TRC #464: Glyphosate In Food? + Average Female & Male Interests Differ? + Is Laughter The Best Medicine?

Pat digs into a listener request about a report that found ‘ALARMING’ amounts of the herbicide glyphosate in food. Next, Darren takes a closer look at the data on whether female and male interests differ, on average. Lastly, Cristina checks the science behind the saying that laughter is the best medicine.

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Glyphosate In Food?

Scientific American: Widely Used Herbicide Linked To Cancer

Report From Food Democracy Now

American Council On Science And Health – Glyphosate O’s

Snopes: Monsanto Suppressing Evidence Of Cancerous Herbicide In Food?

American Council On Science And Health – EPA States Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

National Pesticide Information Center – Glyphosate

Credible Hulk: Glyphosate Toxicity Looking Past The Hyperbole and Sorting Through The Facts

Wikipedia: Glyphosate

Average Female And Male Interests Differ?

Su, Rounds & Armstrong  Men and Things, Women and People: A Meta-Analysis of Sex Differences in Interests

Heterodox Academy

Slate Star Codex – Contra Grant

Laughter The Best Medicine?

Forbes: Six Science Based Reasons Why Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Social Laughter Triggers Endogenous Opioid Release in Humans

Laughter is Good for Your Heart, According to a New UMMC Study

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Effect and Path Analysis of Laughter Therapy on Serotonin, Depression and Quality of Life in Middle-aged Women

Therapeutic Benefits of Laughter in Mental Health: A Theoretical Review

What Are SSRIs?

The neural basis of humour processing

Scientific American: The Science of Laughter–and Why It Also Has a Dark Side

Signs of dementia could include sense of humour getting darker, says study

Dysregulation and Diagnostic Potential of microRNA in Alzheimer’s Disease

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