Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Interhemispheric interactions appear different (better) in mathematically gifted kids. Implications for learning??
Atypical antipsychotics seem to be better at stemming violent behavior than traditional AP's. No real discussion of possible mechanisms....I'll have to keep my eye out on that.
Some have been crowing for some time about soy being a great health panacea. This BBC article claims that there is evidence that soy helps prevent baldness and cancer. Both claims make sense: soy is known to be somewhat estrogenic, which means it will likely block DHT, which is implicated in both conditions. However, that doesn't mean things will work out that way. That Japanese men have lower prostate cancer levels is interesting, but there are so many other things that Japanese men do differently (eat more fish, certain other foods, etc.) that this might be hard to isolate.