Category Archives: Health

Is There A Way To Find Out Your Pilots’ Names Before Your Flight?

Just in case you don’t want to fly Allahu Air. I would not be thrilled if my pilot were named Mohammed. Frankly, I’d rather not have a woman pilot experiencing PMS. When I can’t sleep, I watch Mayday: Air Crash … Continue reading

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Why Pilots Should Be Men

Washington Post: Passengers reportedly fled a flight before it could take off on Saturday — after a United Airlines pilot went on a bizarre rant over the intercom. In a ball cap and casual shirt, the pilot remarked on her … Continue reading

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LAT: Less shrinkage: This is your aging brain on the Mediterranean diet

So brain volume and fast reaction times correlate with intelligence and lifespan? Los Angeles Times: The aging brain is a shrinking brain, and a shrinking brain is, generally speaking, a brain whose performance and reaction time are declining: That is … Continue reading

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NYT: ‘How Social Isolation Is Killing Us’

Dhruv Khullar writes in the New York Times: Social isolation is a growing epidemic — one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences. Since the 1980s, the percentage of American adults who say they’re lonely has … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Chest Flu?

People all around me are coming down with pneumonia. They often get a chest x-ray and a prescript for Levaquin, which often makes them feel worse. Here are some sample reviews on this drug: * I started having trouble about … Continue reading

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