Hits & Misses – 2008/09/22

How 70-Year-Olds Get to be 90-Year-Olds.  They don’t smoke. They don’t get fat. They control diabetes and high blood pressure. They exercise. [link]

How to Win the War on Superbugs. Stop over-using antibiotics. This also saves money. [link]

Two of Every Five Men have a Philandering Gene.  Men are more likely to be devoted and loyal husbands when they lack a particular variant of a gene, establishing that a DNA swab may be more important than a prenup.  The original study is here [gated, but with abstract].

Bill Clinton

Obama Update.  “If I were designing a system from scratch, I would probably go ahead with a single-payer system.”  Single-payer doesn’t just mean the government pays. As in Canada, it also means that no one else is allowed to pay. [link]

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  1. Joe S. says:

    Who is the woman standing next to Bill?