Checklists, Medicine & B-17 Bombers: Ha, Got You There

If you really, really care about your life, you’d better read this piece. No kidding. This is scary stuff. Although we’d registered Dr.Atul Gawande’s name on the periphery of our consciousness a while back, his new piece in the December 10, 2007 issue of the New Yorker was the first time we took a dekko at […]

Ignore Bill Gates’ Health Care Nostrum

After several years of tormenting consumers and businesses alike with shoddy Internet Explorer, Office and Windows software rife with massive security holes, Microsoft is now peddling an Internet-based healthcare network. On Thursday, Microsoft rolled out a web site called HealthVault to let individuals store and share personal health information online. The company also rolled out […]

Canada Hits Out Against Indian Neem Toothpaste

The Canadian government is asking Canadians not to use the Neem Active Toothpaste with Calcium manufactured by an Indian company Calcutta Chemical Co Ltd. Canadian health officials say tests on the Neem Active Toothpaste with Calcium have revealed unacceptable levels of diethylene glycol as well as high levels of harmful bacteria in the product. Diethylene […]

Brazil Health System To Pay for Sex-Change Ops

Brazil’s state-run public health system will pay even for sex-change operations. Brazil’s Health Ministry said Saturday that the public health system would provide free sex-change operations to citizens in compliance with a court order. Brazilian lawyers successfully argued that sexual reassignment surgery is covered under a constitutional clause guaranteeing medical care as a basic right. Transsexuals are […]

Laser Printers Can Harm You; May Cause Cancer

Health dangers lurk in the oddest of places. True. Very true.  An Australian professor Lidia Morawska has found that laser printers emit fine particles that can enter the lungs, causing respiratory and cardiovascular problems and potentially even cancer. Professor Morawska told the Brisbane Times: Ultra-fine particles are of most concern because they can penetrate deep […]

More Curry; Less Alzheimer’s

Medical researchers in the U.S. have discovered that Turmeric, a key ingredient of Curry that gives the spicy Indian food its distinctive yellow color, has properties that can fight the dreaded Alzheimer’s disease. Named after the German physician Alois Alzheimer, Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain and is the most common form of dementia. […]

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