Monday, February 6, 2012

Today's Talker ... exercise in low oxygen environments, second-hand smoke in cars and more

Exercise in Low Oxygen Environments May Result in Improved Insulin Sensitivity
Meaning that people with Type 2 Diabetes would be able to control of their disease with insulin a little bit easier if they consistently work out at higher elevations, or in lower-oxygen environments (hypoxia), according to this study. Study author: "Our findings suggest the possible use of exercise with mild hypoxic for the treatment of type 2 diabetes." Interesting. We will see if this is followed up upon, or if this generates any media attention.

Sunshine May Help Prevent Allergies and Eczema
Well, too bad for us, Groundhog Phil says there is still 6 more weeks of winter! But it looks sort of sunny today ...

How To Boost The Power Of Pain Relief, Without Drugs
Placebos often do the trick, this study finds. Leading me to think that James should replace our Advil with placebos so I can stop taking them when I get a headache!

CDC: Too Many Kids Breathe Others' Smoke in Cars
This study shows that more than 1 in 5 high school or middle school students are in cars while others are smoking. Sad...

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