Your Diet and Depression

From Healthcare Triage. A recent study is getting a lot of press for its results on diet and depression, and it’s a randomized controlled trial. Related HCT episodes: 1. Do antidepressants work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o43RHZVdo5g Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1. Support the channel on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr 2. Check out…

Is Vaping Linked to Lung Cancer? We Turn to Mice.

From Healthcare Triage. We don’t yet know the long-term health consequences of e-cigarettes, and gaining that knowledge could take decades. However, a recently published study in mice offers new data for consideration. Related HCT episodes: 1. Why the Spike in Vaping Deaths? https://youtu.be/Q4pT1-QWvQU Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links:…

Which Food is Going to Kill You?

From Healthcare Triage. A few nutrition studies have been circulating social media lately and need some clearing up. Related HCT episodes: 1. New Research on Plant-Based Diets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvnLjWXw21s Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1. Support the channel on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr 2. Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3.…

Does More Social Spending Reduce Healthcare Costs?

From Healthcare Triage. We spend a lot of money on social programs. Studies indicate that a lot of those programs work to improve health outcomes for people who receive the benefits. So, does that social spending reduce healthcare costs? Not really. But cutting social spending doesn’t help with health. As usual, it’s complicated, but there’s…

Many Common Treatments Aren’t Helpful

From Healthcare Triage. There are a surprising number of treatments that get accepted into mainstream care, and covered by insurance, despite the fact that there is little evidence that they work. There’s even evidence that some of these treatments may be harmful! So, how do treatments like these become the norm? Related HCT episodes: Be…

Is Cereal Really A “Superfood”?

From Healthcare Triage. A new General Mills infographic posted on Businesswire.com last week asks if cereal is the secret superfood. Here’s a (not so secret) secret: It isn’t. Related HCT episodes: 1. Nutrition studies are just terrible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrBblRuQFo&t Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage Links: 1. Support the channel on…

Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

From Healthcare Triage. Drinking during pregnancy is roundly frowned upon, for good reason. It’s a huge risk factor for lots of post-natal problems. But prevention can be counter intuitive. Strong prohibitions and punitive measures for pregnant women who drink mostly just have the effect of driving women away from prenatal care. We look at the…

New Research On Plant-Based Diets and Mortality

From Healthcare Triage. A new study out this month claims plant-based diets are associated with lower risk of not only cardiovascular disease and mortality but of all-cause mortality as well. Can this be so? Related HCT episodes: 1. Nutrition Studies Are Just Terrible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrBblRuQFo Be sure to check out our podcast! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkfBg8ML-gInFaYyYhKLBp2u7h5IojTw4 Other Healthcare Triage…

Facts Don’t Really Change Minds

From Healthcare Triage. GMOs. Vaccines. Death Panels. There are a lot of “beliefs” circulating about a wide variety of health policy issues. Luckily, these are all pretty well researched areas. Thanks to thorough investigations, we can conclude with certainty that vaccines are safe and effective, that GMOs are generally safe, and that the Affordable Care…