Alimentary School: Learn 6 Amazing Facts From ‘Gulp’

Posted on 04/5/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhy did Elvis Presley die sitting on the toilet?  Whose flatulence is worse, men’s or women’s? How many pints of saliva do we produce every day? What causes morning breath? What three foods are most likely to kill someone? Do prisoners really smuggle stuff in their rectums? Science writer Mary Roach has examined something we do everyday —eat, chew, swallow, digest, defecate — and turned it into a rollicking, informative, downright funny explanation of  everything that happens in our digestive …

Gas Emissions: Is Flatulence a Firing Offense?

Posted on 01/14/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOK, let’s be honest. We all fart. But what happens when it occurs nine times a day in an office shared by other coworkers? Should it be handled as a health problem that needs remedying? Or a deliberate nuisance worthy of reprimand? Washington Post writer Josh Hicks recently wrote about a Social Security Administration employee accused of continuously “passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor” that created a “hostile work environment.” The story prompted more than 800 online comments from …