What the Times fails to even cursorily mention: Apart from a case of genuine fraud — which was later litigated — the individuals concerned voluntarily bought these plans. And they worked exactly as advertised! The idea behind “junk plans” is far from insane: You don’t pay very much in premiums, but if you get sick, you end up paying a lot because deductibles are high and the insurance may not cover very much.
My mom always told me to eat my broccoli. I should have listened.
"More than 35 Alzheimer's drugs to hit the market before 2022, report claims". Maybe we can get one or two that work really well.
This will be quite cool if it actually works this time.
As for the science, Healbe claims that it uses a piezoelectric impedance sensor to push high- and low-frequency signals through your wrist. Shortly after eating, the cells in your bloodstream begin releasing water as they absorb the new glucose. The device, so the company says, can use the impedance signals to look at the size and shape of the cells, and track the change in water. From there, it's just a case of using fancy math to calculate the amount of food you've noshed in a sitting.
This would be very cool if it holds up.
A shorter version of DiNicolantonio's recent book, The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong and How Eating More Might Save Your Life, which I am halfway through. If you are restricting salt intake because of hypertension, I definitely recommend it. (Or even if you're not, just to see how some dietary recommendations are arrived at these days.)
On the evidence currently available the answer seems to be "No."
Which is an answer I like.
"There's a striking relationship between cancer and Alzheimer's, and it could hold the key to new treatments"
The striking relationship is this:
People with a history of cancer are less likely to get Alzheimer's, while people with Alzheimer's are less likely to get cancer.
Simple point: coverage is not care, especially when fewer and fewer doctors accept Medicaid.
I read a fair amount about health these days, and lately it seems as though almost all the ills of old age are due either to bad gut bacteria or chronic inflammation.