Widely-Used Food Additive E319 Impairs Immune Responses to Influenza Infection | Medicine, Nutrition | Sci-News.com

A common food additive called tert-butylhydroquinone (E319) suppresses the immune response the body mounts when fighting the flu; it also reduces the effectiveness of the flu vaccine through its effects on T cells, according to new research in mice by Michigan State University scientists.

Source: Widely-Used Food Additive E319 Impairs Immune Responses to Influenza Infection | Medicine, Nutrition | Sci-News.com

Ultra-Time-Efficient Exercise Lowers Blood Pressure, Boosts Brain Function | Medicine | Sci-News.com

A five-minute workout called Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) lowers blood pressure in middle-aged to older adults; it also improves artery function and scores on memory tests, according to new research.

Source: Ultra-Time-Efficient Exercise Lowers Blood Pressure, Boosts Brain Function | Medicine | Sci-News.com

Programmers and Musicians

Why is it like this? I think it’s because if musicians stop practicing, you notice more quickly. If I went to an orchestra rehearsal after a week of not practicing, my fingers would feel sluggish and my lips would hurt. Practicing as a musician is possibly as much about retaining your current skill as it is about improving. But in programming, your skills don’t regress so quickly: practicing is more about just improving your skills. So when we don’t practice, we don’t feel an immediate, negative reward. We just miss out on the better skills we could’ve had.

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Less Pizza, More Yoga: E-Sports Embraces Traditional Training Methods – The New York Times

            <blockquote>The professionalization of e-sports has been accompanied by an increasing adherence to training aids long common in older sports.</blockquote>

Source: Less Pizza, More Yoga: E-Sports Embraces Traditional Training Methods – The New York Times

Not Eating Enough Fruit and Grains Is Worse Than Too Much Meat – Bloomberg

            <blockquote>A bad diet kills more people globally than tobacco, according to research published Wednesday in the Lancet. It concluded that a better diet could potentially prevent one in five deaths globally.</blockquote>

Source: Not Eating Enough Fruit and Grains Is Worse Than Too Much Meat – Bloomberg