We Need a Better Diet

It should come as no surprise to anyone that we, as Americans, need to eat better. From CDC: The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans consume more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall dietary pattern to reduce the risk for...

Considering a Ban on High-Dose Opioids

I would bet that the data shows that these high-dose opioids are not really the problem. I suspect what is abused is the regular low dose opioids but I need to see the data. I’m not sure if this proposal helps or hurts the problem. From CNN.com: Groups...

Lithium and Alzheimer’s

Lithium. Who knew? From Reuters:    Long-term consumption of tiny amounts of lithium may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, but only if the dose isn’t too small, according to a study that looked at levels of the element in...

Coffee may be good for you

After being told, as a child, that coffee was  bad for you. It is odd to hear that all of that was probably wrong. Coffee may in fact be good for you. From Reuters: People who drink the most coffee are less likely to die than those who drink the least or none,...

Mental illness in the US

Over the last 20 years, there has been less and less funding for mental illness. Reuters: More than 8 million American adults suffer from serious psychological distress, and they’re less likely to access healthcare services than other people, a U.S. study suggests....