Category Archives: Health

The worst nutrition advice ever

A look at five pieces of nutritional advice that have been killing us.

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Macular Degeneration: Good News

This is good news for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) sufferers.  And a good example of industry-academic collaboration. Via Transterrestrial Musings.

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Saturated Fat not bad

At least the respondents criticizing this study are starting to acknowledge that it’s the sugar and refined carbs we need to watch out for, not fat.  via Transterrestrial Musings.

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Stem Cells from Blood Cells

This seems like a game changer of major proportions. Let’s hope it works for people.

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Faster Please

Scientists can reverse aging in mice with telermase. Unfortunately, in humans this leads to much higher cancer rates. That’s solvable too, I suspect. via Transterrestrial Musings.

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Micro-particles may reduce damage from heart attacks

This sounds especially promising. Especially after having had a mild heart attack last summer, and my older brother having had a similar event last week.

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imSimReal

imSimReal is a framework designed to provide physics capabilities for games and simulations. The algorithms used are based on Physics for Game Programmers. Since much of my use of this library is on the iPhone, Apple rules do not allow … Continue reading

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Is our HealthCare System Evil?

Arnold Kling discusses the situation with our American Health Care System, and how government control tends to reduce quality, sometimes deliberately. He uses his father’s case as an example of how the current directions in health care are actively destructive, … Continue reading

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Government and Health Care: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

TCSDaily has an article by Arnold Kling that looks at health care in terms of what works, instead of what’s considered politically correct, or what scores the correct political points. To summarize, he looks at three areas of health care, … Continue reading

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Night Shift could cause cancer

This is a new one. According to this Seattle Times article, you could get cancer by working the night shift. It is a surprising step validating a concept once considered wacky. And it is based on research that finds higher … Continue reading

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