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    Re: medicare plan quote

    Kevin, this is clearly an advertisement and as such, it's spam. I am asking you to delete it so that you won't be penalized. If you don't take it down yourself within 48 hours, you'll be banned from...
  2. Cornea made from pig collagen gives people who were blind 20/20 vision

    New Scientist
    Corryn Wetzel
    11 August 2022
    [submitted by Julieanne who is still waiting for her new computer]...
  3. Frozen pizza recalled after customers find metal pieces

    Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business
    Mon August 15, 2022

    New York About 13,000 pounds of frozen pizza made by Home Run Inn Frozen Foods is being recalled because of potential metal contamination....
  4. Re: Nursing Homes Are Suing the Friends and Family of Residents to Collect Debts

    I wonder what changes or exceptions have been made recently, since I heard a similar report on NPR (National Public Radio). Here is some helpful information from another article:
    "Lori Smetanka...
  5. B Vitamins May Be Inexpensive Treatment for Advanced Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseas

    Duke-NUS Medical School
    August 10, 2022
    [via Julieanne]

    Singapore scientists find hyperhomocysteinemia strongly correlates with the severity of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

  6. Re: Fwd: Banana Peels Make Cookies Healthier And Tastier - Researchers Reveal - NDTV

    The exact recipe isn't included in the story but can probably be found if you pursue the journal that's mentioned as the original source.
  7. Fwd: Banana Peels Make Cookies Healthier And Tastier - Researchers Reveal - NDTV Food

    Somdatta Saha
    August 11, 2022
    [via Julieanne]

    Zero-waste cooking has been a part of gastronomy since years. It has come to our attention only recently, during the months-long lockdown in 2020...
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    Re: Toxic Toilet Tissue

    I have no "problem." There is simply nothing to wipe. I don't know, am I unique?
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    Toxic Toilet Tissue


    We can add toilet paper to the long list of products that are contaminated with PFAS; this pervasive contamination has led experts to recommend many Americans get tested for...
  10. 53 beverage and nutrition products recalled over possible Cronobacter contamination

    Virginia Langmaid, CNN
    Tue., August 2, 2022

    (CNN)Food service company Lyons Magnus issued a voluntary recall for 53 beverage products over possible contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii, ...
  11. Thread: Fishing

    by Islander


    One morning a husband returns to the cabin after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.
    Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out, since it is such a...
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    Juleamne: temporary absence

    I heard from Julieanne this morning that her computer has died and she is waiting for a replacement. Our moderator will be missed, but you're invited to send her good wishes (in your heart, not...
  13. Re: Cognitive Decline Linked To Ultra Processed Food, Study Finds

    You never know what strangers wander into our site and find this particular study surprising, but for regular longtime members, it's a given. I might mention that I am one of a crowd, sort of a large...
  14. Re: Scientific Trial Proves Diet Supplement Can Prevent Hereditary Cancer

    So this requires either a particular supplement or an aspirin a day. How often have we read disclaimers about the habit of taking an aspirin a day? In any case, when I cook something starchy I often...
  15. Re: Probiotics May Not Do Much For Vaginal Health

    Um, I think Julie was on it.
  16. Melanin: The Holy Grail of Radioprotective Food Compounds

    Sayer Ji, Founder
    Wednesday, July 13th 2022

    Could the melanin found in our bodies and in foods like mushrooms help to mitigate the increasingly dire quantities of radiation we are exposed to...
  17. Re: Vitamin B6 May Reduce Anxiety Symptoms Study Shows

    I don't think I've been tested on my body's level of any vitamin, or if so, it hasn't been in at least 20 years. At some point I was prompted to order a bottle of B vitamins, I have no idea why. But...
  18. Re: To Beat the Heat, Phoenix Paints Its Streets Gray

    What took them so long? I've read other experiments where roads are painted white to reflect rather than absorb heat. I don't pretend to be a scientist but this would appear to be pure logic. Recent...
  19. Re: Probiotics May Not Do Much For Vaginal Health

    This is the first I've heard that probiotics have any effect on vaginal flora, so it surprises me that anyone even tried… And then reported a failure. Perhaps the point is to discourage others from...
  20. Re: Habitual use of GPS negatively impacts spatial memory during self-guided navigati

    This is just a random guess based on the "use it or lose it" concept. If we have spent a lifetime teaching/organizing our own spatial memory to help us remember directions to a particular...
  21. Social stress can speed up immune system aging – new research

    Eric Klopack, Postdoctoral Researcher in Gerontology, University of Southern California
    June 15, 2022

    Immunosenescence, or immune aging, can lead to less effective responses to vaccines...
  22. Habitual use of GPS negatively impacts spatial memory during self-guided navigation

    Louisa Dahmani1 and Véronique D. Bohbot
    Sci Rep. 2020; 10: 6310.
    Published online 2020 Apr 14. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-62877-0
  23. Re: Most Patients With Appendicitis Can Be Treated With Antibiotics

    Ass with tonsils, which were at one time routine removal from children under five, the appendix also has a reason to be there and ought to be left alone if at all possible, so I cry hallelujah to any...
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    Re: Kitchen Cupboard Cures

    Reading that list of ailments, I think there must be a whole lot of unhappy suffering people in the USA. None of those things ever happened to me except for the nocturnal leg cramps and I think I've...
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    Re: Food preservation vacuum sealers

    Vacuum bag sealers have been around for a long time. My son and DIL gave me one when they upgraded to a newer better version. They are DINKs so when they buy items in bulk, say nuts or rice or dried...
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