Weird Health Wednesdays: Radioactive Chocolate, Medical Revolutions, Carnival Food

Here’s a delicious radioactive candy bar to rejuvenate you:

From this gallery of other radium-enhanced products, from the good old days when a little radiation was good for you.

Five Medical Revolutions, According to the UK’s National Health Service
Know what’s most amazing about these advances in medicine from the past 60 years? That they’re common enough to seem un-amazing in 2008.

If I write about the patient empowerment/doctor-patient relationship/parent advocate issue to an exhaustive degree on this blog, it’s only because I have the luxury to live in a place with access to all this medical technology, and I’m supremely grateful for that.

Don’t Eat These Carnival Foods If You’re Trying to Be Healthy
Most unhealthy choices at the fair, according to Newsweek. You can guess the worst culprits, I’m sure, but this gallery begs the question: isn’t “most” kind of redundant here? When you go to the fair, do you eat healthy food?

No. You go for the funnel cakes.

4 responses to “Weird Health Wednesdays: Radioactive Chocolate, Medical Revolutions, Carnival Food”

  1. Asthmagirl says:

    And to think I brought back just regular dark chocolate from Canada!.
    You know, I’ve never eaten a funnel cake but I see people eating them and it just looks like a stomach ache to me!

  2. wendy says:

    I agree – who goes to a carnival and expects to eat healthy?? LOL! Never heard of a funnel cake. Hmmmmm.

  3. Amy says:

    Seriously? You guys have never eaten funnel cakes? Although maybe they don’t make them in Canada, Wendy.

    Mmmm…..hot, fried, powdered sugar-dusted pastry. Like doughnuts, only so much better.

  4. Jim says:

    Is that like “fried dough?”