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Just Finished Reading “Forever Young” #books

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I like non-fiction and I loved Forever young: Science and the search for immortality.

The book covers Alzheimer’s, Genetics and Organ Replacement well and although it helps that I have some medical knowledge it’s not difficult for a layman to understand. The genetics portion is very interesting, and I learned a lot about enzyms and the inner workings of the human brain.

Naturally I’ve started taking my NSAIDs to prevent Alzheimer.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 9, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Phone or visit your elders (敬老の日)

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 15, 2008 at 7:30 am

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Mobile Safety #mobile

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CNN.com has an interesting article 5 tips to limit your cell phone risk. Their first is predictable, don’t put it against your head use the speakerphone, but I didn’t know that CNET keeps a list on Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), “… a way of measuring the quantity of radiofrequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body.” Have a look at the article Cell phone radiation levels.

It seems my RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is one of the highest at 1.54 SAR, and the crappy Motorola Razr is the lowest as 0.14, although as it’s prone to crash constantly you can hardly ever use it. My Nokia 2600 (RH-59) and 6300 (RM-217) aren’t listed on CNET, but from Nokia’s SAR I discovered they run warm at 0.80 W/kg and cooler at 0.57 W/kg respectively.

And people call me a hot head, it’s not me it’s my phone.

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August 1, 2008 at 10:30 am

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World Breastfeeding Week

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A Pinch and a Punch for the first of the Munch! I know it should be month,

From today August 1st to 7th World Breastfeeding Week. There is lots of room here for very smutty jokes, but I’ll leave that up to you and your imagination.

Breastfeeding is very important for the growth of a child, a good way for mothers to pass on antigens to their offspring and a brilliant way to bond.

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August 1, 2008 at 7:24 am

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Granite Contains Uranium #health

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Your beautiful kitchen could be poisoning you! I though it was very funny when I started reading it. “Granite, as it turns out, contains levels of uranium, which is not only radioactive but releases radon gas as it decays.1” According to the article it can also contain other nuclear materials such as thorium and potassium, although I can’t exactly remember when potassium became nuclear.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 28, 2008 at 9:57 am

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Global Disease Mashup #mashup

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I found a nice Mash-Up which scraps news sites and populates a Google Map with the data gathered from these articles. Sadly they don’t populate it too well, where the article says The Hague they just have a pointer in the centre of the country. It’s very nice for a beta.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 26, 2008 at 8:18 am

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Migraines, where they ever imaginary?

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I really only know girls who have migraines, perhaps it’s because they talk about it. As the article Why Migraines Strike states, migraines aren’t just headache, unlike headaches they could have a neurological source. A couple of my friends have been left with migraines as result of whiplash or other accident.

The article ends with “[t]he disorder is ‘imaginary’ no longer.” I can’t remember it ever being imaginary for the sufferers.

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July 25, 2008 at 1:01 pm

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