A remarkable recent increase in the diagnosis of vocal-cord cancer in young adults who are non-smokers appears to be the result of infection with strains of human papilloma virus (HPV) that also cause cervical cancer and other malignancies, suggests a new study. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the title and first paragraph of the linked academic press release here: HPV infection may be behind rise in vocal-cord cancers among young nonsmokers A remarkable recent increase in the diagnosis of vocal-cord cancer in young adults appears to be the result of infection […]

Weekly Link Love—Edition 15 | Mark’s Daily Apple

Research of the Week Adults sleep better and retain more memories in a bed that rocks. Some human adaptations to extreme environments. A new gene editing technology—CasX—emerges. Post-workout carbohydrate replacement reduces the next-day benefits to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. Kids with fatty liver improve it by dropping sugar. How a specific ketone body inhibits […]

A Mediterranean diet, characterized by their olive oil and nut consumption, has been correlated with lower depression risk. Depression scores were significantly lower among nut consumers, and particularly walnut consumers which were 26% lower (p

I’ve deliberately linked to the original source journal article that is open access and full-text. The title of my post is a copy and paste from the abstract of the linked journal article here: Background: Multiple studies have shown a Mediterranean diet, characterized by their olive oil and nut consumption, to be correlated with lower […]

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 8 February 2019

Dear everyone The flu season is well underway and is mainly the H1N1pdm09 strain circulating at the moment which is covered by this season’s vaccine. While coverage in the over 65s is slightly down, uptake rates for children have increased and by adding an extra school year an additional 350,000 children have been vaccinated. Not […]

Wedge Salad With Blue-Cheese Ranch Dressing

Salads can be as Big-Ass or as simple as mood and time dictate, but they always should be flavorful. We love this classic (and keto-friendly) recipe for a quick side or (topped with some bacon crumbles) a light lunch or dinner. The best part…it’s made with staple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand. […]

12 Ways to Keep Going with Depression

About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and […]