Sunday, 26 December 2010

Links of Interest (weekly)

  • "Filing the lungs with air, increasing the heart rate and getting blood pumping round the body faster can all help our physical health."

    tags: health cosmos

  • "I don’t know if XMRV causes ME/CFS, but I do know I want the best science used to figure this out. I don’t want government health agencies like the CDC, NIH, and FDA stopping real science and suppressing information and knowledge. I don’t want lobbyists telling them what to do. I don’t want journalists passing on garbage science naively "

    tags: me_cfs xmrv cosmos

  • tags: me_cfs xmrv cosmos

  • "The Spanish House of Representatives has rejected a new copyright law that would have made the nation's file-sharing sites and services illegal. Some of the leaked #cablegate cables affirmed what many had suspected: the law had been pushed by the US government on behalf of the Hollywood studios. "

    tags: copyright tenerife Spain cosmos

  • "A lot of times when we think of cancer and AIDS, we think of people who are terminal, but there are many people with cancer who and AIDS who live. These are real diseases, these people don’t look sick, but no one questions whether they are sick or not. As soon as they hear the disease names, we automatically think either sick or dying. With CFS and Fibromyalgia, we are considered just as sick as someone with cancer and AIDS, but because we may look healthy, society says we’re not really sick. It’s a cruel double standard we’ve lived with for years. "

    tags: fibromyalgia cosmos

  • "Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases."

    tags: cosmos

  • "Pan de jamón is a traditional Venezuelan Christmas bread, but you can enjoy it any time of the year. A sweet, soft dough is rolled up around savory ham, sweet raisins and pimento-stuffed olives. The result is like a gift from heaven."

    tags: food recipes christmas cosmos

  • "In Venezuela, as well as most of Latin America, everyone makes Flan and most of you probably have tasted some type of version of this creamy custard dessert. In Venezuela we make our version of Flan and call it: "Quesillo". The ingredients are your basic eggs, milk, vanilla, caramel and sweeten condensed milk and a dash of rum."

    tags: recipes food cosmos

  • "Doctors are convinced that certain foods can ease some of the more common problems associated with Fibromyalgia. Most doctors have agreed that the following list of foods should be avoided:"

    tags: fibromyalgia cosmos

  • "Omega 3 can reduce inflammation, lessen pain in muscles and joints as proven in controlled trials with sufferers of arthritis. It has been proven in a small study to help fibromyalgia sufferers as discussed at Fibromyalgia Network in June this year."

    tags: fibromyalgia cosmos

  • "Firstly, these papers cast doubt on tests using PCR to detect XMRV DNA. However, they don't have anything to say about studies which have looked for antibodies against XMRV in human blood, at least not directly. There haven't been many of these, but the paper which started the whole story, Lombardi et al (2009), did look for, and found, anti-XMRV immunity, and also used various other methods to support the idea that XMRV is present in humans. So this isn't an "instant knock-out" of the XMRV theory, although it's certainly a serious blow."

    tags: xmrv me_cfs cosmos

  • "Look out for your mental health at Christmas
    The festive period is a time of joy and celebration for many...

    ...but for others it may be a time of sadness or worry caused by the loss of a loved one, loneliness, debt and money anxieties or mental illness. "

    tags: cosmos

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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