Weekly Link Love—Edition 16 | Mark’s Daily Apple

Research of the Week Stimulating the vagus nerve helps PTSD. Exercise has a stronger effect on cognitive function in older men than older women (who already had better function at baseline). Estrogen controls type 2 diabetes. Small teams of scientists disrupt ideas, larger teams develop ideas. AIs are great at colluding. If you have a […]

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 15 February 2019

Dear everyone Each week I am in different parts of England to hear first-hand how Councils and their NHS partners are going about their duty to improve the public’s health. This week I met the excellent leadership team for Enfield in North London, who have created a 5km super cycle highway to encourage people to […]

Anxiety — When You Worry About Worrying

Anticipation is a funny thing. If you are anticipating something fun it can seem like you can’t focus, you might think about it constantly, you might talk about it to anyone who will listen, all with a big smile on your face. Anticipating something stressful, however, can do all of the same things — just […]

Exposure to weed killing products increases risk of cancer by 41%, finds a new study that provides evidence that ‘supports link’ between exposures to glyphosate herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. : Health

The post title is a copy and paste from the title and subtitle of the linked popular press article here: Exposure to weed killing products increases risk of cancer by 41% – study Evidence ‘supports link’ between exposures to glyphosate herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma Journal Reference: Luoping Zhang, Iemaan Rana, Rachel M. […]

Is Keto Bad For Cholesterol?

We’ve all heard the story. Maybe we’ve even been the protagonist. Person goes full keto. They lose a bunch of weight, normalize their pre-diabetic glucose numbers, resolve their high blood pressure readings, have more energy, feel great, and have nothing but high praise for the new way of eating. Except for one thing, everything seems […]

Is It Love or Infatuation?

Falling in love feels euphoric, transporting us into a world of vivid colors. Everything is new and exciting. At first glance, it’s not much different from the experience of infatuation. However, over time, a love relationship evolves into a deep intimacy that strengthens each partner, while infatuation erodes one’s self-esteem, triggers addiction, and fosters insecurity. […]