Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday's health links

  1. Dogs pretty good at diagnosing cancer, see here  and here. True story: my dog likes me, but loves my husband. It's ok - I don't take it personally. But, since I got cancer, my dog spends a lot more time hanging around me. When I read stories like this, I don't know whether to be touched or terrified. :-) 
  2. Practice prevention to avoid heart disease - good advice here for the other diseases as well. Vancouver Sun.
  3. Healthy snacks. Financial Post.
  4. Childhood obesity caused by bad habits, not genes. Bloomsburg Business Week.
  5. Report out of India disagrees with previous studies and says that cell phones do pose a significant health hazard.
  6. The benefits of drinking tea. The book featured in this article sites the studies that say it helps prevent recurrence of breast cancer. I thought this was disproved. I need someone to clarify this for me. Luckily, I'm still taking my green tea supplement and drinking tea 2 to 3 times a day for its other benefits (but some days I get sick of tea). Vancouver Sun


  1. Cyn, I saw a story about dogs sniffing out cancer on tv once and it was fascinating. As a dog lover, I might have to blog about it sometime for a lot of reasons. Thanks for the link. I really like Craig Ferguson a lot too, but he's on too late here for me. I think he's way better than Letterman and Leno too!

  2. I know what you mean. I usually set the PVR for one if it looks interesting, or try to catch it on the East Coast feed - one of the perks of living on the West Coast!