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Sheep Are Expensive Lawn Mowers – But Maybe Cheap Mental Health

Posted by on Feb 23, 2023 in Psychology | Comments Off on Sheep Are Expensive Lawn Mowers – But Maybe Cheap Mental Health

If you have ever seen pictures of people doing yoga with goats or sunning their butt-holes(1), you may have assumed it is California, but that is unfair. It is just as likely to be any state on the west coast.

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Sheep Are Expensive Lawn Mowers – But Maybe Cheap Mental Health

Posted by on Feb 23, 2023 in Psychology | Comments Off on Sheep Are Expensive Lawn Mowers – But Maybe Cheap Mental Health

If you have ever seen pictures of people doing yoga with goats or sunning their butt-holes(1), you may have assumed it is California, but that is unfair. It is just as likely to be any state on the west coast.

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Gadolinium Rare Earth Metal Used In MRI Contrast Agents Can Be Detected, But Is That A Problem?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2023 in Public Health | Comments Off on Gadolinium Rare Earth Metal Used In MRI Contrast Agents Can Be Detected, But Is That A Problem?

If you have ever had a CT scan using a contrast material like iodine, you were probably told to drink plenty of fluids to flush it out of your system. It is one-size-fits-all advice more to protect people who may have received a lot of them, because the dose makes the poison, or those who have chronic kidney disease. Allergies can happen but claims of build-up or toxicity in otherwise healthy people are in the same camp as endocrine disruption and other homeopathic effects.(1)

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For Valentine’s Day, Academics Want More Women With God Complexes In Films

Posted by on Feb 14, 2023 in Psychology | Comments Off on For Valentine’s Day, Academics Want More Women With God Complexes In Films

Films have been common for over a century and a new paper laments that for much of that time men have been the unhinged scientists with a 'God complex', because by not having more 'mad' women in the 1930s, modern Artificial Intelligence routines are perpetuating gender stereotypes.

When you think of 'mad scientist' you probably do think of a man, and the authors argue that is a symptom of deeper sexism; so AI, which is going to pick a spot in brute force style and converge on answers from there, will perpetuate it. And that is true, except the issue is well-known and easy to work around, even for today's limited unintelligent AI.

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Forget Miracle Diet Claims – Successful Weight Loss Plans All Avoid This

Posted by on Feb 10, 2023 in Public Health | Comments Off on Forget Miracle Diet Claims – Successful Weight Loss Plans All Avoid This

A lot of people went into 2023 hoping to lose some weight. It's no surprise. Putting it on is easy and rich countries make delicious food at affordable prices while our culture has not yet overcome our biological mandate to eat because animals are programmed to be unsure when the next meal will be.

If you went into 2023 trying some miracle diet - keto, gluten-free, Mediterranean, et al. - you have probably already failed. Yet each of those diets has proponents because it worked for them individually. With enough individual anecdotes epidemiologists will find correlation using food frequency questionnaires and claim it's data.

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The Top 3 Causes Of Bee Colony Collapses Are Mites, Mites, And Mites – Any Other Claim Is Selling Something

Posted by on Feb 6, 2023 in Environment | Comments Off on The Top 3 Causes Of Bee Colony Collapses Are Mites, Mites, And Mites – Any Other Claim Is Selling Something

Some food grown in the US, especially high-cost luxuries like almonds, are pollinated using bees. Since bees are most often rented and transported for such purposes, keeping them alive is important to owners and growers. As their value for higher-cost foods has grown, so have bee numbers; they are up 85 percent in the last 60 years. You would just never know it if your source is Greenpeace, so when you use verbiage identical to Greenpeace press releases in an academic paper press release your work is going to be suspect. And that is a paper on bee deaths we'll discuss today.

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If Food Addiction Is Real, 13% Of Americans Have It

Posted by on Feb 3, 2023 in Psychology | Comments Off on If Food Addiction Is Real, 13% Of Americans Have It

Is there an addiction that primarily affects one gender in one age demographic in rich countries? Survey data using the National Poll on Healthy Aging says there may be. 

The results were that about 13 percent of people from ages 50 to 80 responded in ways that could be interpreted as addiction to foods and beverages in the past year. Prevalence was much higher among women than men – older Generation X and younger Baby Boomer women.

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If Food Addiction Is Real, 13% Of Americans Have It

Posted by on Feb 3, 2023 in Psychology | Comments Off on If Food Addiction Is Real, 13% Of Americans Have It

Is there an addiction that primarily affects one gender in one age demographic in rich countries? Survey data using the National Poll on Healthy Aging says there may be. 

The results were that about 13 percent of people from ages 50 to 80 responded in ways that could be interpreted as addiction to foods and beverages in the past year. Prevalence was much higher among women than men – older Generation X and younger Baby Boomer women.

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Measles And Fatal Encephalitis: The Anti-Vax Movement Before COVID-19 Was Still Dangerous

Posted by on Jan 30, 2023 in Immunology | Comments Off on Measles And Fatal Encephalitis: The Anti-Vax Movement Before COVID-19 Was Still Dangerous

Despite apparent beliefs on social media today, the modern anti-vaccine movement did not begin with the COVID-19 vaccine in 2021. For decades prior to that, wealthy elites who believed that supplements and organic food were medicine led the world in denying their children vaccines.

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Measles And Fatal Encephalitis: The Anti-Vax Movement Before COVID-19 Was Still Dangerous

Posted by on Jan 30, 2023 in Immunology | Comments Off on Measles And Fatal Encephalitis: The Anti-Vax Movement Before COVID-19 Was Still Dangerous

Despite apparent beliefs on social media today, the modern anti-vaccine movement did not begin with the COVID-19 vaccine in 2021. For decades prior to that, wealthy elites who believed that supplements and organic food were medicine led the world in denying their children vaccines.

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