Assorted Links

Thanks to Adam Clemens, Melissa McEwen, and Navanit Arakeri.

7 Responses to “Assorted Links”

  1. dearieme Says:

    I’ve been following your blog for some time now and have at last made an observation on myself. I much prefer (= am made happy by) showering in daylight rather than artificial light. Perhaps everyone else knew this already, but I didn’t. It will constrain me a bit it winter, but so be it.

    Seth: How long does the improvement (greater happiness due to showering in daylight) last?

  2. Tom Says:

    A couple of stories that are up your alley:

    Doctor’s “ignorance” leads him to the truth about what’s making a child ill:

    childrenshospital.org/dream/dream_fall06/fishing_for_the_right_solution.html

    Germs from pets = healthier babies:

    latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-dogs-cats-babies-health-20120709,0,6527217.story

  3. dearieme Says:

    Seth, it seems to last for much of the rest of the day. Many hours, anyway.

    I’m wondering whether anyone makes one of those artificial sunlight lamps that would be suitable for our bathroom.

  4. Misericorde Says:

    May we please have the correct link for the item on sewer work and immunity.

    Seth: Link fixed, thanks.

  5. Sean Estey Says:

    I’m not seeing the cause and effect between having kids->better immune system. Couldn’t a simpler explanation be that healthy people are more likely to have children than non-healthy people? They may have been healthier than the non-parents even before their children were born. Unhealthy people are probably more likely to have lower fecundity.

  6. Tom Says:

    The simplest explanation is that children, like dogs, track in a lot of germs.

  7. Tom Says:

    (and, in case my implication wasn’t clear, the immune system then develops a broader portfolio of antibodies.)