I’m part of a weekly gaming group. Most of the time it’s role playing games, although board games come into play as well. Most of the participants are doctors. We have a group text that we officially use to schedule, but unofficially it’s the way that we share news stories about medicine that drive us insane.
It’s unfortunate that these gaming-group group-text (which is seriously one of the most qualified, educated, and thought-provoking feeds that only eight people get to access) can’t be more widely shared. But today, we’re going to go over some of those crazy news stories, and why you shouldn’t believe every headline you read.
That’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage:
For those of you who want to read more:
- Sleeping in on weekends may help reduce diabetes risk
- Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota
- Scientists Finally Prove Why Cold Weather Makes You Sick
- Temperature-dependent innate defense against the common cold virus limits viral replication at warm temperature in mouse airway cells
- Popular sleep remedies and hayfever pills ‘increase risk of Alzheimer’s by more than 50%‘
- Cumulative Use of Strong Anticholinergics and Incident Dementia: A Prospective Cohort Study