October 2023

October 28

Melatonin may improve your memory
By Chris Malone Mendez, Men’s Journal  August 21, 2023

CBD and CBG May promote bone fracture healing, manage pain
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2023; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.4902

Even short runs have major health benefits
By Markham Heid, NY Times  Oct 21, 2023

Parsonage-Turner syndrome following COVID-19 vaccinationMR Neurography
Radiology. 2022 Jan; 302(1): 84–87.

Why we need scary play
By Athena Atkipis, Coltan Scrivner, Scientific American  November 2023 Issue

Traditional Chinese Medicine compound and clinical outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction
JAMA, 2023 Oct 24;330(16):1534-1545. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.19524.

Certain per-and poly-fluoroalkyl ‘forever chemicals’ identified as potential risk factor for thyroid cancer
eBioMedicine, 2023; 104831 DOI: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2023.104831

EPA weakening on PFAS restrictions
By anh-USA.org, Alliance for Natural Health  October 16, 2023

Meta-analysis supports heart health safety of calcium supplements
By Stephens Daniells, www.nutraingredients.com October 24, 2024

Want to reduce knee OA risk? Weight work may help
By John Grever, MedPage Today  October 23, 2023

October 21

Eyes may be the window to your soul, but the tongue mirrors your health
AIP Conference Proceedings, 2023 DOI: 10.1063/5.0154231

MoD bought thousands of stay-awake pills in advance of war in Iraq
By Ian Sample and Rob Evans, Guardian  July 29, 2004

This mind-altering drug likely fueled the psychotically fierce Berserker Warriors
By Tom Hale, iflscience.com September 20, 2023

How methamphetamine became a key part of Nazi military strategy
TIME Homepage, By Peter Andreas, TIME  January 7, 2020

This is the drug Hamas terrorists took to help them slaughter Israelis
By Seth J. Frantzman, jpost.com  October 23, 2023

What are the benefits of blue light glasses?
Eye Doctor in Cochrane, Alberta

Genetic risk scores not useful in predicting disease
BMJ Medicine, 2023; 2 (1): e000554 DOI: 10.1136/bmjmed-2023-000554

Is your DNA steering you towards a vegetarian diet?
PLoS ONE Published: October 4, 2023

Exercise: Can this help to improve or preserve cognitive function throughout adulthood?
First published February 25, 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000006997

Skin patch shows promise for toddlers with peanut allergy
N Engl J Med 2023; 388:1755-1766

Ice cream and potato chips are just as addictive as cocaine or heroin: research
By Brooke Kato, New York Post  Oct 14,2019

October 14

California assembly advances bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in artificial turf 
By Aimee Dewing, ewg.org  May 25, 2023

Lead exposure might cause more deaths, IQ loss than expected
JAMA. 2023;330(14):1319. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.17824
Underhydration is associated with obesity, chronic disease and death within 3-6 years
Nutrients. 2020 Mar 26;12(4):905.  doi: 10.3390/nu12040905
Small-volume blood collection tubes to reduce transfusions in intensive car
JAMA. Published online October 12, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.20820
Pharma Nation: Americans will spend half their lives taking prescription drugs, study predicts
By John Anderer, StudyFinds October 13, 2023
Ozempic kidney trial sinks dialysis stocks
By WSJ Staff, WSJ Oct 11, 2023
Effects of six-month creatine supplementation on patient-and-clinician-reported outcomes, and tissue-creating levels in patients with post-COVID-19 fatigue syndrome
Food Science & Nutrition First published: 20 September 2023
Intranasal COVID vaccine generated strong immune response
Medpagetoday October 12, 2023
Finite element analysis-based vertebral bone strength prediction using MDCT data: How low can we go?
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2020; 11: 442.
Pricier, questionable bone density scan growing in use
By Cheryl Clark Medpagetoday, April 13, 2022

October 7

Low and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and dementia risk over 17 years of follow-up among members of a large health care plan
Journal Neurology First published October 4, 2023, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000207876

Being a vegetarian may be partly in your genes
PLOS One, Published: October 4, 2023

Wikipedia co-founder: I no longer trust the website I created
By UnHerd, December 14, 2021

Exercise or antidepressants? Study finds running just as effective for treating depression
Journal of Affective Disorders Volume 341, 15 November 2023, Pages 248-255

New weight-loss drug that mimics the effects of a workout shows promise
By Laura Simmons, October 2, 2023


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