Here is the weekend mashup, a collections of articles from the week that won’t get a post of their own. Lot’s of interesting tidbits within.
First up, a new ligament of the knee, not actually newly discovered since it was mentioned as far back at 1879, but it is now codified as the anterolateral ligament.
I can’t get enough information on my obsession with sleep so here is a new study about Sleep’s Effects On Your Immune System. It explores circadian rhythyms and the daily cycles of light and dark.
I am a huge fan of counter-intuitive thinking and this one is right up my alley. I have always thought that the classic RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) protocal didn’t make sense to me though I have always suggested icing for acute injury as someone in this post is quoted as agreeing. But the author of the post doesn’t even see this as valid and offers some reasons why.
Here’s an article, 97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure, I mostly find interesting because of its mention of Weston A. Price who I am a huge fan of. It posits that 97% of terminal cancer patients have had root canals performed on their teeth and seeks to make a correlation. I’m not sure if it is true simply because almost everyone I know has had a root canal so the chances are high… But again there is a lot of info about Dr. Price, who the author refers to as the worlds greatest dentist.
And finally, a New Yorker article on the interconnectedness of everything in the body. The article is concerned with the tweny year study of osteocalcin, a protein found within the bones, by French geneticist Gerard Karsenty. Karsenty posits in a new study that bone plays a direct role in memory and mood.