The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

If you have congestive heart failure, don’t take fish oil, or eat fish. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce irregular heartbeats by deactivating certain hyper-excitable heart cells. Since heart failure sufferers have reduced heart pumping ability to begin with, the omega-3s could silence just enough cells so that the heart becomes unable to pump enough blood to keep you alive. For those who can tolerate omega-3s, this article discusses many of the benefits that result from taking them.

Something we touched on recently: it may be possible to actually reverse heart failure. This involves using a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) along with certain medications. It is an expensive and invasive procedure, but in some cases it is worth it.

Six million American children have difficulties that are diagnosed as serious mental disorders? That’s a lot. That’s like one person in fifty, or like one child in about twelve. What the hell it going on? What is causing all this? Is it the food? The chemicals? Something’s wrong.

Could new ultrasound techniques reduce the number of biopsies that are performed in diagnosing breast cancer? Sounds like a good idea if it works.

Here is an interesting article on Alzheimer’s disease.

And here is an interesting article on whether or not obesity is caused by genetics.

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