Scientific American reporter Dina Fine Maron gives a weekly one-minute report on the latest health and medical news. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
Emulsifiers in Food Linked to Obesity in Mice
The common food additives altered mice microbiomes to encourage gut inflammation and overeating. Dina Fine Maron reports
Menopause Symptoms Have Unappreciated Staying Power
Although clinical guidelines assume just two years for hot flashes and night sweats, a large study finds a median symptom duration of more than three times that length. Dina Fine Maron reports
Wearable Step Counters Offer Exercise Leg Up
High-tech pedometers do a decent job of counting steps accurately. Dina Fine Maron reports.
Millions Risk Alcohol–Medication Interactions
Some 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink have been prescribed a drug that may interact negatively with alcohol. Dina Fine Maron reports
Life Extension May Add Just Bad Time
Strains of the lab workhorse roundworm C. elegans that lived longer added more time being frail and had the same portion of their lives being healthy as normal worms. The work has implications for life-extension ideas such as caloric restriction. Dina Fine Maron reports
6 Steps to Women’s Heart Health
Researchers tracked 70,000 for decades to find lifestyle clues for better cardiovascular condition. Dina Fine Maron reports
Interesting bites of information
This podcast provides interesting bites of information. I wish it were not two volume clicks louder than all other podcasts.
Even if you are trained in science, these are great tid bits to keep your mind fresh. Great for kids
I have been getting 8006 errors while trying to download any of the 60-whatever podcasts for the past couple weeks. Can this be fixed?