Posts Tagged ‘Health’

“Kush Support-A Natural Rest for the Breast”

June 25, 2009

What. The. Hell?

Via Geekologie

Not a classic Disney film-“The Story of Menstration” from 1946

September 15, 2008

Cutting edge science from Walt Disney helped young girls in 1946.  Try not to snicker, it was a long time ago….remember girls, NO DANCING!

Egypt to start issuing some serious anti-smoking labels on every pack of cigarettes.

June 18, 2008

Starting Aug. 1, cigarette labels in Egypt will be required to carry images of the effects of smoking: a dying man in an oxygen mask, a coughing child and a limp cigarette symbolizing impotence.

Smoke ’em if you got ’em

New Miss London, a size 12 model, was repeatedly turned away from modeling agencies for being “too big.”

June 11, 2008

“I have tried to get into modelling,” she said. “But I have been turned away as I’m apparently too big to be a regular model. I’ve been told I’m too fat and I need to lose weight. One agent told me I would have to work hard to achieve the gaunt look he was after.

Enjoy an actual meal and read more of this very sad story here

For perspective, the model below Alice Burdeu is a size 2 (U.S.), and is “big” compared to the size 0’s that have been walking catwalks around the world for the last several years.

“Flip flops will KILL YOU!” or “Why Nobody Takes News Seriously Anymore”

June 10, 2008

Wearing Flip-Flops Could Lead to Foot Pain, Local Doc Warns
by KYW’s Lynne Adkins

The summer sizzle is upon us and for most of that means shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops. But that may not make your feet happy.

Those flat rubber shoes may look great but may not be the best choice of footwear for long periods of time. Dr. Tracey Vlahovic is associate professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine:

“Most people, their feet just don’t match up with a flip-flop. Most people have a bit of a flat foot and sometimes wearing a flip-flop can exacerbate any problems they have or may have.”

She says that if you start having foot pain, put the flats away and find a good running shoe or other footwear with good arch support. And, she says, stretching the leg muscles before and after wearing flat shoes can help.

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Debt causes physical illness; anxiously awaiting some quack to name this disorder

June 9, 2008

Huh….being in debt is still a source of stress. Thank you, CNN.

Indeed, the survey found that upwardly mobile, middle-class families were among those who had the most debt stress. Others were women, couples with small children, low-income working families, Democrats and those who graduated high school but haven’t taken college courses. Those least likely to be stressed from debt include men, retirees, empty nesters, college graduates and Republicans.

Read this with some Xanax.

Ritalin prescribed for 2 yr. olds diagnosed with ADHD

May 30, 2008

A new report by the Australian government showed Ritalin prescriptions for children as young as 2 in the New South Wales province, Australia’s most populous state. Yes, because 2 yr. olds are normally so calm and collected. Wow….what the hell has happened to people? Bear in mind the figures in the report only cover those prescriptions charged to a government health plan. Private insurance and out of pocket payments, which account for a significant portion of ADHD prescriptions, do not have publicly available numbers. Read the sad details here.

311 Children Aged 5 and under prescribed Ritalin through government health plan

  • 40 Five yr. olds
  • 58 Four yr. olds
  • 13 Three yr. olds
  • 5 Two yr. olds

These sad numbers reminded me of a cartoon I saw yr.’s ago and just found by using a Google search. Courtesy of


May 23, 2008