Category: Opinon

Why your nation’s IQ matters more than your own.

“Within a country, the link between IQ and income appears modest, with one IQ point predicting 1% higher income per person. But across countries, that same IQ point predicts 6% higher income per person. Why would it be that the IQ of the country you live in matters more than your individual IQ for predicting eventual income? This …

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Inner life of the cell   Some fascinating animations by Drew Berry of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Sydney.

Watch “Future Computing: DNA Hard Drives | Nick Goldman” on YouTube

Watch “Why Was Agriculture So Important? | Big History Project” on YouTube

Ushering Hypertension Into a New Era of Precision Medicine

“This Viewpoint discusses the potential influence of precision medicine that incorporates epigenetic analysis in effectively treating hypertension.(1)” Source: Ushering Hypertension Into a New Era of Precision Medicine  Image License. (2016). Retrieved from

The straight face test of our health care system

“Health care in America is fracturing right down the middle, and doctors are going to have to figure out if or how long they can straddle the divide between what patients want and what the government and corporate America want them to have. … Up until this point, the momentum has been with the payers, …

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Striking the Right Balance in Heart Failure

“Recent clinical trials found that, compared with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin-receptor blocker and neprilysin inhibitor combination therapy decreased cardiovascular mortality in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The authors discuss the importance of these findings.” Image details

Medicinal plants—the next generation

“Presumably, as modern-day hospitals assess the needs of their populations they will identify high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases linked to nutrition across the lifespan. Thus, community gardens connected to hospitals would seem to represent valuable infrastructure that can benefit t local people. Unlike other interventions that specifically target at-risk individuals or …

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WHO Commission presents its final report, calling for high-level action to address major health challenge

“Overweight prevalence among children aged under 5 years has risen between 1990 and 2014, from 4.8% to 6.1%, with numbers of affected children rising from 31 million to 41 million during that time. The number of overweight children in lower middle-income countries has more than doubled over that period, from 7.5 million to 15.5 million. …

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Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals

“Eating breakfast was associated with significantly lower CHD risk in this cohort of male health professionals. Source: Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals

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