In todays show, the media's interest in brain surgery under hypnosis is highlighted. We also explore the UK Governments new recommended drinking levels before looking at the link between alcohol and stress on weight.
Papers referred to in the show: Hypnosedation and brain surgery Zemmoura, I., Fournier, E., El-Hage, W., Jolly, V., Destrieux, C., & Velut, S. (2016). Hypnosis for Awake Surgery of Low-grade Gliomas: Description of the Method and Psychological Assessment. Neurosurgery, 78(1), 53-61.
Betatropin, stress and weight gain Zhang, Y., Li, S., Donelan, W., Xie, C., Wang, H., Wu, Q., ... & Yang, L. J. (2016). Angiopoietin-like protein 8 (betatrophin) is a stress-response protein that down-regulates expression of adipocyte triglyceride lipase. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, 1861(2), 130-137.