Orange essential oil may help alleviate PTSD and Anxiety

We review the recent study” Orange essential oil may help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder ” in regard to how just the scent could potentially assuage PTSD symptoms in humans Citation: Experimental Biology 2017. (2017, April 24). Orange essential oil may help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder: Researchers find evidence that essential oil reduces fear, diminishes immune…

China Bans the name Muhammad, Fatima… for newborns

  Wednesday, 26 April 2017 In response to unrest in the predominantly Muslim portions of far western China, Beijing has banned baby names that refer to Islam. Local authorities in the far western reaches of the world’s fourth-largest country have received notice that babies can no longer be named as anything that could be construed…

The economic elite still call the shots for financial policy

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017   According to a dissertation at the University of Helsinki, multinational elites continue to be committed to an interconnected global economy characterized by the free movement of the factors of production University of Helsinki   According to a dissertation at the University of Helsinki, multinational elites continue to be committed to an…

‘Alarmingly high’ risk of death for people with opioid use disorder in general medical care

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017 Wolters Kluwer Health April 24, 2017 – Almost one-fifth of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in a large healthcare system died during a four-year follow-up period, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by…

Odds of being misdiagnosed?

We briefly review the Mayo Clinic Study ” The value of second opinions demonstrated in study ” In which they find the initial diagnosis was right only 12% of the time. Citation- Extent of diagnostic agreement among medical referrals. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, April 2017 DOI: 10.1111/jep.12747

Daily consumption of sodas, fruit juices and artificially sweetened sodas affect brain

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017   Boston University Medical Center   (Boston)–Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volumes and smaller hippocampal volumes–an area of the brain important for memory. Researchers…

Lutein essential for working memory in older adults

We review the research ” Study links nutrition to brain health and intelligence in older adults ” in regard to maintaining crystallized intelligence ” – the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime”. Citation: Parahippocampal Cortex Mediates the Relationship between Lutein and Crystallized Intelligence in Healthy, Older Adults. Frontiers…

Magnesium could prevent fractures by 44%

We briefly review the study “Low serum magnesium levels are associated with increased risk of fractures: a long-term prospective cohort study” in regard to decreasing bone fracture risk by 44%. Citation: Low serum magnesium levels are associated with increased risk of fractures: a long-term prospective cohort study. European Journal of Epidemiology, 2017; DOI: 10.1007/s10654-017-0242-2

No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem. – MIT Technology Review

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI by Will Knight April 11, 2017 Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated…