- Better sleep, less likely to catch a cold. Subjects were exposed to a cold virus. Those who’d slept longer during the preceding weeks were less likely to come down with cold symptoms. Likewise, those with higher “sleep efficiency” (fraction of time spent in bed that you’re asleep) were much less likely to come down with cold symptoms. When my sleep greatly improved, I stopped getting obvious colds. The implication is that if you get obvious colds, your sleep (and immune function) may have room for improvement.
- Redesigning the save symbol (undated)
- Bacteria in Japanese pickle prevents flu
- Some surgeons are much more dextrous — and their patients do better — than others. The only way you can find out about a surgeon’s manual dexterity, it seems from the comments on this article, is to ask a nurse.
Thanks to Sean Curley and Alex Chernavsky.