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Surgery and Birthdays Don't Mix

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Medical Myths

With Valentine's Day looming, a box of chocolates is always a good go-to, but don't count on it being an aphrodisiac. Any stimulating effects it might have aren't likely found in the chocolate's ingredients.

According to the Mayo Clinic, research has shown chocolate to be "largely ineffective at producing a sexual response in men. Preliminary evidence is slightly more encouraging for improved libido in women, but more research is needed."

Does that mean more chocolate?

Med School

Can you identify the disease or condition from its older name?

1. Dropsy

2. Tympany

3. Cupid's disease

4. Consumption

5. Dry bellyache

Answers:

 

1. Edema.

2. Serious bloating.

3. Syphilis.

4. Tuberculosis.

5. Lead poisoning.

Last Words

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP." -- American actor Leonard Nimoy. Perhaps they were not his actual last words but his last tweet.

"LLAP" is short for "live long and prosper," a saying made famous by Nimoy's "Star Trek" character, Mr. Spock.

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