Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Brilliant items from today’s paper:

If you have Type 2 Diabetes, losing weight would be a good idea.

Of a billion dogs on the planet, 750 million are not taken care of by humans.  So if you really want to know about dogs you need to pay attention to these village dogs, street dogs, free-breeding dogs, ‘strays,’ who haunt the garbage dumps of the world.

Many think that vipers like cottonmouths and rattlesnakes strike quicker than other snakes.  Not so.  In a recent test, rat snakes that kill by constriction were just as fast.

One old-growth redwood tree can be home to more than 100 species of life.

Runners who suffer from blisters can avoid them by wrapping their feet in paper tape.  More effective than petroleum jelly, socks, lotion, or bandages.

If I’ve had shingles should I get a shingles vaccination anyway?  Yes.

For children with asthma, reducing air pollution reduces respiratory symptoms.  Makes sense.

Living near greenery may help you live longer.  Also makes sense.

From the author of a new study on obesity:  “Being overweight in adolescence is bad – we knew that before, and this study shows it’s really bad.”  Got it.  Teens should eat less.


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