At the end of each year, writers and researchers take a little break and tell what they think about the year past. I’m borrowing wholesale from the journal Science and developments that its staff ranked at the top of 2013.
Many of us hear an alarm bell when we forget where we left the keys or see someone we should know but can’t connect the face with a name.
You probably haven’t heard of a surgical procedure that relieves chest pain by tying off a minor artery. It worked, but it was abandoned. I’ll explain why later. But first, some other things that didn’t work or were proven to be dangerous.
Low T? OMG! The pharmaceutical industry wants men to think their sex lives, muscle mass and energy levels are in trouble because of — oh my goodness — low testosterone
Lots of us have taken drugs at one time or another. I began and ended my personal experience with a bad one, when I was in my junior year of medical school.
After his heart attack, Bill Clinton followed a diet program devised by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. The retired surgeon in September spoke to a large audience at Whitman College.
You just ate the biggest burger in town. You get a little sweaty and have an ache under your breastbone. You decide to wait for it to go away.
There’s a difference between ugly fat and dangerous fat. In general, the ugly stuff, by social convention is a view from the rear. The worrisome kind of fat bulges under your belt and is best seen from the side. Waist size provides a clue that there is bad fat inside the abdomen. It’s called visceral fat. Some of that is stored in your liver and it’s especially problematic.
Current literature spans issues from testosterone to the reason that farmers get smarter in the wintertime. So without further ado:
Intuition rejects any notion that colon cancer is related to exercise. The only way to exercise a colon is a five-course meal or a double serving of frijoles. Colon cancer seems obviously caused by carcinogens that come in direct contact with the bowel wall. Well, that is part of the story.