Author: Art Jahnke

Study: Books Make Us As Happy As Life Itself

Study: Books Make Us As Happy As Life Itself

There’s life, and there’s art that imitates life, and then there are studies about which of the two makes us happier. One such project comes out of the psychology department of San Francisco State University, where researchers asked consumers about a recent purchase and how happy that purchase made them. […]

Eating Well Health

Should Large Sodas Be Banned?

To halt the continuing and medically expensive march of obesity, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken a step that other politicians are afraid to even mention: he has proposed a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. The […]


Man, Woman, Sexual Dissatisfaction: A Survey

Most people assume that men in long-term relationships want more sex than they get; and most people are right. What they’re wrong about is the assumption that women in long-term relationships want less sex than they get. In fact, they want more too. What’s going on here? Tara Parker-Pope reports […]


Study: Marijuana Effective Treatment for Chronic Pain

Don’t bogart that joint. Pass it over to someone who lives with chronic neuropathic pain. That’s the advice from researchers at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University, who conducted a randomized controlled trial to investigate the analgesic effect of inhaled cannabis in 21 people with chronic neuropathic pain. […]


Nearly 5 Percent of Boomers Still Dopers

A good number of those who were schooled in the sixties and seventies have been slow, to be polite, to jump on the Just Say No wagon, according federally funded research conducted by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Treatment and Research at the University of Miami Miller School […]


Why Do Muscles Twitch After a Workout?

Why do muscles twitch after a workout? The short answer, according to the LA Times, is lots of reasons. Want more specifics? The Times puts the question to Dr. John Su, a sports medicine physician at UCLA, who says twitching could be caused by insufficient energy in the muscles. According […]


Why Steroids Weaken Bones

For years, doctors have known that steroids, such as cortisone, can leave bones weaker than they found them. Now they know why. The America Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) reports that scientists have long suspected that steroids interfere with the process of bone remodeling, in which cells called […]