As if it wasn't hard enough to eat "healthy" already, now another study has come out today that screams, "Grab a bag of chips instead!"
A new possible link was found between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and pesticides commonly used on fruits and veggies. A team of researchers from Harvard University and the University of Montreal found kids with higher concentrations of pesticides in their urine were more likely to develop ADHD than those kids with low cocentrations.
Sometimes Mother Nature is just cruel to the cutest creatures and sometimes God really does have a sick sense of humor. However, when they work together, they make some pretty entertaining moments out in the wild yonder.
Picture this, a herd of prancing little goats munching their cute way down a mountainside in Tennessee.
The folks at Men's Health magazine must have been boozing it up at work when they wrote their America's Drunkiest CIty list. Boston placed dead last on this top 100 drunkiest list, making us the "Least Drunk" city in the US while Fresno; Reno; Billings, MT; Riverside, CA; and Austin, TX were named the most spirited.
Mango from Saturday Night Live
In our ever-pervasive quest to cure cancer with fruit, the mango has emerged as the latest fruit-script. The National Mango Board, having superfruit envy over the blueberry, acai, and pomegranate, commissioned a number of studies to help find something else super about the mango other than its super-sweet taste.
Does the elusive (or not so elusive) G-spot exist? How are we even questioning such a thing after years of women, screaming from every corner of the world, have made their vote? Well, I guess the disbelievers out there are really trying to ruin all the fun. A recently-published British study, that claims to be the biggest study of its kind, has researchers coming (insert dirty pun here) up short in search of the pleasure center.
This is truly one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen in my life. Cosmo, you've sunk to a new low, reverse cowgirl when your man is sick with the swine flu? I mean....really? Your readers can't wait a week? [On that note, did anyone realize they had a sexual position of the day? Today's was Sexy Sprinkler -- I write this as I literally roll my eyes.
After watching Food Inc. this passed Thanksgiving weekend and becoming horrified at not only the treatment of the animals but the effects it has on humans as well, I realized many of us do not realize where our food is coming from. I'm not going to recap the documentary, though it's well worth your time, I just wanted to give a little extra insight.
Immigrant girls and women will no longer be required to get the HPV vaccine before filing for their green cards, read an article from the Associated Press today. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires a host of vaccines be given to immigrants applying for green card status, however, starting December 14, HPV will no longer be on that list.
A University of Rochester pilot-study reveals exposure of two common phthalates (chemicals found in plastics) while in the womb can be linked to boys playing with more girly toys in preschool, read a press release today. The study only looked at 145 preschool children, but the press release reads that "when the concentrations of two common phthalates in mothers’ prenatal urine are elevated their sons are less likely to play with male-typical toys and games, such as trucks and play fighting."
Giant Jewel (Chlorocypha centripunctata. Photo by Kai Schuette
The latest update of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened
Species™ shows that 17,291 species out of the 47,677 assessed species
are threatened with extinction. Those threatened are 21 percent of ALL known mammal, 30 percent of ALL known amphibians, 12 percent of ALL known birds, 28 percent of
reptiles, 37 percent of freshwater fishes, 70 percent of plants, 35
percent of invertebrates.
Scientists in Ireland have found eating Indian food can help prevent esophageal cancer, pretty much anyway. Cancer cells studied in a laboratory started to die within 24 hours of exposure to curcumin, a chemical in the tumeric spice--widely used in curry dishes to give it that bright yellow color, revealed the Cork Cancer Research Center in Ireland.
Back in 2006, the The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices -- who advises the federal government on immunization policies, advised that the HPV vaccine Gardasil be given to all 11, 12-year-old girls. But now, the same committee is not pushing for the same vaccine to be given to boys. The reason is cost effectiveness, claims the commitee.
A survey of 2,130 physicians across the nation found 63 percent favor a public-private option for patients over a strictly private health care system or public. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine yesterday and was conducted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Just wanted to share a good link with people on how to discuss with a potential partner about a health condition or incurable virus you may have:
Good tips for dropping any kind of bombshell on a guy/girl you are dating.