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Good news…bad news

The good news is that there may be a way to get rid of asthma and allergies. The bad news is that the cure may be lice. Turns out that our ultraclean life style is  hampering the development of our immune systems.

The idea is that if the immune system is not properly primed in childhood, immune cells can improperly react to harmless triggers such as pollen or bits of dander. Bacterial and viral infections do not seem to be the priming factor, but researchers have been focusing lately on parasites.

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April 22, 2009 Posted by | Medical, medicine | | Comments Off on Good news…bad news

“Art is life, life is art” but this isn’t either one.

Reuters

From pickled cows to elephant dung, the art world is no stranger to offbeat ideas. But a group of lice-infested Germans? Seven young artists from Berlin are trying to stretch the boundaries of art by living in an Israeli museum for three weeks with lice in their hair.

“Art is no longer just a painting on the wall,” Milana Gitzin-Adiram, chief curator of the Museum of Bat Yam near Tel Aviv, told Reuters. “Art is life, life is art.”

April 28, 2008 Posted by | Art?, Strange | , | Comments Off on “Art is life, life is art” but this isn’t either one.