Editor’s Selections: Chilly sleep deprivation, health outcomes tied to income inequality, ineffective Ginkgo, and insulin resistance as a protective mechanismJanuary 6th, 2010 Editor's Selections 17 Comments
Travis Saunders selects several notable posts each week from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.
Happy New Year! My travels last week prevented me from putting up any Selections, so here are some of the posts that caught my eye over the past 2 weeks.
- Sleep deprivation gives me the chills. Scicurious of Neurotopia explains why you might want to put on a sweater before pulling your next all-nighter.
- Income inequality and health outcomes. Jennifer Gibson of Brain Blogger looks at a new meta analysis suggesting that income inequality may lead to 1.5 million preventable deaths annually in developed nations.
- Forget to take your Ginkgo biloba? Turns out, it doesn’t matter. Results of a new trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association lead Science-Based Pharmacy to conclude that “the risk-benefit calculation now tilts strongly away from treatment”.
- Insulin resistance as a protective measure, a paradigm shift? Insulin resistance contributes to millions of deaths each year in North America. However, new research discussed on Nutritional Blogma suggests that insulin resistance may be one way that cells protect themselves from excess oxidative stress.
I’ll be back with more Health-related posts next Wednesday!