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One Thing Leads to Another, theatre show for babies, aims to charm infant audiences – Feb. 9, 2016 CBC article

A Feb. 9, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “One Thing Leads to Another, theatre show for babies, aims to charm infant audiences.” The subhead reads: “Babies have ‘a sense of engagement that’s so delightful,’ says show creator.” The opening paragraphs read: “An intimate and interactive new stage production is captivating a very specific audience in […]


Excerpts from: Fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause, cancer and CVC mortality (2014)

I’ve discussed Oyebode O, Gordon-Dseagu V, Walker A, et al. J Epidemiol Community Health 2014;68:856–862 at previous posts. The previous discussions about vegetables can be accessed here. After I began to read the research evidence, for a long time I had the intention of reaching the goal of 7-plus portions of vegetables and fruits (with a […]


CBC list of top health news stories of 2014

A Dec. 28, 2014 CBC article is entitled: “What weight loss, drinking water and pot had in common in 2014.” Below are some highlights from the above-mentioned article, along with updates regarding a range of topics from several sources. The evidence is not necessarily congruent with commonly held understandings. Scientific evidence stands in contrast to […]


Keep your head up. ‘Text Neck’ can wreck your spine.

A Nov. 20, 2014 NPR article is entitled: “Keep Your Head Up: ‘Text Neck’ Takes A Toll On The Spine.” The opening paragraphs read: “Text neck,” the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library […]


The research defies what we’ve been told: How We Learn (2014) and The Handbook of Language Socialization (2014)

I’ve recently had the opportunity to encounter many resources that address how we absorb information. Among the resources is a book entitled How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens (2014). A blurb at the Toronto Public Library website notes: Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) “In the tradition of The […]