Currently Creasing: Week of July 22
Here’s what our team has for you to bookmark & read this week
It May Be Possible to Counter Some of the Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: Despite the recent failure of Biogen, researchers reported encouraging results from studies of non-drug approaches.
Black women are five times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Why? We know that the U.S. has an abominably high maternal mortality rate for Black womxn. This feature The UK has a rising maternal mortality rate for black women. What needs to change?
Some Parents Are Feeding Parasites to Their Kids With Autism: Evidence connecting the condition to the human microbiome is growing stronger. Could swallowing tapeworms really help?
The Daily Idea: We love this short story series on curious explorations including “Why do some people eat the same thing every day?” or “The Case for Locking Up Your Phone”
Decolonizing Fashion: Defying the “White Man's Gaze”
Nutrition Science Is Broken. This New Egg Study Shows Why: At turns lauded and vilified, the humble egg is an example of everything wrong with nutrition studies.
Samin Nosrat’s 10 Essential Persian Recipes: The author of “Salt Fat Acid Heat” and star of the related Netflix show may be on a hiatus from her New York Times column, but she’s left us with definitive Persian dishes.
The book pick of the week is this one, which investigates our common questions on the body such as “Does caffeine make me live longer?,” “Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer?,” “How much sleep do I actually need?,” and “Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin?”