As an appendix-less American, I found this short piece interesting.
If you drink bottled water like I do you might find this interesting.
I can quibble with this: "The logic’s controversial: Pure water measures a 7, after all, and the body might well maintain a proper pH balance regardless of what you consume." The pH of the blood is very tightly regulated, but--at least if my kidney stone doctor is correct--what you consume can and usually will affect the pH of your urine, which can be important in dealing with stones.
Surgical masks supposedly won't help, neither will extra vitamin C, and four other things you may not have heard.
But there seems--at least for now--to be a lot of love for the Mediterranean Diet.
And then there's this: "A Non-Diet Diet: The Case for Eating Whatever You Want".
I hope you never need it, but this New York Times article seems to provide a good set of links on clinical trials.
Sounds like a fine idea.
After he and his family struggled to find a caregiver for his 93-year old grandfather who was previously living independently, Bruno decided to quit his job at Bain Ventures to start a company that would make it easier for families to locate and hire qualified caregivers.
New medical findings show how misguided this thinking is. Medicare spending on end-of-life care is dropping rapidly, down from 19% to 13% of the Medicare budget since 2000. Living to a ripe old age isn’t a problem. It’s a bargain. Someone who lives to 97 needs only about half as much end-of-life care as someone who dies at 68.
Surprised? Myth has it that the older people get, the sicker they are and the more costly their care. But in truth, disability and chronic illness are declining among the elderly.
As with cancer, there have been a number of false hopes for curing dementia. Let's hope the scientist quoted is right.
This is quite encouraging, but, uh, can we go faster on this, please?
But it's a fine optimistic note to end the year on. Happy New Year's.
It might be worth a try.