March 6th, 2010


Scabies: the Insanely Itchy Ectoparasite

highly contagious ectoparasitic skin infection
mite: Sarcoptes scabii
makes superficial burrows in epidermis entering via hair follicles, lays eggs, has babies
worse in immunocompromised, malnourished, elderly or institutionalized individuals
Wikipedia says the Norwegian strain is worst (???)
no vaccine available
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Males risk more when Attractive Females present

And this causes them to both perform more dramatically, and crash harder, as evidenced in a new study conducted on skateboarders ranging from their teens to 35. Obviously, we say. It turns out that these same males had higher levels of testosterone in their saliva when observed by an attractive female researcher, compared to when they were watched by a male researcher.
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