Bad Patient

Ep. 14: Boosting Memory, Science Resolutions, Pot-Smokin' Mamas, Fatigue

December 29, 2017
Bad Patient
Ep. 14: Boosting Memory, Science Resolutions, Pot-Smokin' Mamas, Fatigue
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Bad Patient
Ep. 14: Boosting Memory, Science Resolutions, Pot-Smokin' Mamas, Fatigue
Dec 29, 2017
Bad Patient
New recommendations for older people with mild cognitive impairment; science gets misquoted; not much support for expectant mothers who smoke pot; and a plethora of problems caused by fatigue (and bad journalism).
Show Notes

The American Academy of Neurology needed to update their recommendations for people with mild cognitive impairment. Lacking the research resources to do so they went ahead and made something up. SCIENCE says you should only do this one thing as a New Year's Resolution. Unfortunately, science was badly misrepresented--and a journalist missed an opportunity to talk about intuitive eating and the stigma of obesity. Mothers-to-be are smoking more pot than ever before (not a lot of research on that, either). And we learn that fatigue can be a symptom of nearly every illness, as well as the source of some great click-bait headlines.

This week's health news:

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-exercise-mild-cognitive-impairment-20171228-story.html

https://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/healthiest-new-years-resolution

http://www.newsweek.com/marijuana-use-while-pregnant-safe-heres-what-we-know-so-far-762357

https://www.bustle.com/p/9-diseases-that-might-show-up-as-fatigue-7564119