Welcome to another digest of news, views and ideas that could effect the health and longevity of us kids Living On The Far Side Of 55.
And, we’ll begin with the following:
10 Important Health Care Technology Breakthroughs For 2015:
A couple of posts back (Top Medical Breakthroughs In 2015) we talked about health treatments.
Today, let’s talk about health care innovations:
10 Up & Coming Health Care Technologies:
- Nanobots in Blood
- Head Transplants
- Robotic Surgery Enhancements
- Healthier Friendlier Hospital Experience
Speaking of The Whole Hospital Experience and Everything, in the U.S., 100,000 people die annually from infections they catch while in the hospital.
Number 5 on the above list (not included here) aims to do something positive about this shameful statistic of hospital fatalities.
Get #5 & the others, at:
The following blue link: 10 Important Health Care Technology Breakthroughs For 2015
Famous Hair Treatment System Causes Hair Loss:
Speaking of lawsuits, more than 200 women, from 40 U.S. states, are suing the personal care company WEN and marketing company Guthy-Renker, claiming that:
“…WEN products can cause severe and possibly permanent damage to hair, including significant hair loss to the point of visible bald spots, hair breakage, scalp irritation, and rash…”
The WEN products were designed by Chaz Dean. Dean quickly rose from ‘I’m just a lonely hairdresser’ status to a cult-like figure, when singer Alanis Morrissette used one of his hair products (Amond Mint cleansing conditioner) before her 1999 appearance on the Grammys.
Morrissette must’ve blabbed, because the products supposedly brought in over 100 million dollars the following year…
Not a bad payday?
Anyway, you can read more about this story when you click on the following blue link: Popular Shampoo Causes Hair Loss
Texas Plumber’s Old Work Truck Giving Him Nightmares:
(We’ve already talked about this phantom work truck in a post on January 11, 2015 How We Think About Aging Effects How Long We Live)
This story almost sounds like a Stephen King novel:
Mark Oberholtzer, owner of Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, Texas, traded in his work truck for a newer model.
As Oberholtzer was peeling off his business logo from the side of his old truck, the salesman asked him to leave that chore to the dealer’s ‘clean-up’ crew.
Nothing strange about an accommodating salesperson wanting to expedite a sale.
Things got a little weird though, when Oberholtzer’s old truck’s picture, business logo intact, showed up in a ‘tweet’ from Syria.
Weirder still, was the black robed, terrorist-looking figure, fondling an anti-aircraft gun in the truck’s bed.
It wasn’t long after the truck’s Twitter debut, that our trusting plumber started getting harassing phone calls that included threats upon his personal safety.
How did the one-time plumber’s truck get into Syria?
The plumber doesn’t know…
And, the dealer ain’t talkin’!
Yet, because of the dealership’s failure to remove the business logo, not only is Oberholtzer’s life being threatened, his business is also suffering.
What’s a hard-working, upstanding American dude gonna do?
Well, Oberholtzer’s in the process of suing the dealer’s a*s off. Good luck with that, Mark!
You can read more about this when you click on the following blue link: Texas Plumber’s Old Work Truck Giving Him Nightmares
Lifestyle Causes Most Cancer Cases:
Hm, anyone else smell a journal face-off?
The following from the study:
“Between 70 and 90 percent of cancer cases are linked to avoidable lifestyle choices like exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals…”
Is Most Cancer Avoidable?
Read the rest, when you click on the following blue link: Lifestyle Causes Most Cancer Cases
Shingles Increases Stroke Risks:
Other than the pleasant little pop band The Strokes, there’s nothing much good we can say about strokes.
We already take millions of toxic blood-thinning pills in attempts to stop blood clots and preventing the nasty effects of strokes.
The greatest danger of a stroke, after shingles, lessens as time passes.
Yet, the steeper multi-morbidity trajectory in patients with shingles ( herpes zoster), could linger for years…
Read more when you click on the following blue link: Shingles Increases Stroke Risks
Special To This Issue:
Since I mentioned the pop band The Strokes, it’s only fitting we end this with a catchy song from them:
Talk to you next time…
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