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Computers are the Main Cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome like Symptoms [VIDEO]

 
If your two smaller fingers go numb and you get unexplained pain in your thumb, you do not necessarily have C.T.S. ‘Carpal Tunnel syndrome’. If fact there are many other problems that could be causing your numbness and/or pain, according to the latest findings in the American Medical Journal not that many Americans actually have C.T.S. but suffer from other ailments that are mistaken for C.T.S. According to researchers, computers are the main cause for a lot of the pain and numbness Americans are experiencing.  

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Rat Meat Sells for More Than Chicken or Pork [VIDEO]

Ushering in the year of the rat in the Chinese culture has taken on a whole new meaning. Many Asian countries are finding that rat meat is in high demand and prices are starting to skyrocket, in many southeast Asian communities, the rare rat meat delicacies sell for more than six dollars a pound. Restaurants are now selling rat in many different Asian style dishes, but mostly rat is consumed fried or barbequed.

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St. Jude Celebrates 50 Years of Fighting and Curing Cancer [VIDEO]

Founder Danny Thomas saw his life long dream of starting a hospital for children, become a reality fifty years ago. Who would have ever thought, when the first cancer patient walked through the doors of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, that an entertainer and his Doctor friends would find a way to cure certain types of cancer. The year was 1962 and the disease was acute lymphoblastic leukemia and the cure percentage-rate was less than 4%. Fast forward 50 years, it’s the same disease only the cure rate is right at 96%. It’s time we all pitched into cure all other types of cancers.

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Human Heart Hits Pavement and is Still Implanted [VIDEO]

So you’re laying in the operating room awaiting your new heart for transplant. You know that whoever is bringing it, is being extra careful with your new heart, right? Think again, organ transporters in Mexico City had a little faux-pas with a human heart, it fell out onto the parking lot. The incident was caught on video and the good news is the heart was still implanted.

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Man Hit With $44 Million Hospital Bill After Bout of Pneumonia

Alexis Rodriguez had quite a shock when he opened his hospital bill, and it almost gave him another reason to visit the hospital. After being treated for pneumonia, his bill for outpatient services to the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital totaled exactly $44, 776,587.

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New Desk That Helps With New Years Resolution

There’s a new desk that is transforming offices all across America, it’s called the TrekDesk and it appears to be helping many Americans with one popular New Years Resolution weight loss. Losing weight is the most popular resolution, but now we have help from a simple piece of office furniture, a stand up desk that incorporates the electric treadmill.

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Yuck! Pen Stuck in Woman’s Stomach for 25 Years Still Works [PHOTO]

Doctors in the United Kingdom removed a pen from an unidentified woman’s stomach that had been there for more than 25 years. And yet, when we’re looking for one, they’re nowhere to be found.

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Michelle Obama Is Now a World Record Holder for Jumping Jacks [VIDEO]

First Lady Michelle Obama is a world record holder, and she didn’t even have to anything weird like stuff a bunch of quarters up her nose or run around in her underwear, which is what less presidentially-connected folks have been doing recently to set world records.

Instead, she set her mark in a recent event in which 300,000 kids in locations around the world joined her in doing jumping jacks, shattering the previous record of 20,000 people doing jumping jacks in a 24 hour period. Now, the Guinness Book of Records has confirmed that Michelle is a world record holder. 

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Coffee, Beer Among the Bad Things That Are Suddenly Good for You in 2011

For years society has told us that drinking coffee, drinking beer and swearing are bad, but thanks to the results of new research released in 2011, some things we thought were bad are actually good for us. Turns out being a caffeine-addled, Guinness-soaked potty mouth actually improves your health — in moderation, of course.

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Monday Morning Anger Management [VIDEO]

Why is it that Mondays always seem to be the same? Computer problems, co-workers calling in sick, equipment malfunctions, last minute surprise meetings and the little anger monster lurking around our shoulders just waiting to send things into a downward spiral. So if your Mondays start off or end the same, here’s a video that will help put things into perspective. I recommend, instead of a violent temper tantrum try running to the store for a soda, the doughnut store, the ice-cream shop, your favorite fast food place for a shake or float and remember that destroying your computer just might help you find the unemployment line. These guys are way over the top, while I watch this I’m left wondering what exactly went so wrong? Is the computer the real problem or are our employers to blame for the added stress?

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Yawning Is Contagious The Proof Is In This Video [VIDEO]

When I first got up this morning I couldn’t stop yawing, in fact it was a symphony of yawns that stayed with me until I ran into another unsuspecting bystander, my wife and I looked right at her and I yawned. With in minutes she was yawning and I quickly left the room so that I would not be getting the yawns back on me. It was now my wife’s turn to find an innocent bystander and let the contagious yawn loose on them and run like a mad man. It’s true, Yawns are contagious just like the flu and the plague and I know it’s true because I found it on the internet. And this video on the Symphony of Yawns will prove it.

 

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Computer Program To Help Kids Lose Weight Is A Fail

A group of Doctors, scientists and researchers conducted a two-year study of overweight and obese adolescent children (12 and 13 years old). The group tried to to modify dietary behavior by incorporating a web-based computer-tailored intervention program. The program aimed to increase physical activity, decrease sedentary behavior, and promote healthy eating among adolescents. The “FATaintPHAT” study did not produce the desired positive long-term outcome researchers were hoping for. However, there were positive short-term effects on eating behaviors, according to the report published online by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and on the JAMA/Archives journals.

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