Category Archives: Science and Medicine
This is a dramatic difference: The unmedicated volunteers improved their aerobic fitness significantly after three months of exercise, by more than 10 percent on average. But the volunteers taking the statins gained barely 1 percent on average in their fitness, … Continue reading
No Benefit Seen in Sharp Limits on Salt in Diet – NYTimes.com. I have been saying this for decades. There evidence that low sodium diets can help some people with high blood pressure and heart disease, but little evidence that … Continue reading
This guy has an interesting photo technique: creating photos that are generally still photos, but have one person who is in motion. The funny thing is that it doesn’t seem that odd to look at. And the reason is that … Continue reading
The take home message is that both aerobic and resistance training are good for the brain in different ways. How Exercise May Help Memory – NYTimes.com.
This is some pretty cool stuff. Perhaps in the future people will be able to record dreams and sell them for others to experience, like DVDs. Brain scans decode dream content | Mo Costandi | Science | guardian.co.uk.
Good light roundup of reasons why stress shrinks the brain and how to fight against that. I would add anti-inflamatories to the mix. How to Prevent Stress from Shrinking Your Brain | Psychology Today.
Apparently Mark Bittman from the NY Times has bought Lustig’s thesis that “sugar is toxic” because an increase in a society’s sugar consumption is correlated with diabetes. So I guess that food is toxic because overeating and obesity is also … Continue reading
I don’t entirely blame the food companies–they are in fact giving people what they want, and it seems a stretch in a capitalistic society to ask them to promote food people don’t want. Nonetheless, they should use some of that … Continue reading
Learning starts early. Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously … Continue reading