Could inflammation cause depression? Researchers: Depression May Be a Physical Illness Linked to Inflammation Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think inflammation throughout the entire body (triggered by an overactive immune system) may be the root cause of the problem. Widespread inflammation, they posit, could be… Continue reading Inflamed Depression
Christian school with fitness trackers – what could go wrong?
File this one in your crazy bucket….. http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/04/christian-college-says-mandatory-fitbits-won-t-track-sex/ Can a Fitbit distinguish between cross-fit and carnal knowledge? It doesn’t matter, says Oral Roberts University (ORU) officials, because they won’t be scanning data for signs of student coitus anyway. The school now requires that all of its incoming students use (and pay for) Fitbit trackers during… Continue reading Christian school with fitness trackers – what could go wrong?
Crowdsourced depression treatments
I never knew about this website; http://curetogether.com/ About CureTogether Imagine patients around the world coming together to share quantitative information on over 500 medical conditions. They talk about sensitive symptoms and compare which treatments work best for them. They track their health. New research discoveries are made based on the patient-contributed data. This is happening… Continue reading Crowdsourced depression treatments
2016 – Quantified Self year
I am interested in actually doing something to change things this year. Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. The past few years I feel I have just been in survival mode, but it seems that if we… Continue reading 2016 – Quantified Self year