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    Lightbulb Tarantula venom to fight pain, maybe

    Howie, it may be time to break out your pet tarantula. He might be able to make himself useful.

    It seems that the venom from a certain kind of tarantula just might help with neuropathic pain and maybe even neurological disorders, according to Medical News Today (February 29):

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/307109.php?tw
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    What doesn't kill you might make you feel good, eh?
    Why not.

    I've gone the bee sting route and still like the
    industrious pollinators.

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    Agate, you and Renee go first!
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    Wouldn't be funny if snake oil really was the answer!
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    If the spider doesn't have to bite you, I'd try it! Nothing worse than neuropathic pain.
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    Where is Howie hiding now?


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    Who thinks up this stuff and then manages to actually get backing $$$ to do a study? I think someone should do a study on how much money has been wasted on studies!
    Reminds me of that TV commercial touting a product for memory, that was originally derived from jellyfish . . . huh?
    I can just see some mad scientist type snickering to himself when he sees those commercials as he plans the next crazy far fetched endevor.
    Will we believe anything we're fed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frog42 View Post
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    Where is Howie hiding now?
    Does anyone know what happened to Howie? He's been away for longer than usual. He said he'd be having computer problems until the 1st but those were solved a while ago, as I understood it.

    nuthatch/Joan, I agree that far too many studies of possible remedies are being done. The early milk of a cow and bee stings were just a few of those that were supposed to cure MS.

    People are desperate enough to pay money for just about anything sometimes. Look at the cosmetics industry. It thrives on people's eagerness to look younger and more attractive but a lot of the products being sold are useless.

    Royal jelly, for instance. One cosmetics ad I easily found on the Web says:

    This cream restores and keeps the right hydration level of the skin. It revitalizes the metabolic processes of the tissue while preventing and lessening premature signs of aging.
    Royal jelly is:

    a substance secreted by honeybee workers and fed by them to larvae that are being raised as potential queen bees.
    I guess it's all right if you want to have skin like a bee....

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    I wonder if Howie's computer problems were temporarily solved and then he had more when he tried to go to a permanent solution about the 1st of the month.

    Not like him to be gone so long. Especially with talk of tarantulas maybe being good for you.
    Virginia

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    I was just womdering about Howie too.

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