    1- Colon cancer is primarily a disease of men. This is false. Colon cancer affects men and women equally, both in terms of diagnosis and death. Everyone must be aware of the risks of colon cancer.

    Who knew lip-smackin’ was good for you?

    More good news on the nasty habit/I-thought-this-was-junk front. Turns out all the gum-smackers of the world (myself included) have got a good thing going. Jeez, between this and the news from last week, could life get any better?!?
    Here, a few reasons why sugarless (operative word) gum is great for you:

    Sexbolt saturday: bust out of your sexual rut

    You love the feeling of the Big O (duh!), but getting to that point with your partner has become a little, um, lackluster. What was once fun, sexy and hotter than hell has now turned into a ritualistic lead-in to your ho-hum romp sessions.
    This doesn’t have to be, people!

    Medical and medication errors - “60 minutes” examines dennis quaid’s twins’ near fatal heparin overdoses

    This past Sunday, CBS’ “60 Minutes” program took a look at the unfortunate medication errors that nearly killed actor Dennis Quaid’s infant twins last November at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. The babies were in the hospital to receive intravenous antibiotics for a staph infection when they were accidentally injected with adult strength heparin, a blood thinner, which was 1000 times the dose they should have received.

    Healthy health links of the week…

    With a some spare time on my hands, I spent the morning wandering the blogosphere checking out what everyone has to say. Here’s what I found…
    Tim Ferris, author of The Four Hour Workweek, shares his thoughts on various methods to get rid of the common cold with 4 Anti Cold Cocktails That Work: From Ancient China to German Alcoholics and Modern Labs. With winter on the way over here in New Zealand, this is one post I’ll be bookmarking for future reference.

    What to eat for healthier sperm

    No, you don’t have to ingest Packed Semen. According to a recent study, it is important to increase your folate intake.
    After adjusting for covariates, men with high folate intake (>75th percentile) had lower frequencies of sperm with disomies X, 21, sex nullisomy, and a lower aggregate measure of sperm aneuploidy (P ≤ 0.04) compared with men with lower intake.
    What are the best dietary sources of folic acid? From the Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Folate

    Gorillas on diets at some zoos

    This is a laugh-inducing story from the Associated Press, which reports that zoos are looking for ways to whittle the love handles on their gorillas and polar bears. It seems the obesity crisis is affecting our caged animal friends -... (Source: Health Check the Blog)

    Indications for cataract surgery

    In the Clinic - Dr. Matthew Gardiner, MD, Discusses Indications for Cataract Surgery

    In this Insidermedicine video, Dr. Matthew Gardiner, MD, the Director of the Emergency Ophthalmology Service and an Attending Physician in the Comprehensive Ophthalmology department at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary discusses indications for cataract surgery.
    Post from: Malaysian Medical Resources (Source: Malaysian Medical Resources)

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