A couple of health links from Marvin: one about a new method of combatting carpal tunnel syndrome, a problem I’m increasingly suspicious I’m developing:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. ?After a long day on the job, tired minds and sore feet look forward to a long night of rejuvenating rest. A new study finds that nocturnal rest can do a world of good for your hands and wrists too, especially if you are one of the millions of American workers who are just beginning to feel the common pain and discomfort linked to carpal tunnel syndrome.
And here’s another note on something relevant to me, about the possible link between gut bacteria and asthma:
In the January 2005 issue of Infection & Immunity, U-M researchers report new evidence suggesting that changes in the normal mixture of microflora ?bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract ?can intensify the immune system’s reaction to common allergens, like pollen or animal dander, in the lung and increase the risk of developing chronic allergies or asthma.
Now, that information sure can’t do me any good, but it’s interesting to know why I might have developed this condition at some point… or at least, to know how antibiotics may have played a part in it. I wonder if that’s why I’m more short of breath these days, too.