Editor’s Selections: Cranberry Juice, Internet Game Addiction, Predicting Heart Attacks, and Airplane HeadachesAugust 18th, 2010 Editor's Selections 16 Comments
Each week, Dr. Peter Janiszewski selects several notable posts from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.
Welcome to my inaugural Editor’s Selections! Over the next year, I will do my best to continue the wonderful work done by past Health/Clinical Research Editor, Travis Saunders.
Here are a number of posts that caught my attention last week:
- Greg Laden of the eponymous blog digs deep to uncover whether peer-reviewed research supports the often-held belief that drinking cranberry juice prevents urinary tract infections.
- Neurosceptic discusses a new study which may have found a novel drug for one of modern society’s most devastating afflictions: “Internet Game Addiction.” (Seriously)
- Irene Gabashvili of Aurametrix ponders whether a simple resting heart rate measurement is a useful indicator of future heart attack risk.
- Have you ever had an “airplane headache”? I certainly have. The Neurocritic discusses a series of case studies of people who develop headaches during take-off and landing in planes.
Check back next week for more interesting discussions!