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Category Archive for 'The Body Electric'

So I woke up this morning, the day after my double migraines, and my head hurt. This is new, I’ve never had pain in my head the day after a migraine. I noticed it got a lot worse when I moved, or coughed, or did much of anything. It doesn’t feel like a headache, it […]

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And it’ll all be fine! The stress of growing up in a poor and unstable household affects children as young as 9 years old on a genetic level, shortening a portion of their chromosomes that scientists say is a key indicator of aging and illness, according to a study released Monday. The researchers say their findings […]

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Imagine how this must feel to these men who are paralyzed: Bookmark It

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Oh yeah, I know about this. I had surgery on my sinuses back in the 90s and I couldn’t read a book for years. (Considering that I’d normally rip through at least four a week, it was a BIG change.) I could read magazine articles, but I couldn’t sustain the attention, focus and memory needed […]

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Just in case you needed a reminder — oh, and don’t forget the only reason it got approved was because of Donald Rumsfeld: “When aspartame was put before the FDA for approval, it was denied eight times. G.D. Searle, founder of aspartame, tried to get FDA approval in 1973. Clearly, he wasn’t bothered by reports […]

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This is kind of science-heavy, but fascinating. I love milk (although I’m told it’s not good for adults) but maybe this is why. Bookmark It

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Really?

They’re surprised? ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – The findings of a recent study suggest that middle-class mothers-to-be are more likely to imbibe alcohol while pregnant than women from any other economic tier. The UK Telegraph is reporting that college-educated, mature white women from affluent areas were the most prone to ignoring medical advise on the matter. […]

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I can’t even count the number of times someone gravely informed me they were on antidepressants for a “chemical imbalance.” Now, I can’t blame them for believing their doctors, but come on, use your brain! For most people, these drugs seem to make people worse: In Anatomy of an Epidemic, you also discussed the pseudoscience behind […]

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Creativity

I thought everybody was like this. No? Bookmark It

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About time. It’s crazy that they haven’t been using it. Bookmark It

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