Mythbusters

12 06 2018

“You can handle the truth”: listen to this  great radio show on teaching children to distinguish real from false health information in Uganda!





Why I wear glasses

12 06 2018

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https://www.bbc.com/news/health-44386364

and see the BMJ article here.

 





And about time too!

27 05 2018

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/05/ireland-votes-overwhelmingly-to-legalize-abortion.html

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The transgenerational harm of residential schools

18 05 2018

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The BBC’s just released a compelling documentary on the horrors of Canada’s past residential school system, and its knock on effect from parent to child to grandchild.

These transgenerational effects have been studied more formally and academically, but sometimes there’s nothing like hearing from actual real people.





Bad stockphotos of people’s jobs

18 05 2018

These are so brilliant!

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More work on the importance of sleep

16 05 2018

Yet more fascinating research on sleep came out this week. Checking my email is the last and first thing I do every day, and seriously, I am going to stop it after reading this new paper in The Lancet (though I do always get at least 7 hours sleep a night, phew).

And disrupted sleep may well be important for animals too, like broilers kept on artificially long days, and rats kept in non-enriched cages, trying to sleep in the light phase of the day, as technicians and researchers clomp about around them. Turning back to humans, here is a nice lay summary of their research from the Lancet authors.





“White Bear”: stunning art project from Chinese artist Sheng Wen Lo

16 05 2018

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From the artist just now:
“I read your research on the correlation of SB risks and ranging distance; thank you for the inspiring studies!  If I may, would like to share one of my project “White Bear” with you. The project, co-produced with National Geographic, focused on polar bears in captivity and their behaviour.”