A good article about medical innovation.
In chronic inflammatory disease, Tracey figured, messages from the brain telling the spleen to switch off production of a particular inflammatory protein, tumour necrosis factor (TNF), weren’t being sent. Perhaps the signals could be boosted?
This is a fascinating article about smell.
Here is a snippet:
There are some serious consequences of not being able to smell, though. The safety valve on his gas cooker broke recently. He was in the kitchen at a time when it must have stunk like gas, but he went to bed oblivious to the danger to his sleeping family.
This is a great post about well-being.
Health is the sum of many years. Wealth is not created in a span of days.
This article unpacks when you should.
In general, your body will digest arthropods, which include arachnids like spiders, mites and ticks, and insects such as gnats, flies, mosquitoes, fleas and bedbugs, “just like any other foods,” says Dr. Pritt.
This is a great article on work life balance; it is striking that more women in the US die from stroke than men.
Here is a snippet:
Still she didn’t want to quit her job. “I worked so hard to create a career for myself and I wanted a seat at the table, but I had to give up spending quality time with my child.”
This is a great op-ed by Oliver Sacks, a much admired physician, best selling author and professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine.
I have tended since early boyhood to deal with loss– losing people dear to me– by turning to the nonhuman. When I was sent away to boarding school as a child of 6, at the outset of the Second World War, numbers became my friends; when I returned to London at 10, the elements and period table became my companions. Times of stress throughout my life have led me to turn, or return, to the physical sciences, a world where there is no life, but also no death.
Scientists have studied the best way to get the most out of your holiday.
Longer vacations aren’t necessarily better than shorter ones. Engage in activities you haven’t done before, even if you’re at home on a staycation. And end a trip on a high note.