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Guess I should go back to tak­ing the stuff, huh?
Glu­cosamine Stops Knee Arthri­tis in Wom­en­Su­p­ple­ment Like­ly Ben­e­fits All Types of Peo­ple, All Joints, Say Researchers

Why do I sus­pect that there will be a sud­den surge of mon­ey invest­ed in this research?
Stem Cells Can Re-Grow Hair
Dis­cov­ery of Stem Cells in Mouse Hair May Lead to New Hair Loss Treatments

Well duh…
Diet Ads Pro­mote Stereotypes

You’ve seen them — those diet ads with “before-and-after” pic­tures of obese peo­ple. They only per­pet­u­ate hurt­ful stereo­types, accord­ing to a new study.

“Giv­en that these ads reach mil­lions of peo­ple every day, their poten­tial for harm is vast,” writes researcher Andrew Geier, a psy­chol­o­gy grad­u­ate stu­dent at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia. His study appears in the cur­rent issue of Eat­ing and Weight Disorders.

“Sig­nif­i­cant social stig­ma and weight dis­crim­i­na­tion occur in many impor­tant areas of life, includ­ing employ­ment, med­ical care, and edu­ca­tion,” he says.

“Despite no clear rela­tion­ship between cer­tain char­ac­ter traits and weight, neg­a­tive judg­ments are rou­tine­ly made about those who are over­weight.” writes Grier.

A major con­trib­u­tor to the stig­ma is the impres­sion that indi­vid­ual can eas­i­ly con­trol their weight and that there is a lack of self-dis­ci­pline and per­son­al fail­ure that are respon­si­ble for excess weight. Soci­etal mes­sages can enhance these stig­mas and con­tribute to antifat atti­tudes, he writes.

I hope this one pans out
New Migraine Drug Shows Promise
May Work Even on Severe or Mod­er­ate Pain That Has Last­ed for Hours

Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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