Here are this week’s most interesting discussions of peer-reviewed research in health and medicine:
- Does drug use increase your risk of early mortality? According to new research discussed on Neuropoly, the answer to this question depends on the drug of choice.
- Babies born pre-term come into the world experiencing more stress than full-term babies. Additionally, as William Yates of Brain Posts explains, pre-term babies also have a significantly greater risk of ADHD in childhood.
- In a post full of excellent ideas, Megan of Verdant Nation discusses (along with wonderful illustrations) how public spaces should be designed, in order to increase the number of people who use the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator.
- And finally, just in time for the summer, Dr. Stuart Farrimond discusses the shady truth about sunglasses.
Come back next week for more riveting discussions of health and medicine