Lonely and Isolated People More Prone to Heart Attacks A recent study posted by the National Institute of Health indicates that lonely and isolated individuals are subject to a greater incidence of heart attach and stroke. The study does not assert that loneliness causes heart attacks. Rather, the study indicates that an association exists between [...]

Lonely and Isolated People More Prone to Heart Attacks
A recent study posted by the National Institute of Health indicates that lonely and isolated individuals are subject to a greater incidence of heart attach and stroke. The study does not assert that loneliness causes heart attacks. Rather, the study indicates that an association exists between heart attacks and loneliness. To read more about the study results and the way the researchers conducted the study, visit  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_158383.html.

The First Ever Fossil Monkey Found in North America
According to the National Science Foundation, scientists recently discovered fossil remains of a monkey in North America that is related to modern South American monkeys such as capuchins. The Journal Nature recently published the findings.These findings indicate indicate that monkeys migrated to North America from South America 12 million years earlier than previously thought. To find out more about early monkey fossils, visit  http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138353&. I wonder whether or not Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will find this immigration pattern threatening. Apparently, the enlargement of the Panama Canal led to the discovery because the construction required widening and deepening the canal by digging into fossil layers.

Physician Salaries for 2016
Have you ever wondered just how rich medical doctors were?  WWW.medscape.com  recently published national salary data for various medical specialities. The following data come from doctors self-reporting salary and benefit information. It should be noted that these salary numbers may vary by state and location within states. For example, the three most lucrative specialities are orthopaedics, cardiology and dermatology. Who knew that skin and its diseases could be so profitable, and easy to earn since dermatologists rarely visit Emergency Departments or get calls in the middle of the night? The three lowest paying specialities include pediatrics, endocrinology and family medicine. To find out the salary numbers for each speciality, visit  http://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/compensation/2016/public/overview?uac=232148CZ&impID=1045700&faf=1#page=2. Like teachers, professionals who work with kids end up on the short end of the salary stick.

Women Risk Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
The organization Women's Voices for the Earth adheres to the idea that through collective action women will eliminate toxic chemicals that harm both individual health and community health. A visit to the website,  www.womensvoices.org, reveals that eco-conscious women work in at least four areas that include safe cleaning products, feminine care products, fragrance products and beauty salons for both clients and workers. This particular post announces that Proctor and Gamble reacted to public pressure and may remove 140 chemicals from its products that pose a threat to women. To read more about this, visit  http://www.womensvoices.org/2016/03/15/pg-says-no-to-140-fragrance-chemicals-but-why/.

Food and Wine Magazine Scopes Out a New Trend in Bread
It seems that the food world is never satisfied with the 'same old, same old thing, An Asian researcher at the National University of Singapore found that by adding anthocyanin, a substance found in black rice, ordinary bread achieves a high level of antioxidant qualities. The enhanced bread is more healthy to eat if one is able to get past the bright purple color.   The news release regarding this breakthrough, however, does not elicit scientific restraint and proclaims the new bread 'the first superfood of the of the baked goods world.'   To learn more about this development click on  http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/food/purple-bread-future-bread. Somehow I think that it may take a number of alcoholic drinks for me to try this.   And so it goes.