Time to take notes from your great grandma!
In these troubled times people will find that they are required to be more resourceful with their lives. Home remedies offer an economical option for many ailments. From Netty pots to Epsom salt soaks there are many weird options that can save a trip to the doctor, and may also protect you from MRSA or H1N1. Who wouldn’t want a peppermint oil rub for a headache?
Here’ are some from the blog “Forgotten Medical Cures” to improve the iron deficiencies in your blood…
Wish to try:
— iron nails soaked in water?
— using iron utensils as well as skillets and pans?
— even viscous black strap molasses?
And only for the bold…spinach cooked with ox blood and silver beets…an acquired taste! Read more…
Tags: An "old wives tale"?, This is healthy for me?, You think you know weird?
September 21, 2009 /
Rare…“Fetus in fetu”?
Not a completely unheard of situation but doctors in China have just recorded one of the rarest. A case of “fetus in fetu” in a 1-year-old girl. Her Parasitic twin became trapped in her abdomen and continued to develop over the last year, creating a huge bulge and major health risk.
According to Wikipedia this occurs in only 1 of 500,000 live births***.
One-year-old girl has baby in stomach (Source: NEWS.com.au)
Now awaiting surgery, this girl will have a weird story to tell!
Tags: Is this amazing...or what?, You think you know weird?
September 14, 2009 /
Many of today’s products, medical or otherwise, have weird histories…
Discovery and invention are impossible to predict. As many in the medical and pharmaceutical industry have found, trying to invent a new product, drug or device is often more luck than scientific method. Many inventions have weird histories that include a long series of trials, errors and changes in purposeful application.
Superglue is one example…
Did you know that Superglue (or as we know it in the medical industry today, cyanoacrylate) was originally developed by a Dr. Harry Coover from a glue to fashion plastic gun sights for the WWII battlefields? The substance proved too sticky for this application but in more recent years he perfected it to secure cold war era jet canopies. In medicine today, its super sticky qualities has found it a home in liquid sutures and home Bandaid use. Read on about its history and those of other inventions by clicking on the image link below.
9 Oddities in Discovery and Invention (Article Source: ThomasNet - http://news.thomasnet.com/mt41/mt-tb.cgi/1601, Image Source: Wikipedia)
Tags: and now Weird History?