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Common Household Chemical May Harm Lung Function

Air fresheners, toilet bowl cleaners, moth balls and other deodorizing products may be easy on the nose but tough on the lungs.

EarthTalk: What Is ‘Sick Building Syndrome’?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), those afflicted usually experience symptoms such as headaches; eye, nose or throat irritation; dry cough; dry or itchy skin; dizziness and nausea; difficulty concentrating; fatigue; and extra sensitivity to odors.

Sex on the brain? For mice, it’s in the nose

THE enormous difference between male and female sexual behavior may be explained, in animals at least, by a tiny organ in the nose rather than by any gender difference in brain circuitry.

How to: Fight back against your allergies with food.

Turning into a Benadryl popping nose-spray junkie with the sniffles? Fight back with food.

See a Lie Inside the Brain

Who needs Pinocchio’s nose to find a lie? The FMRI scan on the right detects a brain processing a false statement; the less colorful brain on the left corresponds to someone in the middle of a truthful statement.

Ancient Chinese Cure for Hiccups - Stick Blade of Grass Up Your Nose!

This technique is in the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, the oldest known book on Chinese Medicine. It was compiled from older texts about 3,000 years ago. Step one is to tickle the inside of your nose with a blade of grass until you sneeze. Then…..

When it comes to finding a life partner, it appears that women would rather settle down with men who have healthy-looking faces, while they seem to be wary of men with facial features considered to be rugged and “macho,” a new study suggests. So, big noses are macho now? Woot!

So, opinion widely widespread among people that it is possible to judge the size of a genital of the man on size of a nose, and about width and length of a female vagina on the size of a female mouth or width of a palm than is not proved.

Attention Kids! Picking your nose is good!

“Modern medicine is constantly trying to do the same thing through far more complicated methods, people who pick their nose and eat it get a natural boost to their immune system for free.”

Robot to carry out heart surgery

A robotic arm able to carry out an intricate life-saving heart operation is being pioneered by UK surgeons.

China’s Man Has World’s Largest Hand [pic]

Liu Hua’s left thumb measured 26 centimeters, his index finger was 30cm and his middle finger 15cm. The overall weight of his left arm was about 10 kilograms.

D0 this exercise whenevr yo have a spare moment and you could fell a firming effect in as little as a week.

close your mouth and inflate the skin above the upper lip and on either sideo f the mouth,while you continue to breathe through your nose…..

Smelly guy? It’s not his fault — it’s your nose

When it comes to a man’s body odor, the fragrance — or stench — is in the nose of the beholder, according to US researchers who suggest a single gene may determine how people perceive body odor. This helps explain why the same sweaty man can smell like vanilla to some, like urine to others and for about a third of adults, have no smell at all.

How mom holds baby can show signs of stress

How you hold your baby may say a lot about your mental state, British researchers say. Their study found that mothers who cradled their babies in the right arm showed signs of stress and could be at higher risk

of depression, but why this might be is still a mystery.

Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Washing Nasal Passages With Saline Can Help

Spraying salty water (saline) into your nose can help reduce the symptoms of pain and congestion that accompany long-term infections of the nasal passages, a Cochrane Systematic Review has concluded.

Robot to carry out heart surgery

A robotic arm able to carry out an intricate life-saving heart operation is being pioneered by UK surgeons.

Good News for People with Neck Disc Degenerative Disease

The PRESTIGE Cervical Disc contains two pieces of stainless steel that can be attached to adjacent vertebrae with bone screws. Tests showed the device improves neck and arm pain, and is safe for cervical fusion.

Health Tip: Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in one of the deep veins. The problem most often occurs in the pelvis, thigh or calf, but may also develop in the chest, arm, or elsewhere.

DVT may trigger swelling or pain, and the clot could travel to the lungs, a potentially fatal condition known as a pulmonary embolism.

Drug dealers target younger customers with deadly new mixtures

In their quest to lure new, younger clientele, drug dealers are mixing their wares with over-the-counter pain remedies and other familiar products, even candy, and peddling them under non-threatening names. One such concoction, a blend of black tar heroin and Tylenol PM that goes by the name “cheese,” has been linked to the deaths of 19 teenagers.

First bionic woman can feel it when people shake her prosthetic hand

It’s the stuff of science fiction: a prosthetic arm that can be moved just by thinking about it and that can feel heat and the pressure of a handshake. It became a reality for US Marine Claudia Mitchell who has become the world’s first bionic woman.

Better, Faster, Stronger: Rebuilding You For Yesterday’s Future Today

This week, Scottish company Touch Bionics released the most sophisticated robotic prosthetic arm to date. It is called the i-Limb, so you know it must be sleek and sexy, and it is apparently the first to boast five fully articulated and independently moving robot fingers. [warning: site may be NSFW]

Two kids die in separate incidents after catching a deadly amoeba in Central Florida lakes. Use nose clips or the Orange County mayor warns swimmers to simply stay out of the water.

Cosmetic surgery before & after: boob jobs, nose jobs, bum jobs

A gallery of images showing before and after shots: breast enlargement, bread uplift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, etc. Dramatic pictures for people considering cosmetic plastic surgery.

Fixated by Web health sites? Join the cyberchondriacs

Worried about that niggling pain in your arm? Concerned about those persistent headaches? If you’ve searched online for information about medical woes you’re not alone. The number of so-called cyberchondriacs seeking health information on the Web has soared to about 160 million in 2006 — a 37 percent rise over two years, according a new poll.

The professor who put 50 worms in his own body

Hay fever sufferers often say they would do anything to stop sneezing. But few would contemplate going as far as Professor David Pritchard.In search of a cure for asthma, hay fever and other allergies, he let 50 hookworms burrow into his arm. They ate their way through his skin and, once in his bloodstream, made their way to his gut, where they…

World’s First Bionic Woman - move over Lindsay Wagner

Claudia Mitchell is the first woman to recieve a thought controlled six-motor prothetic arm. The experimental arm was designed by Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD along with engineers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. It works by detecting the movements of a chest muscle that has been rewired to the stumps of nerves that once went to her arm.

War is Great… for Researchers: Military Spends $30M on New Prosthetics

Researchers building a “thought-controlled” prosthetic arm for wounded soldiers.

Light cigarette smoking and Cardiovascular diseases

Smoking is the most prevalent and most preventable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Smoking low-tar, low-nicotine cigarettes would be expected to be less hazardous than smoking regular cigarettes owing to the lower nicotine and tar yield.

Soothe a burn, cure a toothache, clear a stuffed nose…

this would be great because i hate my nose but im so scared of surgery.