to your health

The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Company.

“The business plan is supply chain transparency: buying drugs from wholesalers, packaging them, adding a 15% markup and selling to pharmacies, clinics and health systems. The goal, according to the website, is to produce “low-cost versions of high-cost generic drugs.”” | learn […]

to your health

The new science of brain health.

“Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. It’s a relatively new field that combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to develop effective, safe medications that […]

to your health

How overnight fasting could extend lifespan.

Intermittent fasting shows health and longevity benefits in a variety of species. This short article published in Nature highlights a study that’s also linked fasting results to the circadian clock. | learn more

under the microscope

Obesity doesn’t always mean ill health.

Shockingly interesting! “Many researchers and doctors—and broader societies—take it as a given that obesity means ill health. In fact, says Ruth Loos, who studies the genetics of obesity at the University of Copenhagen, “We can be obese but remain healthy.” […]

fun facts

Do parachutes prevent death?

Hah! “As with many interventions intended to prevent ill health, the effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to rigorous evaluation by using randomised controlled trials.” | learn more

teaching the kids

Your world, better

While I’m not in the market for middle school textbooks, I am fond of this one for its approach. Ever since Hans Rosling helped me realize my world view was based on decades-old and outdated data, I’ve wondered if that cycle persists. […]