Life expectancy can increase by up to 10 years following sustained shifts towards healthier diets (Study)

“It was estimated that switching from an unhealthy diet to a longevity diet [less crap, more of the healthy stuff] would increase life expectancy by 8 years in 40-year-olds and by 4 years in 70-year-olds.

Adverse childhood experience is associated with an increased risk of reporting chronic pain in adulthood (Study)

“any direct adverse childhood experience, i.e. childhood sexual, physical, emotional abuse, or neglect alone or combined, increased the risk of reporting chronic pain and pain-related disability in adulthood.”

No easy way to communicate the impacts of climate change (Article)

These folks were testing VR to simulate climate change events, trying to get participants to become more aware of the consequences of climate change. Interestingly, it had the opposite effect on climate change sceptics. But it might have been because the tech used was rudimentary. There goes my virtual reality idea for improving habits.

Omega-3s for fewer post-COVID mental health conditions? 

“In 16,962 patients who received omega-3 PUFAs supplements and 2,248,803 who did not, omega-3 supplementation significantly reduced the risk of developing psychiatric sequelae post-COVID-19 diagnosis”

Obviously, the whole mental health situation is more nuanced and goes beyond just COVID for most people. But omega-3 is still worth looking into.

-J