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Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Tools

Published: October 15, 2010

British researchers recently looked at the effect of outdoor activity on the mental state of 1,200 people. The not-so-surprising surprising result: those who walked, cycled, fished, farmed and gardened in green, outdoor spaces saw mood improvements. While everyone benefited, the young and “mentally ill” were reported to show the largest gain. The read more »

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Published: October 12, 2010

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Dr. Simon Singh talks Alternative Medicines

Published: October 9, 2010

Many Americans rely on “alternative medicine” treatments. There have always been doubts about the efficacy of such therapies. Studies have been undertaken in recent years to test them. In some cases the jury is in. A few years ago I interviewed the co-author of a book which summarized what can be said about such treatments. Dr. Simon Singh is a read more »

The Dangerous Unknowns

Published: October 7, 2010

Reflecting on my recent take on “pro-biotic” dietary supplements reminded me of a controversy between the FDA and another type of supplement. This controversy is not just trivial knowledge; it came to mind because it involves my field of interest, erectile dysfunction. Specifically, the US Food and Drug administration reviewed 17 dietary supplements, read more »

Sitting Can Kill

Published: September 30, 2010

The good folks at Louisiana’s Oschner Health Institute studied the health and activity habits of 120,000 people over a 14 year period from 1993 to 2006. Sitting six hours a day was found to be a major health risk. Even after adjusting for things like smoking history and body mass index, a surprisingly lower of lifespan could be attributed to sitting. How read more »

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