Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Article on the Gardasil vaccine and related complications, including the account of a 19 year old patient who experienced "Headache, nausea, dizziness, chilling, tiredness, shortness of breath, complained of chest pain, severe cramps." She died of "acute cardiac arrhythmia." Said the report, "Attempts to resuscitate her resulted in a sternal fracture, but were unsuccessful and the patient died."
Sadly, I used to see a physician who wrote a report on this vaccine saying it was harmless - even worse was that Gov. Rick Perry at one point wanted to mandate this vaccine for all girls in Texas.
Another informative site regarding post-vasectomy chronic pain, PainAfterVasectomy.org. Written by A. Ellis, MD, its intended for patients with post-vasectomy pain and for the physicians who treat them.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Just plain creepy - shooting lasers in the eyes. Go with glasses, and if you like contacts, just WASH YOUR HANDS well and keep the cases clean!
Could LASIK Lead to 'Permanent Vision Problems'?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Article from the Journal of Andrology. Alarming to me is the comment from the conclusion, "Although the definitive cause for postvasectomy pain may be unclear, it is evident that traditional treatments such as antibiotics, excisional surgery, and chronic pain medication are unlikely to result in a successful outcome. "
Monday, September 20, 2010
The FDA approving the marketing of genetically engineered salmon seems like an all-around bad idea. Farmed salmon is already bad to begin with (I try to buy wild when I can afford it) and now the idea of having to avoid modified/engineered salmon is another thing to be concerned about.