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Coal smoke and pesticides bad for babies

Written by The Sarcasmist on July 18, 2011 | Comments (3)

A Chinese study has revealed that the exposure of pregnant women to coal smoke and pesticides makes it four times more likely that they will give birth to babies with serious birth defects. The researchers looked at the placenta of newborn babies and aborted fetuses that had brain and spinal cord defects and found that ... Read More

Use a bigger fork. Eat Less.

Written by The Sarcasmist on July 15, 2011 | Comments (3)

The study, to be published in the upcoming print edition of the Journal of Consumer Research, contends that those who used a large fork ate less than people who used smaller utensils. The study was conducted in Italy by University of Utah researchers Arul Mishra, Himanshu Mishra, and Tamara M. Masters. The researchers used two ... Read More

India sees hope for cataract sufferers

Written by The Sarcasmist on July 14, 2011 | Comments (2)

New research, from India, shows that those with very low vitamin C intake may have an increased risk of developing cataracts. The study evaluated more than 5600 adults, aged 60 and above, for cataracts. The results showed that those with the highest levels of vitamin C (compared to those with the lowest from the group) ... Read More

State to take fat kids away from parents?

Written by The Sarcasmist on July 13, 2011 | Comments (17)

Two doctors are arguing that states should have the right to take severely obese children away from their parents. This recommendation came through an editorial published today. “State intervention may serve the best interests of many children with life-threatening obesity, comprising the only realistic way to control harmful behaviors,” wrote Lindsey Murtagh of the Harvard ... Read More

Super-gonorrhea found!

Written by The Sarcasmist on July 11, 2011 | Comments (1)

For those of you who like to live on the edge and were starting to worry that the global war on AIDS was too successful, and was starting to disrupt your thrill-seeking, There is great news. Scientists in Japan have discovered a “superbug” strain of gonorrhea which is resistant to all antibiotics. The researchers say ... Read More

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