Monday, July 10th, 2017

All our spines. A compilation of what Houston-based chiropractor Dr Gregory Johnson calls his ring-dingers.

Friday, July 7th, 2017

In a large study of US military veterans, researchers “consistently found a significant association between PPI (proton pump inhibitor) use and increased risk of death”. They don’t know why this happens but do know that “PPI treatment impairs lysosomal acidification and proteostasis and results in increased oxidative stress, dysfunction, telomere shortening and accelerated senescence of human endothelial cells.” [via The New York Times]

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Max Edwards, a 16-year-old writing in The Guardian. What a dude. [Update 8 days later: the man is already gone.]


Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

The conclusion of this peer-reviewed scientific article on sauna: “Increased frequency of sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of SCD, CHD, CVD, and all-cause mortality.”

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

A fearsomely refreshing list of what the author has learned in her 40s. Enjoyable if you’ve reached the age, and I wonder if edifying for those yet to.

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Adam Garfinkle at The American Interest waxes catholic and sensible on the runaway American health care system — or, more accurately, disease repair system.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Good long solid chunky New York Times piece on the health hazards due to flame retardants in sofas.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Forced exercise is better for the brain than voluntary, and can help with Parkinson’s.

Monday, August 8th, 2011

“Gutted” by Steven Shapin in the London Review of Books is a wonderful tour of the boyn (“the burn”) which unfortunately is interesting and relevant to me.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Fascinating, brief, accessible article on bone in nytimes/science. Wish nytimes.com had a donations box.

Saturday, November 15th, 2008