A surgeon and a biostatistician take on the Wellness Industry (and others).
We also look into the health benefits of being religious and discuss whether mathematics is a natural phenomenon or wholly man-made.
Can you find our in-podcast references to the following songs:
No prizes for finding all four - but seriously, at this point we could float the podcast as a music digest for your dad.
Justin B's article: Blue light and effects on sleep
Justin Z's article: Vegan Babies.
This week we put the vegan diet squarely in the spotlight where it relates to the physical health and neurodevelopment of toddlers. We try to take a balanced reading of the research keeping in mind we (a) don't have babies (b) are reasonably unlikely to have them in the near future and (c) are not vegan or vegetarian.
We also take a hard...
Believe it or not, we actually went to Russia to find out.
Hopefully you’ll forgive the “on-location” sound quality as we discuss the difficulties of conducting and publishing research in Russia.
We also answer the following questions:
What caused the mystery radioactive fog that descended on Europe in 2017?
Can machine learning identify autism in babies from merely analysing eye movements?
How does Burger King possibly have a 4.5 star...
In an experiment that would make most researchers shudder with its methodological flaws, Justin Z and Justin B go head-to-head in a winner-takes-all 50m swim sprint.
We're both in our mid 30s, single and have too much time on our hands. And with content like this its probably staying that way.
Scared of soy?? Us too.
This episode unpacks the man-boob myth and also looks at the effects of soy consumption on pre- and post-menopausal women.
Justin B grabs a strong Aeropress coffee just before the show - clearly his usual frenetic enthusiasm was going to be insufficient for this one. So we make it rain in the first half of the show as we deliver a some long overdue listener shout-outs, investigate the placebo effect, cross-e...
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