Category Archives: Health

No, you shouldn’t always listen to your elders.

Noam N. Levey on the losers in Trump’s victory: Americans who swept President Trump to victory — lower-income, older voters in conservative, rural parts of the country — stand to lose the most in federal healthcare aid under a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a Times analysis of […]

Human-pig embryos

Researchers create first viable hybrid human-pig embryo: Researchers have created a viable hybrid part-human, part-pig embryo for the first time in history. According to a study published in the journal Cell Thursday, researchers were able to successfully inject human stem cells into a pig embryo and grow tissue that would form the early stages of […]

“spirals of iridescent spheres that folded in on themselves…”

A Dose of a Hallucinogen From a ‘Magic Mushroom,’ and Then Lasting Peace: None of those possibilities fit Kevin, who had a bone-marrow transplant for acute myeloid leukemia. It sent his cancer into remission, but left him with graft-versus-host disease. Suffering from chronic pain and fatigue, Kevin, 57, who lives in central Michigan and asked […]

Apple Watch Activity Tracking

I got an Apple Watch Series 2 on October 1st and have been wearing it every day since then. It’s been interesting to see how it folds into my everyday routines and workflows. This is also the first time I’ve regularly worn a watch in over 10 years. It’s not integral to my life like […]

We Don’t Deserve Nice Things

Largest US measles outbreak in Arizona after people refused vaccinations: Health officials in Arizona say the largest current measles outbreak in the United States is in part because some workers at a federal immigration detention center refuse to get vaccinated. Pinal County Health Department leaders say detention staff are responsible for 9 of the 22 […]

Her Body Is Rejecting Her Face

From The New York Times: Ms. Nash received a full-face transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital two years later. She got a new forehead, nasal structure, nose, lips, nerves, facial skin and facial muscles. Her sight never returned. Doctors also performed a double hand transplant but both hands “failed to thrive” and were removed, the […]

Coffee Is Good

Aaron E. Carroll on coffee’s benefits: When I set out to look at the research on coffee and health, I thought I’d see it being associated with some good outcomes and some bad ones, mirroring the contradictory reports you can often find in the news media. This didn’t turn out to be the case. Just […]

We Get What We Deserve

Bryan fires a missile on the vaccine bullshit sweeping our dumb country: Not too long ago, measles was declared eradicated in the United States. It was a public health victory of huge import. And now, that victory is threatened. It all began less than twenty years ago with the publication of a now discredited study […]

Where’s My Unicorn?!

Lifehacker headline: Study Confirms All Suspicions: Fitness Trackers Aren’t Magic Bullets They quote The Journal of the American Medical Association: Although wearable devices have the potential to facilitate health behavior change, this change might not be driven by these devices alone. Instead, the successful use and potential health benefits related to these devices depend more […]

Yeah, I wouldn’t smoke a stick from that pack.

Australia’s landmark cigarette legislation banning logos and putting dire health warnings and graphic images of sick or dying smokers on packs seems to be working, data shows, even as tobacco companies argue business is better than ever. Michelle Innis, NYTimes.com