Category Archives: health

Ankle Sprains and Basketball Study – Braces work for “virgin ankles” as well as previously sprained ankles


A new study of ankle bracing suggests that you probably should be wearing one during active  sports like basketball or tennis even if you have NOT had an ankle injury:  www.uwhealth.org/news/wisconsin-study-shows-fewer-injuries-among-athletes-with-ankle-braces/31794 The surprise finding was that the bracing did NOT … Continue reading

Posted in health | 1 Comment

Red Meat Study: Eat a burger, lose 37 minutes of life


A new study from Harvard links red meat consumption to health problems and higher mortality.  Although the negative health stuff has been known for some time, this study is more authoritative in terms of large sample and long study period. … Continue reading

Posted in CNN, health, news, science, Science & Technology | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Vaccinations WORK and are extremely safe. All informed “debate” is over, Vaccinate your children!


Whilst researching the status of polio in India I ran across a US website ranting about the (almost entirely imaginary) “dangers” associated with vaccines. Sad to see so many in the USA still so persistent with their opposition to the … Continue reading

Posted in Globalization, health, Vaccinations | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rotator Cuff Exercises


After starting up Tennis again I’m already experiencing what I think is a rotator cuff irritation so it’s time to look for some rotator cuff exercises so hopefully I can play without injury or pain.   It’s hard getting old! … Continue reading

Posted in health, personal | Tagged | Leave a comment

Weight and lifespan / longetivity


This really interesting summary just popped up in some research of the effect of weight on lifespan.  In the very interesting advocacy documentary film “Fathead”  (which I’ll review at length later), it’s suggested that fat people tend to live longer. … Continue reading

Posted in health, science, Science & Technology | Tagged | 3 Comments

Day 180 of the Davies’ Happy Meal Project


Day 180, 2010 Sally Davies Happy Meal Project Originally uploaded by sally davies photo Sally Davies took pictures of a MacDonald’s burger and fries for 6 months. Most viewing these, and I’m guessing Sally, would suggest this shows something about … Continue reading

Posted in health | 1 Comment

Changing the world, one PR firm at a time


The CES 2010 pitches are coming in strong now as John and I get ready to cover the year’s biggest technology event over at  Technology Report. I was so happy today to see one of them signing off saying they … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, CES, CES 2010, CES Parties, charity, companies, conference, Globalization, health, Poverty and Development | 1 Comment