You need to know your enemy better than yourself. Much, much better. It’s best to know how Sars Cov 2 “thinks.” What its biological intelligence tells you it wants. But viruses don’t “think, ” they just do. They are ruthless, invisible parasites that make the Aliens in “Alien” appear pretty pussycats. Yet with the aid […]
Is Much of Health Due to Luck?
Dementia and cancer have more in common than most people recognize. Two thirds of tumors appear to be the result of random mutations. And two thirds of dementia cases also appears to be basically random, with only about 35% responsive to lifestyle changes (so far.) The implications of this “odd” convergence is wide. First, for diseases with difficult or ineffective treatments, […]
Apps for Insomnia – Do They Work?
There are now dozens of apps to use to help people overcome insomnia. Can they work? For some people, yes. A series of different cognitive-behavioral treatments have been tried in people who complain of poor sleep. The most recent – 303 people recruited through the Internet and provided Shut-I, one of the more popular of the […]
What Really Causes Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s Disease scares people, and it should. It is one thing to lose your life – it’s another to lose your mind. Alzheimer’s rates rise with age, and people are living longer. Recent studies show that many Americans now in their fifties will live into their late eighties. Alzheimer’s rates get particularly frightful around age […]
Will Sleep Apnea Make Me Get Alzheimer’s?
Better Breathing, Better, Sleep, Better Memory It’s been known for a long time that severe sleep apnea provokes memory problems. But what about not so severe apnea? A group at NYU decided to find out. What Did They Do? Repurposed an old study. A cohort population study looking over time at changes in neuroimaging and […]