Wow, two posts in a week!
Anyway… This past week, I’ve read some very interesting science and health-related articles. I thought I’d share them with you here:
- A meta-analysis of people with various health conditions found that exercise may help improve health outcomes just as much as medication. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should stop taking your medication, but adding exercise to your list of New Years Resolutions may not be a bad idea. You can read the full study at the BMJ website.
- Do you use antibacterial soap? If so, you may want to switch to regular soap. The FDA is questioning the safety of antibacterial soap, specifically with regard to how they affect hormones in children and how they contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The FDA also wants to reduce antibiotic use in livestock.
- Some recent studies suggest that chronically criminal behavior may result from not learning to control violent impulses in childhood—though it isn’t clear whether that’s a result of some other underlying factors. It’ll be interesting to see if this results in real world applications.
- Apparently bees result in better berries (and other types of produce).