Category Archives: Public Health

In a Poor Kenyan Community Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections – The New York Times

By Andrew Jacobs and Matt Richtel April 7, 2019,  11 NAIROBI, Kenya — Four days after her toddler’s health took a turn for the worse, his tiny body wracked by fever, diarrhea and vomiting, Sharon Mbone decided it was time … Continue reading

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Video – the Revenge of the Bacteria- Why they are winning – The New York Times

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Video – The revenge of the bacteria, Why we are losing the war – New York Times

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A Mysterious Infection- Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy – The New York Times

DL:  Unfortunately, here is bad news that I’ve been following ever since I read Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder about the work of Dr. Paul Farmer. “Simply put, fungi, just like bacteria, are evolving defenses to survive modern medicines. … Continue reading

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Opinion | You Should Meditate Every Day – By Farhad Manjoo – NYT- David Lindsay on Aikido

By Farhad Manjoo Opinion Columnist, usually Covers Tech, NYT “Because I live in Northern California, where this sort of thing is required by local ordinance, I spent New Year’s Day at a meditation center, surrounded by hundreds of wealthy, well-meaning, … Continue reading

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Editorial | Why Breast-Feeding Scares Donald Trump – The New York Times

The push by United States delegates to the World Health Organization to water down or scrap a simple resolution meant to encourage breast-feeding in underdeveloped countries was many things — bullying, anti-science, pro-industry, anti-public health and shortsighted, to name a … Continue reading

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Those 2-Minute Walk Breaks? They Add Up – The New York Times

Walk for two minutes. Repeat 15 times. Or walk for 10 minutes, thrice. The benefits for longevity appear to be almost exactly the same, according to an inspiring new study of physical activity patterns and life spans. It finds that … Continue reading

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Can Coffee Rev Up Your Workout? It May Depend on Your Genes – The New York Times

Whether athletes can enhance their performance with caffeine may depend on their genes. According to a new study of the genetics of caffeine metabolism, athletes with a particular variant of one gene show notable improvements in their endurance performance after … Continue reading

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Big Sugar Versus Your Body – by David Leonhardt – NYT

The sugar industry and its various offshoots, like the soda industry, have spent years trying to trick you. Big Sugar has paid researchers to conduct misleading — if not false — studies about the health effects of added sweeteners. It … Continue reading

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Why It’s Still Worth Getting a Flu Shot – The New York Times

“This year’s flu season is shaping up to be a bad one. Much of the country endured a bitterly cold stretch, causing more people to be crowded together inside. The strain that has been most pervasive, H3N2, is nastier than … Continue reading

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