Here’s the next drug problem

To their slight credit, the people involved with promoting and approving this drug are aware of the value of its illegal distribution, but far too little is apparently to be done to prevent it from happening. This approach to depression is only to be used when all others have failed. It's so strong and dangerous … Continue reading Here’s the next drug problem

Oddity about blood pressure in last 14 years of life

https://knowridge.com/2019/02/scientists-discover-blood-pressure-drops-14-years-before-the-end-of-life/ Scientists discover blood pressure drops 14 years before the end of life February 25, 2019 In a recent study, researchers showed that blood pressure in older people gradually decrease 14 years before the end of life. The study was conducted by a research team from the University of Exeter. In the average person, blood … Continue reading Oddity about blood pressure in last 14 years of life

Rabbit genes might help plants clean air inside buildings

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/how-rabbit-genes-could-turn-ordinary-houseplants-pollution-eating-machines-ncna979486 ENVIRONMENT How rabbit genes could turn ordinary houseplants into pollution-eating machines Tests show that genetically modified ivy can help eliminate toxins that build up in indoor air. The team behind the modified houseplants: Ryan Routsong, Long Zhang and Stuart Strand.Mark Stone/University of Washington March 5, 2019, 1:17 PM EST By Lynne Peeples By sucking carbon dioxide … Continue reading Rabbit genes might help plants clean air inside buildings

One person’s action can be lifesaving around the world

This is one of those "of course" stories. One anesthetist in Australia put his name and position on the cap worn in the surgical room: It became a viral approach around the world that has saved lives, promoted interaction among medical professionals, and been fun to boot. If you're trying to signal someone with your … Continue reading One person’s action can be lifesaving around the world

Falls can kill you — protect yourself

This is an excellent article with lots of ideas for fall-proofing your home including getting that cataract surgery as soon as appropriate. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/25/well/live/falls-can-kill-you-heres-how-to-minimize-the-risk.html Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Every 19 minutes in this country, an older person … Continue reading Falls can kill you — protect yourself