Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Pulse of the Health Train Express

 

Next month we plan to offer a smartphone or mobile app for Health  Train Express.

Study Says DNA’s Power to Predict Illness Is Limited

If every aspect of a person’s DNA is known, would it be possible to predict the diseases in that person’s future? And could that knowledge be used to forestall the otherwise inevitable? The answer, according to a new study of twins, is, for the most part, “no.”

 

Can Bicycling Affect a Woman’s Health ?

Spending time on a bicycle seat, which has been linked to erectile dysfunction in men, may also be a hazard to a woman’s sexual health, a new study shows

Why Facebook will soon soon tell you which of your friends has an STD.

We title this one, “How not to get a date, or hook up.

How this tactic would work seems to us a Catch-22, an oxymoron and  quick way to get ‘unliked’ , and lose followers.  Bad science, bad idea. Perhaps good for tracking the flu and/or food poisoning

Gene Clue to Post Traumatic Stress

Susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder could be partially determined by gene variants, says a study.

A US team looked at the DNA from 200 members of 12 families who survived the 1988 Armenian earthquake.

It found those who carried two gene variants which affect the production of serotonin - which affects mood and behaviour - were more likely to display symptoms of PTSD.

Obama takes shot at Supreme Court over Health Care

"Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said at a news conference with the leaders of Canada and Mexico.

Spring Training for the Health Team 

The problem with health care is people like me—doctors (mostly men) in our fifties and beyond, who learned medicine when it was more art and less finance. We were taught to go to the hospital before dawn, stay until our patients were stable, focus on the needs of each patient before us, and not worry about costs.

 

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