Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"More Young Adults Now Live With Parents Than Partners"

That's not good...

Link via WSJ.com: Page One

Monday, May 23, 2016

"'Eat fat to get thin': 30 years of 'flawed' dietary advice is 'disastrous' for obesity fight, new report warns"

The word is spreading...

Link via News

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Something went crazy...

Don't know why all those posts from Instapundit suddenly showed up here.  They've been removed, except for the ones I meant to publish from earlier in the week.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Numena: The Absurdity of Certainty

A new documentary a friend of mine is working on.  Check out the promo below.  It looks very interesting!

"An Inspiring, Surreal, Cerebral Documentary
"Explore the rise of certainty in the Western worldview with quantum physicist turned reclusive philosopher, Dr. F. David Peat, as he makes a humorous plea for Gentle Action."

NUMENA: The Absurdity of Certainty from Numena: Absurdity of Certainty on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in United States"

"Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that "medical errors" in hospitals and other health care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States -- claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer's. 
"Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who led the research, said in an interview that the category includes everything from bad doctors to more systemic issues such as communication breakdowns when patients are handed off from one department to another."

I'll wager that if poor dietary recommendations, like the recommendation to consume seed oils, were included, they'd be number one.

From the study:

"Medical error has been defined as an unintended act (either of omission or commission) or one that does not achieve its intended outcome,3 the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended (an error of execution), the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim (an error of planning),4 or a deviation from the process of care that may or may not cause harm to the patient.5"

Monday, May 2, 2016

The "Biggest Losers" Seem To Be The Winners

"In fact, most of that season’s 16 contestants have regained much if not all the weight they lost so arduously. Some are even heavier now."

From the article: "Scientists tracked “Biggest Loser” contestants over time. The results, publishing today, may explain why weight loss is so hard."
Doesn't sound very promising.