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The immune system protects us against cancer | Josh Mitteldorf

For decades, we have been treating cancer by hammering away at cancer cells with radiation and chemical poisons.  Fearful that even one surviving cell can seed a recurrence, we routinely apply the maximum tolerable dose, with side-effects ranging from nausea and hair loss to permanent impairment of the immune system.  Is there a better approach? Cancer is an aging-related disease. There are very different views on how aging impacts on cancer development in humans. A dominant view believes that somatic cells accumulate mutations during aging until the point where mutations cause cells to be changed into cancer cells that then clonally expand into populations of cancer cells. The premise of this theory is that [...] Full article at Okay, part of my argument for getting regular sunlight is that the sun stimulates our bodies to create pre-vitamin-D compound that our bodies store and use as-needed, and any excess created in this way is bro

Even Insects Self-Medicate to Fight Parasites | LiveScience

A female monarch butterfly laying eggs on tropical milkweed. CREDIT: Jaap de Roode View full size image The use of medicine can no longer be considered a solely human trait, if it ever was. An ever-growing list of animals use various chemicals to self-medicate and to treat peers and offspring, usually to fight off and prevent infection. And this list runs the gamut, with the usual suspects — primates chewing on medicinal herbs — as well as some more surprising drug-takers, such as fruit flies, ants and butterflies, a new study finds. Previously, scientists thought such behavior was unique to primates and more [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Email Douglas Main or follow him @Douglas_Main . Follow us @livescience , Facebook   or Google+ . Article originally on Full article at It's interesting that we acknowledge that animals know what they're doing in this respect, they know what their bodies and their environm

Page 2: Cigarettes and Flavored Vodka: 5 Weird Taxes in Obama's Budget - ABC News

5. Businesses Can't Deduct Punitive Damages Say you're a business, someone wins a lawsuit against you, and you're required to pay damages. You can write them off. Not so, under Obama's budget proposal. The White House plan would not only prevent businesses from deducting punitive damages from their taxable income, it would tax damages paid out by insurers, too: If a business takes out an insurance policy for some kind of liability, and that insurer ends up paying out damages on behalf of the company under its policy, those damages would be added to the business's taxable income. Full article at Why is this a bad thing, exactly? I mean, I understand why it's buried on the second page of the article, but what am I supposed to find offensive about it? Why should a payout of punitive damages bring yet another reward? (I'm feeling rather incredulous about it, but if someone has an explanation that makes sense I'd be really inte

'Fetal Pain' Measure Sent to N. Dakota Governor - Yahoo!

"I believe it has taken a lot of the oxygen out of the room when it comes to other challenges we are facing this session," Schneider said. "This is another bill that will be litigated — that much we know." Full article at The article here is not so much the point. My personal feeling is that if there is a medical procedure available, humans will use it. If they're going to use it, the only responsibility the government has in deciding when or how is that of ensuring that all medical procedures offered by anyone are the safest available and that they're performed by highly qualified practitioners. I believe it's up to patients to decide what available treatments or procedures they're interested in having done, and up to doctors to decide which ones they'll offer. But this quote applies to all things political, all the time. We're distracted with issues that will never satisfactorily be decided as long as any given side b

Google's idea of productivity is a bad fit for many other workplaces | CITEworld

Credit: Maria Ly via Flickr Yahoo's telework ban continues to be a source of curiosity and discussion in many business and social circles. The story that led to the ban is one of corporate dysfunction in which a number of employees allowed to telecommute actually ended up shirking their duties and many didn't even bother to hide the fact by regularly connecting to Yahoo's corporate network via VPN. Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer decided to ban remote work for the company as a solution. That decision was certainly a rational and logical response, even though it might require some employees, who were hired with the understanding that they would work [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness