Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Social Status Affects Immune Health

Chronic social stress can affect your health:

Who’s Top Monkey? How Social Status Affects Immune Health

Social hierarchies among rhesus macaques give rise to differences in their ability to respond to bacterial and viral invaders

Catherine Caruso | November 24, 2016| Scientific American

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December 15, 2016 Posted by | health, sociology | , , , , | Leave a comment

Eating Snot is healthy

Uhmmm… just read it.

Picking your nose and eating it may be good for you

University of Saskatchewan biochemistry professor ready to start a study

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April 26, 2013 Posted by | evolution, health | , , , | Leave a comment

Price paid for big muscles

Sounds like there are some disadvantages to having a highly muscled body.  Good reminder that there are trade-offs for everything.

From The Economist, August 27, 2009:

Sexual selection in humans

Mr Muscle

The price and privilege of beefcake
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September 30, 2009 Posted by | evolution, health | , , | Leave a comment