TRC #387: Zika Virus + Wisdom Teeth Removal A Racket? + Battery Charging Myths

rcj_Intelligent-Energy_Apple_Fuel-cells_iPhone_1With Adam and his antics enjoying the warmth of St. Lucia, the show must still go on! Darren breaks down the Zika virus and fills us in on what we should know. Cristina investigates whether we really need to get our wisdom teeth removed. Finally, Pat replies to a listener’s email by looking into common battery charging myths and whether they still apply today.

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Zika Virus



PHAC Rapid Risk

CBC Zika Emergency

CBC Zika Info for Travelers

Wisdom Teeth Removal A Racket?

CFAH: HEALTH BEHAVIOR NEWS SERVICE HOME > HBNS > ORAL HEALTH  No Evidence to Support Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Fusion: Why you might want to think twice about getting your wisdom teeth removed

ABC Science: Wisdom teeth: are we removing them more often than needed?

British Dental Journal: Cost effectiveness modelling of a ‘watchful monitoring strategy’ for impacted third molars vs prophylactic removal under GA: an Australian perspective

NCBI: The Prophylactic Extraction of Third Molars: A Public Health Hazard

NCBI: Third molars: To extract or not to extract?

Wiki: Wisdom Tooth

Science Line: Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

AAOMS: Management of Third Molar Teeth

Actuarial life-table analysis of lower impacted wisdom teeth in general dental practice

Battery Charging

CNET: Battery Myths

MacWorld:  The Truth About iPhone Battery Lifespan

Lifehacker: Smartphone Battery Myths

Techrepublic: 10 Common Misconceptions About Batteries

Apple: Why Lithium Ion Batteries

Apple: Maximizing Battery Performance

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3 Responses to TRC #387: Zika Virus + Wisdom Teeth Removal A Racket? + Battery Charging Myths

  1. Chris Kuhle says:

    You may have missed this:

    “Zika virus has occupied the global media for weeks now, prompted by what appears to be a huge spike in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads.

    This has led to a scramble in Brazil to find out what’s really going on, which was when paediatric cardiologist Dr Sandra Mattos realised she was sitting on a database which could provide some answers.

    She and her colleagues had surveyed over 100,000 newborns for congenital heart disease, heart defects at birth, in the Brazilian state of Paraiba.

    But she realized that the nurses had also collected information such as length, weight, whether they were born at term, and head circumference in just over 16,000 of these babies.”'s-microcephaly-outbreak/7148978

    • Pat says:

      Hey Chris. Looks interesting, I’ll have to have a listen. That said, this podcast came out a week after we recorded 387 so, we didn’t ‘miss’ it. Reporting on news is sometimes tricky for us because things can change so quickly.

  2. Chris Kuhle says:

    I didn’t mean that you “missed’ it because you weren’t paying attention. Rather just as a heads up to let you know of a possible new angle on the whole Zika thing.

    Dr Swan has busted a number of science frauds over the years.

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