Footwear and Flatfeet: Correlation or Causation?
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Watanabe, E., McBride, C., Tora, A., Ayode, D., Farrell, D., & Davey, G. (2014) Use of footwear and foot condition among rural Ethiopian school children. Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health. DOI: 10.1016/j.jegh.2014.06.001
Rao UB, & Joseph B. (1992) The influence of footwear on the prevalence of flat foot. A survey of 2300 children. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume, 74(4), 525-7. PMID: 1624509
We all (of a certain age) remember the Jetsons, a futuristic family with hi-tech gadgets and gizmos. However, nothing said, “the future is here” quite like things hovering. Even in the movie Back to the future, they have hover boards and flying cars. Unfortunately we don’t, which is a shame because according to the 1950’s we are the future, we should have hover-cars and hover boards… well the wait is over. Yep, introducing the first real hover board!... Read more »
Hendo Hover. (2014) Hendo Hoverboards - World's first REAL hoverboard. Kickstarter. info:other/Here
In a previous post, I summarized a research study six month outcome of insomnia in a group of subjects treated for alcoholism.This study found a high persistence of insomnia despite reduction, and in many cases abstinence, from alcohol.A second study recently published by investigators at the National Institute of Health provides some additional insight into this topic.Gwenyth Wallen and colleagues studied a series of 164 participants admitted to a 4-6 week inpatient program for alcohol dependen........ Read more »
Wallen GR, Brooks AT, Whiting B, Clark R, Krumlauf MC, Yang L, Schwandt ML, George DT, & Ramchandani VA. (2014) The prevalence of sleep disturbance in alcoholics admitted for treatment: a target for chronic disease management. Family , 37(4), 288-97. PMID: 25167069
Belief in the paranormal may have more to do with a person’s emotional state than what goes bump in the night.... Read more »
Whitson J, Galinsky A, & Kay A. (2015) The emotional roots of conspiratorial perceptions, system justification, and belief in the paranormal. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 89-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.09.002
History shows that premature burial was more common than people might want to believe. Many burial traditions, including the Irish wake, stem from trying to prevent someone from being buried alive. How might this happen? Several medical conditions can lead to a poor decision on burial time. ... Read more »
Christopher Dibble. (2010) The Dead Ringer: Medicine, Poe, and the fear of premature burial. Historia Medicinae. info:/
Nesiama JA, Pirallo RG, Lerner EB, Hennes H. (2012) Does a prehospital glasgow coma scale score predict pediatric outcomes?. Pediatr Emerg Care. . DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31826cac31
Several studies show how meditating positively influences our minds and bodies. Read which medicines could be partially substituted or helped by a regular meditation practice.... Read more »
Anderson JW, Liu C, & Kryscio RJ. (2008) Blood pressure response to transcendental meditation: a meta-analysis. American journal of hypertension, 21(3), 310-6. PMID: 18311126
Davidson, R., Kabat-Zinn, J., Schumacher, J., Rosenkranz, M., Muller, D., Santorelli, S., Urbanowski, F., Harrington, A., Bonus, K., & Sheridan, J. (2003) Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65(4), 564-570. DOI: 10.1097/01.PSY.0000077505.67574.E3
Doherty, M., Hawkey, C., Goulder, M., Gibb, I., Hill, N., Aspley, S., & Reader, S. (2011) A randomised controlled trial of ibuprofen, paracetamol or a combination tablet of ibuprofen/paracetamol in community-derived people with knee pain. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 70(9), 1534-1541. DOI: 10.1136/ard.2011.154047
Epel E, Daubenmier J, Moskowitz JT, Folkman S, & Blackburn E. (2009) Can meditation slow rate of cellular aging? Cognitive stress, mindfulness, and telomeres. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 34-53. PMID: 19735238
Gaylord, S., Palsson, O., Garland, E., Faurot, K., Coble, R., Mann, J., Frey, W., Leniek, K., & Whitehead, W. (2011) Mindfulness Training Reduces the Severity of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 106(9), 1678-1688. DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2011.184
Hofmann SG, Sawyer AT, Witt AA, & Oh D. (2010) The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on anxiety and depression: A meta-analytic review. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 78(2), 169-83. PMID: 20350028
Kabat-Zinn J, Lipworth L, & Burney R. (1985) The clinical use of mindfulness meditation for the self-regulation of chronic pain. Journal of behavioral medicine, 8(2), 163-90. PMID: 3897551
Kabat-Zinn, J., Wheeler, E., Light, T., Skillings, A., Scharf, M., Cropley, T., Hosmer, D., & Bernhard, J. (1998) Influence of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Rates of Skin Clearing in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Undergoing Photo Therapy (UVB) and Photochemotherapy (PUVA). Psychosomatic Medicine, 60(5), 625-632. DOI: 10.1097/00006842-199809000-00020
Crane., B. (2002) Full catastrophe living; using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness. Jon Kabat-Zinn, 1996 Publisher: Piatkus, London ISBN: 0-749-915-854. Spirituality and Health International, 3(2), 52-52. DOI: 10.1002/shi.88
Mills N, & Allen J. (2000) Mindfulness of movement as a coping strategy in multiple sclerosis. A pilot study. General hospital psychiatry, 22(6), 425-31. PMID: 11072058
Pbert L, Madison JM, Druker S, Olendzki N, Magner R, Reed G, Allison J, & Carmody J. (2012) Effect of mindfulness training on asthma quality of life and lung function: a randomised controlled trial. Thorax, 67(9), 769-76. PMID: 22544892
Rosenzweig S, Greeson JM, Reibel DK, Green JS, Jasser SA, & Beasley D. (2010) Mindfulness-based stress reduction for chronic pain conditions: variation in treatment outcomes and role of home meditation practice. Journal of psychosomatic research, 68(1), 29-36. PMID: 20004298
Sullivan MJ, Wood L, Terry J, Brantley J, Charles A, McGee V, Johnson D, Krucoff MW, Rosenberg B, Bosworth HB.... (2009) The Support, Education, and Research in Chronic Heart Failure Study (SEARCH): a mindfulness-based psychoeducational intervention improves depression and clinical symptoms in patients with chronic heart failure. American heart journal, 157(1), 84-90. PMID: 19081401
It's been a few weeks since the publication of the paper by L. Charles Bailey and colleagues  correlating early multiple exposure to broad spectrum antibiotics with obesity in infancy. On purpose I've left it a while before talking about this research so as to let the scientific dust settle a little and get a flavour for some of the discussions about this research (see here and see here).You're a true vulgarian, aren't you?A few details about the Bailey study first:Looking at the el........ Read more »
Bailey LC, Forrest CB, Zhang P, Richards TM, Livshits A, & DeRusso PA. (2014) Association of Antibiotics in Infancy With Early Childhood Obesity. JAMA pediatrics. PMID: 25265089
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