mako: health (43)

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  1. "The results of our meta-analysis showed that oral zinc formulations may shorten the duration of symptoms of the common cold."
  2. "Intake of zinc was associated with a significant reduction in the duration (days) (mean difference (MD) ?1.03, 95% confidence interval (CI) ?1.72 to ?0.34) (P = 0.003) (I2 statistic = 89%) but not the severity of common cold symptoms (MD ?1.06, 95% CI ?2.36 to 0.23) (P = 0.11) (I2 statistic = 84%)."
  3. New Zealand's mandatory helmet law doesn't seem to have had the effects people hoped.
  4. This is so great.
  5. "Just to put these in perspective, if these results are to be believed, not-drinking relative to drinking is almost as unhealthy as being obese, and not-drinking-wine relative to drinking wine is almost as unhealthy as smoking."
  6. Using the Wikipedia logo seems to be pretty lame for an article about Intrade and prediction markets. But the rest of it seems reasonable. The summary is something like: Prediction markets aren't good when there isn't good publicly available information. Which I suppose shouldn't come as a huge suprise.
  7. updated: 2012-01-25, original: 2012-01-25 to , , , , , - Archived Link
  8. Should have read this one last year. Better late than never.
  9. via AaronSw. Nice piece on the salt lobby.
  10. "It is a question of do schools fit the medical reality of teenagers?" he said.
  11. "It's not that the old meds are getting weaker, drug developers say. It's as if the placebo effect is somehow getting stronger." I'm not sure that sentence even makes sense, but it sure is intriguing.
  12. Awesome review of cycling safety data.
  13. This write-up up some pretty awesome longitudinal research has come highly recommended.

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