Friday, March 26, 2010

It's A Man's World

From the Life Extension Online Newsletter:

New study questions benefits of removal of ovaries during hysterectomy

Removal of the ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy) while performing a hysterectomy is common practice to prevent the subsequent development of ovarian cancer. This prophylactic procedure is performed in 55% of all U.S. women having a hysterectomy, or approximately 300,000 times each year. An article in the March/April issue of The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology suggests that this procedure may do more harm than good (see also Elsevier Health Sciences).

William H. Parker, MD, John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA, provides a comprehensive analysis of the medical literature relating to the benefit of oophorectomy at the time of hysterectomy. His investigation includes studies of post-hysterectomy cancer incidence, all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and hip fractures, coronary artery disease, and a number of other conditions. He concludes that, on balance, removal of the ovaries is not generally warranted for all women undergoing hysterectomy. In women not at high risk for development of ovarian or breast cancer, removing the ovaries at the time of hysterectomy should be approached with caution.


The most recent comprehensive data on vasectemies come from a study published in The Journal of Urology in 2006, which estimated that about 527,000 vasectomies were performed in this country each year.

Hmmmm ... I wonder how many men had their testicles removed to prevent the subsequent development of testicular cancer?

My guess is zero.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Ann Coulter!


Firebrand conservative Ann Coulter's lecture at a Canadian college was cancelled Tuesday night over fears students would riot over racist remarks she made to Muslims.

Security at the University of Ottawa scrapped the right-wing darling's talk when more than 2,000 students showed up to protest her telling a Muslim student Monday to "take a camel" as an alternative to flying.

Coulter's tasteless comment came after previously she told a gathering that Muslims shouldn't be allowed on airplanes and should take "flying carpets."

The camel quip came when Muslim student Fatima Al-Dhaher challenged Coulter on the remark - and told her she didn't have a flying carpet.

"What mode of transportation?" Coulter responded. "Take a camel."


When she flies, what is Ann Coulter's mode of transportation? A broomstick?

Life is an apple.
Death is the worm at its core.
I take small, slow bites.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tube Socks, Ties, and Trust


Forget the tattooed homewrecker, the headlines and the heartbreak: It's not too late for Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock to save her five-year marriage, experts say.

The ugly public revelations that husband Jesse James cheated on Bullock are painful but not fatal for the couple's reeling relationship.

"Sandra would have to get to a place where she could give her husband the gift of trust," said Dr. Flo Rosoff, a marriage counselor.


After five years of marriage, he wanted something that his wife couldn't give him. He wanted the gift of "strange", and who better to give it to him than Michelle McGee.

Friday, March 19, 2010

One Size Queen Fits All


When Sandra Bullock thanked her bad-boy husband, Jesse James, as she accepted her best actress Oscar for The Blind Side, she may not have known that while she was away shooting the film, Jesse was carrying on a steamy affair with a tattoo model. While Jesse has had an 11-month affair, including five weeks of sex, with Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, she believed he and Sandra were no longer together. "I would never have hooked up with him if I thought he was a married man," Michelle tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. "He gave me the impression they were separated." For weeks, while Sandra was in Atlanta shooting The Blind Side, Michelle had sex at least once a week with the Monster Garage star. Far from a one-night stand, his relationship with Michelle was intimate and highly charged. Michelle even says she called Jesse, who didn't wear underwear or condoms, by a special pet name, Vanilla Gorilla, because he was so "well-endowed."


So Jesse James is a vanilla gorilla? An adult gorilla's erect penis is less than two inches in length. If she wanted to compliment him, McGee picked the wrong animal. Maybe she should call him a honky donkey, if he's, um, "packing".

Monday, March 01, 2010

Close, But No Cigar

Obama still using nicotene replacement to fight smoking

By Margaret Talev
McClatchy Newspapers

President Obama continues to struggle to quit smoking and has a slightly elevated cholesterol level, according to the doctor who conducted his physical Sunday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

The exam lasted about an hour and a half, and the president is in good health, according to a summary by the physician who performed the exam, Dr. Jeff Kuhlman.

The report said the president weighed in at 179.9 pounds with his shoes and workout clothes on. He has an enviable body mass index of 23.7, but his doctor wants him to modify his diet to get his LDL cholesterol, now 138, below 130. The president is still using nicotene replacement therapy and the doctor's recommendations include continuing his smoking cessation efforts.


The president might want to switch to nicotine therapy. The results of nicotene therapy are unproven.