Tag Archives: Science

Dopamine fasting: Misunderstanding science spawns a maladaptive fad

The dopamine fast, created by California psychiatrist Dr. Cameron Sepah, has very little to do with either fasting or dopamine. As Sepah told the New York Times, “Dopamine is just a mechanism that explains how addictions can become reinforced, and makes for a catchy title. The title’s not to be taken literally.” Unfortunately, with such… Read More »

Anti-hepatitis medicine surprises: New effective treatment of hep C not only combats the virus, but is also effective against complications – Science Daily

Hepatitis C is a serious disease, but the biggest threat to someone’s health is not the virus itself. Rather, it is the diseases that can result from it such as reduced liver functioning, scar tissue in the liver and potentially cirrhosis. A new study shows that the antiviral treatment which has been used to fight… Read More »

The science behind a food forest

A kitchen garden in Garran is a place of edible and ornamental interest. Dr Jenean Spencer had a science degree from Sydney University majoring in botany and microbiology but followed the latter for her Masters and PhD in applied epidemiology at the ANU. She was offered a job in the Department of Health and, a… Read More »

The dubious science behind Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s $5K anti-radiation ‘tinfoil tent’

Jack Dorsey — Twitter CEO and aficionado of dubious “wellness” trends — has revealed he likes to sit in a US$ 5,499 tent in his garage. The “Faraday sauna” is made of steel-infused “grounding fabric” designed to block electromagnetic fields (EMF). Dorsey claimed on a recent podcast that his regular 30-minute retreats into the sauna… Read More »