Friday, October 21, 2011

Informative Links

Behold, a wheelchair that can be completely controlled just by facial muscles. This could mean movement, freedom, and so much more for paralysis victims.

Blood and sex: TV’s inaccurate portrayal of forensic nursing. This is not to demean the shows, but you should know how crime investigation works in the real world.

America’s shameful child abuse problem. Why is our rate of death from abuse so much higher than other industrialized nations?

There is no pink light. I have a string of plastic flamingo patio lights that I will now describe as infrared-ultraviolet.

Even if there is no pink light, there are Blue People. They have actual medical conditions that cause their skin to appear blue that don’t even involve body paint.

Eight people lived in Biosphere 2, a self-contained ecosystem, from 1991-1993 and lost a bunch of weight in what was supposed to be a healthy, if restricted, diet. Near-starvation is supposed to make you live a longer but apparently unhappier life. (via Boing Boing)

Top 20 College Sex-Ed Programs. How high does your school rank?

Personal trainer Drew Manning gained 70 pounds in six months on purpose, so he could understand what it’s like. Getting back in shape is not going to be easy with those new fat cells he never had before.

Student Loan Debt Nears $1 Trillion. I hope that’s spread out among a lot of students, because a trillion is $1,000,000,000,000.

13% of parents aren’t getting their kids vaccinated on the recommended schedule. Here are four theories as to why they are rejecting conventional medical wisdom.

Should celibate gay men be allowed to donate blood?

Big Food makes Big Finance look like amateurs. (via John Walkenbach)

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