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Sunday, May 27, 2007

This Week in Health, Fitness and Science

Good Week For:
  • In Flight Romance: Researchers from Argentina found that Viagra may help with Jet Lag. Viagra is a drug used to counteract the symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction in men, so watch out ladies for the friendly flight companion! Full Story on Viagra and Jet Lag
  • Gluttony: Carl's Junior and Hardee's are staying strong, and resisting more health conscious menu changes like eliminating Trans Fats. Thanks Hardee's and Carl's Jr for your continued dedication to clogging the arteries of millions of Americans. Let the Trans Fats roll. Full Story on Bigger is Better
  • Inner Beauty: Botox injections have recently been shown to help shrink enlarged prostates. Botox is a popular bacterial toxin adapted to cosmetically treat facial wrinkles among other things. Botox is a toxin from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. It is very deadly and causes flaccid paralysis, respiratory failure and death. In very dilute amounts it can smooth wrinkles and apparently shrink prostates. Full Story on Botulinum Toxin and Prostates
  • Aspirin: Chalk up another one for aspirin. New evidence states it may also help evade colon cancer. Full Story on Aspirin and Colon Cancer
  • Loosing your mind: Mild drinking can slow already progressing cognitive impairment and dementia according to a new study. The question is did their cognitive impairment improve or did they incessantly insist that they were smarter, faster and stronger than they had ever been before. Full Story Drinking and Dementia
Bad Week For:
  • Anchovies: Researchers recently linked salty diets to an increase risk of stomach and duodenal ulcers. Researchers feel that the salt may make H. Pylori, a common ulcer causing bacteria, more virulent and harmful. Full Story on Salt and Ulcers

1 comment:

Luke said...

Fight the power Carl's Jr and Hardees, nuts to everyone trying to make everything healthy, and people who are tring to ban trans-fat, how about people stop being dumbasses and making smart choices for themselves!!!!