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Sphygmomanometers not regularly tested

From http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/10/19/3342649.htm “Up to 70,000 Australians may have undetected high blood pressure because of errors in the devices that measure blood pressure, according to an Australian expert.” “Furthermore, 84,000 Australian adults may be incorrectly diagnosed as having high blood pressure, and are possibly being unnecessarily treated with blood pressure medications, he says.” “… once sold, there is … Continue reading

Effective oxygen versus altitude

When I was much younger, I suffered altitude sickness by over exerting myself at about 3.5km altitude at the top of Jungfraujoch. I assumed that the problem was lower oxygen levels at altitude, but I was surprised to learn recently that the percentage of oxygen is pretty much constant, irrespective of altitude (at least for the … Continue reading

L-casei Shirota (as found in Yakult) may improve mood

“… L-casei Shirota (as found in Yakult) … improved moods.” See http://youtu.be/sGj8cB6hQME?t=1m30s