Monday, November 05, 2012

Ask A Housewife

I was browsing through the blog stats - why, for example, does a one-paragraph entry on med expiration have over 400 pageviews?  the mind boggles - and it turns out that the "Ask A Scientist" ones are, like, all-time favorites.  Probably from random Googlers, but still. 

So hey!  Tell me, dear readers.  What (biological or biochemical or bio-medical) questions puzzle you?  What do you want to know? 

8 comments:

  1. I only recently started reading your blog, so I'm not sure about the range of topics that you've covered. However, I'm an astronomer that gets into some martial arts on the side, I have absolutely no training in biology or human anatomy, and I've always wondered about what makes bodies flexible. I get that practice and maintenance make one flexible, but what biologically makes the difference between, as an example, being able to do a split and not being able to do a split?

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  2. Comparative merits of aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen. I have a long-standing habit, probably learned from my mother, of taking aspirin for headaches but ibuprofen for sprains, pulled muscles, and most other types of low-grade pain. Is there any sensible reason to make this distinction?

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  3. This is not exactly on point, but...Your blog, and none of the other blogs I read, has a strange ability to make my comment disappear while I'm still typing it. If I had a little more brainpower, I'd conduct a series of experiments to see if I could figure out why.

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  4. Here's a better one. Is yogurt really effective in preventing yeast infections while on antibiotics? And if so, in what quantity?

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  5. Glumbunny, it's because the page resets when the stuff on the sidebar loads. It happens to me all the time, too.

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    1. Ah. Well... maybe it'll be better now. I never claimed to be a good coder, that's all.

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    2. Sidebar stuff loads much faster now! I'm sure you're a better coder than a large percentage of the population, myself included.

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    3. Un-coding is far easier than actual coding. I rock at un-coding.

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