Daniel Lemire is a computer science professor at the Data Science Laboratory of the Université du Québec (TÉLUQ) in Montreal. His research is focused on software performance and data engineering. He is a techno-optimist and a free-speech advocate.
Rausch et al. report that the latest generation of college students favours emotional well-being, and is less interested in academic rigor.
But female and male students differ in what they favour. Males tend to value academic freedom, while females value emotional well-being.
Switching away from sugar-sweetened beverage to water or unsweetened beverage had little effect over a twelve-week period. However, switching to water had a significant effect in that it reduce how much people sought sugar. I have switched my own diet away from sugar many years ago, and I find sugar in coffee offensive. This may be surprising to some but sugar is an acquired taste.
The rate at which people die of a heart attack has fallen massively: Researchers found the overall rate of death from heart attack, adjusted for age, fell from about 87 deaths per 100,000 people in 1999 to about 38 deaths per 100,000 people in 2020. (source) Unfortunately, there was a setback during the pandemic era.