Author Archives: Diet

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

Transparency watchdog criticizes STAT’s non-disclosure on pro-Pharma op-ed

Should publications that post op-ed pieces tell us more about who wrote the op-ed and what their potential biases and conflicts of interest might be? I’m in the camp that answers a resounding YES. Till Bruckner is, too. He writes for Transparify, an organization that rates “the financial transparency of major think tanks.” He is… Read More »

Memory helps us evaluate situations on the fly, not just recall the past

Scientists have long known the brain’s hippocampus is crucial for long-term memory. Now a new Northwestern Medicine study has found the hippocampus also plays a role in short-term memory and helps guide decision-making. The findings shed light on how the hippocampus contributes to memory and exploration, potentially leading to therapies that restore hippocampal function, which… Read More »

Can I ask someone if they got a COVID shot? What experts say about vaccine etiquette

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada ‘And what do you say? Are you doubly vaccinated? Did you have AstraZeneca, or Pfizer? How far do you go with this?’ Author of the article: Sharon Kirkey Publishing date: Jun 18, 2021  •  12 hours ago  •  7 minute read  •  259 Comments Mississauga’s Jack Darling Park and… Read More »