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Death By Caffeine

How much of your favorite energy drink or soda would it take to kill you? Take this quick test and find out

As for me

Good thing I stopped at 75 today.

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December 21, 2006 Posted by | Amusing, Health and Wellness | Leave a comment

5 Minutes To A Healthier You

Healthbolt offers a simple 5 minute strategy to stay healthy during the busy holiday season.

We’re all busy these days. We eat half of our meals in cars and the other half on the phone. Or at least it seems like it. One of the main excuses things I run into when trying to exercise is a lack of time. Well, if you’ve got 5 minutes you can do a lot of good. [More]

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December 19, 2006 Posted by | Blogs, Health and Wellness | Leave a comment

Survey: People with Psychosis Prefer Bush

Our friends over at the New Haven Advocate pointed out an interesting finding when a local social work master’s student at Souther Connecticut State University went on a “get out the vote” effort in 2004 targeted at people with mental illness to vote. He found people with psychosis were more likely to vote for Bush.

Lohse says his study is no joke. The thesis draws on a survey of 69 psychiatric outpatients in three Connecticut locations during the 2004 presidential election. Lohse’s study, backed by SCSU Psychology professor Jaak Rakfeldt and statistician Misty Ginacola, found a correlation between the severity of a person’s psychosis and their preferences for president: The more psychotic the voter, the more likely they were to vote for Bush.

Wisely, Lohse attributed the preference to a person with psychosis’s preference to an ordered environment and world aorund them:

“Our study shows that psychotic patients prefer an authoritative leader,” Lohse says. “If your world is very mixed up, there’s something very comforting about someone telling you, ‘This is how it’s going to be.’” [More]

 

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December 1, 2006 Posted by | Health and Wellness, News | Leave a comment

New Advice: Don’t Sit Up Straight

The longstanding advice to “sit up straight” has been turned on its head by a new study that suggests leaning back is a much better posture.

A 135-degree body-thigh sitting posture was demonstrated to be the best biomechanical sitting position, as opposed to a 90-degree posture, which most people consider normal,” said study author, Waseem Amir Bashir, a researcher at the University of Alberta Hospital in Canada. “Sitting in a sound anatomic position is essential, since the strain put on the spine and its associated ligaments over time can lead to pain, deformity and chronic illness.” [More]

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November 30, 2006 Posted by | Health and Wellness, News | Leave a comment