2009年01月30日

健康本を読むときには・・・


Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

健康本を読むときには注意したまえ。誤植のせいで死ぬかもしれないから。
(マーク・トウェイン)


Life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed by the desire to change his bed.

人生とは、あらゆる患者がベッドを替えたいという願望にとりつかれている病院である。
( シャルル・ボードレール)

2009年01月28日

コーヒーに認知症の予防効果


Coffee Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
( New York Times )

Drinking coffee may do more than just keep you awake. A new study suggests an intriguing potential link to mental health later in life, as well.

A team of Swedish and Danish researchers tracked coffee consumption in a group of 1,409 middle-age men and women for an average of 21 years. During that time, 61 participants
developed dementia, 48 with Alzheimer’s disease.

After controlling for numerous socioeconomic and health factors, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure, the scientists found that the subjects who had reported drinking three to five cups of coffee daily were 65 percent less likely to have developed dementia, compared with those who drank two cups or less. People who drank more than five cups a day also were at reduced risk of dementia, the researchers said, but there were not enough people in this group to draw statistically significant conclusions.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・dementia 認知症
・track 追跡する、(競技用)トラック
・consumption 消費、摂取
・participant 参加者
・significant 意味のある、重要な


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2009年01月26日

睡眠不足で風邪を引く


Susceptibility to Colds Linked to a Lack of Sleep
( New York Times )

People who got less than seven hours of sleep a night were almost three times more likely than those who slept eight hours or more to get sick after exposure to a cold virus, a new study has found.

Adults who spent a lot of time in bed tossing and turning were even more vulnerable, the researchers reported.

“It’s consistent with anecdotal impressions many people have that when they get a bad night’s sleep, when they worked as students through the night or had small children that hadn’t slept at night, that 36 hours later, they have a cold,” said Dr. Lauderdale, an associate professor of health studies at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

“There is a lot that is not yet understood about sleep and the
inflammatory response," she added. "Lots of pieces of evidence are pointing to there being something there.”


【 まずは準備運動 】

・virus ウイルス
・consistent 一致した、矛盾のない
・inflammatory 炎症性の(名詞:inflammation)


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2009年01月24日

今日、私はみなさんに言う


The higher a monkey climbs, the more you can see of his ass.

サルは高い所に登るほど、お尻が丸見えになる。
(ジョゼフ・ウォーレン・スティルウェル)

※ その心は・・・地位が上がるほど、下半身のガードに注意しなければならない、ということのようです。オバマさんもご用心。


Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met.

今日、私はみなさんに言う。我々が直面している困難は現実のものだ。深刻で数も多い。たやすく、短期間に克服できるものでもない。だが、アメリカよ、それはかならず克服できるのだ。
(バラク・オバマ大統領、就任演説より)

2009年01月22日

オバマ大統領


President Obama
( New York Times )

There was no shortage of powerful imagery on Barack Obama’s
Inauguration Day, starting with the confident man who defied all political conventions -- that he was too young, too inexperienced, too black or not black enough -- to stand on the steps of the Capitol and take the oath of office in a city and a country that are still racially divided in many shameful ways.

And there was the crowd that for a day, and we hope much longer, defied those divisions. By the hundreds of thousands they came from every part of a nation that has rarely been in such peril and yet is so optimistic about its new leader.

In his Inaugural Address, President Obama gave them the clarity and the respect for which all Americans have hungered. In about 20 minutes, he swept away eight years of President George Bush’s false choices and failed policies and promised to recommit to America’s most cherished ideals.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・inauguration 就任(式)
・the Capitol(Capitol Hill) 米連邦議会議事堂(換喩語)
・peril 危険、危難
・clarity 透明、明快さ
・hunger 飢える、渇望する
・sweep 掃く、払う


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