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Posts Tagged ‘sexual dysfunction’

The Popular Pineal

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The pineal gland may be small, but it looms large in the minds of literary types. Did you know the pineal gland was a source of fascination to philosophers like Descartes, who called it the “seat of the soul“? The pineal gland captured the imagination of authors like Hunter S. Thompson, whose character Dr. Gonzo feared the psychoactive properties of pineal gland extract in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. “Man, I’ll try just about anything, but I’d never in hell touch a pineal gland,” Dr. Gonzo said in the movie version of the book. In his novel Broom of the System, David Foster Wallace’s fictional corporation Stonecipheco worked on putting a pineal additive in baby food. More pop culture pineal stuff here.

Man Gland Drinks

Posted: Friday, December 11th, 2009

prostateHere’s a couple studies sure to be popular with men — both coffee and beer have been tapped as possible ways to help prevent prostate cancer. ABC News wisely notes that these studies tend to get more attention than they deserve because people want to believe them. One doc wondered why prostate cancer rates weren’t already lower since American men have never shied away from either coffee or beer. Note that exercise has also shown prostate cancer fighting properties, but who’s excited about that? {via USA Today}

 
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