A man spent a year eating fish at breakfast, lunch and dinner to improve his health, it didn't work (PBS documentary)

The Fish on My Plate (full documentary) | PBS FRONTLINE: "Best-selling author and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg spends a year eating fish at breakfast, lunch and dinner to help answer the question: “What fish should I eat that’s good for me and good for the planet?”

The Fish on My Plate chronicles Greenberg as he works on his book, The Omega Principle — and consumes over 700 fish meals in hopes of improving his health through a dramatic increase in his Omega-3 levels. As part of his quest to investigate the health of the ocean — and his own — Greenberg spends a year eating seafood for breakfast, lunch and dinner."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8wEMO9aZvw

21 Reason To Go Vegan in 2021

Dr. Neal Barnard shares his top 21 reasons to go vegan in 2021:

Among them is reason #2: "Have a heart. Americans eat one million animals every hour." References for this are below: 

https://animalclock.org 

https://awellfedworld.org/factory-farms/

Heart attacks could be predicted years in advance with a simple X-ray showing Abdominal Aortic Calcification (AAC)

Researchers evaluated the prognostic importance of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) viewed on noninvasive imaging modalities such as X-ray.

Electronic databases (MEDLINE and Embase) were searched until March 2018 and the analysis included 52 studies with a total of 36,000 patients.

However, only studies of patients with chronic kidney disease (57%) and older‐elderly (median age 68 years) had sufficient data to meta‐analyze.

People with any or more advanced AAC had higher risk of cardiovascular events (RR, 1.83), fatal cardiovascular events (RR, 1.85, and all‐cause mortality (RR, 1.98).

Higher‐risk populations, such as the elderly and those with chronic kidney disease with AAC have substantially greater risk of future cardiovascular events and poorer prognosis.

References:

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.120.017205 

https://www.studyfinds.org/heart-attacks-predicted-years-in-advance/

Sore arm and chills after the COVID vaccine? Will Tylenol or NSAIDs such as Motrin or Aleve lower vaccine efficacy?

This is a common question, "I have a sore arm and chills after the COVID vaccine? Will taking Tylenol or NSAIDs such as Motrin or Aleve lower vaccine efficacy?".

The short answer is, no. You can take antipyretic analgesics (Tylenol, and NSAIDs such as Motrin or Aleve), if needed, to control symptoms after a COVID immunization.

Ideally, do not take the medications before the vaccine. You can take them, if needed, after the vaccine.

The details are below.

Antipyretic analgesics (Tylenol, and NSAIDs such as Motrin, Aleve) are widely used to ameliorate vaccine adverse reactions.

Observational studies reporting on antipyretic use around the time of immunization concluded that their use did not affect antibody responses.

Only few randomized clinical trials demonstrated blunted antibody response of unknown clinical significance. This effect has only been noted following primary vaccination with novel antigens (first dose) and disappears following booster immunization (second dose).

As per the CDC, there were no significant differences in antibody levels to influenza vaccine in the children who received fever-reducing medicine vs. placebo. The results do not suggest any blunting of the immune response to vaccines when fever-reducing medicines are given to children shortly after vaccination.

References:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/ensuringsafety/monitoring/cisa/studies.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5027726/

Artificial intelligence in radiology and neurology

This DW documentary examines to "the hot spots of artificial intelligence (AI) research in Europe, the USA and China, and looks at the revolutionary developments which are currently taking place.

The rapid growth of AI offers many opportunities, but also many dangers. One big problem is AI’s capacity for widespread surveillance. The Chinese city of Rongcheng is already using an AI-supported 'social credit system' to monitor and assess its citizens. Does AI pose a danger to our personal freedoms or democracy? Which decisions can we leave to the algorithms - and which do we want to? And what are AI’s social implications?" A documentary by Tilman Wolff und Ranga Yogeshwar 

The info on artificial intelligence in radiology and neurology starts at minute 4: