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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A gut microbe that stops food allergies

A gut microbe that stops food allergies:

A class of bacteria commonly found in the guts of people—and rodents—appears to keep mice safe from food allergies, a study suggests. The same bacteria are among those reduced by antibiotic use in early childhood. via Pocket

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why reform conservatives should embrace a universal basic income

Why reform conservatives should embrace a universal basic income:

Reform conservatives — colloquially known as “reformocons” — are having their day in the sun. They made the cover of The New York Times Magazine with their push to move the right away from its myopic focus on tax cuts, starving government, and helping businesses owners. And now Rep. via Pocket

Monday, August 11, 2014

Is a Hard Life Inherited?

Is a Hard Life Inherited?:

YAMHILL, Ore. — ONE delusion common among America’s successful people is that they triumphed just because of hard work and intelligence. via Pocket

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Do You Let Your Kid Walk to School or Play Outside Alone?

Do You Let Your Kid Walk to School or Play Outside Alone?:

Recently, a mother in Florida was arrested for allowing her 7-year old son to walk alone to a park about half a mile from home. Putting aside the possibility of being arrested, do you or would you let your school-age kids walk to school and elsewhere alone? via Pocket

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Always Hungry? Here’s Why

Always Hungry? Here’s Why:

FOR most of the last century, our understanding of the cause of obesity has been based on immutable physical law. Specifically, it’s the first law of thermodynamics, which dictates that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. via Pocket

Why it makes sense to bike without a helmet — Howie Chong

Why it makes sense to bike without a helmet — Howie Chong:

Over half of all head injuries occur in motor vehicles and more people were hospitalized after walking down the street than riding on a bicycle. Consider another statistic: According to a 2006 French study, pedestrians are 1. via Pocket

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Decline of the Physical Exam in Modern Medicine

The Decline of the Physical Exam in Modern Medicine:

One morning a few years ago, my older brother phoned me in a panic. Our father had been having episodes of numbness and tingling in his left arm. My brother was worried they were transient ischemic attacks, or ministrokes. via Pocket