- Obesity associated with hearing loss. The correlation is surprising and, if explained, might shed light on what causes obesity or what causes hearing loss.
- The three biggest lies of Teach For America. From the same blogger: A devastating comment about Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
- Benefits of breast-feeding. “Breast-fed babies are less likely to have ear infections and diarrhea as infants, and less likely to be obese and have diabetes as adults.” More evidence for the importance of microbe-rich food.
- Heart guidelines aren’t changed after underlying data shown to be fraudulent.
- Old-fashioned self-experimentation: does a snakebite treatment work? For a long time, self-experimentation to help yourself was undocumented.
Thanks to Alex Chernavsky and dearime.
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From the article about breast-feeding:
All three of my kids were breastfed and not a single one ever had an ear infection. That’s something that’s almost unheard of (haha).
A brave Baltimore teacher speaks the truth about schools, students
“I have taught in the Baltimore public school system for the past two decades. What we need is better students. We have many excellent teachers. I cannot count the number of students who have physically destroyed property in the schools.
“They have trashed brand new computers, destroyed exit signs, set multiple fires, destroyed many, many lockers, stolen teachers’ school supplies, written their filth on the tops of classroom desks, defecated in the bathrooms and stairwells, assaulted teachers (beyond constantly telling them to perform certain impossible acts upon themselves) and refused to do any homework or class work.
Great post about conflicts of interest among the doctors setting cholesterol targets:
whoops, sorry about the double post.
Seth, interesting post about conflicts of interest among the doctors setting cholesterol targets:
Many Chinese mothers take prescription drugs to STOP lactation so that they can quit breastfeeding. You’ve heard of the massive formula consumption in China, no doubt. The people around a new mother will also often pressure her to give her baby formula, making her feel that her milk is inadequate in supply or quality. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy when the baby is full of formula & loses incentive to feed naturally.
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